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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 Forte BG is a durable workhorse using 54mm flat
steel burr, which produces an accurate and precise grind, delivering exceptional
cup quality for all brew methods including espresso, brewed or dripped coffees
and press pot. 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.
The Forté-BG allows you to dose by weight or time. Our 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 decrease dose
values; and TARE, MANUAL, START or STOP.
The Forté-BG grinder comes with 54 mm steel burrs that produce an accurate and
consistent grind for a variety of manual and small batch brews. Our steel burrs
were specifically designed to reduce the fines, enhancing flavor in the cup. The
broad range of grind (230 microns to 1150 microns) and the narrow particle
distribution (lack of fines) are the hallmarks of the superiority of the
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 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). A hopper
extension is available that can add an additional 250g of capacity.
The Forté-BG is calibrated at the factory to ensure an accurate range of grind.
If necessary, the Forté-BG 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 your Forté.
Limited Warranty for Forté Grinders is 1 year or 50 hours of cumulative motor
run time, whichever comes first.
(which may be purchased separately)
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.
Speed To GrindAeroPress 1.2g/sec—Press 2.4g/sec
Burrs 54 mm steel burrs by
Bean Hopper Capacity 10 oz
(300-400 g), depending on size & density of bean
Grounds Bin Capacity 6 oz.
Weight 13 lbs. (6 kg)
Dimensions WxHxD (cm) 13x36x18
Power Rating (North America) 120
V AC 240 Watts 50/60 Hz. 2.0 Amp
Power Rating (Other) 230 V AC
240 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.1 Amp
No Load Burr Speed 1950 RPM
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered Seattle
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Steel vs Ceramic BurrsDownload