I'm sitting here writing this while sipping my wonderful cup of hot coffee made with our new coffee machine. Yes, after months of researching everything to do with making a cuppa Joe and going into countless stores to check out the display models we finally, unexpectedly, found the perfect coffee machine for our needs - The KRUPS KM611D Automatic Drip Coffee Machine.
We had gone to Costco's to buy one of those huge packs of toilet paper and, of course, like everyone else we wandered the aisles looking at things we didn't really need. Down one of the aisles we saw a couple of coffee machines, including the KRUPS. We lifted the lid, pulled out the carafe. 12 cups capacity - check. Strong brew - check. Finally, we checked the price $57. Hmmm ... nothing too fancy, but at that price it wouldn't hurt our bank account either. And really, having to keep things closed with a piece of string was getting old.
BAM! Done. And we couldn't be happier.