Category: Education

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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The Best Tool You Have Is Your Palate

Whether you’ve just embarked upon your coffee journey – or you’re a seasoned pro – you probably have come to the realization that coffee can be… Complicated. The coffee you drink comes from a plant, and a number of factors affect the way that plant gro…

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How to Brew Coffee for a Group

It’s the holiday season, and that means gatherings. Friends, family, coworkers – groups are gathering together for meals and parties, and most of the time coffee is going to be in high demand. If you’re hosting folks in your home, and want to provide a…

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Giving Thanks

We want to take a moment to give thanks to some of our shining lights who work tirelessly to help coffee farming women, youth, and communities. While there are many organizations associated with the broader Specialty Coffee industry doing important wor…

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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 work overtime, right? A car nee…

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How to Make Espresso for a Group

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means gatherings of family and friends who may or may not be looking for some coffee to perk them up after a big meal.  Anybody can throw on a pot of brew, sure, but in order to really impress your…

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Key Gadgets for your Coffee Corner

We grind you brew is more than our tagline, it’s a snapshot of the process to enrich life’s moments with coffee. In between, there are handy little tools that can make this process smooth and the final product tastier. Here’s a list of small gadgets fo…

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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

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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