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kdern
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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012, 1:58pm
Subject: Best drip pot under $100?
 

My office has given me the job to choose a new drip coffeepot for work. Budget is $100. What do you recommend?

I am seeing good reviews here for this Bunn, even though it has mixed reviews on Amazon.
Click Here (www.amazon.com)

Any other recommendations?
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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012, 3:13pm
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Bonavita drippers have been getting good reviews.  They are a bit over your budget. click here for glass carafe $129 and click here for thermal carafe $149

Don't know what to recommend below this price point
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:02am
Subject: Re: Best drip pot under $100?
 

The Bunn BTX is around your price range (glass carafe) and because the hot water tank stays at 200f, there is ready water for tea/hot chocolate, and a full 50oz of coffee is brewed in 4 minutes.

However, if you're going to use stale, canned coffee, i'd prolly just say get a 1 cup brewer with pod type coffee, such as Keurig, etc.
I'm not a big fan, but they usually work well in office situations.
The refills are readily available at Costco/Sam's Club, as are the machines.


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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 3:54am
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IMAWriter Said:

pod type coffee, such as Keurig, etc.
I'm not a big fan, but they usually work well in office situations.
The refills are readily available at Costco/Sam's Club, as are the machines.

Posted February 18, 2012 link

Didn't expect you to say that.  I understand where the advice is coming from but.......
You do get a nice convenience factor with these machines and I understand that is why they are so popular.  I'd, personally feel like a schmuck, buying my machine and then get stuck buying proprietary coffee from preset suppliers; I guess it would make me feel like I'm selling out to 'the man'.  The environmental impact of these things is crazy.  Plastic pods for every single serve coffee.  But, as stated, they are popular in office situations.....
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 8:06am
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Thanks for the advice so far.

I buy fresh roasted coffee every week and we grind just before brewing.

Anyone have any other options I should look (under $100) at before buying the Bunn?
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 9:50am
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I have to agree with Rob on this one.  The Bunn BTX lets you brew HOT coffee without having to wait for the water to heat up.  Just remember to use only the tall Bunn filters...

 
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 9:58am
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I have the Bonavita and like it very much. I'm not sure the build is sturdy enough for office use though - unless it is a very small office. The Bunn is probably the more durable choice and the water reservoir design is a good choice for office use.
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 11:49am
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I can't find the Bunn BTX on Amazon or Bunn.com. Perhaps it's been discontinued.

What would be the next best Bunn option?
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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:13pm
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Check these out...
Click Here (www.walmart.com)

 
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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:10am
Subject: Re: Best drip pot under $100?
 

kdern Said:

I can't find the Bunn BTX on Amazon or Bunn.com. Perhaps it's been discontinued.

What would be the next best Bunn option?

Posted February 18, 2012 link

I think I remember reading that BTX was the older naming convention and that the current model is the BT, here's a Amazon link for the BT:

BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer, Black
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