Baratza has recently
introduced the Encore, a new spin on the previously popular Maestro Plus. The
Encore has all the capability, style, and ease of the Maestro Plus but with a
few updates that improve performance and provide even greater value.
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Baratza has increased the grinding range and capability with its new Encore which can now
span from very fine espresso grinds to the standard coarser ones. Encore has 40
individual grind settings, from coarse to fine and everything in between.
Another big enhancement with the Encore is the new 40 mm hardened steel conical
burr system made in Europe. With it you are assured an accurate and consistent
grind every time.
The motor and
gearbox are all redesigned. An efficient DC motor grinds your beans quietly and
smoothly, without over-heating. By rotating at 450 RPM coffee will not have any
burned taste that can be caused by higher speed motors . A unique speed control
system, uses a combination of both gear and electronic speed reduction to
maintain the burr rotation at 450 RPM.
Baratza has also
introduced the second generation Gearbox with a new driveshaft. This addition
has significantly increased strength, durability, and noise control on the new
Encore grinder, making it that much stronger than the Maestro Plus. The drive
gear is made of 15% glass filled thermo plastic, making it quieter than a metal
gear, has more shock resistance and all around strength. According to Baratza,
during testing stainless steel screws were thrown into the burrs and all
aspects of the grinder stopped immediately with no damage to the gearbox or
The easy to use
front-mounted power button grinds beans directly into the grounds collector and
slides out to be used in any mechanism from an espresso machine to a french
press. With these fantastic updates and newly designed features, the Encore is
a highly-capable and durable grinder for an affordable price. Selling at the
same price point as the Maestro Plus it replaces, the Encore is a solid