Category: Coffee Makers

Mr Coffee Pod + 10 Cup Combo Brewer Review

Dual coffee makers are a great way to combine two ways to brewing a cup while saving on counter-top space. Whether you want to brew a single-cup of coffee or a full carafe, a machine like Mr Coffee’s combo machine can do it for you.

Mr. Coffee® Pod + 10-Cup Space-Saving Combo Brewer, Black
  • TWO WAYS TO BREW: Brew a single serving using a pod, or up to 10 cups into a carafe using grounds
  • COMPACT & SPACE SAVING: Compact design saves up to 50% more countertop space* *As compared to having both the BVMC-PSTX91RB-NP and the BVMC-HC-CIPS units on the countertop
  • STRONG BREW SELECTOR: Brew a bolder cup of coffee at the touch of a button with the Strong Brew Selector
  • MULTIPLE BREW SIZE OPTIONS: Select-a-Cup feature uses the perfect amount of water depending on your selected brew size
  • ADVANCED WATER FILTRATION: Includes Advanced Water Filtration to reduce impurities and improve coffee flavor

How It Works

Operating the machine is quite simple and as straight forward as any other coffee maker. The carafe brewing options works like any other coffee maker, load your coffee ground in the basket, fill your water reservoir and select the amount you want to brew.

If you want to brew a single-serve K-Cup pod, you’ll insert the adapter in the basket (included instructions will show you exactly how), and then you’ll select the amount of ounces you want to brew.

Volume options change between number of cups vs. ounces depending on your brewing method. When using a carafe, you can only use number of cups as a measurement, and ounces are used when single-brewing.

The machine has a simple to use control buttons placed on the base of it. You’ll find a Brew Now or Brew Later buttons, a time selector, size selector and strong option for a bolder brew.

Since it includes a thermal carafe, there is no hot plate on this machine.

Is Mr Coffee Pod + 10 Cup Coffee Maker Worth It?

There are many other dual coffee makers available for purchase, and have been available for a while now. Is Mr Coffee’s the best option out there?

The best thing going for this machine is the fact that it has a space saving design while maintaining an affordable price.

A clear contender is the Keurig K-Duo Plus, which is a dual coffee maker that is also slim in design. It has better finishing and material than Mr Coffee’s machine, but it’s also about double the price (at the time of writing this, at least).

If the slim design isn’t an important factor to you, I would recommend you go for something like Hamilton Beach’s FlexBrew for an affordable option that does a great job, but on the downside, requires some counter space.

Mr Coffee’s Combo coffee maker will do the job just fine, but it feels like it’s made of cheap materials and I do question its longevity. For its price, I would say it makes a good pick for what it does and its design. If the K-Duo Plus is within your budget, then go for it instead of Mr Coffee’s.

Best Single Serve Coffee Makers for Tall Travel Mugs

If you’re the type of person whose hectic mornings don’t allow you to sit and sip your coffee, you most likely have your coffee on the go. Single-serve coffee makers have been a major convenience for anyone who does not have the time. A simple press of a button and your coffee is ready in your cup in under a minute.

A drawback to some single-serve coffee makers is that they were too small to accommodate taller cups or travel mugs. So you had to brew your coffee in a cup and then transfer it to your taller cup.

In this post, I will be listing the top rated single-serve coffee makers that solve this issue. These coffee makers were designed especially to accommodate travel mugs up to 7″ tall, but can also be used with regular mugs. And whether you want to use K-Cup pods or ground coffee, the choice is totally up to you!


Hamilton Beach 49979 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker Compatible with Pod Packs and Grounds, Black & Chrome
  • Brew With or Without Pod Packs Brew up to 10 Oz With a Pod Pack, or up to a 14 Oz Travel Mug With Grounds Pack Holder and Grounds Basket Are Included
  • Just Lower Lid and Brew Whether It’s a Pod Pack or Your Own Fresh Grounds, Just Place Them in the Holder, Lower the Lid and Press Brew
  • Brew Strength Options Get Your Preferred Brew Flavor From Bold or Regular
  • Fits a Variety of Mugs Use the Adjustable Cup Rest to Not Only Fit Your Favorite Mug in Just Right, but to Also Hold Pod Packs or the Brew Basket
  • Easy to Clean the Pack-Piercing Tool Removes for Easy Cleaning to Prevent Clogging That Can Sometimes Occur With Frequent Use

Let’s start with the most popular one out of the bunch, the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew. This machines includes two filter baskets, one for ground coffee and another one for using K-Cup pods. It works like any other coffee maker, fill it up with water, fill the filter basket with coffee or use your favorite K-Cup pod, and hit the brew button.

