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Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer

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The Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer has redefined how drip coffee is brewed – in a word – precisely! Behmor brings its expertise in coffee roasting to create the perfect cup of drip coffee. For the first time in a non-commercial machine, home drip brewers can pre-soak their grounds just like their espresso loving compatriots.
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The Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer has redefined how drip coffee is brewed – in a word – precisely! Behmor brings its expertise in coffee roasting to create the perfect cup of drip coffee. For the first time in a non-commercial machine, home drip brewers can pre-soak their grounds just like their espresso loving compatriots. This allows for optimal flavor extraction. To start, program in your elevation, desired brew temperature, and pre-soak time. The Brazen Coffee Brewer gives you more control than ever before in a drip brewer.

Features and Functionality of the Brazen Coffee Brewer

  • Variable Temperature Control: Set your preferred brew temperature between 190-210°F
  • Altitude Correction: Automatically compensates for elevation changes and how that impacts boiling point
  • Power Controlled Temperature Glide: Program settings ensure precise water temperatures are reached and not exceeded
  • Stainless Steel Reservoir/Boiler: In this unique design, the reservoir and boiler are one, maintaining a more consistent brew temperature
  • Insulated Stainless Steel Carafe: No hot plate to burn your coffee, insulated carafe keeps it warm and tasty
  • Auto-Timer: Program auto-on time to start coffee flowing at any time of day
  • Full Saturation Water Dispersion Sprayhead: Even water distribution over your coffee grounds maximizes the flavor of your cup
  • Pre-soak Function: Pre-soak your grounds anywhere from 15 seconds to 4 minutes with approximately 5 ounces of water
  • Extra-capacity Grounds Basket: Gives your grounds room to bloom without overflowing
  • Manual Release: Set an exact water temperature, remove the carafe, and use your Brazen as a kettle for your favorite pour-over or to brew tea

Pros
  • Master of Java: There are options to control every variable of your drip brewing experience. You want it, you got it!
  • So Easy! Super easy to set up out of the box and program. Even a non-techie person can do it!
  • Proof Positive: In our crew testing and tasting we found this drip brewer to be on par with the best coffee makers around.
  • Lightweight: No need to have bulging biceps, this machine is easy to position and reposition on the counter.
Cons
  • Tall Boy: Coming in just under 16 inches in height, this coffee maker may not fit under your kitchen cabinets when placed on your counter.
  • "Pour" Favor: Like many thermal carafes this one is more clunky to pour from than a glass carafe, a trade-off for keeping your coffee warmer.
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Overall Value for the Money 4
How Does it Compare?

The Brazen Coffee Brewer offers unparalleled brew settings for a home drip coffee maker and it's BPA free.

Tips and Tricks

The brewing process can be a little drippy. Keep a paper towel or soft non-abrasive cloth to wipe the brushed stainless steel base down afterwards.

Manufacturer Behmor
Model Number Brazen Brew
Width 9 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 15.75 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 8.0000
Volts 120 volts
Material Metal and Plastic
Reservoir Size 40 ounces
Built-In Grinder No
Auto On Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes
Max/Min Ounces per Pot Max: 40 ounces
Mid-Brew Interrupt Yes
Programmability Yes
Available Carafe Styles Stainless Steel
Aroma Yes
NSF Certified No

