Classic drip coffee makers are awesome. Why? Well, if you buy a good quality brewer they make smooth consistent coffee in large batches. It’s ideal for those of you who like to fill a thermos to take with you on the run, and it’s great when you have company and are serving lots of coffee. As much as I love the taste of other brew methods there is nothing that tops the convenience and good taste of a conventional electric drip brewer.
Just make sure you buy one that brews coffee quickly and that brings the water up to the correct temperature.
Follow your brewer’s instructions but the recipe we recommend is 2 ounces of coffee for a 12-cup coffeemaker. You can adjust it to your tastes but we have found that to be a good ratio.