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Krups Moka Brew - John B's Review
Posted: October 29, 2009, 1:44pm
review rating: 5.0
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Krups Moka Brew Pressure Brewer
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Arrow The Krups Moka Brew has 25 Reviews
Arrow The Krups Moka Brew has been rated 8.53 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 8, 2003.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Jerry Kalpin 9.13
C W 8.30
Lawrence Kelley 7.77
Jay Snell 7.67
Kevin Lawrence 7.28

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 9
Average Price: $115.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $90.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 2 years Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Simple reliable coffee maker that makes a strong brew.
Positive Product Points

Brews at appropriate temperature
Unique water delivery system that creates a full-flavored brew
Simple aesthetically-pleasing design
Easy to descale and clean

Negative Product Points

Replacement filters hard to find (can use cloth)
Takes a bit of tweaking to find the right grind/dose combination
You'll want a carafe to go with it

Detailed Commentary

After reading many reviews of this product, I decided to try it out as my everyday morning coffee maker. The price was much less than a Technivorm, so I thought it was a worthy gamble given its positive reviews. I bought mine from an eBay seller, and got it for <$100 with shipping. Many reviews that I read discussed the sensitivity of this device to changes in beans, grind, and dose. It does take a bit of experimentation, but once you figure out the best combination for your taste, you'll be making coffee like you've never had before. The resulting brew is very full-flavored due to the water delivery system that brews slightly higher than atmospheric pressure, and the fact that it's extracting at the appropriate temperature. Since it brews into an uninsulated glass carafe you'll want to buy a thermos or insulated carafe to store the coffee once it has brewed. The machine does not include very many paper filters, but I've been using a cloth filter for a Yama vacpot, and it works just fine (and is reusable). As other reviews have mentioned, it doesn't have an automatic shut-off switch, but I don't see that as a big priority since I'm usually hovered over the machine waiting for my morning coffee.

After using this machine every morning for nearly two years, I have absolutely no complaints. The machine is very simple and durable, and is easy to clean and descale (which I do about every couple months). The best part is the awesome coffee it makes.

Buying Experience

Bought it on eBay... can't remember which seller. Everything was great. No experience with Krups customer service so far (I haven't needed it).

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