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    Technivorm Moccamaster would be an ideal alternative, which is actually available.

  • #2
    Hey James,

    Thanks for the info, i have read a little on the Techivorm. Im guess in hindsight now i should have done a search on here as i now see there is information about the Brazen.
    I must does anyone have one of these Techivorm, if so what are there thoughts on it? Like i mentioned im looking for something better than the one i have a work currently.

    Chris

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    • #3
      I have a Technivorm Moccamaster. Their well built machine that should last many years. It's claimed to brew at a consistent temp (they use a copper boiler) so produces a smooth balanced tasting coffee each time. There is no bells and whistles on them just a on off switch. Check you tube there is heaps of reviews on them.
      Cheers
      Craig

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      • #4
        Hi Cdhjrf,

        thanks for the opinion, much appriciated

        I was wondering which of these Technivorm Moccamaster you had, the one with the glass carafe or the thermal jug? If anyone knows if there are advantages to one or the other.

        Cheers

        Chris

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        • #5
          Hi Chris,

          I Have the one with the Thermal carafe. I think it is more personal preference. If you had the glass you would want to drink it in a reasonable time so the hot plate doesn't cook the coffee, although the Technivorm has two heat settings to try to avoid this. One for full pot and another for half. I find you can keep the coffee in the thermal for longer without the risk of cooking it. It also has a screw type lid so you can take it with you like a Thermos. But i guess if you want that portability just tip the brewed coffee from the glass carafe into your Thermos. The only real down side is you should preheat the thermal carafe before use so as to keep the incoming coffee hot.

          Hope that helps.

          Cheers
          Craig
          Last edited by cdhjrf; 5 February 2013, 01:28 PM. Reason: greeting

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          • #6
            Hey Craig,

            thanks very much for the insight and your thoughts. I was also thinking that the thermal carafe might be a little more durable in terms of not breaking. Im having a hard time working out weather i should wait for this Behmor brazen one or just go for the Technivorm...

            Cheers,

            Chris

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            • #7
              Your welcome Chris. I guess the advantage the Brazen has is the adjustability you can play with, we're is the Technivorm is on or off. I do remember a you tube video from Seattle Coffee Gear where they put these coffee brewers up against each other. Might be worth a look.

              Cheers
              Craig

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              • #8
                Actually that youtube video on the Brazen from Seattle coffee gear started me wanting a better drip machine. They have some good information without being to one sided about it. I must say i do like the adjustability of the Brazen, however is that a good thing or a bad thing? Sometimes i personally think its better to keep things simple. Maybe i should just go with the Techoivrom....mmm tough choice

                Cheers,

                Chris

                I must add IMHO the Technivorm is the more stylish of the two..
                Last edited by coffeechris; 5 February 2013, 09:09 PM. Reason: Missed something :)

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                • #9
                  Which adjust-ability do you speak of? The latest moccamaster's are all adjustable (steep amount and cups?)

                  Do we have a thread on the Bonavita brewer? Maybe we just need a single auto-pour-over thread haha, there's a handful of excellent unit's now.

                  If I was in the market, I'd be looking at top-notch water temp stability, dispersion of water to grinds (not messing up the grinds), quality of build, ease of dismantle/assemble for cleaning, aesthetics and of course, result in the cup (i guess I covered just about everything).

                  Sadly, I'm the only coffee drinker in my house, one of these just isn't worth the expense. At work the guys mostly drink espresso, I occasionally brew a filter brew for up to four, but not enough to warrant a machine. Plus, it's nice to practice the craft of manual brewing!

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                  • #10
                    From what i have read and seen through you tube videos the Brazen has a few adjustablitity points in terms of temperature and also a pre soak. Like i mentioed before though, im not sure if this a good thing or a bad thing... The purpose of me getting one of these two is that i can use it at home, but my main aim is to use it at work as we dont have a espresso machine. Serving 6-9 people this is our best option.

                    I agree there are a number of great units available now, it almost needs its own thread

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                    • #11
                      sounds perfect for your needs!

                      I'd really love to compare these machines, doubt it will ever happen however, getting them would be difficult, I don't know anyone in W.A. that stocks any of them.

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                      • #12
                        I bought my sister a Technivorm a year or so ago. She loves it!

                        Every now and then she uses her previous drip machine and always comments on the superior taste delivered by the stable temperature management of the Technivorm. It puts it all in perspective.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by coffeechris View Post
                          From what i have read and seen through you tube videos the Brazen has a few adjustablitity points in terms of temperature and also a pre soak. Like i mentioed before though, im not sure if this a good thing or a bad thing... The purpose of me getting one of these two is that i can use it at home, but my main aim is to use it at work as we dont have a espresso machine. Serving 6-9 people this is our best option.

                          I agree there are a number of great units available now, it almost needs its own thread
                          There both very good units. I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed with either...

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