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Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer
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MarkG asked: Hi, we just purchased this maker last week, and I have to say that we have never been happier with our coffee...it really does produce an exceptional cup in our opinion. My one question/concern: no matter who (of the three of us who drink coffee each day) pours, no matter if the carafe is full, half full, or near the end, no matter if you try to pour fast or slow, the coffee does not pour cleanly out of the carafe. There is always leaking around the pour lip, and a not insignificant amount goes down the side of the carafe (and spills over the counter). It happens everytime, such that we now only pour coffee over the sink, with a wet cloth on had to wipe the coffee off the side of the carafe. I am wondering if we somehow got a defective lid to the carafe, because I can't understand how such a well made maker would then fall down on such a simple thing. but when looking at the lid, testing seals, etc, it does seem to me to be at least partly a design flaw. However, if no one else is experiencing this, that would suggest otherwise. Does anyone have an experience similar to ours? Mar 5, 2013
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Artelia R: Hi Mark,
I too absolutely love the coffee maker, but have not had the experience you're having. It does however, have that little leak and dribble down the side after pouring that many spouts have. Initially, my thinking was that a coffee pot at this price level should be perfect. LOL I backed a Kickstarter project that was a pour over brewing system. They guy who created it was a perfectionist and the whole process was delayed because he was trying to make it 100% dribble free. He never did achieve that. He redesigned the spout so that there is just a little trickle down below the spout after pouring as with the Brazen. So I'm thinking that it is difficult to eliminate it totally. However, it's obviously not impossible as I did a test on some other pouring devices I have that have spouts, and none of them dribbled at all - not even after pouring. The spouts were bigger and had more depth to them (I say that as I lack the technical knowledge to describe what I mean) but as you know, the Brazen spout is really small. so I'm guessing that might have something to do with it. You probably didn't need to hear all of this <:). But I hope it helps you. If yours is leaking so bad that you have to pour over the sink, it might just be a bad lid. But I do think the design plays a part in it. When I was researching this brewer before purchasing it, I read the blog of someone who was reviewing it and he said he contacted the owner about the brew method and the guy answered him right away. But then, he was reviewing the product. Still, I would contact them for a replacement. for sure.
Mar 5, 2013
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Dana B: Ours leaks a little bit too, but generally not more than a half teaspoon or so. I do think it's a design flaw for the most part, but also have noticed that sometimes the lid is not firmly pushed to the close position. If it is not all the way twisted (clockwise, I think?) closed, it leaks more. If yours is leaking a lot more than half a teaspoon, then possibly it's defective and would improve with a replacement. I would be thrilled if they redid the carafe from the pouring standpoint and offered them for sale individually. That's one of the few flaws in the machine, which we otherwise adore. Mar 5, 2013
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James B: I bought this coffee maker in November and while it does occasionally pour in such a manner that the coffee stream is not smooth and can splash over the edge of the cup, it does not leak around the lid. I think your description that it does not pour cleanly may be accurate. I have found by pouring more slowly I eliminate the tendency to splash. I have not had anything like like your experience with coffee pouring over the counter occur. I believe I would contact the manufacturer to see if they would replace the carafe and lid as it seems like it could be defective. Mar 6, 2013
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jutta v: I would not say it is a design flaw, but would say it is a change in how we pour our cup. We were instructed by Behmor's customer service to try a different pouring method, and since following this simple new instruction, we now have very little, if any, dribbling coffee. This carafe seams to work best when the lip, or spout is centered over the cup, and coffee is allowed to pour. Eliminating the coffee dripping on the edge of the cup, and on the side of the carafe.
We now do not have any spilled coffee.
Hope this helps.
Jutta
Mar 6, 2013
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Kelly W: Hi Mark G,
I agree that this coffee maker makes a good cup of coffee but the dripping thing drive me crazy. If I pour over the sink, I have to rinse with water...wasting the water. If I pour over the counter, I waster paper towels!! i have discovered that if I turn the carafe up completely, then press the open tab, I do not have as much dripping. I think it is a problem the company needs to work on but I'm living with it for now. I would have to think hard about buying another one because of the dripping.
Mar 10, 2013
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Larry D: Mark
I have the Behmor Brewer also and have owned the unit now just under 1 year. I have never had the lid on my carafe leak and would encourage you to contact the seller ASAP. The carafe does poor a bit slow but there is no leakage at all. I am confident your problem does not have an easy fix as we all clean our carafe daily. I might mention that I let my lid air dry for several hours before screwing it back in place in preparation for tomorrows batch of coffee.
Larry
Mar 5, 2013
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Karen N: Hi Mark, I have owned this machine since late last year and also have found the coffee to be of excellent quality. There is some difference in the flow from the carafe as the level of coffee goes down but I have not experienced what you are describing. All in all I find this machine well designed and quite capable of meeting my everyday needs. Hope this helps -- maybe it is a defect? Mar 5, 2013
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Michael M: Yes, we are also elated new owners (phenomenal home brew) with the same small frustration. I find it very surprising that a product with its sophistication comes with a carafe that cannot be poured without significant dripping and mess. This is clearly an engineering flaw. I hope they correct the problem and issue new carafes and provide them free of charge to current owners. Mar 5, 2013
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Teri KStaff: In speaking with Brazen, they are aware of very minor issues with the carafe and are making adjustments. Their suggestion is to pour slowly, as this solves the issue in most cases. If you ever notice leaking elsewhere in the carafe, contact them directly at support@behmor.com, and they can assist you. Mar 20, 2013
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Roger K: We too loved the coffee, but it was a mess ever morning with dripping coffee and or water. When guest would come over, more than once the basket of grounds ended up on the floor when removing the carafe. In the end we returned the coffee maker because we got tired of cleaning up the mess every time we used it. Mar 5, 2013
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Reuben F: I am experience ing the same issue. No doubt a design flaw. We try to mitigate by doing the following. Depress the pour lever firmly and don't tip it too far forward. Depending on how much coffee is left in the carafe, the results vary from a small spill to a larger one. I keep a damp cloth standing by. Mar 5, 2013
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Jill v: Hi- we have the same issue. My solution is to hold the pot at a very high angle when I pour and put the second cup right beside the first one to catch the drips. Not the best solution but still a great cup of coffee! Mar 6, 2013
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Richard W: I have the same problem but if you remove the lid to the carafe the coffee is easier to pour without spilling. I suspect that Behmor will upgrade the design on this carafe at some point. Mar 5, 2013
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Alexandra M: Mark, I have had this problem too, although not as significant as yours. Mine are 3-4 drips per cup. Agree on the exceptional cup the Behmor Brazen brews. Mar 5, 2013
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Steve G: I purchased my Brazen last month and do not have this problem. The stream from my carafe travels cleanly into the cup. Mar 5, 2013
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Virgil K: See reviews for pour directional independence

Let me know if there is a fix
Mar 5, 2013
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Donald S: You must have a defective top. Mine never leaks. Mar 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: We have owned this coffee maker for ~ two months and suddenly the reservoir isnt't draining all of the water. I have just used a descaler but it hasn't helped. Any advice? I love the coffee, so I hope this is easily resolved (besides just mopping up the water with a sponge). Thanks! Mar 23, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Have you tried contacting support@behmor.com? They will have further questions for you, but have generally found that this issue is due to a mineral build up, preventing a good flow of water. You may want to descale again, especially if you know you have harder water. Mar 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is the stainless carafe glass-lined? Thank you. Mar 1, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately the carafe on the Behmor Brazen is not glass-lined. Mar 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: Where is this machine made? Dec 2, 2012
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Teri KStaff: The Behmor Brazen Brewer is made in China. Dec 6, 2012
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Bikelink asked: 1) is this essentially the best drip coffee brewer I can get (best coffee? I don't need filter or built in grinder functions).

2) how long to brew (not including soak time)..one reviewer said this was a problem..other machines do 8-9 minutes.

3) There HAS to be a programmable time function but I didn't hear or see one...is there one?
Jan 21, 2013
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Charles H: I have been using the Brazen for about 3 months now. I have found it to be the best coffee maker I have ever owned- bar none! It is fully programmable including altitude settings which I dont need. I have the temperature set at the maximum of 210 degrees and a presoak of 1.30 mins. The total brewing time runs about 15 mins. I have the Brazen timed to come on in the morning so that allowing for the brewing time it is ready for me when I need it.

One of the reasons it takes a little longer is one of its best features and isn't highlighted very much- the hot water is released in gradual amounts so the coffee grounds release more flavor and the basket can NEVER overflow unlike the Cuisinart I used to use.

I have found it useful to use a small kitchen hand towel to cover the lid during brewing as the steam tends to leak out a bit but its not a problem- I just like to be sure that no water gets on the led screen.

I love the Brazen and I have tried so many other coffee makers that it is a relief to finally have one that works perfectly. I use 10 cup Bunn filters instead of the basket filter that comes with the Brazen just because I find it easier to dispose of the grounds this way. The level of the wet grounds in the basket has never varied each and every time telling me the pulsing of the hot water is the same time after time and not even close to overflowing or causing a mess.

