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    This is an awesome machine, providing you can get it cheap. I picked up TC's demo for $80 and struggled to find any other device cheaper that would suit a small office environment - and take into account the need to grind beans. Just to add a Porlex grinder to my Aeropress as a set-up was going to cost me around $60.

    Anyway, after a proper clean and loading of beans into the hopper, we were away. I love the choice of carafe or cup mode, the latter offering immersion brewing a la an Aeropress, and with the ability to alter the flavour and intensity.

    No foul tastes, and we've made around 5 or 6 batches so far - TC must have run it in for us! :-)

    Took some home-roasted Ethiopian Yirg in today, and it was delicious. Coffee also stays nice and warm in the thermo carafe - not hot plate which is good.

    I still can't believe the RRP on this - it's not worth $400. Not in a heartbeat, and not when you consider that you could pick up a Brazen and a cheap sunbeam grinder (drip requires coarse grinds) for less, and get a better cup, I think Breville priced themselves out of the market on this one.

    But on special, this is a ripping deal for people who don't want the ritual of drip/pourover, need to provide for two or more people, and/or want a nice solution for the office to save some cashola on milky lattes that in melb go for around $4 a cup.

    The problem is that this has gotten me hooked on good drip coffee, and having tasted the Brazen at MICE I really, really want a Brazen at home :-)
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    Hey guys and girls , i am just wondering if breville still produce the youbrew as i cannot find any shops that sell it locally . And/or if anyone knows where they are sold . There is a couple of on tree but i am down in Port Kennedy and they are all NOR so hard for me to get to
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    Hi Paul,

    As I understand, it flopped in Australia and the last were sold at fire sale price...

    Buy a CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Other Stuff - Behmor Brazen Plus - Coffee Brewer right here. Blows the EweBroo into the weeds...

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    Breville YouBrew

    As TC said, they were all sold at sale prices. You may find one second hand but if you want a drip brewer that's top quality the Behmor Brazen or check out the Technivorm Moccamaster. These would be about the only two machines that would have excellent temperature control.
    The only thing is you will need to grind your own beans.

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    Oops sorry for the double post . Yeah i have looked at the brazen and thats next on my list :-) . I just need one for work and because i am remote i was hoping to get an all in 1 but thats ok , will look at brazen and suitable grinder .

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    My Electric moka isnt cuttingbit away anymore , too many ppl want coffee haha
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    Thanks to a fellow cs'er i am now the owner of a youbrew , and i am enjoying the convenience of brewing a large batch of coffee in no time . Now i have a question for guys who have been playing with it for a while . On single cup the brew flavor profile is based in immersion with the switch that opens the brew chamber. What changed the mild to intense flavor , is it just the amount of coffee used in the brew chamber or is it the speed of brewing/preinfusion etc as that switch action is not used with the carafe . I am assuming just coffee proportions change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padams84 View Post
    Thanks to a fellow cs'er i am now the owner of a youbrew , and i am enjoying the convenience of brewing a large batch of coffee in no time . Now i have a question for guys who have been playing with it for a while . On single cup the brew flavor profile is based in immersion with the switch that opens the brew chamber. What changed the mild to intense flavor , is it just the amount of coffee used in the brew chamber or is it the speed of brewing/preinfusion etc as that switch action is not used with the carafe . I am assuming just coffee proportions change
    Going from mild to intense just increases the volume of coffee that is ground. Adjusting the lite to bold increases the steeping time.

    Using the gold filter (that comes with the machine) will give you a more robust taste, while using paper filters will tend to give a cleaner taste.

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    Hey mate , yeah thanks for the input , i assumed that was the case , and after a couple more brews i can see thats what happens. Lucky to get two carafes out of a full hopper at 12 cups haha .

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    I can't recall exactly what I did but pretty sure you can trick it into steeping for longer by not using the lid on the karaffe (the lid opens the drain to the basket).

    Cheers

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    Hey Arty , i think you mentioned about leaving the lid off the carafe , will that cam switch still activate the release mechanism as it does the one cup style ?

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    Hi Paul. It's been a while and I can't recall exactly but pretty sure it does. Run a batch without beans to check and experiment with the settings.

    Cheers

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    So is the youbrew not available anymore? I am in NZ, and looking for a better drip coffee machine, preferably one that grinds, brews and has single cup/carafe option. There are plenty on Amazon in US, but unsure if any are 220/240v. Is there any place I can still get a youbrew from? Unfortunately they weren't sold in New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabz View Post
    So is the youbrew not available anymore? I am in NZ, and looking for a better drip coffee machine, preferably one that grinds, brews and has single cup/carafe option. There are plenty on Amazon in US, but unsure if any are 220/240v. Is there any place I can still get a youbrew from? Unfortunately they weren't sold in New Zealand.
    No, it's not available anymore in Aus, although you may find a good used one on eBay etc.
    Those ones in the USA are 110v.
    It's has since been updated in the USA with further enhancements and probably won't make it to Aus as the original was a slow seller.
    I have one and it's a good machine considering what it does, but has some limitations.
    I also have a Technivorm Moccamaster (I believe these are sold in NZ) which is probably one of the best drip filter machine on the market with precise temperature control and no moving parts these machines will last a life time.
    Team it up with a good grinder and you won't look back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdhjrf View Post
    No, it's not available anymore in Aus, although you may find a good used one on eBay etc.
    Those ones in the USA are 110v.
    It's has since been updated in the USA with further enhancements and probably won't make it to Aus as the original was a slow seller.
    I have one and it's a good machine considering what it does, but has some limitations.
    I also have a Technivorm Moccamaster (I believe these are sold in NZ) which is probably one of the best drip filter machine on the market with precise temperature control and no moving parts these machines will last a life time.
    Team it up with a good grinder and you won't look back.
    Hmm interesting option, I hadn't considered it cause it looked huge. However If I store it on the bench lengthways with the switches on the side, it may fit.
    Also has a warming plate as a bonus as I like to have upto 3 cups over 2 hours.
    How does it compare to the Behmor Brazen Plus

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    I like drip filter coffee and have had and tried most and many of them and still to this day the Behmor Brazen in my opinion comes out on top. Price, ability to steep and alter temp but mainly the overall taste achieved at the end of the day. You really cant go to wrong..
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    The Behmor Brazen has an insulated carafe that will keep the coffee hot for quite some time. A much better option than having the coffee sit and bake on a hot plate. The Brazen has great programmable temperature control as well an altitude adjustment for a precise calibration of the brew temperature. It also allows you to set the bloom time. It is by far the best drip brewer I've ever had and it gets used regularly.


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    Behmor brazen is a good machine, although I like the simplicity and build quality of the Moccamaster.
    Check out YouTube I believe there's reviews of both the Technivorm Moccamaster and Behmor Brazen.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    +1 for Brazen and small grinder at the office - delicious coffee time after time. We'll make a full 1.2L pot and if there's some left over it goes in to the fridge to make punchy ice coffee's the next day.

    As a result I'm happily drinking heaps more straight black coffee now. Thank you Behmor Brazen and thank you Aeropress for the buzz!

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