I hate to wait for coffee to brew when I first wake up. So, I bought a Black and Decker 8-cup programmable coffee maker for its many advantages over cheaper coffee makers. Such as: I can program the coffee maker to brew the coffee at a certain time, say at least a half hour before I usually get up and then when I do wake up, the coffee is fresh, hot and ready to go. The carafe is designed with a no spill lid so that when I do pour my cup of coffee is does not spill all over the counter or me.
If for some reason, I am up earlier than the usual time, I can bypass the setting and the coffee maker will begin to brew instantly. It is not long before there is enough coffee in the carafe for me to remove it from the machine and pour a cup. This coffee maker stops the flow of coffee instantly until the carafe is replaced on the burner. Again, mo mess. It is a wonderful feature to have in an automatic coffee maker. The double layered carafe keeps the coffee hot. It is easy to clean and maintain.
On a rating of 1 to 5, I would rate my coffee maker at a 5.