The Brazen Plus 2.0 Coffee Brewer
The next generation of the Brazen Brewer is here; bigger and better than ever!
Now certified by the SCAA for their gold cup standard – the highest approval by the SCAA for any consumer brewer!
The Brazen Plus 2.0 is one of the very few that is Home Brewer certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America to their newest standards.
– The Brazen Brewer
– Reusable gold filter
– Free 1 Lb. Costa Rican Green Coffee
– Free ground shipping within continental US
$169.00 plus free shipping 1 Lb. Costa Rican Green Coffee!
A great new product from Behmor Inc; winner of the SCAA gold cup standard (2014), 2014 Rimini World Coffee show, 2012 new product consumer pick at the SCAA convention.
This brewer is going to give you the final step to making an awesome cup of coffee, tailored just the way you want it!
Set specific brew temps and time, set the pre-wet lapse time, even takes into consideration your altitude (which affects water boiling temps). Comes with an auto start function so in those mornings that you are in a hurry, the awesome brew is ready to go.
If you use really hard tap water you will end up cleaning it on a regular basis (although you probably should anyways…)
Brews into a very nice air pot to keep the coffee hot for a good long time; keeps it away from those nasty heating elements that will burn your coffee. Very nice shower-head water dispenser, making sure to even extract your grinds. Comes with a re-usable metal filter, but we tend to prefer leaving it aside for a quality paper filter. (8-12 cup basket style)
Free ground shipping within continental US Select “free ground shipping for all roaster purchases” upon checkout
- Capacity: 1.2L / 8 Cup
- Variable Temperature Controls (190° to 210° F/ 1° F increments)
- On Board System Temperature Calibration with Altitude Correction
- Full Saturation Water Dispersion Spray head
- Pre-Soak function w/ User Controlled Time Setting
- Stainless Steel Water Reservoir
- Insulated Stainless Steel Carafe with brew through lid keeps coffee hot (SCA approved)
- Reusable Extra Capacity Gold Filter With Easy Flow Mesh
- Manual Water Release Feature
- Memory (on board) – stores system settings
- Rated 1400w/ 120v/ 60hz
What do we think?
Only good things! At first glance I was pretty sure it was a space craft of some sort; going to take right off our counter and orbit the moon for a bit. Upon closer inspection I found a brewer that will go toe to toe with any on the market. Innovative and fresh the Brazen will quickly find a warm place in your heart when it makes you stellar cup after stellar cup.
The Brazen will make one of the best cups around because it will really let you dial in your brew; water temp, pre-wet cycle and even extraction. These simple things will make one heck of a difference. One problem, how do you know what to set it for? Well it took us about 3 pots of coffee to dial it in, now it couldn’t be easier. We recommend doing a slightly coarser grind for a drip brew (22-24 on our Baratza), brew temp of 204 with a pre-wet cycle of a minute ten. I am so used to a fine grind with drip brew to achieve the strength I need in my cup, wanted to bring that mentality to the Brazen and got many over extracted cups of coffee, amazing what a brewer can do when the water is actually around 200 degrees and held there for the entire brew cycle. You can do a finer grind but make sure to drop you temps to 194-198.
The Brazen uses a top load water boiler (accurate to the degree) and a gravity feed down to the grounds losing barely any temp while doing so. I would put it in the 5 minute range for the water to get up to temp where it well then dump a little bit on water on the grounds and enter the pre-wet cycle (to be determined by you). If using fresh coffee, make sure to set it for a minute plus, stale coffee can be 30 seconds plus (you all better be using fresh coffee!). It will then finish the brew when the pre-wet time has elapsed. All in all, taking around 10-12 minutes from start to finish.
Behmor Inc. is the manufacture of the Brazen Brewer and they provide a 2-year warranty. Call them directly 775-833-3363, if you are having difficulty with the roaster. Also, be sure and let us know, we will help!