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    NEED ADVICE Looking for a GOOD Brewer / Grinder combo

    OK I currently use a Keurig. It doesn't make a bad cup of coffee it just doesn't make a good one. Also I understand that there is a reservoir that cannot be cleaned and it kinda skeeves me out. I am on the go a lot and need something quick, semi easy to clean and also something that can make one or 2 cups at a time since I am the only coffee drinker in the house.
    I found a Saeco Minuto Automatic Espresso Machine & Coffee Maker but it is 900 dollars. I don't mind spending a few hundred if its good quality but that is a little steep.
    Any help or advice would be appreciated THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!!
    Eric

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    I'd pick a Bonavita BV 1800, paired with a Baratza Encore. Roughly $280 for the pair.

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    Jura makes some good combo units.
    Great coffee does not just happen!
    South Florida Artisan Coffee Roaster

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    Keurig is overrated, overpriced, over diluted in the cup. Those that appreciate the convenience, consistency, etc. are just too damn lazy to care about great coffee.

    When you say you want a good brewer/grinder combo do you mean an all-in-one unit? If so, I wouldn't recommend any of them because I just can't imagine a way to truly isolate the coffee in a hopper from temperature, humidity, etc. to preserve any level of freshness.
    I'm a legend among my own kind... you my friend are just a legend in your own mind. Later!

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    Don't do a combo, the humidity from the coffee brewing will cause the grinding area to get/stay all wet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMPDRoasting View Post
    Don't do a combo, the humidity from the coffee brewing will cause the grinding area to get/stay all wet!!
    With some of the Cuisinart Grind and Brew models, you don't need to store the beans in the coffee maker. You just put in as much as you plan to use and make your coffee.

    This one is on sale at Macys.

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/cuisinart-dgb-550bk-coffee-maker-grind-brew-12-cup-automatic?ID=294790&CategoryID=24732&zone=PDP_ZONE _A&choiceId=cidA40011-d3a5eb2c-96e7-4255-b8fe-c7ba1cb719ae@H7@Customers%20Also%20Shopped$24732$2 94790&LinkType=PDPZ1_Pos1

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
    With some of the Cuisinart Grind and Brew models, you don't need to store the beans in the coffee maker. You just put in as much as you plan to use and make your coffee.

    This one is on sale at Macys.

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/cuisinart-dgb-550bk-coffee-maker-grind-brew-12-cup-automatic?ID=294790&CategoryID=24732&zone=PDP_ZONE _A&choiceId=cidA40011-d3a5eb2c-96e7-4255-b8fe-c7ba1cb719ae@H7@Customers%20Also%20Shopped$24732$2 94790&LinkType=PDPZ1_Pos1
    I was not referring to storing the beans. the entire grinding unit itself stays all wet and moist all the time. I, personally, would not recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMPDRoasting View Post
    I was not referring to storing the beans. the entire grinding unit itself stays all wet and moist all the time. I, personally, would not recommend it.

    Yes, condensation does build up in the grinding unit after the coffee is made. The condensation in the grinding unit only happens after the beans are ground and the coffee is brewed. You're supposed to remove the parts (including the grinding unit) and clean and dry them (set them out to air dry).

    For some people, it's a pain to do, but just like any other coffee maker, you need to clean and maintain it on a daily basis.

 

 

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