Thanks for all the feedback and advice guys - very helpful. It seems like they are much of a muchness, and as Jim states it probably comes down to personal preference.
bas wrote:I have both...taste wise no big difference. Both produce excellent extractions and good flavour.
This is exactly what I wanted to know! Thanks Bas.
It was really useful to hear your thoughts about using the Sette for pourover and French press as well. I drink French press from time to time so would like a grinder that can do both if possible.
erik82 wrote:I'll vote for the M47. Great grinder and also easy for grinding espresso which my Lido wasn't. I tried the Kinu next to my Mythos and it holds pretty well. In the end the Kinu will be much cheaper as Baratza grinders don't seem to last longer than 2-3 years. The Kinu will serve you for a lifetime and will also be a very good grinder for pourover.
Longevity is something I hadn't actually considered Erik - thanks for bringing it up. It seems the Kinu might outlive me based on some of the videos I've seen online
another_jim wrote:You either hate all hand grinders like I do, because they take too much time and effort; or you love them, because they reward time and effort.
An interesting point of view! One which I don't necessarily share however. I'm fairly ambivalent to grinding by hand, neither put off by grinding manually nor wedded to it. As I'm only making one or two coffees a day it's not a big part of my decision to buy, I'm more after quality in the cup. If the question was simply 'is one of them a hand-grinder? If so, buy/reject that one on principle' then I agree the decision would be straightforward.
Of more interest to me was whether the relatively novel rotating outer burr and straight-through design of the Sette changed the grinder game enough that it would beat a well-aligned manual grinder in the cup. From everyone's comments this doesn't look to be the case, which is good to know.
I think the Kinu's going to be the one for me.