Coffee is the most important meal of the day, as far as my husband and I are concerned. We start brewing a pot before we’re even officially up in the morning, switching off who drags themselves out from under the covers a few minutes earlier to grind up some fresh beans (on Sundays we play nose-goes.)
When we registered for gifts ahead of our wedding, we knew a top-notch drip coffee maker should be high on the list. Enter the Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker. The 10-cup capacity coffee maker has a removable water tank and a difficult-to-spill carafe with a thumb trigger, so it’s easy to prepare a delicious first cup on autopilot with my eyes half-closed.
As someone who ignores most domestic tasks for as long as possible, I very much appreciate the “Clean” light feature. It blinks red when the carafe and water tank are dirty as a reminder that, hey, coffee makers need to be washed, too.
But by far the best part of the Zoijirushi EC-YSC100 is that it keeps coffee hot and tasting fresh for hours. If we don’t finish the full pot in one day, it’s still steaming the next morning (even if it could still use 30 seconds in the microwave to get the liquid up to piping-hot levels). The carafe is vacuum-sealed and possibly lined with some kind of BPA-free, heat-preserving magic.
I’m not going to say this coffee maker is the best thing about married life, but I’m not going to deny it, either.
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