Cuisinart gets your morning off to a brisk start with a programmable coffeemaker that brews up to 25% faster than most coffee machines. This new level of speed plus adjustable strength settings ensure you'll get your morning coffee when and how you like it. Completely automatic operation with 24-hour programmability. Equipped with Extreme Brew Technology, a re-engineered brewing process that lets you enjoy hot, fresh coffee up to 25% faster than most coffee machines. A 1- to 4-cup setting maximizes flavors for smaller batches. Showerhead evenly distributes water over grounds, reducing temperature loss. Charcoal water filter removes impurities and ensures fresh-tasting coffee. A variable control on the heater plate keeps coffee at your desired serving temperature. Use the Brew Pause feature to sneak a quick cup before the brew cycle has finished. Two settings let you adjust coffee strength to your preference. Glass carafe holds up to 12 cups (60 fl.oz). Audible alert signals when brew cycle is complete.