This revolutionary coffee maker from iCoffee utilizes the patented SteamBrew Technology to provide a full flavored and smoother cup of coffee. Rather than simply running hot water over the grounds like most drip coffee makers, the grounds are actually steamed and stirred to extract full flavor. Operation is simple and intuitive. Add your grounds to the permanent filter, pour water into the reservoir, close the lid and press start (or set to start later). The grounds are steamed and stirred using the six patented jet streams. You can watch the process through the built in window. The result is the grounds are fully soaked to extract full flavor and providing you with a smoother cup of coffee. The iCoffee process even allows you to use fewer coffee grounds. The iCoffee took 1,257 prototypes and seven years before this product was finally released on the market . . . and worth the wait. Includes programmable timer and automatic shut off function, 12 cup carafe, and permanent filter.