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Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer KBTS - Polished Silver

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Quick Overview

The Technivorm KBTS is a slightly smaller 8-cup coffee maker that has a thermal container to keep brewed coffee at the optimal temperature. The Technivorm is superbly constructed in Holland. This is one of the most durable and best quality coffee brewers we have ever tested, clearly built to last.
Technivorm Moccamaster Thermo Coffee Brewer (KBTS) - Polished Silver

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Technivorm has made a shorter version with this petite 8-cup coffee maker. If you are into brewing and enjoying the very best drip coffee possible, the Technivorm Moccamaster KBTS is the machine for you. It is one of the few auto-drip coffee makers certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America to brew at optimal temperatures. The KBTS also has a thermal container to keep brewed coffee at the optimal temperature. The Technivorm is superbly constructed in Holland. This is one of the most durable and best quality coffee brewers we have ever tested, and it's clearly built to last.

Features & Functionality of the Technivorm Moccamaster KBTS

  • 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 - 9-hole spray head wets the grounds evenly for a perfect extraction every time. Brew cycle completes in 5 to 6 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 KBTS has an easy to read water level reservoir
  • 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
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
Cons
  • Expensive - The KBTS is more expensive to purchase than other models however it is designed to last longer, so over time there should be a break even point
  • Industrial Design - The KBTS 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?

The KBTS is the smallest brew carafe available from Technivorm.

Tips and Tricks

The Technivorm KBT741 can "pre-infuse" by moving the brew pause lever up for around 30 seconds before brewing.

Manufacturer Technivorm
Model Number KBTS
Width 11.5 inches
Depth 6.25 inches
Height 13 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 7.7000
Watts 1400 watts
Volts 110 volts
Size 8 cup
Reservoir Size 32 ounces
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 32 ounces
Warm Up: Brew Time 6 minutes
Mid-Brew Interrupt Yes
Programmability No
Available Carafe Styles Stainless Steel

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Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer KBTS - Polished Silver
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Seattle Coffee Gear Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Elena S: It always makes wonderful coffee, keep it warm long time and it's so easy to use it! Jan 29, 2012
Alex C asked: Hi, I am considering this coffee maker and wanted to know if there is a way to limit the amount of coffee brewed. For example I just need approximately 16 ounces in the morning. Also, I saw some of you purchased the item almost a year ago. Any problems? Thank you in advance. Alex Dec 26, 2012
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bruce c: hello,
to limit the amount of brewed coffee, if i understand correctly, limit the amount of water you put in the reservoir ie; if you have a measuring cup or other vessel that measures liquid, use it. 1 cup = 8oz, so 2 cups = 16 oz, and then you may have to adjust the amount of coffee to water for your own your taste.

you do not have to fill the reservoir. fill it for what you may want to consume.

i have unfiltered well water where i live, and it seems to have allot, [i have nothing else to compare to], of calcium. other commercial coffee makers would clog much faster rendering the unit useless.
you need to keep it clean and decalcify any unit on a regular basis.

this is not an endorsement, but i am lacks when it comes to a 'regular' basis. although i recently did a 'thorough' cleaning, [you would be surprised how much calcium and [other minerals?] accumulate. prior to the Technivorm, i would have had to replace other machines at least once a year !

my main reason for this purchase is the hotter temperature the coffee is brewed at, rather then the other commercials drip machines.

hope this information helps...
Dec 28, 2012
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David D: First of all, I have had no problems with this coffee maker. It makes a perfect brew each and every time. Fast brewing at correct temperature!

I also limit my brewing.

I use 14 ounces of cold water which produces about as much as a Grande at Starbuck's. I set the brewing basket control to OFF. This allows the coffee to soak in the brew basket. I believe that by doing this the coffee releases more of its flavor. Sometime I stir the coffee in the brew basket being careful not to tear the filter paper. The brewed coffee level does not overflow the basket using 14 ounces of water.
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You will still have to use the pot to activate the brewing cycle switch, but after the coffee has finished brewing, I remove the pot and put my travel container, or mug under the brew basket and lift the control to the full open position. Now the pot stays clean and you have 14 ounces of delicious coffee to start your day.
Dec 28, 2012
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Todd M: Only add as much water as you need/want. I only make 3.5 cups (per the water tank which is like 2 standard size cups) each time and it comes out great.

