I need a recommendation for a good coffee maker... not looking for a single cup deal, need a carafe style so I can make several cups at a time.
What do you use/like?
Oh yeah, I'd also like to be able to set it the night before so coffee is ready and waiting.
Every pot I brew lately is bitter, regardless of coffee brand, amount used and all that jazz.
I've had coffee makers that I liked, but they didn't last more than a year. I got tired of replacing them, so I bought a Cuisinart that makes 14c of coffee and I love it. I don't often make the full 14c, but it's there if I want it. I bought it from Amazon, based on good reviews, AND especially because it came with a 3 year warranty. I'll try to look up the link and edit this post with the one I bought. You may not need such a large capacity, but I'd recommend Cuisinart, even in a smaller capacity model.
You can set it to brew so it's ready in the morning, and I like that it has the "sneak a cup" feature as well. You can also program the warming burner to keep coffee either very hot or not so hot. I just left mine on medium.
Edited to add: this is the one I got:
[This message edited by Too_Trusting at 8:03 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)]
Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
FWSO likes it cold and DS has taken to drinking coffee once in a while (yeah, he's 12 going on 45)
But the other problem is that the clock went out on it, the display actually never worked, so I can't program it to make coffee.... which would be nice for work days when I have to leave home at 6:30am.
Its worked well for us for over ten years.
We use it to make pots of tea for iced tea (and occasionally we make coffee). When this one dies, I want a Keurig.
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They have one with a coffee grinder built in - if you are into fresh ground coffee. Mmmmmmm
I agree, tho - Krups makes outstanding coffee!
Mr. Coffee machines probably get the water hot enough, but the route the water takes through the grinds doesn't work for me. Bunn machines, too, don't do it for me.
I've gotten drip coffee I love from Technivorm ($280), Bonavita ($170), and a Kenwood deLonghi knock off of Technivorm ($45) electric machines and from Melitta and Chemex manual carafes/filters. (Prices/info on machines from surlatable.com. I get no benefit from Sur La Table's sales.) The only one of the electrics that I've owned is the Kenwood, and I hope it never breaks.
I've used basic Braun, Krups, and Cuisinart at home, but they never got the water hot enough.
If you buy a coffee maker with a grinder, make sure the grinder is a good burr grinder - a grind tastes immensely better than a smash, and most of the grinders sold really smash the beans.
I, too, make hot coffee, drink some, and use the rest for iced coffee. It's the best way.
drip coffee fetishist
[This message edited by sisoon at 12:15 PM, July 4th (Friday)]
No timer though, but I don't care. The flavour is outstanding.
Oh, and as sissoon said about the coffee maker taking enough time to send the water through the coffee - the Cuisinart I have also has a bold setting that sends the water through the grounds more slowly. I use that ALL the time because I like my coffee so strong, it has been mistaken for diesel fuel...
[This message edited by Too_Trusting at 5:09 PM, July 4th (Friday)]
Jrc, have you considered MC?
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