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Starbucks Brewers - All - Ken Ballou's Review
Posted: November 10, 2006, 8:07pm
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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
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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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: 5.4
Product Reviewed: Starbucks Barista Aroma
Manufacturer: starbucks Quality: 3
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $110.00 Cost vs. Value 3
Where Bought: starbucks Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 5
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: No
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Bottom Line: Cold coffee, dripply poor, glad for the recall.
Positive Product Points

Nice looking, cool blue lights.

Negative Product Points

Brew temp to low, won't poor...dribles out.  Coffee is cooled in stainless steel  unless pre-warmed.   Can't remove basket holder to clean.

Detailed Commentary

I thought Starbucks would know what they are doing when bring a brewer to market.  Wow, bad news.  Brew temp is low, coffee is cold when it hits the stainless steel carafe.  When pooring the carafe hole is very small and coffee just dribles out.  I disassembled and drilled out some of the plastic to make pooring bearable.  I went back to check and other pots poored just like it.
You can't remove the swing out holder to clean.  If pot is left out (forgotton) and  basket overflows it flows inside the housing and I assume douses the electric wires.    Not even a drain hole to dump out the accident.
Starbucks recall of this product was welcome news.  Now what should I buy with my $110?

Buying Experience

Over $100 a month spent at Starbucks but never again a brewer from them.

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