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Ninja Coffee Bar System has been a really popular pod-free coffee system that brews single-serve coffee as well a full pot, offering different brew types and sizes all in one machine. Now, Ninja is at it again with a system that gives you the same convenience and quality of pod-free brewing, but with even more brew types and more intuitive controls.

What Is Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System?

Ninja has taken their brewing system to the next level to offer you more of the things you like, all in the same system. The Hot and Cold Brewed system offers:

  • Traditional hot coffee, including specialty coffee drinks.
  • Fresh 10-minute Cold Brew coffee.
  • Iced coffee drinks.
  • Hot brewed tea.
  • Iced tea.

Let’s look at the features of the Hot and Cold Brewed System:

  • Brew a variety of hot or cold coffee or tea drinks using fresh coffee ground and tea, no pods required.
  • Choose from 6 brew sizes: single cup, XL cup, travel mug, multi-serve cup, half carafe and full carafe.
  • Choose from 5 brew types: Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Specialty or Cold Brew.
  • Choose from 5 tea types for automatic water temperature and steep time adjustment: Herbal, Black, Oolong, White or Green.
  • Includes separate filter baskets for coffee and tea.
  • Includes 50 oz (10-cup) carafe. Available as glass or thermal option.
  • Built-in foldable milk frother.
  • Digital display with clock.
  • Easy controls using a dial knob and backlit icons.

Click here to learn more about Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Also available to buy direct from NinjaKitchen.com

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Cold Brew vs. Over Ice, What’s The Difference Between These Two Options?

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You might be wondering, why do you need two options for making iced coffee? Is there a difference between how Cold Brew is made and how Iced coffee is made?

Yes, absolutely! And it all has to do with temperature and steep time:

  • Usually, Cold brew coffee (or tea) is a type of brew where the coffee is made with cold water and steeped for long hours, from 8 to 24 hours. This results in smooth coffee concentrate that is usually either mixed with cold water, ice or milk.
  • Iced coffee is your usual hot coffee brewed over ice.
  • The difference in temperature gives each type of coffee brew a unique flavor profile.

With the Hot and Cold Brewed System:

  • The Cold Brew option, either for coffee or tea, will brew over ice at a lower temperature of 110F, for about 10 to 15 minute.
  • Over Ice coffee is brewed hot over ice immediately at 205F degrees.

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed vs. Ninja Coffee Bar, What’s The Difference?

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TitleNinja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee & Tea Baskets with Glass Carafe (CP301)Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe System (CF091)
FeatureCoffee and Tea Brew Settings: Brewing technology offers an array of coffee and tea options
Cold Brew Coffee and Tea: Brew over ice at a lower temperature for smooth, naturally sweet flavor in 10 to 15 minutes
Smart Basket Recognition: System recognizes basket and displays coffee or tea drink options
Separate Coffee and Tea Baskets: Brew coffee or loose or bagged tea to keep flavors separate
6 Brew Sizes: Brew anything from a single cup or travel size to a half carafe or full carafe in your coffee maker
5 Brew Styles: Choose your strength with Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Cold Brew, or Specialty.
Tea Type: Select your tea type and the system knows the temperature and number of steeps needed
50 oz. (10-Cup) Glass Carafe and Intelligent Warming Plate: Adjust time and temperature as desired
Fold-Away Hot and Cold Frother: Turn hot or cold milk into silky-smooth froth in seconds.
Brew directly into a cup with the coffee brewer: Use any brand of coffee or tea, loose leaf or bagged.
Pod free single serve and carafe coffee system
Custom Brews: Classic, Rich, or Over Ice; or Signature Brews: Specialty and Cafe Forte
Custom Brew Sizes: Cup, XL Cup, Travel Mug, XL Multi-Serve, Half Carafe, and Full Carafe
Built-In frother to brew, froth and drink-all in your favorite mug
Advanced Thermal Flavor Extraction Technology and Auto-iQ One-Touch Intelligence
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We can say that the Hot and Cold Brewed System is the next generation of Ninja Coffee Bar. In the new system, you have the option to brew both coffee and tea, in a variety of drinks and serving sizes.

Brew types:

Hot and Cold Brewed System has two additional brew types, Cold Brew for coffee and tea, and Tea brews. Ninja Coffee Bar is a coffee maker only.