You have two options to choose from, either a regular brew or a bold brew. Bold will give you stronger tasting coffee, but it will take a little bit longer to brew since it steeps the coffee longer.

When it comes to serving sizes, the largest serving size for a K-Cup pod is 10 oz, and 14 oz when using ground coffee. The smallest serving size you can brew is 6 oz.

If you’re going to brew into a travel mug directly, you’ll be able to fit one that is 8″ tall at most. When brewing into a regular mug, you can use the drip tray to raise up the mug higher and avoid splashing when brewing.

Can I Brew Anything Else Other than Coffee Using the FlexBrew?

Since this machine has a K-Cup pod adapter, then yes, you can basically brew anything that comes in a K-Cup pod. I would suggest that you rinse the machine between each brew (hit the brew button without inserting a k-Cup so it runs hot water) to clean any residue. As for using the basket filter, you can only use coffee ground with that.

Can I Use Paper Filters instead of the Permanent Filter?

Yes, you can. Paper filters size #1 should fit.

Does FlexBrew Include a Travel Mug?

No, it does not.


Chefman InstaCoffee Max, The Easiest Way to Brew the Boldest Single-Serve Coffee, Use Fresh And Flavorful Grounds or K-Cups With A Convenient Built-In Lift, Black/Stainless Steel
  • BREW LIKE NEVER BEFORE: Brewing the boldest, most flavorful cup of coffee has never been so convenient. Craving your go-to French roast K-Cup? Maybe you’re in the mood for your café’s extra-coarse Colombian grounds. Simply load in your carton of choice or fill the reusable filter with up to 3 ½ tablespoons of your favorite grounds for the ultimate single-serve experience.
  • MORNING COFFEE MADE EASY: It’s time to take your brew to brand-new heights. The Chefman InstaCoffee Max will boost your cup to the next level with a built-in lift. Easily adjust the lift to your mug height, sized up to 16-ounces, to bring you one step closer to smooth and mouthwatering morning sips.
  • 30 SECONDS FROM BUTTON TO BREW: The absolute fastest way to brew your morning beverage has been achieved. This sleek and speedy brewer instantly makes 6 to 14-ounces of strong, robust coffee in under a minute. Crystal-clear watermarks and seamless one-touch control make it a no-brainer to skip the trip to your local barista.
  • PIECE-OF-CAKE CLEANUP: Looking for an easier-than-ever cleanup? This coffee machine was made for you. This brewer boasts a seamless start-to-finish experience with a self-cleaning function to prevent any mineral buildup. After you’re through with your brew, wipe down the exterior of InstaCoffee Max with a damp cloth and continue on with your day!
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Chefman’s InstaCoffee coffee maker is another great choice for a single-serve machine that can brew both ground coffee and K-Cup pods. It can accommodate regular cups and most 14oz travel mugs.

The machine has a single button on it, brewing a cup of coffee is as easy as pressing that brew button. It does not have a ‘Bold’ brew button, so if this is something you’d prefer, then go for the FlexBrew instead.

One thing you’ll notice is the slim design of the InstaCoffee machine. It’ll take very little space wherever you decide to place it, either in a kitchen countertop, the office, or a dorm room.

Does Chefman InstaCoffee Include a Travel Mug?

No, it does not.

Can I Use any K-Cup Pod?

Yes, that includes coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

BLACK+DECKER Single Serve Coffeemaker, Black, CM618
a no-pod solution for anyone who wants ground coffee brewing only. This brewer using ground coffee and it even includes an insulated travel mug.

Black and Decker’s single serve coffee maker is a great choice if you do not need a machine that uses K-Cup pods in addition to ground coffee. This one only brews ground coffee using the included basket filter. It also includes a 16 oz insulated travel mug that will keep your coffee hot for a while.

