What to Look for in a Drip Coffee Maker

Drip Coffee MakerSo you’ve narrowed your choices and have decided you want a drip coffee maker.  But what to be on the lookout for?  What options are available to you and what are the most desirable?  Below you will find all the info you need to help you make a final decision.  And one that is right for you, not someone else.

Do you want your coffee ready for you in the morning?  Then you need to look for a drip coffee maker that has fully programmable settings.  Set everything up before you go to bed – water and grounds – set the program for the time you get up and start your day with your favorite brew! … Take a look at the Capresso SG120 or the Cuisinart DCC2800.

Do you often brew smaller amounts? Then you want a coffee maker that comes with a small batch setting — generally allowing you to brew 1 to 4 cups of coffee at a time without diluting the taste.  …  Take a look at the Capresso SG120.

If you’re brewing a full pot, do you often want to pour a cup before it’s done? Look for a pause and serve setting. This will temporarily halt the brew process, allowing you to pour a cup without flooding your countertop. …  Take a look at the Capresso SG120

Don’t like the taste of your tap water? To spare yourself having to filter your water between the tap and your coffee maker, look for a coffee maker with a built-in filter.

Do you grind your own beans? Look for a drip coffee maker that has an integrated grinder.

Don’t like the smell of burnt coffee? A little forgetful? Choose a model that has an automatic shut off.

Picky about brew strength? Some coffee makers do come with a brew strength control…. Take a look at the Capresso SG120 or the Cuisinart DCC2800.

This certainly isn’t an exhaustive list of all features available in drip coffee makers, but will hopefully give you enough information to be able to make an educated decision. For the most part, have listed the most common features. So now that you know what to look for in a drip coffee maker, why not head over to our reviews section via our buying guide or our comparison chart and pick one that’s right for you.