Servings Sizes:

Both models have a selection of 6 serving sizes – approximate volumes are (when using Classic brew):

  • Cup: 9.5 oz
  • XL Cup: 11.5 oz
  • Travel Mug: 14 oz
  • XL Multi-serve: 18 oz

Design:

The design of both machines are different, yet the operate in the same way. On the right of both machines, you’ve got your control panel which features backlit names and icons for each drink type and size. The Hot and Cold Brewed system has additional options, of course. But both are operated using a dial knob selector.

Included Accessories:

Both machines will include the carafe, either glass or thermal as you would choose. You’ll also get a coffee scoop and a permanent filter. In the case of the Hot and Cold Brewed system, you’ll be getting two permanent filters, one for coffee and another for tea.

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewer vs. Keurig, Which Is Best To Choose?

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TitleNinja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee & Tea Baskets with Glass Carafe (CP301)Keurig K575 Coffee Maker, PlatinumKeurig K-Elite Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, with Strong Temperature Control, Iced Coffee Capability, 12oz Brew Size, Programmable, Brushed SlateKeurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, with 6 to 12oz Brew Size, Stores up to 9 K-Cup Pods, Travel Mug Friendly, Matte Black
FeatureCoffee and Tea Brew Settings: Brewing technology offers an array of coffee and tea options
Cold Brew Coffee and Tea: Brew over ice at a lower temperature for smooth, naturally sweet flavor in 10 to 15 minutes
Smart Basket Recognition: System recognizes basket and displays coffee or tea drink options
Separate Coffee and Tea Baskets: Brew coffee or loose or bagged tea to keep flavors separate
6 Brew Sizes: Brew anything from a single cup or travel size to a half carafe or full carafe in your coffee maker
5 Brew Styles: Choose your strength with Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Cold Brew, or Specialty.
Tea Type: Select your tea type and the system knows the temperature and number of steeps needed
50 oz. (10-Cup) Glass Carafe and Intelligent Warming Plate: Adjust time and temperature as desired
Fold-Away Hot and Cold Frother: Turn hot or cold milk into silky-smooth froth in seconds.
Brew directly into a cup with the coffee brewer: Use any brand of coffee or tea, loose leaf or bagged.
Now with a 12oz. K-Cup pod brew size and temperature control!
Choose between five temperature settings to customize your perfect cup
80oz water reservoir allows you to brew more before having to refill with our largest reservoir option
Extra large color touch screen
Hot water on demand
K-Cup Pod brew sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12oz., K-Mug Pod brew sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18 oz. and K-Carafe Pod brew sizes: 22, 26, 30 oz.
What's in the box: 6 count K-Cup Pod variety pack, 1 water filter handle and 1 filter. Quite brew tenchnology: Minimizes noise when the coffee maker is in use
Brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes: (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.). Enjoy the most popular cup sizes.
Strong brew: increases the strength and bold taste of your coffee; s flavor.
Iced setting: brew hot over ice at the touch of a button for full-flavored, delicious Iced Coffee.
Hot water on Demand button: perfect for instant soups or oatmeal. Auto On-Set the exact time your coffee maker turns on in the morning. Auto Off- Set the time your coffee maker shuts off after your last brew for energy savings
Coffee in no time: brews K-Cup pods in under a minute.
Large 75oz water reservoir: allows you to brew 8 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
Removable drip tray: accommodates Travel mugs up to 7.2&Rdquo; tall and holds a full accidental brew for easy cleanup.
Fits anywhere: less than 5 inches wide, perfect for small spaces.
Strong brew: brew a stronger, more intense cup.
Your perfect amount: brew any cup size between 6-12oz with Keurig K-Cup pods.
Removable one cup reservoir: just add fresh water for each brew. Removable reservoir makes for easy cleaning and filling.
Pod storage: holds 9 K-Cup pods and Fits in your brewer for ultimate portability and saves counter space.
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Those two are totally different systems, starting with the fact that Ninja’s brewers are pod-free while Keurig is a pod system.

