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Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

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The Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder has some big shoes to fill. For the past few years, the Baratza Maestro and Baratza Maestro Plus have set the bar for quality coffee grinding at home. The Baratza Encore has evolved out of the Maestro and Maestro Plus to bring about even greater grinding capabilities at the same affordable price. With updated hardened steel burrs and a new gear box, the Encore grinder brings the capability of grinding for espresso to Baratza's introductory model. The Encore has retained the front pulse button featured on the Maestro Plus to allow for easy on-demand grinding, and reverted the side on/off switch to a multi-directional on/off rather than the previous timer knob. With the improvements of the updated burrs and Baratza's Gearbox 2.0, Baratza has once again provided an unprecedented combination of quality and affordability for home coffee drinkers everywhere.

Details:

  • Burrs: Updated 40mm hardened steel conical burrs
  • Grind Adjustment: 40 settings from fine to coarse allows a grind range of 250 to 1200 microns
  • Motor: A 450 RPM DC motor with gear speed reducer helps keep the beans cool while grinding. Gear speed reducer also reduces noise as well as heat and static build up. The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting thermal cutoff switch.
  • Gearbox 2.0: Adds increased strength and durability of the drive transmission, all the while decreasing the noise output. The new gearbox includes a new drive shaft, motor mounting plate and bushings, as well as a new drive gear made of 15% glass filled thermo plastic. This thermo plastic is quieter than the prior metal gear, wears better, and is more shock resistant. During Baratza's testing of the Encore, stainless steel screws were thrown into the burrs, and in every case the motor/gear/burrs stopped immediately due to the thermal cutout, helping preserve the gears. The gearbox is automatically-resettable if this were to happen.
  • On-Demand Grinding: Front-mounted pulse button allows for easy, on-demand grinding, helpful for when you're grinding directly into a brew basket.
  • Hopper Capacity: 8oz (227 g)
  • Grounds Bin Capacity: 5oz (142 g)
  • Dimensions: 4.7" x 13.8" x 6.3"
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Power Rating: 110V AC 50/60Hz 1 Amp
  • Safety Listing: UL/CSA/CE/EK
  • Warranty: One year
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Baratza is the company at the forefront of home coffee grinding innovation. Before Baratza entered the coffee manufacturing scene, one was hard pressed to find an affordable burr coffee grinder. Now, home baristas and cafes alike have multiple affordable burr grinders to choose from courtesy of the U.S. based company. Baratza currently offers five different burr grinders: Baratza Maestro Plus, Baratza Virtuoso, Baratza Virtuoso Preciso, Baratza Vario, and the weight based grinding Baratza Vario-W. In addition to this lineup, Baratza has also released a weight based grinding attachment for their grinders, the Baratza Esatto. One popular mantra from the coffee world is: the biggest investment a coffee fan can make is in a high quality grinder. Baratza has made the "investment" part of that coffee truism a lot more attainable.
Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is rated 4.5882 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Encore vs Solis We've had two Baratza Solis grinders for years, one at our cottage in Canada and the other at our home in Florida. The timer switch broke on one and we decided to purchase the updated grinder, the Encore. The first thing that we found is that it didn't grind fine enough (we like an espresso grind) but Prima sent us a Youtube video showing how to open the unit and make the adjustment (great service from Prima). We do find that the Encore is slower than the Solis; likely due to different gearing. The other significant difference is that the switch is on/off, rather than a timer. My wife likes the timer; I actually prefer on/off.
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Pour-overs Buying an Aeropress, Chemex, V-60, or other pour-over? Want to move up from your electric blade grinder? Don't want a manual grinder? Don't want to break the bank? Tired of questions? This is the grinder for you! Coarse espresso to fine drip to coarse drip is where this machine shines. The drawbacks are that it's not optimal for espresso (though I've read you can make some modifications) and french press, as it is not consistent enough and will produce too many fines (though if a blade grinder is the alternative, this is 150% better). Control over grind size could be improved with more steps and better consistency, but all this to say that for a $129 grinder, this is the best in it's price range.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grinder for Price This is the first electric non-blade grinder I've purchased (I've also used the Hario Skerton & Mini Mill in the past). I use it primarily for my Mypressi Twist and Clever. I'm no espresso calibrating genius, but I've found it to easily grind for the Mypressi. In fact, I have to have it a few notches up from the finest grind or it will choke it out. So far I've been using it for around 7 months and there are no signs of slowing down. The Encore is almost entirely plastic, but if you don't toss it around, I don't see why it wouldn't last for a long time. It appears to be well built. When compared to the price, I think this is about the most cost-effective and versatile grinder you can get. If you have the budget or have a real pro machine it's worth it to spend the extra, but this has proven to be an excellent starter grinder for me.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for everything but espresso! I've been using a Porlex hand grinder. One obvious upgrade is that it's way more convenient to drop beans in the hopper and flip a switch rather than crank the grinder by hand for two minutes. The grind consistency is WAY better than the hand grinder, making the cups I make through Aeropress, French Press, and Hario V60 a lot better. It's not a perfect grind consistency, and if you have the funds for a Virtuoso, maybe go for it. But this is definitely a wonderful grinder.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Encore! I upgraded from the Hario Skerton to this grinder. The difference it made in my daily brewing has been massive. For any method of drip or immersion brewing, this grinder is adept and achieves consistent results from cup to cup. It is easy to operate and clean. It's also very quiet. In the realm of "entry level" grinders, the Encore reigns supreme.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made the move... Moved up to the Encore after years using a blade grinder. Can you taste the difference in the coffee between a blade v burr...absolutely. After researching entry-level burr grinders (including Capresso & Bodum) til blue in the face, pulled the trigger on the Baratza Encore. Decision was made on the following (1) Prima Coffee customer service-excellent, (2) Baratza customer service-excellent, and (3) full replacement for 1-yr with pretty much all parts replaceable through Baratza after that. Surprised at the good weight of the unit. Will be used for drip & periodically french press. Can't speak to quality of grind for expresso or durability since just recently purchased. All's good at present.
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Very nice burr grinder at a nice price. This was recommended to me by my son whose coffee is outstanding. It's easy to take care of and does an excellent job of grinding coffee beans, You can choose from a multitude of settings. This is pretty much a no-brainer. If you enjoy a great cup of coffee, do yourself a favor and grind only what you're going to use right now. This machine will make it easy for you.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burr Grinder at last I bought this grinder about a month ago and have been totally satisfied to this point . The complaints of static that I've heard about our almost nonexistent.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Encore Baratza coffee grinder This is my 3rd Baratza conical burr grinder since 1990. This one is 10/10 EXCEPT - the 85db noise level..... They solved the static charge problem on the hopper, good for them. I was using a temporary grinder brand that begins with a "C" and it had a noise level of 95db. Sounded like an F-16 on the runway! I have four engineering degrees so I am an uber geek in these areas. I just spent over a thousand dollars to put sound proofing in my Covette. Reducing sound is the direction kitchen appliances go these days. Our new dishwasher is below 45db. I almost can't hear it. I almost want to take it apart to put some sound reducing in it. If the sound is coming from the new gear-set design, then look at a different gear angle cut.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great grind Purchased 1 mo. ago to replace Baratza Encore.  Miss the timer a lot !! We use Bunn coffee maker.  #18 for French Roast is perfect for us.  My hubby is retired Navy Chief. We like our coffee very strong.  Relatively quiet while grinding. We tried a Mr. Coffee burr grinder.  Bad. Loud. Chalk on blackboard sound at end of grind.  Would be 5 star, but I want the timer back !!  
Date published: 2013-12-29

