Farberware Coffee & Tea Maker, Review and Giveaway

by DebW

Deb here… I will boldly admit that I am a brew snob. I want to wake up to a cup of coffee and end the day with a cup of  tea, and I want delicious or I would rather do without. Are you a brew snob, too?

The roots of my love for coffee and tea

My love for coffee is from my Gram. She drank it all day long. Hot, cold, or in between it didn’t matter. She lived in the upstairs unit of our duplex, and I loved running up there for our coffee dates. Gram would let me select my favorite from her china demitasse collection and she would fill it with equal portions of coffee and warm milk with a little sugar. Many of my four year old problems were solved over a cup with Gram.

Understanding and appreciating the soothing qualities of a delicious cup of tea came from my Mom. It could settle a queasy tummy or warm up even the coldest Michigan winter afternoon.

Because of those two dear women, my love of coffee and tea began at a very young age – making me the brew snob that I am today.

And it is due to my snobbery that I prefer to make my coffee and tea at home. If you’re a brew snob too, I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled I was when I was asked to review the new Farberware® 12-Cup Programmable Coffee & Tea Maker this past week.

What I liked about the Farberware® 12-Cup Coffee & Tea Maker

The first thing I liked was that the stainless steel unit has two specialized permanent filters for coffee grinds and tea leaves. Having both capabilities in one unit has made it possible for me to replace my old coffee maker and my tea kettle. I love it when I am able to pare down on “stuff.”

A few more things I really like about this product:

  • The glass carafe’s “perfect pour” spout is really perfect! It never drips! Something that drove me crazy about my previous carafe.
  • The “Sneak-A-Cup” feature is also drip free. No more burned coffee on the warming plate.
  • The auto brew programming and adjustable auto shut off give me two less things to think about first thing in the morning. I need that!

Check out this quick demonstration of the features:


My husband says that he wishes the fill window on the side was a little easier to read, but we both agree that all of the things we like about this coffee & tea maker far outweigh that one.  I have tried many different coffee makers from very inexpensive to those with a much higher price point, and this is without a doubt my favorite.

The Farberware® 12-Cup Programmable Coffee & Tea Maker is currently available at Walmart.com and at all stores beginning in November.

Okay, true confession time, tell the truth . . . are you a brew snob, too?

We’re giving away a Farberware® 12-Cup Programmable Coffee & Tea Maker

To enter to win a new Coffee and Tea maker from Farberware® all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what you would love most about having this in your own kitchen!

This giveaway will run through October 5, 2011 at midnight and a winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly after the end date. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Written by Deb, wife, mom, “gram,” and busy blogger at Counting my Blessings. Deb is also a contributing editor at 5 Minutes for Faith.

Please note: I received a Coffee and Tea Maker from Farberware to test at home, but the thoughts and opinions about this product were my own. I really do love it!

Coffee photo by hellojenuine on flickr (creative commons).

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Deb is a speaker/writer who has lived long enough to know that life can be hard; however, with God's help she gets out of bed each day puts on grace-colored glasses and LIVES. Deb is also a contributing editor at 5 Minutes For Faith.

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{ 101 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Celeste September 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

The caffeine! :)


2 Rebekah September 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Not a true brew snob, but I do like my homemade coffee better than any coffee shop!


3 Kristin September 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I love that you can choose your brew strength. My husband likes the idea of being able to make tea!


4 Paige September 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I need this in my house for the sneak a cup feature, the oh how strong you want your brew feature…and so many other reasons. Me Me Me please.


5 Claire
September 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I dont currently own a coffee maker so this would really come in handy!


6 Robin September 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Oooh I love it! We are brew snobs too. This would fit nicely with our busy life style and the frequent hosting that we do!


7 Jenn September 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Well… since the last coffee pot died and I’m the only coffee drinker in the house I’ve been only doing French Press or Percolator coffee. I so miss having that first cup of coffee hot and ready as soon as I stumble into the kitchen in the morning!


