Cuisinart® Coffee Center Black Stainless 10 Cup Countertop Thermal Coffee Maker and Single Serve Brewer-SS20 Fitzgerald, GA

Perfect for 2 cups of coffee and the black and stainless finish looks great and is easy to keep clean. Kitchen Selective upgrades the traditional coffee maker with advanced pause and serve technology, for those busy get-up-and-jet-off mornings. It comes in a variety of sleek modern colors and can brew up to 12 cups for heavy coffee-drinking households or offices.

I didn’t embark on this Cuisinart Coffee Center review expecting to get pour over quality coffee. However, I was pretty impressed by the results I got from the drip brewer side. During my test I brewed up a couple of pots using a natural process Nicaraguan coffee. Just know that this will affect the overall strength of your coffee, as it was measured out according to a specific coffee grind to water ratio. That to say, the earlier in the brewing process you grab a cup, the weaker it will be.

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It is on the smaller side, so it doesn’t take up too much of your counter space. It is not programmable, so you will have to fill the water reservoir and turn it on manually every time you want to use it. It does, however, automatically shut off 30 minutes after brewing has finished and your dripless stainless steel carafe is filled. As with the previous two models, the DCC-450BK has a brew pause feature, so you can interrupt brewing to get your first cup sooner.

The water reservoir is filled by flipping up the top lid, and there’s a water level indicator with cup markers on the side of the coffee maker. The Coffee Center comes with a reusable Hamilton Beach gold tone filter, but you can also use a #4 paper filter to brew coffee. Doing so can overflow your filter basket, so choose either one or the other when brewing your morning joe.