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    Breville YouBrew

    I know that drip filter coffee isnt as popular here as is in the USA, but I wonder if we will be getting the Breville you brew here?
    Looks a pretty impressive machine.


    Maybe Phill from Breville can answer this..

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    Re: Breville you brew

    If the above link doesnt work for you try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n8gLMrzPP8


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    Re: Breville you brew


    I just wish I drank filter coffee, so I could buy one ;)

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    Re: Breville you brew

    Id imagine not, there doesnt seem to be the market for Drip type Coffeemakers in Australia, especially one that is worth more then the sub-$50 market price that most drip coffeemakers seem to retail at.

    Though, Id hazard a guess that the YouBrew is probably one of the better units for home use (despite the apparent excessive noise of the grinder)

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    Re: Breville you brew

    I would buy a 220 volt YouBrew in a snap.
    8-)

    ...and at that $280rrp Im sure plenty of others would want the cryptic named BDC600XL too

    Sadly no mention in the manual of a secret switch that makes this a 220/240v device...
    http://www.brevilleusa.com/media/mediaappearance/11935/BDC600XL_IB_B11_FA_HiRes.pdf

    Sadly the specs do show:
    Voltage 110 - 120 Volts

    There is some blurb on the Breville-USA site and a clip with the lovely ex-pat Australian, Adele Schober (I do wonder if those Stateside need subtitles for her but she has been their "demo gal" for a while now)
    http://www.brevilleusa.com/youbrew.html
    (also nice product placement of the Dual Boiler on the bench behind her)

    The only thing I can see missing is a 1 bar pressure guage.
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    Re: Breville you brew

    Quote Originally Posted by 4669637E070 link=1318922532/4#4 date=1318947147
    I would buy a 220 volt YouBrew in a snap.
    Its got enough features and programability it might even get me to drink drip brew again. It would make a great new toy to add to the bench but Im afraid that at that price Ill have to pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4669637E070 link=1318922532/4#4 date=1318947147
    I do wonder if those Stateside need subtitles for her but she has been their "demo gal" for a while now
    Funny, I have no problem understanding her. I guess Ive been hanging around yall for so long the accent has invaded my brain.
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    Re: Breville you brew

    This is a vey slick product and Im sure theyll move plenty of units in the US, they are big drip brew drinkers over.

    It could do for drip brew what the 6910 did for espresso and introduce life-long drinkers of crap coffee to something decent. Currently a lot of people put pre-ground coffee into their programmable drip brewer before going to bed at night then to have fresh coffee first thing in the morning.

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    Re: Breville you brew

    Nice idea but I think it might be too noisy.

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    Re: Breville you brew

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C2D2626213B480 link=1318922532/7#7 date=1318974323
    Nice idea but I think it might be too noisy.
    Just part of its multi-functional design, its also an alarm clock ;)

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    Re: Breville you brew

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7E7467797C66150 link=1318922532/6#6 date=1318969221
    It could do for drip brew what the 6910 did for espresso and introduce life-long drinkers of crap coffee to something decent.
    Exactly. I can see instant coffee drinkers loving a machine like this where espresso is too expensive/messy/fiddly for those making the transition.

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    Re: Breville you brew

    I like it 8-)

    That could easily be my coffee on the way to work :)

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    Re: Breville you brew

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D4248552C0 link=1318922532/9#9 date=1318992743
    Quote Originally Posted by 7F7E7467797C66150 link=1318922532/6#6 date=1318969221
    It could do for drip brew what the 6910 did for espresso and introduce life-long drinkers of crap coffee to something decent.
    Exactly.* I can see instant coffee drinkers loving a machine like this where espresso is too expensive/messy/fiddly for
    those making the transition.
    Ditto that! I have a mate who only drinks Drip Filter through the week. He has a espresso machine but it spends more time in the cubord.

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    Re: Breville you brew

    Wow - that looks awesome.

    Been really impressed with Breville products of late, I recently bought a quiet boil kettle and its really well made and is actually quiet.

    They must be going through some kind of design revolution!

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    Re: Breville YouBrew

    I had a reply from Phill at Breville on the availability of the you brew. His reply was
    "maybe in 2 years, but no immediate plans right now. Its a 120V unit so wed have to re-engineer it for 240V. A lot more work than it sounds."


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    Its on the Breville website now, model BDC600. RRP $399.95. It looks very interesting.

    Catch of the day have it for half that with delivery stated as mid/late April. I realise they are not sponsors but don't believe this is available from any sponsors. Just sharing it with fellow CSers.

