One of the main keys to brewing great coffee is a great grinder. To properly extract coffee it must be ground to a consistent particle size. The Baratza Encore is unique in home grinders under about $140 in that it has 40 adjustable grind settings that give the user the flexibility to consistently grind for espresso and French press, as well as everything in-between. The 40 mm hardened steel conical burrs and a big ol’ motor allow for a consistently great grind. A speed reducer on the motor allows for quiet grinding and prevents overheating of grounds. Come on now, grind your way to a better cup.