Hope this helps!
Charles
Jan 23, 2013
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David K: 1) The nice thing about the Behmor Brazen coffee brewer (BB) is you have lots of flexibility in programming the machine to your liking. I've had some very nice coffee brewers from Starbucks and and Cuisinart but I prefer the BB because of it's flexibility and features. I couldn't say whether BB is the best drip coffee brewer you can get because I've not tried them all. I am very happy with my choice.

2) I think takes a little longer to brew than most drip coffee makers. I fill the reservoir to 8 cups and have the brew temp set to 200 deg. I have the soak time set to 90 seconds. It takes about 14 minutes for the brew cycle.

3) Yes, while I prefer to grind the beans immediately prior to brewing I routinely grind a batch just before bed and set the BB to start at 4:45 am. This is a compromise I've worked out with my wife so I can have a good cup of coffee when I wake up without waking up everyone with the grinder.

Good Luck!
Jan 28, 2013
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Al R: 1. It is really easy to customize your brew. Temperature adjustment, pre-soak adjustment and manual release of the water allow you to decide how the coffee brew happens. That combined with how evenly it pours the water over the coffee, how it does it in bursts simulating a manual poor-over process and the thermos style carafe means your coffee is going to be awesome from start to finish. This is the only high end coffee maker I've used, but I love it.

2. I'd say 10 minutes or so, maybe. It never feels too long, and honestly making a great cup of coffee takes longer. You can have excellent coffee or you can have fast coffee, but I don't think you get both.

3. Programmable meaning set the start time and it goes automatically? It is in there, for sure. I don't use it, but at least one review I read said it works.
Jan 23, 2013
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Reuben F: 1. Frankly the coffee tastes as good as my previous method of carefully pouring 208 degree water from my thermo pot into a paper filter with fresh ground coffee in staged pours etc. over an insulated carafe. The Brazen however does all of this for me at the push of a button and more, since I use the auto programmable function. It's a big improvement in convenience but no difference in quality.
2. 10 - 12 minutes and most mornings I use the auto function, so it's not an issue (I can't taste the difference between fresh ground in the morning and fresh ground the night before...)
3. As above, I use the programmable time function often. You figure out the button sequence and it.
Let me know if you want more discussion / opinion on it.
Jan 27, 2013
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Dana B: (1) Best one I could find in terms of temperature control, presoak ability, evenness of drip over grinds -- all combine to make a perfect drip cup.

(2) I think brew time (heating water to perfect temperature --> full pot) is about 9 minutes. Doesn't seem overly long to me.

(3) Yes, you can program it to start brewing at any time. This was one of the main reasons I chose this over the Technivorm and other brewers that have adequate brew temperatures. While I understand that the quality of the coffee deteriorates the longer it is left out, that is trumped by my busy lifestyle and the need for coffee the instant I roll out of bed. There are a couple of videos on line detailing how the Brazen works; worth checking out.
Jan 22, 2013
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John S: 1. I can not answer this for you...but since you can vary the water temp. and the soak time and the grind it allows for great lattitude in the taste.

2. I have my brew temp. set for 199 deg. and it takes 6 minutes from cold to reach this temp. After soak is completed it takes 5 minutes to finish the brewing...the times are give or take several seconds.

3. If by this you mean can you program a time to start brewing automatically the answer is yes...all functions are programmable... brew temp., soak time, altitude, time of day, and automatic start time.
Jan 23, 2013
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Karen N: My French Press is now assigned to my travel gear. I believe this is an excellent machine. Machines with built in grinders have their own problems so I agree with you regarding the lack of need for one. The brew time, although I have never timed it is short, perhaps 10 minutes or less. Actually that is part of the beauty of the machine because it manages to maintain the brew temperature over the course of the process. There is a programmable function and the coffee is not dramatically affected by the overnight exposure. I have found this machine to be all it is advertised to be. One caution, always use filtered water without heavy minerals as they may interfere with the brew process. Jan 23, 2013
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Andrew W: Is it the best? It makes great coffee for me, but YMMV. It does seem to take a few minutes longer than some other drip brewers (I've never timed a comparison), because it is so exacting about getting the water to exactly the temperature you have set, and releasing the hot water into the grounds in small, measured increments. There is indeed a programmable timer function, which I use every weekday morning. I set the machine to start brewing about 15 minutes before I come downstairs, and presto! delicious hot coffee awaits me. And I love the combination of robust engineering, practical interface design, and stylish overall design. Jan 26, 2013
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Jill v: 1. We've gone through many types of coffee makers- chemex, french press, etc. We did a lot of research on drip coffee makers that brewed at the correct high temperature. This one met our requirements- especially considering that we could adjust the temperature based on altitude. It brews great coffee.
2. I have it set up on the timer, so all I know for sure is that it is ready when I get up! I have a longer pre-soak so it takes between 10 and 15 minutes, I think.
3. Yes, there are a multitude of functions so you can really customize your coffee. A timer is one of those functions.
Jan 22, 2013
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Colin W: 1. I’m not qualified to judge whether the Behmor is the “best” drip machine. I have not tried any comparable high end machines. The Behmor is extremely well made, and the parts are simple without a lot of breakable plastic pieces. The Behmor can brew at sufficient temperatures to insure a great cup of coffee. I found that I needed to use a more coarse grind than I used with my 15 year old Krups machine.
2. About 10 minutes for 6 cups.
3. There is an automatic timer to start the brewing cycle.

Hopefully this helps.
Jan 22, 2013
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Steven P: 1. It's OK. Carafe doesn't keep the coffee hot enough once the coffee is brewed.
2. Brew time (not including pre soak) is around 10 minutes. It takes time to heat up the water to specified temperature. Once the water begins to flow into the coffee grounds the brew feature cycles on/off . It takes about 5 minutes for all of the coffee to drip into the carafe.
3. The machine is fully programmable.
Jan 24, 2013
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Richard W: 1. I have used a number of different ways of making coffee and this is the best.
2. I am not sure of the exact time but I would guess it is about 3 minutes after the soak.
3. Yes, mine is set at 3 minutes but you can use the up/down buttons to change that.

Due to the soak time I was able to cut back on the amount of coffee I use. All times can be programed.
Jan 22, 2013
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Donald S: 1) This is the finest automatic coffee brewer I know of. Primarily because of the programmable brew temperature and pre-soak time.

