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Starbucks Brewers - All - Frank Miller's Review
Posted: February 4, 2005, 1:03pm
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Arrow The Starbucks Brewers - All has 56 Reviews
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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
Manufacturer: Starbucks Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $80.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: Starbucks Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 1 year Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Zojirushi
Bottom Line: A good machine that is worth the money, but I would buy the Black and Decker instead.
Positive Product Points

The Barista Aroma makes good coffee and includes a thermal carafe.

Negative Product Points

The lid is hard to open after the coffee has brewed.

Detailed Commentary

I bought this Starbucks Barista Aroma on sale for $80.00 at a Starbucks in a Super Target. This was far less than the regular price.  I was disappointed to find the exact same coffee maker by Black and Decker at a Kohl's for $44.00 before Christmas (same exact machine except for a change in logos).

I had some trouble figuring out how to get the thing to work - it is important to make sure the spout is in the right place. I had to reluctantly go to the instruction book to figure that one out.

I think the Barista Aroma makes a decent cup of coffee and is probably one of the best drip coffee makers out there. Unfortunately, I broke the hard to open lid, and I had been suspecting a leak for several months. I ended up purchasing a Zojirushi Fresh Brew after reading all of the positive comments about it. I am still able to get limited use out of the Starbucks machine so I conducted a simple tasted test between the two. The Starbucks machine made slightly richer, robust - tasting coffee.

Buying Experience

I enjoyed buying it at Starbucks. They gave me a coffee scoop and bag of coffee beans for free.

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