Cuisinart DGB-900BC Coffee Maker Review – Hot & Hipster

by | May 13, 2018

Walk through any Whole Foods Supermarket in the United States and you’ll witness firsthand the Organic Madness that has taken the country by storm. Fueled by a desire to eat food as natural as possible and worried by myths of the cancer-causing effects of genetically-modified products, Americans are paying top dollar to make sure everything they consume has spent as little time in a lab as possible.

Inside that very same Whole Foods, you may be surprised to see that coffee beans can be purchased the same way candy in a candy store is – in a plastic bag and weighed. America’s favorite drink does not take exception to the movement.

The bean-sourcing revolution in America has changed the coffee industry. Bean shops nationwide are sprouting up in suburbs and swanky city shops, all boasting the best organic and locally-sourced coffee. Homes have become mini-coffee shops, complete with grinders and coffee makers. Leading the charge into this new trend is America’s favorite cookware company, Cuisinart. The Cuisinart DGB-900BC coffee maker is the leader in Cuisinart’s line of full-service products.

Features That Make Cuisinart DGB-900BC Stand Out

The Cuisinart DGB-900BC coffee maker makes a strong first impression. It has a lot going on and looks like a smaller version of what you would see in a Starbucks. A bean hatch sits atop the brewer that holds up to eight ounces of coffee beans. The machine is relatively thin compared to other models in its class, and the controls and LCD are small and simple. A scoop measure comes with the machine for precise bean measurement.

 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
4,419 Reviews
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
  • 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker with auto shutoff, brew-pause feature, and Grind off function
  • Double-wall insulated stainless steel thermal carafe with comfort grip handle holds up to 12 cups of coffee
  • Built-in automatic burr grinder and 8-ounce bean hopper holds a half pound of beans. Strength selector and grind control fine-tune intensity and volume
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter that ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop. Instruction book
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards.Please refer the set up/ troubleshooting details provided in the video under images section and the manual under product description field for the...

The DGB-900BC coffee maker’s menu is simple, but with powerful options. A brew strength control button changes the brew cycle to make the taste of your coffee strong, regular or mild. Standard to Cuisinart coffee makers, the machine has a 12-cup brew capacity. The machine comes with a Cuisinart gold-tone coffee filter and uses charcoal water filters for water purification. The carafe on the machine is sleek and compact, with a solid black lid and stainless-steel finish on its body. Instead of the usual glass Cuisinart carafe, it is thermal.

As for machine performance, users praise the strength and speed of the grinder on the DGB-900BC coffee maker. The grind size of the coffee produces a perfect brew, which is never too thick or runny. It retains the flavor of your bean of choice flawlessly. Brew options range from the 12-cup option to 2-4 cups, and a 24-hour programmable brew cycle makes the perfect timing for your coffee an easy reality.

And finally, for those of you that aren’t fans of Cuisinart’s infamous and loud “coffee ready” beeps, this machine beeps only once, and turns the machine off automatically after use.

 

Pros & Cons

What we really like

✔ Cuisinart DGB-900BC coffee maker retains the natural flavor of beans extremely well

✔ Bean hatch allows for half a pound of coffee to be stored at a time

✔ Excellent for buyers with limited counter space

✔ 24-hour programmable brew

✔ Thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for hours

✔ Grinder is faster and quieter than previous iterations and competitors’ models

✔ Controls are effective and simple

✔ 2-4 cup brew options to save beans

✔ “Coffee Ready” beep reduced

What we don't like

✗ No hot plate system; machine offers thermal carafe instead and shuts off immediately after brewing

✗ Menu and LCD aren’t as good-looking as other models

✗ Carafe pours awkwardly and can drip a little

 

Maintaining Your DGB900BC Coffee Maker

The Cuisinart DGB-900BC coffee maker instruction manual makes it clear: cleaning the machine is imperative. Any full-service coffee maker requires good maintenance. This is not only because of the parts of the machine, but also because of the taste of the coffee.

Coffee beans carry a pungent odor and residue wherever they’re left, so if you ever use new beans without cleaning the machine, you may end up tasting the old ones. Be sure to use the ‘clean’ function on the coffee maker’s menu. Clean the bean hatch and the carafe deeply. Just like fancy cars, maintenance can be a labor of love with your coffee machine!

 

DGB 900BC Possible Alternatives

Cuisinart SS-10 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker, Silver
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Cuisinart SS-15 Maker Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker and Single-Serve Brewer, Silver
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Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
Amazon Rating
Carafe
14-Cup Glass
10 / 12-Cup Glass
12-Cup Glass
Dimensions
11.03 x 9.33 x 12.13 in
7.75 x 9 x 14 in
10.38 x 14.25 x 10.13 in
22.5 x 14.25 x 17.25 in
7.86 x 12.7 x 15.86 in
Weight
15.1 lbs
14 lbs
12.2 lbs
9 lbs
14.99 lbs
Price
$94.04
$70.81
$142.99
$72.51
$399.00
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Cuisinart SS-10 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker, Silver
Product Name
Amazon Rating
Carafe
Dimensions
11.03 x 9.33 x 12.13 in
Weight
15.1 lbs
Price
$94.04
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Best Value
Cuisinart DCC-3200 Glass Carafe Handle Programmable Coffeemaker, 14 Cup Stainless Steel
Product Name
Amazon Rating
Carafe
14-Cup Glass
Dimensions
7.75 x 9 x 14 in
Weight
14 lbs
Price
$70.81
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Top Performer
Cuisinart SS-15 Maker Coffee Center 12-Cup Coffeemaker and Single-Serve Brewer, Silver
Product Name
Amazon Rating
Carafe
10 / 12-Cup Glass
Dimensions
10.38 x 14.25 x 10.13 in
Weight
12.2 lbs
Price
$142.99
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Budget Option
Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Product Name
Amazon Rating
Carafe
Dimensions
22.5 x 14.25 x 17.25 in
Weight
9 lbs
Price
$72.51
Prime Benefits
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
Product Name
Amazon Rating
Carafe
12-Cup Glass
Dimensions
7.86 x 12.7 x 15.86 in
Weight
14.99 lbs
Price
$399.00
Prime Benefits
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Cuisinart DGB-900BC Coffee Maker Conclusion and Rating

CoffeeGearSpy.com Rating: (4/5)

CoffeeGearSpy gives this machine 4 out of 5 stars. While we praise the composition of the machine and how compact it is, as well as how good the coffee it makes tastes, it is too laborious of a machine for a beginner or intermediate coffee fanatic. From purchasing the beans, to the cleaning and maintenance, the Cuisinart DGB-900BC coffee maker can only be appreciated by a disciplined, regimented and invested owner.

Overall, it is an outstanding feat of engineering by Cuisinart, who also makes a wonderful option for less-seasoned coffee drinkers.

 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
4,419 Reviews
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
  • 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker with auto shutoff, brew-pause feature, and Grind off function
  • Double-wall insulated stainless steel thermal carafe with comfort grip handle holds up to 12 cups of coffee
  • Built-in automatic burr grinder and 8-ounce bean hopper holds a half pound of beans. Strength selector and grind control fine-tune intensity and volume
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter that ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop. Instruction book
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards.Please refer the set up/ troubleshooting details provided in the video under images section and the manual under product description field for the...

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  Last update on 2019-11-15 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

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