Keurig has a lot of models under its belt, it’s hard to compare them to Ninja’s system specifically, but here are some general differences:

  • With Keurig, you can brew coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and a lot of specialty coffee drinks. As long as they’re available as K-Cup pods. The drinks aren’t necessarily as fresh and can be loaded with added sugar and other bad ingredients. Using the Hot and Cold Brewed system, you can only make coffee and tea drinks, but you’ll be in control of your ingredients, and you’ll be using fresh milk for your specialty drinks that you can froth using the built-in frother.
  • With a pod system like Keurig, there’s a continuous cost of buying pods – unless you opt for using a refillable pod. Ninja is a pod-free system, so there’s no additional costs other than buying your favorite coffee beans, which cost way less than pods.
  • The Hot and Cold Brewed System offers a variety of brew type that Keurig lacks. With Ninja, you can select from 5 brew types for either coffee or tea, including the all-new Cold Brew that only this systems has. Keurig offers regular or strong brew options, some models might include an over-ice option that’s not much different than the regular brew.
  • Brewing a full pot using a Keurig requires using the Keurig 2.0 line. This line requires that you use branded K-Cup pods, but also has refillable pods as a option. The largest size it can brew is 30 oz, which is about a 4-cup carafe.To brew a carafe, you have to buy K-Carafe pods. In fact, anything larger than a regular cup will require a special pod (K-Mug for larger mugs/travel mugs or K-Carafe pods for Carafe).

Should You Upgrade from Ninja Coffee Bar To the Hot and Cold Brewed System?

If you already own a Ninja Coffee Bar, is it worth it to upgrade to the newer version? The two reasons that might be worth the upgrade are:

  • The Cold Brew function: If you like to splurge on cold brew every now and then, and I say splurge cause we all know how expensive a cup of those can be, then you’ll really like this feature. Although the coffee isn’t steeped overnight like specialty coffee houses do it, you still get a great result using this feature. It will save you a lot on your cold brew purchases.
  • Tea brewing: If you enjoy brewing coffee, the Hot and Cold Brewed System will make a lot of difference to you, too. It doesn’t only brew tea, it brews each type of tea to different parameters to get the optimal results. By selecting the type of tea you’re brewing, the machine to adjust the temperature and steep time to match the tea type. This is the equivalent of having a variable temperature kettle with a timer, or even an electric tea maker.

Click here to learn more about Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, read the customer reviews and buy it.

 

BUNN has always made some of the best commercial coffee makers out there. It makes pretty good home coffee maker, too. BUNN’s machines are of few that are certified by SCA (Specialty Coffee Association), which means it brews coffee at the optimal water temperature of 197.6º F. This HB Heat N’ Brew model is slightly different than other Bunn coffee makers for home. It finally has the feature that has always been missing from previous models which should get Bunn fans really excited.

Features of BUNN Heat N’ Brew Coffee Maker:

  • SCA certified coffee maker that brews the perfect coffee at an optimal temperature between 197.6º F and 204.8º F
  • Commercial style, lime-tolerant 6-stream sprayhead design that saturates coffee ground completely to extract full flavor.
  • Maintains the ideal contact time between water and coffee grounds for proper extraction.
  • Digital programmable clock for auto-start.
  • Digital display shows you indicators of each stage of coffee brewing.
  • Brews up to 10 cups (50 oz)  of coffee in 6 to 10 minutes.
  • Does not have a water reservoir. Simply fill the tank for the amount of coffee you want to brew.
  • Drip-free glass carafe design.
  • Automatic warming plate turns on while brewing and turns off after 2 hours.

Click here to learn more about BUNN Heat N’ Brew Coffee Maker, read the customer reviews and buy it.

What’s New In The BUNN Heat N’ Brew Coffee Maker?

The best part about the Heat N’ Brew model, and it’s basically what’s been missing from all other BUNN models, is the digital clock and display:

  • The digital clock is not there just to display time, of course. You can use it to set your machine to automatically start brewing any time you want.
  • The display will show you different stages of the brewing process when the machine is working. Whether it’s heating water or brewing, you’ll find what stage the machine is on written on the display.

Yet, what’s still missing from Bunn’s coffee makers is a pause and pour feature that allows you to pause the brewing cycle before it ends.

