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Baratza Encore - Elly Kenny's Review
Posted: July 24, 2013, 12:19am
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Arrow The Baratza Encore has 4 Reviews
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Elly Kenny 10.00
P Rob 9.00
Bob Adney 9.00
Joshua McKenzie 8.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.2
Manufacturer: Baratza LLC Quality: 8
Average Price: $130.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $129.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Amazon Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Blade Grinder
Bottom Line: This is a great grinder for anyone who's waited, like me, to get into the grinder market.  The grinds are consistent even after 8 months.  It's relatively inexpensive for what you get.
Positive Product Points

I like the fact that the grinds are consistent.  Even after using it for more than 6 months, the fineness of the grinds are the same.
(I use it mainly to get grinds fit for an espresso - very fine)
Secondly, the different settings (there are 40) gives a good range.  It takes a bit of trial and error to find the right grind setting for your coffee taste together with your preferred brewing method; but when you do,  it's great.  

There is a user article I came across that helped as a starting point for finding out the right grind setting for espresso vs drip vs French press in squidoo (Check out:  www.squidoo.com/baratza-encore-grinder-review-let-s-spill-the-beans).  It basically outlines how to get the best out of this grinder.

Negative Product Points

It is not as quiet as the promotional material I had come across said it was; but all grinders are somewhat noisy, I think.

Detailed Commentary

I was willing to spend up to $100 for a good grinder.  I went a little higher after reading reviews on this grinder.  But I'm glad I did.  I hate to have had to change again in a year's time, etc.  

I love to have a latte in the mornings, and this gives me a good grind for an espresso.  

I have a basic espresso maker that I got as a Christmas gift from 2 years ago.  I thought it wasn't great.  But many reviewers had mentioned that it is the grinder that we should first be checking out first. So after reading reviews here and elsewhere, I changed my grinder instead. (My previous was a blade grinder).  It does indeed make a big difference.

Buying Experience

Go with a company that provides reliable service, and offers a return service, in the event there are issues.  There are many places that do this, but I went with recommendations from:  http://www.squidoo.com/baratza-encore-grinder-review-let-s-spill-the-beans

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