Baratza Sette 270 Grinder

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  • – Macro- and Micro-adjust Conical Burr
  • – Time-based Dosing
  • – Adjustable Portafilter Holder
  • – Compact Footprint
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Overview

Take the guesswork out of your daily grind with the Baratza 270 Grinder. A unique grind adjustment dial borrows from both stepped and stepless adjusters to get you expertly dialed-in without the time commitment or wasted beans. Supplementary features include three programmable grind doses, adjustable container/portafilter arms and a tool-free disassembly for easy cleaning and maintenance. The Sette's drop through design offers low retention and high-speed grinding in a small platform.

Features and Functionality

  • Programmable Dosing - Dial in and save three grind times for unbeatably consistent single shots, double shots or drip coffee.
  • Adjustable Holder Arms - Curved, rubber coated arms are designed to hold on to portafilters, containers and brew baskets alike for less mess from every grind. A newly redesigned portafilter hook offers a stable base for multiple portafilter sizes.
  • Dual-adjust Settings - Stepped macro grind settings make it a cinch to get in the ballpark for espresso shots or immersion brewing. A stepless micro adjust dial then lets you get to the perfect grind consistency.
  • Brand New Burrs - Baratza's brand new burr gearing inverts the classic design, rotating the outer burr instead of the inner for a more efficient set up. This new design allows for an easy-peasy drop-out disassembly that doesn't require any tools.
  • Hopper Door - A fun rotating door lets you remove the hopper without spilling beans everywhere.
Pros
  • So Fresh and so Clean - The surprisingly simple tool-less hopper and burr removal made it incredibly easy to brush out old grounds.
  • Programming for Dummies - The three timed grind presets were intuitive enough to set before reading the manual, and the LCD screen sports a strong backlight and clear, easy to read numerals.
  • Slim and Trim - At a delightfully svelte five inches across, its easy to squeeze the Sette 270 between your toaster and espresso machine or other appliances.
  • Speedy - The 270 grinds incredibly quickly, we clocked an 18-gram dose in just over 5 seconds.
Cons
  • Loud - Be prepared to wake up the whole house, the Sette is one of the louder home grinders we've tested.
  • Speedy - The 270 grinds way fast. Topping off a dose that is close to perfect is actually a little difficult with the pulse setting.
SCG Staff Says...

We tested a variety of portafilters with the updated portafilter hook. Rocket Espresso, La Marzocco, Crossland Coffee, Breville (54 and 58 mm) and Rancilio portafilters all fit great! La pavoni's 51mm portafilter was a little loose, and Saeco's 53mm portafilters were a little tall for the portafilter arms.

How Does it Compare?

The Sette 270 features the same redesigned grinding technology as the 270W, but lacks the latter's weight-controlled dosing.

Tips and Tricks
  • The start/pause and stop buttons double as the Sette's on and off switch. Tap the start/pause button to turn on the grinder, and press and hold the stop button to turn it off.
  • Make sure to watch your dose when grinding into a portafilter. If you overdose too much, the mound of grinds in your portafilter may clog the Sette's burrs.
  • The crescent-shaped portafilter hook is user adjustable! Make sure to adjust the hook to very snugly hold your portafilter
  • When reinstalling the burr, make sure you are lining up the blue dial markers and twisting the burr in counter-clockwise. Holding on to the spout while seating the burr can make it a little easier.
Suitable Applications Drip Coffee, Espresso, Fine Drip / Pour Over

Specs

Model Number D16024
Manufacturer Baratza
Width 5.25 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 15.75 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 9.0000
Watts 290W
Volts 120 V
Case Material Plastic
Bean Hopper Capacity 10 ounces
Dosing Options Timer - up to 60 sec
Adjustment Configuration Stepped - Macro and Micro Settings
Grinder Style Burr - Conical Steel
Burr Diameter 40mm
Timer or On/Off Switch Both Timer & On/Off Switch

Q&A

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I'm leaning toward a Rocket Appartamento and will get a new grinder as well. What are the pros and cons of Sette 270 vs the Eureka Mignon, or should I be considering another?
John M on Jul 20, 2017
Baratza Sette 270 Grinder
Baratza Sette 270 Grinder
Eureka Mignon Espresso Grinder
Eureka Mignon Espresso Grinder
I assume that the first batch came and sold out quickly? It says 'back in stock 12/15'. Are you accepting pre-orders? Can we put 'money down' on this item?

Thanks,

Blair
Blair A on Nov 2, 2016
Best Answer: Hello Blair!

We are currently not taking backorders on the Sette 270 or 270W. The demand for these is so high that we don't want to offer pre-orders until we can guarantee the stock that we promise to customers. Instead, I'd encourage you to sign up for our back in stock notification on the 270 product page.