8 jill conyers September 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

What I would like most is I would be replacing my current coffee maker. More specifically, for 2 of the 3 things you like…the perfect pour and sneak a cup. Great giveaway!


9 Ellie A. September 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I would love that each morning while the madness of getting everyone ready in the AM there would be magic going on JUST for ME? … OH to dream a little dream. Thanks for the chance.


10 Beth September 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I love tea and having always wanted a tea maker.


11 Sheila September 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I love loose leaf tea – as do other members of my family, but my current tea maker will only do 2 cups. Having a coffee/tea maker would be awesome!


12 Jaime lee September 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

my good coffee pot is ruined. I need a new one.


13 Darla September 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I like this one because my current one is very ugly and this one is beautiful!


14 Kay - Her Baby Stuff September 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm

“Sneak-A-Cup” <- I seriously can NOT wait for a pot of coffee to brew. Saving THAT mess would allow me to more fully worship my coffee pot after being up all night with baby.


15 Rose September 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Sharing a few cups with my friends!


16 noreen September 22, 2011 at 12:03 am

I love that it makes coffee and tea, so everyone would be happy


17 Kendra Field September 22, 2011 at 12:15 am

I LOVE coffee, hey, I’m from Seattle how can I not? I’d love to have this to have a good coffee at home in the morning.


18 Maura Aars September 22, 2011 at 1:01 am

Yummy. The smell, taste and high of coffee in the morning is the best! Thank You. :)


19 Schmidty September 22, 2011 at 4:46 am

I would love the convenience of being able to program it so that I had fresh coffee waiting for me when I woke.


20 carrie September 22, 2011 at 8:09 am

wow, would love to have 2 in 1!!


21 Serendipity is Sweet
September 22, 2011 at 8:28 am

I would really love to win this because I enjoy coffee in the morning, but really love an afternoon latter or cappuccino and packing 4 kids in the car to go get one is usually more hassle than it’s worth!

Thanks for the great review!!


22 Brittany September 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

I’m sick of the french press process & need an automatic machine exactly like this one.


23 LaVonne
September 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

The coffee of course. Plus, it is prettier than my current one ;)


24 Erin September 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

Definitely the ‘perfect pour’ feature. I almost always spill coffee on the countertop when pouring!


25 Carole M September 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

You had me at “programmable”. I need my morning coffee, and it would be nice to have it waiting fresh for me in the morning!!


26 Ashley H. September 22, 2011 at 11:15 am

I’d love the stainless steel look in my kitchen


27 Kimberly B. September 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

This would be a nice and convenient luxury to have in my kitchen. So much cheaper than running to my coffee shop.


28 Susan Heim September 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I love that this is a coffee maker and tea brewer in one! I can have my cup of coffee in the morning and my tea at night, and still use the same machine. Brilliant!


29 Fabs September 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I would love the “sneak-a-cup” feature and the never drip option! Thanks for the giveaway!


30 Anita Yancey September 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I would love most that it makes both coffee and tea with only one machine. I also love that it is programmable. What a great machine.


31 HappyMomC September 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm

We are both coffee and tea drinkers so this is so great!


32 Shari September 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I’d love having it because, despite being a coffee drinker myself, I have a lot of friends and family who are COFFEE DRINKERS, and I don’t have a really good coffee maker for when they come over. I’d love to be able to treat them to coffee from this.


33 Angie September 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I’d love this because my other brewer went on the fritz and I am a true brew snob too! This would be great to wake up to! Thanks for the chance!

pricousins at aol dot com


34 mrsshukra September 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Don’t have a coffeemaker at home, this would be great!


35 Idaho Jill September 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

We don’t have an automated coffee maker, so it would be great to be able to program it, thanks!


36 Mikki September 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I would LOVE to have this since I love both coffee & tea and to have one machine that does both.. awesomeness!!


