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  • Post #31 - April 7th, 2021, 4:04 pm
    Post #31 - April 7th, 2021, 4:04 pm Post #31 - April 7th, 2021, 4:04 pm
    nr706 wrote:We've had a Breville coffee maker for four or five years. It has a built-in burr grinder, and bean storage. Brew strength is adjustable. It wasn't cheap, but it makes up for that by being generous with the number of decibels the grinder generates.

    Good to know. :lol:
    -Mary
  • Post #32 - April 7th, 2021, 6:52 pm
    Post #32 - April 7th, 2021, 6:52 pm Post #32 - April 7th, 2021, 6:52 pm
    The GP wrote:
    kafein wrote:I highly recommend the Zojirushi. This company is known for their rice makers and water kettles. The coffee gets brewed at a much higher temp.

    The timer works like a charm and the basket holds plenty of grounds (I have had a Grind N Brew - I feel it's enough for 8 cups)

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CAQ8gIwAA#

    I also reviewed it here, note - I still have the same one. Well over a year and still kicking. And we make alot of coffee.

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=21892


    This also caught my eye. Curious if anyone else has a Zojirushi coffee maker.


    I had this zojirushi and it brewed well and kept coffee hot. However one out of every ten pots or so wouldn't drip into the carafe properly leading to some spillage.

    May have been human error but happened enough that I just got rid of it. Now I've got a Braun brewsense and it works great. No metal carafe but in the days of working remote, that hasn't been an issue for me.
  • Post #33 - April 7th, 2021, 7:01 pm
    Post #33 - April 7th, 2021, 7:01 pm Post #33 - April 7th, 2021, 7:01 pm
    We've been quite happy with our Oxo 9-cup. Simple yet thoughtful design, reliable, good cup of coffee made at the right temperature. We like having the thermal carafe, but it doesn't stay hot for hours. We also have the Baratza Encore grinder and find it works well.
  • Post #34 - April 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm
    Post #34 - April 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm Post #34 - April 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm
    EvA wrote:We've been quite happy with our Oxo 9-cup. Simple yet thoughtful design, reliable, good cup of coffee made at the right temperature. We like having the thermal carafe, but it doesn't stay hot for hours. We also have the Baratza Encore grinder and find it works well.

    A friend has a Zojirushi thermos that keeps coffee impressively hot. It possible to make coffee the night before and in the morning find the coffee impossibly hot to drink.

    I know you were not looking for any recommendations, though it gave me an opportunity to suggest!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #35 - April 19th, 2021, 12:13 pm
    Post #35 - April 19th, 2021, 12:13 pm Post #35 - April 19th, 2021, 12:13 pm
    A Baratza Encore grinder and Technivorm Moccamaster are in the house after today's mail delivery. These burned up an Amazon gift card I received around the holidays. Updates to follow once I figure out how to use them.
    -Mary
  • Post #36 - April 19th, 2021, 1:21 pm
    Post #36 - April 19th, 2021, 1:21 pm Post #36 - April 19th, 2021, 1:21 pm
    The GP wrote:A Baratza Encore grinder and Technivorm Moccamaster are in the house after today's mail delivery. These burned up an Amazon gift card I received around the holidays. Updates to follow once I figure out how to use them.


    Yay! Hope you’re as happy with them as I am.

    While we’re at it, Methodical (https://methodicalcoffee.com/ has been my go-to roastery for the last year. Their descriptions are very accurate and since I dislike coffees with a pronounced fruit or floral profile and prefer those with nutty/chocolate flavors, this has been helpful. They also sell a really great decaf—not easy to find. Highly recommend them if you’re looking for some special beans to go with your new set up!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #37 - April 19th, 2021, 2:28 pm
    Post #37 - April 19th, 2021, 2:28 pm Post #37 - April 19th, 2021, 2:28 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:Yay! Hope you’re as happy with them as I am.

    While we’re at it, Methodical (https://methodicalcoffee.com/ has been my go-to roastery for the last year. Their descriptions are very accurate and since I dislike coffees with a pronounced fruit or floral profile and prefer those with nutty/chocolate flavors, this has been helpful. They also sell a really great decaf—not easy to find. Highly recommend them if you’re looking for some special beans to go with your new set up!


    Thanks for the roastery rec. We are big fans of the Borealis blend from Keweenaw Coffee Works. We were gifted some bags of beans and have enjoyed Groundswell and Counter Culture, among others. (Unfortunately I don't recall which roasts.)

    https://www.keweenawcoffeeworks.com/
    -Mary
  • Post #38 - April 19th, 2021, 6:43 pm
    Post #38 - April 19th, 2021, 6:43 pm Post #38 - April 19th, 2021, 6:43 pm
    nr706 wrote:We've had a Breville coffee maker for four or five years. It has a built-in burr grinder, and bean storage. Brew strength is adjustable. It wasn't cheap, but it makes up for that by being generous with the number of decibels the grinder generates.
    (Should have added — it makes damn good coffee.)


