Announcing New SCAA Certified Home Brewers: OXO On 12-Cup and 9-Cup Coffee Makers

OXO now has two SCAA certified brewers, the OXO On 12-Cup Coffee Brewing System and the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker. Both of the units have an intelligent microprocessor that monitors time, temperature, and volume from start to finish ensuring the precision of handcrafted coffee.

Water is heated to the optimal temperature for coffee brewing, as defined by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and precisely maintains the temperature throughout the entire brewing process. In the 12-cup system, water is measured by an integrated scale and pumped to the brew basket in perfectly timed cycles, starting with a short cycle that allows coffee to bloom for full flavor extraction.

In terms of features, the Coffee Brewing System has an intuitive LED, one-dial interface for coffee/tea cup selection and a 24-hour programmable brew-start. In addition, when coffee is finished dripping into the double-walled, stainless steel carafe, a freshness indicator on the LED screen counts up to 60 minutes. The OXO On Barista Brain 12-Cup Coffee Brewing System includes a borosilicate glass removable kettle that also heats water to make tea and other hot beverages.

Alex Lee, President of OXO International, commented, “Throughout the development process, our aim was to develop coffee makers that make the absolute best cup of coffee possible. The logical way for us to achieve that objective was to strive to meet the standards already established by SCAA, which knows how to define the perfect cup of coffee. We are very proud that the OXO On coffee makers joined a small selection of brewers on the market in receiving SCAA Home Brewers Certification, including being the first 12-cup coffee maker to receive this designation.”

To develop this product, OXO studied users interacting with products to help identify opportunities for meaningful improvements, talking with as many people as possible, from coffee drinkers and baristas, to coffee growers and roasters. “Our goal was to develop a machine that made the process of making excellent coffee easier – one button interface and intuitive controls – and more consistent in order for consumers to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at home,” says Claire Ashley, Category Director of Kitchen Electrics. “We also strive to be ‘best in class’ which in the case of coffee makers meant attaining the SCAA Home Brewer Certification. There are no 12-cup machines currently available on the market with the SCAA Home Brewer Certification, something our retail partners have told us is an important sign of quality, and one of our product development goals. A 12-cup machine is also the most popular coffee maker capacity which made it fitting for us to try and be the first to attain the Home Brewer Certification.”

Once they had a concept for a machine, OXO developed multiple prototypes with some parts going through more than 50 iterations to get them exactly where they wanted. The team also developed several full working prototypes and the engineers analyzed every nuance and detail. At each stage of the development process, OXO conducted extensive consumer, compliance and reliability testing.

“To us, there is no higher authority in the industry than the SCAA Home Brewer Certification to validate the credibility of our coffee makers,” noted Ashley. “Throughout the development process we were completely focused on achieving this goal. The Home Brewer Certification is also becoming more important to retailers as knowledge about what makes a “good” cup of coffee is more readily known.”

OXO On Barista Brain 12-Cup Coffee Brewing SystemOXO 12

KEY FEATURES

– Removable Water Kettle: Easy-to-fill kettle heats water to brew coffee or to make tea and other hot beverages

– Borosilicate Glass Construction: Kettle is made of durable, BPA-free borosilicate glass for the purest taste

– Precise Temperature Control: Water is heated and held at the perfect temperature for coffee (197.6-204.8°F) or your preferred temperature for tea (175-212°F)

– Precision Pump: Water is transported to brew basket in measured cycles, including a pre-soak cycle so grounds can bloom

– Innovative Internal Scale: Water volume is intelligently monitored for optimum coffee extraction and consistently perfect cups

– Intuitive LED Interface: The backlit screen and one-dial interface features coffee/tea cup selection, 24-hour programmable brew-start, freshness timer, and more

– Rainmaker™ Shower Head: Water is evenly dispersed over coffee grounds for uniform saturation and full flavor extraction

– Large Brew Basket: Bed provides large surface area for even saturation of grounds from 4 to 12 cups of coffee

– Internal Mixing Tube: Coffee is blended thoroughly as it is brewed into the carafe so the first sip is as delicious as the last

– Vacuum-Insulated, Stainless Steel Carafe: Double-walled carafe keeps your brew hot and fresh and has a soft, non-slip handle for comfortable, controlled, easy pouring

 

OXO On Barista Brain 9-Cup Coffee Maker

OXO 9KEY FEATURES

– Precise Temperature Control: Water is heated and held at the perfect temperature for coffee (197.6-204.8°F)

– Intuitive LED Interface: The backlit screen displays the Coffee Maker status and freshness indicator, and a single dial allows you to program the number of cups and the 24-hour start timer

– Rainmaker™ Shower Head: Water is evenly dispersed over coffee grounds for uniform saturation and full flavor extraction

– Internal Mixing Tube: Coffee is blended thoroughly as it is brewed into the carafe so the first sip is as delicious as the last

– Cone-Shaped Brew Basket: Basket shape ensures grounds bed is sized for full flavor extraction whether you’re making 2 or 9 cups of coffee

– Vacuum-Insulated, Stainless Steel Carafe: Double-walled carafe keeps your brew hot and fresh and has a soft, non-slip handle for comfortable, controlled, easy pouring

– Single Serve Capability: Easily make one mug of delicious coffee