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Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741

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Quick Overview

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741 is one tall drink of water. The KBT741 has a thermal container to keep brewed coffee at the optimal temperature. It is one of the few drip coffee makers certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America to brew at optimal temperatures. Taste the difference side-by-side and you will see what we mean. Constructed in the Netherlands, the Technivorm Moccamaster is a precision coffee brewing machine.
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The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741 is one tall drink of water. The KBT741 has a thermal container to keep brewed coffee at the optimal temperature. It is one of the few drip coffee makers certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America to brew at optimal temperatures. Taste the difference side-by-side and you will see what we mean. Constructed in the Netherlands, the Technivorm Moccamaster is a precision coffee brewing machine.

Features & Functionality of the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741

  • Brewing Temperature - Brewing temperature between 198-205°F and holding temperature between 176-185°F meeting the requirements of the ECBC/SCAE/SCAA
  • State of the Art Brewing - Nine-hole spray head wets the grounds in the filter basket during the brew cycle. Brew cycle completes in five to six minutes. Filter holder has hand operated filter stop.
  • Heavy Duty Boiler - Durable copper element with dual safety guard
  • Easy Filter Options - Can be used with a reusable Swiss Gold cone filter or can use disposable paper filters
  • Water Level - The Moccamaster KBT741 has an easy to read water level container
  • Thermal Carafe - Includes a thermal carafe that keeps the coffee fresh and hot. Indicator light shows when the carafe is in correct position to start brew cycle. Includes the brew through lid and the closed top travel lid.
  • Colors - Available in Black or Polished Silver
Pros
  • It Brews Hot Enough - One of the few coffee makers that brews at an optimal 200°F and is certified by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America)
  • Great Tasting Coffee - Drip coffee is 'sooooo' much better when brewed at the correct temperature and with the right equipment. True coffee love, taste the difference!
  • Thermal Carafe - Includes a thermal carafe that keeps the coffee fresh and hot without burning the coffee which can easily happen with a glass carafe and hot plate warming design
  • Built Right - This is one of the most durable and best quality coffee brewers we have ever tested, and it's clearly built to last.
Cons
  • Expensive - The KBT741 is more expensive to purchase than other models however it is designed to last longer, and taste better!
  • Industrial Design - The KBT741 has a larger more industrial design that may not be to everyone's liking or kitchen design aesthetic.
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 5
How Does it Compare?

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A Note About Coffee & Cups

Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.

Tips and Tricks

The Technivorm KBT741 can "pre-infuse" by moving the brew pause lever down for around 30 seconds before brewing. Be sure to move the lever back to the open position to avoid a messy situation.

Manufacturer Technivorm
Model Number KBT741
Width 11 inches
Depth 6.25 inches
Height 15 inches
Watts 1400 watts
Volts 110 volts
Size 10 cup
Reservoir Size 42 ounces
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 42 ounces maximum
Warm Up: Brew Time 5 minutes
Mid-Brew Interrupt Yes
Programmability No
Available Carafe Styles Stainless Steel

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Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741
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A shopper asked: I have the KBT-741 as well as a Baratza Virtuoso (the one with the preciso burrs), and I'm having a bit of a hard time getting it all 'set up' just right; I've read that some people 'steep' the coffee before opening the filter basket (letting the grounds get wet for 30 to 60 seconds) while some others don't, and I've heard people suggest everything from a fairly fine grind to a fairly coarse grind for a Technivorm.

Can anyone give a fairly definitive "steep for X and grind on this setting" suggestion? An actual 'number' suggestion for my Virtuoso would be great. Many thanks!
Dec 2, 2012
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Brett O asked: Hello,
I want to replace a Cuisinart Extreme Brew, that I purchased less than six months ago, with a Technivorm KBT741. The Cuisinart coffee is not hot enough (with cream added in a non-heated cup) unless at least 3/4 of a pot is brewed AND the thermos is pre-warmed w/ very hot tap water, and it is only luke warm in 45 minutes. Will I have similar heat issues with the Technivorm?
Thank You,
Brett
Oct 23, 2012
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Teri KStaff: The Technivorms brew super hot, between 198-205 degrees. However, you will always get a hotter brew if you follow the suggested tip of pre-heating the thermal carafe. The advantage to a glass carafe is the heated plate, and you can use the half-heat button on any glass carafe Technivorm in order to heat without burning your brew. Oct 27, 2012
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Jeffrey G asked: My stainless steel carafe has some coffee stain/build-up on the bottom. I have used cleancaf and Descal and let it sit all day and then used a bottle cleaner (bristle brush) as best I could but a lot of the staining is still there. Any suggestions?

