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Capresso CoffeeTEAM - Ken Larson's Review
Posted: December 20, 2008, 7:25am
review rating: 4.5
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Capresso CoffeeTEAM
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Arrow The Capresso CoffeeTEAM has 27 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso CoffeeTEAM has been rated 7.46 overall by our member reviewers
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Lin Phillips 8.88
Steve May 8.00
Lisa B. 8.00
Katrina Cordey 7.66
Jeff Rader 7.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 9
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: 1st Incoffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Toshiba
Bottom Line: Try it, you will be shocked! CHEERS!
Positive Product Points

A great machine, brews a fast fresh strong cup of coffee!

Negative Product Points

Hard to read water level

Detailed Commentary

This is a great easy machine to use, however you must understand how it works:
The # of cups selected is actually  the grind time/quantity of coffee to the brew basket.
The 2-4 switch provides a slightly warmer water temp for small batches (to compensate for the fast temp drop in the basket). As the # cups goes up, the machine becomes more efficient.
My coffee of choice is a very dark and very oily bean. I use the fine grind setting, Capresso  recommends not to use this setting on such beans, however I use the machine every day, and have not had a problem.

To make a great strong cup of coffee:

For 1 mug - just under 2 cups of cold water, set the grind to fine, select "6" cups, select strong coffee, select 2-4 "on" & GO!

For 2 mugs - just under 4 cups of cold water, set the grind to fine, select "10" cups, select strong coffee, select 2-4 "on" & GO!

For Full pot - 1 coffee pot of cold water, set the grind to fine, select "10" cups, select strong coffee, select 2-4 "OFF" & GO! (This pot will not be as strong, but not by much!)

Buying Experience


Three Month Followup

Still a great machine. I have found that if you use oily beans, you must clean & wipe down the inside of the bean hopper about once a month so that the beans slide freely into the grinder.

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