Exploring Baratza Grinders: Which One is Right for You?

Choosing the right coffee grinder can significantly impact the quality of your coffee. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is best for you. Baratza, a company dedicated to producing high-quality grinders, offers a variety of models to choose from. In this blog, we will compare all of Baratza's coffee grinders to help you find the perfect one for your brewing needs.

 

Baratza Sette 30

 Baratza Sette 30 Burr Coffee Grinder

The Baratza Sette 30 is a powerful and budget-friendly grinder that is perfect for those who are starting their coffee journey. It features a high-speed motor and a unique grinding mechanism that produces a consistent grind size. This model is also equipped with 30 grind settings, making it perfect for various brewing methods like pour over, drip coffee, and cafetière. 

One of the standout features of the Sette 30 is its built-in convertible holder, which can accommodate both a portafilter and a grounds bin, making it a versatile option. In addition to its impressive performance, the Sette 30 also has a sleek and modern design, making it a stylish addition to any kitchen or coffee corner. It is also compact and lightweight, so it won't take up much space on your countertop.

Technical Specs:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 25 x 41 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Speed to Grind: 2.9g/sec (Setting 8) - 4.0g/sec (Setting 28)
  • Burrs: 40mm Conical Burrs (S1)
  • Dosing Feature: Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 650 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Threaded

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Baratza Sette 270 

 Baratza Sette 270 Coffee Grinder

The Baratza Sette 270 takes the quality of the Sette 30 to the next level. With 270 grind settings, including micro adjustments, this grinder provides precise control over your grind size. It also has a built-in convertible holder that allows for hands-free grinding directly into a portafilter. It also has a more powerful motor and a programmable digital timer. This grinder is a great option for those who want more control and precision in their grind.

Technical Specifications:  

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 25 x 41 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 100-120VAC 50/60Hz, 200W 2.6A
  • Speed to Grind: 2.9g/sec (Setting 8E) - 4.0g/sec (Setting 28)
  • Burrs: 40mm Conical Burrs (S1)
  • Dosing Feature: Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 650 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Threaded

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Baratza Sette 270Wi 

Baratza Sette 270Wi Coffee Grinder

The Sette 270Wi is the most advanced grinder in the Sette line, and it comes with all the features of the Sette 270, plus Baratza's innovative Acaia scale technology. This means the grinder can automatically weigh the beans and adjust the amount ground to ensure precise and consistent results every time.

Technical Specifications: 

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 25 x 41 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 2.9g/sec (Setting 8E) - 4.0g/sec (Setting 28)
  • Burrs: 40mm Conical Burrs (S1)
  • Dosing Feature: Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 650 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Threaded

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Baratza Encore

Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder - Black

The Encore is one of Baratza's most popular grinders and is a great entry-level option for home use. It features 40 grind settings and a powerful DC motor, making it suitable for a wide range of brewing methods. The Encore also has a simple on/off switch and a pulse button for manual grinding. It is a reliable and consistent grinder that delivers a good quality grind at an affordable price.

Technical Specifications: 

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 15 x 34 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 1.3g/sec (Setting 10) - 2.2g/sec (Setting 30)
  • Burrs: 40mm Conical Burrs (M3)
  • Dosing Feature: Manual
  • No Load Burr Speed: 550 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Threaded

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Baratza Encore ESP Coffee Grinder

Baratza Encore ESP Coffee Grinder - White
The Encore ESP is a version of the Encore grinder featuring Baratza's patented Efficient Static Potential (ESP) technology, which effectively reduces static cling in electric grinders, resulting in a cleaner and more consistent grind. With its high-resolution grind range of #1-20, achieving the perfect shot of espresso is effortless, creating creamy, syrupy shots. The metal adjustment system is durable enough to withstand daily use, and the #21-40 setting is ideal for grinding for filter, cafetiere, or cold brew. You can start grinding with just one press of the pulse button, or use the convenient hands-free option by simply turning the on/off knob.

