Baratza™ was started in 1999 by Kyle Anderson and Kyra Kennedy. Anderson, Baratza™ President, is the well-known inventor of the first commercial super-automatic latte/espresso machine and founder of Acorto. Anderson was awarded a number of US and foreign patents for the innovations incorporated in the Acorto machines. Kyra Kennedy was Acorto’s Sales and Marketing Director.
After many years in the commercial coffee business, Kyle and Kyra wanted to use their knowledge of and passion for coffee to make superior quality coffee equipment available to the home. Because freshly ground coffee is an essential element of a great cup, Baratza is dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and selling world-class burr grinders to help create exquisite coffee and espresso.