Brewing Stages of BUNN Heat N’ Brew Coffee Maker:

  • As soon as you hit the Brew button, the first stage start, which uses Heat N’ Release technology of the machine. This technology uses the thermometer to measure when the water reaches the optimal temperature for brewing. The valve opens for the brewing to start only after the water has reached 197.6º F. This stage takes about 6 minutes.
  • The second stage is brewing. Heat and Release now works to maintain the optimal contact time between water and coffee grounds to meet SCA standards. The 6-stream sprayhead releases water in a way that will ensure all coffee grounds is fully covered and saturated in water and extracts the full flavors from your beans. This stage takes about 4 minutes.

Dimensions and Materials Of BUNN Heat N’ Brew:

  • The machine has approximate dimensions of 9.7 x 8.7 x 16.3 inches. It weight about 8.5 pounds. While the machine isn’t exactly large, it is slightly higher than average, which can make it a bit of a problem for someone with lower cabinets.
  • Material wise, it has a plastic body with some metal accents.
  • The included carafe has 50 oz capacity. It”s made of glass with a plastic handle and drip-free plastic lid. All plastic parts are BPA-Free.
  • Using the marked measures on the water tank, you can make 4, 6, 8 or 10 cups of coffee.
  • The warming plate can maintain temperatures 176-185°F for 2 hours before automatically shutting off.

What Are the Cons of BUNN’s Heat N’ Brew Coffee Maker?

So far, everything we’ve mentioned about the Heat N’ Brew is quite great. Here are some of the few cons:

  • No Pause and Pour feature – this is still missing from all Bunn machines. Some automatic drip coffee makers have a pause feature that allows you to stop the brewing process before it finishes to enjoy a cup. In the case of Heat N’ Brew, you have to wait for the full brewing process to finish.
  • Taller than your average countertop coffee maker – in comparison to other BUNN (or other brands) coffee maker that range between 9 to 14 inches in height, Heat N’ Brew stands at 16-inches tall. So if you plan to place it under a cabinet like most of us do, make sure to measure the height of your cabinets first. You’ll need a few extra inches of clearance that will allow you to freely open the lid to add the water to the tank.
  • No Bloom (Pre-infusion) stage – this isn’t as important of a stage to everyone, but it would be great to have as an option. Blooming is a step that de-gasses freshly ground coffee beans for even more flavor to your cup.

BUNN Heat N’ Brew Compared To Other BUNN Coffee Makers:

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TitleBUNN HB Heat N Brew Programmable Coffee Maker, 10 cup, Stainless SteelBUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer, BlackBUNN Speed Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer
FeatureDigital clock with programmable brew start time for coffee that’s ready when you are each morning
Brews 10 perfect cups in about 10 minutes when not using the programmable start feature
Auto warmer plate turns on during brewing and off after 2 hours
Exclusive shatter-resistant Drip-Free carafe delivers the cleanest pour on the market
3-Year Warranty backed by BUNN customer service in Springfield, IL
Certified by the Specialty Coffee Association
Reservoir-style home brewer makes up to 10 cups of coffee in just 3 minutes
Stainless-steel water tank; 800-watt heater and internal thermostat
Sprayhead design improves coffee-flavor extraction; hot water available for tea
Stainless-steel vacuum-insulated carafe; close-and-brew lid; vacation switch
Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
BUNN-engineered Sprayhead extends the contact time between water and grounds resulting in coffee taste comparable to your favorite restaurant or café
The very best of our gravity drip innovation reimagined in a contemporary, curved design
Internal Water Tank keeps water constantly heated to optimal temperature so you can brew a full pot in about 4 minutes
Pour-O-Matic drip-free Glass Carafe is specifically designed to eliminate spillage down the side of the carafe and on the warming plate
Lime-tolerant Sprayhead discourages mineral build up, which means less time cleaning and longer brewer life cycle
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Two of the most popular BUNN models are Velocity Brew and Speed Brew coffee makers. How does the Heat N’ Brew compare to them?

  • There are obvious design differences that we will not get into. How they work is more important, and all models actually work exactly the same way, but differ in speed.
  • However, the Heat N’ Brew is the only model that has a digital clock for auto start. If you want your brew to start automatically at a set time, the Heat N’ Brew is the only BUNN model to do it.
  • Speed wise, Heat N’ Brew is the slowest. It takes up to 10 minutes to brew a full pot. While Speed Brew and Velocity Brew take 3 to 4 minutes.

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What Is Breville Precision Brewer?

