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bval
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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:41am
Subject: challenge: grind and brew, single serve drip machine that works
 

Hi, folks. New here but hoping you can help me solve this puzzle. I'm looking for a machine that so far doesn't seem to exist.

I'm basically in search of a superautomatic that does drip-style coffee, not (or at least not only) espresso. I'm aware of all of the drawbacks that come with a superautomatic but I am looking to place this in a common break area of a shared coworking building, and my goal is to find something that's so easy to use that anybody can walk up without training and find the correct button to push. In essence, the ease of use of a pod machine without the waste or terrible coffee.

I can find dozens of quality superautomatics that do grind and brew single serve espresso, but not a one that does something more akin to drip-style coffee.

I've considered a standalone grinder with hopper paired with a single-serve drip machine, but again, it's going in a common area and I'm not convinced this group can handle that without leaving a mess.

Does this machine exist? Who makes it?

Thanks,

Brandon
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Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
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Posted Wed Feb 26, 2014, 1:46pm
Subject: Re: challenge: grind and brew, single serve drip machine that works
 

A plumbed in drip brewer by any of the big commercial makers, Bunn, Fetco, Curtis and the like are easy to use, put the cone of coffee grounds in the slot and push the button.
http://www.bunn.com/products/thermal/axiom_dv_aps.html

As for a grinder, you can get something like the LPG grinder from Bunn, again, it is simple to use. It is adjusted once when it is setup and from then on, put paper filter in the drip cone, put the cone in the slot, push the button.
Click Here (www.bigtray.com)

With a setup like this, the steps are easy for anyone to do and there is no measuring, cans to open or mess on the counter, the coffee is the same time after time regardless of who makes it.

Of course, for larger volume of coffee, you can get brewers that use larger dispensers or brew two at a time. Using a dispenser of some sort prevents the burnt coffee in a pot that no one wants to drink.

A sink and trash can will be needed but that is common for food prep locations.

A setup like this is not inexpensive and you can not buy it at Wallmart or Target and it will need to be installed but in use it is consistent, easy and as clean as you are going to get.

 
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christopher197404
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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014, 7:12pm
Subject: Re: challenge: grind and brew, single serve drip machine that works
 

bval Said:

I'm basically in search of a superautomatic that does drip-style coffee, not (or at least not only) espresso. I'm aware of all of the drawbacks that come with a superautomatic but I am looking to place this in a common break area of a shared coworking building, and my goal is to find something that's so easy to use that anybody can walk up without training and find the correct button to push. In essence, the ease of use of a pod machine without the waste or terrible coffee.

I can find dozens of quality superautomatics that do grind and brew single serve espresso, but not a one that does something more akin to drip-style coffee.

Posted February 26, 2014 link

Have you ever thought about some commercial single serve brewing systems? However, in my mind these kind of coffee machines could only brew a not too bad coffee. For most grind and brew coffee makers, they are almost 1o cups or 12 cups, maybe because the coffee grinding for the drip coffee maker costs some time and more energy and it is too uneconomical to grind coffee beans for just single cup.
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gparis
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Espresso: La Victoria, Solis 5K
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Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014, 7:37am
Subject: Re: challenge: grind and brew, single serve drip machine that works
 

There are many super autos that will serve you a full cup of coffee. each of the ones I have had in the past and now will make a full cup of coffee with fresh ground.

adjusting your ground for a cup of coffee, adjusting your amount of water for 8 to 12 oz is easy in many of the super autos.

when you say drip style is it the idea of an espresso puck you are opposed to?

a great cup of coffee can be had with super autos. my old Solis 5K made great cups of coffee.

my new Miele CM 5K does it even better...

ginny
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