Flavia J10NBK Fusion Coffee Brewer Review
Despite an odd design, the Flavia Fusion won't disappoint coffee fanatics. Summary
A pod coffee maker's coffee strength is always going to be a point of contention for those used to a standard coffee brewer. We have two brewing trials for the largest and smallest settings on the device and used a refractometer to calculate the total dissolved solids (TDS) of each cup. This determines how strong of a brew you're going to get from the brewer. More on how we test the brewing process.
The Flavia J10NBK Fusion's Alterra coffee helps prove that strong coffee can indeed be brewed from a pod machine. Its largest cup came out with a high TDS score of 0.77%, a high number in comparison to other machines we've tested that are in the 0.55% to 0.60% range. In our small cup test with its strongest coffee, it topped out at a whopping 1.75%, which is one of the highest numbers we've seen. For a machine that creates so many different types of drinks, these numbers are impressive.
Time to Brew
The Flavia J10NBK Fusion's small cup time (42 seconds) was a bit higher than some other pod coffee makers that we've tested, but it brewed a quick cup of large coffee at 54 seconds. It should be noted that it takes some time (5-6 minutes) to prime the machine and have it ready to brew, which can obviously be an annoyance.
You'll have a choice between 3, 4 1/3, 5 2/3, 7, and 8 1/3-ounce cups when brewing coffee with the Flavia J10NBK Fusion.
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