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Addicted to Coffee

make it 7 and you've got a deal! ;)

Jun 25, 2015
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zin, I did it. here's what I got...
Breville Smart Grinder Pro GRN986D0140 1 $229.99

Grindz Burr Grinder Cleaner Free GiftGift with Purchase ACL523A0140 1 $0.00

Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer KB741 ColorBrushed Silver CDR499A0140 1 $299

once home I'm going to make coffee with my old set up and my new and do a blind taste test. It should be a no brainer.
I can't thank you enough for your help and advice!!!

Jun 25, 2015
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yup, my thoughts exactly!

Jun 23, 2015
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Can you tell me why you chose the glass carafe over the thermal pot? Any special reason?

Jun 23, 2015
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Thanks, I'll check it out. It's been months since I started this post, been busy, but ready to pull the trigger. Have you ever tasted coffee from the competing Technivorm?

Jun 22, 2015
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How do you like your boba it's? Which one do you use?

Jun 22, 2015
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Okay thanks. Should I gather that you'd favor the thermal cafares over the glass pot? I'm so on the fence about spending the extra money on the technivorm. I mean, it's silly right? There are far many days when I think nothing of spending upwards of $4 on a cup of coffee at a shop. If I did that even just 2 x per week I'd spend $384 per year! Making that Technivorm seem even better!!! Uggg, what do you think, my fear on the thermal is you can't stop drip it and grab a cup mid way, and you have to spend time screwing and unscrewing the cap, and then there's the complaint from some folks that the thermal carafes don't really keep the coffee hot for very long, of course we drink it pretty quick so there's that...

Jun 22, 2015
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great advice, I had the Baratza Virtuoso in my basket. I can afford that, and will have to hope my expresso is decent from that. Also, I can go out and purchase an espresso made with a great grinder. But good coffee at home is what I'm shooting for.

Jun 22, 2015
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Oh and also, I want to get a different bean grinder, so best one for the best price on that too!

Jun 22, 2015
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Zin, help! I'm about to hit the purchase button all these months later. took me awhile to get to this. I'm between the Technivorm Moccamaster, or the Bonavita. I'm not sure it's necessary to save the $ but claims out there are the Bonavita is just as good for 1/2 price. Cook's illustrated said coffee from the Tech is velvet smooth, where as the Bonavita is a little less so. Here's what I do want. I want glass carafe I think because it offers a hot plate that shuts off after 90 min. Also, I want the machine that makes the most coffee. So if one makes (truly makes) 8 cups over say 6 cups, then I want 8 cups. To be honest, I really wanted 12 cups but neither does that, and SSCA does not recommend any that make 12 cups except the Kitchenaid and it got crappy reviews. What do you think I should get?

Jun 22, 2015
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hey some folks like their jobs at Starbucks, my at college is working there to put himself through college! He goes in at 4am and works till noon. That gives him fulltime hours. Then goes to college classes from 1pm on into the night. Tough hours but he's going to graduate with a great degree 'supply chain management'. already has a job waiting for him after graduation with a great international company!

Mar 20, 2015
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Well, I think I can get the Technivorm, I'd rather not spend the extra money if I don't have to though…but may consider it. Out of curiosity, what do you think about the stainless steel canister compared to the glass carafe. I'm not sure I want the stainless steel, but not sure why to be honest. Maybe I like to see my coffee? The stainless would keep it hot longer I suppose.

Mar 19, 2015
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going to check them both out, thanks

Mar 19, 2015
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oh how I love when someone gives me good direction. more later, heading out for my espresso before my next meeting!

Mar 19, 2015
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So this is where I am now. I started this post to simply inquire about good coffee that I could order. Now I'm at the point where I'm learning about so MUCH more. Pour overs, temperature, grinders, espresso makers…not that I'd never heard of them before, but never have I ventured out thinking I'd need them, nor would want them.
Now my new question would be, since I've been directed to great coffee (fingers crossed) how do I solve this morning need?
3 people, all wanting a good cup of coffee, time constraints (meaning I can't see myself boiling water and doing pour overs for all of us) so the auto drip seems like a good idea?