37 Jillian Reneau September 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Just what I need!!! being a broke college kid and everthing ;)


38 Linda Kish September 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I’d like to be able to set it up so my coffee is ready when I get up in the morning. I’m lazy in the morning.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


39 Jessica T September 23, 2011 at 1:45 am

I love that it has a special filter for tea leaves!


40 Kay September 23, 2011 at 6:55 am

There are so many things to love about this coffee maker…the special filter for tea so the flavors dont mix, the 12 cup carafe (my current pot is only 4cups!), but I think the best thing is I can program it, and set it up the night before and have hot coffee as soon as I get up in the mornings. Also, it would keep the coffee hot until I get to it. My current pot makes the coffee and then shuts off. I got it second hand and have no idea how to program it!


41 Debra September 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

These are my drinks. Coffee in the morning, tea the rest of the day. OMGosh, this is awesome!


42 Alison September 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

This is wonderful, coffe and tea, who needs more?


43 Stacey September 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

My favorite drinks. I drink coffee all day every day. Tea is my next favorite drink


44 Amy September 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

This is a great gift. Being from the south I drink coffee and tea, most of the day!!


45 Melba September 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

I would love to win this prize. I love coffee and my coffee maker is not working properly!


46 Katie September 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I love that it makes both coffee and tea…best of both worlds! My husband and I drink both every day so this would be perfect :)


47 Daniel M September 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm

would love some kinda automatic coffee/tea maker, don’t have anything now


48 Melissa P. September 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I love the idea that I could brew tea leaves. Nice!


49 tennille September 24, 2011 at 12:36 am

very cool you can make tea in it!!!!


50 Carolyn G September 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

I love that it is programmable. I would love this feature.


51 Emily September 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Tea for me, coffee for the hubs…and then he can stop saying “I wish we had a coffee maker”


52 Gretchen Gerth September 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

The sneak a cup feature!


53 kristin September 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I love that you can use it to make coffee and tea


54 Shelle September 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm

The sneak a cup feature is awesome and also that you can control the strength of the coffee!


55 Erin September 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I could really use a new pot for when I have company….my other one drips so I love that this one doesn’t!


56 carole September 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I like the auto brew program


57 Barb K. September 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Hi: This would be a big help in the morning. Set it the night before fresh coffee and tea as everyone is rushing around getting ready. So handy.


58 Athena September 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

What an amazing idea! I love both coffee and tea, and I am picky about how they taste. Sounds like this would be a perfect addition to the household!


59 Liz September 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm

We are tea drinkers and this would be perfect. I would love to be able to set this in the morning and not have to worry about both letting the water boil AND steeping for the right amount of time!


60 Debra September 25, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Coffee and tea, sounds sweet to me!


61 Bean September 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

This would be great, I could use one unit to do two things.


62 Tona Speltz September 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

We are major coffee drinkers in our house and would love to be able to have a nice, quality cup of coffee in the morning. We have looked into getting a nicer coffee pot but the expense of it is holding us back. Maybe I’ll win this one! :-)


63 Jason September 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Faberware is a dependable name, and I love the idea of only using one thing for coffee and tea.


64 Angela September 25, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I would love to have this so I would actually know how to make coffee (or tea??!!). I am clueless about both and this would elevate me to human status. :)


65 JUNE September 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

My husband & I drink allot of coffee, this would be great to win!


66 LT September 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I would love having this because of the Sneak-A-Cup feature! I can never wait until the coffee is done!


67 nan September 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

i love that it is programmable my current coffee maker isn’t
nannypanpan at gmail.com


68 SalmaGlez September 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Hi Deb!
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway
I really enjoy a cup of coffee early in the morning, and some cups of tea in the rest of the day,
I’d love to win, because I’ve never tried a coffee o tea maker machine,
Best regards,


69 melissa n September 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I love the sneak-a-cup feature, i’m not a huge coffee drinker, but my husband is, so I could just grab one cup :)


70 Stacy B. September 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I would love this in my kitchen because I am a coffee drinker and my husband, a tea drinker, so we’d both be happy! And the stainless steel would be a good match. Thanks!


