Baratza Encore French Press Setting

Baratza Encore French Press Setting

 Using the correct Baratza Encore French Press setting is essential for brewing a perfect cup of coffee using this brew method. Get it wrong and your cup of coffee will be either weak, watery and under brewed or too strong, bitter and over brewed.

You absolutely must have the correct grind size for each brewing method and technique. If you are in a rush with the kettle boiling away, and you need to know now – the French Press grind size with a Baratza Encore is 31 to 36.

This grind range will get you a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. Experiment and adjust to get it perfect for your own personal taste.

What Is The Baratza Encore Grinder?

The Baratza Encore coffee grinder is a top quality entry level coffee grinder that is easy to use with 40 different grind settings from 250 microns to 1200 microns which makes it easy to use for newbies to experts alike.

Due to the range of grind size you can grind the perfect coffee grind size for a lot of coffee drinks including:

  • 1. Turkish coffee.
  • 2. Espresso.
  • 3. Aeropress.
  • 4. Moka Pot.
  • 5. V60.
  • 6. Pour Over.
  • 7. Siphon.
  • 8. Flat Drip.
  • 9. Drip Machine.
  • 10. Chemex.
  • 11. French Press.
  • 12. Cupping.
  • 13. Percolator.
  • 14. Cold Brew.
  • 15. Cowboy coffee.

The grind coarseness range is good for the extra-fine Turkish coffee grind size, the finer grind level required for ristrettos and espressos and all the way up to the pebble stone size needed for Cowboy coffee.

It is an entry level grinder and a very good one at that!

What Is The Baratza Encore Grinder
The Baratza Encore grinder

Read: Baratza encore cold brew settings

Baratza Encore French Press Settings?

The Baratza Encoure coffee grinder is perfect for getting a good quality and consistent grind size for French press coffee and a number of other coffee drinks.

It is the favorite grinder for many coffee lovers and, I personally rate it as one of the best for those that are just getting started and want an easy to manage and easy to use grinder.

Getting the perfect grind size is only one criteria – a grinder must pass the consistency test, which is where many fail. Not this one. The heat resistance test is important, too, as a coffee grinder that rates poorly here will not make coffee as fresh or tasty as it can.

Heat from grinders does spoil your coffee a little before you get to brew it. While no coffee grinder is perfect it this aspect, the Baratza does rate very favourably.

While some coffee experts will suggest that you use a grind size of 28, at Latte Love Brew we do not like to give one set number as each person’s taste preference is not the same. We tried and tested this grinder at a setting of 28 and found the grind size to be a touch too small and the coffee in question a little weak while brewing with the French Press.

31 to 36 is the perfect setting range for brewing an amazing cup of coffee with your French press.

Baratza Encore French Press Settings
The Bodum French Press.

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Our Preferred Baratza Encore Grind Settings

Please refer to the table below for our suggested grinding settings on the Baratza Encore.

Type Of Coffee Drink  Baratza Encore Grind Setting
Turkish Coffee 1-3
Espresso 4-9
Aeropress 4-23
Moka Pot 4-16
V60 11-16
Pour Over 11-29
Siphon 11-29
Flat Drip 17-23
Drip Machine 17-23
Chemex 24-29
French Press 31-36
Cupping 31-36
Percolator 31-36
Cold Brew 31-40
Cowboy 37-40

What Is The Medium Setting For Baratza Encore?

The medium grind setting for the baratza encore is 14 to 17. This is the range that will produce a perfect medium sized grind size for making great coffee.

Is Baratza Encore Good For Pour Over?


The Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder is good for pour over coffee. The settings on your grinder should range from 11 to 29 depending on your beans, the roast, brew time and how you like your coffee.

Keep Your Grinder Clean

Rather that leave your grinder and cleaning once every so often or every month. Keep it well maintained and blow it out to keep it clear of coffee grinds after each use.

Never store your coffee beans in the hopper – not even if you own a coffee shop. The freshest and best tasting coffee is served with beans that have been kept in  a coffee cannister and the cannister stored in the freezer.

Keeping coffee in your hopper is only accelerating the degradation of your coffee beans, so only grind your beans when you are about to use them.

So run your coffee grinder at the largest grind setting for a few minutes. Switch it off, blow it out and do with two or three times. Then give it a good brush out and wipe it with a hot sponge to remove the coffee oils and then run the grinder for a few minutes.

This will keep your grinder in great condition and clean. You should still give it a good proper clean every other week.

Final Thoughts, Frappé-Ing It All Up Baratza Encore French Press Settings

The ideal setting for your French press is 31-36 on your Baratza Encore coffee grinder. Start with a 31 and then experiment until you find which one is best your own personal taste and preference.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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