Baratza makes a revolution in home and small-coffeeshop grinding! The methodology which had been improving for the last 8 years, merged simplicity, efficiency and durability into an even better grinding experience. Sette 270 offers exceptionally accurate grind settings not only for espresso brewing but also for a variety of different hand brew methods.
The Sette was designed for a maximum of 2 lbs (1 kg) per day, with an espresso duty cycle of 10%. Also, a maximum of 150 grams of coffee for pour-over brewing methods can be ground at a time. There should be at least a 1-minute break between each grinding cycle.
40 mm steel, conical burrs produce 3,5 – 5,5 grams of grounds with decreased amount of fines (depending on the grind setting) per second. Producer, Etzinger company, estimated burrs’ optimal exploitation at a couple of years. Cleaning is very easy because of effortless routine of removing and installing burrs.
Sette 270 offers 30 steps of macro adjustment and a stepless micro adjustment based on 9 indicators to get even more control. Basically, we choose the grind size using macro scale and then adjust micro setting to make our recipe as excellent as it gets. A wide range of grind size options allows to brew delicious espressos as well as hand brews or pour overs like drip, aeropress or chemex.
Design and operation
The grinder is equipped with a control panel which contains 3 buttons and an LCD screen. We can easily program our dose to the nearest 0.1 g. After the dose dial in, we simply push the START button and the grinder automatically starts to distribute the desired amount.
A universal holder makes another useful feature. We can fix the portafilter or one of the most popular brewing devices (v60, Clever od Able Kone) during burrs’ operation. Grinding directly into devices makes work with Sette 270 faster and more pleasurable.
The grinder itself looks modern and it is compact, with metal and plastics elements. Thanks to its dimensions, Sette 270W is able to fit any kitchen counter or even the tightest coffeeshop’s brew bar.