Baratza Encore Burr Coffee Grinder Review
A step up, but not quite a splurge, this is the best steel burr grinder in its price category.
Barazta bills the Encore as an entry-level grinder, but for our money (or we should say, for your money) it’s got cred as a premium machine. You can customize your grind (and ultimately the taste of your coffee) with a twist of the bean hopper, and choose from 40 different grind settings. You can maximize how much you grind: Use the main hopper, which holds up to 8 ounces of beans, attach the extender, which more than doubles your caffeine payload, or attach multiple extenders.
While you’re at it, call the shots on the grind time and the grind speed. For a machine that’s relatively compact, it’s putting a lot at your disposal.