Baratza Encore Product User Manuals & Instructions PDF

Welcome to the world of specialty coffee grinding with the Baratza Encore and ESP Coffee and Espresso Grinders! Whether you're a seasoned barista or a home brewing novice, our goal is to empower you to achieve the optimal grind for your preferred brewing method. These user manuals are designed to guide you through the setup, operation, and maintenance of your grinder, ensuring that you experience consistent and delicious results with every use.

Product Resource Details

Below are detailed descriptions of the features that make the Encore stand out from other grinders in its class.

Conical Burrs

  • The slow rotating conical burrs of the Encore preserve the aroma and flavor of the freshly ground beans. Forty steps of adjustment provide the fine tuning needed for Espresso, Drip, and French Press Coffee.

Front Mounted Pulse Button

  • The front-mounted pulse button makes it easy to grind directly into an espresso brew basket. The discharge chute is designed to accommodate any home or commercial espresso brew basket.

Innovative Burr Calibration System

  • The range of grind and the accuracy of the settings is truly impressive. The Encore has 40 distinct settings to enable grinding from to Espresso to FrenchPress. An innovative calibration system allows all the manufacturing tolerances of the grinder to be eliminated, resulting in identical, accurate performance from each grinder.

Before Using Your Grinder

  • Prior to using your Encore grinder for the first time you should wash the bean hopper and ground coffee bin in warm soapy water. See the section on Care and Cleaning for instruction on how to remove and reinstall these parts. There may be some rust on the burrs when you receive your grinder. This is normal and will disappear after a small amount of coffee has been ground. To remove the rust and season the burrs, grind 1/4 pound of coffee and discard.

Initial Operation

  • Place the Encore on a level surface and plug into a correct voltage, AC outlet only. Remove the lid from the hopper by lifting off. Pour the desired quantity of roasted whole coffee beans into the hopper up to a maximum of 8 oz. Replace the lid. Ensure the ground coffee bin is fully inserted.

Setting the Grind Control

  • Slowly rotate the bean hopper clockwise or counter clockwise to align the indicator on the bean hopper with the desired number setting on the grind scale. Select the correct grind for the brew process you are using. 40 grind settings are available. The settings shown in the table below can be used as a general guideline. The actual grind size for a particular setting will vary depending on many factors, including: degree of roast (light vs. dark), freshness, humidity, type of bean, oil content, etc. With use, you will determine the setting that is right for your taste, brewing style and your favorite beans.


Few companies can balance quality and affordability quite like Baratza. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Baratza continues to improve and innovate while also leading the industry in customer focus and support. Baratza’s catalog of grinders includes everything from simple, efficient drip coffee grinders all the way up to precise and powerful per-shot espresso grinders. Featuring technology like grind to weight and a range of burr sizes and styles, there’s a Baratza for everyone.

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