2) Using a 30 second pre-soak, the entire brewing time is about 5 minutes.

3) You can set the clock and the desired time to start brewing, I do not believe that the length of the brewing cycle is programmable.
Jan 23, 2013
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Steve G: 2) I set my Brazen to a 4 minute soak time and my brew took 13 minutes this morning. This isn't a problem for me because I auto brew

3) Yes. google "behmor brazen manual" (I was not allowed to post the link)
Jan 25, 2013
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Ramona M: 1) I feel it makes very good coffee
2) Brew time approx. 8 minutes
3) Yes you can program start time
Feb 7, 2013
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A shopper asked: How does it compare, side by side, same beans, same grind, with the juice coming off of a Technivorm? Oct 12, 2012
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James B: Although I cannot answer your question directly since I do not own a Technivorm, I can comment on how it compares to my previous brewer, a KitchenAid Pro Series, as well as commenting upon a few observations.

I find this brewer makes a very smooth brew and I like the concept of setting your brew temperature. I wasn't prepared for the smaller capacity of this brewpot. I'm used to a 12 cup capacity and while most insulated pots are only 10 cup, this is just 8. It doesn't quite deliver enough coffee for my wife and I to enjoy two generous cups each.

There is something else which was a bit odd. The brewer functioned just fine for a few days then began leaving nearly half the water in the tank when finishing it's brew cycle. I noticed quite a bit of scale buildup around the heating element area in the tank after the initial calibration cycle. We have rather hard water in Louisville so I thought I would try bottled spring water. This did not work well as the mineral buildup was worse with noticeable mineral film in the small amount of water left after brewing.

When the brewing problems appeared I thought it might be a mineral buildup in the valving so I used Durgol which dissolved the mineral buildup in the tank while also making the polished finish on the stainless tank somewhat dull. Not a problem per say but also not very attractive. It did solve the problem of short brewing so the issue of mineral buildup was the problem.

Since this happened after only the first three or four uses of this new brewer, I'm hoping it is not indicative of ongoing issues with clogged plumbing on this brewer. The outlet valve opening appears to be quite small and other than a cleaner like Durgol, there is no good way of cleaning a mineral deposit.

All in all it is an attractive brewer and seems quite well made. It's lighter than it looks so it is easy to move on the counter. The coffee is quite good so overall I'm happy. It would be great with a larger capacity carafe.
Dec 12, 2012
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Charles H: Unfortunately I am unable to compare the two as I have never tried the Technivorm. However, I can tell you that I have never owned a better coffee maker than the Brazen and over many years I have owned most of the well-branded ones. The controls, including setting the temperature, the presoak time and probably the most important feature, the pulsing on and off of water dispersion makes the coffee incredibly rich and full!
I am just hoping it will stand the test of time as I received it only a short time ago- but for now I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed in the Brazen!!
And thanks for shipping it too me so quickly and well packaged!
Best regards
Oct 14, 2012
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Larry D: I do not have direct experience with the Technivorm but have now used the Behmor for several days and would definitely describe it has producing a significantly more robust flavor than any other brands I have used. I can also tell you that on other forums, I have read from others that have directly compared the Technivorm to the Behmor and find the Brazen Behmor to be superior. Nov 7, 2012
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David M: Very similar. Only had one pot on the same beans before we ran out. Addition of convenience auto start, drip thru thermos lid, equal brew temp, and $100 cheaper made this an easy replacement of our second Technivorm. This Technivorm just stopped working and could not be revived with descaling after just over 3 years. I do not regret the purchase one bit. Nov 19, 2012
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russell k: Love the coffee. I can't compare with it with the Technivorm, but can say the pre soak makes it a little better than the Bonavita Dec 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is the water at any time exposed to plastic, or is it just exposed to stainless steel or glass during the brewing process? Jan 30, 2014
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Teri KStaff: In this Behmor, your brewed coffee does travel through a plastic lid and a plastic brew basket. Unfortunately the only brewing methods that we offer with no plastic would be something like the Chemex or an all metal french press like those made by Frieling.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/chemex-glass-handle-coffee-maker-2-6-cup

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/frieling-insulated-coffee-maker-french-press-brushed-stainless-steel
Feb 1, 2014
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KimCze asked: Is the water reservoir plastic lined? Is there plastic in the basket holding the grounds? and finally is their plastic in the carafe that holds the hot coffee? Jan 1, 2014
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Teri KStaff: No, there is not plastic in the water reservoir of the Behmor Brazen Brewer, but there is a plastic brew basket and a plastic pour spout on the carafe of this unit. Jan 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this product have a removable water reservoir? Jul 19, 2013
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately the water reservoir is not removable on this Behmor Brazen. Jul 19, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer

What it Covers:

Behmor roasters, Behmor Brazen Brewer coffee maker

Length: 1 Year on roasters, 2 years on Brazen Brewer
Who Supports the Warranty: Behmor
Warranty Contact Information: Behmor online support
Notes: Please note that to receive warranty support, you must register your equipment with Behmor.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? No

User Manuals for the Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer

Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer User Manual


Videos Featuring the Behmor Brazen Coffee Brewer

Brazen Brewer vs Technivorm

Bonavita vs YouBrew vs Brazen vs Technivorm Taste Test

Drip Coffee Preparations in the Brazen Brewer

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Don't waste your money on this coffeemaker. It has so many problems it isn't worth the time to type them all. We've had the coffeemaker replaced 3 times under warranty already. The next step will be to use it for target practice.

(Posted on 7/12/14)

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After 3 units I'm done with this machine. The first died within 6 months - I was told because my filtered tap water is too hard- even though it falls in the middle of the national average. One of the correspondents made a snide remark along the effect of "why would you roast your own coffee and worry about water temp if you don't use pure water?" I like my tap water, buy hey: I'll play ball. I buy a water distiller and TDH meter. Water is now 0 dissolved solids. $300 later (for distiller) 2nd machine fails in less then a year. Obviously not another water issue so Behmor graciously sends me another unit. Only problem is this 3rd unit is so dirty I don't want to drink from it. The inside is scratched all up, there are water and dirt stains all over the inside, the silver paint is scratched to the black plastic on one of the buttons, and in the valve is some unidentified moldy looking crumbled up piece of mesh. I don't want to bother emailing again. The company has been great about replacing defective units, but frankly, I just want to buy one unit and use if for a minimum of 5 trouble free years. Is that too much to ask?