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 15 x 34 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 1.3g/sec (Setting 10) - 2.2g/sec (Setting 30)
  • Burrs: 40mm Conical Burrs (M2)
  • Dosing Feature: Manual
  • No Load Burr Speed: 550 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Quick Release

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Baratza Virtuoso+

Baratza Virtuoso+ Coffee Grinder

The Baratza Virtuoso+ is a step up from the Encore and is designed for more serious coffee lovers. It has 40mm conical burrs that are calibrated to produce a very fine grind. It also has 40 grind settings and a faster motor, which results in a faster grind time. This makes it suitable for espresso brewing, in addition to drip and cafetier4e coffee. The Virtuoso has a sleek design compared with backlit LEDs.

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 15 x 34 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 1.3g/sec (Setting 10) - 2.4g/sec (Setting 30)
  • Burrs: 40mm Conical Burrs (M2)
  • Dosing Feature: Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 550 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Threaded

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Baratza Vario+

Baratza Vario+ Coffee Grinder - Black

The Vario+ is a high-end coffee grinder that features 54mm ceramic flat burrs and three programmable timed grinding pre-sets. It also has a digital control panel and a built-in electronic scale for weight-based grinding. Additionally, with 22 micro adjustments for every macro setting, you can achieve precise and consistent results with just a few clicks. This grinder is perfect for those who want more control and precision in their grind and are willing to spend a bit more for it.

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 18 x 37 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 1.9g/sec (Setting 2V) - 2.7g/sec (Setting 10M)
  • Burrs: 54mm Flat Ceramic
  • Dosing Feature: Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 1350 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Screw Mount

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Baratza Vario W+

Baratza Vario W+ Coffee Grinder

The Vario W+ is a variation of the Vario grinder that features Baratza's innovative WBT (Weight Based Technology) system. This means the grinder can automatically weigh the beans and adjust the amount ground to ensure precise and consistent results every time. It also has 54mm ceramic flat burrs and three programmable timed grinding pre-sets, making it a top-of-the-line grinder for home use.

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 18 x 37 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 1.2g/sec (Setting 2V) - 1.8g/sec (Setting 10M)
  • Burrs: 54mm Flat Steel
  • Dosing Feature: Scale (0.1g resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 1350 RPM 
  • Burr Mount: Screw Mount

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Baratza Forte AP Baratza Forte AP+ Coffee Grinder

The Forte AP grinder is designed for both pour-over and espresso brewing methods. It comes with 54mm ceramic flat burrs, which provide an even and consistent grind size. The grinder has a built-in digital scale, making it easy to measure the exact amount of coffee required. It also has a built-in memory, which allows you to save your preferred settings for different coffee types. The Forte AP has a powerful motor and can grind up to 2.6 grams per second making this coffee grinder ideal for commercial and home use. 

Technical Specifications:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 18 x 37 cm
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
  • Power: 270W
  • Speed to Grind: 2.6g/sec (Setting 2Z) - 4.0g/sec (Setting 10M)
  • Burrs: 54mm Flat Ceramic
  • Dosing Feature: Scale (0.1g resolution) Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
  • No Load Burr Speed: 1950 RPM 

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Baratza Forte BG

 

Baratza Forte BG Coffee Grinder

The Forte BG grinder is similar to the AP version, but the BG model comes with 54mm steel burrs, which are better suited for grinding for drip coffee methods. This grinder is also equipped with a built-in digital scale and memory function, making it an excellent choice for pour-over and drip coffee lovers. The Forte BG has a slightly slower grinding speed compared to the AP model but is still fast enough for commercial use. 

Technical Specifications:

    • Dimensions (WxDxH) : 13 x 18 x 37 cm
    • Grounds Bin Capacity: 120g (4.2oz)
    • Bean Hopper Capacity: 300g (10.6oz)
    • Power: 270W
    • Speed to Grind: 1.3g/sec (Setting 2Z) - 2.7g/sec (Setting 10M)
    • Burrs: 54mm Flat Steel
    • Dosing Feature: Scale (0.1g resolution) Timer (0.1 sec resolution)
    • No Load Burr Speed: 1950 RPM 
    • Burr Mount: Screw Mount

    Shop Baratza Forte BG

    Baratza offers a wide range of grinders for coffee lovers of all levels. If you're just starting to explore the world of specialty coffee, the Baratza Sette 30 or Encore coffee grinder may be a good choice. For more experienced home baristas, the Vario W+ or Forte AP coffee grinders might be better options. And for commercial use, the Forte BG or Sette 270Wi are top choices. Consider your brewing needs and budget to decide which Baratza grinder is the best fit for you. 

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