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Topic: $10 200f+ at shower New drip brewer (2 msgs / 63 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Haven't done or even owned a drip brewer for years. Few weeks ago succumbed
to the never ending periodic mailings from Gevalia and ordered there $99
brewer offered for $10. Did of course also have to accept shipment of two
1/2# bags of their coffee for that $10 so choose Guat' Antigua & Kenya.
Figured what the heck for $10 total might be nice to have a drip brewere
should the need arise. 
When they arrived last week promptly tested the brewer with my Thermapen and
was pleasantly surprised to find water temps out of the brew shower peaking
202f. Then ran a tank with hot water and got 206f peaks. Not bad for $10!
Oh, actually opened the Kenya and brewed an Americano. Even actually took a
sip, one sip was enough. Uh, no surprise not what I consider "gourmet"
coffee! But then knew that before brewing from the dry fragrance whole bean
and even more so after grinding. Beans then to garbage of course. 
Brewer went back in the box to take up space just waiting for a needed use.
Now can't figure out why I even spent $10 on it! Intellectually curious I
suppose. And it'll cost more for me to even use it since I gave my #4 cone
Swissgold filter away years ago and will not brew with paper filters.
But with the recent threads discussing various drippers KMB just thought I'd
mention the availability of a decent brew temp $10 dripper...
Goes without saying called to cancel Gevalia auto-ship right after it
arrived. I gave them an honest reason why, coffee not up to my cup
standards.
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2) From: Alchemist John
Mike,
I did the same thing a few months ago because I recognized the 
brewer.  It is a repackaged/labeled Cuisinart Brew Central.  The one 
I own and use daily.  It is known for the proper brewing 
temperature.  I figured $10 for a back up brewer was a good deal also.
At 17:29 9/20/2007, you wrote:
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John Nanci
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