The Sette 270 and 270w have shipped and we are delighted with the initial feedback we’re receiving!
Some questions have come in about duty cycle – the time which the grinder is actively grinding beans. The Sette was designed for a maximum of 2 lbs (1 kg) per day, with an espresso duty cycle of 10%. We want to remind everyone buying the Sette grinder that it was designed for home use (short duration grinding). The Sette grinds fast and has a consistent grind profile. As a result, some professionals are tempted to use it in high volume commercial situations. However, please know that overuse in a commercial setting could cause slowdowns or stoppage, which may impede your operations and service.
Here is a general overview of the duty cycle of the Sette Series:
Espresso (Settings 3-9) it will take about 6 seconds to grind a dose of espresso, then the grinder should rest for 60 seconds. This is about what you could do if making back-to-back shots on a one-group machine.
Brew (Setting 15-30) it will take 5 to 30 seconds to grind up to 150 grams of coffee, then the grinder should rest for 60 seconds. Remember, a maximum of 150 grams at one time, with a 1 minute off before grinding again.
The duty cycles described above will work great for home brewing. If you choose to use it in a commercial situation, please think about the Sette’s duty cycle function and decide if this will be a successful choice for your bar setup.