Updated: June 27, 2020
Coffee is by far one of my favorite Keto drinks. I love the smell of fresh brewing coffee, and especially the smell of fresh ground coffee beans. This Cuisinart Coffee maker gives us the best of both worlds, with its built in burr grinder.
I will give you my thoughts on this coffee maker in today’s post.
Let’s get started!
The Cuisinart company has been around since 1971. They began with a food processor, which was introduced at the Chicago World Fair in 1973. Since then, they have expanded into other home appliances, including hand mixers, slow cookers, and for our interest today, coffee makers.
They produce many types of coffee makers, from simple drip coffee makers to the coffee bean grinding DGB900 which I will review today.
Price: $204.89 CDN
Best Place to Buy: Amazon.ca
Warranty: 1 year Manufacturer Warranty; others available
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
As you can see in the picture, there is a lot you can do with this machine, but it is simple to operate. There is a clock and a timer. It is simple to set the timer: just push and hold the button, then use the hour and minute buttons to set the time you want the coffee maker to turn on.
The coffee beans go in the hopper at the top of the machine. Just lift the lid and pour them in.
There is also a button for the number of cups of coffee you would like to make, and you put in the corresponding cups of water, which you put in the top, at the back.
The remaining two buttons are Strength Control, for the strength of coffee you would like, and a Grind Off button, which you push if you are using coffee grounds instead of coffee beans.
Overall, it is a simple machine to operate.
The cleaning is a little bit more complex than a regular coffee maker. As with all coffee makers, you need to empty the grounds and clean the reusable basket after every use. Easy.
There is also the chute that the grounds go through on the way from the hopper, through the burr grinder, and into the basket. That chute needs to be cleaned occasionally. The machine will remind you if it needs to be cleaned, but I tend to clean it every 5 or 6 days. You need to take the hopper off the top (a simple twist of a knob), and then use the provided brush to sweep out the grinds that have stayed in the chute. It is an extra step, but given the quality of coffee that you get, it is worth the effort.
Is this the best coffee maker ever? Probably not, but it is a good one! I like the option of choosing the flavor of coffee bean that I will use on a daily basis. I don’t change all the beans, I just add the flavor I like near the intake of the hopper. The machine then uses those beans to make the coffee I like.
The aroma from the freshly ground coffee beans is fantastic. The anticipation for the fresh pot of coffee is heightened when the sense of smell is engaged.
The brewing cycle is fairly quick, only about five minutes from grinding to a full carafe of fresh, hot coffee. Also, the carafe will keep the coffee hot for a few hours.
If I had one minor complaint, it would be that the burr grinder is a little on the noisy side. That being said, it is a small price (about 30 seconds to grind enough beans for a full 12 cup pot) to pay for the aroma and taste of freshly ground and brewed coffee.
The Cuisinart DGB-900BCC is the best coffee maker we have ever owned. It supports our coffee habit in several senses. The fresh aroma of ground coffee and the taste of freshly brewed coffee.
I give this machine a 9.5 out of 10.
Thanks for listening. See you in the next post.
Have a great day!