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Capresso CoffeeTEC - Jeff Morris's Review
Posted: January 15, 2002, 1:41pm
review rating: 6.6
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David Nobel 8.60
Jim R. 7.60
Keith B 7.60
Joel White 7.16
Bob Abbott 7.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Unknown Quality: 9
Average Price: $200.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $200.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Williams Sonoma Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Capresso Aroma Classic, many others
Bottom Line: We're quite pleased - great coffee, fast, all the features we want.
Positive Product Points

This makes a good pot of coffee - good brew temp and fast.  Stylish carafe, and a spiffy milk steamer.

Negative Product Points


Detailed Commentary

The CoffeeTec has a typically high quality Capresso brew system, along with a steel carafe and a nice milk steamer, which my wife loves (I prefer black).  The quality of the coffee seemed as good as any I've had from a drip, though in the evenings I often pull out a vacuum pot.

Today I tested it a bit quantitatively.  The temperature, measured with digital probe in the basket was 196 to 197 degree for the entire cycle.  In boiling water the probe read 211.6, so it seems pretty accurate. (We're at about 250 feet altitude)

The cycle is fairly fast: to brew a full load, 52 ozs, its 6 minutes 15 seconds from the time you press the button, till it burps at the end.  I think I once measured a little over 4 minutes for our more typical 38 oz load.

The showerhead has four holes perhaps a little over a quarter inch apart.  Not really enough for perfect dispersion, but it helps a bit.

The milk steamer is fed by a reservoir that fills as you fill the main tank.  My wife says it makes steamed milk "Just the way I like it!"  And we've  tried a lot of steamers.  If you just turn it on for steam, it produces in about 15 seconds.  I believe Capresso also has the coffee maker and steamer as separate items.

Buying Experience

I couldn't find a discount on the web - finally went to the mall and paid full price!

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