CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Cuisinart Grind & Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker


I never thought I’d see the day that I stopped throwing down $2 (minimum) for a strong cup of coffee at the local coffee shop. Now, I throw down $8 for an entire bag of beans and have my coffee waiting for me in the morning-time.

Here’s what’s great about this machine. You put the beans in the built-in grinder, it grinds them into a fine powder, and makes the coffee. That’s it. It’s simple. It takes under a minute to get everything ready to go and then the coffee’s ready shortly thereafter. It’s delicious, too. So delicious that I’ve stopped using creamer altogether.

holiday_bug2007 The carafe keeps the coffee warm for hours and there’s a permanent filter so you don’t have to keep buying the paper ones. At $150, it’s a bit on the expensive side but it’s totally worth it if you drink coffee every day. There’s a timer function, too, so you can (say it with me) set it, and forget it. You’ll wake up in the morning to some delicious, delicious coffee.

DGB-600BC [Cuisinart]