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Capresso MT 500 - Jed Cavadas's Review
Posted: January 6, 2009, 8:26pm
review rating: 6.7
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Capresso MT 500
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Arrow The Capresso MT 500 has 46 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso MT 500 has been rated 6.88 overall by our member reviewers
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Sam Graves 9.33
Bill Womack 9.33
Don Smith 9.25
Trisha Neimi 9.12
Tim Brunson 8.20

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.6
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 8
Average Price: $159.00 Usability: 9
Price Paid: $139.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: EBAY Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Great cofffe, hot looks and hot coffee...what more could you want?
Positive Product Points

I have had very good luck with this machine...I bought it has a compromise with my wife, thinking it was not the "best".  However I am very pleased.  It makes very hot and very good coffee, plus the machine is just so sexy looking.

Negative Product Points

Only slight negative is I would like a bit better saturation of the coffee grinds...however it seems that if I grind a bit finer, I have no problems.

Detailed Commentary

Ok, so maybe I am not the worlds greatest nut about coffee.  But I can for sure tell a good cup that retains all the flavors of the coffee, vs a bad cup.  And this machine makes great coffee period.  I've found that pre-heating the thermos is the best way to go, I can still get piping hot coffee 2 hours later without the burnt taste.

I've also tried the 3-5 cup brew setting, and once again great coffee.  Could you find a better coffee maker, maybe...however if you want great looks, great features and good hot coffee...not sure you can go wrong with this machine.

Buying Experience

Bought it from guy off EBay, so for me it was great...but unless you know ebay, be careful for sure.

Three Month Followup

I am really happier than ever...with simple pre-heating of the pot with hot water, the coffee will stay very hot for almost 2 1/2 hours...after 2 1/2 still drinkable, but not as hot as I like it.  I also have figured out the best brew for me...12 scoops and 8 "cups" water.  Another trick is that when I first start the brew cycle, I hold open the top lid for about 20 seconds or so, this causes the first few "perks" of water that are still cold to enter back into the unit.  Once the water is hot (20 seconds) or so, I close the lid and the brew cycle continues.  Also found the 3-5 cup setting does a great job for the times I am by myself of only want a bit of coffe.  No regrets at all!

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