Braun Brewsense 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker

Last updated: February 9, 2024

Coffee aficionados will love the bold flavors and aromas that come with brewing coffee in this coffee and espresso machine. The unit has a large capacity, yet still offers the opportunity to brew one cup at a time. There's a 24-hour timer for programming an automatic brew, as well as an automatic shut-off for safety.

We looked at the top Coffee and Espresso Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Coffee and Espresso Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This coffee and espresso machine has a large glass carafe that is able to hold as much as 12 cups of your favorite brew.

In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the Braun Brewsense 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker placed 2nd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Braun’s BrewSense 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker features a glass Flavor Carafe that seals in the fresh flavor by minimizing air exposure. Each satisfying cup begins with Braun’s unique Pure Flavor system to ensure your coffee is made at the right temperature and brewing time to extract the best flavor and aroma. An automatic, programmable 24-hour timer means you won’t have to wait to enjoy that first sip the moment you want it. And the anti-drip system allows you to pour anytime during the brewing cycle. Plus, the Braun gold-tone filter, unlike paper, enhances the flavor of your coffee by allowing essential oils to reach your cup. In addition, a “CLEAN” warning will illuminate when it’s time to descale, so the best coffee flavor can be maintained. The Brew Sense’s elegant design features a premium display with LED indicators and easy-to-read buttons, convenient cord storage, smaller footprint and lower profile. And the sleek stainless steel and white finish will look stunning in any kitchen. With the BrewSense, you know you’re going to have a satisfying cup of goodness to savor time after time

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It has a programmable timer and auto shutoff as well as a brew pause system so you can pour a cup of coffee during the brew cycle without causing a mess.
Cleaning is also easy. The use of permanent gold filters remove the need to deal with flimsy paper filters, which may tear and spill out the leftover coffee grounds.
Lots of drip coffee machines can make 12 cups, but not as efficiently as the BrewSense KF6050WH. While this brand is known for hand blenders, its drip machines are not to be scoffed at. The KF6050WH is programmable and reasonably priced.

What reviewers didn't like

Although customers agree that this Braun model serves up a steaming hot cup of coffee, there are some concerns with the “keep warm” controls on the machine malfunctioning.
No options to adjust brew strength
Can lose settings when unplugged. Carafe drips when used aggressively.
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