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Baratza - Forte BG Brew Grinder #1086

Small and compact, the all new Forte by Baratza is a commercial quality grinder in a compact shell.

Our price CA$1,299.00

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The Forté-BG is a compact, weight-based, commercial grade grinder, dedicated to grinding for brew methods requiring a medium to coarse grind. The Forté-BG incorporates many features that fit well into commercial operations, including: all metal construction; small footprint; intuitive control panel; and solid macro/micro adjustment. Coffee professionals have learned, from using the Vario-W in the brew bar setting, that weight-based grinding improved their workflow and efficiency. In response to the Vario-W success, and growing demand for this approach to grinding in the commercial environment, we have developed the Forté-BG.

The Forté-BG is a durable workhorse using a 54mm flat steel burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from Press Pot to Drip. We re-designed the guts of the Vario-W for commercial use. The Forté-BG 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.




  • Small on size, Big on Performance: The Forte has the performance of a large grinder without the need for all the counter space. Measuring only 5" wide and 7" deep, the Forte will fit on almost any counter. At only 14.5" tall, it also fits under all overhead cupboards. All function are controlled from the front, so walls or equipment directly beside it is not a problem.
  • Any way you like it: The broad range of grind and the narrow particle distribution (bi-modal in espresso setting) are hallmarks of the professionalism of the Forte.
  • Fine tuning with ease: Macro and Micro adjustments are instantly and repeatedly achievable with the intuitive adjustment system. The Forte has 230 distinct settings of grind to satisfy even the most demanding coffee connoisseur.
  • One touch is all it takes: Beautiful glass touch screen display allowed for easy, repeatable grinds.
  • Faster than a speeding...: The Forte grinds 2.0 grams/second at Espresso and 1.2g- 2.4g/sec at Press. The speed of grind is truly professional. 
  • Harder than steel: Manufactured in Germany by Mahlkonig, the Forte's 54 mm professional ceramic burrs produce accurate grinding, high throughput and remain sharp for up to twice the lifetime of the highest quality steel burrs.
  • A cool drive system: The forte employs a high torque DC motor and an ultra-quiet belt-drive transmission. The German timing belt provides important thermal isolation of motor and burrs, ensuring cooler coffee.

Differences between the Forte AP and Forte BG:

  • AP uses ceramic burrs, BG uses steel - this means they have different grind speeds
  • AP is slightly faster
  • BG makes a slightly cleaner cup
  • AP creates classic espresso taste, BG gives a more modern flavour
  • AP has a portafilter holder
SKU BaratzaForteBG
Weight 15.00 lbs
UPC 838823010957
Manufacturer Item Number 838823010957
Housing Material Stainless Steel
ABS Plastic
Grinding Mechanism Flat Burr
Grinder Material High Grade - Stainless Steel
Timed Grind Yes
Automatic Doser Fill Yes
Doser Doser
Grounds Bin
Dosing Mechanism
Grind Adjustor 230 Settings
Anti-Static Device Yes
Colour Metal
Ground Coffee Capacity(gr./oz.) 8 oz. (230 g)
Bean Hopper Capacity(gr./oz.) 10 oz. (300 g)
Warranty 1 Year
What's In The Box
Country of Manufacture Taiwan
Dimensions in millimetres (WxHxD) 13 x 36 x 18 cm
Dimensions in inches (WxHxD)
Weight(KGS) 13 lbs.
Power 110 V AC 50/60 Hz. 1.4 Amp
Burr Diameter 54mm
Grinder Speed 1.6 to 2.2 g/sec.
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Baratza Forte AP and BG Commercial Grinders arrived in Canada!
Baratza Forte AP and BG Commercial Grinders arrived in Canada!
Category: New Products
Posted: 04/09/2013 20:59
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