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Thread: Upgrading to an Electric Burr Grinder...is the Baratza Encore a good choice?

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    Upgrading to an Electric Burr Grinder...is the Baratza Encore a good choice?

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    Hi all,
    I am currently using a Hario Mini Mill hand grinder..considering upgrading to an electric burr grinder as the manual grinder does take quite awhile if I am making extra cups.
    For its price, the Baratza Encore looks like an attractive choice. Any thoughts from users out there? Thanks!

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    What machine are you grinding for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_m_h View Post
    What machine are you grinding for?
    The Via Venezia - a manual espresso machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrownbean View Post
    Hi all,
    I am currently using a Hario Mini Mill hand grinder..considering upgrading to an electric burr grinder as the manual grinder does take quite awhile if I am making extra cups.
    For its price, the Baratza Encore looks like an attractive choice. Any thoughts from users out there? Thanks!
    I recently brought a new coffee machine and grinder and was looking extensively. I ended up getting the compak m3 push and couldn't be happier.
    It was $10 more expensive that the rocky but worth every cent.
    I use it with my espresso machine and my wife for filter. Easy to change from one extreme to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madaxle View Post
    I recently brought a new coffee machine and grinder and was looking extensively. I ended up getting the compak m3 push and couldn't be happier.
    It was $10 more expensive that the rocky but worth every cent.
    I use it with my espresso machine and my wife for filter. Easy to change from one extreme to the other.
    I'm on a small budget hence am considering the Encore. How much does the compak cost?

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    Check sponsors ^^^^. Chris from Talk Coffee had a K3 push for $469. Other cheaper options if on a tight budget is Breville smart grinder or even Sunbeam em0480.

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    Thanks mmmcoffee for the suggestions. Breville seems to have really good reviews on this forum as well, might have a look at that too.

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    I suspect the Breville Smart Grinder will do the job nicely and they are well priced. I have one and its better than my hand grinder so you should have better coffee.
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    Hey brownbean, the smart grinders are apparently a great machine for price. I have a Porlex hand grinder which I use at work and camping with my Aeropress. Love my hand grinder but not for my daily grind though.

    Enjoy and hope it goes well!!



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