It’s not the first time we talk about Breville. In fact, it is one of our favorite brands for coffee makers and kitchen appliances. We’ve covered many of their espresso and coffee makers, but today, we’re going to talk about their Precision Brewer.

Breville Precision Brewer prides itself as the world’s first 60 oz coffee maker that is able to make a cup of coffee with total precision, in a fully automatic way. That means, it can prepare coffee in a way that meets SCA’s standards (Specialty Coffee Association) of water temperature and brew time. The Precision Brewer, while fully automatic, it also allows you to customize your coffee the way you like it.

Let’s look at the features in details.

Features of Breville Precision Brewer:

  • 6 pre-set brewing modes:
    • Gold Cup: Brews coffee to SCA’s gold standards automatically.
    • My Brew: Choose your own settings for bloom time, water temperature and flow rate.
    • Pour Over: Use this setting to use the machine with your favorite pour over dripper like Hario’s V60 or Kalita Wave. Use the machine to customize the water temperature, flow rate and bloom time, use the adapter to hold your dripper and let the machine do the rest.
    • Over Ice: Makes a more concentrated brew that you can use over ice.
    • Cold Brew: Set and forget setting for preparing delicious cold brew over night.
    • Strong: Create a bold tasting coffee using higher temperature and more contact time.
    • Fast: this setting is used to make a full carafe of 12 cups in under 7 minutes.
  • Three filter attachments:
    • Brew basket for a flat bottom filter for brewing 8 to 12 cups – Included
    • Cone filter basket for brewing 2 to 8 cups – Included
    • Pour Over adapter for pour over drippers like Hario V60 or Kalita Wave – Sold separately.
  • Includes a brushed stainless steel vacuum carafe for 12 cups.
  • LCD display with rotary switch for easy programmability.
  • Stainless steel housing.

Click here to learn more about Breville Precision Brewer, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Breville Precision Brewer with Glass Carafe:

Not a fan of thermal carafes? You can now get your Breville Precision Brewer with a glass carafe instead. And of course, it is equipped with a hot plate to keep the coffee hot. Click here to learn more about it.

What Sets The Precision Brewer Apart From Other Brewers:

  • Customizable or Standard Brewing: using the Precision Brewer, you have a choice of customizing your cup to your liking or using the golden standard for specialty coffee.
  • Flow Rate Selection: One of the special features of the Precision Brewer is the flow rate option. While some other coffee makers can allow you to customize the temperature or brew time, the Breville Precision Brewer gives you the option to also select flow rate speed.
  • Special Design of the Carafe: The coffee pour into the carafe through the lid without the need to remove it. This means no heat loss during brewing. Most speciality coffee makers from other brands require that you remove the lid as the coffee brews, which leads to some loss of heat.
  • Easy To Use Control Panel: The LCD display makes option selection and customization very easy and quick.

What You Get From Your Breville Precision Brewer:

The Precision Brewer from Breville gives you a lot of versatility without losing quality. Using it, you can make drip coffee with customized settings, a Gold cup, cold brew, iced coffee or pour over. And you can trust your Precision Brewer to make your coffee with true precision, either in water temperature, bloom time or flow rate.

Breville Precision Brewer Comparisons:

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker:

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TitleBreville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee MakerBreville BGC650BSS Grind Control, Silver
FeaturePrecise digital temperature control delivers water at the ideal temperature
6 versatile brew settings for full pot auto-drip; single cup pour over; iced coffee; SCAA "Golden Cup" standard and more
Customize bloom time, brew temperature, and more with "My Brew" setting
Brushed stainless steel exterior, 12-Cup thermal Carafe, flat & cone-shaped brew baskets, coffee scoop
Manufacturer's 2-year limited product warranty
Adjust between 6 different grind settings for lighter or darker roast coffee beans
Pre-brew temperature control
Brew a single serving or full carafe
Programmable Auto-Start to brew coffee at your selected time
LCD display: Carafe/Single Serve, Water Level, Count Down Timer
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  • Breville’s Grind Control coffee maker is another great option by Breville. But it’s certainly not the same as the Precision Brewer:
  • It has a built-in coffee grinder. The coffee maker will grind the required amount of coffee for your selected volume of coffee.
  • You can brew a single cup, or other variety of volumes up to 12 cups of coffee.
  • Customizations include grind size, strength control, grind time, brew time.
  • Unlike the Precision Brewer, there’s no water temperature settings or flow rate settings.
  • The Breville Grind Control only makes drip coffee. There’s no option for over ice coffee, cold brew or pour over.
  • The Grind Control coffee maker is a great option for someone looking for a quality coffee maker with built-in conical burr grinder that can make both a full carafe as well as a single cup.

