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Built-in Coffee Maker

Coffee cravings? Get your fix with these tips from the kitchen design pros at Cooper Pacific

True coffee connoisseurs know that the best coffee depends on three important factors: delicious beans, fresh, filtered water and an excellent coffee maker. Whether you’re a coffee purist or just need your two cups of joe to get your morning going, here’s the buzz you need before you make a decision on an in-home coffee machine.

Cooper Pacific Kitchens CEO, Steven Cooper, shares his favorite built-in coffee maker brands to help you get your java on in your new kitchen.


Not only is the Miele coffee system sleek and beautiful, it comes with all of the features you’ll need for the perfect cup of joe. Whether you take your coffee black or insist on your morning latte, Miele’s built-in systems come with all of the best features, including an easy-click milk system. The milk is key for presentation, taste and body.  Check out the milk frothing feature — each unit has a different solution, so be sure you try this out before you buy.

Do you like a large latte, but your spouse needs an extra strong Ristretto? Make sure your unit is programmable for individual users so you can save your favorite brew – or 2. This Miele unit has up to 10 user profiles, so everyone in your family gets their favorite drink on demand!


The best part of this built-in coffee maker are the many water features.  Not only does this beautiful system have 4 different water hardness settings, it also has the option to select 12 different water levels.

Many of the higher-end makers have large reservoirs (including this Gaggenau, with its 1.9 quart water tank), so you can go longer between fill-ups, but our favorite feature is the plumbed-in water line, so you don’t have to add water as you go.


While you may think you need to go with a countertop model to save space, many of the built-ins fit the space of a full size microwave. If an impeccable latte is high on your must-have list, think about swapping out the micro. This Wolf unit doesn’t require any extra plumbing, which means it can really go anywhere in your kitchen.

Even if you couldn’t think of drinking anything other than a fully loaded cup of joe, you may well have a guest who prefers decaf. Be sure to check if you can switch out the beans or use pre-ground beans in your preferred brew to make everyone happy. This system has five different strength settings, so you know you’ll get the exact flavor you want.

Pro Tip: Try cleaning it BEFORE you buy it! With all the fancy bells and whistles, it’s easy to overlook maintenance. Make sure you fully understand the cleaning requirements of the unit. Do a test run!

About Cooper Pacific Designs

Continuing the tradition of the family-owned and operated company that spans three generations, Steven Cooper and a staff of highly-qualified kitchen designers and specialists at Cooper Pacific Kitchens are experts in the fields of kitchen remodeling, interior design, engineering, and installation. Based on the philosophy that the kitchen is the heart of the home, Cooper and his team always aim to bring each client’s unique vision and sense of expression to life through innovative design and premium craftsmanship.





Westweek 2014 is here at the Pacific Design Center

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cooper Pacific Kitchens, Suite G273 Steven Cooper will lead a discussion on some of the latest trends in kitchen designs and finishes and how to utilize them in way to make your project truly unique.

Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK Spring Market is the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design. Debuting an array of luxury furnishings and interiors resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators, the two-day event introduces the

latest offerings from among 2,200 product lines presented by 100 boutique to internationally revered showroom manufacturers. A comprehensive series of programs and events featuring the nation’s leading shelter publications, editors and tastemakers provide information and education to 3,000-plus WESTWEEK trade professional attending from across the west and around the globe.

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Artistic Electronic Renderings

In order to help this client better visualize the colors, materials, and feeling of the space, we prepared a computer rendering for them.

There are several different materials and finishes in the space. The cabinets on the perimeter are finished in white milk paint, while the island is stained in a very soft gray tone. Calcutta Gold marble tops are utilized in all areas but the seating island. A wood top was picked for the seating island for both aesthetic and simply because of the warmth of the wood at the sitting area.

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Glass wall cabinets are finished in a blackened stainless finish which will be repeated on the custom stainless hood. . The wood flooring is a perfect complement to the color of the cabinets.

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These types of computerized sketches really give you an advance look at the kitchen. We can accurately depict the colors, textures and feeling of the physical space so you have a pretty good feeling of what we want to create.