Baratza Sette 270Wi
The Sette 270Wi retails all of the features of its younger sibling but also offers up the holy grail of espresso prep – grinding to weight, directly into the portafilter! The “i” stands for intelligence and with an upgraded and intelligent control board from it’s 270W predecessor, it’s the next generation from Baratza. The new intelligent control board has the ability to learn and adjust as you use it and can filter unpredicted vibrations that may affect dosing accuracy.
The second generation grind by weight model is a result of a great colab between Baratza and our good friends at Acaia. With the revolutionary ability to grind by weight directly into your portafilter (or grounds bin for you filter brewers out there). The big brother of the range, the 270Wi comes with Acaia designed Bluetooth technology to monitor, log and track grind sessions, weights and settings – as you can tell, this is a tool specifically made for home enthusiasts & baristas.
Designed and perfected in Liechtenstein over a period of 8 years, the Sette range boasts completely new grinder technology that sets a the standard for simplicity, efficiency, and durability. This new mechanism has the outer burr rotate and the inner burr is fixed, a truly revolutionary design. The design of this mechanism doubles the efficiency of similarly sized grinders. Coffee passes straight through the grinder, vertically, and drops directly into your portafilter or grounds bin.
The Sette range is also packed with grinder essentials; a macro/micro grind size adjustment, 3 programmable settings for dosing and a built-in convertible holder so you can grind hands-free.
Specifications & Features
Speed to Grind: Espresso 3.5/sec Manual Brewing 5.5 g/sec
Bean Hopper Capacity: 300-400g
Grounds Bin Capacity: 160g
Burrs: 40mm Steel by Etzinger
Dimensions WxHxD: 13x40x24cm
Power Rating: 230 V AC 280 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.2 Amps
Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE/EK
Designed & Engineered: Seattle, WA, USA
270W -> 270Wi improvements
- The “i” in 270Wi stands for intelligence. Since the 270W model, the grinder now quickly calculates and predicts the stop point when you change your grind setting, beans, or dose weight. This eliminates the need to adjust the offset.
- The new 270Wi maximises its built-in Acaia high precision scale by filtering unpredicted vibrations that could affect dosing accuracy, such as door closures, footsteps, unsteady surfaces.
- A “quick burst” feature allows you to add small increments of coffee to your final dose after the grinder has stopped.
- In the event of a software update, it can be installed wirelessly via the integrated Bluetooth using Apple phone or tablet.
- Recent versions of the Sette 270W are upward compatible to the Sette 270Wi, by purchasing and installing the new 270Wi Display panel and then updating the software via an Acaia App.
Five Senses provides a one year return-to-base parts and labour warranty on all Baratza grinders sold in Australia. So if you have any issues with your Baratza during that first year, head over to our Baratza Warranty Claim Portal.
Weight Based Dosing
This grinder was designed with a built-in scale using the weighing technology of Acaia, giving precise and accurate weight based dosing, and a 10th of a gram sensitivity. The 270Wi has the revolutionary ability to grind by weight directly into a portafilter!
In addition, the 270Wi will be available in the future with Bluetooth capabilities via the BrewBar app from Acaia. It is designed to monitor; log and track grind sessions, weights and settings. The BrewBar App is a tool made for use with the Sette by home enthusiasts, coffee shops and the barista.
Speed & Precision
Setting a new standard for coffee grinders, with a built-in scale with ultra-fast 20ms response time and a 10th of a gram sensitivity.
Using a combination planetary gear box and a patented crown gear drive system, Baratza achieve a 19:1 speed reduction.
Manufactured in Liechtenstein, the 40 mm conical burrs grind coffee at 3.5g to 5.5 g/sec. depending on the setting. These burrs can do a very uniform grind, with a distinct lack of fines across its grinding range. These conical burrs are durable and will remain sharp for many years. The mechanism provides for precision burr alignment ensuring accurate grinding.
Digital Control Panel
A user-friendly front mounted control panel has an easy to read backlit LED display. Three programmable buttons allow for grind weight setting within 0.1 gram. Simply press the start button and the Sette automatically delivers precise dosing. And now with upgraded intelligence, the control board learns and adjusts with use and filters unpredicted vibrations that may affect dosing accuracy.
The Sette has a macro adjust of 30 steps, grinding from espresso to manual brew. A stepless micro adjust with 9 indicators, allows the user to accurately dial in a perfect espresso. The macro/micro mechanism is directly connected to the cone burr resulting in immediate and true grind adjustment.
Convertible Device Holder
A built-in convertible holder allows you to grind directly into your portafilter, the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices (Hario, Clever, Able Kone, Aeropress) – a standout feature amongst all other home grinders. The Sette’s grounds bin is made from an anti-static plastic, with a moulded spout for easy pouring into your preferred brewing device. The portaholder can accommodate any size of portafilter and includes an integrated hook for stability.
The hopper holds approximately 300-400g of coffee. An innovative bean shutoff feature in the collar permits no-mess, no-fuss hopper removal for changing out beans.
To maximize freshness, the Sette minimizes the ground coffee left in the grinder.
A powerful, high torque DC motor drives the Sette. The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.
Baratza Grinder Comparison Chart
|Model||Encore||30 AP||30 BG||270 AP||270 BG||270W AP||270W BG||Forte|
|Availability in Australia||Launched 2012||Launched 2017||Expected 2018||Launched 2017||Expected 2018||Launched 2017||Expected 2018||Launched 2013|
|Purpose||All Purpose||All Purpose||Brew Grinder||All Purpose||Brew Grinder||All Purpose||Brew Grinder||AP & BG|
|Grind Range (microns)||250-1200||230-950||230-1150|
|Burr size (mm)
||40 Steel M3||40 Steel||52 Ceramic|
|Steps of Macro Adjustment||40||30||30||30||30||30||30||10|
|Steps of Micro Adjustment||N/A||N/A||N/A||9||9||9||9||26|
|Total Steps of Adjustment||40||30||30||270||270||270||270||260|
|Speed of Grind||0.8-1.1 g/sec||3.5-5.5 g/sec||1.2-2.1 g/sec|
|Grounds Bin Capacity||145g||160g||170g|
W / H / D mm
|120 x 350 x 160||130 x 400 x 240||130 x 360 x 180|
Features & Suitability
|Requires a superior stable & level benchtop||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✔||✔||✘|
|Weight based dosing||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✔||✔||✘|
|Time based dosing||✘||✔||✔||✔||✔||✘||✘||✔|
|Recommended for espresso||✘||✔||✘||✔||✘||✔||✘||✔|
|Recommended for manual brewing||✔||✘||✔||✘||✔||✘||✔||✔|
|Suitable for cafe brew bar||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✘||✔|