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This is one of the few electric coffee makers certified for quality and performance by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. It's the smartest auto-drip coffeemaker for people who value simplicity done at the highest level. There's only one button, and there are few parts to clean. "Bonavita created the best drip coffee I've tasted so far," says CNET senior editor and household appliance tester Brian Bennett, who gave it a rare 4.5 stars and Editor's Choice award. The appliance should fit on even the most cramped countertops. By holding down the on-off switch for 5 seconds, the Bonavita pre-infuses the grounds before the full-blown brewing begins, which helps round out overly acidic flavors from freshly roasted coffee beans. At $199, it's $100 less than the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 rival, and it's just as good. Read Bennett's more detailed review with photos and video.

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