I've had this for a year and it continues to be a great purchase. You have no idea how bitter your coffee is until you brew it properly with this unit. NO bitterness! That was the biggest difference on the first sip and it's huge difference.

I still have had richer, fuller cups at nice restaurants which I wasn't able to duplicate like I wanted, but if you're a daily drinker and you like black coffee this item is a no brainer, and it's been working great for me.
Dec 28, 2012
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Michael M: I brew different size amounts all the time. Here's what I do. 1 tbsp per cup listed on the water reservoir, in this case a little over 3 cups for 16oz. I remove the plastic top on the funnel and shut the drip off initially. When the funnel fills partially I stir the slurry to mix it up well. Then I open the drip part way. A small pinch of salt in with the grounds will cancel out bitterness.

I love this coffee maker. It makes really good coffee and it's pretty easy to clean. Hope this helps.
Dec 28, 2012
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David S: Alex,
I cannot recommend the Technovorn for 18oz. Works, i did two cups yesterday, but for the price and that little amount, buy a Mellita cone filter.

To answer the second part of your question, I've owned more than a year and have had no problems - still delivers wonderful hot coffee.

Good luck with your decision.
David
Dec 28, 2012
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Teri KStaff: You can brew a partial carafe in this Technivorm Moccamaster by just adding the amount of water you want to brew into the reservoir and putting less grounds into the brew basket. The brew basket has a toggle switch you can also adjust to the middle position in order to slow down the flow of water and get fuller flavor from a partial carafe. Dec 28, 2012
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ERIC B: Hi, Alex: Happy New Year. Yes, you can adjust the amount of brewed coffee easily by adjusting the slider at the front bottom of the black filter holder. It has three settings: off, half, and full. My wife has it more or less permanently placed in the half setting, since she also brews about 16 oz of coffee in the morning for 2 cups. Jan 2, 2013
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Martha P: This has been a great coffee maker.The coffee is ALWAYS A+++++ hit and ready, To adjust the amount of coffee produced, simply place the correct amount of grounds desired in the hopper, and the desired amount of water in the tank. Press the button and you are off and running!! Jan 7, 2013
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John K: Best coffee maker ever. No problems. You can adjust amount of coffee and water to suit but it is small to begin with so it works great just for me for four cups a morning. If you have a crowd you make multiple pots but it only takes 6 or 7 minutes a pot. Dec 28, 2012
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Brad B: I really love the coffee maker. There is an adjustment for smaller amounts of coffee on the filter holder.
No problems but I find you have to use a paper filter with large amounts of coffee if not the grinds spill over
Dec 28, 2012
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Nancy K: Hi, we always drink it all but see no reason not to make 16 ounces, less coffee, less water, I would certainly purchase this coffee maker again, makes great coffee and the carafe keeps it hot a good long time, Nancy. Dec 28, 2012
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Peter C: I believe you can make half a pot. I've only used it to make a full pot. I still have my trusty keriug sitting in the kitchen when I want just one cup to grab and go. Love the coffee maker by the way Dec 28, 2012
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Duayne D: David D - If you can find some small object to wedge against the little button that the carafe pushes against to allow brewing, you can brew directly into your travel mug! Nov 13, 2013
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Cherie D asked: I have problems with the filter holder clogging. Any one have this problem? What did you do to correct it?

Cherie
Jan 22, 2012
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David S: Cherie, I assume you mean that your holder is clogging with coffee, yes?
If so the only time I have had this happen is when the filter overflowed because I did not have the slide switch set to the opening required for the amount of coffee I was using. I have found that I can set it at 1/2 way if I use 3 or less scoops of coffee and fully open if I am using 4 or 5 scoops. Another possibility might be that your coffee is too finely ground and thus water is not going through filter paper fast enough and leading to overflowing. Also, excuse me for asking, but you are using filters in the cone, yes?
David
Jan 25, 2012
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Elena S: So far we are highly satisfied with our coffee brewer (KBTS).
We did not have any problems, but after we (my husband and I) sow this question, we run to see what could cost it?
The filter holder has a slide on the lower part to pick your setting :
O - open
O with / - half open
O with X - closed !
If somehow the slide is in "closed" position, could cost "clogging".

