Our drip machine at work is a Cuisinart, brand new, and its started to steam out the top despite cleaning it with vinegar, etc. This is sad because I have been homeroasting there with some success, but now the machine takes about 12 cups of water and makes about 6 cups of absolutely horrendous crap coffee. Anyways, I've heard the Presto is a bit fragile and this office is hard on equipment (the Cuisinart lasted less than a year) and the TV is too expensive for their budget ($20 a person or more is a bit steep), so I am trying to find a good solid decent relatively high temperature machine I can get that won't crap out on me. Any ideas? -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."
Hot Pot; French Press; Zass grinder.... + Homeroast. Everybody else can fend for themself... Brett On 7/10/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
Bunn. Not exactly cheap, tho. We had a regular model Bunn at my last employer, purchased for about $90. Had it there for 4 years running on some pretty hard water. Did a fairly regular descale with CleanCaf (about twice a year). Brewed several pots a day. Still going strong when I left the company. Used the regular sprayhead for good quality whole bean (non homeroast) and used the 'decaf' spray head (slower flo) for fresh roast. Worked great. Made excellent coffee for a bunch of guys spoiled on 'crema coffee' in Holland, including myself. Chris
I returned my BT10T 4 months ago - too thin / too fast ... just my 2 cents Brett On 7/10/06, europachris wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
My girlfriend's bunn works really well once I started using bunn filters and installed the low flow head on it. On 7/10/06, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
I'd recommend the Bunn as well for office use. I grabbed one a couple of years ago when Target was clearing out the BT10s. While it was gone for the recall people were complaining loudly about the temporary replacement - I think it was a re-branded Krups. Before the Bunn we had the 12-cup Kitchen Aid. The coffee was great but it took 10-12 minutes to brew. It was real annoying to head for the pot before a meeting only to find a near empty carafe. The Bunn makes a good (not necessarily great) pot of coffee in about 5 minutes using the low flow head. And because its faster, people have also gotten better about dumping a partial pot that's been baking on the burner in favor of making a fresh pot. --rick Wesley Simon wrote: <Snip>
I want to clarify on the Bunn... The Bunn makes mediocre coffee, real fast. If you like Folgers, think of this as Folgers Express. If you like homeroast, there is not enough time to properly brew in this basket without making a god-awful overflow mess, nor is there enough capacity load enough beans for a rich cup. Folgers it is - and it will be fast... Brett On 7/12/06, rwh wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
On 7/10/06, Steve Hay wrote: <Snip> Which Cuisinart model was it? I am considering their 12-cup DCT-975 unit . It has a thermal pot. Users on CoffeeGeek.com rate it a decent unit. Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)
We'll just have to disagree. With the low flow head it has yet to overflow and the Chiapas FTO I'm drinking right now seems to be reasonably rich, albeit not as good as with the KMB at home. In any event it is better than anything I can buy within a 5 minute walk. --rick Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
No longer pursuing the perfect cup. Thinking of settling for something reasonably rich, albeit not as good as from home... My two cents. Get a real coffee maker, try a swissgold 1 cup, or get a frenchpress. RESIST THE MACHINE (office coffee machine that is) Brett On 7/12/06, rwh wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast Zassman
I've broken both a Cuisinart DG-600BC and at work the machine that is trash was a Cuisinart DC-1200. As for Brett's comment about resisting the machine, this is hard as I am the one homeroasting the coffee for the machine and running the "coffee mess" as it were. Trying to improve quality while keeping costs and hassle down. I decided to go with the Presto because I found a good deal on one and I was concerned about Brett's poor review of it. Hopefully the Presto isn't too slow or too fragile. My TV brews really fast and I've not had any problems with flavor. Sometimes the flow jams, which is weird because its like the switch moved or something, because it usually just takes a jiggle to get it going again. On 7/12/06, Justin Marquez wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."