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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Good coffee makers

For a while been looking into a coffee maker that also does cappuccino and espresso's. Not looking to spend much. Buddies dad just got a $1200 one which is out of my price range. Suggestions?
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I like my coffee very very rich, this is the only way to go for me:
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edit: damn smartdrug beat me to it. bodum french press. the only way to fly.

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Broke my french press a couple weeks ago, so I just bought another last night. Great product.

If you want a espresso/cappuccino machine it's going to cost you for something good. DeLonghi is a pretty reputable brand.

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Thats what we have at home. I don't drink coffe but Jenya is unapprochable without it in the morning. She lovesssss the French Press

She loves the Italian Press...trust me

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We got one of these as a gift and we think its great. We can buy the t-disks on-line or at Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond. We keep our eye out for where its cheapest.

btw, I think they are around $169, but you can find them for less I am sure.


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Thanks everyone for the input. Decided to go with the press as everyone seems to suggest. I guess I can go out and get a stand alone espresso maker if I ever want, but from all the reviews it seems that it's just better to take that extra few minutes and do it yourself. How about grinder suggestions?
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We got one of these as a gift and we think its great. We can buy the t-disks on-line or at Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond. We keep our eye out for where its cheapest.

btw, I think they are around $169, but you can find them for less I am sure.


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This is on my Christmas wish list. A few co-workers have expressed great results. There is a $30 rebate as well to get the price point <$150 all day.
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At home I have a Keurig one cup maker. In under 5 minutes I'm out the door with a cup o Joe for the ride to the office. It is fast, easy and you can choose what you want to drink on a cup by cup basis. Refills are available on line for pretty cheap. About $.40 a cup. CostCo has one cheap.

Oh, I have a regular drip that I pull out when there is a gang over and expresso machine too.

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I have the Cuisinart Grind N Brew and a Krupps espresso machine.

Both make an awesome cup. My one bitch about the Cuisinart grind n brew though is that cleanup is an ordeal. If you are short on time, you will fucking hate it.

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How many ounces of coffee do you get per T-Disc with that Tassimo system?
One cup p/t-disc, i think 8 oz.

Its not pennys p/cup (i never did the math though), but it is extremely convienent. There are a lot of coffee types you can make and hot chocolate and tea.

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When I was living in Rome...I bought an Atomic...best stop top espresso/cappuccino machine...I have never seen them over here. Not only does it make great coffee...it's a work of art.
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This is on my Christmas wish list. A few co-workers have expressed great results. There is a $30 rebate as well to get the price point <$150 all day.
Where is the rebate offer on this Kruz? I could use a new machine at my second office.

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It was on the BB&B site


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Rancilio Silvia & Rocky combo



You'll think you've died and gone to espresso and cappuccino heaven.

Krups machines suck, as do blade type grinders. My first set-up was a Krups and blade grinder and it was horrible, couldn't make espresso for shit. No crema, no consistency, just crap burnt or underextracted 'coffee.'
The next setup was a Gaggia, and it held up great and was $200 for the machin and $100 for a burr grinder. It made pretty good espresso, steamed well enough for frothed beverages, and the grinder was pretty consistent.

My current setup is the Rancilio combo. Worth every freakin penny. I've had it for 2yrs and it still belts out perfect grinds, adjustable for all the different beans I've tried, and shots that make Starbucks taste like 5 month old gas station coffee. The steamer makes perfect microfoam, perfect for latte art or just super-smooth sippin cappucinos.

If you want a decent, reasonably priced machine, stick with Gaggia, Saeco or Rancilio.

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You'll think you've died and gone to espresso and cappuccino heaven.

Krups machines suck, as do blade type grinders. My first set-up was a Krups and blade grinder and it was horrible, couldn't make espresso for shit. No crema, no consistency, just crap burnt or underextracted 'coffee.'
The next setup was a Gaggia, and it held up great and was $200 for the machin and $100 for a burr grinder. It made pretty good espresso, steamed well enough for frothed beverages, and the grinder was pretty consistent.

My current setup is the Rancilio combo. Worth every freakin penny. I've had it for 2yrs and it still belts out perfect grinds, adjustable for all the different beans I've tried, and shots that make Starbucks taste like 5 month old gas station coffee. The steamer makes perfect microfoam, perfect for latte art or just super-smooth sippin cappucinos.

If you want a decent, reasonably priced machine, stick with Gaggia, Saeco or Rancilio.


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You'll think you've died and gone to espresso and cappuccino heaven.

Krups machines suck, as do blade type grinders. My first set-up was a Krups and blade grinder and it was horrible, couldn't make espresso for shit. No crema, no consistency, just crap burnt or underextracted 'coffee.'
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My current setup is the Rancilio combo. Worth every freakin penny. I've had it for 2yrs and it still belts out perfect grinds, adjustable for all the different beans I've tried, and shots that make Starbucks taste like 5 month old gas station coffee. The steamer makes perfect microfoam, perfect for latte art or just super-smooth sippin cappucinos.

If you want a decent, reasonably priced machine, stick with Gaggia, Saeco or Rancilio.


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edit: damn smartdrug beat me to it. bodum french press. the only way to fly.
after breaking yet another bodum french press carafe I think I'm going to punt on this. I love the coffee but these are cheap and I've broken 2 carafes now! I'm going to go back to a mr. coffee drip machine I think.

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