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Capresso Coffee a la Carte Cup-to-Carafe Coffee and Tea Maker, Sliver
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- Brew a 42-ounce carafe or an individual custom cup of coffee or tea with the innovative cup-to-carafe brewing system.
- Quick-heat pump brewing system can brew first single cup in less than 60 seconds. Fits up to a 5-inch tall single cup.
- Brewing system adjusts automatically to the amount of coffee in the filter to deliver mild to double strength coffee.
- Separate dishwasher safe coffee and tea filters for no flavor exchange.
- Removable 52-ounce water tank; auto shut-off after 2 hours; Improved slimmer removable drip tray included, Refer to the user manual for trouble shooting steps.
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|Color||Sliver||Black||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Silver||Black|
|Item Dimensions||11.75 x 13 x 6.75 in||7.9 x 7.9 x 14.2 in||6.8 x 12.4 x 12.2 in||9 x 9 x 15.25 in||7.25 x 8.5 x 13.5 in||9.25 x 9.25 x 15.25 in|
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Capresso Coffee a la Carte
Cup-to-Carafe Coffee and Tea Maker
Brew a full carafe or an individual custom cup of coffee or tea, using the innovative cup-to-carafe brewing system. Adjust coffee's strength by adding as much or as little ground coffee to the filter, up to 60 grams per cup. The filter automatically adjusts for perfect brewing when inserted back into the brewing unit. Choose from four preset brewing buttons or reprogram the volume to your liking.
Brew Single Cup
Brews large or small cup of coffee
Quick-heat pump brewing system can brew first single cup in less than 60 seconds. Completely customizable brewing and size options.
Simply remove cup platform to insert and brew a 42-ounce carafe of coffee
Innovative brewing system adjusts automatically to the amount of coffee in the filter to deliver mild to double strength coffee. Brews 42-ounce carafe in less than 6 minutes.
Quick brew, rapid steeping tea system
Optimal brewing with wide, maximum saturation and extraction brew head. Removable 52-ounce water tank. Slim design, less than 7 inches wide.
Top customer reviews
The issue about tall cups not fitting is easily addressed by removing the metal grating and setting the cup down in plastic cup tray. I tried it this morning and it works fine. If you happen to have a cup that is wide enough so the handle won't fit down in the tray then you can put something down in the tray to raise the cup high enough so the handle won't interfere. As to having to brew a full carafe in that mode this is not strictly true. you can brew whatever amount you want into the carafe by simply watching it brew and then pressing the carafe button at the point you want to stop the brewing cycle. One other solution I haven't tried but suspect would work just fine is to only fill the water container to the amount you want to brew and then start it. This should have the benefit of automatically stopping so you won't have to stand there and wait to press the carafe button. I have seen a complaint about the filters being awkward to remove and put on but I have not found that to be the case for me.
Now for my first impressions. So far I am quite happy with the machine. It brews a large cup quickly and at the correct temperature. I no longer have to wait a few minutes for that first cup. I haven't tried the carafe yet but given the way it has worked so far I expect no problems. I did run several carafes of water through as per the initial instructions.
Now for some suggestions for getting the best cup of coffee a couple of things come to mind. If you are using a drip brewer you will probably want to use a bit more grounds than you do now. If you are grinding your own beans then you will also probably want to use a finer grind. I am still experimenting and will amend this review to reflect my findings after I have used the Capresso for a few weeks.
All in all Based on my present experience I would recommend this system to those who only need the occasional carafe of coffee. Since I normally only drink one or two cups in the morning and my wife drinks her coffee much later in the mornings it works nicely for me. If I only want one cup on some mornings I don't end up having to pour out unused coffee and my wife doesn't have to drink coffee reheated in the microwave. It is a win win situation. And I can still brew the occasional carafe when we have company without having to keep two brewers on the counter.
In closing I will say Capresso needs to address the issues with the cup height and not being automatically able to brew say half a carafe. If the fix these issues I would rate it five stars. As I mentioned you can work around these issues but you shouldn't have to.
OK, I have had the Capresso for three weeks now and I am still satisfied with it. I have modified the drip tray so the I can remove the grate and set larger cups in it with the filter holder in place. It was a bit of work as the plastic used for the tray is pretty tough. One of my cups is large enough that I had to cut a notch in the inside front wall so the handle would sit down in properly.
The only downside to this machine is that I am tempted to drink more coffee than I usually do. :-) My wife has even commented that her morning cup of coffee tastes better. I am sure that this is because it has no longer been left on the warming tray for several hours and sometimes even reheated in the microwave. Even though it takes a bit more coffee for each cup the rate I use my beans up is pretty much the same. This is because I no longer make a fixed amount of coffee and then end up pouring some out on morning I don't want that second cup.
This system works very well if you are grinding your own beans just prior to making your coffee. Having experimented a bit I definitely suggest a finer grind for this coffee brewer. My grinder adjusts from 1 to 8 and I was using 5 for my drip system. I am now using 7 which is getting pretty close to an espresso grind. I really wouldn't recommend the unit for making tea on a regular basis as you would have to use too much tea for a proper cup. It would work OK for just getting a cip of hot water and then steeping it the regular way though.
All in all I would recommend it as it is superior to the K-Cup units I have had experience with. The ability to make a carafe of coffee on the odd occasion you need one is a definite plus.
First, a separate, removable water tank in the back is a huge plus--it is actually possible to clean! We've had one before and this coffee maker confirms that we will never buy a coffeemaker without a removable tank again. Second, having options for brewing is amazing! We have always refused to purchase a Keurig due to the use of pods and the increased waste they cause (not to mention the grounds are often icky and we prefer to grind fresh). Plus, we can customize our strength--we love STRONG, dark coffee. Pods do not offer much of an option other than roasting. Additionally, I use a different size cup than my spouse, so we each get our own "setting" with the small and large options. The tea option is nice too--but we do not use it often. We have to use triple the amount of tea to get the same strength. It is just as easy to just use our electric kettle and brew a standard cup. Lastly, the removable brewing unit has become one of our favorite features. It has always been annoying to either not be able to clean (or to struggle to clean) the brewing unit on a conventional drip machine. With the triple brew, we just pop it out and run it under water after every use. Clean up is a breeze.
Our only complaint is that while a carafe is 42 ounces--we only get around 36 ounces due to absorption by the coffee grounds. As we cannot change the amount of water in the carafe setting, we never get a full pot.
We highly recommend the Capresso Triple Brew!
- It super easy to clean.
- i programmed the large cup button to make approx 10 oz. I swear it is brewing 12 though (which is fine with me). I'll have to actually measure it sometime and update here later.
- I have no problem getting mugs under the drip spout. I have a variety of mugs in the house and about 1/2 of them fit under. It's only gonna make 10ish ounces anyway, so sticking my jumbo mugs under there doesn't make sense in any case. If that winds up being an issue for you, just buy a couple of mugs that are the right height. It's worth it.
- The coffee is fantastic and super hot.
Update: I just noticed that mine has a shorter piece for the drip tray. Looks like they redesigned it based on the feedback. That's probably why I don't have any issues with cup size. I'll upload a couple of pics to the user pics.
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