On the good side, the coffee was superb and being able to adjust the water temp was great for different roasts. Such a shame the product quality just isn't there.

(Posted on 5/23/14)

New Carafe + Revised Machine= Great Coffee

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Got my original machine in March 2013 with the drippy carafe and finiky machine. When I saw Mr. Behmor's note about a carafe fix, I emailed in and mentioned that the machine was making a funny noise when releasing water. They sent me the carafe fix and a new machine (with a revised design, removing a wire screen just below the reservoir) in late December, and since then I haven't had any carafe drips or water retention issues. I now can count on having great coffee every morning without having to worry about drips.

(Posted on 4/3/14)

inferior machine

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I purchased my first machine in November of 2012. It worked fine for perhaps six months. Problems started to develop with water retention in the reservoir and then finally total retention of water in the reservoir. Coffee was always acceptable to good however not the best cup I've had. However the problems with the machine prompted me to resume using my french press and contacting Behmor for technical assistance. I found myself in an email exchange with a person named Laura who seemed to think my entire problem was total dissolved solids in my water. I disagreed as I had always used filtered or distilled water in the machine and cleaned it regularly. She continued to recommend reverse osmosis or a simple counter top filter pitcher that would cure my problem after I simply "broke the system free using citric acid" She told me the machine was "too complicated to be repaired" but it could be saved she thought. Well after patiently trying every one of her suggestions the machine was still non functional. I contacted her again and was told a new machine would be sent however it was recommended that I also purchase a specific brand of counter top pitcher water filter. With that I could be assured of no further problems. I have had the new machine (it came with no carafe) for about three months. It no longer functions and I am now committed to my french press more than ever. I would not recommend this machine to anyone. It carries a high price, require impossible maintenance and delivers inferior service. I do not want another replacement machine. I've been told that Joe Behm is a good guy and will make all this right. I don't doubt that he is a good man and I wish him well however I do not wish to be bothered with him attempting to making this right.

(Posted on 1/30/14)

Great coffee when it works

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I bought this pot in November of 2012. It makes amazing coffee when it works. I agree with the reviews about the water not draining completely then mine stopped all together. I have cleaned it with appropriate cleaner but its still a no go. I understand that the hardness of my water is a factor according to Behmor but I have always used tap (my cheap pots still brew after using tap). Carafe does dribble. I love and miss the coffee this pot makes so I finally emailed Behmor to get it fixed or I'll by a new pot if fixing doesn't make financial sense. I bought a cheap coffee pot in the interim and its not worth drinking.

(Posted on 1/27/14)

Not Ready

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I received one of the earliest units upon release and after 2 months of use the water stopped flowing. After a number of frustrating days and wasted coffee I finally contacted customer service and over a period of days, with a one to two day lag between each exchange, after trying out suggested remedies, attributing the problem to my water they sent me another unit. Following Behmor's recommendation, used the Zero water system and after about the same amount of time, the problem returned. Stopped using the machine, stored it in my shed, but should have sent it back.

When working it made the best coffee I ever brewed at home. When it stopped working, the frustration using the machine, messed up brews, and daily response time from customer service, wasn't worth continuing use.

Machine probably was released way before bugs were worked out.

(Posted on 12/12/13)

Wonderful Customer Service

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I recently had a problem with my machine not working properly, as well as the carafe having an issue with the pouring capability. This was unfortunate since the coffee this machine produces excels all other machines I have tried to date. The engineering of the pre infusion along with the "pulse" action, not to mention the temperature control, will extract the best possible flavor out of your coffee!
I am very happy to say the folks at Behmor, Lara particularly, demonstrated excellent customer service. After trying to simply diagnose the problem with no success, they immediately sent me a replacement brewer within a week, no questions asked! They also shipped out a replacement newly designed carafe spout that can be easily fitted on your carafe to correct the pouring problem they had with the older design.
I am happy to say that the newly designed carafe works beautifully, NO SPILLS, and the replacement coffee maker works like a charm!
Kudos to Behmor for taking care of their customers.

(Posted on 10/30/13)

Brazen revisions and notes

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Earlier this year, we were made aware of an issue concerning a relatively small percentage of carafes that dribbled. When the issue was brought to our attention, we brought it to the attention of the factory, which was surprised. Mr Coffee had used that carafe in over 200,000 units without any reports of this dribbling effect.

I want to personally apologize to every Behmor Brazen customer affected by this.

Despite the low overall percentage of carafes involved, we (engineers in the USA and myself) felt the best solution was to do a complete spout/upper portion redesign. The full vetting/testing is completed, and all involved are more than satisfied with the results. We hope you will be, too.

Starting Monday- September 20th, we will have a kit available for anyone interested (instruction sent via email) in swapping the old upper portion of the carafe with the new one. The swap requires two screwdrivers (small flat head and a Phillips) and about 5 minutes’ time.

Video of the procedure can be found at You Tube by doing a keyword search- Behmor Carafe Upper Portion or directly at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Ma7kRehd0

If you have a carafe that has issues with dribbling, please send an email to: support@behmor.com

Please provide the following data:

Subject line: Carafe Kit
Body: Name, address, serial number and where purchased. No P.O. Boxes, please.

I’d also like to thank all those who have assisted and displayed a great deal of patience while Behmor found a solution.

We’ll also be doing a swap on existing inventory, so all new units will ship with the corrected carafe and kits provided to distributors for distribution if needed.

At the same time we will also be removing a screen in all systems that was intended to catch large particulate matter but turned into a catch all for people using water with a high mineral content ( http://www.behmor.com/images/combo_of_sediment.jpg ) which no standard cartridge type filter removes. After consulting with engineers, techs and others and with only two incidents reported, we determined the screen’s removal did not pose any real issue.

Again, my personal and sincerest apologies for the issue and any inconvenience it has caused.

Best regards,
Joe Behm

(Posted on 10/23/13)

The best concept in a home brewer yet. Implementation needs work.

