I was inspired to write this Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker Review after Braun sent me this coffee maker back in the spring. I wasn’t obligated to write a review — I was just trying it out and creating content for the brand but, despite my initial apprehension regarding an automatic coffee maker, it’s earned a permanent spot on our kitchen counter.
Embracing Automated Coffee Makers
As y’all probably know, I’m someone who is enthusiastic about my manual coffee contraptions. It even took me a long time to come around to an espresso machine. So, investing in an automatic coffee maker wouldn’t have been at the top of my list, but I was willing to give it a try.
Well, I’ve had a busy spring and summer to say the least — which is great. But, I’ve barely had time to take a shower and eat breakfast, so if there was ever a time in my life to embrace an automatic coffee maker, the time is now. There’s nothing better than putting the grounds in the coffee maker the night before, programming it for the time you want, and then waking up to the small of ground coffee wafting through the house. So, yes, while I’m still into my fancy coffee accoutrements, I get the convenience of this and that’s why I wanted to share my Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker Review.
Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker Review
So, let’s get into it. The Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker bills itself as an automatic coffee maker that delivers a perfect cup of coffee whether you’re brewing a full pot or just a cup. Here’s what I like about, several months in:
- It brews quickly! They claim less than 8 minutes…I’d say it’s even faster than that.
- There are three brewing options: light, gold, and bold. I like my coffee bold, Adam prefers light, so we often end up meeting in the middle with gold.
- You can brew 7 different size options, from a full carafe to a single small cup. I love that there’s a travel mug option.
- There is a flip down cup shelf for when you’re truly brewing just a cup. Why? So you don’t end up with coffee splatters all over the counter when the coffee is dripped from too high. Adam ends up using this feature most afternoons.
- The heating plate keeps the coffee hot for two hours after brewing. This is huge in our house. Adam usually has his first cup around 8 AM, while I don’t pour mine til 9, and both of us are drinking hot coffee.
- It has Specialty Coffee Association Golden Cup certification. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I believe it has something to do with brewing to a certain standard at a certain temperature.
- The coffee maker itself has a sleek design and, while it’s not a small appliance, it does fit comfortably under our cabinets.
Here are the things I was less impressed with.
- The iced coffee setting brews a stronger cup of coffee by pulling in less water, but it’s still brewing hot coffee. I understand why this is the case, but, for a cold brew fan, it’s not the best option. Of course, there are times when I do want a true iced coffee and, in those cases, this does the trick.
- The auto-on function is a little clunky to figure out at first and I wish there was a way to not re-program the clock every time you unplug the machine. But, alas, it’s not hard once you have it figured out.
But, the final and most important verdict: the Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker brews a cup of coffee that I was impressed with. It tastes great and it’s enough for me to (sometimes) give up my (weekday) manual coffee methods.