Category: Education

Clean Grinder, Clean Cup.

Doing dishes, cleaning the shower, mopping the kitchen – it’s a part of life. Not cleaning your things tends to make them a lot worse, and this is also the case with coffee grinders. Regular cleaning will improve a grinder’s performance and increase it…

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Calibration Station

One of the great things about owning a Baratza burr grinder is the level of adjustability it provides – allowing you to get just the right grind size for your brew. Baratza grinders use burrs, not blades to grind. They determine grind size not by amoun…

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Three Systems of a Grinder

What they are, how they work, and what can go wrong. No grinder is invincible, especially if the unexpected happens and you grind a stone or screw which surreptitiously slipped into your beans. Early in the morning and without coffee, you may be tempte…

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Grind On-Demand – Not in Bulk!

Grinding a whole bag of coffee at once is called “bulk grinding” and it makes a lot of sense if you don’t have regular access to a grinder. It’s why you see those big, messy grinders in the coffee aisle at your local grocery store, always covered in ot…

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STOP! Don’t Dump It – Fix It!

Most small, consumer appliances are designed to wear out, or stop being useful in a very short time. These appliances are difficult and expensive to repair, so consumers are trained to dump and replace. This is often called planned obsolescence, and it…

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Grinding Tips For Your Brew

Setting up your new Baratza grinder, you may notice the wide range of grind settings available. If you’re not a barista competitor, a green coffee buyer, or any kind of coffee professional, you probably don’t know what all those settings are for. The V…

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Grind Size and Extraction: The Basic Approach

Of the Five Important Factors in Brewing Great Coffee at Home, grind size is crucial. It allows for much greater or lesser extraction, and can mean the difference between great cup of coffee and a terrible one. A quick refresher on extraction Extractio…

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