Our roastery will be closed from midday, Monday 24 December and reopening with a revived summer glow on Wednesday 2 January. All orders placed before midday Thursday 20 December will be dispatched by the end of the day on Thursday and all orders placed after midday will be roasted and dispatched when we return in the New Year.

From everyone at Five Senses, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Baratza Forte

The ultimate Baratza grinder that features revolutionary in-built grind by weight functionality.

The Baratza Forte is the ultimate Baratza grinder. Using flat burrs, the Forte produces an incredibly accurate grind. Genuinely innovative, its ground-breaking, in-built ‘grind by weight’ feature is the first of its kind. The Forte features metal construction, a small, lightweight footprint, an intuitive control panel and solid macro/micro adjustment. This machine is the most adaptable, multi-purpose grinder on the market and will suit any espresso and manual brew needs you have for your home. In addition to its all-purpose ceramic burrs, all Baratza Forte grinders sold in Australia will come with a set of steel burrs (which are specifically designed for filter coffee grinding) and a portaholder.

Specifications & Features

Speed to Grind: Espresso 2g/sec, Brew 3.5 to 3.7g/sec
Burrs: 54 mm ceramic burrs plus an additional set of steel burrs (both burrs by Ditting)
Bean Hopper Capacity: 300-400 g, depending on size & density of bean
Grounds Bin Capacity: 120 g
Weight: 6 kg
Dimensions WxHxD: 13x36x18 cm
Power Rating: 230 V AC 50/60 Hz. 1.2 Amp



Five Senses provides a one year return-to-base parts and labour warranty on all Baratza grinders sold in Australia. So if you have any issues with your Baratza during that first year, head over to our Baratza Warranty Claim Portal.


The charge for a Baratza Forte to be delivered anywhere in Australia is $20. As the Baratza Forte is 6kgs and therefore over the maximum weight of a 5kg overnight shipping bag, this product cannot be shipped on priority overnight delivery. Expect your Baratza Forte to arrive via road transport within 3-5 business days. Please also be aware that ‘Authority to Leave (ATL)’ is not an option with this product. You will need to be home to take delivery and you will need to sign for it. If you are not home Toll will leave a card with details so you can call them to arrange re-delivery at a more appropriate time or you can arrange to pick up from their depot.


Baratza Grinder Comparison Chart

Conical Burr
Flat Burr
  Encore Sette Forte
Model Encore 30 AP 30 BG 270 AP 270 BG 270W AP 270W BG  Forte
Price $205.70 $385 $385 $473 $473 $616 $616 $1,089
Availability in Australia Launched 2012 Launched 2017 Expected 2018 Launched 2017 Expected 2018 Launched 2017 Expected 2018 Launched 2013
Purpose All Purpose All Purpose Brew Grinder All Purpose Brew Grinder All Purpose Brew Grinder AP & BG
Grind Range (microns) 250-1200 230-950 230-1150
Burr size (mm)
40 Steel M3 40 Steel 52 Ceramic
Micro Adjustment
Steps of Macro Adjustment 40 30 30 30 30 30 30 10
Steps of Micro Adjustment N/A N/A N/A 9 9 9 9 26
Total Steps of Adjustment 40 30 30 270 270 270 270 260
Speed of Grind 0.8-1.1 g/sec 3.5-5.5 g/sec 1.2-2.1 g/sec
Hopper Capacity 277g 300g 284g
Grounds Bin Capacity 145g 160g 170g
Weight 3.1kg 3.2kg 6kg
W / H / D mm
120 x 350 x 160 130 x 400 x 240 130 x 360 x 180

Features & Suitability

Encore Sette
30 AP
30 BG
270 AP
270 BG
270W AP
270W BG
Grind Retention ~3g ~1g ~2g
Requires a superior stable & level benchtop
Weight based dosing
Time based dosing
Recommended for espresso
Recommended for manual brewing
Suitable for cafe brew bar
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