Click here to learn more about Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker.

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Technivorm Moccamaster:

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TitleBreville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee MakerMoccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe, Polished Silver
FeaturePrecise digital temperature control delivers water at the ideal temperature
6 versatile brew settings for full pot auto-drip; single cup pour over; iced coffee; SCAA "Golden Cup" standard and more
Customize bloom time, brew temperature, and more with "My Brew" setting
Brushed stainless steel exterior, 12-Cup thermal Carafe, flat & cone-shaped brew baskets, coffee scoop
Manufacturer's 2-year limited product warranty
Auto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe
Exclusive auto-adjusting dual-phase hot-plate element keeps holding temperature between 176 degree-185 degree, auto shut-off after 100 minutes
Brews full carafe in 6 minutes
Brews at consistent 196 degree-205 degree f with a pulse action that allows for the perfect coffee bloom during extraction process
Ecbc, SCAA, SCAE approved
5 year warranty
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Technivorm Moccamaster is considered to be an automatic pour-over coffee maker that is certified by SCA. The quality of the machine is superior, and to this day, it is still hand made in the Netherlands. There are many models of the Moccamaster and you can read our comparisons of it here.

In general though, the Moccamaster automatically makes coffee (up to 10 cups) that meets the Specialty Coffee Association standard. However, there’s no special customization you can apply to your brew. In fact, the only button the Moccamaster has is the switch on/off button.

Features of the Moccamaster include:

  • Brew temperature of 175F to 185F. Cannot be changed.
  • Brews up to 40 oz carafe in 6 minutes.
  • 9-hole water outlet ensures full coffee ground saturation.
  • Available with a glass carafe or thermal.
  • Available in many colors (depending on model).

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Bonavita:

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TitleBreville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee MakerBonavita BV1901TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel
FeaturePrecise digital temperature control delivers water at the ideal temperature
6 versatile brew settings for full pot auto-drip; single cup pour over; iced coffee; SCAA "Golden Cup" standard and more
Customize bloom time, brew temperature, and more with "My Brew" setting
Brushed stainless steel exterior, 12-Cup thermal Carafe, flat & cone-shaped brew baskets, coffee scoop
Manufacturer's 2-year limited product warranty
We've made a few design enhancements to our original BV1900TS brewer to improve its' performance for an even better cup of coffee with every brew. Updates include changes to the stainless steel-lined thermal carafe to keep coffee warmer and improve pourability, and a rail system attached to the underside of the brewer lid that holds the filter basket in place just below the showerhead.
One-touch brewing with auto shut off
Optional pre-infusion mode saturates freshly roasted ground coffee to optimize flavor
Showerhead specifically designed to facilitate even saturation of coffee grounds
Powerful 1500-watt heater with advanced heating control quickly brings water to ideal brewing temperature of 198° to 205°F (92°- 96°C)
Removable flat bottom filter basket and larger showerhead provide better saturation and uniform flavor extraction
Audible signal alerts user when the filter basket has finished draining and coffee is ready
1.3 L stainless steel-lined thermal carafe with refined easy-pour spout for improved pourability
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  • The Bonavita coffee maker is a lot similar to the Moccamaster. It’s a ‘one button operation’ kind of coffee maker. The machine is programmed to brew to SCA standards, but nothing can be reprogrammed.
  • It can brew up to 8 cups, or 5 cups on another model.
  • It has a showerhead type of water outlet for full coffee saturation.
  • Brewing temperature is 195F to 205F and cannot be changed or reprogrammed.
  • Optional Pre-infusion (Blooming) mode.
  • Bonavita is available with a thermal carafe, glass carafe or double-walled glass carafe.

Read our Bonavita comparisons here.

Which Coffee Maker Do You Buy?

