Best drip coffee maker should be...
But for the sake of discussion, I would choose one and you see if you agreed with me. The time to brew coffee must be short and there must be minimum wastage of coffee.
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This 2 criteria is even more important when looking for the best drip coffee maker. Most drip coffee maker, by its nature of a drip brews coffee at a slower pace. And as most are using warmer plates, the coffee tends to be either stale (not hot) or bitter (too hot).
So, if I would to look for a best among the drip coffee maker, then it would have to fulfilled the 2 criteria highlighted above. If it is about storing coffee and keeping it hot then I would definitely suggest the Zojirushi EC-BD15BA.
However, we are looking for a speedy brew as well and in the market there are many models that are faster than the Zojirushi and one of them is the Braun Impression KF 600.
If I would to choose, then Braun KF 600 would be my choice for the best drip coffee maker. Simply because it does a quick brew and it has a thermal ability to keep coffee hot for up to 4 hours.
The fast brewing is important if you do not want to drink stale coffee. Some folks actually told me that even with a thermal carafe, sometimes their coffee is merely warm but not hot. This, I believe is due to the brewing process.
Dripping through a filter is not a fast process and when interact with the environment, the coffee cools down. So, one of the criteria to being a best drip coffee maker is to have fast brewing -like Braun KF 600.
Brewing hot coffee is great, however, after spending time brewing it, you look forward to enjoying a few more cups in the hours to come. Most drip coffee maker offers warmer plates as a solution to keep your coffee hot.
However, if the temperature is set too low, the coffee still becomes stale. Set too high, you would burn the coffee. Only a good thermal carafe can deliver hot coffee after 3 hours.
In this area, Braun KF 600 score another win with its thermal carafe ability to keep coffee warm for more than 4 hours.
There you have it, my version of
best drip coffee maker
, able to brew coffee speedily and able to keep it hot for hours...