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(Marketwatch)   Mr. Coffee's new $170 brewer hopes to perk up profits   (marketwatch.com) divider line 19
    More: Interesting, Mr. Coffee, account of profits, Williams-Sonoma, cup of coffee, Specialty Coffee Association of America, National Coffee Association  
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2014-02-28 06:29:21 AM  
The last Mr Coffee that I bought was so poorly designed that the genuine Mr. Coffee filters wouldn't even fit in the basket. They would collapse and the coffee would be full of grounds.

No way would I pay $170 for any piece of cheap, Chinese junk with their name on it.
 
2014-02-28 08:36:02 AM  
 the ability to heat water to a near-boiling 205 degrees Fahrenheit. By contrast, most of Mr. Coffee's current models, typically priced under $50, heat water to just 185 degrees. Coffee experts say higher temperatures result in more flavor being extracted from the coffee grounds. .

Coffee experts say that is too hot and the flavor you are extracting is the bitter stuff you don't want.  190 is what they say you should aim for.  Besides who would pay $120 for a slightly stronger heating element?
 
2014-02-28 08:51:13 AM  
I bought a Mr. Coffee coffee maker at Target a couple weeks ago for $16.

No clock, timer, automatic fancy anything. Just put in the filter, ground coffee and water and push the button.
 
2014-02-28 09:12:45 AM  

EvilEgg: the ability to heat water to a near-boiling 205 degrees Fahrenheit. By contrast, most of Mr. Coffee's current models, typically priced under $50, heat water to just 185 degrees. Coffee experts say higher temperatures result in more flavor being extracted from the coffee grounds. .

Coffee experts say that is too hot and the flavor you are extracting is the bitter stuff you don't want.  190 is what they say you should aim for.  Besides who would pay $120 for a slightly stronger heating element?


Citation needed.  My coffee experts say 195-205 degrees.  http://www.sweetmarias.com/grind.brew.php
 
2014-02-28 09:24:41 AM  
I think it's a little more expensive than $170.

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2014-02-28 10:22:09 AM  
$35. Smooth, low-acidity coffee. Ten minutes effort makes enough for a week.
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2014-02-28 11:20:53 AM  
Came for Spaceballs, leaving satisfied.

/ Off to watch Mr. Radar
 
2014-02-28 11:49:14 AM  
I brew my coffee with a less expensive Mr Coffee Optimal Brew:


http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Coffee-BVMC-PSTX91-Coffeemaker-Stainless/dp /B 0037ZG3DS

Works great. I've used it for 4 years with no problems.

The expensive new model looks lots spiffier but the cheaper version I have, while still more expensive than lots of other coffee makers, makes great coffee.
 
2014-02-28 11:55:34 AM  
If you're spending that kind of money, get you a REAL coffee maker: Capresso Coffee Team GS

It brews and grinds, it's programmable and it's easy to clean. I've had it almost 3 years and no problems. Makes good coffee. I used to buy cheap coffee makers and would have to replace them every year. This gets used daily and still works great. It's totally worth it.
 
2014-02-28 01:02:40 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: If you're spending that kind of money, get you a REAL coffee maker: Capresso Coffee Team GS

It brews and grinds, it's programmable and it's easy to clean. I've had it almost 3 years and no problems. Makes good coffee. I used to buy cheap coffee makers and would have to replace them every year. This gets used daily and still works great. It's totally worth it.


Hell yeah.  I've got a Capresso grind and brew I've used it every day for 5 years.  My friend has an identical model going on 10 years.  If I ever need another coffee maker, I'm getting a Capresso.
 
2014-02-28 01:34:38 PM  
I think I'll stick with my $12 Ikea French Press.
 
2014-02-28 01:40:04 PM  

Rapmaster2000: It brews and grinds, it's programmable and it's easy to clean. I've had it almost 3 years and no problems. Makes good coffee. I used to buy cheap coffee makers and would have to replace them every year. This gets used daily and still works great. It's totally worth it.


I had a Capresso that I dumpster dived several years ago...worked great until I left the carafe (which was plastic on the outside) too close to the stove that was on..whoops.
\Received a Cuisinart Grind & Brew as a gift one year and it's been working out pretty well. I think I went through 3 or 4 cheapo coffee makers before this one.
 
2014-02-28 04:03:08 PM  
I'm still waiting for my Mr. Fusion.

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2014-02-28 04:45:59 PM  
From my cold, dead hands:

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2014-02-28 05:50:48 PM  

EvilEgg: the ability to heat water to a near-boiling 205 degrees Fahrenheit. By contrast, most of Mr. Coffee's current models, typically priced under $50, heat water to just 185 degrees. Coffee experts say higher temperatures result in more flavor being extracted from the coffee grounds. .

Coffee experts say that is too hot and the flavor you are extracting is the bitter stuff you don't want.  190 is what they say you should aim for.  Besides who would pay $120 for a slightly stronger heating element?


Coffee experts and tasters will normally use boiling water during tastings. It's ridiculous. Personally, I don't want that. I think 180 F is about right. Same goes for tea.
 
2014-02-28 08:33:46 PM  
i admit it I drink K-cup coffee from a Mr Coffee machine and I'm not going to stop.
 
2014-02-28 09:51:50 PM  
French press, chemex, or pour-over FTW.

Pretty cheap unless you want a metal filter for the chemex. Those things are ~$60 last I checked.
 
2014-02-28 10:36:14 PM  

jigger: EvilEgg: the ability to heat water to a near-boiling 205 degrees Fahrenheit. By contrast, most of Mr. Coffee's current models, typically priced under $50, heat water to just 185 degrees. Coffee experts say higher temperatures result in more flavor being extracted from the coffee grounds. .

Coffee experts say that is too hot and the flavor you are extracting is the bitter stuff you don't want.  190 is what they say you should aim for.  Besides who would pay $120 for a slightly stronger heating element?

Coffee experts and tasters will normally use boiling water during tastings. It's ridiculous. Personally, I don't want that. I think 180 F is about right. Same goes for tea.


For a few months after I started using a French Press, I'd boil water and dump it in over the coffee grounds right away. Some of the beans I got were fine, and some came out way too acidic. Then I finally got myself a thermometer and started brewing under 205°. All of it seems to do better below that, but if you Google around you'll find that different coffees do better at different brewing temperatures. I haven't tried 'em all, but a medium Colombia roast is best when brewed closer to 190°, and Sumatra does well even below that. With blends, it's a crapshoot, unless you know what sort of beans are in them.
 
2014-03-01 12:06:27 AM  
As I am not a coffee snob, I'm perfectly happy with my Keurig.
 
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