The Moccamaster KBT 79112 Coffee maker features a thermal carafe and a manual-adjust, drip-stop brew-basket which provides adjust -ability in how fast Coffee flows into the carafe. The KBT brews a full 40oz pot of Coffee in six minutes. The thermal carafe will keep your Coffee hot up to an hour. To keep Coffee hot longer or for traveling with your carafe, switch to the included travel lid. All Moccamaster Coffee makers are handmade in the Netherlands and backed by an industry leading 5-year. Removable parts Essential for long-term maintenance and replacement.Pre-immersion drip-style system ensures the perfect coffee bloom, produced by an ultra–precise, natural pulse action
- Manual-adjust drip-stop brew-basket with stainless steel thermal carafe
- Simple to operate and quiet brewing process that brews a full carafe in just 4 to 6 minutes
- Unique, copper boiling element rapidly heats water to control brewing temperature between 196º to 205º F which is important for Coffee soluble extraction, then automatically switches off when the water reservoir is empty
- Ideal water saturation time to maximize Coffee complexity, flavor and aroma – achieved through a cone shape brew-basket design that regulates a 6 minute steep
- Made with durable metal housings and BPA/BPS/bpf & phthalate free plastics
- Backed by a 5-year manufacturers warranty
- NOTE: Refer User Manual on Technical Specification before use
Erin Mitchell –
I waited quite a few months before submitting this review thinking ‘i must be doing something wrong’…I was searching for a very good coffee pot that made great coffee. The Mocha Master was recommended to me by a friend. Its a relatively expensive pot compared to others, but I wanted the best! I’ve spent far more on high end espresso machines in the past and have realized I just really like a great cup of black coffee. When I first opened the box I was surprised at how cheaply made the plastic parts are. The cone filter and plastic ‘stand’ where it sits are as flimsy as a mr. coffee type pot. The overall machine and pot are sturdy and well made. The water heats up quickly to the perfect temperature. I used the cone filter first and it was ok but a pain to clean, so i switched to the paper filters (the ones made by the same brand). The water kept overflowing and coffee would get everywhere. So i checked the bean grind for course or fine and I realized it was too fine, so I changed it. Better but still getting stuck from time to time. Then I started using less coffee (thinking maybe I put too much in)..a little better but still not great. The whole process of making coffee in the morning has become such a pain and this machine is so temperamental, I just started using my old french press again. This morning I decided to make a pot of coffee in this machine because we have 3 of us getting up at the same time for coffee…same thing- overflowing grounds which made a mess. Again. I’ve tried to love this unit but it just really sucks. I was with the girl who told me how great it was this weekend and I said “hey remember how you told me how great the Mocha master was? I keep having issues, do you still love yours?” She replied, “oh no, actually we got rid of it last year. at first we liked it but it was such a pain to use, we just bought a really high end espresso machine that makes the best coffee”So, back to the drawing board again. The only reason I wrote this review is to let people know that its an expensive pot for the quality you get. I’ve had various kinds over the past 25 years from Cuisenart, Mr Coffee, (pod systems) Nespresso,Keurig, etc… Save your money or at least go to the store first to see in person what you are getting.
