Still providing coffee precision beyond compare, the Behmor Brazen Plus features all the things we adore about the first generation (temperature control, pre-soak function, elevation calibration and an overall amazing cup of coffee), but with a few essential upgrades. Experience maximum control as you pour your precisely brewed coffee from the improved thermal carafe. Choose from a flat bottom paper filter, or take advantage of the enhanced gold-tone permanent filter. Rest assured, because you're brewing with a machine that meets the Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) standard for quality home brewing.
Features and Functionality of the Behmor Brazen Plus Brew System
- Mode Button: Where the programming happens! Under this function, easily program the brew start time, pre-soak time, brew temperature, clock time and calibrate your elevation.
- Auto-On: Program the Brazen Plus to auto start at any time of the day.
- Pre-soak Function: Allow your grounds to bloom for optimal flavor! Program the pre-soak function anywhere from 15 seconds to 4 minutes.
- Variable Temperature Control: Effortlessly set your preferred brew temperature between 190-210°F.
- Elevation Calibration: By telling the Brazen Plus how far above sea level you reside, this coffee maker automatically compensates for elevation changes and how that impacts boiling point.
- Insulated Stainless Steel Carafe: This helpful carafe keeps your coffee toasty for hours, without the fuss of a hot plate burner.
- Manual Release: Feel like trying your hand at a precise pour-over? Easily brew into a Chemex carafe as this function allows the Brazen Plus to release heated water into a container other than the stainless steel carafe. Set the water temperature, remove the carafe, and use your Brazen Plus as a kettle for your favorite pour-over or to brew tea!
- Large Filter Basket: The extra-capacity gold-tone permanent filter basket is 15% larger than the previous version's basket, giving your grounds room to bloom without overflowing.
- Memory Save: The power may flicker from time to time (or be out for hours!), but the Brazen Plus will never forget your preferred settings.
- Water Capacity Indicators: Inside the spacious water reservoir you'll notice water level lines. The maximum capacity will be marked (40 ounces), as well as the calibration fill line and a recommended smaller brew of 30 ounces.
- Large Shower Head: Coffee Grounds become fully saturated during the brew process, as the large shower head rains over all the grounds and pulses the water flow for ideal coffee extraction.
|Ease of Use||4|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||4|
|Overall Value for the Money||5|
|How Does it Compare?||
This upgraded brewer may resemble the previous Brazen (ok, it's pretty much the spitting image of the earlier model!), but features the sought after updated carafe that pours coffee in your cup and not on your counter. The updated gold-tone permanent filter basket is also 15% larger than the previous version, allowing more room to bloom!
|Product Weight (lbs.)||13.0000|
|Material||Metal and Plastic|
|Reservoir Size||40 ounces|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
|Max/Min Ounces per Pot||Max: 40 ounces|
|Available Carafe Styles||Stainless Steel|
Ask a Question
To test this, I brewed at 200 degrees, so it took 6 minutes to get to 200 degrees, at which time it started to brew. The brew time will also vary, as it will depend on how much coffee you're using, and how fine of a grind you're using too. With a slightly coarser setting, the water will flow through the grounds faster, with a finer grind setting or higher dosage of coffee, it will take longer to brew for you. It will also make a difference how long you set the pre-soak to be, as a longer pre-soak will add to the overall brew time. Considering I just allowed a 15 second pre-soak, when I brewed it took an additional 6 minutes before it was finished dripping through into the carafe.
So, I would imagine that depending on your settings, you could expect an overall brew time of between 11-15 minutes from start to finish.
0.9L batch (75% of its capacity) with a target of 204 degrees F. It spent 6 minutes in the heating phase, and 5 minutes in the brewing phase before there was no more "dripping" into the carafe. The machine shut off automatically 1 minute later. (11 or 12 mins total)
First drinkable coffee was probably at 8.5 minutes from the start, but I prefer to brew the full batch before taking any out.
Keep in mind that as soon as you add water to the top, you can start the heating phase. You can be doing other things like grinding your beans and prepping the carafe during that first 6 minutes, as long as you get them installed in the brewer before it hits the target temperature. So in reality, it never feels that long to me.
Or does this unit compensate for the difference? I like the unit I just am a little apprehensive about the flat filter.
Given the choice between a thermal carafe and a hot plate/glass carafe, I still prefer the thermal for the superior quality of the coffee.
Warranty Information for the Behmor Brazen Plus Brew System
|What it Covers:||
Behmor roasters, Behmor Brazen Brewer coffee maker
|Length:||1 year on roasters & accessories, 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 Plus Brew System
- Meticulous control over brewingReview by Godfather
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- GREAT COFFEE, FOR A LIMITED TIMEReview by Patrick In Cary
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The distilled water definitely helped. I've gone an entire year on the second unit before it failed in the exact same way as the first. (Despite regular descaling that was completely unneccesary)
Being a technical sort, I disassembled the unit and have come to the conclusion that there are a couple of under-engineered components. One of which is the electromagnetic valve at the heart of the system. I have not yet disassembled that, but it is clearly suffered
(Posted on 6/5/2015)
- Extremely happy.Review by spa
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I've made several pots at this point (using brown filter paper), and overall, I rank the Brazen Plus as excellent. I weigh the coffee beans based on their recommended settings and the results are at or close to what I like. I have noticed a difference by adjusting the brew temp and/or pre-soak times, so what they say is true. After some adjustment I have not changed the settings. I can see how those variables will change with different coffee beans (as demonstrated in the video here at Seattle Coffee Gear). Considering the different varieties of coffee beans I brew, though, I'm not sure how much experimentation I want to do (or practically can do). That said, it's nice to have the option. Regardless , it makes a great cup of coffee -- smooth and not at all bitter.
Negatives? Really just one--I tend to drink slowly over a couple of hours. I am used to a hot plate beneath the pot to keep it warm. Thermal carafes avoid the potential bitterness created by plate heaters, but the coffee cools down relatively quickly in the thermal carafe. I read the Brazen cools faster compared to its competitors. Also, I like to add a small amount of milk to my coffee (although with the Brazen I almost don't mind drinking black again -- the coffee is that smooth). I have found that by briefly microwaving the milk to warm it up makes a big difference. The cold milk tended to cool down the coffee too much after my first cup.
I am very happy with the Brazen -- actually, the first time I've really enjoyed coffee from a drip machine. I might have been equally happy with the Technivorm or Bonavita, but I think I've made an excellent choice.
(Posted on 2/18/2015)
- Fantastic!Review by Pamela
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- Best of the bestReview by slim pickens
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