Journal — automatic drip coffee maker

Why does my coffee maker make weak coffee?

It's not you. It's technology being "less than."

"Look at me," your brewer says. "I'm so smart but I can't keep your water hot!"

If the water is not hot enough, less flavor is extracted from the grounds. Coffee needs 195-205 degree Fahrenheit to brew coffee well. Electric automatic drip makers start out around 195 degrees F and eventually begin to brew cooler and cooler. You will need to buy a new coffee maker. 

It's time to buy a new coffee maker or go fully manual, such as our Single-cup-drip cone,...