Posted Sat Aug 17, 2013, 9:03am Subject: Re: Best drip coffeemaker? Lost my last Presto today :/
What everyone is saying about the grinder is true. I think you will be blown away when you start grinding right at brew time every day. This is way more important than what coffee machine you have.
I recommend the Capresso Infinity. I know that Baratza is the popular brand right now but I've had my Infinity for 10 years now (pretty hard use - i take it with me on all road trips and use it almost daily) and it is still going strong and gives a great grind. Burr replacement every once in a while is $19. My other grinders are a Mazzer Mini and a Hario ceramic burr hand grinder so I do have some other points of reference for comparison. I like it so much I bought one for my dad as well and his is still going strong. The going rate for the Infinity is $90 but once in a blue moon you can find a good deal. I scored my dad's for, I think, $70. Set up a keyword notification at slickdeals.net and you can have it notify you if one comes up for sale.
Posted Sat Aug 17, 2013, 10:51am Subject: Re: Best drip coffeemaker? Lost my last Presto today :/
I agree with DigMe on the Capresso Infinity grinder, as far as your budget goes AND if you don't want to hand grind. I picked mine up this past June (to use as a backup) at a local retailer using a 20% off coupon for $72 before added 6% sales tax ($90 retail less 20%). That being said, I doubt they're made as well as when DigMe purchased 10 yrs ago. It grinds pretty well but does retain grounds inside after grinding SO I have to do a quick cleaning after every use. The Infinity comes in a plastic housing (black or chrome look) for $90 or stainless steel for $140. Go for the plastic housing as the ONLY difference IS the housing---it's still heavy enough but also easy to move around when cleaning, etc.
xpfshost Senior Member Joined: 17 Jan 2005 Posts: 10 Location: USA Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sat Aug 17, 2013, 8:39pm Subject: Re: Best drip coffeemaker? Lost my last Presto today :/
Thanks for the advice! I'm on Slickdeals alot, so I'll set up an alert. Really appreciate the great advice from everyone!
Btw, I did finally bite the bullet and bought the cheaper of those 2 Presto Scandinavian coffee makers (both were new/sealed) on Ebay the other day. The guy did accept my lower offer, so I saved some money on it. Overpaid, but I was getting a headache from researching the best one to get, and the Bonavita was alot more money. So happy dance in a couple of days ;)
Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 5:28pm Subject: Re: Best drip coffeemaker? Lost my last Presto today :/
Hi, I love my new Aeropress the most, but I also get good results from my Cuisinart auto drip with a stainless steel thermos carafe the trick is to start your brewing cycle with the carafe pre-steeped and removed for a minute or two to allow the grounds to soak first to help improve extraction (watch so you don't let the cone filter overflow) then stick the carafe in to start draining as usual. Try using Honduras Dark beans ground medium fine with the unbleached paper filters and bottled water. The thermos is well insulated and keeps the coffee warm a long time. Cost is about $79 less with a BB&B coupon. Good luck
christopher197404 Senior Member Joined: 21 Sep 2013 Posts: 6 Location: Baker Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Mon Oct 14, 2013, 6:18pm Subject: Re: Best drip coffeemaker? Lost my last Presto today :/
I think many drip coffee makers from Cuisinart is suitable for you. In the price range under 100$, there are many great coffee machines, such as Cuisinart DCC-1200, Cuisinart DTC-975BKN , Hamilton Beach 49980Z coffee maker
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