Author: Alexander Choppin

Pay it Forward – Your Old Grinder Can Keep Going

At Baratza, we believe in repair over replacement – you shouldn’t have to buy a new grinder just because your current one broke – Don’t Dump it – Fix it! Sometimes your grinder works well, but you find that as you progress along your coffee journey, yo…

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How to Brew Coffee for a Group

If you’re hosting folks in your home, and want to provide a great coffee experience for your guests, it can be a – you’re switching from your usual single cup to brewing for many people at one time! An automatic maker is good to have, and manual brewin…

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When Should I Replace My Burrs?

Let’s say you own a Baratza grinder. You’ve had it for a few years now and you’ve been enjoying fresh ground coffee on demand. When you boil it all down, a coffee grinder is just a machine that turns burrs. Machines need to work over long periods of ti…

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How to Make Espresso for a Group

Anybody can throw on a pot of brew, sure, but in order to really impress your guests, fresh-pulled espresso is the way to go! You’re probably thinking: “I don’t run a coffee shop! How am I going to make espresso for this huge group using only the coffe…

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How to Make Sense of Flavor in Espresso

You’ve learned about flavor notes. And you know what typical flavors to expect out of different coffees. Now, it’s time to put that learning into action! When you’re making espresso, you’re going to taste a lot of different flavors. It’s important to k…

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Grind by Weight

Grind By Weight

It’s important to know how to control the amount of coffee you grind – by volume, time or weight. We cover these three big methods here, but long-story-short the very best of those is to grind coffee by weight. “Grind-by-weight” is the term we use to d…

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Encore and GB2.0

Encore Upgrade – GB2.0

It’s an open secret that the Encore can hold the advanced cone burr from the Virtuoso+, called the M2 burr. We aren’t afraid to let folks know about this compatibility because there are plenty of folks who want a straightforward machine like the Encore…

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