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BREVILLE-AROMA-STYLE-ELECTRONIC-BCM600 View product
BREVILLE AROMA STYLE ELECTRONIC BCM600
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HARIO COFFEE SYPHON TCA-5
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HARIO V60 DRIPPER VDC-02N
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KITCHENAID-5KCM0812AOB-SIPHON-COFFEE-BREWER View product
KITCHENAID 5KCM0812AOB SIPHON COFFEE BREWER
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SUNBEAM-AUTO-BREW-DRIP-FILTER-PC7900 View product
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Costs
Price ($) Expand to view more details.

Based on the price we paid or the typical price (July 2016)

$90
$70
$30
$185
$30
$279
$60
Type
Type Expand to view more details.

The type of coffee maker tested. This could be either an electric drip filter machine, pour over (manual drip filter) or vacuum (also known as siphon/syphon). For more on how all of these work, see our buying guide.

Vacuum/siphon
Electric drip filter
Pour over
Vacuum/siphon
Pour over
Vacuum/siphon
Electric drip filter
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is based on a professional taste test score (60%), ease of use (30%) and a lay panel taste test score (10%).

Taste test score - professional (%) Expand to view more details.

Our professional taste test score is conducted by an experienced master roaster who prepares the coffee machine to his own taste, and judges it according to the expected flavour profile.

Taste test score - lay panel (%) Expand to view more details.

We asked three CHOICE staff members (a lay panel) to rate the coffee they tested, which is prepared according to the instructions. Their scores form 10% of the taste test score. Alternative, non-espresso brews like the ones we tested may be an acquired taste for those used to the strong flavour of an espresso, and you may need to experiment with your technique until the desired result is achieved.

Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

Our expert Peter Horvath follows the preparation instructions provided with the machines. He also assesses how easy the machines are to clean and how quickly the coffee flows through the filter.

Time for coffee to go through the filter (min:s) Expand to view more details.

Our tester measures the time it takes for coffee to go through the coffee filter, based on the recommended settings. Actual times may vary depending on the amount of coffee, type and grind that you use.

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

A recommended non-espresso brew machine needs to score at least 70% overall to be recommended. 

Comments
Good points
Bad points
Coffee making process Expand to view more details.

A summary of the device's coffee-making process, based on the provided instructions. Your actual technique may vary depending on your preferences.

1. Fill lower bowl with water
2. Place jug on stove.
3. Place filter in top bowl. Secure to tube.
4. Add one scoop of coffee per cup.
5. Place upper bowl over lower bowl.
6. Let water rise into top bowl.
7. Remove coffee maker from stove, let coffee transfer to bottom bowl. Pour coffee.
1. Fill tank with water.
2. Ensure the filter is in place.
3. Spoon ground coffee into the filter.
4. Place carafe onto the hotplate and switch on.
5. After pouring coffee, remove and clean the filter. The hotplate keeps the coffee warm for 2 hours.
1. Set filter and rinse with boiling water.
2. Add coarsely ground coffee.
3. Fill with slightly cooled boiling water over the coffee.
4. Close lid and let is steep for 4 minutes.
5. Place dripper over a cup, which in turn lets the coffee flow into it. A self-closing system stops the coffee coming out if it's not placed over a cup.
1. Fill lamp with high quality alcohol.
2. Pour almost-boiling water into lower bowl.
3. Light alcohol.
4. Place filter in top bowl, secure to tube and add a scoop of coffee per cup.
5. Place upper bowl over the lower bowl, let the water rise to the upper bowl, and stir.
6. Remove the burner and let the coffee transfer to the bottom bowl. Pour coffee.
1. Fold paper filter along seams and place it inside the cone.
2. Add medium to fine ground coffee.
3. Pour some hot water over coffee starting from the middle, working towards the edge.
4. Wait 30 seconds and add more water. Don't put water on the filter.
5. Brew for 3 minutes.
1. Place filter in the top bowl.
2. Add one scoop of coffee per cup.
3. Fill kettle with water and place jug on base.
4. Place upper bowl over bottom bowl, and lock into place.
5. Let water rise into top bowl.
6. Let coffee transfer to bottom bowl. Pour coffee.
1. Fill tank with water.
2. Ensure the filter is in place.
3. Spoon ground coffee into the filter.
4. Place carafe onto the hotplate and switch on.
5. After pouring coffee, remove and clean the filter. The hotplate keeps the coffee warm for 2 hours.
Specifications
Capacity (cups)
8
12
1
5
1
8
12
Type of heater Expand to view more details.

The recommended way of heating the water.

Stove
Element
Kettle
Alcohol lamp
Kettle
Element
Element
Recommended coffee quantity per cup (g) Expand to view more details.

Recommended amount of coffee per cup; actual figures will very depending on preferences.

10
1 heaped teaspoon per cup (minimum quantity 4 cups).
20
10
10 to 12
10
12
Items supplied
Warranty (yrs)
Not supplied
1
Not supplied
Not supplied
Not supplied
2
1
Origin Expand to view more details.

This is what is stated on the packaging.

Portugal
China
Taiwan
Japan
Japan
China
China
Contact Expand to view more details.

Some machines do not have a local website, but they are widely imported and sold at independent coffee machine specialists.

bodum.com
breville.com.au
Available from various specialist retailers
hario.com
hario.com
kitchenaid.com.au
sunbeam.com.au
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