January 19, 2012
This is really an entirely new Bistro coffee maker from Bodum. Unlike the french press bistro, the water gets distributed evenly over the ground coffee through an easy to clean shower head made of plastic and silicone at an ideal temperature of well over 90ºC. The filter – titanium-plated stainless steel and finely meshed – keeps the coffee pure in taste and best of all no paper filter needed. No heating is needed because the piping hot coffee goes right into the stainless steel carafe.
- The thermos comes with a spout that keeps the heat where it belongs
- Easy press of a finger it opens only for pouring.
- Only turns on with the jug in place
- Handles of the jug and the filter are made from heatresistant silicone.
January 17, 2012
The only single-up machine that makes great coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and espresso, the compact footprint - fits easily anywhere. The CBTL Contata is made in Italy - the birthplace of espresso, and you can match it with their exclusive milk foamer for wonderful latte's and capiccinos. We've been enjoying this machine over the Summer and can safely say the french roast coffee is amazing.
At CBTL Contata Single Cup Coffee and Espresso Brewer
January 3, 2012
The Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Coffee Maker is designed to make coffee preparation simple so you can wake up and smell the coffee.
It features a slew of coffee friendly features including:
- Coffee Strength Selector
- Water Filtration System
- Powerplus Brewing System evenly distributes hot water over ground coffee beans so that the flavor has time to build and develop
- Pro-Select LCD Display sits at the center of the Coffee Maker.
- 24-Hour Programmable Start Option
- 12-Cup Capacity holds big or small carafes of coffee
- Side-View Water Level Indicator shows you when empty or full, so no more messes or spills
- Reusable Gold-Tone Filter Basket makes coffee taste better and is easier to clean
- Stylish Stainless Steel Exterior and Carafe Handle creates a design you will be proud to display
At Frigidaire Professional 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker
November 16, 2011
We've not seen the wonder that is the Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Cafe Latte Machine for $99, but we surely are seeing it's wonder now. The Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Cafe Latte Machine makes lattes and hot chocolate drinks with 20 recipes included. It has a 24-ounce capacity to serve more than one drink at a time, and you can save money by making lattes at home instead of leading coffeehouse chains.
November 4, 2011
It's been a week of coffee makers here at Kitchen Contraptions and why not finish it out with one of the best. The coffee maker comes assembled and requires only that the brewhead wand, filter basket and covers be installed. The filter basket, basket cover and water chamber cover are black plastic. The brewhead wand is stainless steel. There are nine holes in the brewhead which distribute water effectively onto the coffee The TV also has two heating coils rather than one to help maintain a high enough water temperature to make an amazing cup of coffee.
At Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer With Thermo Carafe
November 3, 2011
The Fretta V60 Ice Coffee Maker is a unique design which combines a 02 size dripper cone similar to the Hario VD-02T with a 600ml glass carafe. The curved ridges on the inside of the cone aid in the control of water flow as it interacts with coffee grounds.
The plastic diffuser allows for quicker cooling and a more balanced flow of coffee over the ice, resulting in less melting. We're not sure why when it's Fall and the temperatures are dropping we've become obsessed with iced coffee makers, but then again maybe we feel we're already prepping for next summer's purchases in the coffee maker arena.
November 2, 2011
The Bodum Bean Ice French Press includes a bonus lid-use to store coffee in the refrigerator while locking out smells, and this french press allows you to create flavorful iced coffee overnight in your refrigerator. The control-pour spout locks in aromas while preventing spillage, and all parts are dishwasher safe. Made from borosilicate glass, BPA-free plastic, silicone and stainless steel you ensures you're not worrying your coffee is full of bad stuff.
October 7, 2011
For $2799 bucks this one touch coffee machine has a Rotary Selection to choose the specialty coffee you want. You simply press the button, sit back and savor the taste. We like a machine that's truly automatic when it comes to specialty coffee drinks, and given our experience with Juras in the past - we bet this one does it right.
- One-touch automatic coffee machine prepares the full range from latte macchiato to ristretto at the touch of a button and without you having to move the cup
- Simply turn the Rotary Switch and a list of specialty coffees appears on the modern TFT display
- The height of the cappuccino spout for latte macchiato and cappuccino and coffee spout can be adjusted on a continuous scale
- The front of this automatic machine is finished with a high-quality double coat of metallic-look brilliant silver lacquer.
At Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT Coffee Machine
July 26, 2011
This six-cup espresso coffee maker comes in 18/10 stainless steel with cast iron handle, and is called the 9090. The 9090 is Alessi's first object for the kitchen after the 1930s, and for us a sign of the incredible design Alessi brings to the kitchen and your table. Making espresso coffee is easy - fill the top with ground coffee, and fill the boiler area with water. You can also make 3 cups by putting in an insert that reduces the amount of water needed. Set it on the stove - and bam - amazing coffee.
May 20, 2011
We love our Nespresso, and we really love our Nespresso Citiz as the design is sleek and the colors are amazing. Each CITIZ is designed to be a reference to a particular city like the above feels very taxi cab and New York like. If you don't like Citiz them you can get the design in chrome, black, and other colors. The Nespresso Citiz uses a coffee capsule system from Nespresso which features a variety of coffees and espressos. There is an energy saving mode on this model, and you can even get a companion milk frother.
At Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker
May 17, 2011
This 650-watt drip coffeemaker brews up to 5 cups of coffee, and has a really nice looking brushed satin steel like finish. This is a filter cone brewer, and the filter cone sits inside the decanter making it more compact and easier to use than other coffee makers where you'll find the filter cone on top making the brewer at least 3 inches taller. There is also a concealed water reservoir, and the coffee maker features a keep warm function along with a replaceable water filter. If you haven't used a coffee maker with a water filter then you are not having fresh coffee. Water makes a huge difference and this along puts this coffee maker over the top for a great buy.
At Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker
April 4, 2011
Making a great cup of coffee or shot of espresso doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker is a unique coffee/espresso maker that uses total immersion and gentle pressure to produce coffee with extraordinarily rich flavor. We've had one of these in the Kitchen Contraptions test kitchen since launch, and we can safely say you can make whatever style of coffee you want - rich, dark, medium, light, or a shot of espresso with this. Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers that we've tested, and the micro-filtered coffee is so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrate. Get one - you won't regret the $20 spent on this if you love coffee.
At Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
March 29, 2011
We like a coffee grinder that's small enough to stay put on the counter for easy access, but also looks really good.
Available in black, orange, red, green and white, the its cord can be stored inside the grinder at the bottom, and a transparent lid allows the fineness grade of coffee grind to be observed. This powerful and handy grinder can grind enough coffee for an 8 cup French press.
Via Gizmodiva at Amazon.com: Bodum Bistro Electric Blade Grinder, Black: Kitchen & Dining
March 17, 2011
This compact countertop espresso maker for home or workspace features cordless operation with a detachable base and transparent container. It also features automatic shut-off, keep warm function, and cool-touch handles. We've been big fans of the Moka pot for our stove, and think having one with an integrated base that isn't uber hot when serving is just what the coffee doctor ordered.
At Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker