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susan Jan 25, 2005 09:04 AM

Do you have a suggestion for the best thermal coffee maker? I've read reports on amazon and still can't decide. Have you ever heard of a brand called Zojirushi?

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    mrbarolo RE: susan Jan 25, 2005 04:21 PM

    I'm in the same quandry. I want my next machine to be a thermal carafe version, but have yet to make a choice. I've heard of the Zojirushi brand, but nothing about this particular product. Sorry I couldn't help, but I'll be checking back to see if anyone else can.

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      LBQT RE: susan Jan 25, 2005 05:21 PM

      I don't know about current models, but my thermal carafe Krups has been brewing and keeping my office coffee reliably hot since 1990. (Is this a record for a coffeemaker?)

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        Anna 'Boo' Carroll RE: susan Jan 25, 2005 08:50 PM

        Zojirushi makes a well known and respected rice cooker among other things. I thought they were Japanese but someone recently told me they're a Korean firm. I did not know they made coffee makers. Do Koreans and Japanese drink coffee? I'm sure they must. Isn't Starbucks in Japan? See how we've corrupted the world? Chuckle.

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          Kimm RE: Anna 'Boo' Carroll Jan 25, 2005 10:02 PM

          No. Zojirushi is a Japanese company. Pretty old one, in fact. And why wouldn't Koreans and Japanese drink coffee?

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            Anna 'Boo' Carroll RE: Kimm Jan 26, 2005 09:08 AM

            Thank you for clearing up the subject of their nationality. I had said they were Japanese and was told they were not. Since this person is a know-it-all I assumed he was right on this subject as well.

            I was kidding about the Japanese and Koreans not drinking coffee. However, since Tea is better for you and it is their national drink, I would assume they would be Tea drinkers. Like the Brits. I never could find a decent cup of coffee the whole time I lived there. But that was in the 60s and 70s. I'm sure that's changed.

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              Kimm RE: Anna 'Boo' Carroll Jan 26, 2005 06:02 PM

              Can't speak for Japan but Korean coffee has only been improved by the advent of Starbucks. All the coffeehounds can stop shrieking now. Pre-Starbucks, Koreans drank instant coffee for the most part, and a lot of it was from vending machines. Coffee as fuel rather than taste experience, I guess. Hey, they went from war-ravaged agrarian society to global economic player in 40 years. Who had time to be fussing about burr grinders and home roasting and the risks of over-extraction?

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              Anna 'Boo' Carroll RE: Kimm Jan 26, 2005 09:08 AM

              Thank you for clearing up the subject of their nationality. I had said they were Japanese and was told they were not. Since this person is a know-it-all I assumed he was right on this subject as well.

              I was kidding about the Japanese and Koreans not drinking coffee. However, since Tea is better for you and it is their national drink, I would assume they would be Tea drinkers. Like the Brits. I never could find a decent cup of coffee the whole time I lived there. But that was in the 60s and 70s. I'm sure that's changed.

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            Anna 'Boo' Carroll RE: susan Jan 25, 2005 08:50 PM

            Zojirushi makes a well known and respected rice cooker among other things. I thought they were Japanese but someone recently told me they're a Korean firm. I did not know they made coffee makers. Do Koreans and Japanese drink coffee? I'm sure they must. Isn't Starbucks in Japan? See how we've corrupted the world? Chuckle.

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              Kimm RE: susan Jan 25, 2005 09:52 PM

              I've been very happy with my Capresso Coffee TEC. Got it for my wedding three years ago from Williams Sonoma. Still going strong. And it has a milk frother for those days when you feel like a cafe au lait.

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                Richie RE: susan Jan 26, 2005 05:03 AM

                I had a college cooking class and the instructor being a former caterer told us that Zojirushi made the best thermal carafes. He said they would keep the coffe hot forever and that's what he used in his business.

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                  christine RE: susan Jan 26, 2005 02:25 PM

                  Just don't get the Cuisinart Grind & Brew. The carafe is ok but the rest of it is a cleaning nightmare, it inexplicably overflowedd twice since we got it at Xmas (and it's on a timer so that means coffee all over the floor first thing in the morning), and you can only use about 1/2 c of beans so making 10 cups of strong coffee is not possible.

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