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scarrz
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Posted Sun Aug 18, 2013, 7:11pm
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abacus01 Said:

I just recently got the trifecta bunn. So, I also own a technivorm moccamaster, which I love. I have been impressed with the trifecta, but recently started experimenting with the technivorm and for some reason, Im liking the cup I get from the technivorm. I feel sometimes that there is a little more bite to the coffee with the trifecta. I have been using the 45 second infusion and usually use b setting..sometimes c. Im not sure if my grind is too small...i use a baratza virtuoso at a 16 setting..got that after everyone raved about it..but truthfully so far besides the quietness...im not sure what everyone is raving about...on the technivorm instead of letting it just drip over the grounds...I keep the chute closed wait till there is decent amount of water in there..then with a chopstick I stir the water and grinds for about 20  seconds..till a nice creama forms..then i open it halfway...and when the water from the machine is finished i give the coffee another stir for about 10 seconds..and the coffee is great that comes out of it..I then did it with the trifecta same coffee same grind..and found it had a slight bite to it..not sure if it was too strong...anyone with any suggestions....thx.

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Abacus, can you provide some more updated info on your taste tests with the technivorm and trifecta? Just wondering if you still own the trifecta or other?  Thanks.
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AmandafromBUNN
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Posted Mon Aug 19, 2013, 6:37am
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abacus01,
It sounds like your grind might be a little fine in the trifecta.  I'd try in the 24-28 range using a Baratza Virtuoso.  
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Posted Thu Aug 29, 2013, 8:46am
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I have the Technivorm and the Trifecta.  The Technivorm brews great coffee, but the Trifecta is a little better.  A good indicator of the difference is that my daughter uses creamer for the coffee from the Technivorm, but drinks the Trifecta coffee black.  You do have to experiment with the Trifecta.  Amanda recommended 24-28 setting on the Virtuoso for the Trifecta.  I use 30 on the Virtuoso.  It will probably vary by bean.  By the way, I do stir the grounds in the Technivorm once they are well wetted.
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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 3:59pm
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Here are some thoughts about the trifecta...I did get alot of flavor from the brew made in this machine..there was something about it..that didnt sit well with me...it wasnt bitter...relatively smooth...but there was an afterbite if thats the word to describe it..i also found that the coffee made with this at times..tended to appear muddy when it was pressed out...I like it a little less of a bite...and i tried changing the grind..the amount...the settings...i used the A setting at times..which agitated it less...but i still liked my coffee out of the technivorm better once i began stirring the grinds...then I started reading about a new machine called the Icoffee made by remington. It basically steams the grounds..then continues to constantly swirl them around..until the end of the brew cycle..and while not as high tech as the trifecta...it makes a more consistent smoother tasting brew..in my opinion...the machines is half the price and if it goes to bed bath beyond..will be even less...and i find im not even using the technivorm..i may end up selling that one also...I also made the coffee for a barista who will remain nameless..and he was also impressed with the taste. I dont work for remington, I have no affiliation with them...and im not knocking the trifecta well i guess depending on how you interpret my opinion it could be..but the trifecta is a very well made machine..does what its suppose to do..but i found that I had to experiment too much to get it right and then re experiment with it again when i tried a new coffee bean. The icoffee is currently being sold thru Bloomingdales..if you have one near you..go try it..they have an unlimited return policy...maybe im crazy..but everyone that has had coffee made in this new machine..has remarked how good it is..and i have served it to a lot of critical people.
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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 8:22pm
Subject: Re: Bunn Trifecta MB Owners' Thread
 

abacus01 Said:

Here are some thoughts about the trifecta...I did get alot of flavor from the brew made in this machine..there was something about it..that didnt sit well with me...it wasnt bitter...relatively smooth...but there was an afterbite if thats the word to describe it..i also found that the coffee made with this at times..tended to appear muddy when it was pressed out...I like it a little less of a bite...and i tried changing the grind..the amount...the settings...i used the A setting at times..which agitated it less...but i still liked my coffee out of the technivorm better once i began stirring the grinds...then I started reading about a new machine called the Icoffee made by remington. It basically steams the grounds..then continues to constantly swirl them around..until the end of the brew cycle..and while not as high tech as the trifecta...it makes a more consistent smoother tasting brew..in my opinion...the machines is half the price and if it goes to bed bath beyond..will be even less...and i find im not even using the technivorm..i may end up selling that one also...I also made the coffee for a barista who will remain nameless..and he was also impressed with the taste. I dont work for remington, I have no affiliation with them...and im not knocking the trifecta well i guess depending on how you interpret my opinion it could be..but the trifecta is a very well made machine..does what its suppose to do..but i found that I had to experiment too much to get it right and then re experiment with it again when i tried a new coffee bean. The icoffee is currently being sold thru Bloomingdales..if you have one near you..go try it..they have an unlimited return policy...maybe im crazy..but everyone that has had coffee made in this new machine..has remarked how good it is..and i have served it to a lot of critical people.

Posted September 3, 2013 link

Call me crazy,but it sure feels like you know more about this new company then you are letting on... And, if this is the case, this is truly bad form to be touting this company on here in this thread.
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Posted Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:35pm
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Socalsteve Said:

Call me crazy,but it sure feels like you know more about this new company then you are letting on... And, if this is the case, this is truly bad form to be touting this company on here in this thread.

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You're crazy.

 
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 7:46pm
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Socalsteve..I have nothing to do directly with the company...at all....i have spoken to the CEO bruce who is a very down to earth guy...but other than that..i dont own any stock or interest in it..i had tried his machine with an open mind..and i was impressed thats all...so i figured i'd share it..im sorry if the trifecta people who spent 550 on a machine..are offended..when i mention this machine is 1/2 or less the price..based on the workmanship of the trifecta..i understand why they charge so much..but for me it took too much tinkering with it to get what i liked from the coffee..and for less i found a machine that made smoother coffee that suited my taste buds better..thats all....
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Posted Sat Sep 7, 2013, 6:13pm
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The iCoffee looks interesting, but is a drip/pot brewer, not a single serve brewer like the Trifecta, Clover, etc.

 
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Posted Sat Sep 7, 2013, 6:17pm
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sweaner Said:

The iCoffee looks interesting, but is a drip/pot brewer, not a single serve brewer like the Trifecta, Clover, etc.

Posted September 7, 2013 link

And your point is...?

 
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Posted Mon Sep 9, 2013, 11:35am
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barkingburro Said:

And your point is...?

Posted September 7, 2013 link

That it is a different class of machine, so why are we discussing it in this thread.

 
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