Baratza Forte AP All Purpose Grinder - Ceramic Burr

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  • – Stepped Macro- and Micro-adjustments
  • – Ceramic Flat Burrs
  • – Weight-based Dosing
  • – Metal Case

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Named best commercial product at SCAA 2013, the Baratza Forte AP Grinder deftly transitions from coarser drip grinds to fine espresso grinds with precision. The Forte AP offers an upgraded motor with 70% more power and an improved touch screen display, all housed in a sleek metal case. And, with 10 macro settings and 26 micro settings, the Forte ensures you can dial in even the most finicky of shots.

This commercial grade machine is perfect for the coffee enthusiast or cafe that can't commit to just one prep. From espresso to pour overs, with the option to grind into a container or use the portaholder, the Forte AP has all your caffeine desires covered.

Features and Functionality

  • 54mm Ceramic Flat Burrs - These burrs are built to last. Ceramic burrs have a longer shelf life than metal burrs and prevent heat transfer, which can damage a bean's flavor profile.
  • Weight Based Dosing - Set the weight of your desired ground coffee to more or less than 0.2g and the Forte AP will weigh the ground coffee while grinding, then stop automatically when it reaches your desired weight.
  • Strong and Silent Motor - The high-torque motor is 70% more powerful than the Vario's while rotating more slowly to prevent heat transfer to the grounds. The circuitry is equipped with an automatic reset thermal switch.
  • Backlit Screen - The touch LCD display is easy to read and intuitive to program.
  • Programming - Features three, user-programmable settings based on weight (+/- .1 gram) or time (+/- .1 sec).
  • Portafilter Holder - This model comes equipped with a portafilter holder for hands free grinding. The Forte AP also includes an 8 oz grounds bin.
  • Commercial-Grade Juice - A new DC motor with 70% more power than the Vario-W stands up to the toughest commercial environments.
  • Stopper Hopper Standard - Swap out beans seamlessly and with no mess using the removable hopper. Add extensions to attain your desired hopper volume.
  • Portaholder Included - Use the portafilter holder for hands-free grinding.
  • Too Much Goodness - A score of grinding options can equal frustration when changing grinds for a new batch of beans.
How Does it Compare? The Forte is Baratza's beefiest grinder to date - 230 programmable settings, built-in dosing by weight or time, and an improved hopper make it a smart choice for cafes and discerning home users. Available with flat steel or ceramic burrs.
Tips and Tricks When cleaning the Forte Grinder, we do not recommend turing this grinder upside down to knock out loose grinds. Turning the Forte grinder upside down may upset the calibration, resulting in a broken grinder.
Suitable Applications Coffee Press, Drip Coffee, Espresso, Fine Drip / Pour Over


Model Number Forte - Ceramic Burr
Manufacturer Baratza
Width 5.5 inches
Depth 5.0 inches
Height 14.2 inches with hopper
Product Weight (lbs.) 13.0000
Watts 240W
Volts 110V
RPM of Burrs 1950
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Bean Hopper Capacity 10 oz.
Dosing Options Programmable Dosing Functionality
Grinder Style Burr - Flat Ceramic
Burr Diameter 54 mm
Anti-Static Coating Yes
Timer or On/Off Switch Both Timer & On/Off Switch
Material Metal and Plastic




Warranty Information

What it Covers: Grinders

Length: 1 Year

Who Supports the Warranty: Baratza

Warranty Contact Information: 877-701-2021

Notes: Baratza has excellent troubleshooting resources on their website. If you're experiencing an issue with your grinder, definitely look here first.

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

Care and Maintenance

Clean burrs on a weekly to bi-weekly basis either with a cleaning brush or a burr grinder-specific cleaning product such as Grindz.

Remove and hand wash the bean hopper and lid with warm water and soap as needed.


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