I’ve been making coffee with a tiny little coffeemaker that makes a max of 4 cups at a time, for years. It was perfect during college but a pain these days since I love entertaining, and the more the merrier.

So when Lon and I did our wedding registry, we did some research to pick out a good coffeemaker with a larger capacity, but we were concerned about how much counter space it would take up. After reading tons of reviews and looking at lots of specs, we chose the Cuisinart DCC-1200, a 12-cup programmable coffeemaker. We recently received the coffeemaker from Lon’s relatives, Elaine and Stephen, and it has exceeded my expectations. It’s easy to use and easy to clean, and very attractive. It has several functions and looks high-tech. But, I didn’t realize that it would make better tasting coffee. The pamphlet explains that it’s water filter improves the water therefore improving the coffee. I’ve heard that the temperature at which it brews can also effect the quality. I’m not sure what does it here, but I really think the same coffee (Kona is my main coffee) tastes better made by this coffeemaker.

We’ve been seeing commercials for another model that looks similar but also grinds coffee beans before brewing, the Cuisinart DGB-600BC. That’s convenient but it’s about twice as expensive and coffee grinders cost about $20.

If you’re looking for a coffeemaker, I highly recommend the Cuisinart DCC-1200.

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