Baratza has upgraded the great features of the Maestro Plus espresso grinder to create a grinder that is affordable and durable for the home environment and works with any style of coffee, from espresso to manual brewing. It looks just like the Maestro Plus but with a much improved burr that will allow a greater degree of fineness as well the new 2nd generation Gearbox (GB 2.0).
The Baratza Encore Grinder retains the same 40 mm hardened steel conical burrs it had with the Maestro Plus. Conical burr grinders are exceptional at producing consistent grinds from very fine to coarse.
2nd Generation Gearbox (GB 2.0)
With the newest version of Gearbox, Baratza has significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission while decreasing noise. In addition to the new drive shaft, the motor mounting plate and bushings, this change includes a new drive gear made of 15% glass filled thermo plastic which is quieter than the previous drive gear, wears better and is more shock resistant.
Grind Coffee for Any Brewing Method
There are many coffee grinders on the market. However, few have the ability to grind fine enough for a professional espresso machine and coarse enough for a press pot. The Encore has 40 steps of adjustment. Choose the perfect setting by turning the bean hopper to the desired position.
Commercial grinders have a calibration system to ensure that the grinder will grind fine enough for espresso and has the range to grind coarse enough for a press pot. Now this feature is available in a grinder designed for home use. The Baratza grinders are calibrated when they are manufactured to ensure an accurate range of grind. If necessary the grinders can be user calibrated.
A 240 watt DC motor is replacing the current AC motor. The DC motor is twice as powerful as the current motor and turns slowly resulting in cool, quiet operation and permits long grinding duty-cycles. The circuitry is equipped with an automatically resetting, thermal cutoff switch.
Special Gear Reduction
The Encore uses a combination of gear and electronic speed reducers to slow the spinning of the burr to 450 RPM. This slow speed reduces heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder. It also ensures that the beans feed smoothly into the burrs.
Power On/Off Switch
The timer switch has been replaced with a simple but effective power on/off switch.
On the front of the machine there is a pulse button, to easily grind directly into your espresso portafilter. This is a great feature for any operator, from the home user to the barista with a mastery of one hand operation.
Service & Support
One year parts and labor warranty provided by Baratza.