(I rarely leave coffee in it = it might be in there for 3 hours but 95% of the time wash it immediately. Yes, 5% of the time it has been left all day)
Oct 25, 2013
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D. C: Denture tablets. Oct 29, 2013
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Jeffrey G: I almost thought you were joking....but that was amazing! No scrubbing, no brushing - nothing. Looks brand new. Just needed to rinse out the fresh minty smell. Oct 30, 2013
Jeffrey G: Thanks, everyone~ great solutions. For me, the denture tablet was the quickest/easiest/best. But I tried everything except the Bon Ami and all worked. The only problem with Bon Ami is getting a sponge or cloth inside to properly rub/wipe - I couldn't figure that part out :) Jan 4, 2014
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Lawrence B: Drop a dishwasher detergent packet in the carafe, run hot hit water over it and let it sit over night. Rinse it out in the morning and look inside... brand new! Jan 4, 2014
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Jonathan H: I found that white vinegar and boiling water soaking for a bit will take out the stain.... Nov 4, 2013
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Brandon H: My wife used cream of tartar and it looked brand new afterwards (each time) Oct 29, 2013
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Barry W: Try Bon Ami, making paste and a soft cloth or sponge Oct 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: If I want to brew two back to back pots, do I have to turn the machine off and wait a few minutes between brews? May 31, 2014
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Sonja H: I've never tried brewing two back to back pots, but my best guess would be "Yes", you would have to shut off the machine, but do not need to wait a few minutes between as the cold water would cool off the mechanism to activate the next cycle. A simple flip of the switch (off and on again) signals the machine to begin. Good luck. Jun 3, 2014
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Natalie H: I've done this and didn't need to allow for cool-down. I don't do it often though, so would defer to someone who does this more frequently if you get feedback otherwise. Jun 2, 2014
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richard b: No, but you might as well since you have to empty the old coffee filter, and fill the well with fresh water. Jun 2, 2014
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Shawnda S: No, you can brew 2 pots in a row. It's a great coffee maker! Jun 2, 2014
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John H: I don't. Not sure why one would. Jun 2, 2014
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courtney l asked: How long does the thermal carafe keep coffee warm, versus the glass carafe? Aug 7, 2013
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Sonja H: I can't speak for the glass carafe, but the thermal carafe stayed hot for approximately 4 hours. I made coffee for breakfast, preheated the thermal carafe with hot water as instructed, used the "Brew-Through-Lid" to reduce heat loss then switched to the regular lid to retain the temperature. At lunch, when we wanted a second cup, it was almost the same temperature as when brewed! The reason we purchased the thermal carafe instead of the glass style was to eliminate the liquid from evaporating while setting on the "keep warm" element and changing the flavor of the coffee. Sep 4, 2013
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Bill B: Can't answer precisely (rarely leave it for long, never timed it when I did), but have found it 'hot enough' 3-4, perhaps 5 hrs later. In my hands, cooling is mostly a front end issue: remembering to cap it immediately after brewing (instead of 30-45 min later). Sep 6, 2013
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Jonathan H: I have the thermal carafe, and it seems to keep the coffee really hot. I leave for work at 6:30 and my wife leaves at 8. The coffee is still steaming hot for her. This brewer makes really hot coffee. Aug 30, 2013
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richard b: Has to be longer, for you can put the metal cap on it, and the carafe gets cool right away. However, don't think about steaming hot. I find I need to use the micro. Sep 26, 2013
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ljane asked: can the carafe be put in the dishwasher? Aug 2, 2013
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Natalie H: I haven't done this and wouldn't recommend doing so unless the manufacturer gives the okay. The carafe is double-walled and relies on a tight seal to maintain heat retention properties. Getting water between the walls would probably decrease the insulation. Good luck Sep 1, 2013
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Brenda B: I don't because it leaves a residue. Also, the print come off of the lid! Aug 6, 2013
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Sonja H: The manual states "not dishwasher safe". Sep 4, 2013
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John F: Hello,
Technivorm does not indicate either way if the thermal carafe is dishwasher safe. I do not use the d/w with mine. It's possible the plastic handle could get brittle over time from the heat. A bottle brush can easily clean the inside bottom of the carafe. Thanks, John
Sep 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: can this machine brew 2 cups? approximately 10oz? May 26, 2013
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Natalie H: This would work fine. Just measure water amount into water reservoir and add appropriate amt of coffee with filter. You may wish to turn the drip off for about 30 seconds to saturate grounds then open for flow if you're a purist. Enjoy! Jun 16, 2013
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Claire M: Yes. My boyfriend and I both like to enjoy a big cup of coffee in the morning. We find that if we brew the full 10 oz of water, we are able to enjoy a sizable cup of coffee each. Jun 14, 2013
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Norman E: To be honest I think it will affect the designed brewing process, which makes this one of the best drip brewers. It does however makes a great half pot which is about 3 to 4 cups Jun 13, 2013
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Diane C: Unfortunately, not at one time. But...if you double up on your amount of ground coffee, you can brew a concentrated extract...just split it between two cups and add water, off the boil, to taste. Find a pitcher to dispense into so it's easy to pour into your two cups. I have done this many times...makes a good cup! Jun 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: Our carafe has water sloshing around between the stainless outside shell and the inside. Any ideas on how to remove this water? Jan 20, 2014
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Scott J: That sounds odd. We have had our original Tecnivorm for several years and have not heard of that. Our most recent purchase was a gift for family. They have not shared that concern. I suggest they bring it back to your shop for inspection. Jan 21, 2014
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Rich A: The engineering is in the heating element and drip. The carafe is weak, probably time to pitch it and get a new one. Mar 11, 2014
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richard b: we have a tight seal on ours. defective? Jan 21, 2014
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Steven M asked: I'm getting bitter or tangy coffee. I'm using filtered cold water the proper filters. I've tried 4 different types of coffee from Twilight to Dunkin Donuts. I've also tried full and half pots. What gives? Dec 4, 2013
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John H: Funny same thing happens to us from time to time. I thought we had a bad batch of coffee. Dec 4, 2013
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Steven M: I have tried 6 & 7 scoops for the full 10 European cups both come out tasting bitter. Dec 4, 2013
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richard b: Remember that a "cup" is only 4 ounces, so if you are using a full measure of ground coffee, you are going to get a muddy cup...too strong. I have a steal carafe, and even though I don't clean it out as often as I should, I am getting a very good experience. Dec 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: After brewing, there is quite a bit of water in the moccamaster body(not in the water container), that I have to drain by turning the machine upside down to drain the residual water. Is this normal? Aug 1, 2013
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John F: My maker does not leave any extra water. I would assume your water issue is not normal but I only have experience with my one machine Aug 1, 2013
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Jonathan H: I have not noticed that ever happening with my KBT741. Aug 2, 2013
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richard b: I haven't found that problem. I would exchange. Aug 22, 2013
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Shari V asked: Will this brew a good 16oz cup or should I get the 8 cup model? I do make a larger quantity on week ends when my husband will drink a mug, but most of the time I just brew for myself Sep 25, 2013
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richard b: 8 cup is really about 5--they figure on 4 ounces per cup. So I would get the larger unit. You can adjust and make less coffee if you want.--if you make for 4, you will get two plus cups of strong coffee.... Oct 21, 2013
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Jeffrey G: Agree with Richard above. I frequently just brew 16 ozs. and am very pleased. Oct 29, 2013
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Sean M asked: Can the technivorms also be used to heat water for tea without passing water through an area that may have coffee residue? Aug 21, 2013
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Natalie H: I suppose so, but it might be tricky and risky for burns. Cold water is poured into the clear reservoir with markings on the left. It then boils and rises up and across a stainless steel 'arm' which drips over grounds in black cone. Conceivably, you could catch the hot water at this point, but might need one hand to hold the mug and one hand to depress a button near the carafe base to trick the machine into thinking the carafe is in place so that water heating continues. Probably better to use a kettle or microwave if you're just boiling water--lots cheaper, too. Sep 30, 2013
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Sonja H: Sean M,
The only parts that touch coffee grounds are the brew basket and the carafe; therefore, there should not be any coffee residue if the brew basket is at least rinsed after each use (washing is best).
Sep 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the water container need a filter? What keeps the arm from becoming calcified? Jun 29, 2014
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Teri KStaff: There is not a water filter available for the Technivorm coffeemakers and so we recommend using filtered water and descaling with a product like Dezcal about once every 2-3 months to prevent the unit from becoming calcified.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/dezcal-coffee-espresso-machine-descaler
Jun 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: how can I clean the water receptacle? Mine seems greasy-- we use water softener as we have hard well water. Coffee taste does not seem affected but the receptacle is cloudy and has bits of who knows what stuck on its sides May 28, 2014
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Teri KStaff: We recommend cleaning coffeemakers like this Technivorm KBT741 with a cleaner such as Cleancaf. This product can be dissolved into a tankful of water and run through the machine as though you are brewing without coffee grounds. If the residue in your tank seems persistent, then you can let the solution sit in your tank for 20 minutes or so.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/cleancaf-coffee-machine-cleaner
May 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Question: I would like to purchase the Technivorm KBT 741 but when I've checked the specs, some sites say the height is 15" and some say it's 15.4". I would like to know the actual precise height measurement as even 1/4" makes a big difference. The space I need to fit it under is only 15.5" high.

