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need brewer for drip mostly
ginny
need to find a good brewer, 100 bucks more or less

Bunn has a couple and they are usually good on temp.

any thoughts,

thanks,

ginny


I have given all of mine away already
Edited by ginny on 03/23/2016 5:20 PM
BenKeith
For brewing a pot of coffee, I have used nothing but Bunn's for the past 30 years. Even though I didn't drink coffee then, my wife liked them because in three minutes, she could have a pot of coffee that tasted better than the Mr Coffee things she had been using.

About 15 years ago, when I started getting into learning this coffee stuff. I found the Bunn was actually a very good brewer, and held a constant 200 degrees for the whole brew time. The problem I found was if you tried to put any where near the grounds recommended for a full 10 - 12 cup pot, you are going to have one huge mess on your cabinets. About 40 grams was the max I was ever able to use without it making a mess. So, I started modifying them by changing the size holes in the spray head and exit orifice. Doing my mods. Still couldn't make a good 10 cup pot using the recommended amount of grounds, but it makes an excellent 6 cup pot.

Now, if 45 grams of coffee is all you care for in a 10 cup pot, it will make as good of coffee as most any of them out there.

Since we rarely make a "Pot" of coffee anymore, a couple of years ago we got the Phase Brew with the thermal carafe. It does not keep the hot water stored in a chamber, you pour it in when ready to brew. It take a couple minutes longer, and is noisy, but you don't have to worry about the tank going dry if not used for a period of time. Which, we also have a Velocity Brew with thermal carafe, just in case.

Now, you might be able to grind a little coarser and get more coffee in the filter basket, but since we rarely brewed more than six cups when I did use it, I've never really put forth the effort to see if I could get it to brew more grounds for a full pot.
Edited by BenKeith on 03/23/2016 2:19 PM
JETROASTER
Bonavita BV1500TS.
Simple...steady temp...no frills. I tested one for a week solid. I thought it produced a better cup than the Mocha-Master.
99$
Cheers, Scott
ginny
yep, I just got this one


Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe


looked great and I think it is a winner...

thanks Scott your two for two now...

hugs,

ginny
turtle

Quote

ginny wrote:

yep, I just got this one


Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe


looked great and I think it is a winner...

thanks Scott your two for two now...

hugs,

ginny



Good choice. I hear nothing but good things from those who have one.

.
Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: Behmor 1600 +
Grinders: Modified Super Jolly - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
DiggerinVA
I will second the Bunn. Though I suggest to use their filters since they are taller, no ground spillage even with fresh roasted coffee. 90 bucks to start.
ginny
I have had Bunn's in the past and the one reason I am going with the
Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe is it has an auto shut off.

some folks do not remember to shut off their stuff...


this is a gift. why burn their house down too...


ginny

thanks guys I appreciate your input.


roar
MPSAN

Quote

ginny wrote:

yep, I just got this one


Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe


looked great and I think it is a winner...

thanks Scott your two for two now...

hugs,

ginny


I had looked at that...even the glass one and thought that I read somewhere that it would not work with me only brewing 20 oz (4 5 oz cups) of coffee. Somewhere it seemed to say that it went too fast for so little water. Not sure where I read that but someone on here may know.
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
CharcoalRoaster
I used the BV1800 before upgrading to the 1900 and have LOVED both. The glass lined carafe that came with the 1800 holds coffee hot for an insane amount of time but I find the brew from the 1900 to produce a better cup. I would recommend the BV if my vote counts.

Sounds like you've already made up your mind though Ginny ThumbsUp
ginny
Char Roaster,

thanks for your input. I think you and Scott are correct with the BV. Ths is going to soon to be ex Mr. Coffee users along with a grinder to replace the blade...

and some b
lovely fresh roasted which include Manny's Zombie Blead...

yes my puppy has his own roaster!!!


gnny

pouring
Edited by ginny on 03/23/2016 7:50 PM
MPSAN
ginny...I found it. It does seem that some say that brewing only 20 oz is not as hot or strong as a full pot. The solution seems to be filling the water up to the 8 cup MAX and put in the filter and basket and let it run without coffee 'til it gets to the 4 cup level. Then stop it and add the coffee.

