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Baratza Coffee Grinder

The Baratza Encore conical burr coffee grinder is sturdy and boasts a high-torque DC electric motor.

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Put whole beans in the funnel-shaped hopper up top. Once they pass through the spinning burrs, they are ground down to size and land in the removable bin below.

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You select the grind size by turning the bean hopper to one of the Encore's 40 coarseness settings.

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The controls are simple, just switch it on and off.

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It's tricky to see here, but under a magnifying glass, ground coffee from the Encore was a bit more uniform than the Oxo Barista Brain produced.

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Here's a look at the sophisticated Oxo Barista Brain grinder (left) and the Baratza Encore side by side.

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