Elena
Jan 29, 2012
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Amalia H: I've had mine for a couple of years and filter holder never has clogged. I use the gold filter, not paper filters. I DO run plain vinegar into machine once every couple of months to decalcify and keep coffee tasting way its supposed to. I fill water container with vinegar instead of water. Then run brew cycle. Afterwards I run water twice before using coffee to rid of vinegar taste. Hope that helps. Jan 26, 2012
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Kim B: I have had this a couple of years and have never encountered this problem.
Do you have the tab on the left side of the holder all the way up? If not, it will overflow as it is designed to stop the flow in the opposite direction.
Sure hope this helps.
Kim
Jan 25, 2012
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Karen R: We wash ours after each use. Probably not necessary. Did some loose coffee grounds get behind the filter and work their way down to the hole in the bottom? Hope this helps. Jan 25, 2012
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Thomas R: I haven't had that problem. I use paper filters and always check to see that the lever that controls the flow is open...sorry, wish I could be more help. Tom R Jan 26, 2012
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Brad B: I found that if I use a gold filter the grinds would bubble over and that might clog the holder. I now use paper filters and have no problems. Jan 25, 2012
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David D: I have never had the problem. When rinsing the filter holder I open and close it a few times. I allow water to flow freely through it. Jan 25, 2012
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J O: When clogging occurs, may we know whether you use Technivorm paper filters supplied, or the gold screen supplied?

Hans
Jan 25, 2012
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Thomas W: Hi Cherie,

I am sorry I can't help ..... I have never had this problem with my Coffee Brewer.

Tom
Jan 29, 2012
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F E: I did not have that problem. I did, however, find that SCG was most helpful with my purchase and follow up assistance. Jan 25, 2012
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Susan A: Cherie,

I use a gold mesh filter with a paper filter and have no problems so far.

Susan
Jan 25, 2012
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bruce c: i have not experienced this problem... Jan 25, 2012
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A shopper asked: I just ordered the TV KBTS. In my research I saw old reviews (8-10 yrs?) indicating that the dispersion pattern wasn't very good and it was best to stir during the brewing cycle. More recent reviews seem to indicate that the distribution pattern may have been improved and while stirring wasn't required some recommend it anyway. Does anyone have feedback on stirring the grounds or just brewing without stiring? May 6, 2013
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Todd M: I haven't tried taste testing stirring vs. not stirring but I've gotten into the habit of stirring every time.

When you start the cycle and the filter fills up, there are always a bunch of grounds that end up floating on top. Common sense tells me I might get a little more flavor if I mix them up in the hot water.

When I'm brewing several cups and using the pot, I wait for the filter to fill up completely before opening up the slow drip to give it a little more brew time.

I typically only brew one big cup, however, so once the filter fills up I pull the pot away and hold my mug underneath and fill it up straight from the cone.

Either way It's a very short process and I'm usually standing right there waiting for it anyway so the stirring isn't a big deal.

Separate note: I have tried testing metal mesh filter vs. paper filter and you indeed get more flavor using the metal filters. The downside is that you end up with a little mud in the bottom of your mug but it's definitely worth it.

Secondly: best mug available for keeping your coffee hot is the Starbucks ceramic mug with a lid that fits inside the mug. So you're sipping coffee from the ceramic part and not through a plastic lid. I fill the mug with hot water to warm it up before and the coffee temp stays great for about an hour.
May 6, 2013
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D A: I bought mine in 11/2011. We have been extremely happy with it. I have not noticed the need to stir during brewing. I have found that using the brown paper filter vs. the provided screen makes for a more rounded flavor without grounds in the coffee. The crowd is divided on which is better, but the disbursements seem to be very concise. I have a commercial candy/coffee/soda fountain setting in Fairhaven (Bellingham), and I brew the same coffee. My machine is a higher-end commercial unit that also allows for programming of dispersement. I notice, no notable difference from the home unit to the commercial unit.
It's a great machine and you will need to play around with grind and type of roast to get it dialed in for you. Be careful that a bad roast is not blamed on dispersement. These are good units and I would buy another one in a heart beat. I just wished they had one that I could make coffee for larger gatherings without having to brew 2-4 times.

