Baratza Forte- AP Coffee Grinder


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The Fort-AP is a compact, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for ALL brew methods. The Fort-AP incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including: all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment. The Fort-AP offers the ability to grind by time, for espresso dosing, or by weight. Coffee professionals find the FortAP to be a versatile grinder for many situations as a small restaurant and office espresso/brew grinder, as a Roaster demo grinder for wholesale tasting, or being a dedicated grinder for decaf or single origin in a caf.

The FortAP allows you to dose by weight or time. Baratza's signature dose-by-weight is accurate to plus or minus .2 grams. 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.

A unique feature of the FortAP is the ability to convert a weight preset into a timed value that is accurate within plus or minus .5 grams of the set point. This allows for weight oriented dosing for espresso.

This durable workhorse uses a 54mm flat ceramic burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from espresso to press pot. The design includes a grinding assembly with a threaded burr holder which screws firmly into an all metal grinding chamber for a more accurate grind. A larger gear to belt ratio, combined with a more efficient DC motor increases the speed of grind and duty cycle. Grinds at an average of 2.0g/sec for espresso and 3.5 to 3.7g/sec for press pot.

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, plus the new metal detents, enable fine-tuning with ease, dialing in the exact grind for the preferred brew method being used. The range of grind is 230 to 1150 microns.

The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shut-off 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 (all weights are bean density dependent). A hopper extension is available that can add an additional 250g of capacity.

The Fort-AP is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the 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 the Fort.

Hopper extender: An extension that can add 250g of capacity to the existing 300g bean hopper. Several extenders can be added to get to the capacity you need.

Limited Warranty for Fort Grinders is 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor run time, whichever comes first.

Type: Grinders

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