When it comes to purchasing a coffeemaker, I’ve found that there
are five core issues that consumers hone in on before they shell
out money to buy a particular model and brand.

I’m the kind of person who strongly believes that there’s no
one-size-fits-all approach to buying anything. We all have
different priorities, even with coffeemakers.

I might be willing to spend a small fortune on mine, while you’re
being budget conscience. Or maybe I’m horrible at remembering to
turn off or clean my coffeemaker, so those features are important
to me, when to you, it’s as easy as remembering to brush your teeth
each morning.

I want to start with taste – because no matter how much you spend
or how fancy the coffeemaker looks, if the taste of your brew is
awful, it will ruin every morning of your existence.

One of the reasons I always recommend the Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew
Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker to people who put taste at
the forefront of what’s important in buying a coffeemaker is
because it comes with a mind-blowing amount of personalization
features.

But the personalization options are what bring the flavor of the
coffee to its best for you. One person may like stronger coffee,
while another likes weak coffee. Some can’t drink coffee that’s sat
over an hour, while others could sip on an entire pot throughout
the day.

The Cuisinart lets you decide how your coffee preferences should be
set, while many of the other coffeemakers give you either zero or
few options – you’re stuck with whatever they think is good for you.