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coffeeguydenton
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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 11:22pm
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You have to take in to consideration the importance of convenience.  In other words, is convenience so important to you that you are willing to make a sacrifice in coffee quality?  Most of the above suggestions are trying to maximize your convenience without really sacrificing quality.  Personally, I have a schedule that sometimes makes it necessary to get up, grab my coffee and head out the door.  Even the 5 minutes it would require to brew the coffee while I wait is not feasible.  If that is you, I think the YouBrew gives you the best balance of quality and convenience.  Having said that, I do not have one.  I chose to spend the money on a quality grinder.  The mornings that I have the extra 5 minutes, I am glad I did.  The mornings when I don't, I wish I had bought the YouBrew.
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CMIN
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 6:51am
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

You can try Black and Decker 12 cup programmable coffee maker. The coffee taste made from these coffee makers is wonderful. When pouring, they donít spill everywhere. Their price is lower than $100 dollar. You may check out other coffee makers as well which are much more than this but higher in price with more features.

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Black and Decker sucks, had one, its junk and taste bad. You need to stop posting all this bad advice, almost all your posts either don't make sense or give bad advice to newbs.

Agree with the others, spend the extra $50 for a Bonavita and get a timer. Brews consistently and at the correct temps. Really its honestly a fast machine, if you got a seperate grinder like the Encore you could fresh grind and have coffee in like 6-7 min if you want to consider that.
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 3:38pm
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

You can try Black and Decker 12 cup programmable coffee maker. The coffee taste made from these coffee makers is wonderful. When pouring, they donít spill everywhere. Their price is lower than $100 dollar. You may check out other coffee makers as well which are much more than this but higher in price with more features.

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Something like that might be okay for beginners, but understand for the truly refined palate of the connoisseurs here, it's going to require nothing short of absolute perfection, like the BeHmor BrAzen for example.  Now do you have to spend hundreds of dollars on a brewer to extract every last subtle nuance of flavor possible from your coffee?  Well, let me put it this way: "If you want a system to handle what you want... you need the BrAzen." -Buck Swope

Also, remember Black & Decker does make several different 12c programmables, so I suppose it's possible the one everyone here is getting so angry about is not the exact same model you & I had such good luck with. Because I even switched to mine directly from a year of daily vacuum pot use, exclusively.  And while of course it's not quite the same as siphon brewed coffee (hey what is, apples & oranges!), using the same coffee & virtuoso/preciso grinder, I still like the taste enough that I'm sticking with it just out of convenience, foolproof brewing, spill proof pouring, ease of cleaning, durability/reliability/easy exchanges if there's ever a problem, brew volume flexibility, and taste- embarrassing as that one is to admit among the experts here.  :(
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