You can also brew into a regular mug. However, the machine does not have a drip tray that will raise up the mug, so you should expect some splashing when the coffee pours out. Your safest bet is to use a taller mug.

Can I Brew Anything Else Other than Coffee?

Since this machine does not accommodate K-Cup pods, then no you can’t really brew anything else other than coffee. If you want to keep your options open when it comes to the beverages you can brew, then go for a machine that is compatible with pods like the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew or Chefman’s.

Can I Use a Paper Filter?

Yes, although not necessary, but if you want, go for a #1 size.

The Best Dual Coffee Maker? Here are our top recommendations

One of the important decisions you’ll have to make when buying a new coffee maker would be to choose what kind of brewer to go for. Do you pick a classic drip machine that makes a full or half pot? Or do you go for the convenient single serve option that makes one cup at a time?

If you’re unsure what to choose between these two categories, it’s not a problem because you can actually get them both in one machine!

Dual coffee makers, which are also called 2-Way coffee makers, can prepare your coffee in your choice of brew method. These machines also offer the convenience of having several serving sizes to match your every mood, or perhaps the taste of each person using the machine.

What To Look For in a Dual Coffee Maker?

There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind before making your final decision:

On the Single-Serve side:

Do you want to use K-Cup pods? Refillable pods or simply ground coffee? Some machines will only use pods for their single serve side, others give you the option to use any type of coffee, either pods, ground coffee in a small basket/filter or refillable pods.

Does the machine include the accessories needed to brew a single cup? Such as a pod adapter or basket filter.

On the full carafe side:

Would you prefer a glass carafe or a thermal one? If you choose a glass carafe, then the machine will come equipped with a warming plate.

Best Picks for Dual Coffee Makers:

Hamilton Beach 49976 FlexBrew Trio 2-Way Coffee Maker, Compatible with K-Cup Pods or Grounds, Combo, Single Serve & Full 12c Pot, Black
The most popular choice since it's one of the first 2-way coffee makers. The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew is both functional and affordable.
  • Brew a full 10-cup carafe using your favorite coffee ground.
  • Brew a single-serve cup up to 10 oz serving using a K-Cup pod or 14 oz using ground coffee.
  • Machine has two separate water reservoir for each brewing side, with a window that displays the water level.
  • Choose from two coffee strength: regular or bold.
  • Programmable digital clock allows you to program your brew time up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Included with your machine two packs: one for K-Cup pods and another that can be filled with your favorite coffee ground.
  • Also available in a glass carafe model.

Important Notes:

  • Only the carafe side is programmable. Single-serve brewing cannot be programmed in advance.
  • You cannot use both brewing methods at the same time.
Cuisinart SS-15P1 Coffeemaker and Single-Serve Brewer Coffee Center, 12-Cup Glass, Stainless Steel
Another classic that's been around long enough to prove that it's a great choice.
  • Glass carafe with 12-cup capacity.
  • Select from 2 brew strength: regular or bold.
  • On the single serve side: select from sizes 6, 8 or 10 oz.
  • Includes a reusable filter pod that allows you to use your own coffee or a k-cup pod.
  • Two separate water reservoirs: 60 oz for the carafe side and 40 oz for the single serve side.
  • Programmable brew settings for carafe side.
  • Also available in a 10-cup option with thermal carafe.

Pros of the Cuisinart SS-15:

  • Larger reservoirs: On the single-serve side, you can use it several times before having to refill. On the carafe side, you’ll most likely use the full reservoir if you’re brewing a full carafe.
  • Control panel features a button for each serving size. Which is easier than having to fill up the reservoir to a certain level to adjust brew serving size.

Cons of the Cuisinart SS-15:

  • Some customers have reported that the water reservoirs are somewhat hard to access. The single-serve side is removable, the carafe side isn’t.
  • The single serve only goes up to 10 oz.
Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker, Single Serve and 12-Cup Carafe Drip Coffee Brewer, Compatible with K-Cup Pods and Ground Coffee, Black
Keurig's first dual coffee maker that uses coffee ground for full pot brewing. It's a much needed addition to their line of products and it works just as it's advertised.

Although Keurig is a little late to the party with this one, they’ve finally done it and came up with a great dual coffee maker for their fans.

