Baratza Forte AP All Purpose Grinder

Baratza Forte AP All Purpose Grinder


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Key Features

  • Weight and time-based system
  • Weighs to within +/- 0.1 g while grinding
  • 2.1 g/sec for espresso
  • Automatic and exact dosing
  • 54 mm ceramic flat burrs
  • New bean hopper (10 oz. capacity, bean shut-off)
  • 8 ounce grounds bin capacity
  • Heavy duty porta-holder
  • LCD touch-screen user interface
  • Three programmable buttons
  • Macro and micro adjust for fine tuning
  • Powerful, high torque DC motor
  • Manual button
  • All metal grinding chamber and metal enclosure
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" W x 7" D x 14 1/4" H
  • Weight: 13 lbs.

Baratza has fantastically outdone themselves on their commercial Forte AP All Purpose Grinder. Powerful yet compact, this grinder, structured with metal, comes with a modern, stunning stainless steel exterior. The contemporary appearance of the Forte is enhanced with a larger than life, intuitive LED touchscreen. Included with the machine is a grounds bin if the user prefers to measure grounds by weight as well as a portaholder to accommodate if grinding directly into a portafilter. The Forte is operated with flat 54 mm ceramic blades which facilitate a low-heat environment while providing consistent grounds. Versatility is a key quality this machine offers with its 260 stepped adjustments and the ability to dose by time or weight; this machine is capable of brewing all types of coffee. A feature that sets this machine ahead of the crowd is its ability to convert time to weight instantaneously. This grinder showcases an innovative grinding assembly that allows precise, consistent grinds as well as
offers impressive speed (2.0g/sec for espresso), making it a perfect match for the home user as well as the small commercial user.  


The backlighting of the LED screen is activated with one touch. The touchscreen controls are designed to easily assist the user in programming the perfect brew. The Forte permits the user to dose by time or weight (precise to +/- .2 grams).  The touchscreen is easy to navigate using three programmable dose presets, up or down arrows to increase or decrease dose values, and START/STOP, TARE, MANUAL.


An attractive feature on the Forte is the stepped adjustment system. While a novice user may be overwhelmed with the 200+ grind settings, Baratza has made it brilliantly easy for even the most finicky barista to fine-tune the perfect espresso.


A distinguishing feature on the Forte is the capability of converting weight to time instantaneously. This value is accurate within .5 grams of the set point.


The bean hopper capacity is approximately 300g. If you seek a larger capacity, there is an optional extender that can be added that can carry an addition 250g of beans. To help waylay the excessive loss of beans through the removal of the bean hopper, Baratza has designed a special collar piece that prevents the beans from falling out the bottom when the hopper is removed for bean exchange.


Grinds from coarse to fine with 54mm ceramic flat burrs for reliable, accurate grounds. Built with ceramic to reduce heat transfer from the rotation of the blades to the roast. Average grinding speed is 2.0g/sec for espresso and 3.5 to 3.7g/sec for press pot.  Grinding range is 230 to 1150 microns.


Your Forte will arrive pre-calibrated straight from the factory, but re-calibration could not be any easier using the special calibration tool that comes with the machine.


Your Forte will arrive with a cast zinc tool that allows for easy removal of the burrs for cleaning or maintenance purposes. 

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Returns Policy
We have a 60 day return policy (Starting November 24th, 2017) on espresso machines and grinders designed for home use (exceptions below). If you return within 30 days, you get a full refund minus shipping costs. If you return after 30 days, you get a store credit. Unlike our competitors – this is a 60 day trial period. Most competitors only allow 30 day returns if the product hasn’t been used. Many competitors will also charge expensive restocking fees if you read the fine print. The customer will receive a refund if the item is returned in like new condition, with all accessories that came with it, with all original, undamaged packaging, clean and packaged according to the specifications we provide. If the product is returned in this condition you will receive a full refund (or store credit if over 30 days) minus all shipping costs. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee as outlined in our terms and conditions if the product is not returned as specified above.

There are the following exceptions to the 60 day return period: La Cimbali Junior Casa, Vesuvius by Ambient, Quick Mill Andreja Profiles, Vibiemme Double Domobar V4, Rocket R60, Rancilio Epoca, parts, accessories and all products listed under the commercial business section, here For these exceptions all sales are final. See our terms and conditions for additional details.

Free shipping with most orders - you must be located in the lower 48 continuous states and there is a minimum order amount of $29. An exception to this is commercial espresso machines and espresso machines that require shipment on a pallet via Less Than a Truckload. This is sometimes included free, but contact us for details.

In stock items that ship via UPS usually ship within 1 to 2 business days. Heavier products such as commercial espresso machines are shipped via freight truck strapped to a pallet and it generally takes 1 to 3 business days to benchtest and arrange shipment. Transit times depend on the distance being shipped, but this map provides a general idea of shipment times in business days for items shipped via UPS. Freight truck shipment usually takes 3 to 8 business days depending on distance.

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PLEASE NOTE: Most machines and grinders are inspected for damage after being shipped from overseas. This means most boxes will have signs of being opened even though they are brand new products. This is done to ensure that the equipment made the international shipment in good condition and working order.

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT NOTE: Most commercial equipment ships on a pallet and has to be bench tested prior to shipment. For this reason, commercial equipment usually ships out three to five business days after the order is received. Some commercial equipment is also special order and/or has limited availability, so please check with us prior to placing an order. Check terms and conditions page for terms relating to commercial equipment.