Cheers,
May 6, 2013
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Drew D: Thank you Todd M & D A -

I received my unit 3 days ago and have made 4-5 pots so far. the free bag of coffee I received is very good but unfortunately came pre-ground. I'm trying to use that up first before I go to my usual whole bean that I grind myself.

Todd, I agree - the brew process is so quick that from the time I turn it on there is enough water in the cone to stir within 1 minute - I can then walk away. I keep meaning to compare taste stir vs non stir but I can't control myself, I just love to fiddle with it.

Thanks for your perspective,
Drew M
May 17, 2013
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bruce c: I have never seen such a review indicating what you have mentioned, nor have I ever thought of, stirring grounds ? while in the brewing cycle. I have had mine for 2.5 years and have not had a problem and it still brews the coffee at a high temperature, which happens to be the selling point for me. As long as you keep the unit clean, I do not find a problem with the dispersion pattern. If in fact it has improved, I would buy another in the future when this one quits. May 6, 2013
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Martha P: No need to stir. Have noticed no difference either way. You get a great cup of coffee without much effort! May 6, 2013
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Susan A: My machine is about two years old. I never stir the ground and it makes great coffee! May 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this brew basket compatible with the KBTS (which is sold with the other style brew basket with the manual control switch)? May 31, 2014
Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer KBTS - Polished Silver
Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer KBTS - Polished Silver
Technivorm Brew Basket with Auto Drip-Stop CD and GCS
Technivorm Brew Basket with Auto Drip-Stop CD and GCS
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately the auto and manual drip stop brew baskets are not interchangeable, as their bottoms differ. The auto drip stop brew basket for CD and GCS models has a rectangular bottom while the manual drip stop brew basket for the KBT CDT KBTS and KB741 models has a circular bottom. Jun 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the part where the hot water goes to the coffee glass or plastic? Mar 6, 2014
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Teri KStaff: The hot water reservoir on the Technivorm models we offer are plastic. Mar 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: I've read the FAQ that states this product's plastic is BPA free. I am wondering if the plastic is also BPS free as well? Thank you. Jan 1, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Unfortunately I have not found confirmation that Technivorm's products are BPS free. Jan 2, 2014
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Judy B asked: Are all the plastic parts that come in contact with hot water and coffee bpa free? Oct 2, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, Technivorm has notified us that their plastic parts are BPA free, and I have included a link that Kat wrote below with a bit more info on BPA and these machines. Hope this helps!

http://blog.seattlecoffeegear.com/2010/12/07/the-abcs-of-bpa/
Oct 3, 2013
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Judy B: Thank you for your time in this matter. Your videos help in understanding the grinders and coffee makers. It also puts a personal touch to your company. Oct 3, 2013
Teri KStaff: That's really nice to hear! Thanks for the feedback and I hope that if you decide to go with a Technivorm you enjoy it, as they are great coffee makers. Oct 3, 2013
Jennie asked: Are the plastic parts BPA free? Also, where is the unit manufactured?

Thank you!
Jul 5, 2013
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Teri KStaff: Yes, the Technivorm is BPA free, and is made in the Netherlands. I have pasted a blog by Kat concerning BPA below for reference:

http://blog.seattlecoffeegear.com/2010/12/07/the-abcs-of-bpa/
Jul 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is it a glass lined or stainless steel lined karaf? On theTecnivorm. Jun 27, 2013
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Teri KStaff: No, unfortunately the Technivrom thermal carafes are not glass lined. Jun 27, 2013
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Dave H asked: I am looking at the various models of the Technivorm coffeemakers. Is there a capacity difference between the machines with the two styles of carafes? Also, does Seattle Coffee Gear include a gold filter with the purchase? Thank you - Dave Apr 23, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: There is not a capacity difference between the Technivorm carafe styles and we do currently include the gold filter with purchase. Apr 25, 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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Some things to consider

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This machine does two things better than any others - it heats the water to the right temperature very quickly and it gets that water over the coffee grounds at the right rate. The end result is perfectly brewed coffee. The quality of the materials and construction also stand out as superior to nearly every other machine out there and I suspect my machine will last longer than I will.

I bought the model with the shorter, 32-oz stainless steel carafe (KBTS), which is large enough for my wife and I, but if were to make the choice again, I'd probably go with a glass carafe model for a couple reasons.

