JohnLyn Senior Member Joined: 15 Aug 2011 Posts: 242 Location: Golden, BC, Canada Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldy Grinder: Vario Drip: Bonavita Roaster: Toastess popper
Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 9:02pm Subject: advice on an drip machine for the office or another brew method
I have a small office, 4 coffee drinkers, two standard 12 cup pots per day. We have always used a cheap machine. After a couple of years of talking coffee, donating my old burr grinder, buying good coffee and now bringing in my roasts, they are now willing to invest in a better brew method.
So what are people doing in their offices for good coffee?
I was starting to research the Brazen, Bonavita, bit then realized that they are all 8 cup machines, basically the size of a french press. as it is the four of us finnish off the 12 cup as soon as it is done (3 cup cups?). so an 8 cup would be too small.
Any suggestions on a 10-12 cup automatic drip?
Any suggestions on another brewing method. for example, either two regular french presses or one larger one?
or other ideas to enjoy good coffee in the office that is prepared simply. trying to keep it to around 200$.
oldgearhead Senior Member Joined: 25 Jan 2010 Posts: 377 Location: Go Colts! Expertise: I like coffee
Grinder: Virtuoso by Baratza Drip: Chemex,Dilongi DCM900 Roaster: 1/2K Fluid-bed
Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 4:58am Subject: Re: advice on an drip machine for the office or another brew method
I suggest a 2-liter/airpot drip brewer from Bunn, Grindmaster, Bloomfield, and etc. Most 2-liter airpots do a fine job of keeping the coffee warm, and most of the brewers are internally adjustable for temperature.
Easy clean-up (with an air-pot brush) and coffee in four minutes (after initial warm-up) all day long.
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