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psychobrew
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Posted Sat May 21, 2011, 8:32pm
Subject: Single serve machines that use grounds?
 

I really don't want to deal with the expense of pods, K-cups, etc.  Something like the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffeemaker would be great, but preferable something current and I'm a little leery of the company.
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Posted Sat May 21, 2011, 8:43pm
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There's a Hamilton Beach machine coming out later this year that might fit the bill (more info. here). Why not use a press or try pourover instead though? Just curious.
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Posted Sat May 21, 2011, 9:06pm
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I'm looking for something for my office.  Minimal effort and cleanup is a must.

Maybe I'll just take a chance on the Cuisinart.  I could go super auto too, but that gets pricey.
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Posted Sat May 21, 2011, 9:19pm
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Maybe a pod system is the way to go since I won't be grinding my own coffee at work anyway.
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Posted Sun May 22, 2011, 6:43am
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Could be. What's your budget? And would it bother you to order online? The best pods aren't available in stores. There have been a few threads on this subject recently.
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Posted Sun May 22, 2011, 10:04am
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If you can find a new SS1 for sale cheap, they do make good coffee.  Reliability is an issue though.  I suggest a Clever Coffee Dripper.  Hard to make better coffee.

 
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Posted Sun May 22, 2011, 12:41pm
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I don't mind ordering online at all.  My budget is about one hundred dollars, but I will go higher if I can find something that is nearly perfect (basically, an SS1 that is reliable).

Was looking at the Senseo, Sun Cafe, and Tru Digital, and I even looked at a few of the cheaper super automatics (which can be found cheaper than I thought, but are slightly out of my budget at the moment).
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Posted Sun May 22, 2011, 12:44pm
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sweaner Said:

If you can find a new SS1 for sale cheap, they do make good coffee.  Reliability is an issue though.  I suggest a Clever Coffee Dripper.  Hard to make better coffee.

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I can find a refurbished SS1 for about $80 (including shipping).  I'm still worried about the amount of noise it makes (is it really that bad?).

I'd have to think about the Clever Coffee Dripper.  Can it pour in to paper cups?
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Posted Sun May 22, 2011, 1:37pm
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The clever would be a great idea and with the rest of your budget you could get a Pino kettle to go with it.
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Posted Sun May 22, 2011, 2:52pm
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robertl Said:

The clever would be a great idea and with the rest of your budget you could get a Pino kettle to go with it.

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I'm just kind of concerned about the convenience factor.  This is a work environment so the ideal solution is quick and easy with minimal clean up.  I also want cheap as possible from an operating standpoint.

After reading many reviews, it doesn't seem like any of the single serve coffee machines are very reliable so maybe I just go ahead and order the Cuisinart.  The SunCafe unit also looks interesting and adds false crema which is nice from a visual perspective.

Does the Cuisinart unit add any of the false crema?
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