Yes you can set it up to automatically come on at the time you set. There are 2 versions... The older one which I have will keep the coffee warm for 2 hours, the newer version only keeps it warm for 30 minutes or so.
No you can set the timer for any time you want . And it will keep your coffee warm for 30 mins if you want to keep it warm for longer basically 2 clicks on the start button will do it for another 30 mins
Start Timer and Keep Warm Functions: Set your machine to start when you want it using the delay timer of up to 2 hours and the warming plate will keep the carafe warm for up to 30 minutes. If the description is accurate then it's pretty pants really. That states you can only set a 2 hour countdown, so no you can't say "6am coffee" unless you wake up and set it at 4. You need one with a proper full on clock/alarm type mode. And that 30 minute heat thing is fairly common now, I believe it's some kind of energy saving regulation rubbish. You'd have to turn it back on every half hour if you want it to stay warm.
Do you buy ground coffee for this machine in the Supermarket. Any recommendations on a good one to get??
can you set a timer for the morning or is it just two hours and also doe the hotplay go off after 30 minutes - how does it keep warm after that ?