Baratza Forte' AP Grinder

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Forte AP vs. Forte BG

These grinders are available in two models: Forte AP and Forte BG. The "AP" stands for all-purpose and comes equipped with a porta filter holder and 54mm ceramic burrs in an espresso-optimized package. On the other hand, "BG" stands for "brew grinder" and comes built with 54mm steel burrs that produce high-clarity filter coffee.

Click below to learn more about the model that best suits your preferences! The Forte' is available in two configurations.

The Forte'-AP (All Purpose grinder) can grind from coarse to fine and comes with a 54mm flat ceramic burr, grounds bin for use when grinding by weight, plus a porta holder for use when grinding directly to your portafilter.

The Fort-BG (Brew Grinder) is designed for manual brewing and comes with a 54mm flat steel burr and a grounds bin

The Forte' AP is a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for ALL brew methods. The Forte' AP incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including: all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment. The Forte' AP offers the ability to grind by time, for espresso dosing. Coffee professionals find the Forte' AP to be a versatile grinder for many situations as a small restaurant and office espresso/brew grinder, as a Roaster demo grinder for wholesale tasting, or being a dedicated grinder for decaf or single origin in a café.

The Forte' AP is a durable workhorse using a 54mm flat ceramic burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from espresso to press pot.

We re-designed the guts of the Vario-W for commercial use.

The Forte' AP design includes a grinding assembly with a threaded burr holder which screws firmly into an all-metal grinding chamber for a more accurate grind. A larger gear to belt ratio, combined with a more efficient DC motor increases the speed of grind and duty cycle.

INTUITIVE INTERFACE The Forte' AP 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 S

TOP. ESPRESSO DOSING A unique feature of the Forta “AP is ceramic burrs with the ability to convert a weight preset into a timed value that is accurate within plus or minus .5 grams of the set point. This allows for weight-oriented dosing for espresso.

BURRS The Fort-AP grinder comes with 54mm ceramic flat burrs for accurate and precise grinding.

The Forte-AP grinds at an average of 2.0g/sec for espresso and 3.5 to 3.7g/sec for press pot. The range of grind is 230 to 1150 microns.

ADUSTMENT/GRIND RANGE 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.

HOPPER 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.

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

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

WARRANTY Limited Warranty for Forte' Grinders is 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.

Accessories: which may be purchased separately

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.

  • 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.
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