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Amazon Shoppers Are Ditching Fancy Espresso Machines for This Beloved $50 Coffee Maker

I have worked for Starbucks for more than 10 years, and I would put it up against their coffee makers any day.”
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Waking up to the smell of coffee brewing is the easiest way to convince anyone to get out of bed. If you haven't yet experienced that pleasure, there's no better time to set up a coffee maker in the kitchen rather than have to head to a local coffee shop to grab a cup. You don't even need a fancy appliance to do so: Just look to the top-rated Black + Decker Thermal Coffee Maker—which is currently on sale at Amazon—to do all the heavy lifting. 

Amazon shoppers are ditching splashy espresso machines for the comfort and ease of this coffee maker. No need to figure out how to operate machines with tons of buttons, since this appliance only has a select few important ones: namely the power button, brew strength, and the number of cups you want to make—with a max of 12 cups at a time. The appliance also makes coffee efficiently, thanks to its Evenstream showerhead that disperses water evenly over packed grounds to extract maximum flavor. 

You can program the coffee maker to have a fresh pot ready for you when you wake up every morning, thanks to its large capacity carafe that's double-walled to keep coffee hot for hours. Even if you arrive before the coffee is finished brewing, you can still snag a cup thanks to the appliance's sneak-a-cup feature, which briefly stops the flow. Plus, a no-drip spout prevents spills while pouring coffee, and the wide mouth allows coffee to quickly stream out into your mug of choice.   

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To buy: Black + Decker 12-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker, $50 (originally $70) at

Over 7,000 reviewers have given the coffee maker a five-star rating on Amazon. Shoppers say it brings "a little bit of heaven in a cup," and that the machine is actually "better than more expensive makers." Plus, reviewers love how it "keeps coffee hot for hours."

"I haven't used a coffee pot for several years at home," one shopper says. "I have to say, it made the best cup of coffee that I have had in a long time. Don't get me wrong, my espresso machine makes really good coffee! This coffee maker is truly a keeper. I love the fact that it doesn't continue to cook the coffee. I have worked for Starbucks for more than 10 years, and I would put it up against their coffee makers any day."

"I love this coffee maker!" another reviewer says. "It's a great price point, doesn't take up much space, and it makes hot coffee and keeps it hot for hours. I gave up my bulky Keurig for this coffee maker because the pods are expensive and a pain to store. This works out much better."

Normally priced at $70, the coffee maker is on sale for just $50. Shop the Black + Decker 12-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker on Amazon.