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Patience is key with this product
on February 10, 2014
I recently purchased this for my DH for he missed his coffee in the afternoon or when he spent overnights away from a truckstop. As a reviewer down-thread noted, patience is needed for this product, but the product is quite serviceable and welcome for what it does. One must remember that this is a 12-volt system, and does not have the power of your home coffeemaker. Still, it makes a decent cup of coffee.
DH says it takes about 20 minutes to brew a full mug, and then he lets the mug set on the warmer plate for another 10-15 minutes to heat the coffee through. When he wakes up he plugs it in while he dresses, showers, completes his pre-trip, or whatever he needs to do. Once he's done getting ready for the day, his coffee is ready for him. He stated that the coffee is not as hot as truckstop coffee, but it is hot enough for him. He has saved a lot of money, and he gets to drink his favorite brand of coffee, to boot.
So, for DH this product is a welcome addition to his truck. He recommends for those with the patience to wait a bit for their cuppa.
UPDATE 4-14-14: This product gave up the ghost last week. DH only got a couple months of use out of it, but he says it was well worth the money, for he saved a lot of cash not buying truck stop coffee, and he was able to have coffee whenever, wherever he wanted it. So, be advised that the product may have a short shelf life if you plan on using it daily.
Update 12-30-14: The second coffee maker is still going strong as of this date.