Melitta ME1MSB Smart Mill & Brew 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

From whole beans to brewed coffee without the guesswork or mess, this 10-cup programmable coffeemaker features a completely automatic, integrated mill-and-brew system. Simply add water and whole-bean coffee, select from seven grind selections or turn the grinder off to brew already ground coffee, then enjoy the freshest, most flavorful coffee imaginable. The unit’s brew-pause function allows for pouring a cup midbrew, and its clock display automatically springs forward, falls back, and resets after a power failure. Other highlights include a water reservoir with a large viewing window, high-quality stainless-steel grinding blades, a permanent stainless-steel filter basket, a warming plate with automatic shutoff, and hidden cord storage.

Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue backlit LCD display. MSN Direct region-specific up-to-the-minute weather information is transmitted via an FM signal within minutes of plugging in the coffeemaker–there’s no setup, subscription, or Internet connection required. The appliance displays the current temperature and conditions, high and low temperatures, and chance of precipitation, as well as four-day weather forecasts. The coffeemaker also displays scrolling weather information; visibility; sunrise/sunset time; the UV index; and National Weather Service warnings and alerts (the display flashes when a warning alert is issued). In addition to its optional sleep function, where if the unit is idle for a period of time an animated, napping cat appears, the user interface can display a 12- or 24-hour clock; temperature in degrees F or C; along with English, French, or Spanish languages. The 10-cup programmable coffeemaker with animated coffee and weather information measures 8 by 11 by 14 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty. We all lead busy lives, and require real-time (and immediate), nonintrusive weather information (meaning: no pop-up ads on the internet or commercials). Melitta’s Smart Mill & Brew 10-cup programmable coffeemaker with MSN Direct region-specific weather information is a revolution in the coffee and kitchen world. It brings together the kitchen, the nucleus of the household, with up-to-date weather information, the information you demand in your recreational and work lives. Whether you’re brewing a cup of coffee for your morning ritual, or entertaining, or heading to the beach, gardening, playing tennis or golf, deciding whether or not to put sunblock on the kids, or walking out the door to work, you can access the weather information you need while brewing a cup of high-quality coffee. It’s your grind, redefined.

It Starts with the Mill & Brew System

The integrated Mill & Brew system is completely automatic, which allows you to go from whole beans to brewed coffee without the guesswork or mess. Simply add your favorite whole bean coffee and water. Then select the grind level for coffee as strong or mellow as you like it–then enjoy fresh, flavorful coffee. The system features a grind level selector, high-quality stainless-steel blades, an easy-pour water reservoir with large viewing window, pause-and-pour functionality, a warming plate with auto shutoff, a permanent stainless-steel filter basket, and hidden cord storage. Stop Wondering About the Weather

MSN Direct transmits region-specific weather data via an FM signal straight to the coffeemaker, making it easy to check today’s weather, or upcoming weather, on the large LCD display. It’s a plug-and-play system, so there’s no subscription fee, activation fee, needed Internet connectivity, or fuss (the user must check to see if MSN Direct coverage is available in their area–currently, it’s available in 125 cities in the U.S. and Canada). Within minutes of plugging in the coffeemaker, you will receive weather information specific to your area. The weather data is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the most up-to-the-minute information, and the clock automatically springs forward, falls back, and resets after power failure. The bright blue, backlighted screen doesn’t only feature weather information though. It also lets you easily select your coffee grind and tells you what stage your coffee-making process is at. Don’t be afraid to seamlessly integrate the Smart Mill & Brew into your busy life. To find out if you have coverage in your area please visit or call 1-877-317-3281.

Features and Specifications

• Optional sleep function: If unit is idle for a period of time, an animated cat appears
• Grind select: Select from 7 grind selections or turn grinder off to brew already-ground coffee

• Easy-pour water reservoir with large viewing window

• Pause-and-pour functionality

• Warming plate with auto shutoff

• Permanent stainless-steel filter basket

• Hidden cord storage

• User interface fluent in 3 languages (English, French, and Spanish)

• Animated, region-specific 4-day weather forecast

• Current temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius

• Current conditions, high/low temperature, and chance of precipitation

• Visibility, sunrise/sunset time, and UV index

• National Weather Service warnings and alerts

• Display flashes when a warning or alert is issued

• 10-cup capacity

• Measures 8 by 11 by 14 inches

• One-year limited warranty

This makes sense: We’re sure that coffee lovers have keen interest in the weather and Melitta puts it all together in a unique 10-cup programmable grind-and-brew system. Just add water and beans, choose one of seven grind selections, set the time and it’s all automatic from there. You’ll wake up to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee. It includes a permanent stainless steel filter, pause-to-pour function, warming plate with auto shut-off, and water reservoir with large view window. The user interface is fluent in French, Spanish and English.MSN Direct is plug and play with no set up, no subscription, no Internet. Instead, you get specific region, up-to-the-minute weather data via FM signal right to the coffee maker! The info includes forecasts, NWS warnings and alerts, UV index, sunrise/sunset and more. The built-in clock is automatically set by radio signals it restores itself after power interruptions and springs forward and falls back all by itself! Measures 14″ x 11″ x 8″. One-year warranty. MSN Direct FM signals reach the top 100 U.S. cities and covers most but not all areas of the U.S. and Canada; visit the MSN Direct Website to check if your area is covered.