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Old 07-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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And if you say Keurig, you're fired.

My Keurig took a dump for the last time a few days back. Damn thing has been repaired 3 times in the last year, and the internet reviews say I got lucky. I did like the convenience of the "grab and go" single cup, but I have a Tassimo that does that reliably and faster. What I'm looking to get is a real coffee maker, one that can make an entire pot. It capable of making single cups, cool but not neccesary, and I'd like to avoid any type of k-cups all-together, i miss the smell of a freshly brewed pot in the morning.

What do you have that I'm missing in my life?
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Have you seen this thread?

Coffee Crew: Who has the best, freshest beans commercially available?

It inspired me to save up (and get donations from regular coffee snob overnight guests) for the Technivorm Moccamaster. I still think it's probably the best, and it's hand made in the Netherlands with quality components.

However, for half the price I've been reading some really positive reviews for the Bonavita. The basic design reminds me of the Moccamaster.

Bonavita Coffee Maker :: Thermal BV1800TH | Clive Coffee

According to the reviews I've read, these two are at the top of the pile right now as far as quality and taste go.
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Looks nice, but what makes it better than the rest of the sub-$200 coffee machines? I looks just like any other coffee maker with less bells and whistles, not that that's important. Just wondering what makes the brew better besides temerature control.

I hadn't read that thread, thanks for the link. I do miss HEB coffee. Hell, I just miss Texas.
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It seems to come down primarily to temperature control (getting to the correct temp, fast, and maintaining that temp thru the whole brew) and the length of time the water is exposed to the grounds.
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Coffee Roaster, Home Brew | Incline Village, NV
Roast your own and great brewer as well.
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Keurig is so goddamned disgusting.
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Keurig is so goddamned disgusting.
Agreed.
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honestly, we have one here, and it makes the worst coffee I've ever tasted.
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Keurig is some of the worst drip coffee I've ever had.

We currently have a Nespresso, not your cup of tea (lol) with the cups, but it makes an espresso in about 30-45 seconds, and comes with a frother for our creamer and/or milk. We've cut our coffee house visits way down since we've gotten it, saving us tons and justifying the ~$70 every two months.

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That seems similar to my bosch tassimo. It makes cappuccinos and espressos in addition to the regular single cup coffees. I'm interested in the Krups grind and brew km7000. It seems like a decent piece of equipment. Anyone used one?
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Behmor Brazen but be aware that like any super hot girl, she has some issues that you must deal with to ... get to have sex with a super hot girl.

Of course Brazen has a timer and can be set in 1 degree increments for brew temp and has a temperature calibration feature, so she's not only a hot girl, but she's got a degree in astrophysics.

Coffee Roaster, Home Brew | Incline Village, NV | Brazen

It can also act as a hot water maker for pourover or tea or some ****.
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Chemex pot or die.
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The moccamaster is the only way to go. Since I got one (that my ex girlfriend took when we separated), basically all my close friends got one of their own. And of course, I got another one the day my first one disappeared.

10 years guarantee, great coffee and looks beautiful when steaming.
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no timer. I need my coffee ready before I am.
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Bumping this from the grave, as I'm looking around for a good coffee maker

Actually, just getting into coffee altogether, kinda n00bish, but tired of drinking instant at home and want to venture out and try new things.
At work we have some old janky machine and 3 choices of company provided coffee, 1 of them is okay'ish (Starbucks house blend), the rest garbage (Standard french roast and Standard colombia blend)

Looks like the Bonavita bv1900ts is rated pretty high, some saying it's even the best.

Input?
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aeropress, a 300ml beaker to microwave or kettle, bur grinder, espresso beans, and use the inverted method, add hot water to fill cup when done brewing.
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/\ Yep that one seems to be the runner up on the couple sites I've been reading.
And then I watched like 50 comparison/review videos on YT and seems like for every single one review there's a contradicting review with those two basically switching places each time between best and runner up.

Seems like the Brazen has more options/features, which could be good or bad (cause I R Noob), and the Bonavita is just a 1 button "simple" setup that's good and consistent.

then there's this:
The Best Coffee Maker | The Sweethome
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Do it once do it right: espresso machine or bust. Be a man.

Evict all notions of drips and pods and buttons and the like. Aeropress is pretty good though.
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LOL no. Though my brother in law has this:



And the few times I've had some it was amazing, I'm not spending absurd money on this. I don't think I will even go above 200 bux for now.

The aeropress/french press idea is not terrible. Like half my co-workers walk around with French Presses and scoff at the rest of us peasants who drink the company provided starbux trash, lol.

But I've heard that it is relatively inconsistent unless you actually measure the water temp and make sure it's on point, which is way too much work for me. At work we have boiling water though, so...
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