Inspired by professionals and designed for connoisseurs, KRUPS products have been built with three key attributes in mind: Passion, Precision and Perfection. The KRUPS FME214 Programmable Coffee Maker quickly brews better tasting coffee thanks to a 1100-watt heating element and a cascading brew head that delivers a shower of hot water to ensure even flavor extraction. The aroma function enables one to choose a more intense extraction, ideal when brewing smaller amounts. Featuring a highly visible blue illuminated LED control panel the KRUPS FME214 Coffee Machine is easily programmable, which allows for waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The pause and serve feature enables interruption any time during the brewing cycle to remove the carafe, a nice feature, particularly for those in a hurry for that first sip. And for the ones who have the head in the clouds in the morning, an audible signal sounds when the brewing cycle is complete and the empty water-reservoir detection function shuts the unit off automatically if empty. The KRUPS FME214 Programmable Coffee Maker used a duofilter water filtration system to guarantee excellent-tasting results and help reduce mineral deposits for longer machine life. With the FME214 Coffee Machine KRUPS commits to a perfect cup of coffee each and every morning.