Well, finally worked up the nerve to post to this board. I suppose I'm not a true Chowhound (my tastes are too limited), but I do enjoy the learning experience here.
I've searched through the last 1,000 posts on this site, and have studied the responses to my question, but now must ask it here. I need a new coffee maker. I'm not a gourmet coffee drinker, but do enjoy it in the morning. What do I want in a coffee maker? It's gotta taste good, I've gotta be able to program it to come on in the morning, it's gotta keep coffee hot for more than two hours, and it's gotta make at least 10 cups.
Your posts on coffee makers including Bodum and french press all sound very interesting, but just don't fit our simple coffee needs! So.......can you help? Oh! One more thing....I will NOT ever again have a white coffee maker. Icky! I'm countin' on your knowledge here, 'cause if I'm shelling out the dough, I'd like to get some good advice on producing a good cup of coffee. THANKS!!