Can anyone give me the precise measurement? Thanks!
Apr 25, 2014
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Teri KStaff: With the lid included, the total height on this KBT741 is 15 1/4 inches. Apr 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: Do you remove and fill the water tank? Or pour in water from a pitcher or the carafe? Thanks. Apr 24, 2014
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Teri KStaff: The water tank is not removable on the Technivorm and so you will pour water into it from a pitcher or a carafe. Apr 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: is the only difference from the KBT741 and the CDGT the style? Mar 7, 2014
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Teri KStaff: The Technivorm CDGT has the auto drip stop, meaning if you pull the carafe out mid brew, the flow of coffee will stop, allowing you to pour a cup before the until has finished brewing. The KBT741 has a manual drip stop, meaning that before you pull out the carafe, you need to flip the toggle switch on the brew basket to stop the flow of liquid before you remove the carafe. The manual drip stop version, the KBT741, also allows you to put the toggle switch into a half position to slow down the flow of liquid for brewing a half pot, when you'd use half the amount of grounds and water, while the CDGT does not. Hope this clarifies! Mar 7, 2014
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Harvey A asked: I dropped the Techvorm Moccamaster basket and although the switch with the circles is ok, theothe two pieces dislodged, but did not break. Can anyone take a photo of the bottom of the basked to show the orientation of the metal piece to the loose plastic piece and to the stopper circle switch piece? I could buy a new basket, but this just disassembled. I can't get the orientation right. Thanks. Mar 3, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately we can't post customer pictures here, and the basket is tricky to put back together even with photos. I have included a few helpful descriptions customers have posted regarding putting their baskets back together below, but it may be time to consider a new basket, which can be found here:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/technivorm-brew-basket-with-manual-adjust-drip-stop-for-kbt-cdt-kbts-and-kb-741-models

Andrea R: Assuming that all parts are disconnected, first assemble the part that stops the flow of coffee (the one with the circular rubber gasket). It more or less sits in a cradle. Then, place the long "L" end of the spring in the plastic slide (it'll only fit one way). Then, slide the plastic part with the metal spring assembled into place while holding the spring so that it will not get caught on the rubber tip of the gasket. Once it is over the top of the tip, as it slides into place, it creates the necessary tension to provide a proper fit as the plastic slide opens and closes. I hope this is helpful Feb 9, 2014

James R: The spring has an end with a small right angle bend in it. Hold the spring with the angle facing down. Facing the control slider, insert the spring into the square opening below the slider from the outside and press the right angle into the small crack at the bottom of the basket. This is easier said than done, but with a bit of effort and probably more than a few tries, it can be done. Good luck. Feb 4, 2014
Mar 3, 2014
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Charles W asked: Are they still making the model with the manual drip control? The KBT. Or is the KBGT model with the auto drop stop completely replacing it? Jan 21, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Yes, Technivorm is still making both models, and I have not heard that the KBGT will be replacing the KBT. Jan 22, 2014
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Sherris M asked: Do you include the cleaning tablets. Is it best to use vinegar? Dec 26, 2013
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Teri KStaff: There are not cleaning tablets to use with the Technivorm machines, but you will want to use a descaler and cleaner on them rather than vinegar, which can harm the internals of the machine over time. A product like Cleancaf cleans coffee oils and descales, while a descaler like Dezcal removes mineral build up.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/cleancaf-coffee-espresso-machine-cleaner-descaler

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/dezcal-espresso-machine-descaler
Dec 28, 2013
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Sherris M asked: Does the KBT741 come with an extra lid for after brewing? Thank you. Sherris Molloy. Dec 26, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, the Technivorm KBT741 comes with both a brew through lid as well as a travel lid for keeping the coffee hot. Dec 28, 2013
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chris p asked: I want to buy a machine of this quality, but I don't want my coffee or hot water in contact with any plastic parts...any recs? Dec 7, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately we do not offer any coffeemakers that are completely free of plastic, as they all have plastic grounds baskets that will come into contact with hot water. Though we offer a few models that are BPA free, there are still plastic parts that will touch hot water in all of our drip makers. Your best bet would be a separate hot water kettle, like the Bonavita Gooseneck Variable Temperature Kettle, and an all glass Chemex or a porcelain pour over. I have included a few links below for you to take a look:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/bonavita-electric-gooseneck-variable-temperature-kettle

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/chemex-glass-handle-coffee-maker-2-6-cup

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/bonavita-v-style-dripper-2-4
Dec 7, 2013
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cheryl m asked: How many ounces of coffee does it brew at a time? Nov 16, 2013
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Teri KStaff: This Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741 brews up to 42 ounces per pot. Nov 16, 2013
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paul s asked: Ive had a techni vorm moccamaster for about a year now.
Is there any maintenance needed.
Does this unit have a water filter in the reservoir ?
If so does it need to be replaced ?
I have lost my original owners manual.
Where would I get maintenance instructions ?
Sep 15, 2013
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Teri KStaff: We recommend doing a cleaning/descaling of your Technivorm with Cleancaf regularly, about once every 2-3 months. There is no water filter for these units that would need to be replaced. We have some user manuals online as well as some other info on the Technivorms that you can find by clicking the link below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/learn/resources-by-manufacturer/technivorm-resources

Hope this helps!
Sep 16, 2013
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anya k asked: Do any of the Tecnivorm machines make more than one cup of coffee at a time? Jun 18, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, all of the Technivrom machines brew a carafe at a time, so 8-10 cups depending on which version we offer you're looking at. This is a total of 32-40 ounces at a time. Jun 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the carafe have a lid? When I look at pictures online, I don't see that it does.

Thanks
Apr 19, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, the Technivorm machines with thermal carafes come with both the brew thru and travel lids. Apr 20, 2013
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kphacker asked: What is the difference between a set up like this, and a pour over coffee set up? Is it just that you can make more coffee and your temperature of the water more constant? Apr 5, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, I agree with the idea that using a Technivorm versus a basic pour over set up allows you to make a larger quantity of coffee with a more constant temperature. A pour over set up has a number of additional factors, like pour of the water, rate of flow, etc, that the user is in control of and can potentially alter. This may be a positive, as in a regular pour over you have more control, or a negative, as the user may effect things and cause imperfect flavors. Hope this helps! Apr 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: How exactly does this make coffee? Nov 19, 2012
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Teri KStaff: Take a look at the video, for a look at the Technivorm brewing coffee. The water reservoir on the top left has an arm that allows water to travel over to the brew basket where the grounds are moistened. The setup looks a bit different than a traditional coffee maker and there are a few more pieces, but it will brew a fantastic, hot cup of coffee! Nov 20, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is the carafe dishwasher safe? Oct 20, 2012
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Teri KStaff: We do not recommend putting the thermal carafe for the Technivorms into the dishwasher. Oct 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: Hello, is the carafe glass lined, or all stainless? May 4, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: The carafe on the Technivorm Moccamaster Thermo Coffee Brewer is all stainless. May 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: What is this diference between this and the CDT model? Feb 19, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: It's a design difference only - the rectangular water area vs. a cylindrical one. Feb 20, 2012
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Warranty Information for the Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker

What it Covers:

Technivorm coffee makers

Length: 5 Years
Who Supports the Warranty: Technivorm USA
Warranty Contact Information: 1-855-662-2200
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Can SCG Repair? No

 


Caring for your Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker

For detailed care instructions, please refer to your machine's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:

  • Descale every 2 - 3 months. We recommend using Dezcal or Cleancaf for descaling
  • Clean the water tank and lid regularly
  • Soap out the inside of the kettle and brew basket on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove an coffee stains or residue.

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makes a great cup of coffee,but only if you use good coffee

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I purchased a US Roasters 7 kilo roaster and am roasting my own coffee. When I would use a clever coffee dripper, 200 degree water, and 4 minute hold , my own coffee would taste the same as when I would take the same coffee to my local coffee house, and have them make it for me. If I made it in my old coffee maker it was not so tasty. I wanted to get a auto coffee maker that could make good coffee for when I had company. I researched and the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741 was the one that fit the bill. I am very happy with it . It produces coffee perfectly. But you need to weigh your grounds, use good water, and most important have coffee that will taste like you want it to be in the cup. If you by over roasted dark coffee, and expect the flavor to be a fresh bright smooth cup, you may be disappointed. Is the Moccamaster worth the money. Only if you really want that good cup of coffee and learn what it takes to make it.

(Posted on 7/29/14)

Must Have!