If you’re looking for precision and versatility, the Breville Precision Brewer has everything you need. Using it, you’re truly in control of your cup. But for those days that you don’t feel like tweaking and just want a good cup, you’ll find pre-sets on the machine to be perfect for that. And the fact that it can brew coffee in different methods (drip, cold brew, over ice or pour over), gives you a lot of room experimenting and enjoying different styles of coffee using a single machine.

If you simply want a good cup of coffee without all the bells and whistles, you can pick between the Bonavita and Moccamaster as both operate the same way. However, the Moccamaster is built to higher standards and is still handmade in the Netherlands, which is something Technivorm prides itself with. The Bonavita is the more affordable option, but it is made in China.

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Grinder Recommendations To Pair with Your Breville Precision Brewer:

Need a grinder to pair with your Breville Precision Brewer? Here are a few of our favorite burr grinders:

Breville Smart Grinder Pro is a user-friendly burr grinder with lots of features. It’s great for grinding beans for any type of brewing methods, from espresso to french press. It has 6 precise grind settings, a timer with 0.2 second increments. The LCD display guides you through your settings for easy customization. And if you’re grinding for espresso, you can use the included portafilter holder for handsfree grinding.

Baratza Encore is the most popular entry-level burr grinder. It’s my grinder of choice, actually! It has 40 grind settings to select from. It does a great job grinding for drip coffee and french press, but does not provide the best results for espresso grind. So, if you need a grinder that will also grind for espresso, go for the Baratza Preciso (40 settings, with micro-adjustments) instead, or the Breville Smart Grinder Pro mentioned above, which have more grind settings that allow you to get precise grind for espresso.

 

Russell Hobbs is a well known brand coming from the UK that has been manufacturing home appliances since the 1950s. While it’s been a loved brand in UK and Europe, it’s been making a good impression in the US, too.

In this post, we want to look at their nicely designed glass series 8-cup coffee maker. It looks great, no doubt there, but do the features match the design? Read on to find out…

Features of Russell Hobbs Glass Series 8-Cup Coffee Maker:

  • Fast brew technology. 40% faster brewing than previous Russell Hobbs coffee maker model.
  • Advanced Showerhead brew technology: the showerhead is designed to fully saturate the coffee ground for a full bodied flavor and perfect extraction.
  • Fully programmable: Set a timer for auto start.
  • LCD Display for easy machine programmability, timer setting and time display.
  • Pause and Pour feature allows you to pause the brewing cycle before it is finished allowing you to pour a cup.
  • Glass carafe with 42 oz capacity.
  • Hot warming plate keeps coffee hot.
  • Premium stainless steel exterior.

Click here to learn more about Russell Hobbs Glass Series Coffee Maker, read the customer reviews and buy it.

What Is Showerhead Technology?

In older generation of coffee makers, the spout where the hot water comes down to saturate the coffee ground would be usually a really small spout. That usually resulted in coffee ground around the edges of the filter not getting wet at all, or not wet enough to extract fully. Showerhead technology was created to fix this issue. Now, the spout has more holes and sprays water evenly around the entire filter, leaving no coffee ground unsaturated. This type of water spraying evenly covers and wets all coffee ground, giving you full flavor extraction from your coffee ground.

Other coffee makers that have this feature include OXO On Barista Brain, Bonavita, Cuisinart Pure Precision Pour Over, KitchenAid Pour Over and Technivorm Moccamaster.

Russell Hobbs Glass Series vs. Russell Hobbs CM7000S, Which Is Best?

The CM7000S model is the previous one to the Glass Series we reviewed above. It has a similar design with beautiful and sleek stainless steel finish. However, it lacks some features:

  • No showerhead: CM7000S has a traditional spout for water. Which means you won’t be getting the same even extraction that you’d get from the Glass Series coffee maker.
  • Not programmable: The CM7000S has no programmability function, so you can’t set it to auto start.
  • The Glass Series coffee maker is 40% faster than the CM7000S.

Click here to learn more about Russell Hobbs CM7000S, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Which One Do You Buy?

Of course, we prefer the Russell Hobbs Glass Series to the CM7000S model for the advanced features. Especially that the price difference between them is not big (as of the time of writing this post, at least). So we definitely believe you should go for the newer model instead of the CM7000S.

