Baratza grinders are our favorites for the home brewer because of their versatility and consistency in grinding. At this price point, we were hard pressed to find any other burr grinders that could match quality and beauty to deliver consistency cup-to-cup, while looking beautiful on the counter.
Over the years, the Maestro Plus™ has been viewed by coffee experts as THE grinder for those who love drip and manual brews. The Encore™ is the new and improved Maestro Plus. The burrs have been upgraded to produce an accurate grind for drip/manual and fine enough for espresso. It also boasts a upgraded gear box.
The Encore features 40 individual grind settings that range from fine to coarse to cover your favorite manual brew methods. The grind range is from 250 - 1200 microns. It's powerful motor, combined with gear speed reducers slow the burr to 450 RPM to ensure a smooth bean feed, noise and heat reduction and eliminate static buildup.
Do you like to grind by weight? We do - it's the best way to brew. Check out the Esatto. It's a great companion to add weight-based grinding to the Encore.