Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Product Code
11270
$399.00

Summary

Baratza's newest grinder is bringing more to the table than ever before. The innovative new Sette 270 features almost 300 grind settings, a brand new conical burr set, and a pass-through grinding system that leaves almost no retained coffee grounds behind. Game: changed.

Measurements

Weight
9 lbs
Length
16 in
Width
8 in
Height
14 in

Details

Continuing their trend of hitting all the right notes for home grinder excellence, Baratza's new Sette brings further innovation to the market and even more usability to your home. Like the Vario, the Sette 270 uses timed dosing and three programmable presets, so you can create and store doses for your espresso and drip brews with ease. With 30 macro grind settings, and a stepless micro grind range, the Sette is poised to meet a range of coffee brewing needs, and especially espresso. What's more, the unique pass-through grinding mechanism is superbly efficient, leaving almost no ground coffee behind even at fine espresso settings. All in all, the Sette is poised to become the new star of Baratza's grinder lineup.

Grinding innovation:

The Sette's unique approach to grinding is more than a novel technique; it's designed to grind faster, grind better, and save you coffee. Unlike most grinders, the center cone burr stays fixed in place, and the outer ring burr spins around it. This new grinding mechanism allows coffee beans to feed directly into the burrs, and for grounds to fall directly into your bin or portafilter - there's almost no place for retained grounds to stay behind.

New burrs:

The brand new Etzinger burr set is crafted for fast grinding and better uniformity. Grind up to 4-5 grams/sec at espresso settings, and up to 7 grams/sec at drip settings. What's more, your coffee's flavor clarity will be superb, with fewer fines and more even extractions.

Transforming forks:

Whether you grind for espresso or press pot, the new forks are designed to sit where you need them. Simply push in on the right fork and rotate in or out to set them in the portafilter position or the open position. With the center fork in place, you can even grind hands-free.

Stepless adjustment:

At long last, Baratza have created a grinder with fully stepless adjustment, using the micro scale of the Sette's range. While the macro adjustment is stepped, the micro adjustment allows for infinitely precise tweaking of grind settings, perfect for dialing in your espresso.

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Features

What's in the box:

  • Baratza Sette 270 grinder
  • 10 oz capacity shut-off hopper
  • Grinds bin
  • Removable power cable

Features:

  • Wide grinding range, from espresso fine to a coarse drip
  • Revolutionary pass-through grind mechanism with
  • Over 270 grind settings: 30 stepped macro settings plus a stepless micro adjustment range
  • Convertible grinding forks - grind hands-free directly into a portafilter, or convert to grind into the included bin or your favorite dripper
  • Time-based grinding with three customizable presets
  • 40 mm steel conical burrs - new Etzinger design
  • Super-fast grinding: grind espresso at up to 5 g/s and drip coffee up to 7 g/s
  • Power: 120 V, 290 watts

Specifications

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Baratza
Model: Sette 270
Dimensions (W x D x H): 5 1/8 x 9 7/16 x 16 in.
Burrs: Conical, 40 mm steel by Etzinger
Hopper Capacity: 10 oz.
Grounds Bin Capacity: 5.5 oz.
Voltage: 120v
Amps: 2.4A
Watts: 290W
Unit Weight: 7 lbs.
4.51351 stars, based on 37 reviews

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9/28/2018 1:46:41 PM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing grinder.

Amazing grinder.

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9/24/2018 7:29:17 PM

5 / 5 stars

love it

Soooo good, I bought two. One for the office and one for the house.

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4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Poor grinder for pour-over

Great grinder for home if you drink mostly espresso. As I only do pour-over, I‰Ûªm returning the product. After speaking with customer service at Prima, it appears to be rather an accepted fact that the Sette 270 is not very good at coarse grinds. That‰Ûªs sort of an under statement based on my experience with it. It always ground very fine regardless of how I set the adjustments. I still feel as though I was doing something wrong because the documentation clearly talks about grinding for drip, but Prima told me I‰Ûªd be better off with the Virtuoso, so back goes the Sette 270.

