The PerfectDrip gives you that genuine European coffee taste; using a paper filter is optional. The large LCD display and backlight make it easy to view programming options. If you know what time you want your coffee brewed, simply program it using the automatic timer function up to 24 hours before. The unique, European style temperature dynamics result in better, fresher coffee every time. The PerfectDrip automatically changes to Standby mode if left unused for 2 hours for energy conservation and safety.