Flavia J10NBK Fusion Coffee Brewer Review
Despite an odd design, the Flavia Fusion won't disappoint coffee fanatics. Summary
Though the Flavia J10NBK Fusion has an outside-the-box design and requires consistent cleaning because of spewed coffee, its controls help set it apart from other machines that brew strong coffee.
The Flavia J10NBK Fusion's brewing chamber has an interesting design that could draw comparisons to a toy. Users need to slide the Alterra coffee packet inside it and then slide a metallic cover across the face of the chamber. Keep in mind that there may be some resistance when trying to close the chamber's cover, but it's likely the packet's freshness seal being broken.
Though the user controls are a bit less intuitive than those that brew K-Cup and other pod coffee brewers that we've reviewed, the Flavia J10NBK Fusion gives customers plenty of options. Customers can adjust drink size based on the size of circles on the dial to 3, 4 1/3, 5 2/3, 7, and 8 1/3 ounces. There are also three drink option buttons: "Choco/other", "Coffee, tea", and "Frothy/2 pack". You can move the brewing chamber height up and down by pressing the grey button on its left side.
The Flavia J10NBK Fusion's reservoir is slightly below average in size at 1.3 liters (43.95 ounces). It isn't the easiest to remove because it's located on the backside and the spring that attaches it to the machine's base often gets stuck while trying to pulling it out.
In the Box
All that came along with the Flavia J10NBK Fusion in the box was the box of 34 Alterra coffee, tea, and hot chocolate packets and its charcoal water filter that's to be inserted into the base of the reservoir. Flavia recommends that the filter be replaced every 2-3 months and costs $11.
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