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I think we've got #1 and #3 covered with the 60oz Technivorm Moccamaster drip machine we use on a daily basis:To get the right extraction you need to balance out:
1. brewing time
2. grind size/amount
And if the grinds are all different sizes, you have absolutely no way to control 1/3 of the variables. You have absolutely no way to make a great cup of coffee. And great coffee hinges on nailing the brewing time. You can switch things up by having a larger grind and using more coffee and/or increasing the time. But having a consistently sized grind is necessary either way.
However, I'm starting to think the Cuisinart burr grinder we've been using is letting us down on the grind (too many fines end up in the grind). I might have to look at something a little more refined.
Anyone have any experience with the Baratza Encore?