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Oct 3, 2011 11:52 AM

Mrs. Fussy looks for a new auto drip coffee maker

My 10 year old Starbucks Barista finally bit the dust. Before that, we used a Chemex. I'm looking for several important features. Price is NOT irrelevant, but for something that has ALL features I want, I'd spring for $100.

Make great, rich, bold coffee (we grind our own dark roast)
Removable water tank
Thermal Carafe
I've only used cone-shaped filters. Can a basket type brew the kind of coffee I'm looking for?

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        1. re: honeybea

          My husband resurrected our Barista, and it's working fine now, but I have a feeling we'll be looking for a new brewer sooner rather than later, and it looks like Zojirushi the one to get. I see in on Amazon, but I wonder if HMart carries it?

          Thanks all!

        2. I prefer the Bunn solely because it brews a full pot in about 3 minutes. I too grind my own. I found the thermal carafe worked best when preheated with hot water.

          1. well, this is a timely post... my cheap-ass coffee maker has started leaking from the water tank so I'm looking to upgrade. WAY upgrade - we're talking a $20 Mr. Coffee here, lol! I don't really care that much about the thermal carafe, because I don't generally make a full pot of coffee each day, but it will be nice to have. I think the Zojirushi will be my next coffee maker. :)