Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 2:14pm Subject: Re: A good coffee maker with little no no plastic/water contact
I know this is an old thread, but a suggestion to those with the same dilemma.
How about a Technivorm and use a ceramic cone in place of the stock plastic one ?
I do wonder how much there is to worry about as far as the plastic cone. After all there is a barrier of filter paper between it and the coffee slurry.
But if your that worried, I think the above suggestion would work great. But you would need one of the models with round shaped filter platform so the ceramic cone would sit right. (many of new ones have a square platform)
I have a Bunn Phase Brew, and can defiantly detect a taste caused by the plastic reservoir. Even a bit of an aroma of the plastic. Not as much with certain beans and a real strong brew, but it's still there. If you just taste water ran through it, it's really noticeable.
Just received my first Technivorm, and doing the same is a WORLD of difference. The hot water comes out of a Copper Boiler, then straight into a GLASS tube and then a stainless (?) spray arm, then of course the stock plastic brew basket. So the ceramic one would eliminate that issue.
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