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Coffeemakers

CBTL Americano
 
Price range:
$59.95 - $134.99
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Summary: This CBTL single-serve coffeemaker has:
  • a removable reservoir.
  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • It requires CBTL (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) capsules.
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Type: Single-serve coffeemakers
About - CBTL Americano

The CBTL Americano is part of the coffeemaker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pod coffeemaker models like the Americano are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


First-cup speed:
Indicates how quickly the machine produces the first cup of coffee. This also includes the time required to heat any internal water reservoir from room temperature.

Repeat speed:
Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.

Temperature consistency:
Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.

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The Ratings applied to untested model CBTL Briosa come from our tests of model CBTL Americano, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Has 2 control buttons for 6 selections. Does not have an ejection system for the used pods.
Features & Specs - CBTL Americano
info Can use two pods at a time No
info Dimensions H x W x D (in.) 12 x 7 x 16
info Average coffee temperature (°F) 180
info Maximum mug height (in.) 7.25
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User Reviews - CBTL Americano
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Leaking After One Year OF Use
1/25/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Very Good Espresso
Cons
Leaking
Loud
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
After a year of daily use the machine leaks when I make a second cup of coffee. I put a kitchen towel under the machine to absorb the liquid. The warranty is up so I guess I am stuck buying a new machine. Not sure I will buy another Americano.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best I've tried
1/10/2014
Pros
Brews Quickly
Can Use Verisimo Pods
Dependable
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Comment:
Ive had the K****** brand, the T** brand, the Mr.C****** brand, the CBTL has been the most dependable, makes the best tasting, and takes the least counter space of any of them. The multi settings via single button is awesome. BTW, it can use the Starbucks Verisimo pods!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Delicious
8/12/2013
Pros
Brews Quickly
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Cons
Feels Flimsy
Loud
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
Though it feels flimsier than the Kaldi which I owned for two years, this allows more variable settings. These pods taste like the coffee in the cafes of Italy. Using distilled water allows less frequent deep cleaning if the unit
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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