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Starbucks Brewers - All - Bongo BCBeanBoy's Review
Posted: March 18, 2002, 11:12am
review rating: 4.9
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Starbucks Coffee Makers - All
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Arrow The Starbucks Brewers - All has 56 Reviews
Arrow The Starbucks Brewers - All has been rated 6.77 overall by our member reviewers
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Scott Eklund 10.00
J. D. 10.00
Scott Sowers 9.00
Brad Beaman 9.00
Robert Hagstrom 8.50

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 5.8
Product Reviewed: aroma
Manufacturer: Varies Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $120.00 Cost vs. Value 4
Where Bought: canada Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Aficionado Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: utopia and barista
Bottom Line: do not buy if you make less than full carafe of coffee.
Positive Product Points

looks cool in stainless steel
timer very nice

Negative Product Points

does not make hot enough coffee when making less than 5 cups

Detailed Commentary

Ok, so after my horror with the utopia I upgraded to the aroma. I was assured it would make HOT coffee (which is why I like the utopia on rare day it chose to work).

Took the aroma home, impressed with aesthetics, started brewing.

After a week or two of daily use I realized that the aroma just did not make coffee hot enough for 4 cups volume.  Problem ( and bucky's service people agreed was the steel carafe ) related to lack of carafe heater.  Starbucks suggests heating the steel carafe with boiling water before brewing coffee but geeze louise why do I use a timer for morning coffee if I have to wake up and coddle the carafe with hot water?  I ask you...?

So now what?  I want a good hot coffee maker that will make HOT coffee (without me having to heat up milk) and the aroma fails with this unless you pre-heat the carafe AND make a LOT of coffee.

So back to the store with you little aroma :(

Buying Experience

pleasant staff, top marks for them.

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