Last Updated on September 18, 2020 by Liza Hawkins
Could this Hamilton Beach model be the best coffee maker ever? Perhaps. I just returned from another amazing, relaxing, mostly unplugged, full-of-book-reading, family vacation to Slaughter Beach in Delaware.
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Anyway, one of the great things about staying in someone else’s house is that you can potentially try new household gadgets that you would’ve otherwise known nothing about.
Like, a great memory foam mattress and a fancy smart TV.
Or, perhaps the best coffee maker ever.
No, Hamilton Beach isn’t sponsoring this post. I feel like it’s important to disclose that there’s no need for a disclosure here.
I’m simply happy to report, that after trying so many different coffee makers (I’m kind of an expert. Not really.), the one that we used all week at our beach house pretty much rocks.
I’m deciding whether or not to “accidentally” drop my current coffee pot in the sink I can’t wait until my current coffee pot breaks so that I can have an excuse to run out and buy this one.
Which coffee maker, you ask?
The Hamilton Beach 12-cup Coffee Maker, Programmable BrewStation, that’s what.
It’s the beauty of set-it-the-night-before, have-it-ready-to-go-in-the-morning goodness, mixed with the loveliness of being able to grab one mugful at a time, without splashing and drippy-ness all over the counter.
(Because I always manage to make a mess when I’m pouring coffee from a regular coffee pot. Always.)
It’s also not super fancy, which I happen to appreciate.
I don’t need an option for espresso or lattes, foam or froth. Fancy settings and extra add-ons that can break. You know.
And yet, it looks modern and a little fancy.
Except the water fill-up and coffee clean-up are both amazingly plain and simple.
That water tank on the right side lifts right out, making for easy-breezy filling up at the sink—NO POURING!!!
And when you’re done sipping your last mugful of the day, all you do is lift the bucket out, discard the (regular, non-fancy filter), and pour any remaining coffee out via the second vessel that just lifts right out of the unit.
I mean, really. It’s pretty amazing from an ease of use standpoint.
Note: I still consider the French press to be the best tasting at-home brewed cup of coffee.
You’d be hard pressed (ha-ha, see what I did there?) to find a smoother mugful of Joe around.
“Pour over” methodologists might disagree, however.
This regular coffee pot though? Awesome.