Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:02am Subject: Re: Best drip pot under $100?
The Bunn BTX is around your price range (glass carafe) and because the hot water tank stays at 200f, there is ready water for tea/hot chocolate, and a full 50oz of coffee is brewed in 4 minutes.
However, if you're going to use stale, canned coffee, i'd prolly just say get a 1 cup brewer with pod type coffee, such as Keurig, etc. I'm not a big fan, but they usually work well in office situations. The refills are readily available at Costco/Sam's Club, as are the machines.
(Just don't tell anyone where you heard this...lol)
Didn't expect you to say that. I understand where the advice is coming from but....... You do get a nice convenience factor with these machines and I understand that is why they are so popular. I'd, personally feel like a schmuck, buying my machine and then get stuck buying proprietary coffee from preset suppliers; I guess it would make me feel like I'm selling out to 'the man'. The environmental impact of these things is crazy. Plastic pods for every single serve coffee. But, as stated, they are popular in office situations.....
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 9:58am Subject: Re: Best drip pot under $100?
I have the Bonavita and like it very much. I'm not sure the build is sturdy enough for office use though - unless it is a very small office. The Bunn is probably the more durable choice and the water reservoir design is a good choice for office use.
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