Baratza Encore Electric Burr Coffee Grinder
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Some coffee grinders, like those from OXO, Smeg, and Zwilling, allow you to adjust the hopper before removing it so that you can move it with the beans inside.
he said it still handles “both small daily grinds for my Chemex and really big grinds for when I make a big batch of cold brew” without issue. With each grinder, we used the Kruve tools to calibrate a medium-fine grind for drip coffee, and later to visually quantify which machines had the most grounds in the target range.The OXO Brew’s grinds canister is also a huge improvement over the one on OXO’s more expensive grinder with an integrated scale, which we quickly disqualified for spraying coffee all over the counter. The original Encore however is just a good sturdy little burr grinder mainly for manual brew methods, and it really is quite a lot of grinder for the money.
The rings of these burr sets are lined with knobby protrusions that look more like teeth than sharpened grooves, and they act like teeth, too, chewing and breaking beans instead of cutting them. But to make the best espresso, you need to pay more for a machine that’s designed to produce the necessary finer, precise grounds, and to allow for small adjustments at the finer end of your grinding range.Unlike the Encore, the Virtuoso+ doesn’t have a simple on/off button that you can just hold down to grind manually.