 

If you’re looking design, form and function in a coffee maker, Wilfa Svart is something to consider. Centered around Nordic coffee tradition, where coffee is almost a religious ritual, the design of Svart is beautiful, simple and gives you an experience that you will truly enjoy.

Svart mimics the method of pour-over for brewing coffee. And unlike other automatic pour over coffee makers, Svart actually gives you the ability to control the flow rate of the coffee brew, so you can either have it drip right away, or have the coffee steep for a little bit before dripping.

Features of Wilfa Svart Precision Coffee Maker:

  • Automatic filter brewer with precise temperature and water control.
  • Precise heating system delivers water at 197º-205ºF temperature, which is the optimal temperature for coffee brewing.
  • Detachable water reservoir with marked measurements for water to coffee ground ratio.
  • Flow control: adjust the flow rate of coffee.
  • Includes a glass carafe.
  • Hot Warming plate to keep the coffee hot in carafe.
  • Brushed stainless steel finish.
  • LED display with kitchen timer and clock

Click here to learn more about Wilfa Svart Coffee Maker, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Wilfa Svart Precision vs. Technivorm Moccamaster, What’s The Difference?

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TitleMoccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe, Polished SilverWilfa Coffee Maker Automatic / Svart Presisjon Model WSP-1A - NEW
FeatureAuto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe
Exclusive auto-adjusting dual-phase hot-plate element keeps holding temperature between 176 degree-185 degree, auto shut-off after 100 minutes
Brews full carafe in 6 minutes
Brews at consistent 196 degree-205 degree f with a pulse action that allows for the perfect coffee bloom during extraction process
Ecbc, SCAA, SCAE approved
5 year warranty
MSRP: $399.99
Produces the most flavorful results in a short time
Automatic filter brewer is engineered for extremely precise temperature and water control
Precise heating system delivers water at optimal brew temperature through entire cycle (197º-205ºF); Detachable water tank with measurement markings for correct coffee/water ratio
Die-cast aluminum with brushed finish and 110V power plug
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One of the most popular automatic pour over coffee makers is the Technivorm Moccamaster, which is an artful machine that is handmade and individually tested in the Netherlands. You can read our full article on the Moccamaster here.

The Wilfa Svart and Moccamaster do have some features in common, starting with the brewing method. Both machines do coffee pour-over style, with their showerhead water action and optimal temperature of 196 to 205 F. But let’s look more into the differences between these two machines:

Design:

  • Both machines have rather beautiful designs. Svart has a unique design, where the pump and boiler all sit in the base of it. Moccamaster has an iconic retro design that many people like to have on display on their kitchen counters.
  • The Svart has some details that are rather interesting:
    • First, the water tank is detachable. Making it easier to simply pick up the tank and fill it up.
    • Second, the measurement on the water tank show the best coffee measurement to water ratio. This makes it easier for beginners to get the coffee to water ratio correctly.

The Carafe:

  • Svart has a glass carafe as well as a hot warming plate to keep the coffee hot.
  • Moccamaster is available with a glass carafe/warming plate or a thermal carafe model.
  • Both coffee makers have up to 10 cups capacity, about 40 oz to 42 oz.

Manufacturing:

  • Moccamaster is full handmade and tested in the Netherlands, which ensures every brewer is up to the highest standards possible. It is also available in different colors and finishes.
  • We’re not sure where Wilfa Svart is made as the information is not available on their website.

Flow Control:

  • One of the great features of the Wilfa Svart is the flow control and steeping feature, which allows you to control the rate of which the brew drips.
  • Moccamaster does not have a Flow Control option.

Which Is Best To Buy?

Although both coffee makers can brew an exceptional cup of coffee, we do prefer the Technivorm Moccamaster for these reasons:

  • It is more popular. Although this isn’t a popularity competition, but what we mean here is that since the Moccamaster is more popular, then any replacement parts you might need can be more accessible. Which is an important thing to keep in mind.
  • Glass/Thermal Option: with the Moccamaster, you can choose to either get a glass carafe or a thermal carafe model. Svart can only offer a glass carafe.
  • Moccamaster comes with an industry leading 5-year warranty.
  • Some Moccamaster models are available in many colors.
  • Handmade and individually tested in Netherlands. This adds to the quality standards of the coffee maker.

Click here to learn more about Technivorm Moccamaster, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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