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JuanR
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:41am
Subject: One Cup Brewer
 

Has anyone had any experience with this thing?:

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

I've been looking around for a one cup brewer for the office and saw this; but I haven't been able to find a mention of it anywhere other than Amazon.

Just curious to see if anyone had any insights.
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:46am
Subject: Re: One Cup Brewer
 

I use a Clever Coffee Dripper (http://www.sweetmarias.com/clevercoffeedripperpictorial.php).  Benefits is that it allows the coffee to "steep" instead of starting the drip immediately.  Doesn't come with a permanent filter, although you could use separate one that fits a #4 filter.

Feedback on that item you linked: looks like it requires a narrow cup to use; drip would start immediately; would require coffee of a particular fineness although perhaps it is already optimized for canned pre-ground-- one review complains of clogging up.  Never used it nor saw it myself though.

 
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:17pm
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Yeah, I was looking at that one too.  Have you tried the Handy Brew that is also being sold on Sweet Maria's?  I'm trying as much as possible to avoid having to use paper filters and this looks like a decent option:

Click Here (www.sweetmarias.com)
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 4:08pm
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Yes, that one does look like it would fit the bill, but I haven't tried it.  I do like the Clever Dripper's release action.  You could always buy a permanent filter for it, but the Handy Brew already has it built in so that would be cheaper-- it's not much more than the Clever.

I don't use permanent filters much, so I don't know if one type of permanent filter is better than others (e.g., the whole gold filter rage).

 
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 7:08pm
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I have the Clever Brewer and then got the Handy Brewer.
I think they're both great but prefer the latter because of the permanent filter.

If you get the Handy Brewer just be a little gentle when putting the filter in place. I pushed a little too hard and it got a slightly deformed and weakened though it still works fine.
Eventually, one may be able to but a new filter, but not yet.
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 7:54pm
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I use the Hario V60, I see no reason to hat the linked brewer should not work but I don't like the mess a perm filter makes on cleanup.

 
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Posted Mon Jan 28, 2013, 9:45pm
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An Aeropress with the Able FINE filter is also a great one-cup metal filter option.
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 7:01am
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Thanks for all the help, guys.  This gives me a good idea of what I want to do.  So many options...
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 8:47am
Subject: Re: One Cup Brewer
 

I got one of these on ebay.
It's a cotton filter that can be used in a cup or carafe.
It makes a great cup - sometimes even making marginal coffee seem better.

Very simple and it sold for $3.95!

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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 2:59am
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I recently purchased a "Kenco Singles Brewer"  for my office.
It's a stylish table top system, that can be used for small offices & meeting rooms.

It is a great choice for fresh hot coffee in the office.

Thanks,
justin
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