Video Overview | Baratza Sette 30

Video Overview | Baratza Sette 30

Mar 10th 2023 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley

The Baratza Sette 30 is a pared down version of the Baratza Sette 270. It boasts 31 macro-stepped adjustments that all shine in the finer grind ranges, making it a fantastic option for the home espresso enthusiast aiming to pull the perfect shot without breaking the bank.


Baratza Sette 30

Baratza Sette 30 WBG

Perfect for fine grinds

Hey there. It's Ragan from Prima Coffee. And this is the Baratza Sette 30. The Sette 30 is a dialed down version of the 270, which makes it a great grinder for espresso or single dose. Pour over and anything that you need to grind for in those finer grind ranges.

As for features, you will notice that it has many of the same features that you find in the rest of the Sette line, such as the 40 millimeter conical steel burrs by etzinger the backlit LCD display. It has the straight through vertical design that mitigates significant retention. It also has adjustable portafilter forks. However, these you have to manually pull out and adjust them for whatever method that you're grinding for. So right now we have it set for Portafilter, but if you pull them out and set them to the wider setting, you can also house the plastic grounds catch. The grounds catch has 160 gram capacity and the hopper houses about a 3 to 400 gram capacity. So it stands at 40 centimeters high, 13 centimeters wide and 24 centimeters deep. And like the name implies, kind of. It has 31 macro stepped adjustments that all perform well in the finer grind ranges. Additionally, it also is a grind by time grinder and it only allows one programed time at a time.

What really makes this grinder stand out is its price point and what you get at that price point. It's a Barazta grinder. It's equipped with very high quality burrs. It grinds incredibly fast. And the user interface is very simple. It is a great option for those who are wanting an electric espresso grinder without breaking the bank and only want to grind for espresso. And those finer grind ranges, single pour over, type brews.

Alright. So let's take a closer look. As I said before, you've got 31 macro stepped adjustments. Baratza suggests that settings one through ten are ideal for espresso and settings 15 to 31 are for your single dose. Pour over. So think your V60 01 your, Espro Bloom, your Aeropress. However, today I will be pulling a shot on the Lelit Anna and I am actually at grind setting 11 so I think it's safe to dabble outside of the recommended settings if you're not getting the same results or the results that you want, rather. Also the time settings. The play pause button is the on button, and these arrows are how you adjust time settings. They can be adjusted up to a hundredth of a second. And today I have it at five and a half seconds. But see lots and lots of options. You can only set it for one. So five and a half is what it's at.

Alright, and I'm looking for 16 grams in my basket. As you can see, that is a very loud grinder, but it's very quick and we are at 17, but that should be fine. Here we go. So even though we didn't have the micro stepped adjustment, the macro stepped performed really well. The time grinding gave pretty consistent results and I was left with a very nice shot of espresso.

So the limitations of the Sette 30 first and foremost is probably its noise. It is a very loud grinder and is not a good option if you are looking for a quiet espresso grinder. It also lacks that micro stepped adjustment, so you lose the ability to make those very fine changes to your espresso. It also only allows you to set one program time at a time so you can't save for your espresso, for your V 60 and your bloom. You're going to have to manually go in and change it every time for what it is, and the price point that it's at, it is a very solid, very dependable home espresso grinder.

So this is the Baratza Sette 30. If you're on the market for a high quality, affordable espresso grinder, this is a great option and you can find it online at And thanks for watching.

Mar 10th 2023 Ragan LaTour-Kelley

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