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    I do have a French press that I use for weekends when I have the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCB View Post
    If you want a drip I would recommend a Bonavita. Think of a normal drip maker stripped of all of the non-essentials (timers, lights, built in grinders) and beefed up versions of all of the essentials (heating element, thermal carafe with a glass liner). I LOVE mine. It has also made me very popular at work since I grind my beans there as well. Little spendy, but well worth it IMO.
    The Bonavita is closer to my price range, might be in the lead right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    I use MR. coffee. It has an a timer on it you can set so the coffee is made when I get up. Been using one for 30+ years now. They do break down in time so I have had 3 of them. I have had one of those pots your talking about and found it drips all over only when it's at 12 cups full and you just have to pour the first cup slower. I went and bought a replacement pot and it was better. I have poured from other folks pots and found the same thing. For me the timer is the important part. I can sleep through earthquakes and live bands but the smell of coffee wakes this dead guy up right away.
    I use Mr. coffee too. I never fill up to 12 cups anymore, I have found the the best pot is at most 10 cups, and you dont have the annoying spill like at 12 cups. Makes good coffee. Then I also have an espresso maker if I feel like makeing some fresh ground coffee shots.
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    10Pups,
    we have a few here I admire, I would like to roast my own and enjoy but life gets in the way.
    That being said, I do use a French Press when time allows but for the daily grind (and yes I do grind fresh) a Bunn has been my go to.
    It makes a good cup O'Joe and takes just shy of 3 minutes.
    I just had to replace my first Bunn last Christmas, it had been in service around 20 years and in my house 4 pots is a light day.
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    I like a drip pot. The hot water goes through the grounds once and that is all. A Mr Coffee is the simplest and trashing the filter is not a bummer.
    A Vac pot is next best; again, the water goes only once through the grounds, But, it takes watching unless its an old electric one.
    The main thing is to use a full heaping tablespoon of coffee per cup of brew.Vacuum Coffee Maker - How does it work? Demo - YouTube
    The old Sunbeams are great if the seal around the Upper section is still good. Usually about $10-$20 at an Antique store.
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    A Moka pot is my go to for the summer months when a !Kw flash boiler in my espresso machine is a bit much for the air-conditioning to have to handle.
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    ~Richard / Espressme
    PS I have had all the fancy ones and I still hand pull espresso during the cool months.
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