The Baratza Forté AP (All Purpose grinder) is a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for ALL brew methods.
Designed as a commercial solution for low-volume cafes or the ultimate home setup, the Forté AP is a rock-solid espresso grinder with high-capacity and feature-density. Operated by a touch screen, the Forte AP has two grind modes: by time and by weight. Each of those modes carries three presets and a manual option, giving you plenty of ways to conveniently switch from one dose to another. Grind by weight on the Forté does not work with the included portafilter holder accessory, though in exchange you get convenient coffee delivery into a portafilter as well as reduced mess thanks to a funnel which guides coffee grounds into the basket. This grinder is a great choice for highly consistent espresso at home, although it’s better suited to commercial use.
If you have dreams of opening a coffee shop, the Forté AP can help make those dreams come true. Its small footprint, multifunction touch screen, high daily capacity (2.5kgs per day with a 300g Hopper) and sturdy grind size adjustments make the Forté AP a great choice for low-volume espresso in the café like decaf or single-origin offerings. It is built with 54mm flat ceramic burrs, engineered to produce an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from espresso to French Press. Included with every Forté are a shut-off hopper, a burr removal tool for easy cleaning, and a simple burr calibration tool for quick QC calibration. “Pillowy grinds and pillow talk – this grinder will wake you up in the morning and keep you up all night.” – Sprudge: “2013 Sexiest Coffee Grinder Alive”