Mr. Coffee BVMC-FM1 20-Ounce Frappe Maker

Go ahead, indulge. These thick, tasty drinks will perk you up, ravish your sweet tooth, and whip your taste buds into a frenzy. They can even be made with decaf for those who prefer the taste without the jitter. A Frappe is really any sort of icy, blended drink. It’s usually made with coffee, but there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the ingredients. A Frappe can be wildly imaginative, wonderfully exotic, thoroughly classic, or somewhere in between.

Product Features

  • Frappe maker brews and blends at the touch of a button
  • Cross between a coffee machine and a blender
  • Removable brew basket; “pulse” button for control over consistency
  • 20-ounce dishwasher-safe blending jar; small footprint
  • Uses 4-cup basket coffee filters (not included)

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  1. Roberta Karchner 01/10/2012 at 1:45 am - Reply

    I’m in LOVE! Many people buy this machine to save money from the expensive coffee houses.I bought it because the nearest location I can buy a Frappe is 25 miles from home …I also bought it because I like coffee in the afternoon, and I could use decaf …And then there’s the fact that I’m diabetic and need low carb choices …So for me, it not only saves money, but it makes the impossible possible.I’ve been using the , with 1/2 cup water in the top. Then in the blender I add 2 cups of ice, 3 TBS low Carb chocolate syrup, Equal, and 1/4 cup nonfat milk.Three minutes later I have a scrumptious frappe, fully approved by my doctor! Because of the low calorie count and the lack of caffeine, I can have as many of these as I want at any time of day. Right now I’m whipping one up for breakfast and another one in the evening as a low calorie substitute for ice cream.Everything on this is easy to use and easy to clean. It made no more noise than the blender I was using to try to make my own (unsuccessfully), and not a drop leaked anywhere. Everything locks tightly for a safe and mess-free experience.I love the recipe book included (which even has some alcoholic options), but the best part for me is being able to substitute what I like to make my very own perfect frappe. I like mine light (like McDonalds), but if you want a heavier coffee flavor, you simply add more grounds to make it your way.I’ve put my coffee maker away for the summer (maybe forever), and moved the blender back under the counter. Since this is smaller than my blender, it hardly takes any counter space.Fortunately, I opened the box before I brought it home and realized it needed the 4 cup basket filters, so I was able to grab them while I was still at the store. I bought the 2-4 cup size which fit perfectly. But other than wishing the information on the filters was included in the details on the outside of the package, it was a wonderful purchase for me.I bought this locally on sale, and as a result this will more than pay for itself in about two weeks … *** NOTE *** The video is “real time” so you can see exactly how long it takes to go from beginning to end. It actually took me longer to upload the video to Amazon than to make the Frappe – and in the time it takes you to watch the video, you could be sipping yours!SPECIAL NOTEMr. Coffee has recently come out with a latte maker . If you are looking for something similar to use for your winter drinks, it is nearly as awesome as the frappe maker. I have posted a video there as well, and now rotate between them based on season.*** Edited Review *** I purchased a second Frappe machine for my daughter which we used about 5 times a day for a week. She is using ice cubes from her freezer, and even though we were sure her lid was secure, one of the ice cubes caught the lid wrong (or is it right) and loosened it, causing the “kitchen mess” others have reported occurred. This happened once in about 35 times of use.I am using smaller crushed ice and ice from an ice machine (small and round) and have not had it happen on my machine yet, even though I have made more than 70 frappes in my machine – but I have removed a star, Mr Coffee really does need to make sure the lid is secure and locks.****Second Edit**** This morning (about 10 months after I purchased the Cafe Frappe, my unit would not power up. :'( However, I called customer support and they were able to walk me though a quick fix. I’m back up and running. Since customer support is important to me, I wanted to add this to my review.

  2. Erica 01/10/2012 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Convenient combo machine This product doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do on your own with a blender and a coffee machine, but the combination of the two makes the frappe-making process much more convenient. In the few weeks I’ve owned it, I’ve found myself just making my own frappes instead of running to the local coffee shop. The accompanying recipe book offers some great ideas, including tea frappes. As a warning to those who don’t keep paper coffee filters around the house, the package doesn’t even include a sample filter, so you’ll need to purchase four-cup size filters before you can try out the product.The process is simple. Set up the coffee brewer by placing a filter, 3-6 scoops of ground coffee, and water in the machine. In the blending pitcher, add ice cubes and other ingredients (e.g. ice cream, milk, flavor syrup, alcohol, etc.). Turn it on, and the coffee (or tea) brews directly into the pitcher, which then automatically starts a pulsed blending cycle. There is a separate “blend” button that can be used if you find the drink requires further blending once the automatic cycle is complete.The machine has worked great for me, but there are a few reasons I’m not giving it a full five stars. The coffee flavor is a bit weak, so I sometimes also add my own shot of espresso in the blending pitcher, which sort of defeats the purpose of the product (though I’m someone who prefers the darkest straight espresso shots, so I realize others might find the by-the-book frappes fine as is). Ideally, the product would have a built-in coffee grinder so I wouldn’t also have a grinder to clean, but that would obviously increase its cost. In regards to cleaning, it’s worth mentioning that the components of the machine aren’t dishwasher safe.If you’re like me and tend to keep a collection of gimmicky small kitchen appliances to inspire you to make things you might not otherwise think to make, this is a great item to have around. It operates well, and some of the little details like the automatic pulsed blending as well as the option to perform extra blending as needed render it truly functional.

  3. John Anderson "Frappe Lover" 01/10/2012 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Great Item, Saves Time I recently purchased the Mr Coffee Frappe Maker after seeing an ad for it. I thought of the times I have had to stand in the long lines at the local coffee house, how many times they have made my Frappe wrong because they were in a rush to deal with the long lines and of course the cost they charge. I figured for $[…] it was worth a shot. The Frappe Maker gives you the control of strength of coffee or other goodies you may want in your drink, syrup, sugar, etc. The ad claims in delivers the product in 3 minutes and it does! I was personally delighted with the end product. It will have paid for itself after a mere 20 visits to the local coffee house. I am pleased with the ease of use and the convenience it provides. I can make myself a Frappe in my own home saving time and money, this is a great product for those that do not have a need to impress others by drinking coffee house Frappes. I anticipate many other copycat products following suit. Every so often a product comes along that is affordable and does exactly what you want it to do…….this is that product and it’s affordable. Try it, if you don’t like it, return it, you will be surprised how convenient it is however.

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