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My wife and I have gone through countless piece-of-crap Chinese drip coffee makers over the years, but this one is well-made (Netherlands), easy to use and the coffee tastes great. We bought the thermal caraffe model with no hot plate, because I was tired of that over-heated, highly oxidized dreck that you get with the cheapo hot-plate models. I'm not a coffee snob, but I can tell you that the build quality, simplicity and taste will win you over. No features or buttons that stop working in a few months, or the irritating chimes that some coffee makers make when brewing starts and stops. Must Have!

(Posted on 7/12/14)

Good coffee maker if over priced

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The full, 1/2, no flow switch on the brew basket is flimsy and cannot be set to the intermediate position from the top. One must gently push the lever up from the off position to get the 1/2 flow position to take.

At the end of the day it makes a good cup of coffee, but am not totally sure it is worth the extra $200 above my Zojirushi coffee maker.

I will hang with it but not doing hand springs

(Posted on 7/11/14)

Pleased with Coffee Maker. SeattleCoffeeGear is Fantastic

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I'm happy with the brew . . . Other reviewers cover the details just fine.

The video does a really great job of explaining the coffee maker and showing how to use it. I was surprised at how well the purchasing and shipping was handled. SeattleCoffeeGear sets a very high bar for internet sales. Thank you.

(Posted on 7/3/14)

Highly over-rated

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It is my opinion that this coffeemaker is highly over-rated. I have not had a good cup of coffee since purchasing this machine. The coffee it produces is bitter and nearly undrinkable. I have tried different brands of coffee and different grinds and they all result in a really awful cup of coffee. If you are considering purchasing this machine, it is my recommendation that you keep looking. It is my opinion that this one is not worth the big bucks,

(Posted on 7/1/14)

Great coffee maker

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I have owned the TV for over 2 years, I replaced it with the Behmor Brazen which worked great until it developed brewing issues, luckily I kept the TV as a backup, the TV brews a great cup of coffee without all the bells and whistles, sometimes less is more.

(Posted on 6/19/14)

Excellent So Far

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Man it's a lot of lettuce to pay for a coffee maker. Perhaps us overseas customers are financing a more affordable price point in The Netherlands? But everything affordable here in the U.S. has such lousy reviews for reliability, and I hate the thought of one more piece of junk in a landfill somewhere.

Just sipping my first cup this morning. Great java. The machine is so easy to set up you almost don't need instructions, but give them a scan anyway. We'll see how well the carafe keeps the coffee hot, but so far I'm pretty darn happy.

Oh, here's something interesting - to me at least: the common advice of one tbsp of coffee per cup has typically resulted in mud for me. But Technivorm makes such big deal of the fact that they brew at the higher and consistent temperature required for optimum coffee, that I went ahead and followed the directions for seven of their little scoops (about 10 tbsp) for a full pot. The result? No mud, just great coffee. Pretty cool.

Here's hoping this one goes the distance!

(Posted on 6/18/14)

I thank Chris

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I'm grateful to an episode of America's Test Kitchen. They suggested the Technivorm. Seattle Coffee Gear offered the best deal. I am one happy coffee drinker. It's been swell. Thanks!

(Posted on 6/11/14)

Happy Home Roaster

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I am a home roaster, and because of that I expect to taste the coffee flavors. I have had several drip pots in my quest of the great tasting cup of coffee. This one is the best and the simplest to make.

I don't have an issue with the price because it is not made in China and because of that it cost more, but will last longer. I love the 5 year warranty and the fact that I have a place to bring it in locally that works on them.

(Posted on 5/17/14)

Not worth the price

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Well- after about 5/6 years, it has died. Just this morning as a matter of fact 4-17-14. While we had it, it never was worth the price I paid.
I really liked the fact that there were copper innards and the thing was not made in China, but the coffee was never hot enough, the coffee basket often became clogged, with grounds and water spilling over(even after I bought a replacement basket- the first of which broke within months) and the carafe not only didn't keep the coffee hot but it had no special lip for pouring! Overall, what a huge disappointment.

(Posted on 4/17/14)

If you want good coffee, get an Aeropress

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I keep trying to use the Moccamaster as it's too late to return it, but this is one purchase I sincerely regret. Maybe it's because I live at 5000 feet elevation, but the temperature of coffee freshly brewed is only 160°. The coffee is not nearly as strong and flavourful as the coffee from my $25 Aeropress, even though I've tried stirring the grounds, letting them steep, and then setting the flow to the middle. It's a good looking unit sitting on the counter, but I think this is a case of form over function.

(Posted on 4/8/14)

THIS IS THE WORST COFFEE MAKER EVER

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Buyer beware! We have had "The Devil" for about three years. We bought it because of the high reviews. I hate it that the coffee spout in the basket gets clogged so easily its ridiculous! You have three settings to brew coffee and if its not fully open you will get a pour over! WHY WOULD YOU HAVE THREE SETTINGS???? It also never stays the perfect temp. If you aren't right there to put the cap on the top of the thermos the coffee doesn't stay warm. As much as you pay for this coffee maker one would think you could figure out a way to fix these issues. I WILL NEVER buy this again.

(Posted on 4/4/14)

Stop looking - this is the best machine ever. Excellent coffee, fast and hot!

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Like everyone else, we spent hours doing research for coffee machines. We bought a Moccamaster 2 years ago (it is still going strong) and just got a second one for another house. This will be the only coffee maker we will own! We don't even mind the price, because it holds up so well and is very consistent with quality of coffee.

(Posted on 3/21/14)

Update after 6 months

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Still love it!

(Posted on 2/1/14)

Love it!

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My husband I researched all kinds of coffee makers. Our Kitchen Aid Pro-Line series was hands down the best coffee maker out there. It finally died...our search was on. We had looked at this particular maker a couple years ago. They did not have the larger carafe. The Pro-line gave out, our decision was easy...lets try the Moccamaster. We are thrilled with it! The coffee is as good as a French Press flavor...smooth, rich and robust. I even asked folks on fb what their favorite coffee maker was and no one came up with the Moccamaster. Probably due to the cost. It is spendy but for us, it was well worth the cost. Superb coffee, you will not be disappointed! I would pull the trigger on this one. We are lifers now. LOVE IT! No problems or issues. Just fantastic coffee.

(Posted on 1/28/14)

MIXED BAG!!

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One can see the quality of the base unit and one can taste the quality of the coffee it brews. However, there are problems with the thermos unit. It is stylish, but not seem to be insulated - the heat comes right through to the surface. As the other reviewers have mentioned, it does not keep coffee hot except for the first cup. I bought the insert to put on top of the carafe when brewing to help with the problem, but not only do you have to take it off and put the travel top on, it does not seem to make a difference. I certainly hope they consider an insulated carafe in the future! Americans love to sit down and drink their coffee hot in the morning without getting up until it is gone!!

(Posted on 1/13/14)

Excellent brewer

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Great machine. Great coffee. Does not seem to wearout; but the plastic tends to break over time. Seems filter brackets are not easy to get?

(Posted on 1/3/14)

Satisfied

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We bought our Moccamaster last February, and now have had it long enough to write a review. On the whole we are very satisfied with the machine. When the coffee heats up and comes out there isn't a better cup of coffee out there. The machine is well made. It gets daily use and never disappoints.

I think if I had to do it again, I might buy the glass pot instead of the thermos. The thermos really doesn't keep the coffee as hot as it should be for very long, and I'm not a fan of heating the liquid up in the microwave.

If the pot's going to be used right away, it brews great. The other plus is that when you shoot what's left of the brew over ice, it retains all the flavor for iced coffee.

As with anything, you always wish you could get it cheaper. But, again, if you're going to use a machine daily and appreciate a great cup, it's money well spent.

