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CMIN
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 5:27pm
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jpender Said:

It depends on the restaurant, of course. The coffee I'm drinking right now I discovered by asking what they were serving me at a restaurant.

Posted September 5, 2013 link

Oh sure some are good, but majority are stinkers especially down here in South FL where there is a lack of roasters, let alone even coffee shops that know what a good roasters is lol. When I go out of state it's so much better, was at a restaurant in Cali that had Klatch and Vivace, you'd never see that down here lol.
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 5:33pm
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I cannot recall a time that I had good restaurant coffee.  In fact my experience has been that the main issue with their coffee is their not using filtered water.  Nothing is worse than tasting chlorine or high iron content in the water.  On top of that most let their coffees sit on the burner till sludge.  I never get restaurant coffee any more.

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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 5:54pm
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CMIN Said:

Oh sure some are good, but majority are stinkers especially down here in South FL where there is a lack of roasters, let alone even coffee shops that know what a good roasters is lol. When I go out of state it's so much better, was at a restaurant in Cali that had Klatch and Vivace, you'd never see that down here lol.

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Good to know that about South FL as I may be down there later this year.

I guess I'm lucky (in that sense at least) living where I do. I can walk to several well known roasters and usually buy good coffee roasted the day before. For what it's worth that restaurant coffee I had was sourced and roasted by Mr. Espresso. They have a unique process where they fire their roaster with oak wood.
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abacus01
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013, 7:40pm
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I didnt mean just any restaurant coffee..i meant a high end restaurant like Peter Lugers for instance..there coffee is amazing..and when someone responds too bad they cant get ip address's anymore..i take that as some sort of threat...I dont like that guy...he's a trouble maker on these boards...period.
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scarrz
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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013, 5:04pm
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Abacus, I just purchased the iCoffee should be here next week so i can chime in after that.  I am a current technivorm owner (7+ years) and have found stirring the grounds during the beginning has made a huge difference in flavor.  I considered the Trifecta but the price has made me reconsider.  Bloomingdales has the iCoffee on sale for $169 and you can find a 10% coupon if you look around.  I figure with the return policy they have its worth a try even if it costs me a little to return ship it.  Looking forward to trying it.  I have read some great reviews but not a lot from the average person which I assume is because the iCoffee is still relatively new and unknown.

A good review for folks that have not seen it: http://kitchenboy.net/blog/icoffee-machine-review/
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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013, 5:46pm
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Another review of the icoffee: Click Here (blog.viewpoints.com)

I believe it speaks more specifically to its pros and cons than the other review posted on kitchenboy.  I particulary did not like how kitchenboy posted its review against a purposely unnamed competitor who is in the "top 2 or 3" drips you can buy.  If the reviewer doesn't have the confidence to list the competitor they shouldn't even bring up competition review to begin with.

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Len

 
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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013, 6:20pm
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Thanks. Good read and I do like the pro and cons listed. I appreciate the comparison with other brewing methods in the kb review.  But from what I've read I am looking forward to trying the Icoffee.
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barkingburro
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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013, 10:17pm
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Another review of the icoffee: Click Here (blog.viewpoints.com)

I believe it speaks more specifically to its pros and cons than the other review posted on kitchenboy.  I particulary did not like how kitchenboy posted its review against a purposely unnamed competitor who is in the "top 2 or 3" drips you can buy.  If the reviewer doesn't have the confidence to list the competitor they shouldn't even bring up competition review to begin with.

FWIW.

Len

Posted September 12, 2013 link

I have to disagree, categorically.  The kitchenboy review is far more detailed, more revealing of the pros and cons, and more nuanced than the other review.  Readers should look at both reviews and make up their own mind.

 
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 3:13am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Another review of the icoffee: Click Here (blog.viewpoints.com)

I believe it speaks more specifically to its pros and cons than the other review posted on kitchenboy.  I particulary did not like how kitchenboy posted its review against a purposely unnamed competitor who is in the "top 2 or 3" drips you can buy.  If the reviewer doesn't have the confidence to list the competitor they shouldn't even bring up competition review to begin with.

FWIW.

Len

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I think it's quite respectful that the review doesn't name the other brand, you can report on the benefits of one machine without publicly trashing the name of another.
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Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013, 7:10am
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MWJB Said:

I think it's quite respectful that the review doesn't name the other brand, you can report on the benefits of one machine without publicly trashing the name of another.

Posted September 13, 2013 link

I disagree.  The reviewer was attempting to disparage an apparent SCAA approved drip brewer and in the comparison inflate the pros of the iCoffee.  I say put up or shut up.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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