The Baratza Forte AP is a top-of-the-line ceramic espresso grinder designed for professional service. Time or weight-based dosing gives the user maximum control over both the output and the workflow, making this machine ideal for a bespoke espresso bar at home or a starring role in a cafe.
The Baratza Forte AP coffee grinder is an excellent espresso grinding solution. It is designed to help develop the best flavors in any coffee, with ten macro size adjustments to easily target fine to coarse and 26 micro-adjustments to fine-tune individual applications. The all-metal construction of the machine stands up to volume and gives adjustments a secure, satisfying feel.
The most crucial part of the Baratza Forte AP is its 54mm flat ceramic burrs, which feature outstanding long-term durability and professional consistency at all sizes. Ceramic burrs grind at a higher speed than steel and produce a full-bodied, traditional character in espresso. The burrs are driven by a high-torque DC motor and specialized gear system that is tuned to reduce heat and noise, resulting in smooth operation and no degradation of flavor. This machine comes with tools that enable the user to easily calibrate the burrs, and remove them for cleaning or maintenance.
A 10oz bean hopper and daily capacity to grind up to five pounds of coffee mean the Baratza Forte AP is a true workhorse. Whether grinding by weight or time, the 6oz grounds bin can accommodate doses of virtually any size for a variety of applications. Slip a portafilter into the holder beneath a chute designed specifically to guide grounds tidily into the basket and use either the manual or time-based dosing functions for a clean and efficient workflow. Selecting the grind and dose parameters is simple, and three programmable presets allow users to switch between dialed-in settings with one touch of the LED-backlit screen.
We love the Baratza Forte AP ceramic grinder because it works hard with no hassle. The beautiful polished steel finish and compact footprint look at home in any setting, and the robust range of premium features are accessible and intuitive to use. Whether chosen as a luxury model for the home or a commercial standby, the Baratza Forte AP’s reliability and style make it a winning foundation for any selection of gear.