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Difference Between GEN3 and GEN4 Wilbur Curtis Twin Airpot Brewers


To keep the answer as simple as possible, the main reason for GEN4 is the touchscreen, icon driven options and multiple brew recipes/ names/brew sizes that can be assigned to different coffees. This is for the more discerning type customer or one that wants those options in the future. Once recipes are programmed, they can be saved to a USB and then downloaded to other GEN4 brewers if needed.

Also, the brew basket is larger (12.5” x 4” filter) and is more targeted for customers looking to brew close to SCAA Gold Cup standards with higher coffee throws. Up to 8 or 9 ounces of grounds per brew. Has a bypass option for fine tuning a 1 gallon batch.

The GEN 3 has one brew setting per side. It does have pre-infusion and pulse settings to maximize the brew. It has deluxe brew baskets (12.31”x 4.38” paper filter) that works best with up to 7 or 8 ounces of coffee.

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Baratza Grinder Comparison: Encore, Virtuoso, Sette 270, Sette 270 W, Vario, Vario W, Forte AP and Forte BG

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Rocket Espresso Machine Comparisons

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Best Coffee One Liners / Quotes

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Compak E5 Grinder vs Mazzer Mini Electronic Type A Grinder

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La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II vs Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machines

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