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We are in the coffee business and sell/service commercial coffee equipment. We needed a brewer for our home and the Brazen had most of the key features that we like to see in a commercial machine. Pre-wet, temperature control, etc. Behmor's customer support has been great. We're on our second machine in a year after the first was warrantied. Here are our observations after the first year of use.

Pros:
* Pre-wet feature invaluable for control 'bloom' with fresh, particularly more medium roasted coffees.
* Temperature control. Only a handful of automatic home brewers in the world heat water to the proper temperature. ~200F.
* Uses common filters.
* Timer feature.
* Sprayhead disperses water well.
* Carafe is nice quality. Holds heat well.
* Good Customer Support.

Cons:
* The control panel with 8 small buttons that have small font labels makes it difficult to remember what each one does without having to read each time. Unless you full, bright light in your kitchen, you always have to stop and think about what button needs to be pushed. Or memorize there position.
* Unless the carafe is removed perfectly flat, it is very easy to drag filter basket full of wet grounds out with it. You of course don't realize this is happening until it falls out, up side down on the base plate.
* Carafe pours very poorly. I cannot get the carafe to not dribble coffee down it's front side and on to the counter next to the mug while pouring. I just always plan to have a towel ready to go after filling our mugs because there will be coffee on the counter.
* The inner workings of this machine are VERY susceptible to scale build up and needs continual de-scaling treatments performed. We have a commercial water filtration system on the cold side of our kitchen faucet, so every ounce of water that has been sent through our machine has been filtered and yet within a few months negative performance will occur. One of the main symptoms is the reservoir will not completely drain out.

This brewer has such great potential, but needs a re-work before it's truly market ready. It almost feels like the first people who purchased this machine are unknowingly being subjected to a beta test.

(Posted on 10/22/13)

As good as my best Kalita pours

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Just a quickie here. Other than a bit of a drip from the pour spout (which has now been addressed) The Brazen is just an awesome brewer. The ability to 'profile' my pot by temperature, pre-infusion time, even the altitude in which I dwell is pretty out there! Programming is a snap, and parameters can be changed in seconds.
It's ALL about the coffee, and the results in the cup rival that I get from fastidious and time intensive manual brewing, which yields maybe 700ml. The Brazen allows me to brew with the same great results, but up to 1.25 liters (about 40oz.)
I love mine, and wouldn't trade it for any other drip brewer.
Highly recommended.

(Posted on 10/2/13)

Great idea, poor execution

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The Behmor is a great idea - automate pourover coffee. Genius. And when it works, it's great.

But...

It's not designed for the real world. It has to be descaled every few days or it's gonna die. It can't handle real world water. Behmor's solution to this is to have you replumb your house with reverse osmosis filtration, or only use Zerowater filters. Anyone who does a bit of research quickly finds out that Zerowater is a very expensive scam.

The carafe is horrible. It will not keep coffee warm for even five minutes. I have to immediately pour the coffee into a thermos or it's cold. Also it drips. Pour coffee over the sink.

It's easy to pull out the filter along with the carafe and dump scalding water everywhere.

When the carafe is pulled out, the filter leaks.

I'm on my second one, after about 25 emails trying to convince Behmor to replace the first one which died after a couple of months - for which they blamed me for not using filtered water. I suspect they won't replace this one, though it is making the same noises.

My advice? Wait for version 2.1 or 3.0, or give it a pass. Good idea, very poorly executed for the price.

(Posted on 9/12/13)

Very Disappointing!!!

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We have had this coffee maker for 4 months now and we just hate it!! We aren't even using it anymore. We feel like we wasted $200.

First of all, Behmor states they are an "American Manufacturer;" however, this machine is made in China! When we contacted the company as to how disappointed we were, since we wanted a machine made in the US, they said it wasn't false advertising because it was designed in the US. Why do they say "manufactured" then?

Secondly, the carafe drips like crazy!
When contacted, they suggested different ways of pouring from it to try to prevent it - none of them work. They said their Chinese engineers are working on a new design and they also became very defensive when I told them about the leaking and they sent me a picture of an old Mr. Coffee carafe that their carafe was designed after. Not impressed.

Unfortunately, these two annoyances are nothing compared to the fact that it just won't work properly! We use high quality filtered water; however, the water reservoir will not empty properly. We have done all the things they recommend about cleaning and maintenance, but it still won't empty properly.

Of course, it worked just long enough for us not to be able to send it back to Seattle Coffee Gear to get our money back.
So, we are out $200!

We wish we never would have purchased this and we are not willing to spend $50 for shipping both ways to have it repaired, since it is a design problem.

(Posted on 8/22/13)

caveat emptor

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Most disappointing purchase that I have made in years.

-Like others have experenced, the reservoir started to fail to completely drain after about 30 pots.

-After 6 months, the unit only heats to 179* (Set to 205) and fails to initiate brew. ( yes, unit broke after 6 months).

-Filter basket drips when pot is removed.

-Worse pot design ever, impossible to pour without dripping.

-Blue LCD screen is almost unreadable.

Seattle Coffee Gear referred me to Behmor. Still waiting for a response from Behmor. Given the number of people having the same issues, I think Behmor should do the standup thing and replace or refund all defective units. Companies survive or fail depending on how they handle product issues of this kind.

(Posted on 8/19/13)

JUNK!

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Please don't waste your time on this junk of a machine and more importantly, don't waste your time trying contact Behmore about the design issues this machine has. Like so many others have said from many different sites, this carafe leaks terribly and it traps water. Behmore tried sending me a new carafe with a scratched up spout to try to stop the leaking. That was a complete joke! You don't pay that kind of money and "rig" your product in order to make it perform properly. They are aware of the design issues and are "working on a new design." In the meantime they are trying to put the blame back on the customer for their poorly executed product. From Behmore, "The point is this, we can only do so much to satisfy customers and if they choose to find reasons to be unhappy there is little we can do other than accept the return." It's funny how Im capable of pouring coffee out of my gevalia and very old Mr Coffee without any issues yet I still must be the problem because I can't seem to work their poorly designed carafe that so many others have had issues with. Buy from SCG do NOT buy a Behmore product.

(Posted on 7/24/13)

Save your money

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As echoed by other reviewers: leaky pot when pouring and unfinished brewing (water remaining after brewing cycle) makes this product way over priced for an OK cup of coffee!

