Category: Innovation

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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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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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

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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Tasting Flavor Notes in Coffee

You’re at your favorite local coffee roaster, looking for a bag of beans to take home. The array of labels can be confusing enough, with names of people and places from across the world. But in smaller print, you notice a peculiar list of words. Nectar…

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