If you have $200 to spend on a drip coffee-maker, pass on the Zojirushi Fresh Brew which makes pots that are much too bitter; buy a Bonavita BV1900TS instead.
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.
Saddled with a steep price and disappointing performance the NitroBrew falls flat on its promise to make delicious nitrogenated drinks at home.
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.
Priced lower than its bigger sibling and other gourmet coffeemakers, the $140 Bonavita is built to brew less java -- but it fails to do it well.
Do you fear running out of beer? PicoBrew's Wi-Fi-enabled KegSmarts takes its beverage monitoring very seriously.
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The $500 NitroBrew system is built to infuse any beverage with creamy, Guinness-style nitrogen bubbles.