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Krups Moka Brew - Jon Hill's Review
Posted: April 16, 2006, 5:05am
review rating: 4.0
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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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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: 7.6
Manufacturer: Krups Quality: 8
Average Price: $115.00 Usability: 7
Price Paid: $40.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: used Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 month Overall 8
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
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Bottom Line: Makes fine joe but more of a process than most people might want from a "drip machine."
Positive Product Points
  1. makes some darn fine coffee
  2. compact design
Negative Product Points
  1. not terribly easy to use
  2. expensive parts
  3. small pot
Detailed Commentary

I've heard a lot about this machine and i like stovetop moka coffee. I wasn't too pleased with the results I was getting from the free thermal pot i got from Gevalia (to say nothing of their beans) and a coffeegeek had one for sale so I bought it. I was suprised at how small it was! It is an 8 or 12 cup pot, depending on which measurement you read but really I get about 4 mugs out of it. That is one complaint but it also makes the maker overall rather compact which is good as I only use it on the weekends. It will be a pain next time we have more than 2 other people over.

I do really enjoy the coffee this pot produces and I don't find it difficult to use. If I had 2 broken legs and had to tell a non-coffeegeek how to use it I imagine they'd go out to Dunkin Donuts instead. I still haven't quite nailed down how much coffee to use but it seems to be somewhere around 43 grams or so. The only complaint I have about the process you have to go through to make a pot is that it isn't convenient to pour from the carafe into the reservoir. I just learned where the water comes up to and it is easy enough to pour from my Brita pticher.

I had heard these weren't made anymore (I don't know if that's true or not) so I thought I should get a standby pot in case I drop the carafe. I bought my pot used for about $40 including shipping. Froogle found replacement carafes for about $55 as you can't just buy the glass carafe but have to get the lid and  basket for the grounds as well. So I didn't get one.

I would probably get another one but this machine is not a machine for everyone.

Buying Experience

I bought mine used from a coffeegeek. I like buy used stuff from coffeegeeks.

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