Top positive review
Quality Brewing Comparable to Expensive Machines
August 11, 2018
Having lost my $150 Belvita to an uncoupling (I loved him still and knew he needed great coffee but would never have gotten himself another expensive brewer), I decided to see if down-market options had improved the past several years. Happy to report they have!!! This brewer produces results that are so similar at a third the price. Brews a very tasty full pot from my home-ground beans in about ten minutes (6 with Belvita) but has a ‘pause’ feature the other does not so I can get a cup ASAP! Its charcoal water filter improves taste as well. Carafe keeps coffee hot for about 3 hours and warm for about 8, and if you close and save like I do, it stays fresh enough for a great tasting cup of iced coffee even the following day. I’m a purist who grinds her beans right before brewing so I haven’t tried and can’t comment on the electronic timed brew features. Carafe lid is a bit tricky but after a few days you get the hang of it. Gold mesh reusable filter is ideal for planet-lovers and lets zero silt through to spoil the cuppa. Coffee lovers, heed my words and have zero hesitation in ordering this machine at one-third the price point of its high-end contemporary. I can’t speak to durability yet as it’s a new purchase, but purely in function and taste, it matches its pricier competition.