May 2, 2004
Flavia Single Cup Coffee Systems
I used to use this coffee machine when I worked at Abuzz. I remember after putting in my first "Flavia" pack and brewing up a cup, "Not only is this a great place to work - no one is going to yell at me for not making another pot." Well - the coffee wasn't amazing - but I bet in 5 years it's gotten better.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 2, 2004 3:30 PM
I purchased the Flavia SB100 and did enjoy it - until it died one month after the warrenty period. The Flavia company won't do anything to help! You are almost better off with a cheap machine, if the company charges $200 and doesn't stand behind their product.
We just bought a Flavia Fusion recently (from a mall kiosk, which I'm moderately embarrassed to admit).
So far, I've been quite happy with the quality of the coffee we've made. It's certainly pricer per cup than some of the other pod/pack type units on the market. But I like the Flavia for its variety and low-maintenance design.
Because the packs contain the filter, there is literally no cleanup required other than to throw away the used filter-pack. This means you can brew a tea right after a coffee without tainting the flavor at all.
On the other hand, at nearly 40 cents a pack, I wouldn't bother buying the teas or cocoas from Flavia.
For a quick cup of coffee, espresso, or capuccino, this is a easy way to prepare a very decent hot beverage.
We found one third-part source of refills who will ship in Texas (coffeegiant.com), and their prices are slightly discounted over MyFlavia.com
Looking for a singler server Flavia machine with the filteration system.
I liked the coffee however I found that it was not as good as modern makers - like Keurig or Senseo. But - I would say I have not had this coffee in quite some time and at 40 cents a cup - that's not as cheap as Senseo or others.
Jay, what do you think about this system for home use? I know that you have to order the filter packs online, but it seems like it has many more possibilities for types of coffee, capuccino, mocha, latte etc. It's only $99! Coffe turns out to be about .40 per cup. It is larger, but not that big. It sits about 10" by 14"