I could do a pour over for say myself if time was not a big issue.

And how about the espresso part? Is there a decent model maker that would fit the bill? Maybe that's the area where I'd consider the Bialetti.

Mar 19, 2015
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whats a stims

Mar 18, 2015
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is your bona vita, this model?
http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/3...

Mar 18, 2015
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what is the name and make, holy cow, maybe I will look professional when all is said and done@!

Mar 18, 2015
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I can't wait for my redbird to arrive

Mar 18, 2015
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Ok - wait for it - here's my set up for making a cup of coffee and espresso. zin1953, I hear you laughing from my kitchen. Sigh, I had an auto drip by Krupps. It broke about a month ago. My dear Husband surprised me by taking it upon himself to bring home a new Mr. Coffee auto drip , as he knows how much I love my morning coffee! He said he bought it because he noticed I had a Mr. Coffee espresso maker - which I do. I bought that because it was on sale, I'd never had one and wanted to see if it was easy enough to make my own espresso. I LOVE having an espresso maker. I am going to replace my Mr. Coffee coffeemaker and will likely invest in another espresso maker, just hoped I'd get some good advice here before I go out and spend my $. But I'd be lying if I didn't say they've performed fairly well given their price point. Who knew?

Mar 18, 2015
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I just left my desk and ran across the street to my espresso coffee bar place that I love dearly...had them make me a 1/2 decaf 1/2 caff espresso with steamed milk, equal ratio's by the way. I've no idea what bean they used, but it's a big ole fancy machine that grinds and they were pressing and steaming my milk, it was grand, especially given that it's freezing outside here on Cape Cod.

Mar 18, 2015
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yup Krups grinder, wait, are you looking in my window?

Mar 18, 2015
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ok that's it, I'm packing my bags and moving to your house!!!! I can't wait to take a picture of my setup. I will hear you laughing all the way from your kitchen (smile). I don't hate you at all. so lets get this right. I'm not going to roast my own beans, that's a given, but I should invest in a good grinder right? Take a look at these here, after googling Bi-modal grinders amazon gave me these...am I on the right track?
http://www.comparing.guru/pages/nsear...

Mar 18, 2015
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holy smokes, I am learning so much. Now I need to correctly measure my water per coffee grams. BTW, I have a krupps grinder. How many seconds do you grind your beans? I do 12 seconds for auto drip and 15-18 seconds for espresso beans

Mar 18, 2015
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Here's another thing I'm hoping. If Redbird is good, well it costs me nothing to ship it and it's roasted right before they ship. I end up spending the same amount as I would at my local coffee supplier or at Starbucks per pound of coffee. So if it's fresher...why wouldn't I go that route?

Mar 18, 2015
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what do you know about freezing roasted beans that arrive mail order since you say that I should grind them for after 15 days they go stale? Would freezing them help them stay fresh so I can use them longer?

Mar 18, 2015
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my order was placed with RedBird 2 days ago and is on it's way as we speak. My teenager is thrilled as he thinks all this 'out west' are beyond cool, so coffee coming from Montana MUST be fabulous. I blame Fred Armison from Portlandia for this, along with his one ski trip to Alta.

Mar 18, 2015
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yes this does help, thanks!

Mar 18, 2015
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zin1953 - way to go on the awesome home coffee setup. I'm so impressed! I might just go home and iPhone photo my little so called arrangement and repost here. You will die laughing at what I have for my home brew...
I have 4 kids, turned them all into mini me's with regard to coffee. In fact, my last kiddo is 16, suffers from a little ADD, rather than medicate, I send him off to high school everymorning with his 16 oz to go cup of java. Says it helps wake him up and get started at school. Hey, to all the haters on teenagers drinking coffee, I say go to Colombia, they practically spoon feed it to the toddlers! And they drink coffee at 10 at night in the little squares, we couldn't believe it. There's hardly a decaf to be found (except in Juan Valdez) so those folks are drinking full on caffeine at all hours of the day, we wondered how they ever slept!

Mar 18, 2015
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so what do you drink for your coffee?

Mar 18, 2015
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