The mid-brew interrupt switch on the filter basket of the KBTS is finicky - it's not easy to get it into the middle position where it drains more slowly and I'm not convinced that makes any difference to the final brew compared to the fully open position. It's also easy to not notice when the switch is set to the drip-stop position before starting a brew cycle, resulting in an overflow situation. Nearly all the other models have the newer design that automatically open the drip valve when the carafe is placed under the filter basket.

A stainless steel carafe is obviously more durable than glass, but I discovered one drawback. In order to keep the coffee hot, they suggest to preheat it by filling it with hot water first. I found that process time consuming and wasteful since it takes a while for the water to get hot in my faucet. The glass carafe models have a heating element that keeps the coffee hot during and after brewing to solve this problem. Some argue that this will scorch the coffee, but the way I see it is coffee starts to change flavor only a few minutes after brewing so it's best to drink it shortly after it's been brewed while it's fresh. If it's been sitting long enough to scorch, it's also been sitting long enough to change flavor anyway. The worst case scenario with a glass carafe is you break it, but SCG has a solution to that - they'll sell you a replacement.

(Posted on 6/30/14)

You won't regret this purchase

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I am normally a tremendously practical person, so buying a nearly $300 coffee maker is not something I would normally do. However, I also really like great coffee and I had read the Cook's Illustrated article that recommended this, and I had received some money as a gift, so I thought I would go ahead and treat myself to something i would not normally buy. I am so glad I decided to purchase this! It makes coffee that rivals any coffee shop coffee I have had, and it does it fast! I cannot say enough good things about this machine- awesome coffee, looks cool, and the design seems very innovative. Coffee has been consistently great-perfect temperature, not bitter, and very flavorful. This was worth every penny. I was also very impressed with the service from Seattle Coffee Gear. They seem like a really good outfit.

(Posted on 8/30/13)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

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It does exactly what they say it does. It makes great coffee easily and quickly. It is easy to use, easy to clean. We make a full pot every morning and finish it in about 90 minutes. It stays hot till we pour the last drop.

(Posted on 6/11/13)

Just buy it!

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I have owned the technivorm kbts 8 cup brewer for a few years and it is still my best purchase ever. It brews really hot and really fast. The thermos carafe keeps it piping hot too. Invest in this coffee maker. B

(Posted on 4/19/13)

Altitude Sickness

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The brewer works quickly and quietly. We live at 7,000 feet of elevation and like most appliances that are designed at sea level, this one does not perform as advertised at altitude. The water temperature is 186 degrees out of the drip arm. Other brands do have units specifically designed for higher altitude use. Live and learn.

(Posted on 2/25/13)

Love this machine

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It seems as if we have followed every manufacturer's "promise" of a great cup of coffee. Never got promise until now. Love this machine!! Once we got our particular strength down, we have enjoyed every cup. Thanks Technivorm and thanks Seattle guys! We are happy, happy, happy.

(Posted on 2/20/13)

Great Tasting Coffee, Fast Brew, Stays Hot in the Carafe,Perfect Size

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Love my new Moccamaster by Technivorm. The coffee is really hot, stays hot in the thermal carafe, and it's fast in brewing. I purchased the smaller unit because most of the time it's just me drinking coffee. Otherwise, I would have paid the extra $20 for the larger unit. But I love the size, it makes 2 large mugs of coffee and is a perfect fit under my overhead cabinets. I really struggled in deciding on a coffee maker but I am really happy that I spent the extra money and purchased this brand. Love it Love it Love it! What more can I say!

(Posted on 2/18/13)

GREAT MACHINE,SPACE SAVING,QUICK BREW,STAYS HOT

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my son purchased this last year as a household replacement-boy am I glad he did...the coffe is wonderful....if he ever leaves and takes this with him I will be replacing it for sure...easy to use and love the carafe...

(Posted on 12/14/12)

Great Coffee

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My girlfriend and I typically do pour overs or drag out the la pavoni in the morning, but can be time consuming.

This machine will do just as good of a job as the Hario, but without having to hover over.

We love the size, its perfect for couples and takes very little counter space. This machine is very fast too.

(Posted on 10/3/12)

Answer to why coffee filter holder clogg

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Trying to answer as to why coffee filter mY be getting clogged. Once we used the paper filter it did not do so. Cannot use just gold filter included.

