|Does anyone have a particular favorite grind and brew coffee maker? I am thinking of replacing 2 appliances with 1. We have a great Capresso burr grinder but it's about worn out and ready for replacement. Our coffeemaker is a 12-cup Cuisinart programmable Brew Central. It's been a workhorse. So I get a catalog yesterday and here's a gorgeous You Brew by Breville. It also allows you to make a cup or a travel mug in addition to a full 12-cup thermal pot. Sounds great, but I thought I'd ask for some feedback about other brands and the whole concept of grind-and-brew in one appliance. Yeah or Nay? And what are the positives and negatives? Thanks for any input. I'm not in a hurry to make this purchase.|
|I used the Capresso team lux coffee maker with burr grinder for many years-- LOVED IT. Not one bad word to say about it. When it broke down, I replaced it with the new model from Capresso-- but this model was the post-jura merger model and it was terrible... as was their customer service (i had the complete opposite experience with capresso in years past). |
I gave up the hassle of struggling with Jura and bought the You Brew by Breville. Loved the look.. loved my experience with other Breville appliances. I was so ready to love this coffee maker. I did not. For the first time ever, I returned an item I'd used to Williams-Sonoma. My biggest complaint was that the coffee never got past luke warm.. I also wasnt able to get the strength I wanted but that may have been a matter of fiddling with the controls a bit more. Unfortunately, I never put in the time to work with the brew strength because the temperature was a deal breaker for me.
I gave up. I bought a refurbished cuisinart to get me through until someone came out with a better coffee maker with a burr grinder. Hope someone here has a recommendation!
Good luck-- I know there are many who are happy with the You Brew but i recommend reading the reviews closely. Others share my opinion with the coffee temps.
|Thank you, funkyart, that is exactly the information I was looking for. If the coffee does not get very hot, that will be a deal-breaker for me. Same for getting it strong enough. I really like for my coffee to stay warm in the mug longer than 5 minutes. I have not read all the reviews yet, but will do so. |
Is it just me or have most of the coffee makers been dumbed down to not get as hot anymore? Ever since someone was burned by a cup of hot coffee at McDonald's maybe. Like we don't have enough sense to know we are drinking a hot beverage!
So I guess the sexy-looking Breville will have to sit in the store, and I will still, for now, have 2 appliances and keep looking. Again, thanks for your comments.
|I have a beverage system I've been very happy with but I always nuke my beverage to get it hot enough for me. I find this to be the case when eating out as well. So, yes, I've always believed the McD's law suit has been responsible for the lowered temperature of coffee/beverage makers and hot beverages in restaurants, coffee shops, etc.|
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