Some Tips on Automatic Drip:
Measure and Grind
Determine how many ounces of water you would like to brew, then measure two tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounces of water. Grind coffee fresh and transfer into filter.
Start with freshly drawn, filtered cold water.
Allow the entire brewing cycle to complete in order to bring out the full complexity of the coffee, and evenly distribute it through every cup in the carafe.
Stir carafe before serving.