  • Carafe side: brew sizes 6, 8, 10 or 12 cups.
  • Single serve side: brew 6, 8, 10 or 12 oz serving.
  • One large 60 oz reservoir shared between two sides.
  • Strong brew option for a more intense cup.
  • Programmable carafe auto-brew up to 24 hours in advance.
    Single serve side uses k-cup pods or refillable filter pods that you can use your own coffee with.
  • Carafe side uses flat bottom filter and can be used with a reusable goldtone filter (sold separately).
  • Glass carafe option only. For a thermal carafe, check out the K-Duo Plus model.
Ninja CFP201 DualBrew System 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Single-Serve for Grounds & K-Cup Pod Compatible, 3 Brew Styles, 60-oz. Water Reservoir & Carafe, Black
Ninja's DualBrew coffee maker does all types of coffee brewing. You get 9 serving sizes for ground coffee, including a full carafe, and 4 sizes for single-serve brewing using a K-Cup pod.

If you’re looking for the most versatile brewer out there, this Ninja brewer should be it. Not only does it make coffee in carafe or single serve cups using ground coffee, but it also brews K-Cup pods, which means you can use it to brew coffee or other beverages available as k-cups.

  • Choose from multiple serving sizes: Small Cup, Cup, XL Cup, Travel Mug, XL Travel Mug, ¼ Carafe, ½ Carafe, ¾ Carafe, or Full Carafe. Or 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz using K-Cups.
  • Select from 3 brewing styles: classic, rich, over ice.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 60 oz
  • Full carafe capacity: 12-cups.
  • Includes a glass carafe and has a hot plate to keep coffee hot for up to 4 hours.
  • Fully programmable with Auto start function.

Which Machine Do You Choose?

As the prices of these machines vary, and if you happened to be on a strict budget, then that might dictate which one you can go for. Overall, they are all great performing brewers, but if you’re looking for the most affordable option, then it’s the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew.

If you want the most serving sizes, the Ninja DualBrew is it.. It comes packed with features, many serving size options, many brew options, hot or cold!

Breville Precision Brewer Review and Comparisons

If you want your coffee maker to have it all, design, great experience and durability, look no further than Breville’s machines. Creators of customer favorite – the Creatista and Barista Express, Breville knows how to deliver great results without compromises.

Breville Precision Brewer – What Is It and Who Is It For?

Breville’s Precision Brewer is a versatile drip coffee maker that is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association. The name Precision Brewer comes from the fact that it has the precision required to craft a cup of coffee that is to the SCA’s exact standards, automatically.

The Precision Brewer has 6 presets to get you started:

  • Fast: A standard coffee brew.
  • Gold: Brews to SCA Gold Cup standard.
  • Over Ice: Specially optimized setting that adjusts temperature and strength to brew coffee that will not taste watered down when melted with ice.
  • My Brew: Your own customized settings.
  • Cold Brew: Machine steeps coffee for up to 24 hours for a delicious cold brew.

Adjustable Settings:

You can adjust temperature, flow rate and contact time. You can choose from 3 flow rates and adjust temperature using the digital temperature control.

Auto ‘Steep and Release’ Technology:

This is Breville’s Patent-pending technology. The Steep and Release valve holds the water in contact with coffee grounds when brewing small volume of coffee without using a carafe.


Precision Brewer has a large 60 oz water reservoir. It can brew up to 12 cups of coffee.

Filter Baskets:

Whether you are brewing a small amount or a large amount of coffee, you can use either a flat bottom or cone filter basket, both are included with your machine.

Brewing Pour Over Coffee Using Breville Precision Brewer:

One of this machine’s unique features is that it can brew a nice cup of pour-over automatically. Whether you want to use a V60 dripper, a Kalita or whichever dripper you choose. Using the My Brew setting, you can adjust the machine’s bloom time, flow rate and temperature and it will automatically pour water and deliver pour over coffee. The machine’s showerspay style head allows for great coffee ground saturation.

To use this feature, you will need a special pour-over adapter that’s sold separately.

