The Capresso CM200 476 is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, drip coffeemaker
models like the CM200 476 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.
Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.
Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Features & Specs - Capresso CM200 476
Programmable Programmable models have a clock and can be set to brew at a specified time.
Thermal carafe/mug Keeps coffee warm for about four hours; thermal mugs don't hold heat as well.
Small-batch setting Claims to let you make a partial pot without compromising coffee quality.
Brew-strength control Adjusts brewing time to make weaker or stronger coffee.
Dispenser-style Dispenser models, which we call brew-and-dispense, hold the brew in a heated tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
I purchased this coffee maker as a replacement a Braun coffee maker that flawlessly served me for 22 years. I am very discriminating about coffee and sought a coffee maker that at least equaled my prior experience with Braun and exceed it if possible. After reviewing several high end products on the market, consulting consumer reports, and talking with an expert at the retailer; I purchased the CM200. Some of my favorite features of the CM200 are: water filter, removable water tank, removable gold tone filter, programmable. I have one minor con; the exterior of the coffee basket does not detach from the unit for cleaning.<br />All in all I am very happy with this coffee maker and recommend it.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Coffee Lover
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great cup of coffee
Brews a pot in under 10 m
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Timer feature is great
I grind my own beans in a grinder then transfer to the coffee pot. I make my coffee at night and set the timer to wake in the morning to a fresh made pot of wonderful coffee. I have had other brands with the built in grinder but because my coffee is so rich, it clogged up the grinder.