BLACK and DECKER Coffee Maker 

BLACK and DECKER coffee maker CM0700BZ

 Review

Your Cup of Joe Programmed

By: Alicia Walters     Revised by: Mark Cambell    Last updated: Feb 3, 2024

If you're seeking a compact coffee maker to make just enough for 1-2 people, the BLACK+DECKER CM0700BZ 5-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker offers basic brewing functionality in a streamlined and affordable design. Here's how this smaller pot stacks up.

The Good

This BLACK and DECKER Coffee Maker excels as an easy-to-use solution for brewing small batches. The compact footprint and straightforward controls make setup simple.  

Coffee quality is decent for a smaller machine thanks to the permanent filter that produces a cleaner cup. Useful features like programmability and auto-shutoff are still included despite the lower price point.

The Not So Great

The permanent filter can be harder to keep thoroughly clean. Water also tends to accumulate in hard-to-reach areas of the compact design.  

Some users report issues like brewing that pauses midway, leaving grounds steeping too long and producing bitter coffee. Others find extraction uneven or weak.

The Bottom Line

For individuals seeking the essentials in a compact form factor at an affordable price, the BLACK+DECKER CM0700BZ 5-Cup meets basic needs. 

If making 1 to 2 consistent cups on a budget is important, while not minding some finessing for optimization, this programmable mini machine delivers the fundamentals for convenience. Just keep grind coarse and expectations appropriately tempered.

Overall, for simple auto-brewing of small batches in a tiny, no-frills package - and at an entry-level cost - this 5-cup BLACK and DECKER Coffee Maker proves sufficiently capable.