Baratza Forte Grinder Product User Manuals & Instructions PDF

Whether you're a coffee enthusiast seeking the perfect grind for your daily brew, or a professional barista aiming to elevate your espresso game, the Baratza Forte Grinder is engineered to deliver utmost consistency, enhancing the flavor profile of your coffee.

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Initial Operation

  • Place the Forté grinder on a level surface. With the hopper lid in place, mount the hopper on the grinder housing by lining up the two small tabs at the base of the hopper with the two slots inside the collar on the top of the grinder. The Hopper Guard Open/Closed lever is oriented toward the back of the grinder.
  • Turn the hopper clockwise until the back tab lines up with the small notch in the colar. There will be a destinct increase in friction as the hopper locks in place. Insert the power plug into an AC outlet. Pour the desired quantity of roasted, whole coffee beans into the hopper. Replace the lid and turn the Hopper Guard counter-clockwise to the OPEN position. Center the ground coffee bin in front of the grinder and slide it in onto the load cell platform. Press WEIGHT, then press TARE. The display should now read 00.0. Press button 1, then press START.

Setting the Macro and Micro Grind Adjustment


  • Partially ground coffee beans may remain between the burrs when the grinder is turned off. When making ANY grind adjustment the grinder must be running. After a macro or micro adjustment is made, allow 5 grams of coffee to pass through the grinder to receive the desired grind.
  • Move the Macro lever (right side) up or down to the desired grind size. Set the Micro adjustment lever (left side) to the middle of the scale.
  • Grind a small amount of coffee into the bin by pressing WEIGHT, then M (manual), and then the START button. Press STOP after 5 grams of coffee have been ground. Check the particle size. If the particle size is close to what you desire, use the Micro lever to fine tune the grind size. If the particle size needs a big change, then adjust the Macro lever to a new position.
  • The full range on the Micro scale is equal to one “click” or position change on the Macro scale. When both levers are moved UP, it produces a smaller particle size and when both levers are moved DOWN it produces a larger particle size. The actual grind size for a particular setting will vary depending on many factors including; the degree of roast (light vs. dark), freshness, humidity, the type of bean, and bean oil content. With use you will become accustomed to determining the correct settings for various beans, taste, and brewing styles.


Few companies can balance quality and affordability quite like Baratza. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Baratza continues to improve and innovate while also leading the industry in customer focus and support. Baratza’s catalog of grinders includes everything from simple, efficient drip coffee grinders all the way up to precise and powerful per-shot espresso grinders. Featuring technology like grind to weight and a range of burr sizes and styles, there’s a Baratza for everyone.

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