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Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Review

The Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is an original and one of the more versatile coffee makers available on the market. Great tasting coffee, with all the functions we have come to expect from coffee makers, all for a great price.



  • Coffee on demand dispensing system
  • Interior Carafe


  • No brew pause
  • Short power cord


The Cuisinart DCC-3000 uses a unique way of dispensing the coffee it brews that makes ideal for numerous situations and people. If you need your coffee to stay warm or if you sometimes drink your coffee this coffee maker is perfect.

As mentioned above, the Cuisinart DCC-3000 features a unique method of dispensing the brewed coffee, one mug at a time. The coffee is brewed into a 5oz internal carafe instead of a glass carafe that sits in a heater plate. The internal carafe is insulated to keep the brewed coffee hot and tasting great, finally that second cup will taste as good as the first. The coffee will stay hot for up to 12 hours so you won’t have to throw away coffee in order to brew a new fresh batch. The dispenser lever is easy to use and will pour exactly one cup of coffee into your mug or travel thermos. No need to carefully pour your coffee from the carafe into your thermos before heading out, just dispense directly in it. The drip tray is even removable so that you can even hold a big thermos under the dispenser. The coffee also tastes great, which is something Cuisinart has always focused on in the past. In order to taste the full flavor and aroma of the beans, the water needs to be clean and that is why the Cuisinart DCC-3000 features a charcoal filter. This water filter removes all the impurities from the water which greatly improves the taste of the coffee. It also features a permanent gold tone filter that not only stops you from buying paper filters over and over again but also improves the coffee taste. Lastly, it uses a shower head drip system which ensures that all the ground coffee is soaked evenly and the water drips through the ground for the ideal amount of time.

The Cuisinart DCC-3000 doesn’t just make good coffee, but looks good doing so. The front looks very modern, with a backlit LCD screen and all the knobs and buttons for the functions. The auto-on and off functions are probably the most useful as you can program the coffee maker to start brewing at a specific time so that you can wake up to the smell of fresh coffee. The auto-off function just allows you to program when it should turn off, great for saving electricity. Moreover, the Cuisinart DCC-3000 is easy to clean which greatly increases its life time and keeps the coffee tasting good. The machine has a specific light that notifies you when it is time to clean it. The interior carafe and the water reservoir are easy to remove for cleaning and the gold tone filter is dishwasher proof.

A great on-demand coffee maker that I can highly recommend to just about any coffee drinker, especially if you’re household drinks a lot of coffee. The dispensing system is so convenient and even means you don’t have a carafe to clean, perfect! Cuisinart is known for their quality products and good customer service, making this a great and low risk choice.

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