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Help a non-coffee drinker buy a coffee maker?

I would like to get Mr. BlahLaLa a new coffee maker. Bonus difficulty: I don't drink coffee. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 19, 2014 - 21 answers

What is this vintage coffee device? Can I get one?

What is the vintage kitchen device in the corner in this picture? It looks like a chrome football standing on three thin columns, with a spigot at the bottom. It appears to come apart into separate compartments, like a coffee maker. It says "Jet" near the spigot. I assume it is either a basket coffee maker or a percolator, but it doesn't appear to have an electric plug like I would expect for a stand percolator. I am unable to locate any information about this device on the internet. Is it possible to find one of my very own? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Mar 19, 2014 - 10 answers

What is the smallest size drip filter coffee machine I can buy in AU?

I want a drip coffee machine that takes up the smallest amount of space possible on my bench. It only needs to make a single cup of coffee. Ideally it should be programmable, but I'll settle for plugging it into a timer outlet if necessary. Because I want it to have coffee ready at a certain time every day, it needs to be a drip machine, not a french press or aeropress or whatever, although I know they would be smaller. I don't like coffee pods. What can I get and where can I buy it (in Australia)?
posted by lollusc on Mar 10, 2014 - 3 answers

I need coffee maker recommendations

I need a new coffee maker. Here are my requirements, in order of importance: [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Mar 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Coffee 101: sociology and technology

I don't drink coffee and most of my friends don't either, but I'd like to be able to offer a nice cup to occasional visitors who do drink coffee. What type of small-scale coffee maker would be a good choice: some kind of drip and filter method? French press? Should I buy a small amount of decent quality ground coffee and hope that it keeps well between coffee drinkers? (And what would be a safe, crowd-pleasing choice?) Or should I just forget offering potentially mediocre coffee and offer everyone tea and tisanes?
posted by The True Wheel on Jan 13, 2013 - 41 answers

the Black Beane of Satan

How many 12oz. (more or less) MUGS of coffee can I make with this coffeemaker? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Jun 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Make Me Coffee

I am looking for a specific type of coffee maker and hoping you have one that you love! I do not want a French press or other, similar, maker; nor do I want the style that uses those little cups (Krups). I do want a smaller drip machine that I can limit to 2 cups (4 cups max is fine), that works efficiently, and doesn't cost a ton of money. Something that also grinds beans would be fine but I understand that might make the cost a lot higher. [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Jun 23, 2011 - 17 answers

coffee help please!

Why won't my moka pot (italian stovetop coffee maker) make me a decent cup of coffee? half of the water seems to be unable to come up from the bottom part to turn itself into delicious, morning-saving coffee. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Apr 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Experience with vacuum coffee brewers

I'd love to hear anything you know about vacuum coffee brewers. I watched this video, and it just looks sweet and fun to make. I've looked a bit online, but I live in Portland, Oregon in case anyone has bought one here in town. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

How does this coffeemaker work?

How does this coffeemaker work? It came from a grandparent, and now my mom's offloaded it onto me because she couldn't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by boghead on Jan 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Fractional coffee brewing

Exactly how are the first drips of coffee different than the last? Chemistry welcomed. [more inside]
posted by RobinFiveWords on Dec 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find some green appliances!

I need help finding the most eco-friendly and ethical small appliances (or at least, the least non-ethical and non-eco-friendly) that I can. The web resources are seriously lacking! Hope me? [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Nov 24, 2010 - 9 answers

I Guess It's a Bacteria Factory Now

I washed a coffee-maker's insulated carafe in the dishwasher. Is it a total loss? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Am I ruining my drip machine?

I make my morning coffee in a French press, but then I keep it hot by pouring it into the carafe of my drip machine while it's switched on. Is this somehow going to damage my coffee maker if I don't have any water in the reservoir? I just want the hot plate to keep it warm. Relevant info: I have the Michael Graves coffee maker from Target.
posted by extramundane on Aug 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Suddenly, bad coffee

I have a Cuisinart coffee maker that went from making good coffee to making undrinkably bad coffee overnight. Why is this, and can we fix it? [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Oct 10, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I made delicious coffee?

Coffeenewbfilter: Good, cheap coffeemaker? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Sep 2, 2009 - 40 answers

Good coffee, in taste and price.

What’s the best single serve coffee machine for around $100? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jul 14, 2009 - 19 answers

RIP Coffee Maker, you will be missed

Help keep my household grumpy-free: recommend a coffee maker that won't give up the ghost after a handful of months. [more inside]
posted by burntflowers on Jul 4, 2009 - 44 answers

No more plastic in my coffee, please.

I am looking for an electric coffee maker that is not made of plastic. I have found several that are "stainless steel" in the sense that they are plastic wrapped in steel, or the carafe is steel, but what I want is a machine that does not heat the water in plastic. The only thing I have found is a vacuum coffee maker made entirely of glass, but that's not really what I want. I'm also not interested in a French press or a Chemex. Please help!
posted by exacta_perfecta on Sep 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Coffee, anyone?

What is a good, cheap coffee-maker for someone who will only make coffee a few times a year? [more inside]
posted by mothershock on Jun 24, 2008 - 49 answers

My Krups Krapped out!

My trusty Krups coffee excretor gave up the ghost, but would be easily repairable if ONLY I could find a source for the blown thermal fuse. Any idea where I could find one, AskMeFi? [more inside]
posted by FauxScot on Apr 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Will my coffee maker burn my house down?

Will my coffee maker burn my house down? [more inside]
posted by ecks on Dec 1, 2007 - 10 answers

I need a new automatic coffeemaker

Yes, it's another coffee-related question: Our old Krups 10 cup drip brewer is finally showing its age (it pre-dates our 14 year marriage), and I would like to replace it with something at least as good, if not better. Should be simple, but... [more inside]
posted by mosk on Sep 11, 2007 - 19 answers

What's the best coffee-maker?

CoffeeFilter: The best automatic maker, straight up -- no double-teaming, grinding or frothing -- please?
posted by thinkpiece on Dec 7, 2004 - 20 answers

Has anyone tried cup at a time coffeemakers?

Has anyone had any experience with these new coffeemakers that only brew one cup at a time? It seems like a good idea but I was wondering if the concept outstripped the reality.
posted by jeremias on Feb 24, 2004 - 20 answers

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