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Baratza Encore Grinder

Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder, Conical Burrs 485

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  • Conical burr grinder
  • Simplified on and off switch
  • second generation Gearbox (GB2.0)
  • 40 different fineness settings
  • pulse setting
  • Grind directly into a portafilter (sold separately)
Regular Price: $155.00
Sale Price: $139.00


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Baratza Encore Grinder

Upgrades from the Maestro Plus to the Encore

  • Improved Burrs for Finer Grinding

  • New 2nd Generation Gearbox (GB2.0)

  • Timer Switch Replaced with On/Off Switch

Simple Operation - Auto or Manual

The Baratza Encore features simple controls for fast and easy grinding. Instead of the timer dial which was present on the Encore's now discontinued predecessor, the Maestro Plus, Baratza went with an On/Off knob for automatic grinding this time around. If you need just a bit more grounds or are grinding directly into a portafilter, the manual pulse grinding button on the front is the way to go. This allows you to grind in short bursts for as long as the button is depressed.

Improved Conical Grinding Burrs

Baratza upgraded the conical burrs formerly on the Maestro Plus, extending the Encore's grinding range into a greater degree of fineness. With the improved burrs, users can now have grinds fine enough for pressurized and for some, non-presssurized portafilters. For just an entry-level grinder, the Encore has been known to work well with some traditional espresso machines with non-pressurized portafilters, but results may vary. For serious espresso enthusiasts, a Baratza Grinder more dedicated to espresso may be suitable. The 40 mm burrs are precision manufactured in Europe and hardened into the cone shaped grinding wheel assembly. Conical burr grinders, in additional to being tougher and longer lasting than other types of grinders, are exceptional at producing consistent grinds from very fine to very coarse. Learn about Burr Grinders vs. Blade Grinders ยป

Forty Fineness Settings from Press to Espresso

With 40 grind settings from coarse for French presses to a fine powder for espresso, the Baratza Encore is has more than enough versatility to grind for any application you could desire. The burrs will consistently transform your coffee beans into a new grainy state, relieving you the annoyance of clumping grounds. A new triple-supported seating structure with a redesigned base for stability allows for ultimate grinding precision at any setting. When you need to adjust the grind size, simply twist the extra-large 8 oz bean hopper into the desired fineness setting.

Clean, Static-Free Grinding

Static build-up and a lack of containment in the grinding chamber are the usual suspects when it comes to excessive grinds. No matter how tidy your grinding method, it seems like coffee grounds always wind up where you don't want them: on the counter, on the floor, or - what's worse - inside the grinder's sensitive components. The improved tightly sealed grinding delivery assembly ensures that coffee grounds go where they are supposed to: into the grounds collection container. Additionally, the collection container itself is made of an anti-static material.

Grind Directly into Portafilter

Another favorite feature of the Encore is the option to grind into the coffee bin OR directly into your portafilter if you're using a pump espresso machine. The Encore was actually designed with these such machines in mind. The ground coffee collection bin removes easily to reveal a curved portafilter access area. Grind directly into the portafilter from the anti-static grinding chute.

New 2nd Generation Gearbox (GB2.0)

Baratza has updated their gearbox as well, increasing the strength and durability of the drive transmission which in turn decreases the noise. Along with the newer drive shaft, Baratza added a new motor plate, bushings, and a drive gear made of 15% glass filled thermo plastic. This change reduces noise compared the previous metal gear, wears better, and is more shock resistant.

Quiet, Cool Running Motor

The Baratza Encore contains a DC converter to power a potent 240 watt DC motor, grinding at just 450 RPM. The slower grinder delivers the quietest, coolest grind in its class, thanks to the special gear reduction which keeps it from seizing on extra fine grinds, while protecting the flavor of your coffee. The new circuitry also incorporates an automatically resetting thermal cut-off switch for optimal performance.

Customer Service and Support

The Baratza Encore grinder comes with a one year manufacturer's warranty. If the grinder has a problem, Baratza offers technical support by phone or email. They will promptly send a replacement grinder and a prepaid shipping label for return of the old grinder if the grinder is defective. You don't pay for the repair! The Baratza Encore is also backed by J.L. Hufford's 30 Day Satisfaction Policy.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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January 9, 2018
Reviewer: Holly Kaye from New York, NY United States  

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Great home grinder January 29, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from West Liberty, OH United States  
After searching for a new grinder and reading other reviewers, we decided on this for a good home grinder. I highly recommend this grinder as a daily grinder. We use it for pour over and drip maker. I do not make espresso so I do not have any view on it's function for that grind.

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Waste of money ! January 25, 2017
Reviewer: Errol Reiter from Medford, OR United States  
It seems well made and is aesthetically pleasing.  But itis a mess to use and worth less than a cheap blade grinder.  It imparts so much static to the coffee that it clings to everything and goes everywhere.   The static causes a lot of ground coffee to remain in the chute. Then when you remove the bin, the ground coffee from the chute goes all over at the slightest jostling of the machine.

Worst is that all this messiness does not yield beter coffee than that from a blade grinder.  I did a real life test, made 2 pots of coffee, one using this machine, the other using my old reliable $15 Krups blade grinder.  I used the same amount of Starbucks Sumatra coffee in both.  There was absolutely no discernible difference in the brews.  The only advantage to the Baratza was that I did not have to watch the clock for the correct number of seconds of grinding.

The only value to this machine is the psychic satisfaction that a coffee elitist could get.

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coffee grinder January 19, 2016
Reviewer: James Hoeft from Omaha, NE United States  
a good coffee grinder that grinds coffee well to my liking

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Baratza Encore burr grinder April 2, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from CHICAGO, IL United States  
We've had it a few weeks.  So far it has worked very well for everyday drip and other grinds.  It seems very sturdy and I like the simplicity of operation.

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