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evfrosine
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013, 6:27pm
Subject: Where is Krupps??
 

Hi,
Back in the day, the only drip coffee maker of note was Krupps. Now that I need a new coffee maker, they're nowhere to be found. No mention in the magazines, none in the stores, none in Consumer Reports.......  Where did they disappear to? What happened to them? Is there a replacement machine that is good? I must admit I was seduced by a free Gevalia machine for a while, but we've broken up and I need a new machine. It has to be a drip for convenience and preference. Any recommendations?
Evfrosine
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msboo
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013, 7:41pm
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I boxed up my last Krups and sent to Goodwill. It didn't brew within proper temp range. I got it Jan 2011 and it was the ONLY Krups model BBB had on the shelf SO I don't know what's going on with their manufacturing of brewers. Anyway, I bought a Bonavita auto-drip, brews 8 cups in apprx 5 1/2 mins. Do you grind beans just prior to brewing?
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013, 8:48pm
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besides the Bonavita, check out the Behmor Brazen

 
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 1:45am
Subject: Re: Where is Krupps??
 

evfrosine Said:

Is there a replacement machine that is good? (...) Any recommendations?

Posted March 19, 2013 link

IMHO some of the the best drip coffeemakers are Technivorm's Moccamaster machines.

 
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evfrosine
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 9:59am
Subject: Re: Where is Krupps??
 

Thank you all for your suggestions. I've skimmed the sites for these machines and my preliminary thoughts are that I definitely don't want a thermal carafe. Heating water to heat up the carafe before brewing is a pain to me. Also, we only brew 2 cups of coffee at a time for my dh and me. I don't like holding coffee so I brew fresh each time. Secondly, we're talking about a gizmo that sprinkles hot water over coffee grinds. How much should I have to pay for that? Should I go back to the Chemex of my hippie days? (Some of you may be too young to remember those!) I'll check them out more, but if you have additional suggestions, I'm interested.
Evfrosine
PS. If you had to drink the colored water that passes for coffee in New England, you might have a more generous view of *$$. I envy those of you who can find coffee in the outside world. I end up carrying mine with me where ever I go.......
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msboo
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:11am
Subject: Re: Where is Krupps??
 

The 4 brewers currently approved by the SCAA are Technivorm Moccamaster, Lance Larkin BE 112 Brew Express, Bunn HG Home Brewer and Bonavita 8 Cup Exceptional Brew Coffee Brewer (glass or thermal carafe). The Technivorm line is proven in durability/performance. Bonavita is the newest on the market and Bunn has been around for a while. I'm not familiar w/the Lance Larkin. They all must meet SCAA standards for approval, mainly brewing temp, contact time and proper extraction. Check out some threads here for personal opinions/recommendations then shop for your preference/budget.

A couple of Geeks here modified a certain mass marketed brewer to hold proper brew temp, reporting fairly good results. It's easier to buy brewer that's already made to brew properly.
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:31am
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++++1 Technivorm!!
You get what you pay for my friend!
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:55am
Subject: Re: Where is Krupps??
 

The reason the Behmor Brazen isn't on the aforementioned SCAA list is that they stopped accepting new machines to test just before the Brazen came out (I think while they updated the criteria).  I believe that Behmor might still be waiting for them to reopen testing so they can submit a Brazen for approval.

If you are only making coffee to drink immediately, there's no need to preheat a thermal carafe - I don't bother preheating the one on my Bonavita in my office even when brewing a full pot for the whole working day.  However I don't think most automatic brewers do well with less than half of their maximum volume, although half the nominal 8 cup volume of most of the autodrip options may be about the right amount for 2 mugs of coffee - "cups" on an autodrip machine means 4-5 oz cups, so half of 8 cups is 2 8-10oz mugs.

Chemex's are pretty popular around here still, and you'll see plenty of mention of them on the forum.
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MerleApAmber
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:33am
Subject: Re: Where is Krupps??
 

evfrosine Said:

the Chemex of my hippie days? .

Posted March 20, 2013 link

Some people perceive the Chemex process as a significant moment in the development of coffee appreciation - what was old is once again new?
Besides, aside from however you add heat to the water, it's about as non technical as one can get for low volume / high return on investment.

Another option, if you need to tweak your 'I wants something new' - vacuum pots!

Cheers!
-Chris
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CMIN
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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:47am
Subject: Re: Where is Krupps??
 

Chemex is still popular,  along with other pour overs like Hario V60, Kalita Wave etc. Problem with the drip machines are except for the ones listed in this thread, their generally junk with no stability or even reaching near the right temps to brew coffee (insert basically anystore bought brand name here lol). Course you need a good grinder that can do coarse nicely and generally people buying these store machines still use a crap blade grinder or low end burr grinder thats more like a bean masher. Baratza Encore is pry best all around for strictky coarse use, have the Capresso Infinity too.

Bonavita is simple and works for the $, and then you have something like the Brazen that allows you to control and adjust temp, adjust for higher altitude living, and other features.
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