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KRUPS Simply Brew Compact Filter Drip Coffee Maker Review: Best Drip Coffee Maker

An easy to clean drip coffee maker with a brewing capacity of five cups. It has a stainless steel construction that blends in well with other kitchen appliances.

KRUPS Simply Brew Compact Filter Drip Coffee Maker

KRUPS Simply Brew Compact Filter Drip Coffee Maker

It's easy-pour, no-drip spout feature is pretty convenient for a busy household because you don’t have to keep on cleaning the countertop every time you pour a cup or brew coffee.

  • Brand: KRUPS
  • Product number: KM202850
  • Material: Plastic

Evaluation

This drip coffee maker allows you to do two things right- brew hot and strong coffee, and use paper filters. It doesn’t have many advanced features but is pretty decent for those looking for a simple, hands-off coffee-making machine.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • No-drip spout
  • Has a reusable coffee filter

Cons

  • Lack an automatic on and off feature
4.1/5
Overall
Coffee taste
4.5
Ease of use
4.5
Features
3.5
Value for money
4

The details

If you’ve used a pour-over coffee, you’ll appreciate the convenience drip coffee makers provide. The machine is mainly hands-off as it controls the brewing process, and this model from KRUPS is an excellent example.

You only need to fill the tank with water and place coffee grinds into the brew basket and wait a few minutes to pour a cup of hot coffee.

Coffee taste

Most drip coffee makers don’t extract all the flavors of the coffee beans, but this one does an excellent job.

The final cup of coffee is strong, well-bodied, yet smooth and tasty. The coffee is also quite hot because the machine uses a combination of heat and pressure to warm the water and siphon it up. The water is then filtered down to extract coffee from the grounds.  

Ease of use

It has a pretty simple operation featuring one button only on the side. Fill the tank with water, add the coffee beans or grounds and click on the button to start brewing.

The water tank has a transparent scale to ensure you add the right amount of water, while the upper part has a relatively large opening for easy filling.

Features

This pick has a couple of handy features. First, you can pour a cup of hot coffee while brewing using the Pause and Serve function. We also loved the fact that the coffee remained at a perfect temperature for 30 to 60°F minutes.

The only downside is that it doesn’t have an auto-shutoff feature or brewing timer, so you must estimate the amount of brewing time. It’s a bit of a bummer if you’re used to these features; allowing the coffee to brew for too long might affect its flavor.

Value

KRUPS offers a pretty good deal on this drip coffee maker. For a little under $40, you have a machine that can brew five cups of coffee, is easy to use, and has a few advanced features. What’s more, with the reusable coffee filter, you save a few bucks.

Final verdict

This drip coffee maker is a solid buy if looking for a simple machine for brewing your early morning coffee.

Its overall construction is pretty decent as it isn’t too big or too small; in fact, you can carry it to the office. And with its pause and brew options, you don’t need to wait till all the coffee brews to serve a cup.

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