Our old coffeemaker finally died. So we've decided to get a coffeemaker that will be worthy of the Blue Bottle coffee we put in it.
We don't have a lot of counterspace so it needs to have a reasonable footprint. We'll be upgrading from a grinder to a mill as well.
What do we get? I've looked at Amazon and Consumer Reports, here's the lead contenders:
Capresso 440.05 MT-500 -- $145 -- 4.0 stars http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000... Lovely, and brews the best-tasting coffee. Brews fast. Expensive. May be finicky to set up correctly. Charcoal filter ($10 for three, lasts 2 months). Timer. Small-batch setting.
Bunn BT10-B -- $111 -- 4.0 stars
Nearly commercial grade. Great coffee with free reduced flow spray tip (very good coffee without). Brews almost instantly, by keeping water hot in
reservoir. (Might be expensive to keep hot water hot.) Longest warranty. Requires Bunn paper
filters. No timer. No small-batch setting. Big footprint.
Braun KF600 Impressions -- $80 -- 4.5 stars
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000... Solid value. Good coffee. Works well. Brita filter ($10 for two, lasts 2-3 months). No timer. No small-batch setting.