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3/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Baratza Sette

I purchased a Baratza Vario and an Alex Duetto II from Prima eight years ago. There service was and has been fantastic. While cleaning my Vario, I screwed it up. (See below if you own a Vario). So the Sette is IMHO much better than the Vario. Now, I have never owned a Titan class grinder, but after reading a test of the Sette v.s. the Malkonig 30, and they were pretty equal, I pulled the trigger. PROS: the Sette is fast. I can grind ~17gm in 5 sec, which took the Vario 19 sec. Better: the grind distribution is so much better that I don‰Ûªt have to use the WDT technique before tamping. Third: the flip switch to remove the hopper without emptying the beans was a great idea. Fourth: the stop and start feature is great so you can pause and shake the grounds around a little before finishing the grind is nice. Fifth: the rubberized and adjustable arms that hold the ports filter work great, and can fold out of the way if you‰Ûªre cleaning or want to use the supplied bin. Fifth: you can remove the burr grinder assembly and look down and see how clean it is and realize there is no grind retention. It just shoots straight through! Last: the Sette looks great on the countertop and isn‰Ûªt large. It doesn‰Ûªt look out of place like the majority of other comparable quasi-commercial grinders in the market. CONS: it‰Ûªs noisy, although no more than my Baratza Vario was. (Note to Vario owners, if you are turning it over with the hopper and burr grinder removed and tapping it to remove grinds, the bottom assembly, which is attached to the drive cable under tension, can fall out. You have to take the whole thing apart to get the lower portion back on it‰Ûªs drive spindle, and it‰Ûªs a pain in the butt, and even after using the little adjustment hex wrench, I couldn‰Ûªt get it to grind to espresso consistency. I may send it back to Baratza, or I might just put it on the camp fire and send a burning arrow at it.)

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1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very Pleased

Great service, quick shipping, and awesome product. Would buy from Prima again. And the sette 270 is an impressive espresso grinder. Can also grind up to a good v60 size, but wouldn't try for chemex or French press unless you have the other burr set. For espresso it has been awesome, very fast, not too loud, and evenly ground without clumps. Highly recommend

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10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great so far

This grinder has been really great for me. I haven't had to use the shim yet, but I may be still working through the break in period. I was concerned that the noise might be an issue based on some reviews, but apparently my other grinder is so wildly loud that this one is tame by comparison. I also have the time dialed in such that nearly the perfect amount of coffee is ground each time. Really happy with it.

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10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Excellent Burr grinder. Consistent, small profile...ideal for my needs.

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9/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great for espresso grind

I don't have to say anything about this grinder as long as you use this for espresso. It has great performance as a home use grinder. What I want to say is that this grinder cannot grind coarse. I tried grinding coarsely the most, but it was still fine. I understand this grinder is not for pour-over or french press, so it doesn't affect my rate for this grinder, but just wanted to make sure this point.

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8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Conical Burr Grider

For those looking to 'up your coffee game to the next notch', the grinder s one of the most important upgrades. The Baratza Sette 270 is a great tool for the job. Great range of settings; holds settings well; can go all the way to espresso grind and out to pour-over; design provides very little to no residual grinds left in the grinder after grinding. All around FANTASTIC upgrade to my game.

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8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Incredible grinder

Extremely clean and precise. Very little waste. Adjustment is very easy and repeatable. I'm getting the best shots ever with the sette 270.

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6/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Sette 270- WOW !!

Wow- I was blown away with this grinder. Until you experience the Sette 270 for yourself, you really can't appreciate how great this grinder is. I purchased this grinder for my espresso needs, but it works great for my V60 and Chemex brewing as well. The grind is very consistent, uniform & fast. The Sette is definitely geared toward the finer grinds and produces a fluffy, consistent, uniform grind. It really is amazing at this price point and has definitely improved the flavor profile of my extractions. Great job Baratza!! And as always, Prima was great to do business with!

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4/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

best espresso grinder for the money

this grinder is cost effective, grind effective, and looks/footprint effective. It has upped the quality of my (home) espresso 100%. My home brew shots can easily compare and compete with any and all downtown Chicago coffee/espresso houses. They have lost my business. Why should I go there when my product is far superior, and cheaper?

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3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Mind blowing

Absolutely thrilled with what Sette 270 (time based grinder) does for espresso. To grind satisfactorily for brew methods requiring a significantly coarser grind, one does have to purchase the accessory burr that Barraza is now offering on it's website.

