Like the name clearly states, the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew Coffee Maker will pump out 10 cups (50 oz) of coffee in a good-not-great 7 minutes.
Compared to other Capresso coffee makers, the Rapid Brew uses an expanded shower head to dump hot water onto the grounds more quickly.
This also helps correct for under-extraction, which plagues other lower-priced Capresso drip coffee makers due to inconsistent and inefficient wetting of the grounds. The Rapid Brew’s larger shower head alleviates this problem and actually achieves better extraction more quickly.
The downside of the quicker brew process? This thing is LOUD.
The Rapid Brew advertises a Maximum Aroma feature, which supposedly improves your coffee’s aroma and is only available on the smaller 3-5 cup brew sizes. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t notice much of a difference. It’s a nice concept but it seems like an unnecessary feature.
I also have some concerns about the quality and durability of this machine, at least compared to other brewers in its price range.