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Wanted: retro melita coffee rig


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Wanted: retro melita coffee rig

BernalKC | Mar 3, 2009 11:38 AM

I loath my coffee maker. About 2-3 years ago my beloved coffee thermos fell from the counter and exploded, as they are want to do. When I went looking for a replacement, the brand I had was gone. And I did not find anything similar.

So I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and got a generic drip coffee machine -- the kind I had always avoided in the past. The brand doesn't matter. They're all the same, all flawed, cheaply made. Years later I'm brewing semi-OK coffee. Good beans, freshly ground yields decent coffee no matter what you brew it with. But it gets gunked up and is hard to clean without leaving flavor-killing soap residues behind. The carafe is not a real thermos jug so it doesn't keep the coffee warm for long. I hate it.

I miss my old 6-cup melita filter cone sitting atop a thermos carafe, dripping directly into the thermos. The cone and the carafe were designed as one unit, fitting securely and stably on top, with a screw in top to use after the drip was finished. Boil the water in the teapot, pour directly into the grounds (in one, even pour) and voila. Great coffee kept warm. So simple. Was so cheap.

Why can't I find it anymore? Who sells an integrated 8-cup filter cone plus thermos jug?

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