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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Based on the price we paid or the typical price (July 2016)
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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.
Ease of use score
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.
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Taste test score - lay panel
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.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Taste test score - professional
- Taste test score - lay panel
- Ease of use score
- Time for coffee to go through the filter (min:s)
- Items supplied
- Good points
- Bad points
- Capacity (cups)
- Type of heater
- Recommended coffee quantity per cup (g)
- Warranty (yrs)
- Coffee making process