Great tasting coffee requires precise control over temperature, flow rate and contact time. The Breville Precision Brewer's PID Control allow for precise and adjustable temperature. Its pump has 3 different flow rates to optimize contact time, and the thermo-coll heating system delivers water that is more pure than typical brewing systems that use aluminum. With 6 unique brewing modes: Gold Cup, Fast, Strong Brew, Ice Coffee, Cold Brew, My Brew, you can enjoy the perfect, balanced coffee exactly the way you like it. Breville's patent pending Steep & Release valve holds the water in contact with the coffee when small cup volumes are being brewed without the carafe in place, automatically. Brew any volume of coffee exactly how you like it with the Flat Bottom & Cone Filter baskets, both included.