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Date: 06 Oct 2006 22:17:47
From: Mama Bear
Subject: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
Where can I find the absolute best price on a KB 741, including as low as
possible shipping cost to Denver?



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- Mama Bear




 
Date: 07 Oct 2006 08:37:48
From:
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
>From Boyd's coffee the 741 is $184 = $7.95 shipping. The thermal models
are $195 and $205.
www.boydscoffeestore.com

I also am considering ordering the TV, so I would like to hear your
thoughts when yours arrives. There are lots of reviews of the TV at
coffeegeek.com .

I have always had great service from Sweet ia's and will order from
them again.

Jane


Bradley wrote:
> I just ordered the 1 litre thermal carafe KBTS 741 from Sweet ia's
> for $192.50 + shipping. ($200.00 for the 1.25 litre). They list all
> the models at their site.
>
> http://www.sweetias.com/prod.technivorm.shtml
>
> Wholelattelove appears to offer only one model and to have the worst
> price. For the non-thermal KB 741, they want $229.00 including
> shipping, vs. $182.00 + shipping from Thompson.
>
> Possibly, there is a price increase in the works.
>
> HTH, Bradley



  
Date: 07 Oct 2006 10:58:23
From: Chris Holliday
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
A friend just bought the thermal model. He is brining it over today to do a
side-by-side taste test between the TV and my old, crusty Mr. Coffee. I
roasted some La Minita, some Harar Green Stripe and some Nica Dipilto a
couple of days ago for the taste-off. Will report back tomorrow.


<bigsky@nwi.net > wrote in message
news:1160235467.934099.179960@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> >From Boyd's coffee the 741 is $184 = $7.95 shipping. The thermal models
> are $195 and $205.
> www.boydscoffeestore.com
>
> I also am considering ordering the TV, so I would like to hear your
> thoughts when yours arrives. There are lots of reviews of the TV at
> coffeegeek.com .
>
> I have always had great service from Sweet ia's and will order from
> them again.
>
> Jane
>
>
> Bradley wrote:
>> I just ordered the 1 litre thermal carafe KBTS 741 from Sweet ia's
>> for $192.50 + shipping. ($200.00 for the 1.25 litre). They list all
>> the models at their site.
>>
>> http://www.sweetias.com/prod.technivorm.shtml
>>
>> Wholelattelove appears to offer only one model and to have the worst
>> price. For the non-thermal KB 741, they want $229.00 including
>> shipping, vs. $182.00 + shipping from Thompson.
>>
>> Possibly, there is a price increase in the works.
>>
>> HTH, Bradley
>




   
Date: 07 Oct 2006 17:10:08
From: Chris Holliday
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
After the Dipilto and Minita, the TV is slightly ahead. We noticed a bit
more acidity in the Mr. Coffee and a bit more balance in the TV. Without
instrumentation, I would assume that is due to both the faster brewing and
the higher temp of the TV.

We brewed 12 ounces of water with 2 regulation scoops (blue SCAA) of grounds
per machine. The TV flow was stopped and the grounds stirred for the first
minute and then the flow was put on the slow setting until complete. This
stop and stir is either inconvenient or impossible with the Mr. Coffee, so
it was not included with that machine. We did not let the coffee sit in the
pot after brewing for more than 30 seconds before tasting. Everything was
done simultaneously from the same coffee, grinder and water source. The
beans were roasted 48 hours ago - both to City +. We ground immediately
prior to brewing.

I cleaned all hell out of the Mr. Coffee this morning with caffeeza. It is
approximately 4 years old (not the first time it was cleaned). We have
decided to suspend tasting for now due to improper tasting protocol - we
swallowed alot. I would say that it would be difficult to conclude a great
deal from our tasting. Much more would need to be done, but an initial
evaluation would lead me to believe that the extra $165 is not buying much.
Certainly the differences on these two batches is very minimal. The TV does
look like a much more *serious* machine next to the pedestrian black Mr.
Coffee.

C.

"Chris Holliday" <nospam@nospam.com > wrote in message
news:O8QVg.1275$XX2.187@dukeread04...
>A friend just bought the thermal model. He is brining it over today to do a
>side-by-side taste test between the TV and my old, crusty Mr. Coffee. I
>roasted some La Minita, some Harar Green Stripe and some Nica Dipilto a
>couple of days ago for the taste-off. Will report back tomorrow.
>
>
> <bigsky@nwi.net> wrote in message
> news:1160235467.934099.179960@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>> >From Boyd's coffee the 741 is $184 = $7.95 shipping. The thermal models
>> are $195 and $205.
>> www.boydscoffeestore.com
>>
>> I also am considering ordering the TV, so I would like to hear your
>> thoughts when yours arrives. There are lots of reviews of the TV at
>> coffeegeek.com .
>>
>> I have always had great service from Sweet ia's and will order from
>> them again.
>>
>> Jane
>>
>>
>> Bradley wrote:
>>> I just ordered the 1 litre thermal carafe KBTS 741 from Sweet ia's
>>> for $192.50 + shipping. ($200.00 for the 1.25 litre). They list all
>>> the models at their site.
>>>
>>> http://www.sweetias.com/prod.technivorm.shtml
>>>
>>> Wholelattelove appears to offer only one model and to have the worst
>>> price. For the non-thermal KB 741, they want $229.00 including
>>> shipping, vs. $182.00 + shipping from Thompson.
>>>
>>> Possibly, there is a price increase in the works.
>>>
>>> HTH, Bradley
>>
>
>




