The Forté BG (Brew Grinder) our commercial level grinder, is the go-to for many bars and cafes offering customers a rotating selection of their best coffees on the Slow or Brew Bar.
Winner – Best New Product, Commercial – Specialty Coffee Association Expo, 2013 This is the grinder your barista uses to make those pour-overs you enjoy at the café. Designed as a commercial solution to multi-offering pour-over bars, the Forte BG is a feature-forward, high-capacity, near-bulletproof grinder. If you have dreams of opening a coffee shop, the Forte BG can help make those dreams come true. Its small footprint, multifunction touchscreen, sturdy grind size adjustments, high daily capacity (5lbs per day) and grind-by-weight functionality make the Forte BG the premier choice for a brew bar.
“…an ultra-precise, super-durable beefcake.” – Wired
07/11/22: An updated Forté display is slowly rolling out in production grinders. If you receive one of these, don’t worry! Your display may look different, but will function the same!Where To Buy
The Forté-BG allows you to dose by weight or time. Our signature dose-by-weight is accurate to plus or minus .2 gram. The touch activation awakens your screen with LED backlit technology. The touch screen controls all operations with three programmable dose presets; Up or Down arrows to increase or decrease dose values; and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP. Max programmable dose is 120g.
The Forté-BG grinder comes with 54 mm steel burrs that produce an accurate and consistent grind for a variety of manual and small batch brews. Our steel burrs were specifically designed to reduce the fines, enhancing flavor in the cup. The broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the Forté-BG burrs.
An all-metal macro and micro adjustment system produces a positive feel and secure grind setting. The macro-adjust moves from fine to coarse grinding in 10 distinct and repeatable settings. A secondary micro-adjust further divides each of the 10 macro steps into 26 distinct settings. These steps enable fine-tuning with ease, dialing in the exact grind for the preferred brew method being used.
The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shutoff feature in the collar permits no-mess, no-fuss hopper removal for changing out beans. Bean “waste” (below the stopper) averages a surprisingly low 10g, once the hopper has been shut off.
The Forté-BG is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Forté-BG burrs can be easily re-calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.
Burrs can easily be removed for cleaning using the cast zinc tool that is included with your Forté.
Limited Warranty for Forté Grinders is 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.
(which may be purchased separately)
An extension that can add 275g of capacity to the existing 300g bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.
A solid metal adjustable portafilter holder for grinding directly into a portafilter. Works only with the timing function.
|Speed To Grind||1.2g/sec— 2.4g/sec|
|Burrs||54mm steel burrs by Ditting|
|Bean Hopper Capacity||10oz (300-400g)|
|Grounds Bin Capacity||6oz. (170g)|
|Dimensions WxHxD (cm)||13 / 36 / 18|
|Power Rating|| 100-120VAC 50/60 Hz, 130W |
220-240VAC 50/60 Hz, 130W, class I
|No Load Burr Speed||1950 RPM|
|Designed & Engineered||Seattle WA|
|Manufactured & Assembled||Taiwan|
|Exploded View & Parts List||Download PDF|
|Grinder Comparison Chart||Download PDF|
|Particle Distribution Chart||Coming Soon|
|Steel vs Ceramic Burrs||Download PDF|
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