(Posted on 11/8/13)

The Coffeemaker for Me!

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This is my second Moccamaster. The first one was given to me as a gift - and after almost 5 years, it was just getting tired, I think. As I read the manual with the new one, I bet that I could have made it last a little longer if I had cleaned it out regularly. So I'm going to do that with this one. My only issue is that the thermal carafe doesn't seem to keep the coffee hot for as long as I would like - but if you don't take too long to drink coffee, you'll be okay. This is a great machine and I think that there's none better. Yes - it's expensive - but it's worth every penny.

(Posted on 10/5/13)

Awese coffee

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Makes great coffee, what else is there to say? Not cheap but great things rarely are. I appreciate the simple elegance. My only nit is the metal carafe is not pour-friendly and can make a mess.

(Posted on 8/18/13)

The best coffee maker...period

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To be short and sweet...just buy this coffee maker. I've researched this to death and about 2 years ago, I followed someone else's advice and pulled the trigger on the Moccamaster. I've owned Jura machines and others and this is by far the best. I love my coffee at home so much that I RARELY ever buy a cup of coffee in a store anymore. In fact, I love it so much that I just purchased a second one for a vacation home. Combine this with the Breville BCG800XL grinder and you will make the perfect cup of coffee. For those with complaints I think the problem is either their water, their beans or their grind.

(Posted on 8/3/13)

Happy with the purchase - so far

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After an exhaustive search for a coffee maker, we brought this one home, prepped it, and brewed our first pot of coffee. We were tired, skeptical of the price, and sick of thinking about and researching brewers. Was this just another overpriced hot water heater, as someone had said in a review?

Not at all! Coffee from this brewer - using our regular ground-on-site coffee from the local co-op so we would have a familiar comparison - made us slow down and pay attention. We looked at each other in delight - that's how good it was. We are skeptics no more.

To those at the store in Lynnwood - thank you for your excellent service.

(Posted on 7/17/13)

better than second best

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I like the fact that you can rotate the brewing basket to get all the coffee wet when brewing. usually I use the half way setting on the basket and that works just fine.. had to adjust the fineness of the bean grinder to work best with coffee machine. grinding at a fine grind.
all in all I think that the machine is a bit over priced for what it is, but so be it. none of the other coffee makers have a drainage adjustment that is a big plus(also able to rotate basket to get all the grounds wet).
I like it !! sent back a trifecta for this one!

(Posted on 7/13/13)

Perfect!

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Perfect! - and what great service!

(Posted on 6/16/13)

Good but overpriced given flaws

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Been using my Moccamaster for a couple months now, and have had the opportunity to try several different roasts and really run the machine through its paces. Overall, I think the machine is very overpriced given a my experience and some potential design flaws.

No matter the coffee, everything I brew tends to be a bit too bright and a bit on the acidic side. I prefer my roasts to be deeper and darker. I was able to subside this a bit by setting the switch on the filter holder to the small batch setting. Despite an ideal brewing temperature (which I myself have not verified), I think maybe the flow rate is too fast and the coffee is not steeping long enough. I do now understand why some reviewers on other sites recommend closing the flow of coffee, stirring the grounds, and then opening the valve to 1/2 open.

I also notice that the edges of the grounds are not getting nearly as wet as the middle grounds. In the last batch of coffee I just made, I see a wet pit in the middle of the grounds where the water actually concentrated, and then a slightly damp ridge around the rest of the basket where the water didn't seem to saturate. This suggests to me that the shower of hot water is not fully saturating and covering the grounds, which may be another reason for the less than stellar results I expected from a $300 coffee maker.

There is a flaw with the carafe or the brew-thru-lid. Either the threads on the lid are not correct or (and I think this is more accurate) the threads on the carafe are not cut right. The lid does not screw on very well and feels like its stripped (but from examining it, I don't think it is). I can screw the lid on so that it stays in place and so far so good. But, it seems to get looser with every brew, and I anticipate it failing in the near future.

Finally, even after only a couple months of 1 -2 times / day use, I'm noticing that the brew arm is looking like its starting to pit at the holes where the water comes out. It might be normal and not a big deal. To me, it looks like early signs of corrosion, and I'm thinking I may have to replace this part at some point when it fails. The appearance might be normal and might not be an issue, though. I don't know for sure.

I do really like the design of the machine overall (although the footplate that never wants to stay in place is a bit annoying), and I do think it makes good coffee with a little playing around. However, given the flaws that I'm seeing and the price, I would have expected a lot more. I still intend to play around with the Moccamaster and see if I can tweak it to make a better cup of coffee. Out of the box, though, I'm not all that impressed.

I also want to say that I was really quite happy with the service of Seattle Coffee Gear and think this is a great company that I have no problem doing buisness with again. Great job!

(Posted on 6/5/13)

Expensive but worth it

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This coffee makers is really expensive but the investment I have made in this machine will save me a lot of money over the course of the 5-year warranty as I will not be purchasing coffee nearly as often at the coffee shop.

This is the best drip coffee maker I have ever used, not only because it serves coffee at it's proper temperature, but it also seems to get the most out of every bean. You can actually taste the notes in different beans that are described on the label which usually just all run together in a normal coffee machine. Not only is it effective and simple, it brews a pot very quickly.

It costs about as much as a PS3 or an iPhone, and up to now it's in that category as far as the best purchases i've ever made.

P.S. Be sure to pre-heat your thermal caraffe with hot water before use or your coffee won't stay hot for as long. I think some people have complained that they aren't getting hot enough coffee and it is because they don't preheat. If this is a problem for you, buy the one with the hot plate. I don't want my coffee overcooked so I prefer this one.

(Posted on 5/8/13)

Great coffee maker.

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This does really make a difference in the quality of coffee. Seattle Coffee Gear made the purchase easy with included filters, cleaning supplies, and coffee. The Moccamaster is well made and simple. Careful on the top edge of the carafe as it is a sharp edge. The selectable drip amount is helpful especially when you make a smaller batch. Also starting with the switch closed helps start the full body brewing by holding back the drip until the grounds are saturated.

The provided Velton coffee was very good; Midnight blend, I believe.

(Posted on 4/13/13)

KBT741 Best of Breed

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I was skeptical about spending 300 bucks for a coffee maker but the reviews were very positive and convincing. Combine that with the fact this product was NOT made in China and I was willing to give it a try.

I love this machine. I still don't know how a coffee maker can make so much difference in the way the coffee tastes but I'm telling you Moccamaster makes coffee that is smoothy and velvety with no acidic after taste. When I pumped up the amount of coffee above my normal mix to the recommended mix I found out what good coffee really tastes like. The KBT741 is high quality, simplistic and intuitive to use.

My experience with SCG was first rate except for out of stock conditions which I suppose are a result of offering a fine product with a sizable bonus. Highly recommended.

(Posted on 3/26/13)

Getting Back to Basics

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I love good coffee.
Over the last 30 years my opinion of what qualifies as "good coffee" has made step change improvements as I have discovered fresh ground, espresso, fresh roasted, and artisan coffees. The Technivorm KBT741 has again raised the standard for what is, in my opinion, good coffee.

As an engineer, I can't help but also love technology.
However, I find myself constantly challenged to balance technology with actual usefulness and improved quality of life. The seemingly unmatched quality of the pour over method of making coffee emphasizes the importance of the fundamentals. One of the things that is so striking about the Technivorm is its quality and simplicity. I have carefully watched the way the it makes coffee many times. While I am no expert on the pour over method, it seems to me the success of the Technivorm comes from its similar focus on the basics: proper water temperature, dispersion, and steeping time. In the past I couldn't help but be attracted to coffee makers with built in water filters, coffee grinders, clocks, and programmable start timers. However, since I've had filtered water in my kitchen for years, and grinding the coffee in my burr grinder is the last thing I do before pressing the "on" button, these are useless technologies to me.

