What Is an On-Demand Coffee Maker?
An on-demand, or on-request coffee maker is just like your regular drip coffee maker, only upped with cool features that ensure you’ll get your coffee the way you want, and it stays fresh until the last drop. Most regular coffee makers brew and fill up to 12-cup capacity carafe, either glass or thermal, and keeps the coffee in the carafe for as long as it lasts. The result of this is a great cup of coffee, not so bad second cup of coffee, and a bitter and stale last cup of coffee, which is only a natural result of a coffee brew that’s been sitting for longer than a hour. That’s where an on-demand coffee maker saves the day! Instead of brewing and keeping the coffee in a carafe, an on-demand coffee maker will keep the coffee in a compartment inside it that is heat-regulated with will keep the coffee fresh tasting until the last drop. Depending on the machine, the coffee will be dispensed either by cup size or by pushing a lever so you can fill your own cup as you like.
On-demand coffee makers make an excellent unit for homes and offices. They’re great for the use of many people as well as one person.
So, now you know the difference, let’s jump to the top 3 on-demand coffee makers available today…
Our Recommendations for On-Demand Coffee Makers:
Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker:
With full programmability options, the Cuisinart on-demand coffee maker holds up to 12 of 5 oz coffee cups and dispenses them on demand using the simple pull down lever. Its double-wall coffee reservoir will surely keep your coffee hot enough inside the machine and ready to drink at any time. And on the front panel, you’ll find the coffee gauge that will show you the level or how much coffee is left inside the machine.
Hamilton Beach (47950) Coffee Maker with 12 Cup Capacity & Internal Storage Coffee Pot:
The Hamilton Beach BrewStation works like any traditional 12-cup coffee maker. You place your filter, add your coffee and let the machine do its job. The coffee is kept hot in the internal tank, which replaces the traditional coffee pot. And every time you are ready for a refill, just press on the dispensing bar. The water reservoir is removable for easy refilling, and it has an external window that allows you to monitor the water level. The machine is also fully programmable.
KRUPS KM9008 vs. Cuisinart DCC-3000, What is the difference?
- Cuisinart dispenses on cup at a time by pushing the level manually. With the KRUPS, you can either dispense manually or automatically by choosing a cup size.
- The KRUPS features a 3-position drip tray that can be adjusted to fit different cup sizes, from small to large.
- With the KRUPS, you can also choose your choice of extraction strength (Aroma selection) which can be done using an easy to read display.
- The KRUPS features a count-down timer to let you know the last time since brewing completed.