It's the vertical burrs and it will change your coffee brewing life.
Another control parameter that is imperative to that amazing cup of coffee... grind size and volume. An imperative element of grind size? Evenness. Regular blade grinders just cannot match a burr grinder's ability to be precise. With the Baratza Encore Grinder you can measure out your beans and adjust the grind-size all in confidence that your grounds will be exact.
We love this grinder because you get the consistency of the the Baratza grinders without breaking your bank on one of the more expensive models which makes it perfect for home use.