The Newco OSC-8 is rated as one of the best values for consumers who is looking for a thermal carafe coffeemaker. The thermal carafe keeps your coffee hot for hours without the subsequent burnt taste from sitting on the warmer. The thermal carafe is similar to the coffee carafes that hotels and other professional services use to make and serve coffee. The unit is made out of high-quality plastic and is said to be durable and sturdy. If you like to have your coffee stay warm for hours at a time, the Newco OCS-8 may be a good choice for you.
The Good Stuff
The coffee machine brews at 200 degrees Fahrenheit so the flavor is at its peak. Users have said that the brewing temperature consistently produces flavorful and smooth-tasting coffee. The carafe holds eight cups of fresh coffee at a time. The coffee maker does have an automatic shut-off feature and you can pause the brewing cycle to snag an early cup of coffee before brewing is complete. There is a built-in water filter but no coffee bean grinder. The filter basket is easily accessible as it swings open for filling. There is an automatic beep when the coffee brewing is complete and also when the coffee maker shuts itself off.
The Bad Stuff
The Newco OCS-8 may be difficult to find outside of specialty stores but you can order it straight from the manufacturer. It is priced a bit higher (estimated price $120-$150) than regular coffee makers but is not as high as other thermal carafe-style coffee makers. The cons of the Newco OCS-8 include no clock or time ability. Currently, the Newco OCS-8 is only available in black. Consumers who purchased the Newco OCS-8 seem genuinely pleased with the coffee maker itself and have noted only minor issues such as a slow-pouring carafe.
The manufacturer, Newco, is known in the coffee business. The OCS-8 is one of only a few personal coffee brewers made by the company. Newco specializes in manufacturing coffee making devices for industrial, office, and catering use. The company sells other products including hot and cold beverage dispensers. The also supply accessories including stands and coffee warmers to compliment their coffee brewing systems.
To order a Newco OCS-8, you can contact the company directly or find the model in specialty stores such as CrateandBarrel.com.