5:45am - My Cuisinart DGB600 kicks off, grinding the coffee beans that I had carefully measured the night before. The ground coffee is deposited into the basket, and shortly thereafter, water begins to pass between the coffee, the filter and into the thermal decanter below.
5:51am - "Beeps of happiness" chime, alerting any sleepy heads remaining in bed that a hot, fresh beverage awaits them.
6:01am - Showered, shaved, dressed and ready to go, I come down to the fresh aroma of hazelnut that fills my kitchen. I love my coffee. And even though I will drink coffee throughout the day, the first pot in the morning is always the best.