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Brewing Magic with the OXO 8 Cup Coffee Maker. Detailed Review

By: Alicia Walters     Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: Jun 10, 2024

This machine is not just a pretty face on your countertop; it’s a powerhouse that promises a gold-standard brew, certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Whether you’re in the mood for a single cup or a full carafe, this coffee maker adapts to your needs without compromising on flavor. The optional single-serve brew basket is a huge advantage, ensuring that even the smallest brew is packed with flavor.

The BetterBrew precision control is a standout feature, meticulously managing water temperature and brew cycles. It’s no surprise that it meets the SCA’s Golden Cup standard, as each cup I brewed was consistently rich and full-bodied. The Rainmaker shower head is another innovative addition, evenly distributing water over the coffee grounds, which is key to a balanced and uniform extraction.

The double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe is a marvel of design. Not only does it keep your coffee hot for hours, but the brew-through, pour-through lid means you can serve a steaming cup without missing a beat. The removable well cover is a thoughtful touch, accommodating everything from your favorite espresso cup to a tall travel mug.

Cleaning is often the least favorite part of coffee making, but the OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker makes it a breeze with its convenient cleaning mode. It’s also perfectly sized to fit under cabinets, saving precious counter space. And to top it off, it comes with 10 paper coffee filters and a coffee scoop, ensuring you have everything you need to get started right out of the box.

Verdict: the OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker is a testament to thoughtful design and brewing excellence. It’s a versatile, user-friendly machine that doesn’t just make coffee—it elevates your coffee experience. Whether you’re a casual drinker or a connoisseur, this coffee maker is sure to impress.

OXO 8 Cup Coffee Maker