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elwoodjblues
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 10:55am
Subject: "Direct brewing" coffee maker in North America?
 

When I lived in Europe, I used to have a coffee maker like this ("Philips HD5412/00 Avance Cafe Gourmet"):
Click Here (www.amazon.de)

It has the water at the top, where it heats it to the right temperature, then opens a valve and lets it drip straight onto the grounds and into the carafe at the bottom.

It's not only a sturdy design (unlike the common pump-based side water tank deisgn), but it also is much easier to clean with hard water (put vinegar solution into tank, let run through, done). I really liked it.

Is any such (or comparable) coffee maker available in North America? I have a hard time finding anything that's not exactly the same design as your average Mister Coffee. :(
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:16am
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I went to the Amazon link (which is in German), but since I don't read German, I couldn't learn much about your coffee maker.  The Clever Dripper is a manual coffee maker, not an electric automatic, but the process is similar to what you describe.  The Clever Dripper has a cone.  You insert a paper filer in the cone, dump in the ground coffee, pour in near boiling water, stir the coffee and wait 4 minutes or so. The Dripper, unlike a Melitta cone, doesn't release the brewed coffee until you place the cone on top of a mug or cup.  The Dripper is sort of a combination of a manual drip and a French press.  It makes wonderful coffee.  The Dripper is widely available and costs about $22.
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 12:29pm
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elwoodjblues Said:

When I lived in Europe, I used to have a coffee maker like this...
It's not only a sturdy design (unlike the common pump-based side water tank deisgn)...

Posted December 28, 2013 link

That's a nice design, but where did you get the idea that electric drip coffeemakers have a pump? Most have a heating tube and one-way valve, and operate via thermosiphon (see e.g. here).
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 3:18pm
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Maybe Brazen brewer?

http://www.behmor.com/brazen.php

Take care!

Jim

 
The pathologically precise are annoying, but right!
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elwoodjblues
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 5:50pm
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RapidCoffee Said:

That's a nice design, but where did you get the idea that electric drip coffeemakers have a pump? Most have a heating tube and one-way valve, and operate via thermosiphon (see e.g. here).

Posted December 28, 2013 link

Yeah you're right and in the back of my head I knew that it doesn't actually have a pump, but didn't know how to express it any better :-/

Thanks for clarifying this!
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elwoodjblues
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 5:58pm
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DCcoffeeman Said:

The Clever Dripper is a manual coffee maker, not an electric automatic, but the process is similar to what you describe.

Posted December 28, 2013 link

Thanks! That appears to be what fancy coffee bars use when you order drip. Paired with a water boiler, that's definitely an option.

Also, sorry the link is in German -- couldn't give you an American English one for obvious reasons, though I didn't research in the UK.
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elwoodjblues
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Posted Sat Dec 28, 2013, 6:00pm
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redkiosk Said:

Maybe Brazen brewer?

http://www.behmor.com/brazen.php

Posted December 28, 2013 link

Wow! That's pretty much exactly what I am looking for, awesome! Now sadly, I checked out the reviews on seattlecoffeegear for the product are very mediocre :-/ so I might not want to buy that after all. Still thanks for the recommendation, gives me hope :)
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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 6:08am
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DCcoffeeman Said:

I went to the Amazon link (which is in German), but since I don't read German, I couldn't learn much about your coffee maker.  The Clever Dripper is a manual coffee maker, not an electric automatic, but the process is similar to what you describe.  The Clever Dripper has a cone.  You insert a paper filer in the cone, dump in the ground coffee, pour in near boiling water, stir the coffee and wait 4 minutes or so. The Dripper, unlike a Melitta cone, doesn't release the brewed coffee until you place the cone on top of a mug or cup.  The Dripper is sort of a combination of a manual drip and a French press.  It makes wonderful coffee.  The Dripper is widely available and costs about $22.

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Google Translate
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DCcoffeeman
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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 6:34am
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Google Translate!  Great suggestion. Why didn't I think of that?  I did once use Google Translate to translate and read a tweet in Arabic.  Now, I'm going to make my wife and me each a cup of Sumatran in our Clever Dripper.
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mwright
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Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013, 7:41am
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I believe that is how the Bunn Phase Brew is supposed to work as well.
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