The Coffee Brewer

For some people, coffee is more than just a beverage: it’s a real passion. If you know somebody who just loves the perfect cup, then buying them a coffee brewer this Christmas could be the perfect option. Here’s a quick guide to the most popular models for Christmas 2010.

1) Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker

This retro-styled, stainless steel coffee brewer can brew 12 cups of coffee, and features a programmable timer to brew coffee in the morning, a permanent Gold Tone filter (so you won’t need to use paper filters), and a three year warranty.

2) Black & Decker DCM18S Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug

This is the perfect choice of coffee maker for those looking for something more cost effective. It’s a personal coffee brewer and brews directly into the included 15-ounce travel mug. It comes with a permanent filter, and includes an auto shut-off function. Great for those who just need the ability to grab a single cup of coffee when they need it.

3) Cuisinart DCC-1150 Coffee Maker

This 10 cup coffee maker includes a built in timer to ensure your coffee is ready for you when you wake up in the morning. It also includes a 1 to 4 cup setting if you only need a smaller amount of coffee, an auto shut off function, charcoal water filter and gold tone filter. The thermal carafe ensures that the coffee stays hot once the machine has turned off.

4) DeLonghi BAR32 Retro Pump-Driven 35 Ounce Espresso Maker

This coffee maker features a retro design and will brew 35 ounces of coffee at a time. It comes with a single and double espresso filter, and can make ground espresso or use pods. It is easy to use, and comes in at an affordable price.

5) Black & Decker DCM2500B SmartBrew Coffeemaker

This is another very affordable coffee maker that can brew 12 cups of coffee. Its features include the ability to wake up to fresh coffee, a stay-hot plate that works for two hours, automatic shut off, and the “Sneak-A-Cup” feature that means you won’t have to wait until the whole pot is brewed.

Which Coffee Brewer Should You Choose?

It’s important to consider the recipient carefully when choosing a coffee brewer. For example, they may have limited space or need a brewer they can take with them to different locations, in which case a single cup brewer could be the best option. Other factors to consider include the filter type, whether it comes with an attached grinder, whether a timer is included and so on.

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