Thanks!
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Hi there! I have a La Pavoni with a 49mm portafilter. Will the arms adjust close enough to hold it? I don't really mind grinding into a container and dosing that way but am curious if there are any grinders that work nicely with 49mm pfs.
A shopper on Dec 13, 2016
Best Answer: I just tested it! Our Europiccola portafilter fits snugly with the new crescent shaped portafilter hook.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Dec 15, 2016
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Hello,
It seems that in order to turn this machine on and off I have to either plug it in or unplug it. Am I missing something? I can't find an on and off switch! I assume there has to be one! Would you tell me where it is?? I looked at the manuel and didn't see one but that just can't be right. I always thought it is bad for the appliance to plug in and out every day. Thanks in advance for your help.
Sibylle C on May 1, 2017
Best Answer: Hello! There is no dedicated power switch. However you can turn the machine off and on by press-and-holding the play/pause button.

Hope this helps!
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Reviews

Fast, loud, and consistent Review by Irving
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I find it amazing how consistent this grinder is. Once you dial in a timed dosage you’re sure to get the same dose within less than +-0.5g each time. It is on the louder side but I was more concerned about speed and consistency. This far the beans I’ve used require less than 6 seconds to grid 18g evenly. I did find that the static at the grind head starts becoming a problem as it starts throwing coffee everywhere, but I found a simple fix. Use a rubber mat to used an insulator charge will no longer stay at the head and the mess is gone. Now with the mat I have consistent and fast grind for every shot. (Posted on 9/30/2017)
Great GrinderReview by GMW
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Brilliant machine, looks good ,is simple to use and little if any wasted ground to clean up (Posted on 9/29/2017)
Way better than price would indicateReview by Tacoma Cyclist
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I'm coming from having used a Rancillio Rocky for the past couple of years along with my Rocket R58.

First - the most common complaint is noise. Yes, it's loud. Compared to my Rocky though, it's no louder, just a different sound. And frankly, since a double shot grinds in 5.26 seconds (yeah, I like that timer feature) compared to more than 20 seconds for my Rocky, it's actually quite a bit better. My wife wakes up at 4:45 and makes her espresso at 5 - a full hour before I wake up. This grinder has not caused me to wake up.

Second, the grind quality is SO much better than my Rocky. The Rocky is easy to dial in - to a point. But that's because there's no micro-adjustment. That also means you'll have to compromise. The Sette is harder to dial in (I used a 2kg bag of beans to get everything dialed in over a couple hours the day I bought it), but when you dial it in, it's amazing. The grinds are smooth and consistent and ZERO clumping.

What does that mean? You know that bottomless portafilter that you don't use because it shoots espresso across your kitchen? Yeah, it now works and it works great! Also, because the grinds are consistent, you don't have those occasional shots where everything goes completely wrong because a clump caused an air pocket.

Another area where this grinder excels - the straight shot from the hopper to the portafilter. That Gonzo beak on the Rocky is so freaking annoying. It breaks, it's hard to clean, beans get stuck up in the grinder. For the Sette, the beans come straight out. Cleaning is easy, things don't get backed up, and it works with all portafilters.

I went into the shop in Bellevue prepared to spend a LOT more money on a grinder to upgrade from my Rocky. Thankfully, the staff pointed me to this one. They told me it would be noisy (and when we heard it, we laughed - and then explained "Our Rocky is every bit as loud, but we have to have it on for 4x as long!), and they told me that, since it's so new, they can't talk about longevity. But I know SCG will help should I have any problems.

Here's a tip for setting it up:

I set up timer 1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple. Makes sense, right?

So, I started by dialing in the single. 8 grams and just enough of a grind that it put the beans to the top of the bend in the bottom of the portafilter. Then it poured perfectly. Using the same grind setting, I set the timer to get me 18 grams for my double shot. Then pulled the shot and it came through WAY too fast. I flipped it around and got the double shot perfect and then the single shot wouldn't even pull!

I tried for 45 minutes to balance it out and then realized, the only solution was to adjust the grind a touch more coarse than I would have assumed (which, given the extreme consistency of the grind actually works fine), and used 10g for a single shot and 20g for a double and voila, two perfect shots.

Long story short, it can easily be dialed in but be prepared to throw out preconceived notions or internet suggestions for what you MUST do to properly pull a shot and use what works. (Posted on 9/1/2017)
Fights way above its weight classReview by Debo
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It's a tough pill for many who spent a k or more on a pricier grinder, but side by side this grinder produces a more consistent grind than many much more expensive models. The dose is virtually 100% clump-less. It does lack in design: it's noisy (but remarkably fast) and it uses plastic housing which bring its shelf life into question, but anyone who would go with a rocky over this doesn't know much about espresso. I do understand why it would get knocked by k30 owners and the like; how would you feel? Not for a cafe' but perfect for high-use home. (Posted on 7/17/2017)
This is the deal baby!Review by Keith
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I've had this for seven months and it is the deal. Dial that grind in......My espresso beans always change up a bit as they age through the week so the micro dial grind solves any issues with weight/shot pull time. When the other version with weight measurement I had a tiny bit of regret about not buying that. But for $20 I bought a Park Bicycle Tools scale for $20 that works just as well.......... (Posted on 6/25/2017)
Performance way beyond price point!!!Review by Chuggs
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I am totally in awe of the design of this grinder. Right out of the box...the grind was uniform, and fine enough to totally choke my espresso machine. It was easy to dial into a very consistent grind. That said...it does take a different settings based on age and degree of roast.

