ohhh, "coffee" brewers.
Is that America's Test Kitchen? I love that show.
Zounds! Balderdash! Jumping Jehoshaphat! harumph!
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I've found ATK a little hit-n-miss when it comes to coffee, but this sounds spot on. I would have liked a little more thorough explanation of the design differences between a Technivorm and the others, but ultimately, I think she came down about the right place in the end.
Problem is that this review is a couple years old and the choice of available brewers has changed. TV is good, but others like the Bonavita are just as good for brewing coffee.
I've tried a few but the best I've had so far is the, Technivorm. Not the cheapest but ...
All these brewers I mentioned isolate the tube bringing hot water to the shower head from the cold water in the tank. This keeps brewing temps high and eases the heating element's job so the brewing goes faster. Proper contact time and temp are the basic components to brewing good coffee.