    Cheers

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    Yes, drip coffee is very popular in The US and Canada. I think the main reasons being filter machines are very cheap and easy to operate and coffee is relatively cheaper over there. The clincher though is 10% cream which really does improve coffee and makes it really nice and I've seen nothing that approaches 10% cream here, infact I wouldn't mind a filter machine if I could find some decent cream to put in it?
    There's plenty of places though where you can get excellent espresso if you want it. However, do try Tim Hortons filter coffee too with 10% cream if you find yourself in Canada. I've seen it bagged off on this forum which disappointed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevillista View Post
    The clincher though is 10% cream
    Quote Originally Posted by Brevillista View Post
    infact I wouldn't mind a filter machine if I could find some decent cream to put in it?
    Have you tried Evaporated Milk in place of cream? Does a very respectable substitution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Have you tried Evaporated Milk in place of cream? Does a very respectable substitution...

    Mal.
    Many years ago I used to use Carnation or Ideal in instant coffee but after cream, carnation is a poor substitute imho, plus it's too sweet, still better than 2% milk though.

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    Bought one out of curiosity. I can always use it as an alarm clock!

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    Hmmm... wondering whether or not to grab this for a mate who likes coffee but just isn't sold on the whole effort thing...

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    I think that is it's main market. Should make a decent brew with minimal effort. A friend has bought one, he is into black coffee.

    As an alarm clock, you could leave it silent and just let the coffee aromas wake you!!

    Cheers

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    You can get it locally from Catch Of The Day for just $199.95

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    Mine arrived today. #tried #impressed. Really lovely, very clean brew.

    youbrew.jpg

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    Chris, saying that how would you rate it out of 10 if you don't mind me asking?

    Dont know if you have tried the technivorm Moccamaster or something similar to compare it with?

    Cheers,

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    Hi Chris,

    It's a terrific clean cup- everything I'd expect from excellent drip. Probably an 8 but who knows as that's subjective.

    I set it (so I could try the alarm function) and then waited to listen to the grinder (noisy- think smart grinder volumes) and then went outside. Amazing aromas of freshly ground when I returned. The instructions advice that the "carafe" (jug) be preheated and I did let the brew cool for a little while. In a usability sense 10/10. It's perfectly intuitive and I was easily able to get up and running without reading the book. It's really intuitive.

    It produces really excellent drip coffee and I'll try the single cup function after dinner to see how it goes. Great smarts and I feel it represented value at the COTD pricing. The perfect geek configuration would allow control of temp. too- but from what I can see, you don't get that. Might read the manual a little later.

    We'll have it at the shed on Saturday for those who are around and feel inclined to have a gander.
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    Might have to come down and have a look, I have been waiting for this to come out but having been busy the last months its slipped my mind. I have had a Technivorm Moccamaster for some time and love it. I have a liking for filter coffee (this my raise some eye brows) and always willing to buy something else if it gets a good rating.

    Thanks for the extra review on it.

    regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Hi Chris,

    It's a terrific clean cup- everything I'd expect from excellent drip. Probably an 8 but who knows as that's subjective.

    I set it (so I could try the alarm function) and then waited to listen to the grinder (noisy- think smart grinder volumes) and then went outside. Amazing aromas of freshly ground when I returned. The instructions advice that the "carafe" (jug) be preheated and I did let the brew cool for a little while. In a usability sense 10/10. It's perfectly intuitive and I was easily able to get up and running without reading the book. It's really intuitive.

    It produces really excellent drip coffee and I'll try the single cup function after dinner to see how it goes. Great smarts and I feel it represented value at the COTD pricing. The perfect geek configuration would allow control of temp. too- but from what I can see, you don't get that. Might read the manual a little later.

    We'll have it at the shed on Saturday for those who are around and feel inclined to have a gander.
    Hi Chris, did you use the integrated grinder or feed it fresh-ground coffee? (I think it has the option to use ground? Could be wrong).

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    Yes- integrated grinder: that was the noisy bit

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    That'll teach me to skim-read...

    I'm umming and ahh-ing about this; on the one hand, new toy, good coffee. On the other hand I'm not sure I'm a drip person; I've tried a few here in the US at decent places, plus a Clover at one place, and they've all been weak as, almost like tea.

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    I found them to be pretty weak at most places I try them a. However just like with many coffee brewing methods you can tinker with how you prepare it and change the flavour and end result. I have a few different drip filter machines from a cheap breville one, an old one from the 80's, a moccamaster (which I find to be brilliant) and also a Cona commercial one I use at work for all the guys to have coffee from. I have been able to play with the grind and the amount you add and the end result can be changes quite considerably when making these adjustments. I feel this Breville Youbrew might aid you in being able to change and adjust these settings. Grind, temperature amount and pre infusion possibly resulting in improved flavour.