Hi, what is the best grind setting for the hand pour, V60? Thanks.

Asked by: hutjoyce
It greatly depends on the size of your dose, but generally speaking, a normal 8-12oz brew in a V60 requires a table salt grind. Start there and adjust to taste!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-08-11

Do you sell these with non-US power supplies? (i.e. 230/240 Volt?)

Asked by: nickm
Unfortunately we do not. Please contact Baratza directly for information on international dealers.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-07-15

From your guy's experience, how good is the Baratza Encore Grinder for manual brewing methods (i.e. V60, Chemex, Clever)?

Asked by: Nazzo28
It's the perfect beginners grinder. It's a big step up from most hand grinders and electric blade grinders, but doesn't necessarily produce the particle uniformity of larger and more powerful grinders. If you're just getting into pour over coffee, it's a great buy.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-05-05

Do you sell the international (230v) variant?

Asked by: bennyp
We do not. You'll want to contact Baratza directly for more information on that option.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-03-17

I understand the different grind settings, finer v. coarse, HOWEVER, how does one set this grinder for 4 cups of coffee or 8 cups or 12 cups? Where is that setting???

Asked by: Nat20148
Hello. The settings on the grinder do not necessarily correspond to batch sizes. However, If you plan to brew 8-12 cups of coffee, you'l need to grind extremely coarse to ensure an optimal brew time.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-02-05

Best setting for French Press??

Asked by: MMHH
Hello. It depends a lot on your press, but stick to the 5 most coarse settings at first.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-23

are the burrs replaceable on the Baratza Encore

Asked by: benj
Absolutely. Replacement burrs are available for special order - just give us a ring.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-31

what number is right for regular grind on this machine

Asked by: trevor
Hi, Trevor. Grind size is determined by several factors. If you'd like to give us a call, we can help point you in the right direction.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-12-04

Thanks for replaing me         Can u just tell me how meny killo kan the encore make in a day to let me know how can I use it , and thanks again   Best regards yours sheriff.

Asked by: sheriff
Well, Sheriff. While we do not recommend trying, by our calculations, the Baratza Encore could grind about 121 Kilograms per day.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-05-13

How many quantity can encore make in a single day

Asked by: sheriff
The Baratza Encore is powerful enough to accommodate the busiest of home brewers, however, we would not recommend it for a commercial setting. One average dose of coffee will take about 8-10 seconds to grind.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2013-11-05
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