Forté-AP Coffee Grinder

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The Forté-AP is a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for ALL brew methods for both the home and cafe. The Forté-AP (All Purpose grinder) can grind from coarse for french press to fine for espresso, and any pour over, drip, or Aeropress in between.

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What is it?

The Baratza Forte AP is an all-purpose coffee grinder for home or commercial use with 54mm flat ceramic burrs. It has both time and weight-based dosing systems, dual stepped adjustment, a hands-free portafilter holder, and a grounds bin.

Who is it for?

For the home barista who wants to go straight from perfectly dialed smooth flat burr shots to their favorite Hario V60 recipe with no delay, and with perfect grind consistency across the entire spectrum. Your collection of brew methods is already taking up enough counter space, so you need an all-purpose grinder, but you also want the best the coffee industry has to offer.

Why do we carry it?

The Forte AP is one of our mainstay grinders, and for good reason. It has a permanent place next to the Ratio Eight coffee maker in our kitchen, not just for its superb consistency and speed but also for its ability to conveniently dose coffee by weight, stopping itself precisely at our desired 80-gram dose. It also keeps it close to our favorite espresso machines. Pop in the sturdy steel portafilter holder, flip the levers to 2E, hit the 5.7 second grind time button, and you’re now just 30 seconds away from an equally delicious espresso. The experience and quality offered by this grinder just can’t be understated, but it’s also easy to clean and proficient at single dosing. You can’t really ask for more in one coffee grinder.


  • 54mm flat ceramic burr
  • Accurate grind for any style of coffee
  • Weight and time-based grinding system
  • Weighs to within +/- 0.2 g while grinding
  • Heavy duty porta-holder
  • LCD touch-screen user interface
  • Three programmable buttons
  • 10 macro/26 micro for 260 steps of fine tuning adjustment
  • Removable hopper with bean shutoff for easy bean swap out
  • Powerful, high torque DC motor
  • All metal grinding chamber and metal enclosure
  • Designed by Baratza in Seattle
  • Warranty: 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first


  • Height: 14.25"
  • Width: 5.25"
  • Depth: 7"
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Power: 240W
  • Burr Speed: 1950 RPM
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 10 oz
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 8 oz
  • Grind speed: 2.1 g/sec (espresso) and 3.5g/sec (press pot)
  • Grind range: 230 to 1150 microns


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Baratza prides itself on being the best grinder for the money, and the reviews certainly speak for themselves. Their coffee and espresso grinders consistently punch above their weight, even when compared to grinders twice as expensive. Ease of use, serviceability, and incredible grind consistency are all hallmarks of the Baratza grinder line.

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Doserless grinders dispense coffee directly into the portafilter. When combined with a grind timer, this design improves coffee freshness, consistency and minimizes waste.

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Programmable Settings

Programmable Settings

These grinders can eliminate the variable of how much coffee is ground by controlling grind time or grind weight. For espresso, once grind volume is set, simply adjust the grind gradually finer or coarser to create that perfect espresso shot.

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Step Adjustment

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Step Adjustment

Step Adjustment

Stepped adjustment is incremental with defined “clicks” to indicate changes. The size of the grind adjustment depends on the model, but some models offer nearly infinite adjustment for fine tuning espresso shots, while some offer easier all-purpose adjustment between drip coffee, French press, etc.

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