What enhancements would you like to have in your grinder, and how much would you pay for each?

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
boren

#1: Post by boren »

My main grinder is a Baratza Sette 270Wi, which usually sells for around $600.

Below are the enhancements I'd like to see and how much I'd be willing to pay for each:

- A more robust (metal?) gearbox that doesn't need to be replaced every 3 years. +$100
- Quieter operation, say 10 dB less. +$70
- Variable RPM. +$100
- Easier to see/read grind level markings. +$30
- 3 additional weight presets (for different baskets, brewing methods). +$30

All of the above would add $330, which is still less than half of the price of the Liechtenstein-made, etzMAX version of the 270Wi, so still a reasonable price.

SutterMill

#2: Post by SutterMill »

boren wrote:My main grinder is a Baratza Sette 270Wi, which usually sells for around $600.

Below are the enhancements I'd like to see and how much I'd be willing to pay for each:

- A more robust (metal?) gearbox that doesn't need to be replaced every 3 years. +$100
- Quieter operation, say 10 dB less. +$70
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I have the Sette30 with 270 adjuster. Completely agree with the recommendations Boren made.

I'd happily pay $100 to for -15db. Jackhammers have lower SPL levels.