Technivorm is Europe's leading manufacture of quality coffee brewers, sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and the European Coffee Brewing Centre (ECBC). Technivorm success is based on commitment to research and building, by hand, these superb brewers since 1964. " ... If you must buy an automatic drip machine, this is the one. Though pricey, it's the only drip coffee maker that hit optimal temperatures for brewing and serving in our tests. It's also fast and very simple to operate, and pieces disassemble easily for cleaning." Cook's Illustrated - Sep/Oct 2009.