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Posted Tue Dec 3, 2013, 5:54am
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I am Xmas shopping for a family member who recently got into coffee. As a long time espresso person (Rancilio Silvia) I dont know much about coffee machines. Any users of this machine and the quality of coffee it makes? I have a Aeropress, how does it compare? Any other suggestions for single serve coffee machines?
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Posted Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:55am
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Wellll.......
what are you looking for in a little more detail?

Aeropress is a great way to brew single servings, so are the single cup drippers like the Hario V60. Both however need heated water in addition to the brewer.

 
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Posted Tue Dec 3, 2013, 12:37pm
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calblacksmith Said:

Wellll.......
what are you looking for in a little more detail?

Aeropress is a great way to brew single servings, so are the single cup drippers like the Hario V60. Both however need heated water in addition to the brewer.

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Single serve, with water reservoir, able to achieve proper temp, similar to aeropress quality if possible...i guess that leaves me w/ machine only. Too many coffees I have tried from restaurants and even from Nespresso machine k-cups taste burnt.

Something like the Hario or Aeropress will not due cause I dont think he can achieve correct temp. by boiling, nor will he prob. like going through the trouble of boiling then adding it to a manual drip or device like aeropress. That is the reason I decided not to get a aeropress as a gift - boiling water will prob. just end up being too hot and he will burn the coffee.
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Posted Wed Dec 4, 2013, 8:43pm
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It's a pretty good machine. See here, for example:

"bunn mycafe coffee maker"

NB: you have to add water for each cup, but the MCU can brew back-to-back cups with basically no delay due to the boiler design. Plus, Bunn's warranty support for the MCU is great.
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Posted Thu Dec 5, 2013, 9:24am
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How about a Black and Decker Brew n Go?

Don't have to boil water.

One cup serving. Can use to go cup, or your own.
Has a mesh filter (more oils), or can use a paper cone.

Brews at correct temp.
Brews quickly.

I use it a lot.
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Posted Sat Dec 7, 2013, 11:09am
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I'm the sole coffee drinker in my family so an automatic drip single maker is important to me. I have the bunn and it's outstanding. The ground coffee drawer has enough room to make a strong cup especially with the pulse feature activated. Fits my cool glass mug as well as my contigo travel thermos. I only drink ground coffee but i do keep decaf kcups on hand for times a guest prefers that... I can just pop in the kcup drawer.

A wildcard machine would be the new kitchenaid single cup drip that can brew up to 18oz into a thermos
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Posted Tue Dec 10, 2013, 3:56am
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Thxs for all the info.

Another question - can you make single cups or maybe 2 cups with larger drips like the bonavista, behmor brazen?
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