"The Brew" by Balmuda, interesting new very high end brewer - Page 2

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
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#11: Post by sluflyer06 »

FieryShrimp wrote:It's very on brand for Balmuda I think, I mean they also have the $400 toaster. They're a company that makes products anyone can use to get exceptional results. I really want to try brewing in a v60 and doing a bypass pour to see if it has any benefits.
The steam toaster is $300, 400 would be something for sure.

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#12: Post by pGolay »

I have a harder time making good toast than good coffee, I'm having a look.
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#13: Post by Milligan »

Not sure what it says about society when we have an overwrought $700 coffee maker so one doesn't have to learn how to use $75 dripper + kettle. Before someone argues with me, I'm being cheeky :D

I do feel like we are approaching quality espresso machines with some of these automated pour-over machines. Looking forward to the AIO automatic pour-over, toast, and griddle so a full breakfast can be made without doing anything.

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#14: Post by rmongiovi »

Some people are impressed with appearance. Some people are impressed with performance. And some people are impressed by price. You just have to know your audience.
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#15: Post by JamesB517 »

EvanOz85 wrote:Looks like junk. I want complete control over every phase if I'm paying that kind of price.
Fully agree. For big batches I have a Breville Precision Brewer and this does not seem worth 400 more in features.
Life is like a shot of espresso. You never know what you're gonna get.

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#16: Post by rmongiovi »

In order for this brewer to be worth the money there would have to exist a brewing algorithm which extracted the best cup of coffee regardless of variables like grind size, coffee development, etc. since it has no settings to enter those variables and I don't see any evidence it has sensors which could measure those things in a reliable and usable fashion. I tend to not believe that such a generic, one size fits all, algorithm exists.

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#17: Post by Milligan »

rmongiovi wrote:Some people are impressed with appearance. Some people are impressed with performance. And some people are impressed by price. You just have to know your audience.
From this thread, looks like they struck out.

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#18: Post by rmongiovi »

I would expect most folks who are forum members to fall into the "performance" category so this thread isn't the average audience. There are plenty of people who will be happy just to brag about how much they spent on this.