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Which Baratza Sette Grinder is Right for you?

Baratza has always been one of the big pioneers in espresso grinders, throwing out innovation after innovation and making our coffee a little bit better every time. We really appreciate that. Since their inception in 1999, they've come up with a lot of hits, like the Encore or Virtuoso. In 2016, we saw the start of the Sette Series, with the Sette 270W taking the award for Best New Product for Consumer Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Electrical) from SCAA. If you've been looking for a new grinder to upgrade your burgeoning coffee bar, you may have seen one of Bartaza's Sette grinders. Today, we'll take an in-depth look at the Sette 30 AP, Sette 270, and the new Sette 270Wi. We'll parse what makes them great, what sets them apart, and how they compare.

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Top 2017 Gift Picks: Coffee Grinders

Gift Ideas for coffee lovers! Grind fresh whole beans for the best coffee and espresso. Join Marc and Taylor from Whole Latte Love as they reveal our expert coffee staff picks for best burr coffee grinders based on quality, features and value.

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Multipurpose Coffee Grinders

So you want to grind for espresso, but you also want a grinder that will work for other brew methods like drip, press, and pour-over. So what’s a good grinder that can cover all of those? Today a look at some good, better and best grinder choices for those who regularly switch up brewing methods.

The main consideration in choosing a multi-purpose grinder is matching its’ capabilities in the fine espresso grinding range with the type of espresso machine you are using. Grind size is critical for espresso and less so for other brewing methods like drip, press and pour-over.

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Review of Baratza Sette 30 AP Coffee Grinder

Baratza innovations changed home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee enthusiasts. About a decade ago Baratza introduced the Vario grinder. And to this day the Vario is still recommended as the entry-point into higher-end home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee.

Nearly ten years later and the Vario is still a major player in home grinding - and Baratza continues to innovate. Today an in-depth look at their newest product the Sette 30 AP. It’s the more affordable younger brother of the Sette 270 which came out in 2016 and was awarded best new product by the specialty coffee association.

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Compare Zero Retention Espresso Coffee Grinders

Do you grind out stale grounds before before dosing your portafilter? You know; run the grinder for a couple seconds to push out any grounds that were retained from last time and then just throw them away.

It’s something I often do and depending on the grinder you're using and how you use it, it may be the only way to be certain you’re getting a completely fresh dose.

So I have seven well know grinders here and I tested each to see how much ground coffee it retains after grinding. I’ll have detailed results of my tests in a minute - there were a couple of surprises, so be sure and stick around for that. I’ll also have some usage tips and opinions, and things I picked up when working with the seven grinders side by side for a day.

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Review of ECM V-Titan 64 Espresso Coffee Grinder with Titanium Burrs

So the key specs on the V-Titan 64: It uses 64 millimeter flat titanium coated burrs, Extremely precise stepless grind size adjustment via a stainless steel worm gear, 450 watt motor, it has two grind time presets or operates manually and the housing is polished chrome over a steel frame. Later in this video I’ll show you just how accurate the Titan is as far as the weight of timed grinding from dose to dose. So stick around for that.

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