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Capresso CoffeeTEAM - Jeff Rader's Review
Posted: January 16, 2000, 9:08am
review rating: 7.5
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Capresso CoffeeTEAM
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Arrow The Capresso CoffeeTEAM has 27 Reviews
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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: 8
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $0.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 1 month Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: Intermediate Would Buy Again: n/a
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: If you like great freshly ground coffee in an elegant and simple-to-use design, it doesn‘t get much better.
Positive Product Points

Consistently great coffee
Easy to use and maintain
Several brewing settings
Automatically grinds the correct amount of coffee to your setting
Elegant design

Negative Product Points

On one occasion, the basket did not completely snap back in place (probably stupid-user error!)
The filter basket doesn‘t like being manually moved back into the brewing position.

Detailed Commentary

I really enjoy this product.  I had originally purchased the Cuisinart Grind and Brew but after several pots of coffee and several cleanings, there remained a "burnt" taste to every pot, so I returned it.  Probably a bad unit.

I found the Coffee Team for $109.  (Model 451) The coffee is consistently great.  The grinder is much quieter than the Cuisinart G&B and it automatically grinds the correct amount of coffee.  The G&B requires you place the correct amount of beans into the grinder for each pot.

To grind coffee, you manually move the filter basket under the grinder.  The machine grinds according to your settings and then the basket snaps back into position over the coffeepot for brewing.  If you move the basket under the grinder and change your mind, you can manually move the basket back but Capresso recommends this process less than 20 times.  This inconvenience has been corrected in the newest model (452).  I haven‘t found this to be an issue.

The machine is easy to use and simple to clean.

Highly recommended.

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