The Baratza 1085 Commercial Grade Forte-AP Flat Ceramic Burr Grinder is a compact, commercial grade grinder dedicated to grinding for all brew methods. The Forte-AP incorporates many features that fit well into commercial settings, including all metal construction, small footprint, intuitive control panel, and solid macro micro adjustment. The Forte-AP offers the ability to grind by time, for espresso dosing, or by weight. Coffee professionals find the Forte-AP 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 as a dedicated grinder for decaf or single origin in a cafe.
The Forte-AP is a durable workhorse using a 54mm flat ceramic burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional cup quality for brew methods from espresso to press pot. It 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.
Intuitive Interface: The Forte-AP allows you to dose by weight or time. Baratza's signature dose-by-weight is accurate to plus or minus .2 gram. 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 decease dose values, and tare, manual, start, and stop.
Espresso Dosing: A unique feature of the Forte-AP 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.
Burrs: The Forte-AP grinder comes with 54mm ceramic flat burrs for accurate and precise grinding. The Forte-AP grinds at an average of 2.0g/sec for espresso and 3.5 to 3.7g/sec for press pot. The range of grind is 230 to 1150 microns.
Adjustment/Grind Range: 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. These steps, plus the new metal detents, enable fine-tuning with ease, dialing in the exact grind for the preferred brew method being used.
Hopper: The hopper holds approximately 300g of coffee. An innovative bean shutoff 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).
Re-Calibrating Burrs: The Forte-AP is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary, the Forte-AP burrs can be easily re-calibrated using the special calibration tool that comes with the grinder.
Cleaning Burrs: Burrs can be easily removed for cleaning using the included cast zinc tool.
|Height||14.17" (36 cm)|
|Width||5.12" (13 cm)|
|Depth||7.09" (18 cm)|
|Unit Weight||Weight 13 lbs. (6 keg.)|
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