Your Coffee, Just the Way You Like It

Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • The Breville Precision Brewer Thermal is a 60 oz drip coffee maker with thermal carafe that allows you to brew third wave specialty coffee at home, automatically; Experience your favorite coffee at its best with precise temperature and brewing time
  • AUTOMATIC PRESETS AND CUSTOMIZABLE: 6 unique brewing modes ensure you enjoy the perfect balanced coffee every time; Preset modes include Gold, Fast, Strong, Iced, Cold Brew and My Brew, all so you can experience your favorite coffee at its best
  • PRECISE & ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE: Coffee maker with precise digital temperature control (PID), 3 different flow rates to optimize contact time and Thermo Coil Heating System delivering water that is more pure than typical brewing systems that use aluminium
  • GOLD CUP STANDARD: In Gold Cup preset mode the Breville Precision Brewer Glass automatically adjusts the water temperature and brew time to meet the standards set by the SCA (197 to 204 degrees)
  • AUTO 'STEEP AND RELEASE' TECHNOLOGY: Breville's patented Steep & Release valve holds the water in contact with the coffee when small cup volumes are being brewed without the glass carafe in place automatically

Breville Precision Brewer is one of very few (if any) drip coffee makers to offer this much variety and customization. You get to customize every detail of the brewing process to get the coffee you like. And if you don’t feel like being precise? Use any of the automatic presets and you’ll still get a great cup of coffee!

Should You Buy It?

If you’re not quite particular about the exact details of your coffee’s brewing process, then the Precision Brewer might not be for you. There are other options for SCA certified machines that still brew a great cup of coffee without any customization. Read the comparisons below to learn more.

If you enjoy experimenting with your coffee and really want to adjust your coffee’s properties and get the most out of coffee grounds (I’d recommend using fresh specialty beans in this case), you’ll love using the Precision Brewer.


  • High quality machine, full stainless steel body and great overall design.
  • Presets and customizations are both great. You’ll find something for every mood.
  • Unique features like Pour-over brewing and Cold Brew.


  • It can get a little overwhelming for a beginner to use the precise settings to achieve a great cup. But like everything else, practice makes perfect.
  • Water reservoir is not removable. Which is okay, but can be hard to clean after a while of use.

Breville Precision Brewer Comparisons

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Breville Grind Control

Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • The Breville Grind Control creates third wave specialty coffee by capturing freshness and essential oils from beans by grinding before you brew with Steep and Release technology; Choose to brew directly into a carafe, tall cup or travel mug for on the go
  • PROGRAMMABLE AUTO START: Set the time you'd like your coffee and the Grind Control will start the brewing process automatically; Delivers brew water at the right temperature from the start to the finish of the brewing process
  • INTEGRATED AND ADJUSTABLE GRINDER: Adjust the grinder output to suit any bean from anywhere and customize the grind size to suit your taste
  • STEEP AND RELEASE TECHNOLOGY: Brew your coffee directly into a large carafe, tall cup or travel mug with equal balance and flavor profile
  • LCD DISPLAY: A clear and concise LCD screen shows grind setting, grind time and number of shots or cups you have selected

The Grind Control is a popular coffee maker by Breville. However, it’s a totally different thing than the Precision Brewer.

The Grind Control is a drip coffee maker with built-in conical burr grinder. The machine will automatically grind a batch of fresh coffee at each brew. You can use pre-ground coffee, too.

The machine allows you to adjust your coffee brew by selecting from 8 coffee strength and different grind coarseness. You can also choose to brew a full carafe, a travel mug or a single cup. There is no temperature adjustment on the Grind Control.

The Grind Control has a 60 oz water reservoir capacity, similar to the Precision Brewer. And it has a 1/2 lbs bean hopper capacity. It includes a dual wall stainless steel thermal carafe and gold tone filter.

So the Grind Control is more of a classic coffee maker. There’s not much room for customization and it’s not SCA certified. You can expect great results from the Grind Control, but if you’re a specialty coffee fan and want to bring out those special notes from your beans, this isn’t the machine for you.

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Technivorm Moccamaster

Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
Technivorm Moccamaster 79314 KBGT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz, Black
Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
Technivorm Moccamaster 79314 KBGT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz, Black
Automatic Presets
Customizable Settings
Cold Brew Setting
60 oz
40 oz
Made In
The Netherlands
Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
Automatic Presets
Customizable Settings
Cold Brew Setting
60 oz
Made In
Technivorm Moccamaster 79314 KBGT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz, Black
Technivorm Moccamaster 79314 KBGT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz, Black
Automatic Presets
Customizable Settings
Cold Brew Setting
40 oz
Made In
The Netherlands

Technivorm’s Moccamaster is one of the earliest and most popular SCA certified out there. Technivorm is one of those rare companies that still pays high attention to quality. Each of their machines continues to be made in their factory in the Netherlands, and fully tested before shipment.

