[Homeroast] Single cup brewers

Andy Thomas adt0611 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 1 19:12:57 CDT 2010


I disagree about the snob appeal. Often my guests are impressed that I stand 
over the Chemex and pour -- by hand, mind you -- for minutes at a time, until 
the coffee is ready.



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But just pouring hot water over a fiber cone containing ground coffee 
and allowing it to drip into a receiving container has absolutely no 
snob appeal nor does it cost thousands of dollars.  This will never do 
as everyone knows that it takes thousands of dollars worth of high tech 
equipment and a special training class to brew excellent coffee.

On 11/01/2010 05:34 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
> My 2 cents: the Trifecta from Bunn is an automated aeropress, and I
> don't think it is the best single serve machine.
>
> There is HUGE money right now on single serve automated equipment at all
> levels, home, office, commerical. Why? Nespresso makes minimum $35 per
> LB retail (actually might be more) on their single serve, Keurig is
> something like 90% of Green Mountains business. The markups are GIANT on
> these portioned products.
>
> I will make this claim though: any manual method made by someone who has
> tasted the result, made an adjustment to their taste, and can repeat the
> steps with reasonable care will, empirically, in blind test, produce
> better coffee than the fanciest single serve brewer, be in Nespresso,
> Clover, Trifecta or whatever. Brewing is a system where human input,
> evaluation and adjustment cannot be adequately duplicated.
>
> Tom
>
> PS: changed the subject lines because it pains me to see HS on our
> homeroast list!
>
>> Not to be too cynical, there is the McDonald's law suit looming over
>> the industry...
>>
>>
>>>> Whoa. Along comes a brewer-merchant with a reputation for responsible
>>>> testing procedures offering a "the best single serving coffee maker"
>>>> that allows a brewing range topping at 192 degrees and bottoming at
>>>> 187 ! !!
>>>
>>> You really think they have "responsible testing?" I'd suggest it's a
>>> lot closer to really good marketing and attention to profit margins.
>>> The best single server coffee maker was likely the Clover and might
>>> now be www.trifectaexperience.com, but there is no way it's a machine
>>> from HS.
>>>
>>> Ira
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