Profitec/BaratzaProfitec Pro 300 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine + Baratza Sette 270
The best budget friendly pairing for fans of straight espresso and small to mid-sized milk drinks. These two machines offer nearly all the functionality and amenities a home espresso fanatic could hope for, but in a smaller footprint.
- Spouted Portafilter
- Shot Glass
- Craft of Espresso Book
- Microfiber Towel
- Extended Warranty
Profitec Pro 300
The Profitec Pro 300 is one of our most exciting and unique espresso machines, packing an amazing level of performance and engineering into a compact and portable stainless steel body. The beauty of engineering inside and out is exactly what we’ve all come to know and love from Profitec. In the Pro 300, that means a semi-saturated brass brew boiler and a stainless steel steam boiler, both with tidy, velcro-wrapped insulation; neatly organized wires; and accessible parts. The Pro 300 also shares commercial 58mm portafilters and PID with the Pro 700 although that machine uses the e61 group head. This offers precise control of brew temperatures and a built-in shot timer, and its compact and powerful boilers warm up in a scarcely-believable five minutes, although we’d give it 10 minutes to be stable.
We originally imported the Pro 300 in a 20 amp model which drew 2400 watts (which wasn’t compatible with every kitchen), but Profitec recently replaced this version with an updated 15 amp model that works on any kitchen outlet and retains that solid steam power and super fast warmup time. In our bench testing, technicians noticed no functional downside with the change to the new 15 amp model, and Profitec has told us that this will reduce wear on the electronic components and improve the already excellent durability.
For those that are constrained by space or weight requirements, the Pro 300 makes competitive dual boiler performance more attainable, in a design that weighs 30 pounds less than its big brother. Its insulated, fully swiveling stainless steel steam wand provides solid steam power and its modern group head is very forgiving of channeling. We’ve found side-by-side comparisons to be remarkably similar to the Pro 700, yet the Pro 300s cost savings could give it a distinct advantage if it allows the user to afford a better performing grinder.
Baratza Sette 270
We are excited to introduce this new conical burr series that debuts a revolutionary new grinding technology. Designed and perfected in Liechtenstein over a period of 8 years, this technology sets a new standard in simplicity, efficiency, and durability. This new mechanism has the outer burr rotate and the inner burr is fixed, a truly revolutionary design. The design of this mechanism doubles the efficiency of similarly sized grinders. Coffee passes straight through the grinder, vertically, and drops directly into the grounds bin or your portafilter.
All in all, the Baratza Sette 270 offers performance, precision, and durability at a price point that no other espresso grinder can beat.
- Profitec Pro 300
- Profitec Single Spouted Portafilter
- Profitec Double Spouted Portafilter
- Single basket
- Double basket
- Grouphead Brush
- Backflush Blank
- Water Test Strip
- Two-year parts and labor provided by Clive Coffee
- Baratza Sette
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Profitec Pro 300
- Dual insulated boilers
- PID-display to regulate the temperature of the coffee boiler
- Built in shot timer
- Vibration pump Ulka EX5
- Boiler pressure gauge
- 'No-burn' steam wand
- Steam boiler can be switched on or off seperately
- Low water shut off
- Baratza Sette
- 40mm steel conical burrs by Etzinger
- 290 Watts
- Stepped macro and micro adjustments
- 3.5-5.5 grams per second
- Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK
- Designed & Engineered in Seattle, WA, USA
The reservoir is the water tank an espresso machine pulls water from to fill its boilers. Having a reservoir means a machine can be more portable and work in homes where plumbing isn't an option.
Saturated Group Head
Saturated group heads are essentially surrounded by an extended section of the boiler. This means they warm up much faster than E61 group heads and hold a specified temperature more precisely.
These machines are built from the ground up with the home barista in mind. They span a wide range of needs but what they all have in common is a focus on creating a great user experience in a footprint that will fit on your counter, and look great there too.
Dedicated temperature controlled boilers for brewing and steaming means both functions can happen simultaneously, with the additional advantage of fine tunability. Sour and bitter espresso flavors can be minimized by raising or lowering brew temperature, resulting in a smoother shot. Adjusting the temperature of the steam boiler can increase or decrease the amount of steam power to suit different drink size milk drinks.
Vibratory pumps are the most common design in compact espresso machines, because they’re durable, compact and economical. Although they’re a bit louder than rotary pumps, when adjusted to proper 9 bar brew pressure vibratory pumps offer comparable espresso quality.
PID Temperature Control
PIDs allow the most precise temperature adjustment and control of boilers by continuously calculating the amount of power needed to maintain the target temperature. They also allow more detailed information to be displayed to the user than digital temperature controlled systems.
Shot timers measure the brew time from the time the pump is activated. This information is extremely helpful for dialing in an espresso grinder to the ideal 25 second 1.5oz shot, and maintaining consistency.
- Width: 10"
- Depth: 16.5"
- Height: 15.25"
- Weight 39.7 lbs
- Water reservoir: 3 L
- Brew boiler: 0.325 L / 800 Watts
- Steam boiler: 0.75 L / 800 Watts
- Voltage: 110V
- 15 amp model heats both boilers at the same time, super fast warmup and steam recovery.