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Starbucks Brewers - All - W S Zimmer's Review
Posted: December 30, 2004, 1:05pm
review rating: 2.8
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Arrow The Starbucks Brewers - All has 56 Reviews
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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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: 8.0
Product Reviewed: Barista Aroma Grande
Manufacturer: Starbucks Quality: 7
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $129.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 1 week Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: I like coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Previous Model
Bottom Line: After reading reviews and looking at the top contenders, this is the good coffee maker - but has serious flaws.
Positive Product Points

Great looks
Clear controls
Large capacity
Removable water tank
Permanent filter
Perfect brewing temperature

Negative Product Points

Price

Detailed Commentary

The original Barista Aroma brewed pretty good coffee but the temperature was not hot enough.  The removable water tank was fragile and easily broken.  No permanent filter.  The on/off button was difficult to find.  The rubber feet always came off when you moved the coffee maker.  The lid on the carafe was difficult to remove and stained easily.  The capacity was too small.

The new Barista Aroma Grande is a huge improvement.  After reading reviews and looking at the top contenders, this is the best coffee maker - period!

Buying Experience

Purchased at a Starbucks coffeeshop.  On sale for $129.90.

Three Month Followup

After three months, we are very pleased with the Barista Aroma Grande.  The removable water tank makes it easy to fill with water.  Makes a full 12 cups of great coffee.  Very well made!

One Year Followup

Brew temp is too low.  Carafe does not pour smoothly.  Spits coffee all over the counter.

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