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    Mine is waiting for me at home...pretty excited to try this thing out! has anyone found out any tips or tricks as of yet?
    I think the most exciting thing for me is not having to take ages making coffee in the morning. I can save my espresso making for weekends because that seems to take me an age in the mornings, and use this for getting my morning fix.

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    This thing makes a pretty good brew. I can't differentiate it from my technoverm after some playing around. Sadly it's pretty big compared (it does house a grinder too in hindsight doh!). Mine will be up in the for sale section barely a week old as it doesn't fit on the bench at work like I thought it would

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    Hold the presses. I have weird stuff happening with mine now.

    Regardless of coffee, roast depth etc the Youbrew is adding funky rubbery phenolic notes to every brew. Perhaps it's from a dud o-ring or lubricant somewhere, but the coffee has gone from brilliant to positively gross. Same coffees using any other brew method- no dud notes.

    I called Breville today and their customer service dept said to return it from whence it was purchased. Will be interesting to see how deal of the day react as the packaging is long gone....

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    Ewww fingers crossed they send you a new one Chris. If not hopefully breville will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Hold the presses. I have weird stuff happening with mine now.

    Regardless of coffee, roast depth etc the Youbrew is adding funky rubbery phenolic notes to every brew. Perhaps it's from a dud o-ring or lubricant somewhere, but the coffee has gone from brilliant to positively gross. Same coffees using any other brew method- no dud notes.

    I called Breville today and their customer service dept said to return it from whence it was purchased. Will be interesting to see how deal of the day react as the packaging is long gone....

    Gee that's not good, I've been thinking all weekend if I should just take the plunge and buy one, Now i'm not sure what's to do. I'm glad you have found this and mentioned it. I will be interested and what feed back you get from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Hold the presses. I have weird stuff happening with mine now.

    Regardless of coffee, roast depth etc the Youbrew is adding funky rubbery phenolic notes to every brew. Perhaps it's from a dud o-ring or lubricant somewhere, but the coffee has gone from brilliant to positively gross. Same coffees using any other brew method- no dud notes.

    I called Breville today and their customer service dept said to return it from whence it was purchased. Will be interesting to see how deal of the day react as the packaging is long gone....
    Possibly a stupid question, but is there any chance it could be caused by a mechanical issue with the grinder? The reason I ask is that I had a DeLonghi conical burr grinder (KG100?) that was making great french press, then overnight, with the same bag of beans I'd been using, the coffee became undrinkable. New beans, complete clean, all the same result.

    Any chance of getting you to try it with something you ground with a proper grinder before it's sent off?

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    The grinder is built in, so if that is causing the funky flavours the unit will need to be attended to.

    What a bummer, keep us posted, I am interested on what it possibly is, as well as COTD's resolution (as I am sure others are).

    Cheers

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    Ah, my mistake; I thought it was designed to be operated either way.

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    You can use pre ground I think. Have to look when I get home.

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    Yes- it's in the strength settings on a scroll through.

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    Some more testing today (while I wait for COTD to respond- 2 days later than their max. 2 day response time). The issue is grinder related. If I use preground- no problem.

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    Interstang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    Interstang...
    My guess- bearing lubricant from the grinder motor....

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    Struggling to get a response from COTD. Email only, but they seen to ignore email- so now to Breville direct.

    In the meantime unless I use preground, it must be renamed the "EwwBrew"

    I am confident it's just one of those things though. When it worked properly, it was terrific.

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    I once bought some double walled glasses from COTD, they sent the wrong size. The comms went around in circles and in the end I gave up and kept the wrong sized glasses. This was a few years back so hopefully all will be sorted for you promptly.

    Cheers

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    I've given up on comms with COTD. Fortunately Breville did reply almost immediately.

    Plan B became take it to a service centre which not surprisingly had never seen one. The guarantee is 12 month replacement so I'll report back on whether it's a repair or replacement

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    ....and they replaced it.....

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    Was hoping they would Chris. Breville are normally pretty good like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukemc View Post
    Was hoping they would Chris. Breville are normally pretty good like that
    In counterpoint, bought a Breville blender for $100. Real simple, motor, jar, blade, 3-pos switch and some metal holding it all together.

    Nylon drive gear that gradually powdered itself over 3 months. "Yeah, that's not a warrantable part and we don't sell it separately; you'll have to buy a whole new blade assembly for $35+p/h and when the lower gear wears out (it was halfway gone) you'll be up for a new blender".

    F- that noise.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Wouldn't that be covered under the fit for purpose laws?

    And how can they not cover it if it has failed at three months?

    Cheers

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