Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Coffeemaker
Another option for an office coffee machine is the Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker. This fully automatic model features a 12 cup carafe, so you can have plenty of fresh coffee ready for a large group ASAP.
You can also control the temperature that the carafe is kept at so you will always be drinking your coffee at the ideal temperature. Another cool feature of this machine is that you can hit the “brew pause” button, so that you can quickly pour yourself a cup before finishing the whole pot. You might be making coffee for the entire office, but you can always sneak the first cup for yourself before the pot is even done. Should you want hot water for tea or soup, there is the ability to get hot water on demand. This feature can come in handy in an office in which plenty of people need hot water on demand all day. The hot water dispenser is huge, and can accommodate mugs that are tall or wide. The hot water dispenser puts out water at about 185 degrees, and the coffee maker side puts out coffee at about 200 degrees. Both of these are great temperatures for their particular uses.
This model also has a charcoal water filter, so that all the impurities in the water won’t find their way into your coffee. The machine also has a clean indicator to let you know when it is time to remove calcium buildup, which happens via a handy self clean function.
From the reviews I’ve read, people praise the hot water dispenser and it’s massive size, and they like the fact that this has a timer for 1-4 hours so you can have the coffee ready to go exactly the time you need. Also the lid on the carafe is not hinged so it will not flop around clumsily when you go to pour. The few cons I’ve come across are mostly minor issues like it can be tricky to pour water into the coffee water dispenser side. Generally all the reviews have been very positive and outline all the great things about this machine.