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Sep 17, 2007 08:00 AM

quality *COMPACT* drip coffee maker

Folks -

Anyone care to recommend a simple, small (12-cup max, but 10 or less is better) drip coffee maker. Something that'll work & look nice. No thermal carafe -- too hard to clean well.

All of the 4-cup models I've seen are pretty much trash.

Don't really care how much it costs if it fulfills the above criteria.


- Richard

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  1. Have you checked out Chemex? it doesn't get much more simple.

      1. Check out the Black & Decker 5 and 12 cup models -- they seem pretty compact toi me. But beware the "Space Saver" unless you want to mount it under a kitchen cabinet.

        1. When you find out, please let me know! I am looking for a GOOD 4 cup model with little success. I have the Black and Decker, and do not recomend it!!! I would be very willing to pay whatever!

          1. I use a melitta coffee cone (suggested by my local coffee roaster) for drip coffee and its great, cheap, and small, though admittedly its not a traditional 'drip' maker as you have to heat water on the stove or in a kettle. It does make great coffee, though.

            Melitta makes some electric coffee makers as well, the 5 cup looks pretty small and if it does as well as the filter cone you'll likely be satisfied.