The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew makes sense for those who get a thrill from commanding their coffee maker by mobile app but not for people seeking strong java flavor.
If brewing up 10 cups of tasty coffee swiftly is what you're after, then the Bunn Velocity Brew BT should be on your short list, but its no-frills looks won't impress seekers of high appliance style.
The Cuisinart Burr Grind and Brew Thermal Coffeemaker tries to merge two appliances into one but you're better off buying a grinder and quality brewer separately.
Unless you have a very specific need for the data tracking or automation provided by the PicoBrew Zymatic, you will likely see very limited benefit for the cost of this machine over traditional home-brewing equipment.
Priced at $299, the Oxo Barista Brain 12-Cup has both intelligent design and brewing chops.
Do you fear running out of beer? PicoBrew's Wi-Fi-enabled KegSmarts takes its beverage monitoring very seriously.
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The OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker offers a simple way to go from grind to cup. The device steeps coffee and then releases it into a waiting beaker.
This Kickstarted automated home brewer has just started shipping to its backers, and promises to make craft brewing as easy as pushing a button.
GE's new Cafe smart refrigerator brews Keurig coffee pods right from its French doors.
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.