Baratza Sette 30 AP Espresso Grinder



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  • – Entry-level Espresso Grinder
  • – Unique Drop-through Dosing
  • – Low Retention
  • – Stepped Grind Adjust

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Beginner baristas get in line, the Baratza Sette 30 AP raises the bar for entry-level espresso. Packed with technology made famous in the Sette 270 and 270W, the Sette 30 brings consistent espresso grinds without breaking the bank. A high speed, low retention grind setup (perfect for single dosing), easily removable burr set, and timed dosing lets you skip the setup and get right to your morning grind. And with 30 different grind settings to choose from, your shots will be easy to dial in and easier to repeat for a second cup.

Features and Functionality

  • Low Retention Grind Path - A unique straight-through grind path drops grounds directly into the container.
  • Outer Burr - This is achieved by a spinning the outer burr instead of the inner, creating a natural siphon that speeds up grind time.
  • Espresso-ready - Now packed with the Sette AP burr, this grinder is an excellent choice for beginners starting their home espresso journey.
  • High-speed Grind - We clocked an 18-gram double shot at just over 5 seconds.
  • Stepped Grind Adjust - With 30 dedicated settings for espresso grinding, it's easy to set (and reset) your grind consistency between cleanings.
  • Hopper Stopper - The 10-ounce hopper's dedicated locking mechanism makes it easy to remove without wasting any beans.
  • Affordable - An espresso grinder this capable is near unheard-of at this pricepoint.
  • Grind Consistency - Espresso grounds were fast, fluffy and effectively clump-free.
  • Easy-cleaning - Being able to pop out the burr without tools makes cleaning a dream.
  • Loud - Just like the 270 and 270W, the pitch of the motor and the burrs isn't the most pleasing sound in the world.
  • Portafilter Arms - The portafilter holder lacks a top hook, meaning you'll always have to hold the portafilter if grinding directly.
How Does it Compare? The Sette 30 gives up some of the niceties of the 270 to get to this pricepoint, including the stepless micro adjustment ring, adjustable portafilter arms, and multiple timed-dose settings.
Suitable Applications Espresso
Minimum Time to Grind Double Shot 5.2 seconds


Model Number S30
Manufacturer Baratza
Width 4.5 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 15.75 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 8.3000
Watts 290W
Volts 120V
Case Material Plastic
Bean Hopper Capacity 10 oz
Dosing Options Timer - up to 60 sec
Adjustment Configuration Stepped - Macro Settings Only
Grinder Style Burr - Conical Steel
Burr Diameter 38mm
Timer or On/Off Switch Timer Only
Material Plastic


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What grind setting would you use for a v60?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2017
Best Answer: I am currently using 31-29 for V60 (with the BG burr).
Reply · Report · Christian B on Oct 17, 2017
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Seems to describe espresso grinding. Are the burrs adjustable enough to use for pour over?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2017
Best Answer: Definitely targeted as an entry-level espresso grinder! Our test unit had more fines than was ideal for pour over, though a few people around the office have gotten it to work for a V60 grind with the AP burr.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 11, 2017
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Are there different Sette 30 AP? I thought these were made for pour over and espresso. The description indicates the one sold at SCG is for espresso only.
David W on Sep 9, 2017
Best Answer: The Sette 30 is definitely tailored for espresso, though fine drip methods like V60 can work. Baratza decided their brew grinder burr needed more work, and released the Sette 30 with the AP burr from the 270/W:
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Sep 11, 2017
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Is this louder than the rancilio Rocky? I'm torn between these two grinders, I want one for espresso
William Y on Nov 18, 2017
Baratza Sette 30 AP Espresso Grinder
Baratza Sette 30 AP Espresso Grinder
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So what if you don't use it for espresso?Review by Chris
After about a year of using a hand grinder, I decided to buy the Sette 30. I almost bought the Virtuoso since I do mostly manual brewing, but decided for this since I want to try espresso eventually.

The design of the grinder is very unique and clever. With its perpendicular motor and "7" shape, you get extremely fast and extremely clean grinding. There is almost no retention inside. Also, there is almost no coffee spilling down into the counter. Yes, it's kinda loud, but I would say its only a tiny bit louder than the Vario.

Brewing for Aeropress with the AP burr I stayed around settings 15-27 and got a fantastic flavor. Truly delicious cups. Brewing for V60 and Beehouse was a bit tricky since I was at 31 and still got too many fines, a slow drain, and a bitter cup. I bought the alternative BG burr and this ended up working much better for pour over. While I still had to mess around a bit with my ratios, I found that the BG burr produces a much better profile for V60 and Beehouse, and allowed me to use a few finer settings. The BG burr also works very well for the Aeropress range, but I can't comment on how it works for the espresso range.

A great grinder overall, but it's important to really consider what you will be brewing for. It was truly designed and meant for espresso. Finer-grind manual brewers will be fine. Thicker-grind pour-overs like Chemex, Kalita, and auto-drip machines might not work well. French Press will definitely not work. If the Sette 30 fits your needs though, I highly recommend it.
(Posted on 10/8/2017)

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Warranty Information

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

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

Care and Maintenance

  • Remove burr and sweep out grinds weekly
  • Wipe out hopper and grounds bin before refilling


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