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Well, the spout on my Bodum (french press coffee maker) lost a chunk of glass somehow, somewhere... Just noticed this morning. Poor thing. My fault for sticking it in the dishwasher I guess! I've had it for about 5 years I would say. I am the only coffee drinker in my household, so the Bodum has worked well but I am getting a bit tired of lukewarm coffee as it doesn't stay hot.

I'm not one to spend a lot of money on fancy kitchen appliances, when something less expensive will do the trick. AND I don't really have much counter space, so I think I am going to pick up one of these for around $20...



Black & Decker® 'Brew 'N Go' Deluxe 1-Cup Coffee Maker
* reusable filter
* lighted on/off switch
* approx. 21/2-minute brewing time
* auto shut-off
* 800 watts
* 15 oz. stainless steel travel mug

Anyone try one of these?
 

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I'm so sorry about Bodum. It must have been a painful way to go.

That Black & Decker one cupper maker? Don't do it. It has these microscopic little round coffee packs, like teabags, that go in the drip container. To get a cup of something that even remotely tastes like coffee you need to use two packs and the container really isn't designed to filter two at a time. With one pack you can get about 1/2 cup of lightly colored hot water but you'll never get that mug full of anything else.

Here's what I use. It's about $30.00. Perfect for a single coffee drinker household:

http://www.toddy.com
 

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I'm so sorry about Bodum. It must have been a painful way to go.

That Black & Decker one cupper maker? Don't do it. It has these microscopic little round coffee packs, like teabags, that go in the drip container. To get a cup of something that even remotely tastes like coffee you need to use two packs and the container really isn't designed to filter two at a time. With one pack you can get about 1/2 cup of lightly colored hot water but you'll never get that mug full of anything else.

Here's what I use. It's about $30.00. Perfect for a single coffee drinker household:

http://www.toddy.com
Nance - I didn't realize you couldn't just use regular coffee grind in the B&D one-cup maker, that doesn't sound good at all!

BTW... that link takes me to a website for "Natureceutical"?? :confused:
 

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Awww, run free, Bodum. :(

Jo, I have zillions of pointless (and expensive) coffee accoutrements, and this is what I've settled on for daily use:



Total cost: $5. I use a #4 for my big mug, and I plugged up a couple of the holes with tinfoil so it would drip more slowly. With that mod I find that it makes coffee as good as, or better than, the French press. And no glass to break.
 

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YIKES! Sorry about that link! :eek: I was going from memory. Just google on "Toddy Coffee Maker". That'll getcha there. :)
 

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I use the sheets of filter paper that came with the pot and fold them to form a cone. I should think a Melitta filter would also work.
 

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I should be speaking of my Chemex in the past tense, seeing as my mother broke mine last week. I'll have to wait a while before I get another.
 

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That is a very pretty coffee maker, Cam! I may have to order one, I'm going to email them to see about the shipping to Canada.

Oh and Cam, could I set that vessel on my stove on low to keep it warm do you think?

Nance - I like the cold brew idea too! The Chemex that Cam posted also can be stored in the fridge and reheated. I like that.
 

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When I want less than a pot I just run my expresso machine 2/3 full and dump that in a 24 oz cup and pour boiling water from my teakettle over it, works and tastes fine and uses gadgets I already have.;)
 

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*ding*

wish my sunbeam would **** the bed so i can get another bunn. i drink too much coffee for a single cup machine.
 

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T - I think I'll call around to see if anyone carries the Chemex (Thornbloom's, etc)...

....but I'm also considering a Hamilton Beach BrewStation at Costco... Amazon.com has it for $76USD... Costco is $45.99 CDN... I really don't want to spend over $50.... I like that this has a setting for brewing 1 to 4 cups, and keeps it hot for up to 4hrs without burning... Plus I can program it for the mornings and pour right into a travel mug. Cool beans! :p
 
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