The benefit this brewer offers is that you can adjust how long the coffee can bloom. You can set the pre-infusion time from 15 sec. – 4 minutes.
Letting your coffee bloom releases all the carbon dioxide in the grounds. This will have a major effect on how your coffee tastes.
The Behmor Brazen Plus saves all your directed settings in its permanent memory. These calibrations remain saved until you decide to change a parameter.
At last, I want to add that you can save some time by turning off the pre-infusion setting when using ground coffee from the store.
Only coffee beans roasted within the last couple weeks are still releasing CO2. And being roasted within a few weeks does usually not happen with store brand coffee.