TheVito Senior Member Joined: 5 Mar 2011 Posts: 12 Location: Dover, DE Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 9:38am Subject: I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive drip machine . . . any advice?
I have a Cuisinart Coffee-on-Demand that holds the coffee in it that we've had for a good 5 years or so, at least. I think it's dying though (on switch almost didn't work this morning). I've been planning on researching and replacing it eventually, but now must do so on much shorter notice and on more of a budget than I would have had next year. Last year I bought a stainless steel insulated carafe from Starbucks, so I already pour the coffee into that right after it's made, making the reservoir not important. I also wouldn't necessarily need one with an insulated carafe.
I don't need one that grinds as I have a pretty good grinder (Virtuoso Preciso) that I invested in after getting a Gaggia Classic espresso machine a couple years ago.
I would like something that makes decent drip coffee but is affordable and is aesthetically pleasing enough for my wife to allow it on the counter.
Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 11:37am Subject: Re: I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive drip machine . . . any advice?
Have you thought about a large manual drip set up? The Chemex is a beautiful brewer and makes outstanding drip coffee. Or even a syphon brewer? Both don't brew into a steel carafe tho but you would have top notch brewed coffee. Another great brew maker would be a stainless steel press pot. add coffee, water, wait a few and press.
Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013, 5:19pm Subject: Re: I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive drip machine . . . any advice?
Just pick up a Clever. Inexpensive and makes a great up. I use a gold filter with mine as I like the extra body it adds, much like a press.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
Anthorn Senior Member Joined: 5 Sep 2011 Posts: 21 Location: Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:57am Subject: Re: I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive drip machine . . . any advice?
Today I bought a Clever Drip to add to my Moka pots which will increase the coffee blends I can use. It comes across as logical to me - a mix of Cafetiere steep and pour-over drip. I had a Chemex but it went to a charity shop. I don't see the point of a Chemex when I could just drip straight into a cup.
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