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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2012, 7:49pm
Subject: Re: Looking for a quality, medium-sized coffee machine
 

Eiron Said:

... Leave conjecture, opinion, & personal prejudices off the table.

Posted July 19, 2012 link

This is solid advice - you would do well to keep counsel with yourself...

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2012, 8:00pm
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Well... I've ended up ordering the Technivorm KBTS.  I figured that as long as it makes a really good cup of coffee (which I trust it will), I can forget about the price after a couple of months of use.  Overall I just appreciate its design, solid reputation and size.  I also really like its ability to manually adjust the drip to halfway, since I will rarely be making more than 2-3 cups at a time.

So... it's set for delivery on Tuesday, I'm looking forward to it!  I also decided to supplement my purchase with the Clever Coffee Dripper... for $18 it just seems like such a nice convenience item.

Thanks for everyone's input and recommendations!

PS: It also feels strangely gratifying to toss in the garbage these leftover K-Cups that I never got around to (mainly decaf ones).  I am really looking forward to some real coffee!
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Posted Tue Aug 28, 2012, 9:43am
Subject: Re: Looking for a quality, medium-sized coffee machine
 

Sorry to chime in so late, I just found this forum.

I have been using the KBTS for a few years now (with the old carafe) and it makes great coffee; also had a reason to take it apart, and found out that it works exactly like other home brewers, there is NO heat+hold tank; their secret is that the powerful heating element is able to bring up the temperature to where it should be.
It does hold a small amount of residual COLD water to enable a float-switch to detect the drop in water level and switch-off the heating element. This is a good safety measure but it comes at a cost:
Since some cold water is present in the system all the time, you need to drain it when you go away or stop using the machine for more than a few days. If you leave the water inside it may grow algae, which happened to me during a vacation... this may depend on temp and sunlight, but it is obviously possible. (cleaning was no fun) I also keep all covers off after brewing, to dry all other surfaces.

Happy brewing
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