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How much have you spent on coffee makers, I’ll bet not as much as I have. I would consider myself an expert to be honest. Always searching for the greatest and bestest. Lets see if I can remember them all.
- Bunn neat idea.. keeps the water hot all the time, makes a pot of coffee record time. Problem is, weak coffee. Me no likie weak coffee. $125 down the can.. Sold the thing on Ebay finally for a $75 loss.
- Krups My first cone filter maker.. decent enough but took forever to brew a pot, and didn’t get the water really hot enough to make the coffee tasty. Lasted 6 weeks before it was retired.
- Mr Coffee Had two of those, one was the $12.00 el cheapo flat bottom filter… lasted about 12 days, which made it worth the money, sort of. The other one I had was their fancy programmable coffee maker. 12 cup model with a cool LED analogue clock on the face. That unit had the bad habit of overflowing all over the counter with alarming frequency. Nothing says “good morning” like hot coffee grounds all over your counter top.
- French Press OK, now we’re talking. French press makes the best tasting coffee that I’ve had, rich and dark. Hard to beat. Problem with a French press.. takes 4 minutes to heat the water, 3 minutes to steep it, and by then my ADD has kicked in and I’ve left the house for Starbucks. I still keep one around for special occasions.
- Cuisinart A really good machine, expensive too. I think I paid about a yard and half for that one. ($150) Nice feature was the grind and brew. Throw the beans in and it grinds them and tosses them into the filter. The unit doubles as an alarm clock for the entire house when it grinds, it’s great that way. Problem, there are two. 1) Cleaning the thing.. takes 20 minutes. Uh.. 2) At some point it stops working because the little water filter gets clogged and it starts making only 3 cups at a time. It’s a good cup, but it’s a lot of work. Which leads to..
- Senseo I liked the Senseo so much I’ve purchased three over the years. One for the office, one for home and one for the cabin. The coffee.. it’s pretty decent, compares to most of the drip makers I’ve owned. Now you give up the great varieties that you can get with coffee beans. Douwe Egberts, the coffee company behind the pods makes a few different kinds, but it’s hard to tell the difference. The ease of use.. that’s the big deal. Left to my own devices I’d drink a pot of coffee a day. 8-10 cups. Recently I’ve had some palpitation issues. Went the doctor. I was sitting on the table, he’s checking me out, checking out the nose, looking in my eyes, putting the stethoscope in his hears while he was asking me questions about my habits.. then “how much coffee do you drink?” I was honest, told him.. he looked over his glasses at me, stopped for a moment, stopped what he was doing, wrapped up the stethoscope and said.. “Well, I got an idea here.”
Now I gotta back down again.. for the one or two cups I’m now drinking.. Hello Senseo. Forget about the one that blew up on my counter.. something about steam pressure, the other two have been really good, and come with the Sank Stamp Of Approval..
Now if I can just fine one in a local store.. I’ll be back in business.