    
Date: 07 Oct 2006 21:35:46
From: Mama Bear
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
"Chris Holliday" <nospam@nospam.com > wrote :

> After the Dipilto and Minita, the TV is slightly ahead. We noticed a
> bit more acidity in the Mr. Coffee and a bit more balance in the TV.
> Without instrumentation, I would assume that is due to both the
> faster brewing and the higher temp of the TV.
>
> We brewed 12 ounces of water with 2 regulation scoops (blue SCAA) of
> grounds per machine. The TV flow was stopped and the grounds stirred
> for the first minute and then the flow was put on the slow setting
> until complete. This stop and stir is either inconvenient or
> impossible with the Mr. Coffee, so it was not included with that
> machine. We did not let the coffee sit in the pot after brewing for
> more than 30 seconds before tasting. Everything was done
> simultaneously from the same coffee, grinder and water source. The
> beans were roasted 48 hours ago - both to City +. We ground
> immediately prior to brewing.
>
> I cleaned all hell out of the Mr. Coffee this morning with caffeeza.
> It is approximately 4 years old (not the first time it was cleaned).
> We have decided to suspend tasting for now due to improper tasting
> protocol - we swallowed alot. I would say that it would be difficult
> to conclude a great deal from our tasting. Much more would need to be
> done, but an initial evaluation would lead me to believe that the
> extra $165 is not buying much. Certainly the differences on these two
> batches is very minimal. The TV does look like a much more *serious*
> machine next to the pedestrian black Mr. Coffee.
>
> C.
>

Who wrote all that?

I see on the TV that they say: 10 cup capacity (Euro standards).

What are euro standards? How many ounces to a cup is that?




--
- Mama Bear


     
Date: 07 Oct 2006 22:13:21
From: Chris Holliday
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
"Mama Bear" <MamaBear@No-Spam.noo > wrote in message
news:Xns9855D184B6D13Mama@216.196.97.142...
>
> Who wrote all that?
>
That would be me. As I explained a couple of posts ago, a friend just
happened to buy one of these machines a couple of weeks ago and we were
interested in doing a side_by_side taste test. I am not an acclaimed coffee
specialist. I have no credentials or formal training as relates to coffee.
My only qualifications are: I had a technivorm and a mr. coffee side by side
and I have a tongue.

> I see on the TV that they say: 10 cup capacity (Euro standards).
>
> What are euro standards? How many ounces to a cup is that?
>
I dont know what euro standards are but I can tell you that we were working
off of 6 ounce cups of coffee and we got exactly 2 cups from 12 ounces. That
is a small American cup of coffee. I think a normal American cup of coffee
is around 8+ ounces. The ratio of 2 tablespoons coffee grounds to 6 ounces
of water for brewing coffee seems to be pretty common.

Chris Holliday




      
Date: 08 Oct 2006 00:41:15
From: Mama Bear
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
"Chris Holliday" <nospam@nospam.com > wrote :

> "Mama Bear" <MamaBear@No-Spam.noo> wrote in message
> news:Xns9855D184B6D13Mama@216.196.97.142...
>>
>> Who wrote all that?
>>
> That would be me. As I explained a couple of posts ago, a friend just
> happened to buy one of these machines a couple of weeks ago and we
> were interested in doing a side_by_side taste test. I am not an
> acclaimed coffee specialist. I have no credentials or formal training
> as relates to coffee. My only qualifications are: I had a technivorm
> and a mr. coffee side by side and I have a tongue.
>
>> I see on the TV that they say: 10 cup capacity (Euro standards).
>>
>> What are euro standards? How many ounces to a cup is that?
>>
> I dont know what euro standards are but I can tell you that we were
> working off of 6 ounce cups of coffee and we got exactly 2 cups from
> 12 ounces. That is a small American cup of coffee. I think a normal
> American cup of coffee is around 8+ ounces. The ratio of 2
> tablespoons coffee grounds to 6 ounces of water for brewing coffee
> seems to be pretty common.

I see they have 2 sizes of Technivorms, 1 liter and 1.25 liter. Assuming
that I usually only brew two 8 oz cups a day ( U.S. ) I should probably
get the 1 liter model, but it doesn't appear to come with the glass
carafe.



--
- Mama Bear


 
Date: 07 Oct 2006 12:57:56
From: Bradley
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
I just ordered the 1 litre thermal carafe KBTS 741 from Sweet ia's
for $192.50 + shipping. ($200.00 for the 1.25 litre). They list all
the models at their site.

http://www.sweetias.com/prod.technivorm.shtml

Wholelattelove appears to offer only one model and to have the worst
price. For the non-thermal KB 741, they want $229.00 including
shipping, vs. $182.00 + shipping from Thompson.

Possibly, there is a price increase in the works.

HTH, Bradley


 
Date: 07 Oct 2006 03:58:16
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Technivorm 741 - BEST PRICE???
On Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:17:47 -0500, Mama Bear <MamaBear@No-Spam.noo >
wrote:

>Where can I find the absolute best price on a KB 741, ....

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