Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Coffee: Machines and Brewing Methods
Black & Decker Brew n Go
Coffee Kids
Help folks who help folks in coffee producing nations.
coffeekids.org
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Coffee > Machines > Black & Decker...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
pioneer478
Senior Member


Joined: 6 Aug 2007
Posts: 78
Location: MD
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Technivorm KBT741, Chemex
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Fri Apr 15, 2011, 7:46am
Subject: Black & Decker Brew n Go
 

Based on Mark's review, I picked up a Black & Decker Brew n Go DCM18S off of Amazon the other day for the office.  I was curious as to whether anyone knows (or even better, has tested) if the new units still brew at near-ideal temps?  This is the same model mentioned in his review back in 2004, but the copyright date on the box was 2009 and made me wonder if they've since "cheaped out" on some of the internals. :)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
Java_Jiver
Senior Member
Java_Jiver
Joined: 3 Nov 2010
Posts: 134
Location: Baton Rouge
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Capresso Infinity
Drip: Technivorm 741
Posted Fri Apr 15, 2011, 8:00am
Subject: Re: Black & Decker Brew n Go
 

I don't know the unit, but since it's Black & Decker, I think your apprehensions are merited.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
pioneer478
Senior Member


Joined: 6 Aug 2007
Posts: 78
Location: MD
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Technivorm KBT741, Chemex
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Fri Apr 15, 2011, 9:55am
Subject: Re: Black & Decker Brew n Go
 

Yeah..I've had some B&D products that were really good, and others that were downright awful.  But based on the review, the small footprint, and the < $20 price tag, I was willing to give it a go.  I have almost every coffee making device known to man :) , but limited time to make it at work, so I'm trying to find a happy balance between quality and ease of use/speed.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
FredK
Senior Member
FredK
Joined: 28 Jun 2009
Posts: 152
Location: NJ
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Kyocera hand grinder
Roaster: FreshRoast+8
Posted Sun Apr 17, 2011, 1:44pm
Subject: Re: Black & Decker Brew n Go
 

I have no answer to your question, just wanted to say that I'm shocked that B&D is still in business. Their products are crap.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
Sinkdrain
Senior Member
Sinkdrain
Joined: 23 Mar 2009
Posts: 63
Location: US
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Baratza Maestro Plus
Drip: Melitta bcm-4, ccd, fp
Roaster: Torreo Roasters
Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011, 6:44am
Subject: Re: Black & Decker Brew n Go
 

The brew and go is a great brewer. I purchased one recently for work and my thermapen still registers 200 degrees. At home a melita bc4 replaced the brew and go. But only because the melita cann brew slightly more coffee. If you want just one cup without using a manual drip cone...the brew and go can not be beat for its 200 degree brew. That machine stopped me from brewing with my manual filter cones... The brew and go produces a wonderful 8-12 oz cup of coffee.

I suggest not using the permanent nylon filter it comes with. paper melitta filters #2 allow more room for the ground to bloom.

Its a simple machine with very few parts to break...no horrible hot plate. All power goes to heating the water. And they are so cheap. I'm considering buying another to store in case they stop making them.

All other black and decker coffee makers I tried were horrible..this machine is unique
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
pioneer478
Senior Member


Joined: 6 Aug 2007
Posts: 78
Location: MD
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Technivorm KBT741, Chemex
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon May 9, 2011, 1:30pm
Subject: Re: Black & Decker Brew n Go
 

Sinkdrain - I have to agree..I've been using the B&D for a couple weeks now at work paired with my Hario Mini Slim grinder, and overall I'm impressed at the quality of the brew (using Melitta #2 filters).  I still find bloom to be an issue when using 25g coffee, but not a deal breaker.

While the B&D/Hario definitely can't match the Technivorm/Vario combo I have at home for the weekend, I have to say it's been a great buy thus far.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Coffee > Machines > Black & Decker...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Donate to Coffee Kids
Coffee Kids works with farming communities around the world, improving lives. Donate today.
www.coffeekids.org
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.2523188591)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+