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3/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Sette is more like a "dieci"

The Sette 270 is an incredibly capable, consistent and well designed grinder. I wish there was more metal in its construction but the plastic is high quality and Baratza's support and warranty give me the extra piece of mind.

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2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Most Impressive

I've been waiting to purchase this grinder since I saw it on youtube in May. Once it was available it sold out pretty fast, so I had to wait until now. It's amazingly fast and the noise isn't so bad if you're coming from the grinder in the false burr article, so this was a pretty big leap in quality. I love the consistency of the grinds and the coffee is great! Loving the grinder!

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2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Wow!

The Baratza Sette is indeed a game-changer (for espresso anyways). It has amazingly increased the quality and repeatability of my shots. Prima-Coffee was also great to deal with and quick to get everything out. Can't recommend both the grinder and Prima enough!

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1/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing Machine.

Amazing Machine.

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1/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great!

This grinder is impressive. Little on the loud side, but extremely consistent and fast.

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1/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

A great grinder!

Consistent particle size is essential to making really great coffee. The Sette does this better than grinders I've had at my coffee shop that cost three times as much. The three portion control settings make it easy and quick to dose out a consistant amount of coffee for drip brew or for espresso.

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1/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

great grinder

This grinder does everything it advertises. You can really dial in the grind, there is virtually NO static at all, and grinding a lb of coffee for a gift is done in no time at all.

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12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Baratza 270 coffee grinder

The grinder has been wonderful so far. We do drip and espresso grinds, and both are working wonderfully. Great flavor, little to no grinds retention, easy work flow, couldn't be happier.

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12/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Awesome coffee grinder. Very fast and beautiful grinds directly into my V60 cone.

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12/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great Experience!

Great online experience, fast service, great products! Thanks so much!

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12/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

This thing is awesome. Exactly

This thing is awesome. Exactly what I was looking for

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12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

It's the real deal

Static is an issue. Might not be the best for pourovers. But for espresso, this grinder is an unbeatable! We use it in a commercial setting in our small roastery/coffee shop, Morning Bell Coffee Roasters in Ames, IA. If you are looking for an espresso grinder, this model offers great value.

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12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Awesome little grinder for espresso!

Only have had it for a week but I am pleaed with this replacement for my Super Jolly. Not as "robust" but a much better grinder for home espresso use. The timer feature rocks; the grind is fluffy and evenly distributed; easier to pull good shots, imo.

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12/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Very Satisfied so far

I just got this last night and I can only drink so much coffee so experience is limited. But one negative review I saw made me a little leary of getting this. That review mentioned too many fines in the grind that plugged filters. First of all I'm pretty much a regular coffee drinker using a drip pot with the standard fluted cup shaped filter papers, and for a single cup I use Melitta paper cone filters. Tried each this morning. I observed very few fines at a setting of 22E which looked like a good drip grind for me. Run thru on the water was unimpeded by fines in both filters, no problem there. Also the thing is fast, I usually do 36g for my little small pot, that was about a 10 second grind. So it's doing exactly what I want it to, very quickly and cleanly, no static and flying particles.

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11/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Sette 270

Awesome

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11/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Excited about the new Sette

Excited about the new Sette grinder. I've always been a big fan of baratza products.

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5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Overall Good Grinder

I like this grinder because it is very consistent. I have been looking for something conical and decently fast and this grinder completed those tasks while not varying the grind size. I would give it 5 stars if it could eliminate some of the fines when grinding super coarse, but I suppose that is a side effect of the horizontal burr set.

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4/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Starting to really shine

When the Sette 270 originally came out I waited because based on the reviews it would only be "okey" for pour-over brewing. Once Baratza announced the BG burrs I quickly ordered both the Sette 270 and the BG burrs. The first few weeks were a bit of a struggle, but after properly seasoning the grinder (I ground four pounds of coffee through the Sette at a setting of 20), and dialing in the settings I feel the Sette is just starting to come into it's own as a really fantastic grinder. Yes, the Sette is loud (very loud compared to my former Preciso), and for certain roasts it does struggle with static. However, the consistency of the grinds I get with the Sette 270 make it well worth dealing with a few annoyances. Note, that I never used the original burrs, so I can't compare the grind settings for the orignal and the BG burrs. I brew with the Kalita Wave and the Hario v60, which the Sette can produce coarse enough grinds for. Not sure if, even with the BG burrs, the Sette can grind for a Chemex or French Press. For the price, I think the Sette 270 is a great option, and now that the BG burrs are available it is awesome for pour-overs.

