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Coffee the way it's meant to be
on April 1, 2017
This machine makes an amazing cup of coffee, especially if you DON'T use the included reusable filter. If you like hugging trees in your spare time, then just use recycled paper filters then clean, dry and recycle them when you use them. The difference between the coffee this machine makes with paper filters vs. the included reusable filter is night and day.
I am on my second one of these machines. First one had a problem with the electronics after about 5 years or so, second one has been going strong for 10 years. The original version of this machine had actual brushed stainless steel and was much more expensive because of it. They cheaped out on the finish of the current version, it's just brushed foil under a protective laminate. The finish isn't as good but still looks fine. The price DID come down accordingly though, since the current version costs about 60% of the price of the first version of this machine so it's much more affordable than it used to be.
I didn't buy the one I am using right now off Amazon, the one I bought here I got for my son for his birthday. He was never a big coffee fan until he started having coffee at my place after I discovered just how much better the coffee is through this machine with paper filters. Now he loves coffee too.
This machine can make even cheap Maxwell House junk taste good, even better than boutique coffees made in lower quality machines. Maxwell House half caf is the only readily available half caf coffee around here, which I like to have in the evening when I get home from work. I use a much better full caf coffee in the mornings.
If you love coffee, you won't regret buying one of these machines. Don't let the lack of a 'bold' button fool you either, the 1-4 cup switch serves the same purpose, so if you like your coffee bold, hit the 1-4 cup switch, no matter how many cups you are going to brew.