National Coffee Month: Time to Upgrade Your Coffee Maker

Aug 09, 2011, 10:30 ET from Capresso

CLOSTER, N.J., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A freshly brewed cup of coffee is a simple daily pleasure for most of us. According to the National Coffee Association, the majority of U.S. adults are regular coffee drinkers, consuming an average 3.1 cups per day, with 65% consumed during breakfast hours. And 2011 daily coffee consumption is up versus last year, including the trend-forward 18-24 year old segment.

Celebrate National Coffee Month in August by upgrading your drip coffee maker to the Capresso MT600, a 10-cup programmable coffee maker with thermal carafe. A better coffee maker is an investment that improves quality of life 365 days a year.

Here are pointers from Capresso on what to look for in an upgraded drip coffee maker:

Faster Brew – For coffee with maximum flavor and aroma, the coffee maker needs to brew fast. The MT600 brews 10 cups in just under 8 minutes, the optimal speed for great-tasting drip coffee.

Compact Design – Want more countertop space? The MT600 features a small footprint and compact design.

Thermal Carafe – Keep coffee hot without "cooking" it on a burner. The MT600 stainless steel thermal carafe, with a brew-through closed lid and drip-free spout, keeps coffee hot for hours.

Convenience Features – Permanent GoldTone coffee filter, concealed cord storage, safety auto shut-off, easy-to-read external water level indicator, and charcoal water filter that removes up to 82 percent of impurities from tap water.

Programmable Clock/Timer – Look for an advanced illuminated LCD display with soft-touch controls. Program the MT600 to brew right before you get up.

Drip Stop - Can't wait for that first cup? The MT600's Drip Stop lets you interrupt brewing to pour a perfect cup without making a mess.

Small Cup Setting – Don't need a full 10 cups? No problem, the MT600 has a special setting for maximum aroma for 3 to 5 cups.

The Capresso MT600 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with thermal carafe has an actual retail price of $139.99 and is sold at specialty and online retailers, including Sur La Table (www.surlatable.com or 800-243-0852) and www.amazon.com.

For more information, visit www.capresso.com.

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