BUNN ST Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Review
If you’re a coffee aficionado or just enjoy a quick high quality cup of coffee every now and then you can’t look past the BUNN ST Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer. As you already know from the name, it comes with a thermal carafe to keep your coffee hot for hours after brewing. This drip coffee maker will brewup to 50-ounces or ten cups and once the water is warm will finish brewing in about four minutes.
- Includes vacuum insulated thermal carafe
- Brews 4 to 10 cups at a single time
- Shower-head distributes water evenly over coffee grinds
- Comes with a charcoal and gold tone filter for great water quality
- Stainless steel internal hot water tank
- Measures 13.8 x 7.9 x 15.2 inches
The BUNN ST Velocity was designed to be durable and yet have a sleek, modern look. The die-cast aluminum base with matching carafe certainly looks good and stylish in any kitchen. But the main question for any drip coffee maker is – Does it brew a great cup of coffee?
The Velocity works slightly different than other brewers. It has an internal hot water tank which keeps the water at a temperature ready for brewing. Therefore it will take around 10 minutes for the machine to warm up. Once this initial warm-up phase is over you are all set and will have up to 10 cups of coffee in only four minutes. The benefit of this extended warm-up time is the consistent temperature of the water that brews your coffee. And this definitely makes the coffee taste great…
Additionally the shower-head works well to extract as much flavor as possible and the carafe has a handle that remains cool, even filled with hot coffee. And no, this shower-head has nothing to do with a real shower, it just means that the water gets distributed to the top of your ground coffee via several small holes instead of just one big pipe opening as in other machines. Again, this helps to brew the coffee more evenly and the result of that can be tasted in your resulting coffee.
Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker KBT-741
Brew a coffee for your friends and family with the Technivorm Moccamaster and they will love it. This machine, a master in the preparation of drip coffee, is distancing itself from cheap coffee makers trough the exact temperature of the heated water. Simply put, this is what makes the coffee taste so good. We will cover some of the features in our review, but you can also skip directly to the customer reviews here.
- Capacity of 1.25L
- Model Number: KBT-741
- Aluminum Housing
- Stainless Steel Thermo Jug
- Weight: 11 pounds
- Size: 11.5 x 7 x 15.5 inches
- Heats water up to 203F
- Efficient distribution of water via the 9 holes that are on the brew head
- Two heating coils maintain water temperature
- Visible scale indication
- Copper boiling element with double safety guard
- Filterholder with hand operated dripstop
- Brew time 5-6 minutes
- Illuminated on/off switch
- Brew stop if jug is not in place
Read the full feature list here
Looking at the features above you might have noticed that the Technivorm Moccamaster has two distinct features. It heats the water via two heating coils (compared to one on most other machines) to a temperature of 203F. And this is the main secret of this drip coffee maker. This is what makes the coffee taste so great, as easy as that.
The coffee maker has a capacity of 1.25 Liters. This is suitable enough to ensure that your entire family is served with ease. You do not need to keep on preparing coffee for the better part of the morning. Looking at the power consumption, this machine operates at a normal level, nothing special about it. 1400 Watt. So even though it has all that special heating equipment inside to produce and maintain a high temperature, it still has a way of ensuring that your electricity bills stay on a normal level.
The Technivorm Moccamaster also looks good for a drip coffee maker, one can actually see the high quality this machine is made of. It has a beautiful aluminum housing. The thermo jug is made from stainless steel, so cleaning it after use will be easy.
Many coffee lovers complain that their coffee is not as hot as they would prefer it. Well, with the Technivorm Moccamaster you definitely wont be one of those people. The drip coffee maker is capable of preparing coffee at very high temperatures i.e. 203F. This ensures not only that your coffee is hot, but the high temperature also gets the best out of your ground coffee while brewing. So apart from being hot your coffee is also tasty at the same time. Further help with the brewing comes from the 9-hole sprayhead, which is wetting the grounds evenly.
The accuracy of using the right amount of coffee is very important. You need to know exactly how much water to put in and match that with the amount of ground coffee you use. Otherwise it is just like diluting your concentrated juice. The “cup” volumes on this machine are very accurate, so this is also very well taken care of from Technivorm.
Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer With Thermo Carafe – Technivorm 9587
Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer With Thermo Carafe – Technivorm 9587
219 total customer reviews…
It cant be all good, can it?
Despite the fact that you could conclude that this is the best among the drip coffee makers that you have ever heard of, there is the other side of the coin that has to be looked at.
The only technical concern one could see in that machine has to do with the thermo carafe. The pour lip has no dimple and if you pour with the screw-in lid, it can sometimes spread a bit along the lip and therefore cause some spilling. On the other hand, if you loosen the lid, turn it to the proper 1/4 positions and pour slowly, the coffee comes out just fine with no issues at all. Maybe this is intended from Technivorm since all other parts of the machine are very well engineered. You could also remove the lid to pour, but obviously you want your brewed coffee to stay hot for as long as possible. Great tasting hot coffee is the main feature of this machine after all.
And yes, as you probably expected by now, The Technivorm Moccamaster is not the cheapest in the line of the drip coffee makers. But you will for sure spend your money on something that is worth the price in that case. While its list price is US$ 336.00, you might find it for less than 300 Bucks.
The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 is a coffee maker that can turn your addiction of coffee to the positive side – you will be addicted to real coffee not just mere coffee
Gourmet Single Cup Keurig B60 Special Edition Home Brewing System
This Keurig coffee maker, the Keurig B60 special edition gourmet single cup home brewing system, offers additional features over the Keurig B40. Those are for instance the additional brewing size, some chrome accents and a LCD display with blue back-lighting. Keurig have a large variety of coffees and teas available using their patented K-Cup delivery system. You can use all those with your Keurig coffee maker B60.
The B60 looks far more elegant than the B40 and the chrome accents really stand out. The blue LCD display is also a nice addition, as is the option of a third brewing size. Once the machine is filled with water the Keurig coffee maker B60 will start heating. This takes about four minutes before it is ready to brew and the red heating light turns off. The pre-heating with this Keurig coffee maker might make the brewing process take a bit longer, but the taste you get out of it is well worth the wait.
- Single-serve gourmet coffee maker
- 1500-watt single-cup brewing system for gourmet coffee, tea, or cocoa
- Uses patented K-Cups; no messy grinding or clean up
- Can also be used with a filter and ground coffee
- Holds up to 48 ounces of water in a removable water reservoir
- Drip tray removable
- Choose from 3 brew sizes
- 2-hour automatic shut-off
- Descale indicator
- Brewer requires 4 minutes of priming before being ready to use
- Measures 14.9 x 12.2 x 14.2 inches
How Users Of The Keurig Coffee Maker B60 Review It
Many customers view the Keurig coffee maker B60 as the best single-serve coffee machine out there. It looks stylish, works well and, most importantly, makes really great coffee on demand. Here are some opinions:
- “Best single-serve coffee maker out there.”
- “Best. Coffeemaker. Period.”
- “I love this coffee maker.”
The Keurig coffee maker B60 is a simple yet very efficient home brewing system and coffee maker. The K-Cups come in a whole variety of blends, and in case you want your own blend you can still get a filter for the Keurig B60 home brewing system. This will allow you to use your own coffee grounds. Another really cool and useful feature is that you can also use this Keurig coffee maker B60 to make tea or hot chocolate. Overall one of the best coffee makers out there in that price range.