Pros:
Quiet, Commercial Grade, Great Taste, Quick Brewing

Cons:
Small Water Container

(Posted on 1/24/12)

Makes great coffee!

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This thing makes great hot coffee. I spent the extra money to get a machine that heats the water enough to brew the best coffee. I had used a Cuisinart for years but the coffee never seemed to brewed as well as in the coffee shop. With the Technivorm I get coffee that is comparable to any good coffee shop brew. I love the control on the filter that allows you to stop the flow through of water to bloom the grounds. After a minute I then open the flow gradually to keep the water flow slow through the grounds. I take the filter cover off when brewing and rotate the filter holder as the water starts to come out to fully saturate the grounds, then open the flow slowly. I know all this sounds fussy but what a difference in the coffee. You could just set the flow on slow and not do all the other stuff and still get great coffee, but I'm retired and what else do I have to do for an extra minute in the morning. I bought the 8 cup model and I usually brew about 4 cups at a time. If you brew 6-8 cups at a time it makes even stronger coffee. I use one scoop (supplied with the machine) per 2 cups (as marked on the machine). Note the cups on this machine are 4 Oz not 5 Oz like American machines. I use a #4 filter in the gold filter basket supplied by the Seattle coffee folks. My only gripe is the difficulty in cleaning the carafe. It has a small opening and there is no way to get inside to wipe it down. They put a flyer inside it from the factory and you need tweezers to get it out. Since the pad for the carafe is not heated, I just put my cup under the filter instead. I clean mine regularly with some white vinegar to keep the bubble spout clear. Other than the carafe I would say the rest of the parts are very easy to clean in the sink. If you want good, hot coffee this is the machine for you.

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

Cons:
Carafe is hard to clean

(Posted on 12/22/11)

No More Drinking Tepid Dishwater

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I bought this device on impulse when I saw an open box return on sale. It amounts to a Melita cone holder with a hot water percolator attached, plus a vacuum-insulated jug. It supplies 200-degree water quickly to the coffee cone, extracting all the good stuff from the grounds quickly and without bitterness. The product remains steaming hot in a preheated jug for four hours. It's at its best drunk straight away, of course, but remains palatable for a surprisingly long time because it's not cooked continuously on a hotplate. That's how any drip coffeemaker on the market should work of course, but doesn't because it's [*] that delivers water slowly at 180 degrees from an undersized heating element that will break in a year, while distracting you from the fact you're drinking swill with timers, beepers, blinking lights, and superfluous buttons. Random observations:-Brew time is fast, which makes for better coffee. -There is a float switch in the water reservoir that turns off the element once the reservoir is emptied.-There is a switch button to stop brewing if the jug is not in place.-Use filtered water.-I grind using a Capresso conical burr grinder set on the second-finest Fine setting. -I have used Peet's "Major Dickason" blend, Velton's drip blend, and grocery store premium bulk coffees. ANY basically decent bean you brew with this machine will produce coffee superior to the fanciest beans you brew in other drip machines, for the reasons previously discussed. -The machine brews 48 ounces. We bought an extra jug, to serve both regular and decaf when entertaining. There is a bigger model as well.-Criticisms: The base for the jug is an afterthought on this machine and detaches when you move the machine. The flow adjustment on the cone does nothing as far as I can tell, so the cone must stop dripping before you remove the jug, or you need to place a cup under the cone to catch the last few drips after brewing.

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

Cons:
Expensive

(Posted on 8/18/11)

"Don't Procrastinate!"

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Fast brewing of delicious, hot coffee. You won't be sorry that you took the plunge and spent the money on this drip machine. Simplicity in design and function!

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(Posted on 8/4/11)

Best Coffee Machine Ever

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I roast my own coffee and this machine is the first to bring out the true flavors of the different roasts. Wish I found this machine sooner as the cumulative cost of all the machines I have bought and had fail, far exceeds the cost of this machine. It is more than worth the money it costs.

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

Cons:
None found

(Posted on 2/16/11)

I would buy this product again and again

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I like coffee and I drink it every day.This is THE COFFEE MAKER, that gives me the best tasting coffee and it is easy to use, easy to clean. And I like the thermal carafe - keeps my coffee fresh and hot for a long time.

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

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(Posted on 6/6/10)

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