What's the consensus on the Specialita vs. the Sette 270 for single dosing? Reading through this thread people seem to think the Specialita is definitely a better grinder than the Sette 270, but for single dosing I see people mentioning various problems with the Specialita (popcorning leading to an inconsistent grind, and higher retention). I'm thinking about replacing my Sette 270 with something quieter and the Specialita looks good for price vs. performance, but I exclusively single dose so I want to make sure it will work well for that. Clive Coffee specifically calls out the Specialita as a good grinder for single dosing in this article
, but some of the posts in this thread are making me unsure about that.
I've been using mine for single dosing exclusively. I don't know how much old is being spit out. I guess it's possible, butit doesn't seem like much. I run it for 2-3 secs after grinds stop coming out, so it seems to be getting it all. If I put in 18.1g, I usually get out 18.1 +/- .1. It's accurate enough for my skill set. There is a little popcorning, but it always gets all the beans. Sometimes on gets stuck on top of the little door thingee, but a slap tap or wiggle of the door takes care of that. It's a lot more quiet than my Breville SGP. How it would compare to the 270, I don't know. I don't know how accurate the timing method is, I don't do it.
Noise level aside, the in cup flavor wasn't just earth shatteringly better than my Breville. It seems like it might not be such a quantum leap from your 270.