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cafedj
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Espresso: Bialetti, Aeropress
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Vac Pot: Bodum
Drip: Behmor Brazen
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Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014, 8:14pm
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elwoodjblues Said:

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 :)

Posted December 28, 2013 link

Capresso made a brewer that looked almost exactly like that Philips called the Aroma Classic.  No idea who copied who, but Capresso's is no longer available except used.  

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I still have mine, and liked it very much.  But the Behmor Brazen is a much better machine.  I own one as well and would never go back to the Capresso, or any machine that doesn't allow adjusting the brew temp.  The Brazen is in a class by itself.  No other consumer drip machine is even in the same ballpark.  Don't let mediocre reviews put you off.  Just understand that every machine requires an initial period of tweaking the grind, coffee/water ratio, and with the Brazen the pre-soak time and water temp, to get the best results.  And the results are really exceptional.

Here's the Seattle Coffee folks doing just a small dose, grind, temp comparison that shows some of why the Brazen is unique:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h60awpkTqUc

Here's a very large thread on the Brazen.

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/machines/577567

Since it was a new machine, designed from scratch, there were some initial issues with some units, but the Behmor support is excellent.  For my money it's by far the best drip machine available.
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Posted Fri Jan 3, 2014, 9:50pm
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mwright Said:

I believe that is how the Bunn Phase Brew is supposed to work as well.

Posted December 29, 2013 link

Great, thanks. Looks indeed like this is how that Bunn works.
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Posted Mon Jan 6, 2014, 8:50pm
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I do what that thing does manually.
I use a tea kettle to heat the water and an old time drip-o-lator to brew. Then I transfer the coffee to a modified mr coffee style machine (water resivour and filter cup removed leaving just the carafe and warming plate).
the process and cleanup is a little more involved, but I like the coffee I'm drinking.
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