Also, the insulated carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours, eliminating the need for a warmer, and the pour through top ( another marvel of simplicity) works great. With the five year warranty, and all the extras that are thrown in by Seattle Coffee Gear, this is one great deal, even if it does get you hooked on Velton's coffee.

(Posted on 2/10/13)

Not what I expected

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After two bum Saeco super automatics, I thought I'd go "old school" and return to drip coffee. I read all of the reviews on SCG and Amazon and decided to take the plunge with the Technivorm Moccamaster. The folks at Seattle Coffee Gear were great at the returns of the Saecos and shipped a Technivorm to me quickly.

Several reviewers have noted that this isn't a machine that you can just dump coffee in and turn it on. You must watch and tinker with it during the brew cycle to get a good pot of coffee out of it. I was prepared for that but am still left feeling disappointed with the machine.

For starters, I took temperature readings of the water coming out of the brew head and was not getting the 198-205 that the manufacturer claims. The best reading I was getting was about 180--plenty hot but not what I had hoped for. Similarly, even after I pre-heated the carafe, the coffee only stays at an acceptable temperature for about 20 minutes. I measured about 160 after 35 minutes. After that, I find I must microwave the cup to get it up to a good hot temperature. Living at a mile high, coffee does tend to get colder here more quickly, which is why I was excited to get the machine.

Like others, I found that you must close the valve on the brew basket while the machine is turning on so that the coffee can bloom and grounds get moistened. I also found I have to stir the basket or move it around as the water comes out so that everything gets covered evenly. After the basket fills, flipping the switch to "half speed" gets a better brew.

I've found that if I use a very fine grind -- almost an espresso grind -- I get good results. This rules out buying pre-ground coffee at the store (one of the reasons I wanted a drip brewer for those times when you can't grind yourself). Using store-ground coffee yielded a very weak brew that was almost undrinkable to me (I like strong coffee).

Two small gripes: when the serving/holding lid is on the carafe, it will not fit under the brew unit, which takes up more counter space. As well, the plastic "plate" under the carafe barely stays on and looks like an afterthought.

Bottom line, if you have the right coffee, the right grind, and watch this guy like a hawk, you'll get decent results. But if you like a drip-brewer that doesn't require a lot of attention, this may not be the machine for you. For me, it wasn't worth the hefty price tag when I can get good results from my old Cuisinart stand-by.

(Posted on 2/9/13)

Quality unit but a little pricey

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I've been using Bunn brand coffee makers for the past 15 years and they make a very good tasting pot of coffee. Many reviews I've read about Technivorm claim it makes a much better tasting coffee than other brand coffee makers and the difference is like night and day. Rarely do these reviews state which brand or model of coffee maker the Technivorm out performed. It’s only fair to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges.

With that said I wanted to compare Technivorm to Bunn and decide for myself if Technivorm really did make a better pot of coffee. I purchased the Technivorm KBT741 to replace a working 3 year old Bunn Velocity Brew NHBB. The Velocity Brew NHBB is a glass carafe model and I wanted to try a thermal carafe unit as the coffee would become bitter the longer it sat on the warming plate.

I'm comparing these two units because they are very similar in how they brew coffee. Both units are basic coffee makers without any bells and whistles and brew coffee within a few minutes time. Both units use a multi-port head that completely saturates the ground coffee and both claim to brew at approximately 200° F.

The main differences between the Bunn and Technivorm is the Bunn uses a preheated boiler full of hot water that begins to brew immediately as water is added to the top of the unit. A full pot of coffee is ready in about 3-4 minutes. The price of the Bunn is roughly 1/3 the cost of a Technivorm unit.

I’ve owned the KBT741 for just over a month and here are my thoughts so far.

Bunn Velocity Brew NHBB

Pros :
Brews a full pot in 3 minutes
Proper Brew Temp
Full saturation of coffee grounds
3yr warranty

Cons:
Boiler is always on
Only available with a glass carafe
Non standard sized flat bottom filters
Made in China

Technivorm Moccamaster KBT741

Pros:
Brews a full pot in 6 minutes
Proper brew temp
Thermal Carafe option
Copper Boiler
Removable parts for easy cleaning
Handmade in Holland
5yr warranty

Cons:
Pricey
Bottom plate detaches too easily
Thermal Carafe doesn’t have pour spout

The KBT741 is a quality made product with quality components and should give many years of reliable service. It makes a great cup of coffee and does so very quickly. Only a couple of small issues I find could be improved upon. The bottom plastic plate under the carafe is easily detached when moving the unit back and forth on the counter. It would be nice if this piece was permanently attached or more securely attached to the bottom of the machine. The thermal carafe could also benefit from a pour spout. If pouring too fast the coffee will run over the edges of the coffee mug since the mouth of the carafe is so large. Other than those two small issues it’s a very well designed machine.

Does it make coffee 3 times better than the Bunn it’s replacing? No, and I doubt I could discern the difference between the two in a blind taste test. In the defense of the KBT741, it’s hand made in a small shop in Holland and the components are of higher quality which in turn increases the cost of manufacturing. I’m willing to pay a little more for a higher quality product rather than a unit that is mass produced in a Chinese warehouse.

I'm giving the Moccamaster 4 out of 5 stars because I think the value for price paid is a little high. Would I recommend this to others? Yes, however if price is a major factor a similar machine can be purchased for much less.




(Posted on 1/20/13)

Great coffemaker

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I purchased mine in 2007 and it is still going strong

(Posted on 12/20/12)

worth the price for a great cup of coffee

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We bought this coffee maker a year ago and are still happy about our purchase. I like the no nonsense quality it has. No flashing lights blinking at you, no accidental push of the wrong button that starts it to grinding, no question as to how it works- your house guest can figure it out as to not wake you to ask, "how do you work the coffee maker?" Pour in the water, add the coffee, and one On/Off switch to make it run. Fresh, perfectly hot coffee in your cup in about 4 minutes. Well worth the price. Love it.

(Posted on 12/19/12)

Closest thing to fresh barrista brew

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Keep this thing clean, use fresh beans, and filtered water and it does in fact make the best coffee I've ever tasted from a home drip system. I've had it for six months now. Hoping for many years of enjoyment with this little baby.

(Posted on 11/30/12)

Love it!

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There are just no two ways about it. You get what you pay for in this world.

It' s just simply great coffee in this coffee maker.

Enjoy!

(Posted on 11/2/12)

Improved my coffee skills

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I had read about this machine in Cooks Illustrated as well as on this and several other coffee websites. I am new to coffee drinking and wondered if I could tell the difference. I found a steal of a deal at a Williams-Sonoma sale and took the plunge. I immediately made two pots of coffee - one in this and one in the old machine with the same coffee and water in the same ratios and ground the same way. I could definitely tell the difference even though the Moccamaster had a paper filter and the old one a goldtone. Plus this is easier to clean. I can even brew right into a travel mug when I put it in a bowl to trip the pot detection switch and fill the machine from the mug to ensure no overflow. Definitely worth the investment. I lessoned my rating on price because I would not have purchased if I hadn't found it much much less than retail.

