Humble drip coffeemaker heats up
The Bunn Phase Brew Coffee Maker features a two-stage brewing process. First water is fully heated, and then it is released over coffee grounds.
Drip coffeemakers have to be one of the best inventions ever. Simple to use, they offer intuitive operation that anyone can enjoy. And besides, they make coffee; can't get much better than that. Despite their basic operation, or perhaps because of it, drip coffeemakers have become ubiquitous appliances that have a place in any home. For the most part, all these coffeemakers operate on the same principle: water slowly drips through coffee grounds on its way to becoming a magical elixir.
The Bunn Phase Brew Coffee Maker operates a little differently than a standard drip coffeemaker model. Featuring a heating phase in which water is completely brought up to temperature, the coffeemaker holds the water until it is ready. This six-minute heating phase is designed to allow for full extraction of flavor. When the water is fully heated, a four-minute brewing phase releases the water over the coffee grounds.
Coffeemaker-makers as well as coffee-drinkers love to experiment (as long as the end result is a good cup of coffee). Features that prove to be beneficial have a way of ending up in every model. (Just for the record, one of the more popular features--programmable start time--is incorporated on this model.) A humble drip coffeemaker may be found in practically every household, but with constantly evolving features, it may be worth a second look.