Ok I’ll admit it. I have a coffee blog titled “Brewing Coffee Manually” and I use my automatic drip coffeemaker at least three times a week.

I generally have a cup of coffee 2-3 times a day so granted that is a smaller percentage of my actual coffee consumed (less than 20%) but I wanted to get it off my chest. Sometimes I take the easy road and use the coffeemaker.

I generally use my coffeemaker when I have early morning shifts (we are talking before some McDonald’s are even open earliness). The automatic timer function ensures that I can get up at the last possible moment and everything that I do is essential to me getting to work on time (of course you will notice this means I pre-grind my coffee the night before… strike 2?).

The other day when I was driving to work and sipping on my automatic brew, a thought occurred to me. I have never actually directly compared a manually brewed cup of coffee to an autobrew.

Why not see exactly what I am actually missing out on?

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