The Baratza Virtuoso+ is a great burr set sander that is a bit faster and more consistent than the Encore. And Virtuoso+ has a slightly wider grinding range, for fine and coarse grinding. Unlike the Encore, this grinder has a precise digital timer that allows you to grind the same amount of coffee every time – so you can choose to fill the hopper with beans instead of measuring them each time you make coffee. Virtuoso+ also has a bin light so you can easily see how much you have ground. But this model is not significantly better than Encore – you pay for incremental improvements that not everyone will notice (these improvements can be important if you use a lot of different coffee preparation methods or if is coffee a blossoming passion or hobby for you).