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BeerCan
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Posted Mon Jan 6, 2014, 6:18pm
Subject: wilbur curtis opinions?
 

I am tired of replacing my home brewer all the time.  I have a brazen and I like it but the dripping and the buzzing are leaving me flat about the brewer.

I am looking at small commercial machines.  Does anyone have any experience with this?
http://www.wilburcurtis.com/content/cafe0pp

Thanks
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 6:56am
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That particular machine, no  but I do have other Curtis equipment and it is all top end commercial as you would expect from a world class maker such as Curtis.

Bunn, Curtis, Bloomfield are all well respected commercial equipment makers. How the home equipment stacks up, ????

 
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Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 7:27am
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I use this exact model at work. :)  For the price point you can't beat it.  It brews nice and fast.  This brewer can handle continuous use if you need it. We only use it for 3-4 pots a day.  My work has extremely hard water and this machine has only needed 1 descale in the last 2 years.  I am a manual pourover drinker but if I were to get a commercial machine this model would be it for me.

Pros
- Fast brewing (2L in about 4min)
- Fast heat up time (about 20min)
- Makes an exceptional brew (needs a finer grind)
- Can handle continuous use
- Can stay on continuously
- $250 new!  Ridiculously cheap for a commercial drip machine

Cons
- If not used for more than 12 hours the volume in the boiler goes down quickly. (not really a con)
- No ON/ OFF switch (I just hooked up a power bar)
- Requires manual descale (You can run Descal through it but rinsing is endless due to reservoir size)
- Small footprint doesn't allow for a gravity air pot.. was hoping to use a Zojirushi with it when we acquired it but the filter cone is too low for it.

It's my auto drip machine of choice.  :)
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Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Wed Jan 8, 2014, 2:23pm
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There you go! First hand user comments :D,
I really did not expect any less.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014, 7:28am
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Thanks for the replies.  Wife is balking a little on the styling but agrees we need a reliable coffee maker.  Asked me what my obsession was with "weird" looking coffee makers LOL.  (Brazen, phase brew)
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