Greenway Coffee Reviews the Esatto
September 2nd, 2011 By admin | Comments: no responses
We were lucky to receive the Baratza Esatto Prototype a couple of months ago and decided it was about time to write our thoughts on it, as well as the Coava Coffee KONE 2.0, graciously sent to us by the good guys at Coava. Tons of stuff has been written about both, so I will stick to the truly great functionality behind both these new devices.
The Esatto we got in was disassembled when we opened it, an obvious sign of it being a prototype. After a quick realigning of the buttons we were in business. At first assembly the base was very sturdy and even stood up to Nicholas Lundgaard’s 3 year old son, Henrick. I appreciate the three buttons that can be set at different weights. Ours we decided to set at 30 grams, 18 grams, and 3 grams for purging. These quick buttons were spot on with weight every single time and it was quite mind boggling watching the grinder stop about 3 tenths of a gram from it’s target, then hitting it every time. Nice work Baratza, your calculations are duly appreciated. The settings make it fast and responsible to brew fresh coffee and shaves off a solid 25-30 seconds from each order. Kyra (from Baratza) asked us to really beat it up so we ground out 60 grams at a time for a few days straight for our FETCO and it seemed to hold up to the pain- we pushed about 2.5 kg one of the days and it pulled through.
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