The Baratza Forté is now available in two distinct models. The Forté Brew Grinder (or BG) featured here is designed for batch or manual brewing and includes 54 mm flat steel burrs and an easy-to-access grounds bin.
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The Baratza Forte BG is a weight-based, compact, and commercial-grade grinder, specifically designed for brewing methods that require a coarse to medium grind. The Baratza Forté BG integrates lots of features which align well for commercial operations. These include: a small footprint, metal construction; easy-to-use control panel; and durable macro/micro adjust. Coffee professionals who have used the Vario-W in the cafe setting, note that its weight-based grinding method improved their productivity. In response to the growing demand for this weight-based approach to grinding in the professional environment, Baratza has created the Forté BG.
The Baratza Forte BG uses 54 mm flat steel burrs, that produces a precision grind, and delivers extraordinary cup quality for all types of brew methods. These include espresso, dripped or brewed coffee and press pot. The Baratza Forte BG is a re-designed version of Vario-W inner-workings specifically adapted for commercial use. The Forté BG functional design is comprised of a threaded burr holder grinding assembly which screws securely into an all-metal grind chamber for a more precision grind. With a larger gear-to-belt ratio, along with a more streamlined DC motor, the Forté BG increases the speed and efficiency of duty and grind cycle.
Combining the best of both worlds, the Forté-BG allows the option of dosing by either weight or time. Baratza’s proprietary dose-by-weight is precise to +/- .2g. With a gentle touch of the LED backlit screen, the Forté-BG awakens and is ready for action. The controls, all of which are available on the intuitive touch screen, include 3 programmable dose presets. By using the simple Up or Down arrows, you’re able to increase or decrease dose values; and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP.
The Baratza Forté-BG’s professional-grade 54 mm steel burrs allow for consistent precision grinding, high output and remain sharp for double the time as even the highest quality steel burrs. The expansive range of grind, which is from 230 to 1150 microns, and the lack of fines are evidence of the superior Baratza Forté-BG burrs.
The Baratza Forté-BG provides an all metal macro and micro adjustment for simplified fine tuning. The macro adjustment moves easily from espresso to press with 10 repeatable and distinct settings. An additional micro-adjust allows for even more precise divisions of the ten macro steps, resulting 26 individual settings. All of this, plus the new metal detents, works together to allow you to dial in the precise grind for the perfect cup of coffee.
The Baratza Forté-BG’s hopper will accommodate roughly 300g of whole-bean coffee. An ingenious shutoff feature in the collar permits clean and easy hopper removal when changing out beans. One great feature, especially when using the Forté-BG for grinding Kopi Luwak, is that Bean waste averages a very low 10g. A hopper extension is also available which can add an additional 250g of bean capacity.
Baratza’s industry-leading burr calibration system assures that each or their machines has the full range of grind. The machine is calibrated at the factory, which ensures an accurate grind range. However, it can also be calibrated using a special tool, which comes with the machine.
Easy cleanup is essential when considering a high-end grinder that will get lots of use. The Baratza Forté-BG makes it easy with easily removable burrs, which can be taken out with a cast zinc tool included with your purchase.
The Baratza Forté-BG comes with a Limited Warranty good for 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.