Category: Grinders

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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Our Sustainability Journey

Sustainable. We see that word thrown around everywhere – if something is made of bamboo or can be repurposed as a wind chime someday, companies call it a “sustainable” option. If a café switches to compostable straws, that café can call that a “sustain…

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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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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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Tasting Flavor Notes in Coffee Part 2

After finally getting the taste notes in your last bag of beans, you’re deep down your flavor discovery. You’ve become familiar with the Guatemala you’ve been drinking and you decide to change it up a bit. You pick up a Kenya – citrus sweetness with co…

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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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