71 Staci A September 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I would love this in my kitchen since our current coffee maker is on the fritz, and I’m so tired of instant coffee! Plus I love the auto brew feature.


72 Sue W September 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I love that you can make tea in it too! Would make the mornings so much better to wake up to coffee or tea already made with all of the other stuff I have to do!!!


73 Ellen C. September 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I like that it has permanent filters. That saves money.


74 Deb September 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I love the idea of not having two pots.


75 Ali September 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I like the idea of the automatic timer


76 Stacey September 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I love having only one maker for coffee and tea. Very convenient.


77 Amy September 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Just the convenience of having one maker would make my counter space much larger.


78 Lily September 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

My life wouldnt be complete without freshly brewed tea so would love to win this!


79 Alexa September 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I am a broke college student who managed to break my coffee pot right before going back to school this semester and decided to wait off on getting a new one right away. But if I had this I would be such a happier college kid when getting up at 6 o clock for my 8 am classes and have coffee to make in the morning. Plus it would fit perfectly on my tiny counter space and makes both coffee and tea.


80 Melissa S September 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm

My current coffee pot is not working as well as it should. I know it is a matter of time …


81 Sandra B September 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I go through phases… coffee for awhile and then hot tea in the morning.. always the same routine just a change in beverage. I have a windowed kitchen nook that is all mine in the morning. I am always up first and love the quiet and solitude before the days rush begins. I have gone to a coffee press and a single serve steeping tea pot since my auto drips have both failed. I would love to have something still small but more convenient and programmable… lol Count me in for your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.


82 Vanessa September 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I would actually love to give this as a gift to someone.


83 Molly September 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I would love to have this coffee maker to give as a gift to my boyfriend for his Birthday in October!


84 Erica September 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I’d love having this in my kitchen because my old one just broke and this one looks and sounds great! Thanks!


85 nancy October 1, 2011 at 12:28 am

that it’s programmable and coffee and TEA maker is awesome!


86 Amy M October 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I love that this system will make both coffee and tea and that it is programmable up to 24 hours in advance!


87 trishden October 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hello, the feature I like the best of the Farberware Coffee & Tea Maker is the reusable, permanant filters. No more having to buy filters. Thanks for a great giveaway!


88 BellaVidaLetty October 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I would love this in my kitchen especially now that my daughters are into drinking tea so they’d be able to fix it themselves.


89 Grandma Debby October 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I would love to wake up and smell coffee brewing. I am certainly a coffee snob!


90 Aunt B October 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

One machine to do two things,. awesome. My mother would be proud of me for actually having a coffee maker


91 Nell October 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I woiuld love to have the extra space on the counter tops with one machine.


92 Amy October 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I love the smell of coffee and I am a coffee/tea snob for sure!


93 Angel S. October 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I love the dual purpose and that it is programmable


94 Cori Westphal October 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Oh man my coffee pot is on it’s last leg! Sometimes it doesn’t even brew the entire pot! I would love to have a reliable pot so I don’t miss one good sip!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


95 Amy Brewer
October 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I would love this to be in my kitchen so I wouldn’t have to go out when I needed a coffee. Would love to try this out and drink some coffee that I make at home.


96 DEBORAH October 3, 2011 at 3:22 am

i think it would be fun to make tea in, and easy to clean too! I would loveto have one


97 katklaw777 October 3, 2011 at 7:32 am

Our coffee maker is old and the would be a wonderful upgrade.
The auto feature on ours no longer works so the auto brew programming and adjustable auto shut off will be a most welcome feature!


98 Cindy D October 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’m a coffee-holic and the programmable feature would come in handy!


99 Ryana October 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I like that it makes tea also
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com


100 Rondah October 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I like that it is stainless steel and will match my kitchen
rjs682 at yahoo dot com


101 K. Marie October 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm

It would be amazing to have a cup of coffee waiting for me in the morning since I leave for work at 5:30am!


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