(Posted on 7/9/13)

Good design, Poor execution, unhappy with product

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I have had my Brazen coffee maker since it was released last fall. Simply put this machine is not worth $200, it's not worth $100, and it is not worth $10.

The good:

When it works correctly it makes an excellent cup of coffee.

The bad:

Everything else....

1. Made in China
2. Lid leaks if you try to pour with it on.
3. I am on carafe number 2, apparently the seams of interior on my original carafe let coffee leak into the side wallls. After awhile the nasty coffee that was sitting in the interior walls seeped back into the main pot when I was brewing. You can imagine what coffee tasted like, yes it was bad.
4. Constantly requires cleaning to keep it working correctly, otherwise water remains in the kettle. I am now at a point with this machine where every fourth to fifth pot I brew has about an inch of water left in the kettle. You can almost time it.
5. Customer service has taken a turn for the worse. While at first they were very helpful, when I gave them problem #4 they have now resorted to telling me I need a reverse osmosis and that my water TDS is too high as per a website called zero water. There qualifications to say what they have said to me are unfounded and unfortunately make them look like fools. Anyone who searches the zero water products and then searches for there claims on acceptable "TDS" will quickly find out they are scam. And at best telling half truths. Behmor's research is done the same way most of the paying public research is done - online. They have no scientific or laboratory proof. This became very apparent to me when I told them my water which is filtered through a Bunn commercial filter was not efficient enough to remove the mineral content for most commercial brewers. Good thing the Brazen is not a commercial brewer, I have run approximately 200 pots through thing and it is having to be cleaned after every 5th pot. To my knowledge the Bunn EQHP-10L water filter was developed for commercial brewing equipment.

As a chef I have been using commercial coffee makers/urns/espresso presses for 30 years. As a consumer I have been using home brewers for longer. Never and I mean never have I ever used something as fickle as this thing.

$200 for the brewer, 200 pots brewed, a dollar a pot is way too high a price to pay for this.

Behmor has no business developing coffee brewers, marketing maybe, developing not a chance.

(Posted on 7/4/13)

best coffee, worst carafe

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This machine appears to be a high quality product. It makes the best tasting and hottest coffee I have ever had from an automatic drip coffeemaker. Who designed the carafe and how could it have taken four years? While it looks and feels beautiful and sturdy, the carafe drips coffee everywhere regardless of its position while pouring. This is not only messy, but dangerous as well. I have never experienced this with any other carafe from any other manufacturer. It is expected that a machine that costs $200.00 should function better than one that costs $19.99; however, my Mr. Coffee carafe does not drip. I think the company should provide buyers with a replacement carafe that actually functions properly to do justice to the excellent coffee this machine produces.

(Posted on 6/11/13)

great ... no not great

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I purchased this brewer and was immediately impressed. Very good brewed coffee. Best from an automatic drip.
Love being able to adjust the brew cycle. It just tastes fabulous. Like my favorite pour over without having to stand and pour.

Pouring from the carafe requires skill to avoid dripping. I do not have that skill. I can not pour without dripping very hot coffee everywhere. If this were iced coffee it wouldn't be a problem. But it's HOT. Carafe needs a redesign quick! I got a message on how to pour, how the design was a previous Mr Coffee success. It doesn't matter to me that it was a success for someone else, because it drips in my house. Every single time.

I am now on my 3rd machine. I followed the recommended tips given me by the helpful Brazen staff. ie- I purchased the suggested water filtration pitcher. That adds $12 a month to my coffee costs.
For the price I wish I'd gone with a different machine. I had a series of Cuisnart auto brewers that lasted a year or so. I splurged on a better rated and more expensive machine to avoid going through that replacement hassle.

I brew 9 pots a week. And each Brazen brewer has lasted me about 2 months. I'm now at the 2 month point for machine #3. It's
working fine. But for $200 I expected more.

They need to make changes quickly, as it's going to hurt their brand equity.

(Posted on 6/5/13)

leaking pot is unacceptable

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so far,great coffee brew. leaking coffee on every pour though chops this product off at the knees. how can you claim to have worked on this over 4 years and sell us this crappy pot that leaks all over the place? c'mon man. 200 bucks? look up the definition of brazen. this is not brazen.

(Posted on 5/18/13)

Great But Dribbles....

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I've had this coffee maker for about 2 months now. It makes great coffee! Two issues with it though, first when you remove the filter holder it will drip some from the sprayer - not a big issue - just put a napkin down and it will drip on that. The big issue is that when you pour a cup of coffee it drips down the front of the carafe and all over the counter top. This really prevents you from keeping the pot on the table as you will always need to pour over the sink. And, yes, I've tried every thing that was suggested to pour it and it will always drip - sometimes more than others, but, it WILL drip.

They say this is a Mr. Coffee carafe - has anyone tried a Mr Coffee carafe in the hopes that this was just a manufacturing issue with the Behmors??

(Posted on 5/6/13)

Fail - Fail- Fail

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The company that markets this product is excellent. The product is a complete failure. Even with highly filtered water and store bought water the unit didn't function beyond 10 pots.

(Posted on 4/26/13)

Posted this before but seems to have gotten lost.

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I already wrote a previous review about this coffee maker, also purchased another one as a gift. Review still stands, great coffee, etc. but the overwhelming problem with BOTH these coffee makers is the pot and cover! It has been impossible to simply pour a cup of coffee without getting coffee all over the outside of the pot, and on table or table cloth. We have tried pouring many different ways, angles, speeds. I even spoke with a manufacturer rep about this defect and they told me they were aware of this issue and instructed me to pour at a right angle (doesn't work) until they come up with a modified pot/cover!

I recommend for current owners to contact Brazen regarding a retrofitted or replacement cover/carafe and if you are thinking of making a new purchase you may want to wait until they correct this flaw with the modified pot and cover.

(Posted on 4/24/13)

fan freakin tastic

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Quality made. Quiet. Don't have to stand by with a mop or a fire extinquisher as I did with my Bunn phase brew. Love this machine. Worth the price.

