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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2012, 4:59pm
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Any new experience? I have been enjoying the machine. It certainly produces a wonderful coffee.

I have found that the only realistic way for me to clean the brew chamber is to rinse it out. I bang the side with my hand to loosen the coffee, then dump that into the drain. I then rinse it down. With a garbage disposal I have never had a clogging issue in the past, but I imagine if you had no disposal there could be issues.

This weekend I am going to try to reproduce the Trifecta experience with an Aeropress and a thermos. I will use the thermos to steep and agitate the grinds, then use the Aeropress for the press out.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012, 4:17am
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sweaner Said:

Any new experience? I have been enjoying the machine. It certainly produces a wonderful coffee.

I have found that the only realistic way for me to clean the brew chamber is to rinse it out. I bang the side with my hand to loosen the coffee, then dump that into the drain. I then rinse it down. With a garbage disposal I have never had a clogging issue in the past, but I imagine if you had no disposal there could be issues.

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Definitely enjoying it. My middle boy proved that using a spoon I can loosen and remove just about all the grounds safely without damaging the brew chamber bottom screen/filter just leaving a small portion of grounds to wash down the sink. It's now a non issue and the whole cleaning process is less than a minute.

I'm personally experimenting with the grind I use. Seems the more coarse the better taste/extraction I'm getting.

The Trifecta has gotten to be popular in our household. Seems like so far it's up to the task.
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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012, 7:46am
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sweaner Said:

Any new experience? I have been enjoying the machine. It certainly produces a wonderful coffee.
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This weekend I am going to try to reproduce the Trifecta experience with an Aeropress and a thermos. I will use the thermos to steep and agitate the grinds, then use the Aeropress for the press out.

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Awesome, I'd like to hear how your Aeropress expertise compares to the Trifecta.  Thanks.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 9, 2012, 4:38pm
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Recently I have been using turbulence setting "C" as it gives some turbulence after the initial 2 oz of water is added. I had noticed that if I use 35 grams of coffee, sometimes not all of the coffee is wetted after it is finished.

 
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 7:04pm
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Just curious, does anybody know if the brew chamber is BPA-free?  I'm interested in this brewer and this would be reassuring to know.
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 4:20pm
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In case anybody else is wondering,  I called and spoke to Lisa at Bunn today. She confirmed that the brew chamber is not made of polycarbonate, which is the material that has been in the news which is notorious for leaching BPA. Instead it is made of a material called polysulfone. She said they can't claim that it is BPA-free, but it does not leach BPA.  Here's a quote I found she made about polysulfone in regards to component in a different brewer Bunn makes.

"Polysulfone contains, but does not leach BPA. Here’s the science lesson part (at least it was for me:). In polysulfone, the molecular structure is such that it doesn’t release components that are within it. When all the news hit about baby bottles and BPA, that was a different base material whose molecular structure more readily releases BPA.
To make sure, we had an outside lab test polysulfone using hot water and NSF/FDA guidelines. The test confirmed that polysulfone did not release BPA.
This may be way more info than you wanted, but thought it would be good to pass along. Please let me know if you have any other questions."

Anyways, hearing this was reassuring and I have a Trifecta on order. I am eagerly awaiting it's arrival.
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Posted Mon May 14, 2012, 4:35pm
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That is good to know. Here is something that I know: You will love the Trifecta.

 
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Posted Tue May 15, 2012, 1:34pm
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I worked for a while as designer for medical products. Polysulfone is a plastic commonly used for medical devices that are implanted IN the body. No worries that that stuff getting in your coffee. Take care!

 
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Posted Tue May 15, 2012, 2:16pm
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I have a question for current owners. The owner's manual states that it comes with an extra brewing chamber. Does the extra chamber have the filter screen attached? My wife and I both drink a 10-12 oz cup in the morning and it would be nice not to have to clean out the chamber before making the second 12 oz cup. Take care!

 
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Posted Tue May 15, 2012, 4:42pm
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redkiosk Said:

Does the extra chamber have the filter screen attached? My wife and I both drink a 10-12 oz cup in the morning and it would be nice not to have to clean out the chamber before making the second 12 oz cup. Take care!

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Yes it does.
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