This dual-purpose coffee maker is backed by more than than 9,000 reviews — and it's more than half off right now

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The Cuisinart Coffee Center promises to brew café-quality coffee at home

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You’re not alone if you’ve reached that point of social distancing where you crave human contact, a face-to-face conversation and a cup of java from your favourite café. While the first two needs likely won’t be met for a while yet, a nice cup of coffee is an easy way to get your morning on track.

Enter the Cuisinart Coffee Center. With the ability to make a single cup of coffee or a 12-cup pot to last you and your family the morning, this coffee machine has a 4.3 star rating and more than 9,000 reviews to back it up. And better yet, although it’s usually $483, it’s currently on sale for $200 — that’s 59 per cent off.

What is it?

It’s a a fully-automatic coffee maker with both a single-serve brewer and a 12-cup pot. If you opt for the single-serve option, you can also choose between three sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz. If you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or something to keep you supplied throughout the day, this coffee machine also allows you to set the strength, with the choice of regular or bold coffee — and you can also program the time it begins brewing.

Cuisinart Coffee Center

Cuisinart Coffee Center in silver

SHOP IT: Wayfair, $200 (originally $483)

What people are saying

With an average 4.3 star rating and more than 9,000 reviews, reviewers love that this machine can make both single servings and a 12-cup pot of coffee. 

“I really like this coffee maker. It is so nice to have coffee waiting when I get up, and the single serving is great when I don’t have time for a full pot,” reads one review.

“This is exactly what I have been searching for! A pod brewer and standard coffee brewer in one. The pod water reservoir hold about 4 servings of water, and the coffee pot reservoir holds 12,” adds another. “We are super happy with it!”

The Cuisinart Coffee Center brews both a single-serving and a 12-cup pot of coffee

However, customers warn the single-serving side does tend to splatter.

“This coffee maker combo is just what I needed. I like the versatility of using your own ground coffee… I would also like to note that the coffee splatters while draining into the cup but I wipe the counters everyday so its not a big issue to me,” says one customer.

“Great dual purpose coffee maker – one machine to replace them all! However, the single-serve side does splatter a bit, but no worse than my Keurig did. A big step forward from my old Mr. Coffee,” adds another. 

The verdict 

Whether your first coffee of the day is non-negotiable, you’re simply missing your favourite coffee shop or these quarantine times call for a little treat to yourself, the Cusinart Coffee Center is guaranteed to brew a café-quality cup of coffee that will surely have you waking up on the right side of the bed. While the single-serve option does require some clean up, most customers promise it’s worth the extra wipe down of your counters — especially at its sale price.

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