Baratza Sette 270W

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Baratza Sette 270W
9.5 Total Score

$499.00 $529.00

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  • Lighting Speed
  • Versatility
  • Automatic Weighing
  • Precision
  • Consistency
  • Low Residue Left Inside

Description and Review

Baratza Sette 270W Review

Overview

Awarded as the best product of 2016 from Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) the Baratza Sette 270W denotes premium traits. Even if you are a beginner in coffee making you will be astounded just of the look of this stylish grinder. Utilizing a patented system of gear box achieves a speed reduction of 19:1 preserving the coffee freshness. The main virtue of the 270W though is its Acaia weighting technology which allows to grind by weight directly in the portafilter. This way you can always have constantly precise weight dosing.

The grind size is adjusted using two seperate settings comprising of a macro and micro ring. The first one serves as the main adjuster indicating numbers from 1 to 31 corresponding grindings from fine to coarse. While the second one offers finer grindings in a stepless manner with letters from A to I corresponding from even finer to coarser.

On top rests a bean hopper of 10 oz capacity with a handy key at the side which shuts off bean flow. Below you can see the elegant control panels which houses 3 weight presets, 2 time and weight programming buttons plus a stop and play/pause one. The inside non rotating burr is easily accessed by fully turning the micro adjuster to the right. A unique set of rubber wrapped arms can hold a portafilter or the supplied 5.5 oz grounds bin. Adjusting the width you can also use a Hario filter. An extra arm over these that holds the portafilter can be adjusted for height.

Testing

Focused at a medium to fine grinding they are mostly useful for espresso or drip and pour over coffee respectively. We started by choosing the weight of grind through the on board panel, which does it with an accuracy of a tenth of a gram. Then we simply stored our selction into memory by pressing one of the three preset buttons. That leaves two more different preselected grind weights for repeated accuracy. Finally we just pressed the play button and immediately started the grinding.

The output was truly fine and universally consistent at a phenomenal speed. A virtually slump free grind came out again and again eliminating fluffing. In the portafilter there was a very uniform and even distribution of grind. Its vertical design and the absense of chute shown extremely low grind retention in the grinder. In contrast to common concept its 40mm conical steel burr stays still while only the outer spins.

Furthermore the built in Acaia system does a remarkable job of weighting the inserted filter and produces an accurate output repeatedly. No matter if you place a portafilter, ground bin or Hario filter you will get the correct amount of coffee everytime.

One flaw that we noticed with larger grinds was a spilling of the produced amount when pulling the portafilter of the arms. That is probably to the so fluffy output, but it is an insignificant issue and a non existent with smaller grinds. Also the noise output measured out a couple of dB’s higher than simlarly priced models but not distracitng at all.

Verdict

At that price range you should always do a thorough research before buying, but with Sette 270W you can’t go wrong. Velocity and precision is the middle name of this astounding grinder. Sold officially as a premium home grinder, that could also support a low volume commercial business with reliability. Very easy to clean, well designed and on a small footprint will be the best partner for your coffee maker. If though you are still in search of a respectable one, have a look at the marvelous Rancilio Silvia.

9.5 Total Score

Build Quality
9.5
Speed
10
Silence
8.5
Consistency
10
PROS
  • Lighting Speed
  • Versatility
  • Automatic Weighing
  • Precision
  • Consistency
  • Low Residue Left Inside
CONS
  • Slightly Noisy

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