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Topic: Good (Cheap) Drip Machine (11 msgs / 235 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
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?
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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."

2) From: Brett Mason
Hot Pot; French Press; Zass grinder.... + Homeroast.
Everybody else can fend for themself...
Brett
On 7/10/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

3) From: europachris
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

4) From: Brett Mason
I returned my BT10T 4 months ago - too thin / too fast ... just my 2 cents
Brett
On 7/10/06, europachris  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

5) From: Wesley Simon
My girlfriend's bunn works really well once I started using bunn filters and
installed the low flow head on it.
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6) From: rwh
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
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7) From: Brett Mason
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:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

8) From: Justin Marquez
On 7/10/06, Steve Hay  wrote:
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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)

9) From: rwh
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
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10) From: Brett Mason
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:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
HomeRoast
   Zassman

11) From: Steve Hay
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:
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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."


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