Cuisinart DGB-625BCFR Grind and Brew 12 Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal - Certified Refurbished
Quick, easy, and delicious coffee is always at hand with the Cuisinart Grind & Brew 12 Cup Automatic Coffeemaker. This incredible coffeemaker freshly grinds whole beans just before brewing using its inbuilt grinder to produce the best coffee for you every time. The large control panel makes it easy to program the coffeemaker, meaning your fresh pot of coffee is always ready when you need it. The sleek design and brushed metal finish looks great on any kitchen countertop.
Grind and Brew Coffeemaker
Retire your alarm clock and wake up instead to the rich aroma of freshly ground, just brewed coffee, with the Cuisinart Grind & Brew Automatic Coffeemaker. This deluxe 12-cup model offers the best of Cuisinart's expert coffeemaking technology to deliver unsurpassed ease of use and rich full-bodied coffee flavor. With streamlined European styling and a graceful carafe, it's a beautiful addition to any kitchen.
A perfect addition to any modern kitchen, this 12-cup automatic coffeemaker grinds whole beans right before brewing to produce a fresh and flavorful pot of coffee. Its 24-hour full programmability means the unit can be set for "wake-up" coffee or for having coffee ready when it's time to serve dessert--without having to get up from the table. In addition, its brew-pause function makes it possible to sneak a cup before the end of the brewing cycle.
The Grind & Brew Coffeemaker features a separate grinding assembly and filter chamber to make beans easy to add and used grounds easy to remove. A convenient "grind off" control turns the grinder off when preground coffee is used.
Smaller amounts can be brewed without any loss of flavor thanks to the units 1- to 4-cup setting. For added convenience, the coffeemaker provides a large control panel, adjustable automatic shut-off from zero to four hours, and a 12-cup (5 ounces each) glass carafe with a generous stay-cool handle and drip-free pouring spout.
Displays time of day and Auto On times.
On/Off button with LED Indicator
Manually turns coffeemaker on or off.
An audible tone sounds 5 times when brew cycle is complete.
1-4 Cup Setting
Improves extraction, flavor and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups.
Hour and Minute Buttons
Use to program clock and Auto On function.
Grind Off Button with LED Indicator
Turns off the grinder when using pre-ground coffee.
Program Button with LED Indicator
Sets and/or displays programmed Auto On time.
The Perfect Cup of Coffee
Element 1: Water
Coffee is 98% water. The quality of that water is as important as the quality of your coffee. If water doesn't taste good from the tap, it won't taste good in your coffee. That's why Cuisinart has added a water filter to the Grind & Brew Coffeemaker. The charcoal filter removes chlorine, bad tastes, and odors, for the purest coffee flavor, every time you brew.
Element 2: Coffee
While coffee is 98% water, all of the flavor comes from the beans. To achieve the same great taste you enjoy at a coffee bar, you need to use the same quality of coffee.
Buy the beans fresh and whole, only about two weeks' supply at a time for maximum freshness. Once the coffee bean is broken, its flavor degrades very quickly. That's why the Grind & Brew grinds your coffee just prior to brewing. If it is not practical to buy small supplies, separate larger amounts of beans into one to two week portions immediately after purchase, and freeze them in airtight containers.
The best way to maximize freshness is to minimize exposure to air, light, and moisture. So, once beans have been removed from the freezer, maintain them in a sealed container at room temperature, since damaging condensation occurs every time the beans are removed from the freezer or refrigerator. Note that some coffee experts advise against freezing dark-roast beans, because freezing can cause the oils to coagulate. Other experts disagree. We suggest you experiment and decide for yourself.
Element 3: Grind
The grind is critical for proper flavor extraction. If the grind is too fine, over-extraction and bitterness will result. Too fine a grind may also clog the filter. If grind is too coarse, the water will pass through too quickly and the maximum flavor will not be extracted. The Grind & Brew is preset for a medium grind, the optimal grind for this type of coffeemaker.
Element 4: Proportion
Coffee that is too strong or too weak is always a disappointment. Follow the recommended portions of ground coffee in the instructions included with every Grind & Brew, and later adjust the amount to suit your taste. The Grind & Brew makes up to twelve (12) 5-ounce cups of coffee
Manufacturer Cuisinart LWH 8.10" x 8.00" x 15.00" UC Weight 12.10lb UC Cubic Feet 1.2 UC LWH 11.80" x 9.75" x 16.50" MC Quantity 2 MC Weight 24.20lb MC Cubic Feet 2.68 MC LWH 25.00" x 12.50" x 17.50" Product Dimensions 12 x 17 x 9 inches Item Weight 9.14 pounds