The Wolf Gourmet Programmable Coffee Maker is often touted as one of the best coffee makers on the market. It isn’t really difficult to see why either. It is brimming with features. Features designed to help brew the perfect cup of coffee time and time again. Of course, just because many people love this coffee maker, it does not necessarily mean that it is the right one for you. Let’s help you decide in this review.
We are going to go through each of the features of this coffee machine from Wolf Gourmet. We want to tell you a little bit about what each one brings to the table and why we feel they may be great for you.
This is probably the main reason why so many people love the Wolf Gourmet. It is one of only a few products to boast Accu-Brew technology. So, what is this? Let’s explain!
Accu-Brew technology lets you know just how much coffee you need to add to the basket. This will be based upon:
- The strength of coffee you want
- The number of cups that you are brewing
It accomplishes this by placing a small scale into the basket. You then tap in the settings you want, probably based upon prior experience. As you load the coffee in, the machine will weigh it. It will then inform you when you have put enough in. The result? A brew that is perfect for you.
If you are not a fan of this feature, then you can easily turn it off. Although, it is such an integral part of the machine and one of the reasons why this product is so good, that we cannot fathom why you would switch it off.
If you look at the front of the Wolf Gourmet coffee maker, you will notice that there are just two knobs there. You may think that this will result in not a lot of control. However, don’t worry. You may more control with this drip coffee maker than with competing products.
The bottom knob enables you to control:
- Brew strength. There are five different settings.
- The number of cups. Between 1 and 10 cups.
All of the options can be seen through the integrated LCD screen, and it takes no more than a couple of taps of the buttons to find the options that you want. Do you know what this means? It means the perfect cup of coffee with a minimum amount of hassle.
You will struggle to find another drip coffee maker that has this amount of progammability.
Great Tasting Brew
All of the features packed into this drip coffee machine have been designed to create a fantastic brew. In fact, many people regard this product as producing one of the best-tasting coffees out there.
Part of the reason as to why the brew tastes so fantastic (outside of the Accu-Brew technology) is due to the water nozzle. With most coffee makers, the water will come out in a single stream. This means that the bulk of the water will be focused on one part of the ground coffee, which can hamper the taste. That isn’t a problem with this one. The water ‘sprays’ out. This covers all of the ground coffee, which helps to create a more even, rounded taste.
As we mentioned before; there are various programmable settings loaded into this machine. This means that you will be able to discover the best brewing options for your tastes. This really helps the flavor. After all, there are very few products on the market that offer this much customizability over the flavor. Well, certainly not products built for use ‘at home’.
Want a cup of coffee quickly? Fantastic! This coffee brewer is able to pump out 10 whole cups of coffee in around 7-minutes. This means that it is one of the fastest brewers on the market. Perfect if you have a few thirsty guests, or you need to get back to work quickly.
The included carafe can hold up to 10-cups of coffee. This is 1.5-liters or 50oz.
The stainless steel carafe serves multiple purposes:
- It is virtually unbreakable. This means that it is far superior to the glass carafe options.
- It looks fantastic
- It helps to hold the water at the brewing temperature. This means that you can brew up a pot of coffee and know that it is going to stay warm for a decent while. Perfect if you can’t help but go back and grab yourself another of that ‘awesome tasting’ brew.
Removable Water Reservoir
You may not think that this is a brilliant feature but, trust us, it is.
There are far too many coffee machines on the market, at a variety of price points, which seemingly do not have the sense to include a removable water reservoir. This means that you are left with one of two options to fill up the tank:
- Bring the coffee machine over to the tap and fill it up like that (very dangerous!)
- Use a jug to fill up the water tank (very messy!)
With the WGCM100S, this isn’t an issue. The 1.5-liter (50oz) water reservoir can easily be removed. This means that you do not need to be lugging around your expensive coffee machine.
Front Load Brew Basket
The front-load brew basket makes filling up the coffee maker an absolute breeze. There will be no mess. Just pull out the draw and load up the coffee. Of course, make sure that you keep an eye on those scales if you are taking advantage of the Accu-Brew feature.
LCD Display Panel
There are a lot of features loaded into the Wolf Gourmet drip coffee maker. Therefore, it is nice that you can see all the changes you make on the built-in LCD screen. It means that no matter how much you fiddle with the knobs on the coffee machine, you will be able to see exactly what you are doing.
If you read any review of this coffee machine, then you will notice that the same thing is mentioned repeatedly; this is a really, really good-looking coffee machine. Although, that isn’t really surprising. Any kitchen appliance from this company has always looked good.
The sleek silver design of the coffee maker ensures that it is able to slip into any kitchen design with ease. The red knobs add a pop of color, without making the coffee machine stand out too much. In our opinion, it is just the right amount of color.
We know that not everybody is going to be a fan of the design. However, we do admire Wolf Gourmet for their ability to create a coffee-machine design that works nearly everywhere you place it. Very few designers have been able to accomplish this.
Wolf Coffee Maker Pros & Cons
So, now we have given you an overview of the features of the Wolf Gourmet coffee machine, let’s give you a quick summary of the pros and cons. These are the things that we liked about the coffee maker, and a couple that left a little more to be desired.
- Accu-brew technology works incredibly well
- Easy to use
- Good looking coffee machine
- Plenty of programmable options
- Handy LCD screen to ensure you know exactly what you are doing
- The cost is high in comparison to other coffee makers.
- The carafe does not have the best spout. It can cause small amounts of coffee to leak when poured.
While the cost of the Wolf Gourmet Programmable Coffee Maker may be a bit off-putting for some people, this is a seriously good coffee maker. There are enough features packed into this machine to ensure that you are able to get the perfect brew for your tastebuds. It also ensures that you are going to be enjoying a coffee machine that will provide you years and years of happy use. For most people, this is an absolute ‘must buy