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14 years 11 months ago #289 by dave
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If you've got one on the way, looks like you snatched it just in time.

Looks like the Krups Moka Brew was just discontinued. Ack!
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14 years 11 months ago #297 by lostmind
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so far the only things to arrive is the bodum santos and solis maestro.

The solis is 10x the starbucks burr grinder I have... static is greatly reduced and no odd smell from the solis that I get from the starbucks grinder (smells like burning plastic or something at times). The solis still has some static but not much. Overall the solis is more solid feeling, better looking and put together nicer then the starbucks unit.

The bodum is great. Works just like my old starbucks utopia machine :)

Can't wait for the moka machine though. I am an amercano drinker and from what I've read, this machine is basically made for coffee drinkers like myself...
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14 years 11 months ago #298 by dave
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but did you order filters for the Moka Brew, as well? They are proprietary :( which is one concern regarding the apparent discontinuation of the model.

I'd love to try the brew from one of these, to see what all of the fuss is about.

Dave<br><br>Post edited by: dave, at: 2005/11/04 18:17
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14 years 11 months ago #301 by lostmind
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Nope, I didnt buy any extra filters. I plan to cut some standard filters to size myself... You do get 100 filters with the machine.

So far... I am using a ygercheffe (sp?) ground about halfway between espresso and drip on the solis... I've brewed 2 pots now and it's not quite what I was expecting. Good though, but I think I need to fine tune the ground size and perhaps figure out how much force to use in tamping down the grounds in the filter. Perhaps a change in bean would help too.

Seems a little... wimpy right now. But a surprising taste. I don't really know how to describe it other then clean and lght tasting atm. Much different from the same beans brewed in the bodum.

So far... pretty happy with all purchases. Too bad the Trudeau's Tirra press can't be shipped to Canada. I gotta find a retailer for it up here I guess.

In case I didn't express my gratitude for the advice previously, thanks a lot :)
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14 years 11 months ago #303 by dave
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Too bad the Trudeau's Tirra press can't be shipped to Canada.

Check at the Bay or a Home Outfitters near you -- the bloke who recommended it got his at the latter in Ontario. Looks like they carry them in BC as well. Could easily be in small kitchen chains or independents as well.

They have a retailer locator at their website (trudeaucorp.com)


So, you've got the Moka Brew, then? A clean, clear cup, to show off the beans would be great. Keep tinkering. 100 filters? I'm impressed.

We're just happy that you are enjoying your coffee.

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14 years 11 months ago #320 by New To Vacuum Coffee Brewers
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Hi,

I've also been looking for a Bodum Santos Mini vacuum coffee maker in Vancouver, and a friend just told me that they sell them at a coffee shop on Dunbar called &quot;The Well&quot;. Guess it's a bit too late for your purchase, but maybe in the future... Can I ask how much you paid for it? I think the Well has it for $80.
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