(Posted on 4/7/13)

Great, but

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I love this coffee maker, works just as advertised. I love that, with a little variation in brew temp, I can dramatically change the taste of my coffee. The only quibble I have, is this....with all the work that obviously went into designing this, couldn't we find a carafe that wouldn't, inescapably, dribble coffee all over the counter, when pouring? Other than that, fabulous.

(Posted on 4/1/13)

Quirky... brews good coffee.

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This is my second review... the first was mysteriously removed. Now to the review.
I have had this machine for 5 months now and here is what I've found.
1) Be aware: You have to use filtered water that has mineral content below 100 ppm. Period... if you do not the machine will have to be descaled every 30 days or less (Phoenix water).
2) If you are not careful when removing the carafe, it will catch the brew basket and dump hot grounds all over including your hands (my wife was scalded because of this).
3) The carafe dribbles. Average design.
4) When removing the filter basket after brewing, about an ounce or so of water will leak out from the distribution holes above and require cleanup of the base area.
5) It takes longer to make a pot of coffee than some other machines.
6) You do not know if there is water in the reservoir without removing the lid.
Summery: This is still a great coffee maker but purchase with the above in mind. The Behmor company will stand behind any repairs. Great customer service.

(Posted on 3/27/13)

lousy carafe

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Good coffee, lousy carafe. When I pour a cup of coffee it goes all over the kitchen counter, very poor design. I have to pour my cup over the sink to catch the dribbling coffee. I would imagine that with this being the 1st version they will improve the design in the future, I hope.

(Posted on 3/11/13)

great unit, but buy stock in paper towel company

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Does not like hard water. At all. After a required descale at 30 days (using brita filtered water) I'm going to switch to store bought jugs of softened water I guess.

Also, the lip on the carafe is designed such that it dribbles quite a bit. Long story on how I identified the culprit. Suffice it to say I'll try to modify this weekend.

(Posted on 3/5/13)

great unit, but buy stock in paper towel company

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I'd have done 5 stars all around, but there is this little dribbling problem with the carafe that I have (and which, from googling around, I see a lot of other people have). I've answered questions for three other owners about this, and my canned response to them is set forth below:

"Short answer:
You are definitely not alone. The one design flaw on this maker is the lip on the carafe. There is NO way to pour from these unmodified carafes without some spillage.

geeky long answer:
I came to this conclusion scientifically, and spent a good hour pouring at different angles, with the top, without the top and all permutations. If it wouldn't ruin an expensive carafe, I would have already experimented with modifying the beak as, after very careful observation, I think the wide, short shape of the beak combined with the non-beveled/non-rolled contour of the beak edge is the real culprit - with an honorable mention to the inside collar which reduces the velocity of the poured coffee with or without the lid. Those factors (short, wide beak; low velocity, somewhat wide lip on the beak) all affect what is called the hydro-capillary effect....colloquially known as teapot dribble. The coffee in these pots simply 'makes the turn' at the lip edge rather than sharply separating from the beak.

If I have some time this weekend I may pull out some of my tools and try to sharpen up the top edge of the beak, and perhaps put a little channel in the inside of the beak to facilitate directional return. If that works I'll post a follow up here. If not...well, I'll move the coffee maker over next to the sink I guess.

(Posted on 3/5/13)

A great coffee maker!

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After two weeks of use, I am very impressed by this machine. It's easy to use and very well-made. My elevation is 5000 feet where the water boils at 200 degrees which doesn't give me much room to experiment with different temperatures. I have found that the carafe drips coffee often when pouring, especially the first cup. It's great to have a very hot cup of coffee even after an hour. The manual recommends using the manual feature when only brewing water at the 'calibration' level, but I found this not to be better; in fact, it was terribly weak. I'm sure using more grounds would solve this, but it works well at that level using automatic. All in all, it's a great drip coffee maker. I would recommend it.

(Posted on 3/2/13)

Excellent Coffee

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I already own a Technivorm which is made beautifully to last forever with simple controls (on/off) and makes great tasting coffee at the correct temperature. I so not wanted to like the Brazen coffee maker better, but I do. It wins in the flavor department as you are able to get a fuller body, or more complex noted cup than in the Technivorm simply because of the preinfusion feature. The temperature in the cup seems about the same, however the Brazen pot manages to keep the coffee hot for a much longer time(tested at 1 1/2 hours), while the Technivorm is lukewarm in the same amount of time. The stainless interior is great and the machine seems solid though not sure what is inside. I do know the Technivorm has a copper boiler interior that will last. The digital controls are easy to figure out, but the blue color makes my eyes crazy!
Bottom line, I have both machines and like both for different reasons, but best flavor and best heat retention goes to the Brazen.
Ok, I am a coffee nut, so I am keeping both side by side to enjoy the benefits of each!

(Posted on 2/3/13)

good machine

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Well I have waited for awhile to really get some use out of this before leaving a review and so far every thing is fine. I've had several different machines and like this the best. Set up is easy and you get a good cup of coffee. I fined using a fine grind and 1 to 11/8 oz of coffee for 4 cups of water gives me a just right cup

(Posted on 1/3/13)

Excellent coffee, unit is well made

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The precise temperature control, pulse brewing, and programmable preinfusion make this product unique at this price point. The unit makes excellent coffee. It's solid, well made. The filter holder clicks into place nicely. The kettle and carafe are stainless steel and the other parts are plastic. The unit doesn't drip coffee at all when the carafe is removed, but the showerhead does drip water. The preinfusion wait time is programmable and I wish the pulse brew was also. (You can control it manually.) There is initially a taste in the water that goes away with time.

(Posted on 1/1/13)

So far, so good!

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I've been using the Brazen for about 4 days now. The last few brews have met my expectation.
This machine is very well made -- parts appear to be high quality, and build quality looks great.
I have had two instances in which the carafe was pulled off the base, and the filter basket also came off dumping the grounds all over the base of the machine and counter top. I have avoided this by holding the front of the filter basket while pulling out the carafe, and by cleaning the filter and basket after all the brew is in the carafe.
After experimenting with the coarseness of the grind, and using 50 grams of coffee for a 4 cup pot I am getting the rich strong brew the way I like it.

(Posted on 12/22/12)

sophistacated

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I have not changed the settings but as it comes the coffee it makes is good. Very well constructed and the coffee making process is easy.

(Posted on 12/12/12)

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