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Capresso ST600 Coffee Brewer - Jon Becker's Review
Posted: June 13, 2008, 12:32pm
review rating: 8.0
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Arrow The Capresso ST600 Coffee Brewer has 4 Reviews
Arrow The Capresso ST600 Coffee Brewer has been rated 8.05 overall by our member reviewers
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Jon Becker 8.00
Stephen Alkire 8.00
Dan Kelley 6.00
Peter Kalanzis 4.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.4
Manufacturer: Capresso Quality: 9
Average Price: $170.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $90.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Tuesday Morning Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: This is a worthy unit to purchase. Read the manual. Be patient.
Positive Product Points

ST600 coffee comes out hot.
Variable brewer for when brewing 4-6 cups, however made for 10-12 cups.
Nice design, fits my modern kitchen well.
Carafe keeps coffee hot for over an hour and is easy to clean.
comes with gold-tone filter.
Scheduled timer

Negative Product Points

When opening to remove brewed grinds, due to condensation, it drips a bit on the back of the machine. When removing the carafe after brewing, it drips a tiny bit from the filter holder which acts as a shutoff. Some had said to replace the spring, I am going to look for a better spring, but I think its just due to surface tension that a bit of coffee remains on the sides of the lever. I don't believe an actual mechanical failure of the holder. By drips, I mean a tiny amount of drip,  drops...

Detailed Commentary

I have been experimenting with my burr grinder (old grinder was blade). I have been drinking copius amounts of coffee to test different grinds. I have no issues at all except the tiny dribble. This dribble is barely worth mentioning and front side dribble doesn't happen all the time, but i don't want to give the impression that it doesn't exist. i keep a microfiber towel in my kitchen and a quick swipe is all thats needed.

It looks a bit big but it truly isn't that much larger than the Mr. Coffee I had. Being monolithic, it appears imposng. I also can remove the carafe and keep on the kitch table or island prep area, where as before, I had to keep the glass carafe on the warming element and remember to shut it off. Its also nice that I can't forget to turn the machine off. It just doesn't work that way.

I absolutely love the coffee I have been brewing with this machine. I thought I would get away from drip when I bought the aeropress and nespresso last year. However, my wife wanted the convenience of drip. The coffee brewed is hot and as in I don't understand what my Mr. Coffee basic drip was doing.

I have had 100% success in scheduling coffee brew in the mornings with the timer.

i was keeping my Mr. Coffee out just in case, but it is heading for the garage just in case this unit has an issue.

Buying Experience

I don't know if the the unit was new or a refurb, but it was factory wrapped and had all of the components wrapped as well. Tuesday morning is like that. They have a very good return policy.

Three Month Followup

This machine is still running strong. The coffee is consistently hot. We've been using it for ~6 cups using the special setting with a low coarse grind at a ~5:6 ratio (coffee:water) using paper filter instead of gold tone.  Timer works fine for morning.

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