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  • Baratza Forte Brew Grinder
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  • Baratza Forte Brew Grinder

Baratza Forte Brew Grinder

Available In Stock Product Code: CG-BAR-FORTE-BG

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Baratza Forte Brew Grinder

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The Forte-BG is a compact, weight-based, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for brew methods requiring a medium to coarse grind. The Forte-BG incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment. Coffee professionals have learned, from using the Vario-W in the brew bar setting, that weight-based grinding improved their workflow and efficiency. In response to the Vario-W success and growing demand for this approach to grinding in the commercial environment, we have developed the Forte-BG.



The Forte-BG allows you to dose by weight or time. Our signature dose-by-weight is accurate to plus or minus .2 gram. The touch activation awakens your screen with LED backlit technology. The touch screen controls all operations with three programmable dose presets; Up or Down arrows to increase or decrease dose values; and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP.

The Fort歉-BG grinder comes with 54 mm steel burrs that produce an accurate and consistent grind for a variety of manual and small batch brews. Our steel burrs were specifically designed to reduce the fines, enhancing flavor in the cup. The broad range of grind (500 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Forte-BG burrs.

An all-metal macro and micro adjustment system produces a positive feel and secure grind setting. The macro-adjust moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary micro-adjust further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 26 distinct settings. These steps, plus the new metal detents, enable fine-tuning with ease, dialing in the exact grind for the preferred brew method being used.

The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shutoff feature in the collar permits no-mess, no-fuss hopper removal for changing out beans. Bean 'waste - (below the stopper) averages a surprisingly low 10g, once the hopper has been shut off (all weights are bean density dependent). A hopper extension is available that can add an additional 250g of capacity.

The Forte-BG is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Forte-BG burrs can be easily re-calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.

Burrs can easily be removed for cleaning using the cast zinc tool that is included with your Forte.

Hopper extender: An extension that can add 250g of capacity to the existing 300g bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.

Warranty Information

Warranty: 1 Year of parts and Labour

Who provides the warranty for this product?: iDrinkCoffee.com is an authorized service centre for Baratza.

VIM Eligible: Yes! - This product includes our amazing Very Important Machine Service.  Should your product require service during the warranty period we will pay for the shipping charges to ship the product to us.  We will issue you a prepaid label and arrange for a courier to collect the package.  Your machine will then be repaired by our skilled technicians and returned to you at our cost.  With our VIM program your machine also gets priority service for the repair.  All we ask is that you keep the original packaging material for safe transport.*

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Depth 12.7 cm
Height 36 cm
Weight 6.5 kg, 14 lbs
Width 14 cm
Bean Hopper Capacity 300 g, 0.66 lbs
Bean Hopper Material Smoked Plastic
Best Suited For Drip, Cold Brew, French Press, Pour-Over, Vacuum Siphon
Burr Material Steel
Burr Size 54 mm
Burr Speed 1950 RPM
Burr Type Flat
Colour N/A
Dispensing Method Doserless
Grind Adjustment Stepped
Grind Retention Very Low Retention
Grind Settings 10 macro / 26 micro
Has Portafilter Holder Yes
Made In Designed in Seattle, WA, Manufactured in Taiwan
Manufacturer Baratza
Material Metal
Programmable Yes, Weight and Time Based
Sound Level 83 dB
Type Of Controls Manual and Digital
Volts 110 / 120V
Watts 240 W
Product Code CG-BAR-FORTE-BG


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