I can't believe how easy it is to use...and SUPER fast!!! I don't really mess with hanging my portafilter in the holder...it's not like you're going to be there very long. I keep the arms swung out to the sides... I place a small portafilter guide on my portafilter...hold it under the chute...and hit the button. As is comes out, I kinda move the portafilter around in a little circular path to get good distribution. Set it down on the tamping mat, remove the portafiler guide, and TAMP. No mess, no fuss. It's really easy to calculate your dose... you can start with a low number...like 3 seconds...hit PLAY, and when it stops, hold PLAY again to get it to manually grind. Press PAUSE when your portafilter is up to the desired dose. Now hold down one of the programming keys until it flashes...and you've just recorded the proper dose. It's been very close on repeatability within a gram each time. Just love this thing. For the price...I don't know how you can go wrong with this grinder.

I also like the hopper...I can turn the KEY...remove the hopper and pour the beans into a container...and switch beans easily. There is very little waste, to clear the remaining beans. I usually start out by making a decaf for my wife...then switch to regular, and my first shot will be half-caf. Later in the day, I'll switch back to decaf, for the evening...any beans left in the hopper are good to start all over again the next morning. Works like a charm.

(Posted on 3/14/2017)
Really wanted to love it...Review by Phil
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I was all hot and bothered about Baratza's newest grinder, the Sette! I could hardly wait to get my hands on one....now that I have, well...I have regrets. I was attracted to the beauty of the design, the speed and fineness of the grind, and the innovation. It has all these, yes. But, with that said...it is very loud. I understand why, but first thing in the morning, a bit much. The grind settings drift a bit much for me to like, too easily moved too far, and the burrs need to be shimmed after grinding a pound or two of coffee. Seems it was rushed to market as it was, rather than a factory fix. Also, do not like that there is not master power switch. I have had some issues with it cycling on and off, and have had to unplug it and wait for it to run through it's self check before using it. It is a pretty thing, but a bit too finicky for me, I will be going with the old tried, true, and bullet proof Rancilio Rocky. (Posted on 2/20/2017)
Great grinderReview by tony
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Loved Baratza sette, it's fast take less than 7 sec to dose out 14 gr of coffee, I don't use the adjustable arm it's up too high as coffee grind fill portafilter statics cause coffee to spill out, works much better by holding portafilter (Posted on 1/28/2017)
New Grinder Design- Wow! Review by Vincent
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I've been waiting for years to buy my first "good" grinder. My cheap Cuisinart grinder was ok for my cheap espresso machines but I got a new espresso machine and it *requires* a good quality grinder. I had explored grinders years ago and just couldn't wrap my head or wallet around any of the choices.

The Rancilio Rocky was always at the top of the list. Built like a tank... but looks like one too. Really clumsy in operation. The other Bartza grinders (Encore, Virtuoso) just didn't have any visual appeal for me. Ijust hated the look I was bouncing back and forth between the Rocky and the Virtuoso and then someone brought the Sette to my attention.

The look of the Sette is elegant and amazing and looks great on my counter top. It is the right size, not too big or too small. I was surprised at how heavy it was. It's got one heavy-duty motor. The design of the burrs is ingenious. Baratza having reversed which is the rotating burr makes bean feeding exceptional and fast. It fine grinds 16g of coffee beans in less than 10 seconds. The electronic/timing mechanism is well designed. I suspect should the grinder ever break down it will be within this system, but we'll have to see. But unlike other appliances, the grinder is used for a few seconds at a time so the PC board will not undergo the rigors of other electronics.

The actual grinds that come out of the Sette are beautiful, as advertised. I wasn't surprised by the consistency, but still marveled at it. Within one or two shots I've gotten the grinder dialed into the beans I'm currently using. The micro adjustment is a really nice feature. While my espresso "system" isn't top-of-the-line I'm sure this grinder will stay on the counter top as I further upgrade my espresso machines.

If I were to site any negatives, I initially found the swing-out arms a little clumsy to operate, but it just took a little getting used to. Not simple like the Rocky, but clever nonetheless.

FWIW, I had previously purchased a Ranicilio Rocky as a gift for a very close friend and have personally operated it, so am familiar with it from a hands-on basis, I can honestly say I made the right choice in purchasing the Sette. Looks. Design. Operation. Grind quality. This grinder seems to have it all. (Posted on 1/11/2017)

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What it Covers: Grinders

Length: 1 Year

Who Supports the Warranty: Baratza

Warranty Contact Information: 877-701-2021

Notes: Baratza has excellent troubleshooting resources on their website. If you're experiencing an issue with your grinder, definitely look here first.

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

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