LanceL
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Oct 27, 2017
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I am looking for a moderated (under $125) automatic drip coffee maker. Recommendations?
Oct 27, 2017
Dr.McCoy
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Oct 27, 2017
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How many cups do you need to make at once?
Oct 27, 2017
LanceL
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Oct 27, 2017
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Probably no more than 8, maybe 10.
Oct 27, 2017
Dr.McCoy
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Oct 27, 2017
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Mk. Is it for personal use or for an office?
Oct 27, 2017
CallieT
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Oct 27, 2017
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Don’t cheap out. Get a used one of gumtree or craigslist. Remember grind is just as important! People sell their old mid level stuff for cheap when they slash >1000 for the latest and greatest coffee machine. The mid tier stuff is great aks Most people will not out grow It. Also if they are selling because of upgrade to something fancy you know they love coffee and would have kept it in top working order.
Oct 27, 2017
LanceL
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Oct 28, 2017
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Small office. Most of the days only a couple of people drinking it.
Oct 28, 2017
LanceL
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Oct 28, 2017
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what brand do you suggest?
Oct 28, 2017
Dr.McCoy
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Oct 28, 2017
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I would suggest a Bonavita BV1900TS. It's the best in it's class, has a proven track record, and closest to your budget. It's typically around $175-180 but you can find it cheaper if you do a little digging and you'll save money in the long run. This is because it's SCAA certified - which means it can make coffee at a 1:15 ratio without wasting any beans.* That also means it makes better coffee (less likely to get poured out). Finally, it has a thermal carafe that is, in and of itself, rated to only drop 10F every four hours. This means a pot of coffee drops from approximately 195F to 175F over the course of an 8 hour work day. Which is plenty hot and fresh for most people without burning it like a heating plate/glass carafe can. Again, less wasted coffee.
Here's a great resource to learn more about this machine. Definitely check out the video and all the features: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/bonavita-8-cup-coffee-maker-with-stainless-steel-carafe
Even if you don't get that machine I would pick from the list of SCAA machines towards the bottom of this page: https://www.beanground.com/scaa-certified-coffee-makers/
* Most drip machines have a narrow spread nozzle and don't wet all the grounds. This means you're throwing unused coffee away when you clean out the used filter.
Oct 28, 2017
CallieT
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Oct 28, 2017
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Support mass drop. Get that cool coloured one its still got an hour or two
Oct 28, 2017
CallieT
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Oct 28, 2017
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That technovorm kgb thing. We call them mokkamaster or somethibg
Oct 28, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 3, 2017
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I second Bonavita. I've had one for years and love it endlessly.
Nov 3, 2017
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