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Offline Koamolly

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #120 on: November 29, 2018, 07:34 AM »

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #121 on: November 30, 2018, 09:57 AM »
That is a good price!  I'll have to tell my coworker.  I was telling him about the Moccamaster, but he thought the regular price was too expensive.  This is still probably too expensive.
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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #122 on: December 01, 2018, 10:44 AM »
No Taster's Choice drinkers here?  I love it with 3 scoops of Cremora.

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #123 on: December 01, 2018, 10:52 AM »
No Taster's Choice drinkers here?  I love it with 3 scoops of Cremora.

Have you ever had your Tasters Choice secretly replaced with Folgers crystals?   [big grin]


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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #124 on: December 07, 2018, 10:13 AM »
We had a simular problem with our Keurig Wednesday. It wouldnt give us a full cup either. We bought a new filter for it and it solved the problem. But we had a lot of grounds in the coffee. i called Keurig and told them what the problem was, they told me to clean the needle with a paper clip which i did, still had a little bit of the grounds in the coffee. So Keurig rep said the will send us a new cup assy free of charge including free shipping.
I figure we had this machine for about 5 years and they still supported us. Wow thats a great company. I remember when i was deployed in Iraq (I did 5 tours 3 in Iraq, 2 in Afg) We would write Keurig a email and they would send us a free machine for us to use with a large supply of coffee.
Great company with great company values.

I concur with you, Keurig is a great company when it comes to customer care. I bought a Keurig 2.0 when they came out and the machine worked for two months. Stop working after, placed a call and they sent a brand new machine. When I asked what to do with the non working one, they said keep it for the parts if you like :)

I'm a big fan of espresso and latté so I went all out with a Breville Barista Express. I am fortunate enough to have two roasters within 10 minutes from my place. I can get beans that have been roasted the same day  [eek]

Have it for a few months and love it. It took only a few tries to set it at my taste and now I am experimenting the art of latté  [big grin]
« Last Edit: December 07, 2018, 10:18 AM by Mario Turcot »
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #125 on: December 07, 2018, 01:14 PM »
I concur with you, Keurig is a great company when it comes to customer care. I bought a Keurig 2.0 when they came out and the machine worked for two months. Stop working after, placed a call and they sent a brand new machine. When I asked what to do with the non working one, they said keep it for the parts if you like :)
Which I read as an indication of these machines having a quite high markup...

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #126 on: December 07, 2018, 01:19 PM »
I concur with you, Keurig is a great company when it comes to customer care. I bought a Keurig 2.0 when they came out and the machine worked for two months. Stop working after, placed a call and they sent a brand new machine. When I asked what to do with the non working one, they said keep it for the parts if you like :)
Which I read as an indication of these machines having a quite high markup...

When they released them you couldn't use the old K-cups w/o hacking the machine. I believe the reading/sensor they implemented was at fault and since they released a new version of the same machine. We use a newer machine at work, physically identical but with more options from the touch screen. With the latest model you can use any K-cup.
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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #127 on: December 07, 2018, 03:45 PM »
I concur with you, Keurig is a great company when it comes to customer care. I bought a Keurig 2.0 when they came out and the machine worked for two months. Stop working after, placed a call and they sent a brand new machine. When I asked what to do with the non working one, they said keep it for the parts if you like :)
Which I read as an indication of these machines having a quite high markup...


Or not worth the repair time, parts and shipping.

I have had a couple items in the last few years that arrived defective and the retailer did not want it back.

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #128 on: December 27, 2018, 10:47 PM »
We got the Moccamaster a few years ago when I read about it here in another thread.  I don't drink coffee but my wife does and she said this has been the best coffee maker she has owned to date.  I actually cleaned it for the first time tonight.   [scared] [scared] . I ran two packets of descaler through it and the first pot of water came out green from all the scale and minerals in the copper but the second time it came out clean.  Should be interesting tomorrow morning to see how the actual coffee turns out. 
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Offline Jaybolishes

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #129 on: December 28, 2018, 09:35 AM »
I’ve gone through two other makers over the years and got the Ninja a few months ago.  It brews so much stronger than the ones I’ve had. It’s saving me coffee and looks sharp on the counter. Very happy with it. Being able to remove the water tank and fill it at the sink is a luxury I didn’t think was a problem before but I like that feature a lot.  For around $70 it’s worth every penny.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #130 on: December 30, 2018, 08:12 AM »
We got the Moccamaster a few years ago when I read about it here in another thread.  I don't drink coffee but my wife does and she said this has been the best coffee maker she has owned to date.  I actually cleaned it for the first time tonight.   [scared] [scared] . I ran two packets of descaler through it and the first pot of water came out green from all the scale and minerals in the copper but the second time it came out clean.  Should be interesting tomorrow morning to see how the actual coffee turns out.

Yikes they say you're supposed to descale after about 100 uses.  I just bought the descaling powder but have yet to use it.  I'm almost finished with my first box of 100 coffee filters so I will be descaling soon.

How did the coffee turn out after descaling?  I used the Nespresso descaler for our Nespresso maker and that left the water with a terrible floral smell.  I even rinsed it like 3,4,5+ extra times.  Eventually it went away, but I said never again to that.  A couple people had speculated that the scale buildup must have been so bad inside that it was a combination of scale remaining inside and those remnants actually absorbed the descaling solution and hence it was still scenting the water as it came out.
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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #131 on: December 30, 2018, 03:48 PM »
We got the Moccamaster a few years ago when I read about it here in another thread.  I don't drink coffee but my wife does and she said this has been the best coffee maker she has owned to date.  I actually cleaned it for the first time tonight.   [scared] [scared] . I ran two packets of descaler through it and the first pot of water came out green from all the scale and minerals in the copper but the second time it came out clean.  Should be interesting tomorrow morning to see how the actual coffee turns out.

Yikes they say you're supposed to descale after about 100 uses.  I just bought the descaling powder but have yet to use it.  I'm almost finished with my first box of 100 coffee filters so I will be descaling soon.

How did the coffee turn out after descaling?  I used the Nespresso descaler for our Nespresso maker and that left the water with a terrible floral smell.  I even rinsed it like 3,4,5+ extra times.  Eventually it went away, but I said never again to that.  A couple people had speculated that the scale buildup must have been so bad inside that it was a combination of scale remaining inside and those remnants actually absorbed the descaling solution and hence it was still scenting the water as it came out.


I occasionally descale my Russell Hobbs tea kettle using distilled white vinegar.  Fill the kettle just above any scale, let it come up to a boil and turn itself off, then just let it sit there for an overnight.  The scale is gone in the morning.  Rinse thoroughly, then boil up a couple of pots of clear water, discarding both.  Good to go.  No aftertaste whatsoever.  No damage to the kettle.  YMMV...   [smile]
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Offline JeremyFXDWG

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #132 on: January 02, 2019, 11:14 PM »
I just got rid of my Technivorm for a Ratio 8. That combined with a Forte Brew series grinder makes some pretty amazing coffee.

Offline l0pht

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Re: Coffee Maker Recommendations
« Reply #133 on: January 10, 2019, 02:08 PM »
Technivorm or a Chemex!


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