Brew Express BEC-110BS Review (Countertop Coffee System)

Editor rating

9.5/5 on July 12, 2016

User's rating

130 reviews

PROS

The Brew Express BEC-110BS has loads of features that we loved in our review.

  • Programmable Timer: The timer feature which you can program to make the coffee is a gem and saves loads of time. You can expect a hot cup of coffee every day when you wake up. In educational institutes it can save time by making the coffee moments before the break starts, thus saving time and waiting for a cup of coffee.
  • No more Spilling Coffee: There is an infrared sensor in the machine which stops the coffee maker from preparing coffee when the carafe or a cup is not below the egress point. It also stops the carafe from overfilling and spills due to it. If the machine detects no water is present in the system it gives an error code and stops operation. This feature means you don’t have spills and cleaning issues due to being absent minded. There is also an optional carafe lock which prevents the kids in the house from spilling the coffee by mistake.
  • Save Time get a quick coffee: Also as the water is directly connected to the machine, there is no preheating involved. It saves loads of energy and waste of electricity.

CONS

  • Only work with ground coffee beans: One feature that we would have loved to see was the ability to grind coffee beans. The Brew Express BEC-110BS can only work with ground coffee beans which means that the purists will have to spend time grinding the beans each time they want to have a fresh pot prepared.
  • Water filling Issue: Its design decision of having a direct water connection is also a flaw in some cases. For places where there is no water outlet nearby the operation can become a hassle. There is an optional accessory pump which can be connected to a 5 gallon water container to solve this issue. But then it increases the space needed for the system.

Brew Express BEC-110BS Review
Brew Express BEC-110BS review

Today we are going to review the Brew Express BEC-110BS 10-Cup countertop coffee system. There is tough competition in the high end coffee maker market and each competitor tries to stand out by adding new attractive features and designs.

Accessories Included

  • 10 cup express carafe
  • Express carafe lock
  • Quick connect water filter
  • 10 cup basket kit
  • Warranty
  • User manual

Key Features

1. Self-water Filling – The distinguishing feature of this model is the direct water feed. The machine features a direct water connection rather than a reservoir. This helps in adding fresh water whenever the coffee is made. In other models, the water needs to be changed if it has been left in the reservoir for too long. Also you need to keep adding water for each new batch. The Brew Express BEC-110BS eliminates this with its design features. Since there is a continuous supply of water you can keep brewing coffee without stopping.

2. Cup Selector – It also has a cup selector choice where you can choose to brew a single cup, a half carafe which is 5 cups or a full carafe which is 10 cups.

3. Timer Clock – Brew Express BEC-110BS has a programmable timer that allow you to set the time when It’s automatically brew coffee for you.

4. Save time – Brew Express BEC-110BS take ½ time to brew coffee then a conventional brewer. The BEC 110BS can also any other hot drink including cocoa, chocolate and tea.

Procedure

The coffee making process is very simple and you need not pore over the manual for a day and half to learn the different features. A quick glance can tell you how to brew the coffee and enjoy it. Once you switch on the machine and select the number of cups you want to prepare, the machine needs only 6 minutes to brew a full carafe of beverage. You need to add coffee beans or powder to the machine container and you are good to go.

The coffee quality

In our review of the Brew Express BES-110BS we were awed by the quality of the coffee prepared by the coffee maker. We believe that the primary objective of a coffee maker is to brew a mean cup of Joe and not to have loads of bells and whistles. Having a hundred features is meaningless if the coffee quality is poor. The Brew Express BEC-110BS is built to industry standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

The coffee maker quality

One cannot fault the coffee maker quality in Brew express BEC-110BS. It’s of the highest standard we have seen in our reviews. The coffee maker has a very modern look with stainless steel and high grade black plastic as its construction material. It also has a very small form and can fit on your walls saving space in the kitchen or office lunch room. The coffee maker also has a blue accent lighting feature which reflects nicely off the stainless steel body to create a classy look for the machine. The Brew Express BEC-110BS can be used in homes for personal use, in offices for general use and also in coffee shops for commercial use. It’s a true multitasker and can run problem free for a long time.

Ease of use

The Brew Express BEC-110BS is one of the easiest machines to use that we have come across in our reviews. It can be used by a layman with a 5 minute trial and error. The safety features mean that you cannot make a mess even if you tried. Cleaning is a breeze due to the lack of a water reservoir. The carafe is high quality and can be cleaned without a hassle.

Warranty details

The Brew Express BEC-110BS comes with a 1 year warranty. It may seem less at first glance but Brew Express is famous for its high quality materials and friendly customer service. The Brew Express BEC-110BS is tested over thousands of cycles to ensure a smooth and consistent operation.

Replacement parts availability

The replacement parts for Brew Express are easily available online with quick delivery. However, problem is that, most of the local stores are unable to provide you with replacement parts. So don’t need to walk store to store for the parts you need. Order online and get it in your door step.

Final Thought

Our review of the Brew Express BEC-110BS led us to the same conclusion that thousands of people before us have made. The Brew Express BEC-110BS is a gem of a machine. Its design and features won’t lead you to complain and the quality of the coffee is excellent. This is probably the best coffee maker you can find in the market at this price point.

 

 

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