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Old 03-13-10, 09:15 AM   #1
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If you need a new drip coffee maker.....

There was a recent thread about coffee makers, and I posted my usual recommendation to buy a Capresso MT-600 or MT-500 model, since it is considered one of the finest drip coffee makers.

I was at our local Trader Joe's yesterday, which is next door to Tuesday Morning, a chain of stores selling clearance merchandise. I was interested to see that they had about six units of the Capresso MT-500 new in the box selling for $ 100. Capresso discontinued that model recently, and they must be moving out the old stock. This is a tremendous price, given that it usually sells for $ 150-200 depending on where you find it. I was tempted to buy one just to have it on hand in case my five year old Capresso MT-500 ever breaks. If they get down to $ 50, I might do just that and put it in the garage.

So if you are looking for a new drip coffee maker and Tuesday Morning is in your area, go check it out.
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Just curious, what makes that one better then some of the other drip machines?
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Just curious, what makes that one better then some of the other drip machines?
Several factors:

It brews at the recommended 195-205 degree mark
It has a thermal carafe rather than a hot plate to keep the coffee warm
It has a stainless steel boiler system rather than aluminum
A very robust level of construction

PS: I forgot to mention. Based on the results of tests over the years, the brewing temperature is the most critical factor for good coffee brewing. A surprisingly small number of coffee brewers reaches the 195-205 degree mark. I have measured mine several times over the years, and it is consistently at 201 degrees at the brewhead.

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Thanks for the tip. Our local store says they have 5, and I have asked my wife to check them out.
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excellent coffee maker. i'll second the recommendation. millcreek is the man.
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Thanks again, Millcreek. My wife just came home with one. I'm pretty stoked.
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SB, I bet you will really like the Capresso. One of the finest drip coffee makers available.
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I really hope so. My wife gave up coffee for years and just recently started drinking it again. Since she is a highly trained sensory specialist (i.e. Taste Tester), she is pretty picky.

I bought her a burr grinder in Feb and she has some of her favorite beans (she prefers a milder roast). I just finished setting up the machine and have it set for 6:50am...
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N+1 on coffee makers!
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I just finished setting up the machine and have it set for 6:50am...
well, how did we do?
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The first pot was a little weak. My fault.

The second pot was excellent
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