Ideal Automatic Drip Coffee Maker

I got a question the other day from a friend. He needed to make coffee 10 cups at a time and several times in the morning and his french press was not keeping up. What is your favorite automatic drip coffee maker?

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: November 18, 2013 | Updated: November 18, 2013

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I have a friend. Don't the best questions start with I have a friend who...  Anyway a I was recently asked this question:

"In the morning, on my way to work I grind beans and use a travel french press to make my morning cup.  Two weeks ago we lots of company and the french press just could not keep up with 7 coffee drinking adults in the morning.  What automatic coffee maker do you recommend, when you have a home full of coffee drinkers?"

It was a good question. So many drip coffee makers do not get the water hot enough (195 to 205) and while other can not get all the water through in the correct amount of time.

I am a big fan of the thermal metal carafees for groups of people.  I like the fact that the coffee does not sit and cook all morning long.

Because price is always an issue, lets ask the question 3 ways

  1. What automatic coffee machine do you reccommend for under $100?
  2. What automatic coffee maker do you reccommend for under $200?
  3. What automatic coffee maker do you if price is not a concern?

Interersted to see what everybody likes, and why

I know many in the specialty coffee world really prefer the pour overs and other slower manual processes.  There does come a time when you need to supply a room full with their daily caffiene. 

So which automatic drip machine do you like?


Steven Johnson

Steven is a web developer and big coffee enthusiast. He lives in Atlanta, with his wife and two little girls.

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