If you want precision and consistency at the push of a button. This little beauty is the perfect Grinder. We have been using one in the showroom for the past 2 years and have been happy with the results.
INTELLIGENCE WITH WEIGHT COMBINE FOR THE BARATZA SETTE 270WI
The Baratza Sette 270Wi grinder is the newest coffee grinder to include groundbreaking enhancements by Baratza and features over 40 improvements from the previous model, the 270W.
From the Baratza Team:
The Sette 270 Wi introduces two revolutionary design innovations to espresso grinders and enables incredible functionality for home users. This machine is the first – and currently the only – espresso grinder offering grind-by-weight functionality directly into a portafilter. Precise, accurate dosing to within a few grams (2- 3 beans!) directly into your portafilter makes quality, consistent espresso a breeze.
The mouthfeel and flavor clarity of espresso pulled on the Sette out-classes other home espresso grinders. The multitude of features offered by the Sette makes dialing in espresso simple and hassle-free. Thirty steps of macro-adjustment and a fully stepless micro-adjustment system gives the user a near-infinite number of grind settings to allow for the best, most precise dial-in on any Baratza grinder. This allows room for even the most attentive taster to explore delicate layers of sweetness, acidity, and body for all types of espresso from classic Italian dark roasts to progressive light roasts. The Sette excels at fine grinding up to and including small, single-cup pour-overs.
The Sette features our radically redesigned gearbox and burrset in which the outer ring burr rotates around a stationary cone burr. This design allows for high-speed grinding – up to 5g per second – as well as minimal retention of coffee in the system. Most burr grinders utilize a small pathway through which ground coffee passes. On the Sette, coffee simply falls from the burrs down into your portafilter. The machine is equipped with a digital scale utilizing Acaia technology that holds three adjustable and precise presets. This allows you to save three different dose weights for a variety of uses.
In line with Baratza’s focus on process improvement and quality, we have made significant improvements with the weight accuracy and repeatability of the 2016 award-winning Sette 270W. This updated grinder, the Sette 270Wi, was released April 2018.
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Here’s what’s new:
- The “i” indicates “intelligence”, as the built-in Acaia scale can now learn from itself, dosing by weight more consistently every time.
- The Acaia scale can now account for micro-vibrations when dosing, like doors shutting, people walking by, or bumping into the grinder.
- A “quick burst” feature allows you to add a small amount of grounds at any time.
- Software updates can be installed wirelessly via the Bluetooth app.
Departing from typical design, the Sette 270wi features a rotating outer burr, and a fixed inner burr. Rotation via the outer burr enables the steel 40mm conical burrs to grind between 3.5g and 5.5g of coffee per second, which is significantly faster than other grinders this size.
The burrs are engineered to stay sharp for and perfectly aligned in the grinder for years, and they also retain far fewer grounds than rival models. Baratza’s revolutionary gear drive system makes for an ultra-efficient gear box, which reduces the gear speed by 19:1.
The Sette 270wi has 30 macro grind settings that are suitable for espresso through to Chemex size grind. Each macro setting has 9 additional micro settings that give you complete control over the grind so you can brew coffee that’s dialed into your unique preferences. You can even grind straight into a portafilter or coffee brewer, thanks to the convertible holder.
The grinder’s built-in Acaia scale was somewhat inaccurate in previous models, but they’ve really hit the bullseye with the 270Wi model. Not only is it precise to a tenth of a gram, but it learns from itself, becoming more and more accurate over time. It can even account for micro vibrations like a door shutting nearby to ensure accuracy is maintained.
The LED display allows you to program 3 dosing amounts, which makes weighing out coffee quick and painless, and software updates are easy as connecting the grinder to your phone via bluetooth.
*Please note the Sette 270Wi is not suitable for methods that require a very coarse grind size like French Press and Cold Brew.
BARATZA SETTE SETTE 270WI FEATURES
- Steel 40mm Conical Burrs – Grind 3.5g to 5.5 g/sec. with breakthrough rotating outer burr.
- 40+ Improvements — Includes a variety of accuracy, efficiency, and durability improvements over the original 270W model, as well as some “intelligent” features.
- Ever-Learning Grinding — The weight-based dosing becomes more accurate over time, thanks to new self-learning tech in the Acaia scale.
- Updated Gear Box – 19:1 speed reduction with a combination planetary gear box and patented crown gear drive system.
- Programmable Dosing – LED display to program dosing weight to 0.1g on three settings.
- Grind Adjustment – 30 macro and 9 micro adjustments to achieve your ideal grind size.
- Works With Any Brewer – Suitable for espresso to Chemex, and everything in between.
- Device Holder – Built-in convertible holder for grinding directly into brewing devices and portafilters.
- Minimal Ground Retention – Retains less ground coffee, reducing waste.
- Recommended for up to 1kg/day max – suitable for domestic use or low consumption work/office use.
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Baratza Sette Grinder comparison charts
|Speed to Grind
||Espresso 3.5g/sec, Manual Brewing 5.5g/sec
||40mm Steel by Etzinger
|Grounds Bin Capacity
||13 / 40 / 24 cm