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    Question Drip machine for fewer cups? (difficult to find)

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    Hi,

    Can you please help finding a SCAA certified coffee machine that does a good job brewing 8-16 oz, but can also brew more?
    Basically a coffee machine that does a good job whether brewing 8 oz or 40 oz.

    I've researched and tried a few coffee makers on the SCAA website:
    Bonavita.
    Technivorm Moccamaster.

    But came across some issues:

    - Most of these are 8 cup, and recommend a minimum of around 6 cups (for example, the Amazon page for the Behmor Brazen says "6 cup brew minimum"). So they aren't suited for the 8-16 oz range I'm looking for.

    - It also seems that the initial water which comes out isn't at the ideal temperature. It reaches that temperate towards the middle of the brew process.

    So I'm wondering if there's a machine that reaches the ideal temperature right from the start?
    Looks the like Wilfa machine might does that, based on this old post:
    https://www.home-barista.com/brewing...2.html#p323014
    (a user tested it and stated that it reached the right temperate from the "first few drops").

    But it's discontinued from Williams Sanoma, apparently due to bad reviews. Similarly, it doesn't have great Amazon review and is only sold indirectly from 3rd party seller.

    Another machine that "appears" promising is the OXO 9-cup, because it has a 2-4 cup setting. Does anyone know if the water is at the right temperate from the beginning?

    Any other suggestions please?

    I'd be thankful for your help!

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    I bought the Behmor Brazen Plus for basically the same reason as I’m the only one who drinks coffee (wifey is a tea drinker). The main reason I bought it was because of the SCAA rating. I fill it to the calibrate line each time, unless I have visitors and want more coffee. I think the calibrate line is about 600ml from memory not the 250ml that you are chasing. It suits me because I make a mug of black coffee but I must admit that there is left over coffee in the s/s caraffe which is a waste most times. It works for me when my son comes over because he’s a coffee drinker too.

    I would have bought the Moccamaster one cup but it is too expensive at more than twice the price of the Behmor.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quick question, the Bonavita BV01002US has a clean LED button which "illuminates when it is time to clean your brewer".
    Any experience with this? Is it useful?

    I'm wondering because the other Bonavita models don't have this feature. Not sure if it's just a gimmick.

    Thanks.



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