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The Ultimate Baratza Encore ESP Grinder Review

The Ultimate Baratza Encore ESP Grinder Review: Is it Worth the Investment?

The Baratza Encore grinder has been a high performing, and best selling coffee grinder for years now, but what is new and upgraded with the Baratza Encore ESP? Is it worth the investment? Let's find out... 

Overview: 

The Baratza Encore ESP is a brand new grinder on the market. Its predecessor was the Baratza Encore, a grinder known for its reliability and ease of use, but geared towards drip, or filter methods of brewing. The Encore ESP took the bones of the Encore and gave it new burrs, more espresso grind sizes, and a dosing accessory. This grinder is definitely for all methods of brewing, while having a focus on espresso. 

The Ultimate Baratza Encore ESP Grinder Review

The Upgrades: 

One of the standout improvements of the Baratza Encore ESP is its ability to produce range of espresso grind sizes! The Encore ESP comes with 40 grind sizes total, 1-20 is specifically for espresso, and 21-40 is for other brewing methods including Aeropress, pour-over, french press, and cold brew. 

You are able to get the consistent espresso grind sizes because of the upgraded M2 burrs. These burrs have razor sharp edges, producing a consistent grind, reducing static, and the ability for more micro adjustments. 

To further make static disappear the Encore ESP is equipped with an upgraded DC motor that slowly turns, reducing heat on the beans which contributes to the static you often see. This also gives it a quieter operation, so you don't have to worry about waking up the household when making your morning cup of joe. 

To make espresso dosing easy Baratza has included a dosing cup compatible with 54mm portafilters and 58mm portafilters, along with their standard grinds container. 

Wondering if the Baratza encore ESP is worth the upgrade over the Baratza encore? Here's a side by side comparison of the models, so you can see if the new Baratza Encore ESP grinder is right for you.

Options Baratza Encore  Baratza Encore ESP
Brewing Method Recommended for filter Recommended for espresso (but also filter coffee)
Burrs 40mm stainless steel M3 burrs 40mm stainless steel M2 burrs
Grind sizes 40 macro steps 20 macro steps (21-40)
20 micro steps (1-20)
Accessories Grinds bin included Grinds bin included
54mm/58mm dosing cup 
Burr Removal  Disassembly required Quick release
Speed to Grind  0.8g/sec - 1.1g/sec 1.5g/sec - 2.4g/sec
Colours Available  Black or white  Black or white

 

The Ultimate Baratza Encore ESP Grinder Review

The Verdict: 

Overall, the Baratza Encore ESP is an excellent coffee grinder that delivers exceptional performance and versatility. If you're a coffee lover who values quality and convenience, then this grinder is definitely worth considering. Whether you are brewing for french press, or for espresso this grinder has you covered.

Want to pick up a Baratza Encore ESP? Come by in store, or add one to your cart online

The Ultimate Baratza Encore Grinder Review

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