Strikingly retro in black chrome with black plastic accents, this 12-cup coffeemaker includes Cuisinart's best brewing technology and premium features for ease and flexibility. The digital clock/timer is programmable for automatically brewing "wake-up" coffee at a selected time and for turning off the warming plate up to four hours in advance. Removing the glass carafe from the warming plate automatically pauses the brewing process for a quick pour, and the warming plate's temperature can be adjusted. For maximum flavor, the machine can be set to brew 1 to 4 5-ounce cups or 5 to 12 cups, and it includes a charcoal water filter.Sleek, good-looking, hardworking, and there for the duration, Cuisinart has all the makings of a perfect partner. Having won the praise of Julia Child, James Beard, and Jacques Pépin, the brand is a kitchen superstar for kitchen superstars and has been a classic foodie favorite ever since its revolutionary food processor hit the States in 1973.