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Posted Mon Sep 9, 2013, 1:43pm
Subject: Re: Bunn Trifecta MB Owners' Thread
 

sweaner Said:

The iCoffee looks interesting, but is a drip/pot brewer, not a single serve brewer like the Trifecta, Clover, etc.


barkingburro said:

And your point is...?


sweaner Said:

That it is a different class of machine, so why are we discussing it in this thread.

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Well, I just wanted to clarify what you consider makes the iCoffee a different class of machine.  Just because it can brew a full pot, the iCoffee shouldn't be considered a different class of machine for the purpose of discussing brew quality IF IT CAN ALSO BREW FOR INDIVIDUAL PORTIONS.

So, pending more info on the smallest quantity the iCoffee can brew, that leaves your statement that it is a drip brewer.  Do you consider the iCoffee a drip brewer and not a full immersion brewer?

Just asking.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 9, 2013, 1:53pm
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Best iCoffee review I've found so far.  Pretty much answers questions hinted-at above...

http://kitchenboy.net/blog/icoffee-machine-review/

 
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Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 9:26am
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Can I ask if there are any of you MB owners who are using this machine in a commercial environment?

What gram ratios are you using? I noticed many have mentioned from 18.75<22g and I'm wondering if there are any users getting good results with smaller doses?
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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013, 4:21pm
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Happiest,
Why would any commercial establishment be using a home developed machine. This machine doesnt have nearly as many adjustments to the end product as the commercial machine. As a matter of fact they are night and day different. I have played with both.  The commercial machine is around 3000 bucks..compared to a 550 dollar unit. I guess its a fair question..but the coffee doesnt taste nearly as good as what i've sampled with the bunn trifecta commercial.
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 6:28pm
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I am not sure that I would consider the MB for a commercial setting, unless maybe you will only be making a small number of cups/day. If you plan on volume and want to do single serve, either get the commercial version, or do pour over.

 
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Posted Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:36am
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abacus01 Said:

Happiest,
Why would any commercial establishment be using a home developed machine. This machine doesnt have nearly as many adjustments to the end product as the commercial machine. As a matter of fact they are night and day different. I have played with both.  The commercial machine is around 3000 bucks..compared to a 550 dollar unit. I guess its a fair question..but the coffee doesnt taste nearly as good as what i've sampled with the bunn trifecta commercial.

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Since you've already stated that you don't have the patience to dial-in the home trifecta, and you do not use fresh roasted coffee at home, I don't see how you are in any position to make such a comparative statement, even if the establishment that allowed you to "play with" the commercial machine also let you use your own coffee.  Your reluctance to give details earlier leads me to conclude that you probably are comparing some professional's choice of coffee, freshly roasted, on a commercial trifecta dialed-in according to the pro's observations and experience, with your own stale coffee on your home trifecta, not dialed-in.

For the record, the two trifectas are very capable of bringing out the best flavor in coffee.  How do I know? I own the MB and have dialed it in numerous times, while working with my local roaster to sample his best efforts on his commercial trifecta using the same fresh roast.  The major difference between the two is more precise control, some additional range in temperature and turbulence, and of course build quality, but not overall quality of flavor.  Your gross exaggeration is obviously not taking critical differences into account.

Abacus01, you can understand why I now doubt your authenticity.

 
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Posted Sat Sep 28, 2013, 2:48pm
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I just received this 16 oz travel mug. To my surprise, it fits under the MB with the drip tray removed. My prior one, a Contigo, did not fit.

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

 
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Posted Wed Nov 6, 2013, 5:59pm
Subject: Water
 

Hello fellow Trifecta MB owners. I just purchased the unit and can't wait for it to come in. Yesterday evening I read through the whole thread! Lots of good info. Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide valuable information.

One question I do have is what people are using for water. Filtered water? Plain tap water? Mix? I do have a TDS tester and am wondering what is an acceptable hardness level for optimum flavor.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted Wed Nov 6, 2013, 7:39pm
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Congrats, Art! I use Brita-filtered water. I know from using test strips that my TDS is below 100, and my alkalinity's fine, and the water tastes good, so I put a stop to geeking out further re: water.

pic: https://twitter.com/jbviau/status/349230677549518848
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Posted Wed Nov 6, 2013, 8:06pm
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jbviau Said:

Congrats, Art! I use Brita-filtered water. I know from using test strips that my TDS is below 100, and my alkalinity's fine, and the water tastes good, so I put a stop to geeking out further re: water.

pic: https://twitter.com/jbviau/status/349230677549518848

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Thanks Joshua! That's what we have as well so I'll be trying that method.
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