The Encore is the newest entry level grinder from Baratza. It replaces the incredibly popular Maestro series. The Encore features an upgraded set of burrs and a new gear box and all for the same price.
Graham says: I used a Maestro for 10 years before opening Monigram. After we opened, it went on loan to a couple of start-up restaurants and some friends' homes. It's still running well, and based on what we've seen of the Encore in the last couple of years, this new grinder is even stronger, without sacrificing anything (even price).
In 2012, Baratza introduced the second generation Gearbox (GB 2.0). With GB 2.0, Baratza has significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission while decreasing noise. In addition to a new drive shaft, motor mounting plate and bushings, this change includes a new drive gear made of 15% glass filled thermo plastic which is quieter than the prior metal gear, wears better and is more shock resistant.
Featuring 40 individual grind settings, from fine to coarse, the Encore can please any palate with its gamut of accurate and repeatable grind settings. The Encore has an accurate grind for the increasingly popular manual brew methods such as pour-over, Aeropress, Siphon and Chemex. The specially designed burrs give a precise grind with minimal fines for a flavorful, balanced extraction.
And, of course, the Encore is built with the quality Baratza parts you’ve come to trust. The efficient DC motor keeps your beans cool, even during extended grind times, while a combination of electric and gear speed reducers slow the burr to 450 RPM, ensuring a smooth bean feed and reducing noise, heat and static buildup.
The Encore’s 40 mm conical burrs will grind for many styles of coffee. Conical burr grinders are exceptional at producing consistent grinds from very fine to very coarse as well as being durable and will remain sharp for many years.
Dimensions: W 12 cm x D 16 cm x H 35 cm
Weight: 3 kg
Burr Type: Conical
Burr Diameter: 40 mm