(Posted on 9/7/12)

Delivers without fanfare

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This drip coffee maker delivers without fanfare. Simple to use, easy to clean, no bells and whistles and coffee close to french press in quality. Seattle Coffee Gear is an oasis website being user friendly and very informative. All around 5 stars. I'll be back.

(Posted on 8/26/12)

Great cup of coffee

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I am an avid coffee drinker and have been disappointed in the past at the taste of coffee made by some high-priced makers. This is by far the best tasting cup of coffee yet. I love the thermal pot since I drink coffee all day and don't want the burnt taste you get with makers that have a heating element. My only complaint is that the lid for the thermos is too high and when screwed on the pot, the thermos doesn't fit in the coffee pot space

(Posted on 8/22/12)

Love it!

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After quite a bit of research,(I read reviews and watched videos on this machine,did comparison reseach on similar machines),I decided on the Technivorm Moccamaster Thermo Coffee Brewer KBT741. I am so happy with the product,with the quick delivery from seattlecoffeegear and will continue to purchase from this company. We love the quick brew time,the hot temperature of our coffee and I really like the styling. I love the fact that it is handmade by a small company too. Thanks for selling great products. I feel comfortable in recommending this machine and seattlecoffeegear to all my family and friends.

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Quiet, Great Taste, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 5/22/12)

Best coffee maker

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I really enjoy the flavor of the coffee that this coffemaker produces. Its very different taste compared to the coffeemaker I had.

Pros:
Quiet, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

Cons:
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(Posted on 1/25/12)

"Dutch Royalty at Your Service"

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We use the Moccamaster twice daily for our respective morning coffees. It brews quickly and we can taste the difference between our recently expired brewer and this one - It renders a richer flavor indeed. In addition, the coffee is perfectly hot and remains so while you drink it.
I understand that the boiler switches off after the water has achieved the specified brewing temperature. This prevents overheating.
I did extensive research prior to purchasing this machine and couldn't find another one of comparable quality.
I am sure this piece of engineering will serve us well for many years to come.

Pros:
Quiet, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Commercial Grade, Great Taste, Modern Design, Easy To Clean, Large Water Container

Cons:
I can't think of any

(Posted on 12/22/11)

Technivorm is a French press rival

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This is by far the best drip coffee maker I have ever owned! The coffee it makes is very similar to French press because it really captures the flavor of the beans. It's also very easy to clean and the carafe keeps the coffee warm for a very long time. The secret to great tasting coffee is the temperature of the entire brew cycle. This machine keeps it at the exact right temp through the whole cycle. I usually use creamer of some sort because coffee usually doesn't taste this good. No I can cut the calories and drink it black if I want to because it's just that good! I realize it's a lot to fork out for a drip coffee maker but it is well worth the investment. I'm pretty sure I won't have to buy another maker for at least 10 years!

Pros:
Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Stylish, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Quiet

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 12/21/11)

Worth Every Penny!!!!

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*Water reaches the correct temperature
*Grounds are well saturated
*No hot plate to ruin the coffee
*Thermal Container
*Hand Made Quality Product
*FAST brewing

**Bought Open Item, Good Deal but disappointed seattlecoffeegear didn't include a starter set of filters or something as a "Thanks" for choosing us.

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Quiet, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 10/22/11)

Fantastic Coffee Maker!

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The Technivorm Moccamaster is a fantastic coffee maker, far superior to any of the coffee machines you will find at your local discount stores. I think it is superior to a French press, too! Everybody thinks I'm crazy to pay what I did for a coffee maker, but I haven't regretted my decision for a second. In fact I'm thinking of buying a second one to use at my business.

The only problem I have had with it is that the brew basket does not drain well when the switch is in half-pot mode, and if I don't watch it closely the basket overflows. If anybody knows a solution to this problem, I'd love to hear it.

Overall a fantastic purchase!

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Great Taste, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 7/21/11)

WOW! Simplicity and Quality at its best

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I drink coffee from the time I get up till I go to bed. I drink coffee for taste not cafeine. I have owned many coffee makers. Cuisinart, Capresso, Bunn. Get yourself a quality Burr grinder and some quality whole bean coffee and your in heaven. Your paying for the proper brew temperature, copper tubing, correct contact time, or brew time. I've been using Keurig brewers for 2 yrs and they are great, but you will not get the taste you can attain from quality beans, burr grinder, and the Technivorm.

Pros:
Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

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(Posted on 6/29/11)

Pricey but good

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I suggest not using the "open" setting on the filter; the "half-open" setting does the job very nicely and allows for more extraction. I also recommend closing the valve and letting the filter fill (about 2 cups of water is required) and stirring the grounds before changing the setting to "half-open". This optimizes extraction and gets all the grounds into contact with the water.

I found that, if I put in enough grounds for 10 cups of coffee and fill the reservoir to the 10-cup line, some of the grounds do not come into contact with the water--and are hence wasted. Hence my solution of letting the filter fill up and then stirring (or even just swiveling the filter to help the water circulate a bit) and then allowing the drip to proceed at the medium rate ("half open") rather than the fast rate.

I tried the Newco OCS for a while but was not happy with the degree of extraction it gets from the basket filter. The cone filter in the Technivorm is superior, and the ability to actually stir the grounds during brewing makes this essentially a mechanical pour-over.

Be sure to experiment with grind level to optimize flavor; I like a fairly coarse grind (between French press and traditional drip settings) and then use slightly more coffee: this maximizes flavor through allowing more time for extraction, but it eliminates the bitterness that results from a finer grind. My description of the optimum grind is "tiny chunks, no powder".

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

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(Posted on 2/19/11)

best coffee maker ever!!

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This bad-girl coffee maker is the best I have used. It came with a gift of outstanding coffee and all that was promised regarding in the creation of a morning-altering coffee experience is true. I would highly recommend this coffee maker to others, even though it has a bow-down price tag.

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Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

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(Posted on 2/15/11)

Simple and Utilitarian

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This makes a nice cup of coffee fast. The thermal pot is not quite as insulated as our OLD Starbucks Barista but it does keep it hot/warm for a good two hours. We like the simplicity of the unit, no timer just on/off (we never used the timer since we like our beans freshly ground). Some have mentioned the thinness in the plastic components; with thinness believe it or not comes strength (I am a plastic injection molder), thin is better!!! The only thing I would add would be an automatic off after the coffee has brewed but we are getting used to shutting it off.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 1/18/11)

Great Coffee, Mediocre Design

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This machine makes great coffee at the correct temperature. Heating the carafe with hot water wastes quite a bit of water and energy, but I don't know how else to go about it. My biggest gripe is about the look and feel of the plastic parts. I'd rather pay another $100 for top-quality parts on the exterior that reflect the quality of the interior parts. Everything functions like it should, but there's a lack of elegance in the design and construction. It would be nice if it could make a little more coffee, too. When you load it up to the 10-cup limit, water easily splashes all over if you bump the machine, and coffee grounds and sludge creep over the filter holder when brewing at maximum capacity, making quite a mess.

Just based on the quality of the brewed coffee, I can highly recommend this item. In terms of construction and design, there's room for improvement.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

Cons:
Small Water Container, Cheap plastic add-ons

(Posted on 1/4/11)

Exactly what we've been searching for!

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Living in a high altitude, cold climate, we seek not only a really good cup of coffee but a HOT cup of coffee. Even in the summer we usually have to heat out coffee cups up ahead of time! This coffee maker filled every requirement we had for a hot rich cup of coffee. Unit is easy to clean, well built and has a large enough capacity that we don't have to fight over the last sips! I was concerned about the price tag, but I have to say it was well worth every penny!

