This coffee maker features an integrated burr mill grinder that automatically grinds whole beans just before the coffee is brewed through a hands-free lid right into a thermal carafe. A strength control feature lets you customize your coffee by choosing strong, medium, or mild brew to suit your taste. Program the coffee maker with the number of cups you'd like (from 2 to 12) and just enough water will be delivered to extract all of the good flavour and none of the bitterness. A “grind off” button allows the coffee maker to be used with ground coffee. The 8-ounce bean hopper has a sealed lid to prevent moisture. The 12-cup (5-ounce cups) double-wall insulated thermal carafe will keep the coffee hot for hours. A variety of adjustable features makes this the ultimate user-friendly coffee maker. A 24-hour fully programmable timer guarantees delicious, fresh-brewed coffee just when you want it. The handy “brew pause” feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished. An automatic shut-off control turns the coffee maker off right after brewing or up to 4 hours later. A “2 – 4 cups” setting provides full flavour when brewing just a few cups. Includes a permanent gold tone filter and a charcoal water filter that removes impurities from the water before brewing. A separate grinder chamber and filter area make for easy cleanup.