Baratza Encore Conical Coffee Burr Grinder

Last updated date: June 19, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Baratza Encore Conical Coffee Burr Grinder

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the Baratza Baratza Encore Conical Coffee Burr Grinder placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
3,351 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
High quality and affordable. Baratza products are hard to beat for the price. Great value.
- Prima Coffee Equipment
Works like a charm right out of the box. Grinds are uber consistent. I’ve used it for a chemx, moka pot, drip pot, and french press - all came out perfect.
- Seattle Coffee Gear
This grinder was designed to be a true beginner’s tool. It’s not going to offer the fancy conveniences of the higher-priced barista favorites, but it doesn’t compromise on the quality like other inexpensive grinders.
- Home Grounds
A basic model with a straight-forward design that comes at a mid-range price. On/off switch is easy to use.
- BestReviews
It’s a reliable, straightforward tool—there’s almost no learning curve—that takes up only a modest square of counter space. It’s also super easy to clean and maintain, meaning it’ll be an investment you can rely on morning after morning.
- The New York Times
The Baratza Encore burr grinder is affordable considering it packs 40 coarseness settings to supply a wide range of coffee types and brewing styles
- CNET
With the Baratza Encore, the fineness selector gives you an astonishing 40 choices of grind settings. It’s marketed as commercial quality.
- Coffee Gear Spy
With 40 grind settings and precise conical burrs, the Baratza Encore is an entry-level grinder that guarantees a surprisingly superior consistency, allowing you to grind for several brewing methods.
- Dripped Coffee
40 settings gives you a broad spread of choice whether you prefer a coarse French press or a finely-ground espresso
- Fourth Estate Coffee
Conical burrs provide better grinding quality
- My Friends Coffee
What experts didn't like
I grind Starbucks French Roast. This grinder clogs before I can get one hopper of grounds. The grinder seems well-built, it is heavy and very solid, but it won't grind coffee beans.
- Prima Coffee Equipment
However, it is much louder than I expected it to be and a small amount of grounds always falls behind the catch bin so every time you empty the bin it makes a mess on your counter.
- Seattle Coffee Gear
The grind remains consistent throughout until you reach the settings #35 to #40. At maximum coarseness, the grinds are noticeably inconsistent, and the particles are way too big even for a French Press.
- Home Grounds
The dosing unit is difficult to use, and the motor is noisy.
- BestReviews
While it can’t produce a fine enough grind for serious espresso enthusiasts, its output is consistent enough for a serviceable shot and should satisfy anyone’s filter coffee needs.
- The New York Times
It grinds beans slowly. It also lacks any extra features such as a timer, screen or scale.
- CNET
Might take some time to get used to the 40 settings
- Dripped Coffee
Hopper size leaves something to be desired
- Fourth Estate Coffee
When you try to grind more coarsely, the grind won’t be uniform.
- My Friends Coffee

From The Manufacturer

SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNING GRINDERS - Baratza grinders are preferred by coffee professionals and backed by Baratza’s world class support. GO-TO ENTRY LEVEL GRINDER - Baratza’s best-selling grinder, with its small footprint, is THE choice for brewing coffee at home. Available in White or Black. USER FRIENDLY - A convenient, front-mounted pulse button, plus a simple ON/OFF switch make it easy to grind fresh coffee. 40 GRIND SETTINGS - Engineered with 40mm commercial-grade conical burrs that help you explore the extensive range of brew methods (espresso, Aeropress, Hario V60, Chemex, French Press, and automatic brewers). WARRANTY/QUALITY PARTS - Hardened alloy steel burrs manufactured in Liechtenstein, Europe, plus a powerful DC motor. This combination creates a consistent grind and durability to ensure the longevity users have come to expect from the Baratza brand. The Encore is backed by Baratza’s world class support and a 1 year warranty. 2020 Update has exact same trusted functionality with a sleek new exterior.

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