The Moccamaster is a very simple one button operation machine. Put in the filter basket, fill the reservoir and hit the on button. There’s no programmability, no customization… nothing other than the on/off button.

The machine brews to the Gold Cup standard, so you don’t have to worry about the temperature being off or getting bad results. However, there’s no room for experimentation, if that’s what you’re looking for. The Moccamaster brews pour-over style coffee, automatically, and that’s all there is to it.

So, should you choose it over all the bells and whistles of the Breville Precision Brewer?

  • If you’re not looking for excessive customization.
  • If you want better build quality and something that’s not China made (not that it’s necessarily a bad thing, but I know it’s a preference for some).
  • If you want better warranty, the Moccamaster comes with 5 years warranty.

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Bonavita

Bonavita 8 Cup Coffee Maker, One-Touch Pour Over Brewing with Thermal Carafe, SCA Certified, Stainless Steel (BV1900TS)
  • One-touch brew operation with auto-off
  • Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are dishwasher safe
  • Powerful and precise 1500-watt heater maintains optimal brewing temperature of 195°-205°f (91°-96°c)
  • Optional pre-infusion mode wets freshly roasted ground Coffee to allow DEGASSING before brewing
  • Flat-bottomed filter basket and larger showerhead allow for even better saturation and uniform extraction

The Bonavita is also a SCA-certified coffee maker that’s as simple as they come. With an 8-cup capacity, it brews coffee at 195 to 205 F within minutes. Like the Moccamaster, the Bonavita has no special features or customization settings. It’s a one-button machine. One great thing about it though, is that it has an optional pre-infusion mode. This mode allows the machine to saturate the coffee ground with enough water to degass it before brewing it. It’s an important step when using fresh coffee beans.

The Bonavita is a great choice for someone who wants SCA certified machine at a budget. It’s price point is more affordable than both the Precision Brewer and Moccamaster. But it’s not to their quality level, for sure.

Breville Precision Brewer vs. Cuisinart CPO850 Coffee Brewer

Cuisinart - CPO-850P1 Cuisinart CPO-850 Coffee Brewer, 8 Cup, Stainless Steel
  • SCAA Certified - meets the Specialty Coffee Association of America's rigorous technical requirements for exemplary home brewers
  • Flavor strength control - mild, medium, bold
  • Temperature control - hot, extra hot
  • Dimensions: 14.5x13.75x9.5 inch (WxHxD), Unit Weight: 10.2 pounds
  • capacity: 64 oz, 8 cup carafe

Cuisinart’s SCA-Certified brewer, CPO850 is an affordable choice and it offers some customization settings to fine-tune your coffee. The brewer allows you to:

  • Select from three strength settings: mild, medium and bold.
  • Select from two temperature settings: hot and extra hot.

Thanks to the digital clock, you can set it to auto brew at any given time. And that’s as much customization as you can get from the Cuisinart. It includes a thermal 8-cup carafe and has 40oz water reservoir capacity.

While the Cuisinart CPO850 has some customization selections, it’s till not as precise as the Precision Brewer which allows you to set a precise temperature, flow rate and contact time.


To conclude our comparisons, it’s safe to say that none of these SCA-certified coffee makers offers the same versatility that the Precision Brewer does. None of the machines have extra features like the Over Ice or Cold Brew features, or precise customization like temperature, flow rate and contact time.

Does that mean it’s better than the Moccamaster, Bonavita or Cuisinart? No, that’s not necessarily true. After all, it all depends on what you’re looking for.

The Breville Precision Brewer offers a great amount of features, high quality and great design, and it all comes at a cost. If those features are what you’re looking for, then rest assured that it does what it’s supposed to do and it’s worth its price.

How To Use Breville Precision Brewer

Since there’s a lot of features to go with the Breville Precision Brewer, I would recommend you go over the manual to understand what each feature does. If you still have not bought the machine, have a look at this video which explains how it works: