Baratza Virtuoso vs Sette

Grinding our coffee at home certainly give us some satisfaction, not only we can decide what kind of coffee beans we want to, but also the grind sizes, whether it is coarse or fine ground. We also can make it freshly anytime we want. Looking for the right coffee grinder may not easy since there are, so many of them out there. To help you choosing the right coffee grind for your home, let us introduce you to two coffee grinders from the famous Baratza. They are Baratza Virtuoso and Baratza Sette.

In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What is Baratza Virtuoso and Baratza Sette
– What Baratza Virtuoso and Baratza Sette can offer to you
– Baratza Virtuoso vs Baratza Sette

About Baratza Virtuoso
Baratza Virtuoso is a home-use coffee grinder by the famous manufacturer Baratza, which is U.S based electric coffee grinder company founded by Kyle Anderson and Kyra Kennedy in 1999. The Baratza Virtuoso is one of the famous electric coffee grinder for end-user available in the market. This product promised consistency in each cups, whether you want a French Press or Espresso. The Baratza Virtuoso is able to produce coarser grind or finer grind, you can consider Baratza Virtuoso to be in class by itself.

Baratza Virtuoso Features
Baratza Virtuoso has 40 millimeter conical burrs that able to deliver a consistent grind across all of its spectrum, so the coffee grains comes in similar size. The grind also comes with a precision mounting system, which keeping them stable during extended and repeated grinding. The grind transmission is not easy to become overheated and the DC motor makes the machine becomes less noisy.

The grind can be adjusted from 250 to 1200 microns with 40 settings provided, so you can grind your beans as coarse or fine as you like. Since it can cover a wide range of grind, you can make any kind of coffee brew you want. Whether it is espresso shot or manual brew. Baratza Virtuoso control is located in front of the unit to ease you operating the grinder. If you are interested on other coffee grinder, read our article on Breville BCG820BSSXL vs Baratza Virtuoso here.

Baratza Sette
The Baratza Sette that are we going to compare with Baratza Virtuoso in this article is the Sette 270. The Sette series introduces a revolutionary grinding technology that improves simplicity, efficiency, and durability, which was designed and perfected in Liechtenstein over a period of 8 years. The mechanism of BaratzaSette 270 is making the machine able to double the efficiency of other similar sized grinders available in the market. It works by passing the coffee beans through the grinder, which vertically aligned, so the beans can drop directly into the grounds bin or portafilter.

Baratza Sette Features
Aside from the vertical transportation mentioned above, Baratza Sette 270 comes with an outer ring burr that rotate with twice the surface area of the cone burr and proprietary tooth geometry, so the machine will able to produce grinding faster by two until three times offered by other products from its class. It also has proprietary gear box contains planetary and crown gear to maximize the efficiency of torques transfer in an attempt to reduce power consumption and lessening the heat, it all thanks to its powerful DC motor for maximum starting torque and efficiency.

We can differentiate the Baratza Virtuoso with Sette 270 easily by looking at their appearance. It is clear that Sette 270 is slightly bigger than Baratza Virtuoso, so you can also expect it have larger capacity and it is true. The bean hopper capacity of Baratza Virtuoso only 8oz, while the Baratza Sette 270 is 10oz. Even though it is larger the Sette 270 is actually lighter than Virtuoso by 0.4kg. Both of them has the same 40mm conical burrs but it is said that the Baratza Virtuoso is more suitable for manual brew rather than espresso, while Baratza Sette 270 is more suitable for espresso rather than manual brew, because it produces finer grain. From the price range Baratza Virtuoso is more affordable than the Sette 270.

Baratza Virtuoso vs Sette

- Let the Virtuoso’s professional-grade 40mm conical burrs perform their magic for a consistent, fine grind
- The secret to the Virtuoso’s consistent, smooth grind is: an efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times
- The Virtuoso’s exterior is just as finely tuned as its interior — a convenient front-mounted pulse button allows for grinding directly into an espresso filter basket
- A sculptured metal top and base give this grinder an expensive, elegant image that adds a sense of class and quality to kitchen counters and coffee shop workspaces alike
- Speed to Grind: 1.5 to 2.4 g/sec.; Bean Hopper Capacity: 8 oz (227g); Grounds Bin Capacity: 5 oz. (142 g); Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6kg)
- Using a combination planetary gear box and a patented crown gear drive system, we 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
- The front mounted control panel with backlit LED display is user friendly. Three programmable buttons allow for grind time setting within 0.1 second.
- The Sette has a macro adjust of 30 steps, grinding from espresso to manual brew
- A built-in convertible holder allows you to grind directly into your portafilter, the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices

All in all, we will recommend you the Baratza Virtuoso for home use, since it is more affordable and great for manual brew we used to do at home and not many people have espresso machine to make espresso at home.

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