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HOT CUP OF COFFEE

marshmallows3's picture

Can somebody tell me what coffeemaker brews the hottest cup of coffee? I own the cuisinart grind and brew coffemaker with ####thermal carafe. Still not a real hot cup of coffee like the good old days from a stovetop percolator

suz's picture

(post #56435, reply #1 of 23)

I just recently bought a Braun Coffee Maker for the second time around for the following reason, my coffee was always hot.  The reason I was told (at the store Zabars) is that my machine is 1100 Watts.  Apparently very few are.  With that said check for the watts on your machine or prior to purchasing a new one.  It's what makes the difference.

marshmallows3's picture

(post #56435, reply #2 of 23)

Thank you for your information. At $200.00, my coffemaker should be hot, but not. I certainly will look into the wattage, then switch brands.

suz's picture

(post #56435, reply #4 of 23)

btw my coffee machine was well under $100

cyalexa's picture

(post #56435, reply #3 of 23)

In case you didn't see it, I copied some info below. I don't think I would ever pay $240 for a coffeemaker. The second product was judged to make the coffee too hot. That might be just right for you. Personally, I make very, very strong coffee in a french press. When I want a cup I warm it slightly (if necessary) in the microwave then dilute it with boiling water from my electric kettle. This way I have coffee hotter than from a carafe but not burnt tasting from sitting on a warmer or stale tasting from being reheated all the way in the microwave.


 


From


http://www.americastestkitchen.com/testing/overview.asp?testingid=5


 


Technivorm Moccamaster Coffeemaker  Price  $239.95  Highly Recommended 


Testers’ Comments


Fast, very simple to operate. Tasters described coffee as “a dynamic and clean cup, flavorful and expressive,” “very good; robust but smooth.” Achieved perfect temperatures for brewing and serving and was the closest of all the coffee makers to reaching the ideal brewing time. Pieces disassemble easily for cleaning. Though not programmable, this machine was so fast and easy to use, we didn’t mind.


 


Krups 10-Cup Programmable Thermal Coffee Machine  Price   $95.93


 Recommended with Reservations


 


Testers’ Comments


Compact and attractive, this programmable machine is simple to use, but it lost points for too-slow and slightly too-hot brewing. Thin water line down front of machine magnifies as water is added, making it easy to read levels. Optional beeper indicates when brewing is complete. Tasters deemed its coffee “slightly too bitter.” Half-pot was weaker than the full pot.

courgette's picture

(post #56435, reply #5 of 23)

Two words   French press


Mo

Regality's picture

(post #56435, reply #7 of 23)

I second, third, and fourth that! (Tried leaving that serial comma out before "and," but got the creepy crawlies--leftover guilt from my Catholic upbringing, methinks).

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56435, reply #8 of 23)

REALLY??? My complaint with a FP is by the time the coffee has "brewed" it isn't hot anymore. We have a thermal FP so that is better, but we are pretty addicted to our Italian grandmother Moka pots for the last few years - we have several sizes.


The coffee is HOT!


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

MadMom's picture

(post #56435, reply #9 of 23)

I must be one of the few people on FC who can't stand a French press. 



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Risottogirl's picture

(post #56435, reply #10 of 23)

I think what often makes a french press unappealing is if you use too fine a grind - the coffee is muddy and that is gross.

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Regality's picture

(post #56435, reply #11 of 23)

In four minutes it doesn't seem "not hot" to me.  I do admit that the sludge can be a problem, but I just stop pouring once it reaches that point.  It is, hands down, the best coffee I've ever had--and definitely hot enough.


cyalexa's picture

(post #56435, reply #13 of 23)

I love my french press coffee, but, after making coffee while on vacation in Italy, I have been tempted to buy a moka pot. The ones I've looked at in stores won't work on my induction cooktop.  I am reluctant to buy online because I like to confirm that a magnet sticks tightly to the bottom.  Also, all components of my french presses go in the dishwasher. In the meantime, here's how I address the temperature and sludge issues:


Personally, I make very, very strong coffee in a french press. When I want a cup I warm it slightly (if necessary) in the microwave then dilute it with boiling water from my electric kettle. This way I have coffee hotter than from a carafe but not burnt tasting from sitting on a warmer or stale tasting from being reheated all the way in the microwave.


Further, I have a cozy to put over the pot while it brews and sets. I set my bur grinder to the most coarse setting. All cups are poured through a fine strainer. The last cup is poured through a coffee filter lined strainer. That takes a while, so I drink it with lunch, diluted 50:50 with skim milk. Yes, this is a lot of trouble to go to for coffee. I admit it. To me it is worth it.  


Edited 4/6/2009 9:22 am ET by cyalexa

Gary's picture

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http://www.consumersearch.com/coffee-maker-reviews

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marshmallows3's picture

(post #56435, reply #23 of 23)

Thank you for the reference. My daughter owns the $20.00 black and decker coffeemaker. It makes a great hot cup of coffee even using basic coffeeblends.

Andy2's picture

(post #56435, reply #12 of 23)

We have Keurig single cup machine which uses individual K-Cups. The machine brews it at 192 degrees which is plenty hot for me. However, it may not be sufficiently hot for you. Its quick and you can get many varieties of K-Cups. We bought it at Costco about two years ago and really like it. If I ever put milk in it, I imagine I would have to microwave it.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56435, reply #14 of 23)

Love mine, and it's plenty hot enough for me, and I like HOT coffee!!!

Carole

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knitpik's picture

(post #56435, reply #15 of 23)

To all those who like to drink HOT...you might want to read this
article. I've posted it before but might bear repeating.
I know this article talks about tea but who knows if it doesn't
apply to all drinks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7965380.stm

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56435, reply #16 of 23)

I don't know how hot they think too hot is, but I like my hot food served hot, and my cold food served cold!!  If too hot doesn't kill you, something else will!!!


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Carole
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knitpik's picture

(post #56435, reply #17 of 23)

It was free advice. Take it or leave it.

BTW, they did mention how hot too hot is but if you can't
be bothered...


Edited 4/6/2009 9:00 pm ET by knitpik

FL.Cook's picture

(post #56435, reply #22 of 23)

Bad day????

Carole

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MadMom's picture

(post #56435, reply #18 of 23)

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FL.Cook's picture

(post #56435, reply #21 of 23)

I usually delete forwards before I open them, but every once in a while a good one gets to me!!!

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Andy2's picture

(post #56435, reply #19 of 23)

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FL.Cook's picture

(post #56435, reply #20 of 23)

One more to add to the list!!

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