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Brewing Magic with the OXO 8 Cup Coffee Maker

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


Your caffeine quest begins with an innovative brewer built to coax every nuanced drop of flavor from your precious beans - the spirited OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker which is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) for meeting its rigorous home brewing standards. This means that it uses precision brewing to control the water temperature, water volume, and brewing time, ensuring a better-tasting cup of coffee. The machine can brew a single mug or a full carafe of coffee drip, depending on your needs. It also has a double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe that keeps your coffee hot without scorching or condensing it.

This chromed contraption approaches the sacred art of coffee making with equal parts precision engineering and whimsical passion. Picture your favorite eccentric uncle who spent his youth traveling the globe, soaking up the diverse ways of the bean before settling down to share his learned craft.   

That charming teachable spirit shines through the OXO 8 cup coffee maker's design. The clear reservoirs let you peek at fill levels with a glance, while grippy buttons beckon your fingers into action. Insert your pristinely ground coffee dosed "just so" into the cone filter, lock it into place and hit "brew."  

Then watch behind the magic glass as a shower of richly heated water rains down, carefully eking out each flavor note according to plan. The first wisps of rising steam hint at wonders to come as the cycle completes with clockwork precision.

The machine then slips into "keep warm" mode, maintaining your handcrafted ambrosia at the perfect sipping temperature for hours - a boon for indecisive baristas on the go.   

While not cheap, if you value specialty coffee and find peace in the ritual of creation, the OXO could quickly become your favorite kitchen companion. Within its understated form lives the soul of a coffee artisan, offering you the tools to conjure pure magic from humble beans.

Grab a quality bean grinder, your favorite freshly roasted coffee and give brewing a try. Between you and the OXO 8 cup coffee maker, there are no boundaries to the flavor profiles you can achieve together.   

Your java journey starts here. What wonders will you brew today?

OXO 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Pros:        

 • Removable multi-cup reservoir  

 • Even showerhead extraction   

 • Pause & serve keeps coffee hot          

 • Durable design complements décor                

• Easy-to-use toggle controls

Cons:

• Requires separate coffee grinder           

• No automatic on/off timer