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1/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Sette works!

We have a macap m4 and decided to give the Sette a try. I like the grind evenness, fluffiness and it is about twice as fast as the m4. Here is where I start my complaint. The grinder is entirely too loud! I think it is partly because of the weight of the machine. 7 pounds vs 26pounds like the macap. Also the 'portafilter holder' doesn't work at all! Not even kind of, the top part is completely worthless. (Quickmill QM67 with bottomless pf) so because of this slight oversight the grinder makes a bit of a mess during grinding. In closing, the grind at this point is making the machine a keeper so I'll definitely keep it around!

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12/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

3 / 5 stars

Great little grinder, but...

Initial impressions were 5-stars: produces a nice fluffy grind for espresso; direct, timed dose is a great feature; perfect for home use. Unfortunately, after about 1-1/2 weeks it blew a fuse apparently due to a clogged grinder. Tech support was super and walked me through unclogging the grinder and is sending a fuse. I was aware that the grinder was prone to clogging and I thought I was consistently careful to not allow grinds to back up into the exit chute. So, I am eager to get the grinder back in working order and monitor the exit chute more carefully to see if the issue was due to an inherent tendency of the grinder to clog. FWIW I was using a medium roast bean and had ground a total of about 2 lbs of beans before it died. For now I am still hopeful.

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12/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

3 / 5 stars

Half right, half wrong, one aspect extremely wrong

Convenience of a semi-sealed holding bin for whole beans, the touch of the start button the next morning to grind coffee is noteworthy. Appreicable high-pitched noise is a downside if anyone is sleeping nearby, but the grinder is only used for short periods; tolerable might be the judgement. Grind uniformity appears consistent; the many grind-adjustment set points available is unnecessary, more "marketing image" than functionality, the difference between point-to-point is token at best. A gram scale is necessary if you're going to fine-tune the brewing process to whatever suits your fancy - the water to ground coffee ratio. Though the unit's timing clock displays 1/100th seconds, the 1/100 readout is of little value in terms of "precision," far more theoretical than actual. Half-second steps more likely to be necessary to achieve coarseness and weight matching. Adjusting the processing time, grind coarseness, and ending total grams of coffee is pure trial & error. Surprisingly, the included "quick-tips" sheet is of little guidance; the online user manual likewise short on substance. Especially in context of the unit's cost . . . not exactly a Walmart-special item. The

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11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

2 / 5 stars

Disappointing performance

Wide particle size distribution with a significant volume of fines results in completely clogged filters regardless of grind size. Chemex seizes even at coarsest grind settings. Baratza has been unhelpful at diagnosing what I hope is merely a defective product that needs replacement, advising I continue to ‰ÛÏseason‰Û� the grinder with several pounds of coffee. On the upside, it grinds quickly and feels well built. It will likely last a long time, but if you're brewing anything other than espresso, that's years of frustration and wasted beans.

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1/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

1 / 5 stars

An initial review

I loved the Sette for the first week.. then the motor sounded like it was struggling a little. I thought surely this is getting warmed up. I only ever used it at home for about 20-50g of coffee/day. Less than 2 weeks of owning it, during a crucial cupping grind, it made a pop sound and the motor stopped moving the burrs completely. The unit will still turn on, but the motor will not. Prima hasn't been the most helpful, either.. Which was surprising. I bought through here at the same price as amazon, but I would have had more luck with Amazon. I still want to support coffee suppliers, though.

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12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

1 / 5 stars

Returned

There are still a number of bugs to be worked out on this. Baratza advises that this machine is able to handle anything from espresso to French press. This is not true. It is unable to grind coarsely without a lot of fines that clog the filters. Additionally, cleaning the machine, while simpler than most, is hard to complete because it is darn near impossible to get the grinder reinstalled, without cross-threading the assembly as you try to put it back together. Not please at all and returned it. Prima was awesome, but Baratza still needs to work on this machine.

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