Baratza Sette 270WI Burr Coffee Grinder


The Baratza Sette 270 WI is basically the Baratza Sette 270 but with built-in scales with Acaia technology. What this means is that you can create and store your doses by weight, which makes for faster more convenient workflow.

It might not sound like much, but using a grind by weight grinder really does speed up workflow while removing the need to faff around getting the right dose weight each time, and being able to trust that the dose weight is right also helps to ensure that you're achieving the target ratio too, which is very important for espresso of course.

Features and Benefits:

30 stepped macro adjustments & stepless micro adjust with 9 indicators
40mm conical steel burrs
• Dosing: On demand plus three programmable weight presets
• Footprint: 13cm wide x 40cm tall x 24cm deep (approx)
Weight-based dosing with integrated scales

The Baratza Sette 270 WI was the first home grinder on the market with a grind by weight feature, as far as I'm aware. 

At the time I suspect that other home grinder manufacturers probably didn't think there was a market for grind by weight among home users, but the fact that we've seen other home GBW grinders being released since would suggest that there has been a gradual change of opinion.

Personally I really like grind by weight grinders. If every grinder on the market had a grind by weight option, and it wasn't much more expensive than the standard version, I'd go for a GBW with any grinder I was buying.

It just makes so much sense. There's enough to do with each shot without, if we can reduce the faffery of just one step, that seems like a great idea to me. 

With a grind by weight, as long as you know you can trust the weight to be precise enough, you can just tell the grinder what dose weight you want, then grind, tamp and pull the shot.

My only issue with grind by weight grinders is that they've been fairly pricey. The 270 WI was around six hundred quid up until recently, which just puts it into a really competitive space.

The prices have recently changed dramatically, I'm assuming it's due to the fact they're now being brought into the UK in much larger quantities since Sage/Breville bought Baratza, whatever the case, this is a heck of a lot of grinder for this price, if you ask me!

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