Coffeemaker''s effect on coffee taste


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Mar 15, 2007
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I recently bought a $60 Cuisinart coffee maker (w/ water filter & goldtone permanent coffee filter), after years of brewing delicious drip coffee (Dean''s Beans) with just a carafe, a plastic cone, and paper filters. But the three or four pots that I''ve made so far with the new machine are far inferior - the taste is flat (such taste as there is). Could the charcoal water filter or the permanent coffee filter possibly affect the taste?


John P

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Jan 5, 2007
Salt Lake City
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First thing is temperature of the brewing water. If your old machine maintained a better brewing temp (196-200), that could be a world of difference. Many drip makers only brew in the 180 degree range.
Otherwise, your coffee should taste 'cleaner'.
Someone who uses this particular coffee maker may be of more assistance.