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Category: Baratza Stories

Exciting new change in ownership at Baratza!

  October 1, 2020 by Kyra Kennedy Kyle Anderson and I co-founded Baratza 21 years ago. It’s been an amazing adventure to build the company to its current position in the global specialty coffee market.  Over two decades later, the time has now com…

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20 years on the Grind!

Bellevue, WA (March 28, 2019) Baratza was born in 1999, through the inspiration and drive of Kyra Kennedy and Kyle Anderson, from Kyle’s home in Bellevue, WA. For the past 20 years we have been building affordable and reliable precision burr grinders t…

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Baratza Stories – Honor Forte

Loving to tell the story. This story is from a coffee pro. Honor Forte is the Director of Sales at Olympia Coffee, a well-respected coffee roasting company out of Olympia, Washington – very close to our very own home. Honor has been in the coffee indus…

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Baratza Stories – Parke Cotrell

The strong Bolivian wake up juice. This story is from one of our customers. You may have heard of Parke Cotrell, and if you haven’t, you should. Parke is the bassist for an American indie rock band – Colony House. Parke enjoys his coffee on the road as…

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Baratza Stories – Alexandra LittleJohn

Working where your friends hang out. This Baratza Story is a special treat for me to introduce. I met Alexandra (Alex) LittleJohn while working together, and it is so awesome to hear from good ol’ coffee comrades. Alex is the Director of Wholesale Oper…

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Baratza Stories – Alex Choppin

Just a blueberry explosion. This one is from the house. The Support & Coffee Specialist,  Alex Choppin shares a little more about his coffee journey. We interviewed Alex a little over a year ago when he was preparing to compete in the qualifiers fo…

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Baratza Stories – Jeff Camp

From Chemistry to Passion Jeff  is a student currently living in Chicago. In the past, he has competed and brushed elbows with the big leaguers in Coffee Champs. His pursuit for the perfect cup has set him up with a dream of a coffee corner. To him, co…

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Baratza Stories – Todd Goldsworthy

The Coffee Journey of a Brewing Champ Two times US Brewer’s Cup winner, Todd Goldsworthy gave us a little insight into his coffee journey. Todd has been a longtime member of the specialty coffee community. Over the years, he’s acquired valuable experie…

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Baratza Stories – The Other Side

Every day at Baratza we renew our promise to help the world grind fresh coffee for better brewing. It is so cool when we frequently hear great stories about what Baratza means for our users. We keep being humbled by how much significance our products h…

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