I am a coffee person. I drink way too much, but truly savor, appreciate and need good coffee. Starting my day with several cups of coffee is critical to the success of my day. For my coffee supply I use the Cuisinart Grind & Brew Coffee makfer. It retails for $149.00 and is worth every penny.
One of the many wonderful features this product has to offer is its ability to grind whole coffee beans immediately before brewing. This results in a flavorful and fresh pot of coffee every time. You just load the beans into the top compartment, add the water, and press brew. Viola! The sound and smell of the coffee beans meeting their demise, it the perfect way to start my day.
This model has a 10 cup capability but there is the option of customizing your brewing size to 1-4 cups. I have never used this feature as I require a full pot to function effectively. You can also program your desired brewing time up to 24 hours in advance. This is a wonderful feature for those of you who are not organized morning people!
This coffee makes has some great features to ensure a fresh pot such as a built in water filtration system that removes impurities from your tap water and a double wall thermal carafe which keeps your coffee warm and fresh.
There is a permanent filter than you can remove for cleaning. This is the one small thing about this model that keeps me from giving it a perfect rating. It can be a bit of a challenge to clean. Because this machine grind before it brews, the small coffee grind get into many little parts of the machine over an extended period of time. Daily I wash the removeable filter, but you do need to add the extra step of cleaning out the stay coffee ground every so ofter to ensure the life and happiness of your machine.
I have owned and loved my machine for over a year and it is still providing me with plenty of hot, fresh coffee on a daily basis. I highly recommend this product to any and all coffee lovers.