Engineered from the start for a superior coffee taste. Grinds [with a timer if desired] then brews.
Design is attractive and operation is relatively straightforward.
Negative Product Points
The multiple internal parts require more cleaning and assembly. Larger than most.
This replaced a drip Braun which I used with freshly ground beans. the Cuisinart cost approx $100 including permanent filter and shipping.
In several taste tests with friends and relatives the Cuisinart delivers an outstanding cup of coffee. Hi flavor and low levels of bitterness.