For the money this the best grinder available. It overcomes a lot of the problems of grinders under £40. its tight-fitting burrs which means the grind particles are much more uniform. It has a stainless steel handle and chamber for sturdy operation. Strong ceramic burrs mean they stay sharper longer.
This is German engineering bought to a hand coffee grinder. Super-precision burrs will make grinding your coffee a pleasure. A very satisfying twirl as you turn the handle. Ultra-sharp grinding blades will last forever. If you want the best then this is it.
We know this is more expensive than some of the £50-£100 grinders you will see in department stores, but the extra £50-£70 will repay for many years. Using steel conical burrs means the grinding is faster and more consistent than cheaper models. Also, a bigger motor means more power. Cheaper models will struggle to grind for espresso, they simply lack the power and the burrs are too small. Not for the Encore. A great choice for the home.
The 270 model gives a much wider range of grind settings. If you grind primarily for espresso you will want at least the Baratza 270. Espresso grinding is harder than other ways of coffee as the coffee grinds have to so small and uniform. The Baratza 270 has no problem with this. And with its 270 settings, you can find the precise setting for your particular espresso machine.
The king of the home grinder. this grinder offers all the versatility you could ask for. You want espresso but your friend wants a filter brew. Its no problem with the Wi. It features ultra-precise grind by weight. With memory settings for 3 weights, you can save your espresso grind (say 19g), save your filter brew (say 30g) and then a quick Aeropress brew (say 13g). it can do it all to a couple of tens of a gram. With zero retention you can change the grind setting with no purging or cleaning out.