Automatic Drip Brewers use a slightly coarser grind than the manual drip method and the machine does the work for you. They can be convenient and consistent but generally do not offer the latitude for adjustment of timing or strength than can be achieved by manual drip.
- Place a paper filter in the holder.
- Measure coffee grounds into the filter.
- Measure water into the receptacle.
- Push the button!
A properly maintained brewer produces a consistent brewing temperature and reduces the risk of over-or under-extraction. The addition of a timer increases the convenience of brewing.