Baratza Forte (AP) - Digital Touch Screen LCD Commercial Grade Brew Coffee Grinder
The Whole New Baratza Forte AP (AP - "All Purpose" grinder with Ceramic Burrs). The Forté-AP is a compact size commercial grade burr grinder, dedicated to grinding Beans for Espresso and brewed coffee using fine to coarse grind settings.
Many home users, Coffee Shops and Coffee Roasters have been using the Vario Coffee Grinder and the Vario-W, Baratza's weight-based grinder. In response to the demand to grinding in the commercial environment, Baratza have developed a solid, innovative and multi-functioning grinder that catches the best of both worlds. This Forté-AP grinder comes with ceramic burrs that produce an accurate and precise grind from Fine to Coarse range of grind. The Forté-AP incorporates sought after commercial and home user features such as small footprint, front facing, LCD Touch Screen display and solid quality macro and micro adjustments.
The Forté-AP is designed for use in a manual precise and accurate pre-weigh coffee beans setting to within 0.1 Grams or 0.1 Seconds. The new touch LCD screen allows for repeatable, one- touch coffee grinding. The grinder has an improved all metal grinding chamber and all metal enclosure to enhance the overall strength as required in commercial environment. The design is well functional and up do date, enhanced with 54mm Ceramic flat burrs, high-torque DC motor and heavy duty belt drive transmission - all for better grind quality, consistency and smooth operation.
Features & Benefits:
Brewing Methods: The Forté-AP is exceptional as an All Purpose grinder, it is equipped with ceramic burrs and recommended for both Fine grind for Espresso and Medium to Coarse grind for Brewed Coffee. The Baratza Forte BG is equipped with special steel burrs recommended for use exclusively for brew only coffee methods, Medium to Coarse grind but not for Espresso grind.
Flat Burrs: The Forté-AP’s 54mm ceramic burrs produce accurate and consistent grinding with relatively high throughput. Depending on the actual coffee beans, it should grinds at an average of 1.5g/sec @ 1150 microns with broad range of settings.
Digital Touch Screen LCD Control Panel: Front-mounted with backlit LCD, easy, intuitive and very user friendly. The Forté allows the user to dose by weight or by time. In addition, there is a Manual button to allow for weight or time based grinding in manual one touch operation. 3 programmable touch screen buttons allow to program in the desired weight (+/- 0.1 gram) and the desired time (+/- 0.1 second). Pressing the START button and the Forté-AP will automatically deliver precise ground coffee dosing any time, every time.
Grind Settings: The Forté-AP Coffee Grinder offers macro and micro adjustment for fine-tuning grind level with ease. The "macro" adjust lever shifts from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. The "micro" adjust lever divides each of the 10 macro steps into additional 26 distinct settings. These enable super fine tuning of grind level for the preferred brew method. The Forté-AP has minimal ground coffee retention left in the grinder.
Motor: New and more powerful motor with 70% more torque than the current Vario grinders with double the duty cycle (>50% run time) effortlessly drives the burrs. This motor runs slower and quieter resulting in cool grinding process that permits longer grinding cycles. The grinder is equipped with an automatic reset function triggered by thermal cut off switch that prevent over load. In addition, the pulley and belt drive system has been improved, to handle the additional load.
Coffee Bean Hopper: The Forté-AP grinder comes with Baratza’s new polished ‘Stopper Hopper’, a bean hopper with 20% greater capacity than all other Baratza grinders and an innovative bean shutoff feature. It has a 300g capacity. Beans left below the stopper averages a very low 10g, so its very minimal waist when wanting to change beans for example...
Calibration: The Forté-AP is pre calibrated at the factory for accurate range of grind. Included with the grinder is a special calibration tool for easy re-calibration if and when required.
Warranty: 1 Year by Baratza LLC direct
Instructional Media: Booklet, PDF
Body: Zinc Aluminum
Color: Brushed Aluminum finish
Bean Hopper: 10 oz. (300 g)
Coffee Grounds Container Capacity: 8 oz. (300 g)
Weight: 6.0 kgs
Measurements (W x H x D): 13 x 36 x 18 cm
The burrs are removable for manual cleaning with included special tool. For easier cleaning and better performance, it is recommend to use Urnex Grindz coffee grinder cleaner regularly and to enjoy maximum performance for many years.