The Melitta Optima Timer filter coffee maker is an attractive machine from the renowned German company Melitta. It is one of the fastest coffee makers on the market producing 1 litre of freshly brewed coffee in approximately 8 minutes. The machine is beautifully designed with a brushed stainless steel fascia and a white finish. The most useful feature of this machine is the programmable timer. This enables you to set the machine to start the brewing cycle at a particular time – wake up to a jug of freshly brewed coffee!
The Melitta Optima Timer has a fully removable clear water tank with an external water gauge making it easy to add exactly the right amount of water. There is an anti-drip system so that the machine does not drip coffee when the jug is removed from the machine. It also has an programmable automatic switch off which means that the user can decide if the machine will switch off after 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
When you first use the machine you set the water hardness for your area so that the Melitta Optima Timer will let you know that it needs to be descaled, a red light will illuminate and you can then start the automatic descaling programme.
It has a capacity of 8 cups (1 litre or 4-5 mugs) and the filter paper holder is easily removable for cleaning and emptying.
This Melitta machine is UK stock and has been fitted with a UK 3 pin plug by Melitta UK, it does not have a Euro plug with a bulky adaptor.