Duty Cycle of the Sette Series #UsingTheRightToolForTheJob

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Joyce in Blog, Customers, Education, Support

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.