Since being at SCA and connecting with customers – wholesale and individual - about the Sette as a multipurpose grinder we’ve been hearing ever more stories about people who are using it in for multipurpose applications.  We decided to ask our Support Manager, Pierce Jens, to give us his take on the Sette as a multipurpose grinder and he said …

"All the customer feedback that I’ve received  around the Sette conclude it is a phenomenal espresso grinder. In particular, it is the easiest of grinders to dial in your shot with. To boot, the repeatability is spectacular; both shot to shot, and when transferring back to espresso-fine after jumping to coarse. And, of course there is the miracle of grind by weight…

Then there is the drip grind (which the Sette totally does) that is more debated. Some customers rave about the drip performance of the Sette, and other customers are equally as vocal but in the other camp. Personally I’ve found that the Sette can be a MVP in brewing a top-notch cuppa, but it is less intuitive than our other grinders, like the Virtuoso for example. With the Virtuoso when you feel like you need to go coarser, and go coarser, it helps. With the Sette sometimes you feel like you need to go coarser, but going finer or adjusting a different parameter is actually the best move to make.

We’ve tried to help our customers make world class coffee via a Blog and an alternate burr, but that doesn’t change that the Sette is not as (common-sense) familiar/usual to dial in as the Virtuoso. So, we’ve taken to changing the burr names from AP/BG to S1/S2 with the hope that these less denominating names will better communicate that these cone burrs are slightly different, not a panacea to the differences of dialing in a brew with a Sette. In short, if you are looking for a grinder to do French press/cold brew, or one that fit the way you want to dial in a brew, chances are the Encore, Virtuoso or Forte BG are a better fit.  if you are game to be more flexible, perhaps by dusting off a tricks, you could be able to unlock a new world of flavor with the Sette.

We’re here to help and remember; We grind, you brew!"

Check out our newest installment about brewing with the Sette clicking here.