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Baratza Virtuoso+ $187.47 Encore $127.47 Stagg Kettle $119.25

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Baratza Virtuoso+ - $187.47
Baratza Encore - $127.47
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America's Test Kitchen (aka Cook's Country)... the videos with the details are available on YouTube.
Kitchen Equipment Expert Shares Top Pick for Burr Grinders [youtube.com]
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Go to 3:15 in that video. "They all (blade and burr ground DRIP coffee) tasted good".
Blade ground DRIP COFFEE tasted as good as burr ground and some tasters preferred the blade ground in the blind tests.
Burr grinders were recommended for two reasons...convenience and grind consistency for types of coffees that require it, such as espresso and French press. Not DRIP coffee.
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Yikes, Baratza Encore for $127 is a deal now? I thought that's how much it was retail.
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Yikes, Baratza Encore for $127 is a deal now? I thought that's how much it was retail.
Yes it's a deal now. That's actually been the refurb price range for some time. So this qualifies as hot.

I imagine we'll see this price range around the holidays, but with all the supply chain issues of the last 20 months, all deals have to be looked at through a more recent lens.

PS - I got the hottest deal of all: Bought the Encore from Amazon Warehouse for $121. It stopped working 2 days after the return window ended. I reached out to Baratza Support but also appealed to Amazon. Amazon issued a full refund without asking that it be sent back, then Baratza helped diagnose the problem as a broken paddlewheel, and exchanged it for a brand new Encore. Their support is superlative.
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Anyone have first hand experience with Virtuoso+ for espresso? $187 seems to be a great deal.
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Why I see $169 on encore model ?
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Why I see $169 on encore model ?
Never mind, I forgot the coupon code
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Dang, I'd take the Virtuoso+ if I could sell my Encore for a decent price. Oh well.
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Anyone have first hand experience with Virtuoso+ for espresso? $187 seems to be a great deal.
I have the Virtuoso and use it on the Gaggia Classic Pro...when grinding for espresso, I'm limited to either 3-4 on the Virtuoso dial. In my experience, I strongly suggest getting something that can dial in micro-adjustments like one of the Baratza Sette's or Vario.
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I have the Virtuoso and use it on the Gaggia Classic Pro...when grinding for espresso, I'm limited to either 3-4 on the Virtuoso dial. In my experience, I strongly suggest getting something that can dial in micro-adjustments like one of the Baratza Sette's or Vario.
Thanks. I've heard about the Settte and Vario, but thought I could save a few $$ with this.Coffee
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Quote from moshter11 :
I have the Virtuoso and use it on the Gaggia Classic Pro...when grinding for espresso, I'm limited to either 3-4 on the Virtuoso dial. In my experience, I strongly suggest getting something that can dial in micro-adjustments like one of the Baratza Sette's or Vario.
Have you tried adding a shim? Might help
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Seems like a pretty good deal for a Virtuoso from an authorized dealer, plus they aren't charging sales tax (kinda weird). Thanks OP!
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Quote from JimBanville :
Don't bother with a burr grinder for DRIP COFFEE.
America's Test Kitchen (aka Cook's Country) did multiple blind tests with everyone from regular coffee drinkers to coffee shop owners. None of them could tell burr ground vs blade ground DRIP COFFEE.
Their tests are behind a paywall on their websites the last time I looked, but the videos with the details are available on YouTube.
Burr grinders are more suited for the types of coffee that need a very specific grind size, like French press, Espresso, etc.
Don't know why the hate, I've heard the same for most people.

I, on the other hand, have a very sensitive palate, but there are so many variables that any one thing can make a coffee taste different.
As it is, I just like to find my grind setting for my old ass hand grinder, get my aeropress, and enjoy.
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