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Large Water Container, Great Taste

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(Posted on 1/3/11)

Get a REAL cup of coffee

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I have already recommended to several friends. I find I am more satisfied with each cup than any other maker even our expensive Saeco.

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Easy To Use, Great Taste, Makes great coffee

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(Posted on 12/27/10)

Makes a great cup of coffee

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Like everything about the Technivorm except for the foot pad which doesn't stay put on the machine. This could have been designed much better. That being said, it's a minor flaw.

Pros:
Brew stays hot in carafe, Great Taste, Good coffee, Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Annoying pad on base

(Posted on 11/26/10)

Technivorm rocks!

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This is a great coffee maker. Expensive yes...but worth it and I'm hopeful this one will last a long time. We've had Krups and Cuisinart coffee makers that only lasted a couple years each and the coffee they made was not nearly as good as the Moccamaster! I love the hot, perfectly brewed coffee this machine makes!

Pros:
Hot coffee, Extracts all the flavor, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 11/17/10)

Delicious Coffee

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I love this machine, it really makes a rich cup of coffee. However it would be much easier to use and fill up if it had a removable water container. An auto shut off would also make sense.

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Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing

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(Posted on 10/6/10)

Awesome!

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Absolutely lived up to the Americas Test Kitchen review. I particularly love how easy it is to clean and prepare the coffee. I bought a second carafe so I can make a pot of decaf after brewing the "real" stuff.

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Easy To Use, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 9/17/10)

Technivorm Moccamaster

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I wanted a drip machine that would make coffee as good as a french press, but without the fuss. The Technivorm is the best I've found so far, but not perfect. The brew temperature is very hot, as advertised and the thermal carafe works fine keeping the coffee hot for the hour or so it takes me to drink it leisurely. I live over 5000 feet and altitude is not a problem. It makes good coffee.

On the cons side, I'm concerned that the machine is NOT UL listed. There's WAY too much plastic used in construction inside and out. The filter holder seems to be the cheapest part. Why can't they make a machine of glass and stainless steel? At least where it touches the coffee or water.

I suggest roasting your own beans (I use a Fresh Roast sr500), grinding them fresh, using the gold type metal filter (paper removes the oils), and drinking the brew in Bodum glass thermal cups. Freshness is everything!

The folks at Seattle Coffee are great to work with. I look forward to getting a Rocket Giotto from them soon. Please keep the you tube videos coming Gail & Kat.

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Easy To Use, Large Water Container, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

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(Posted on 9/15/10)

A New Appreciation for Coffee

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So it was time to replace yet another coffee maker. Over the past 20+ years, I have lost track of the number of 40 or 50 dollar coffee makers I have bought, and used, until a plastic thingy broke, or something comes loose, or you break a pot and can't find a suitable replacement. This time I decided to do things a little differently. I researched, read, and watched video's in search of a coffee maker that would last a while. Thankfully I stumbled across this one. I will admit that I have had to adopt a new mindset. There is no more setting it up the night before, pressing a timer button, and waking up to fresh coffee the next morning. The truth is, we all know I wasn't waking up to "fresh" coffee....Now I grind and brew fresh coffee every morning! The coffee is done and ready to enjoy in under 10 minutes from the time I press "grind" on the new coffee grinder, to the pouring of the first cup. The workmanship is second to none, and the simplicity of the machine makes one wonder why anyone would buy a machine manufactured in Taiwan just to throw it away in a couple of years? This machine is clearly built to last, and though not perfect, (still kinda miss my timer, but I will likely get over that) it was the closest I could find, and so far happy with my decision. Time will tell the rest of the story, but for certain I can say I have a new appreciation for my morning coffee! In summary, if your looking for convenience and cheap, this machine is not for you. If your looking for quality, and if you enjoy making your coffee, nearly as much as you do drinking it, then you should definitely consider this machine.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Commercial Grade, Quick Brewing, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Very Cool Looking

Cons:
No timer

(Posted on 6/14/10)

Simply Worth the Money

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The price might deter some, but let me assure you, it is worth it. It does indeed make that much of a difference. Simple setup, 6 minute brew time.. great coffee. Only problem was when I received it, I was missing a part (just a lid). Called Seattle Coffee Gear and they said they could not help me get it, but were friendly and helped me contact the US distributer. Got the filter lid in and my perfect coffee maker is complete.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Quick Brewing, Great Taste

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 6/12/10)

I would buy again

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This coffee maker makes excellent coffee but I don't think it is worth the [$] price tag. The coffee is very hot and stays hot as long as you keep the cap on the thermos carafe. I bought this because the reviews were so great and it came highly rated by Cooks Illustrated which is a very reliable source. It is very easy to use and maintain. Bottom line: if you drink expensive coffee like I do, then splurge and buy it. If you aren't that picky about coffee i.e. what you buy at the grocery store, then don't bother.

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Easy To Use

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(Posted on 5/24/10)

Great Drip brewer.

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Pretty simple design, but makes much better tasting coffee than any other home brewer I have had. The water temp and brew time are all perfect for drip. I do brew with the dripper set at half open rather than full open. I have found this creates a much better extraction.

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Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 4/10/10)

Makes Great Coffee

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Consistent coffee every time. Disappointed that the filter leaks when in closed position to sneak a cup before brewing is complete. Must pre-warm carafe in order to keep coffee hot for longer than about one-half hour. Overall nice coffee maker. And best part is that it is not made in China!

Pros:
Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Large Water Container, Great Taste

Cons:
Hard To Clean

(Posted on 3/27/10)

Quality machine

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Good Machine, excellent boiler mechanism, great cup of coffee. After looking at several machines and applications I decided on the Moccamaster, it was among the best reviewed products out there. My complaint begins with the basket filter and arm that extends from the body. Why would they make this out of plastic instead of the beautiful metal the rest of the machine is composed of? Most commercial applications use steel baskets because they last longer and are easier to clean. I guess this is a high density material that can withstand multiple uses, but I feel that steel or aluminum would be a smarter choice. The lid sucks, but that's minor. That said, this is probably the best home brewer out there.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Quick Brewing

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 3/23/10)

Great coffee

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Worth every penny-great hot coffee and quick brewing. A coffee maker that actrulay does what it is supposed to do.

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/21/10)

Perfect coffee everytime, all the time!

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We LOVE our technivorm coffeemaker. The same coffee tastes deeper and smoother. The Cooks Illustrated review was dead-on! Six minute brewing and though we haven't checked the temperature, I'm sure it's that perfect 200 degrees! : )

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Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean, Great Taste

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(Posted on 3/21/10)

Best brewer yet

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This was a gift for my husband. It does heat the water to a high temp, so coffee brew and taste is much better. He roasts and grinds his own beans, so we noticed much better flavor with this brewer. One problem though, when it is brewing the water overfills and sometimes flows over the top. Not sure if this has something to do with the grind of our beans or not. Much better than the dept store coffee makers. I would recommend.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Overflow problem

(Posted on 3/19/10)

The BEST coffee I've ever had!

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The only thing as good as this maker is the coffee the provided. Velton's.

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Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Perfect cup everytime, Quick Brewing, Large Water Container, Easy To Use, Commercial Grade

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(Posted on 3/19/10)

makes flavorful HOT coffee

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Just have to sure to get the lid on the carafe as soon as possible after brewing or the coffee will soon get cold.

Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Makes hot coffee

Cons:
Expensive

(Posted on 3/19/10)

Easy to use, makes great coffee

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Great Taste, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

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No timer

(Posted on 3/18/10)

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