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Flavia J10NBK Fusion Coffee Brewer Review

Despite an odd design, the Flavia Fusion won't disappoint coffee fanatics. Summary

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Design Overview

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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.

Brewing Chamber

Brewing Chamber Photo
Slide the cover to the right to insert the brewing pod.

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.

Controls

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Choose between sizes and coffee, frothy or chocolate drinks.

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.

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The power button is located on the bottom of the back side.

Reservoir

Reservoir Photo
You can fit a good amount of water in the Fusion's reservoir.

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

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The machine comes with an extra filter and Alterra pods.

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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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Performance
  4. Usability
  5. vs. Bosch Tassimo T45
  6. vs. Cuisinart SS-700
  7. vs. Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1-WM-001
  8. Conclusion
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