Hamilton Beach 12 Cup Brewstation - perhaps the best coffee maker ever!
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Perhaps The Best Coffee Maker, Ever?

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.

Never heard of Slaughter Beach? Don’t worry; here’s more about that tranquil destination.

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Hamilton Beach 12 Cup Brewstation - perhaps the best coffee maker ever!
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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.

And, 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.

Sleek, even.

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.

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

10 Comments

    • Liza Hawkins

      Hi Mary! I don’t have any sort of discount links – this wasn’t a sponsored post. I just happened to love it when I used the one in our vacation rental. 🙂 Maybe try reaching out to Hamilton Beach directly?

  • Alex Mastin

    Ok ok ok – Liza – I’ll agree with you on this one admit that this is a darn great coffee maker – especially if you’re sick of that awful tasting percolator coffee you seem to get on most street corners.

    BUT

    Coffee makers have come soooooo far since the Hamilton beach though. Have you ever seen or used either the Bonavita Coffee Maker (the one that drips right into a thermal flask) or the Technivorm Moccamaster?

    If not, please, I urge you to give them a try. Your mornings will be transformed!

    They are a little bit fancy (you mentioned that you don’t like fancy) but they are not ‘hipster coffee lover’ fancy….and that’s coming from me, a true hipster coffee lover 🙂

    • Liza Hawkins

      I’m not a fan of fancy kitchen gadgets with tons of bells and whistles, preferring simple set-ups. BUT, I do like a cup of coffee that tastes fancy! Ha! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for the two you mentioned — I’m still holding strong with my French press and regular ol’ drip maker for now…

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Robert

    Howdy Liza! I am not a tech guy but I like something which make my day easier. One is washing machine another coffee maker. Thats why I am reading you and enjoying it really. Old post but tastes fancy not like other content promoting post. Thank you!

    BTW I am not using Hamilton beach machine. 😛

  • Mastura

    Hi Liza, I also like simple coffee maker avoiding those too many function..Though love espresso, it’s great to have regular drip and sometimes French press. Appreciate that Hamilton Beach.

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