Let’s take a look at what we consider to be the two best electric coffee grinders for home use. First up, the much-loved Baratza Encore…

Baratza Encore

Baratza Encore coffee grinder available from Cracking Coffee - Home Brewing Coffee Equipment

If you’re looking for a great all-rounder when it comes to filter and espresso coffee, check out the Baratza Encore electric coffee grinder.

The Encore features conical burrs which produce consistent grinds from very fine to very coarse, making this electric grinder ideal for multiple different styles of coffee. The conical burrs are highly durable and remain sharp for many years.

In 2012, Baratza significantly increased the strength and durability of the drive transmission in the Encore. In addition to a new drive shaft, motor mounting plate and bushings, this change also included a new drive gear made of 15% glass filled thermoplastic, making it much quieter than the previous metal gear. It’s also more durable and shock resistant.

Featuring 40 settings, the Baratza Encore can quickly adjust from fine grinds for espresso to coarse grinds for French Press. The grind range sits between 250 and 1200 microns. Very little ground coffee is left in the grinder, which maximises freshness.

A table with a cup of coffee, coffee beans and coffee grinds on it.

The Encore is a great electric coffee grinder for manual brewing and espresso.

The Encore has unique speed control, featuring a combination of gear and electronic speed reduction to control the rotation of the burr to 450 RPM. This slow speed ensures the beans are fed smoothly into the burrs, while also reducing heat, noise, and static generation in the grinder.

This grinder is extremely easy to clean, making it an all-round convenient and user-friendly piece of coffee kit!