Erin Mitchell –
Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 79112I usually try to keep my reviews short but I felt this required more than my usual input.I purchased this to replace my Bonavita BV1800TH which served me faithfully for 6yrs & 3 months..R.I.P. :’( The newer Bonavita models aren’t getting nearly the reviews that they were getting 6 years ago so I just couldn’t pull the trigger on another.I’ll start by saying; I’ve been suffering some major anxiety over the price. I’m trying to calm myself with the knowledge that, like my deceased BV, this investment will (hopefully) prove itself over the years.A point to consider; A coffee maker can only do just so much with what it’s given to work with. I burr grind my coffee beans (French roast) immediately before brewing and add a pinch of sea salt. My water is tap that’s run through a 9 stage filter.This gets a 5+++ for taste. My BV made the best home brewed coffee I’d ever had until now. I honestly have no idea how this coffee maker could make such an improvement, but it does. I like my coffee strong but smooth and I got that with the BV but somehow this takes my coffee to a level that I didn’t even know existed.The carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours as long as you switch to the “travel” lid. If you’ll be pouring most of the coffee in a fairly short time, there’s probably no need to switch lids. I used to pre-heat the carafe on my BV but it doesn’t seem necessary with this one. Yes, you can pour with the brewing lid – just turn it to line up the rounded “slots” toward the pour direction, the same as you would with the travel lid.I’ve gotten good grounds saturation and a proper “bloom”. Some reviewers had a problem with dry grounds. As some people said; their machine might need descaling or cleaning, but it could also (upon examination of the “works”) be a problem if the machine isn’t level or if the arm that delivers the water over the basket isn’t firmly seated.Be aware of the reservoir size. My BV was the “8 cup” model which would actually yield 5-6 12oz cups. This Techi is a “10 cup” model which yields the same amount as the BV did.All that being said, why did I only give it 4 stars?, the functionality. I would have expected a more user friendly design for the price. I understand that all the pieces and parts will aid in cleaning and upkeep but some aspects of the design just seem useless if not downright idiotic. ***Please note my model as the features vary***1) The thin plastic base plate that’s only held in place by the weight of the machine. Move the machine for brewing (which I do because it’s so close to the underside of my cabinets) and it comes off which requires fiddling to get it lined up and back on. I totally removed the plate which doesn’t seem to serve any purpose other than to keep any residual drips off from the counter.2) The flow control on the brew basket also seems useless. I set it to the half flow setting, just to try it, and it caused the basket to overflow and spill grinds into the carafe. The closed setting, which I tried to use to keep the basket from dripping on the way to the sink, didn’t stop the drips, even after waiting.3) The bottom of the brew basket isn’t flat. Yes, you can set it in it’s holder while you’re adding the coffee grinds but if I’m going to knock it over (which isn’t a rarity for me) I’d rather knock it over at counter level and contain the mess, rather than from 12” up and propel the mess half way across the kitchen. I haven’t done this, yet, but it’s only a matter of time.4) No hinged lid on the water reservoir. Not a big deal until it’s added to all the others.5) Removeable water arm. Great for cleaning but needs to be removed to dump grounds into the brew basket then replaced. If you don’t remove it you need to find some other way to support the brew basket. See # 36) Brew basket cover / lid isn’t part of the machine. I don’t think there’s any way it could be attached when you consider the other aspects of the design.7) There’s no formed pour spout on the carafe which makes the flow of coffee wider because it lacks the funneled direction that a spout gives. You need to watch your pour speed and aim if your cup is tall and narrow.None of these issues are a deal breaker but ARE frustrating when you need your coffee fix before facing the most simple tasks but you won’t get your coffee fix until you build your coffee maker.**This review is my honest opinion and I received nothing in exchange for it.
C. S. –
UPDATE: I’m still enjoying the coffee this coffee maker provides every morning. All things superior take effort and knowledge. I’ve really moved up the superior scale with this machine. I’ve since bought another for the farm so I don’t have to transport. WORTH EVERY PENNY! If you’re looking for an average cup of “joe”, move on to a machine of convenience. ONLY FOR SERIOUS COFFEE DRINKERS, DABBLERS NEED NOT BOTHER.First Post: I dumped my Kerig and never look back! I can’t believe I drank that junk but convenience was my master for a time, but no more. Good coffee, if you really want it, takes effort and knowledge. This machine delivers exactly as promised. One day I read an article on coffee and read the quote “life is too short for bad coffee” and thats how I discovered The Technivorm Moccamaster. I researched a little farther and found water temperature, fresh roasted coffee beans and a burr grinder are what is needed for a SPECTACULAR cup of coffee. Can you do it cheaper? Maybe if you find a machine that reaches 198° to 204° quickly and finishes brewing in 7 to 8 minutes. The Technivorm does exactly that but the other essential components are finding a local roaster and grinding it fresh before brewing. If you want a good cup of coffee then maybe another machine might work for you. This is an expensive brewer compared to other coffee brewers, however if you want a GREAT cup of coffee and are mindful of the other components it takes (fresh roasted beans and grinding just before brewing) this machine is for you. LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR BAD COFFEE…IF YOU LOVE COFFEE MAKE THE INVESTMENT….ENJOY!
C. S. –