Coffee makes you smarter. Don't believe it? Ask any coffee drinker to give it up and then ask them how smart they feel the next morning at 8 a.m. Probably kind of slow; hence, coffee makes you smarter (that's how Aristotelian logic works, right?). While a cup of coffee is all fine and good for achieving higher brain functions, the fount from which the elixir bubbles is usually as dumb as a doorknob. Most coffee makers aren't good at making one cup; they excel at making a pot. Despite the brainpower that a 12-cup carafe provides, sometimes all that is desired is a single cup.
The Breville BDC600XL YouBrew features programmable settings allowing it to brew for differently sized vessels. From a single cup or travel mug to a full carafe, the coffeemaker provides the exact amount that is desired. Coffee drinkers (who presumably have already had a cup to start the day) might be thinking that the same thing could be achieved by simply putting less water and ground coffee in the machine. This may be true for the less-intelligent coffeemakers out there, but this model ups the ante by dosing out the required amount of coffee itself (from the integrated burr grinder) necessary for the selected setting. It even knows to heat up the water before brewing lesser quantities. Throw in the inclusion of the programmable timer and you can rest easy on slow mornings with the knowledge that at least the coffeemaker is smart enough to know what to do.
Available in November.