The Baratza Encore is one of the most popular burr grinders on the market right now, and here’s why. BUT its not for everyone! read this before purchasing. 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 . Details of my testing are below, but from my skeptical heart to yours, here is the bottom line: The Baratza Encore is a $ grinder that will grind fine enough for.

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The full results of espresso testing would be far too long to reprint, but I am including the tasting notes from one set of test shots. Over all very consistent grinds!

My Encore burr grinder is head over heels!!! I drink it cold and agree with her.

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder – Prima Coffee

If you want to do this, you have to “zero” the grinder by bringing the burrs together, then count and note rotations when you open up the burrs to a setting you like.

The Verdict Craft coffee is not the easiest field to break into, but the Baratza Encore makes for an easy introduction. Across all three grinders, you can’t really go wrong, but we suggest the Encore barattza those with a tighter budget, the Virtuoso for those in need of a bqratza general-purpose badatza, and the Preciso for those who specifically need to focus on espresso in addition to brewed coffee.


I really taste more of a mango smoothie with a mild pork chop finish. Chris works as an energy analyst by trade, but his passion and hobbies revolve around the world of coffee and espresso. I decided discard that grinder and to purchase the same model from Prima. Not a big problem but a simple picture would be helpful. If Baratza were to say, get rid of settings below 5 and above 32 which create rock-salt like chunks of beans.

Machine runs as well as the day I got it. On-off Switch The Encore has an easy on-off switch. Bard Coffee Wholesale Our customers and employees are loving all of the brewing equipment they can purchase in our shop! Very simple to use, packaged well and shipped timely. I had to fiddle with the rubber feet a bit to keep it from wobbling on the counter, but everything else about the set-up and operation has been a breeze.

If you hop over to our Virtuoso product listing, you can watch our video review of the grinder. And the more-than-reasonable price makes this grinder hard to pass up on.

Baratza Encore Review: The Perfect Balance of Quality vs Price? – HOMEGROUNDS

Really glad it arrived in time, and shipped for free! I called Prima and they said that they know the Encore will not grind dark roast coffee without clogging.


Additionally, the Dose Control offers 20 more grind settings than the Encore, and a larger hopper that can hold up to 12 oz. Was this review helpful? Worked flawlessly up until then. I would order from Prima Coffee again! Overall totally worth it.

The Baratza Encore Review

Please enter correct email Thanks for Subscribing!! From what I understand, its possible to take apart the machine and recalibrate it manually. Would be nice baratsa it had a timer run or something but as it is I just use the switch on the side. Bottom line is it was an awesome grinder up until it stopped.

The back-end of the shot was like a Texas sheet cake: Sounded like an F on the runway! Cavendish series Palm Tampers Traditional tampers. Come back when you are tired of the taste of burnt water. Previously, we had a cheap grinder.

The coffee made with freshly ground beans is exquisite.