This preheats the whole unit. They remind you to dump the water in the carafe before continuing. Grin

Not sure if you brew less than 8 cups, but also, did you look at the 1900?
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
ginny
thanks and yes I did and decided on the 1800 becuse it is an 8 cup some of others were only 5 cups...

ginny
oldgearhead
I've been using the BV1800SS for three months twice a day.
A couple of notes:
1) Don't use store-brand filters if you plan on putting 60 grams or more coffee in the basket
2) With 60+ grams of fresh-roasted coffee you MUST 'bloom' the brew for about one minute after initial 'wetting'or you risk overflowing the basket.
3) The stainless steel carafe is not much better than nothing for keeping the brew warm. If I'm not drinking it asap, I will transfer it to a glass-lined air-pot.

It does, however, make a very good cup of drip coffee.
No oil on my beans...
turtle

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oldgearhead wrote:
The stainless steel carafe is not much better than nothing for keeping the brew warm. If I'm not drinking it asap, I will transfer it to a glass-lined air-pot.

It does, however, make a very good cup of drip coffee.


What I have always done when auto drip brewing

1) place 2 cups of water in the microwave and heat it to boiling
2) place a filter in the basket then place that over the thermal carafe
3) pour the hot/boiling water through the filter into the carafe/air-pot
4) add ground coffee to the basket and immediately brew.

This does a number of things

1) it rinses the paper filter
2) it pre-heats the brew basket
3) it pre-heats the carafe

Doing this DOES make a difference and it only adds 2 minutes to the brew process which is the time it takes to boil water in a microwave.

.
Mick - "Drinking in life one cup at a time"
"I'd rather be roasting coffee"

Roaster 1: San Franciscan SF-1
Roaster 2: Hottop B-2K+
Roaster 3: Behmor 1600 +
Grinders: Modified Super Jolly - Forte BG (x3)
Pour over: Hario - Bee House - Chemex - Kalita - Bodum
Drip: Bunn CWTF15-1 & CW15-TC (commercials)
Espresso: Pasquini Livia 90 auto
Vacuum: Cona - Bodum
Press: Frieling - Bodum Colombia
MPSAN
Is there a Gold filter we can use? I ask as I have been using a French Press for years and now, if I do have to go "drip" I can taste the paper. Also, I like ginny's 1800 glass as I brew and drink all 20 oz at once in the morning. There is nothing to keep warm. I believe that Bed Bath and Beyond has the 1800 glass and with a 20% off coupon is not too bad a deal.
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
ginny
Thanks and yes I have a new in a box gold filter I am sending along with the grinder and brewer.

everyone has their own "way" to brew put I am adding a few notes in the gift box as guides only since this brewer is so much different from a Mr. Coffee...

I do believe that they will find a huge difference in the Bonavita over the old brewer.


ginny

thanks for the tips to pass along.


ginny


cool
BarryR
I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Behmor Brazen Plus
http://behmor.com/ although it is $199 (maybe that's why).

I think it's the perfect brewer.
Also, it comes with gold filter.
Barry
MPSAN

Quote

BarryR wrote:

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Behmor Brazen Plus
http://behmor.com/ although it is $199 (maybe that's why).

I think it's the perfect brewer.
Also, it comes with gold filter.


I looked at that and it seemed VERY sensitive to water quality, etc. There were many reports of issues with it.
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
BarryR

Quote

MPSAN wrote:

Quote

BarryR wrote:

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Behmor Brazen Plus
http://behmor.com/ although it is $199 (maybe that's why).

I think it's the perfect brewer.
Also, it comes with gold filter.


I looked at that and it seemed VERY sensitive to water quality, etc. There were many reports of issues with it.


Yes, there is that...

My first Brazen (not the Plus) did die after a little over a year. They gave me a free 2 as a replacement (I think it has a 2 year warranty).

I think they've made some changes to make it more reliable.

I tested my water and it actually has low particulate matter.

I can't say how much of an issue it all is and whether it's just more publicized with the Brazen.
Barry
MPSAN
...and then there is the Tecnovorm...It sure is expensive however!

Are any of these better than a French Press?
"If it Ain't Broke, Fix it 'til it is"!
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