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Posted Sat May 25, 2013, 2:38pm
Subject: ?? Best auto drip for brewing half/partial pots of coffee
 

I would like to be able to use the same brewer for larger and smaller amounts of brewed coffee (due to counter space since down sizing). Something with the easiest, most accurate way to control contact/brew time is what I'm looking for. I've had experience with the Bonavita only, which has best consistent results brewing full 40oz pots.

Anyone using Technivorm, Brazen or maybe one of the Bunn models (?)----opinions appreciated!

Thanks
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 1:41pm
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OR any Bonavita people out there who can give tips on how to tweek my BV for this purpose?
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Posted Sun May 26, 2013, 5:08pm
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I routinely brew 20oz in my TV KBTS and it does well.

-Phil
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 9:48am
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Pwest....  Does your TV filter basket have the shut-off control on it?
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 10:10am
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pwest Said:

I routinely brew 20oz in my TV KBTS and it does well.

-Phil

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I just got a Technivorm KBT741 and brew 24 oz at a time and the results are excellent.

Len

 
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 6:39pm
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msboo - What issues are you having with your Bonavita and non-full pots? Just curious, because I'm in the market for a new machine, and thought the Bonavita could handle smaller pots, but I'd be interesting in finding out your point of view.
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 8:35am
Subject: Re: ?? Best auto drip for brewing half/partial pots of coffee
 

I know this is not what you are asking but you really should brew full pots. The reason is that the brew cone is sized to hold a full pots worth of grounds and the contact time is affected with smaller than designed pots.
If you will only on ocassion make larger volumes of coffee, perhaps you can get a air pot and just make full pots and store them in the air pot. This is more trouble than just making one big batch but I think you will have better coffee all around like this

YMMV

 
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 11:23am
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I gotta agree with Cal.

With the Bonavita, I find I can make a 6 cup pot without it affecting the quality of the cup but anything below that and I pull out the manual brewers.

However, Breville has the You Brew that is suppose to brew up 7.5 oz up to 12 cups. Just saw it at Woot today. Have no experience with it, but breville seems to have been stepping up their coffee game as of late.

Click Here (home.woot.com)

 
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 11:51am
Subject: Re: ?? Best auto drip for brewing half/partial pots of coffee
 

I use the TV and the BV for 500ml pots on a regular basis - same results, both tasty...

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Tue May 28, 2013, 2:54pm
Subject: Re: ?? Best auto drip for brewing half/partial pots of coffee
 

EricBNC Said:

I use the TV and the BV for 500ml pots on a regular basis - same results, both tasty...

Posted May 28, 2013 link

Ditto, except I tend to use the Technivorm most of the time these days rather than the Melitta, but only because it's easier to clean. 500ml/30g coffee works fine in both of them.
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