Perhaps the best...? IT IS THE BEST AFTER 5 YEARS!!!
Mr. Benjamin D. Tweedle "Murkereedime", Amazon
21 December 2012
Summary: I drink a lot of coffee a pot a day two pots a day on the weekend. I'm a stickler for quality and taste, I'm a former Starbucks Batista,store manager and Coffee Master with a sip of coffee I can tell you the region of the coffee and perhaps how the coffee was processed and how long it was roasted.
Like others' reviews, unit died after 18 months. So did it's replacement. Don't Buy!
30 November 2012
Summary: The coffee maker is seriously cheap quality. The unit decided after 18 months to stop heating and pouring the water through to make coffee. Sure Krups will repair it ~ but I have to pay the shipping and I have to go without a coffee maker for about a month to get it fixed. Besides the unit just outright dying, the filter baskets that Krups uses are CHEAP.
Summary: Variability in the grind of the beans and how much coffee is ground fresh for each pot give an excellent degree of brew control not found on the Cuisinart grind and brew model. The machine is easier to clean, but spills a small amount of coffee grounds when the basket cover snaps into position after grinding. The warmer has a two hour shut off, which seems like an industry standard now, an option for longer hold times would be nice.
Summary: This was the best coffee maker until it began leaking a year after purchasing. This coffee maker allows you to make coffee to your liking based on settings for brew strength and grind size. I'd purchase another to save me from using a separate grinder if it didn't break so soon. I suggest using a good gold filter for the best coffee taste. Anything else (paper, steel filter) will taint the flavor.
Summary: Absolutely the best coffepot ever! Bought this upon recommendation of another owner and he was right. This replaced my Melitta Smart brew which made good coffee til the weatherstation suddenly died and the lid would not open to put coffee in. That replaced a Cuisinart Grind and Brew which made OK coffee but would occasionally overflow and spill coffee all over the counter in the morning.
Summary: This coffee maker with the coffee bean grinder makes excellent coffee! We were grinding our coffee and using a press before we purchased this machine. It took a lot of our time to get a good cup of coffee. With this unit we set it up at night and it automatically comes on in the morning and we wake to the smell of great fresh coffee. Absolutely delighted with it!
Summary: It is hands-down the best coffee maker I've had. But my first one broke after 12 months. It stopped heating the water. My second one broke after 18 months. It stopped grinding. Both have been replaced for free because I bought the ~$20 extended warranty. Highly recommended for this unit. Do some Google searches and you'll see that people love this machine, but it will break before 2 years is up.
Best cup of coffee I have had, but very unreliable quality
1 September 2011
Summary: To start with, this makes the best cup of coffee of any coffee maker I have ever owned. The downside is that it is very unreliable in the long term. So far I have purchased one unit where the grinder quit working and one where it just would not brew the coffee. I went to buy another unit which was in an opened box, but before I bought it I asked the seller to try it, the grinder did not work!