Brewed coffee maker


#41

I own the same exact coffee maker. The guys at Portola said it was the best traditional coffee maker out there that didn’t include drip, pour over, Chemex, etc…


#42

Which coffee maker? We’ve discussed various brands and models here. @richardr didn’t reply to any particular post.


#43

So why don’t I post a non-spammy epilogue to my original post. We ended up with the
OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker. It works like a charm. My only complaint is that it can leak sometimes. When you take the carafe off the maker, the coffee sometimes drips out. A few drops here and there. Not a deal breaker for me but it was at first. I contacted OXO and they sent me a new basket. Still a drip here and there. I thought about returning it but then decided I can deal with a drip here and there. I do like the coffee that comes out of the machine. I realized how good it is when we went on a trip and used the coffee machine in the rental cabin. Same coffee tastes pretty different.


#44

Sorry was replying to your old response. They sell this at Portola and while they suggested I invest the time and money into pour over, Chemex, etc… the Portola guys recommended the Bonavita.
http://bonavitaworld.com/products9


#45

In my experience, water can make a difference even when I bring the coffee maker, grinder, filters, and beans I use at home.

That said, coffee made using flat-bottom filters is inferior to just about anything else.


#46

Oh, the flat bottom filters just KILL coffee.


#47

The other interesting thing I read when I was skimming the Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee book was coffee that’s ground in those cheap chamber grinders just ruin coffee. I think I read that you’ll might as well drink Folgers if you don’t grind in a burr grinder.


#48

I used to use a blade chopper and it was better than Folgers, but a burr grinder gives significantly better flavor.

I found that freezing beans has no significant effect so long as they’re room temperature when ground.


#49

I have a Bonivita, it’s the best coffee makers I have had so far by a long way. It is the 1900VTS. I got it after reading a review on this website. http://www.reviewlatest.com/best-coffee-makers/

I use a burr coffee grinder to make sure I get the right consistency for espresso vs latte (my two favorite drinks right now). But I need to get a new one I think, any recommendations?