    We had the Breville Burr Grinder for several years. It's pricey but glorious. Went with a well researched, way less expensive other type of burr grinder(Baratza Encore) and have massive regrets.

    I generally do small amounts so keep an Aeropress. I still roast beans. I have borrowed whatever someone would lend when I needed pots of coffee. The coffee was great, and I have even managed that in a borrowed Mr. Coffee.
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  • Post #39 - April 20th, 2021, 8:25 pm
    Post #39 - April 20th, 2021, 8:25 pm Post #39 - April 20th, 2021, 8:25 pm
    I can highly recommend the new 8-cup model Oxo machine. It's been the star of this household's work-from-home scene since we purchased it back in November. It produces consistently great coffee day after day, both in 2-4 cup mode (Kalita 185 wave filters) and 4-8 cup mode (standard 8-cup flat bottom filters). It's simple, no clock/timer or grinder. There's 4 buttons: power, 2-4 cup brew, 5-8 cup brew and clean cycle. The design is clean, looks great on the counter. The water container is easy to fill and read. Filter basket pop-out with drip-stop engaged so you can walk the grounds over to the compost bin without dripping. The machine beeps once when the brew cycle ends and shuts off automatically (no warming plate). The thermal carafe does a decent job of keeping coffee warm. Though truth be told, we usually just fill a couple of large Stanley travel mugs first thing in the morning to keep our coffee hot for hours. Only (very minor) complaint: why bother with the power button as there's no warming plate? Seems like they could have designed it for 1-touch brewing.
  • Post #40 - April 21st, 2021, 6:46 am
    Post #40 - April 21st, 2021, 6:46 am Post #40 - April 21st, 2021, 6:46 am
    RobS wrote:I can highly recommend the new 8-cup model Oxo machine. It's been the star of this household's work-from-home scene since we purchased it back in November. It produces consistently great coffee day after day, both in 2-4 cup mode (Kalita 185 wave filters) and 4-8 cup mode (standard 8-cup flat bottom filters). It's simple, no clock/timer or grinder. There's 4 buttons: power, 2-4 cup brew, 5-8 cup brew and clean cycle. The design is clean, looks great on the counter. The water container is easy to fill and read. Filter basket pop-out with drip-stop engaged so you can walk the grounds over to the compost bin without dripping. The machine beeps once when the brew cycle ends and shuts off automatically (no warming plate). The thermal carafe does a decent job of keeping coffee warm. Though truth be told, we usually just fill a couple of large Stanley travel mugs first thing in the morning to keep our coffee hot for hours. Only (very minor) complaint: why bother with the power button as there's no warming plate? Seems like they could have designed it for 1-touch brewing.


    Thanks for the review! Since we are spoiled with a timer on our coffee maker and love to wake up and pour a cup, how long is the cycle to run a 8 cup batch?
  • Post #41 - April 21st, 2021, 8:28 am
    Post #41 - April 21st, 2021, 8:28 am Post #41 - April 21st, 2021, 8:28 am
    HonestMan wrote:Thanks for the review! Since we are spoiled with a timer on our coffee maker and love to wake up and pour a cup, how long is the cycle to run a 8 cup batch?


    It takes 6 minutes to brew 8 cups, about 3.5 minutes to brew 2 cups. We don't miss the timer at all.
  • Post #42 - April 21st, 2021, 8:32 am
    Post #42 - April 21st, 2021, 8:32 am Post #42 - April 21st, 2021, 8:32 am
    Our current favorite:

    https://www.sputnikcoffeecompany.com/?g ... AQAvD_BwE#

    Fresh Farms carries it as does Une Annee.
  • Post #43 - April 21st, 2021, 8:46 am
    Post #43 - April 21st, 2021, 8:46 am Post #43 - April 21st, 2021, 8:46 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:Our current favorite:

    https://www.sputnikcoffeecompany.com/?g ... AQAvD_BwE#

    Fresh Farms carries it as does Une Annee.

    Second this! Valli in Evanston carries it as well. Local too--Back of the Yards.
  • Post #44 - April 22nd, 2021, 10:24 am
    Post #44 - April 22nd, 2021, 10:24 am Post #44 - April 22nd, 2021, 10:24 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:Our current favorite:

    https://www.sputnikcoffeecompany.com/?g ... AQAvD_BwE#

    Fresh Farms carries it as does Une Annee.

    My first experience with Sputnik beans was from Fresh Farms. We weren't impressed. Might have to try them again with two hearty recommendations here.
    -Mary

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