This should be the last coffee brewer you’ll ever buy, one that should last a lifetime, when cleaned and descaled properly. You may ask – “What’s important when searching for that complex, clean, crisp, fully infused, flavorful cup of coffee?” Certainly coffee quality, grind, and formula play an important role, as does the fresh water quality, but ultimately, it’s the brewing method that plays the all-important final role! Moccamaster brewers are designed scientifically to naturally brew with an ultra-precise, pre-immersion drip-style system, which creates a natural pulse action process creating the perfect coffee bloom process. Moccamasters incorporates a powerful and energy-efficient copper heating element with an automatic shut-off when the brewing process is complete, a precise coffee-water saturation time (4-6 minutes), and an independent 2-phase hot-plate element that maintains the correct holding temperature (175°-185° F) for 100 minutes (although they recommend consumption within 30-minutes).
- Auto drip-stop brew-basket and Stainless steel thermal carafe
- A unique, copper boiling element rapidly heats water to control brewing temperature between 196 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit 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
- The stainless steel thermal carafe maintains coffee quality, integrity, and taste for up to an hour
- Made with durable metal housings and BPA/BPS/BPF and Phthalate free plastics
- Removable parts essential for long-term maintenance and replacement
- Manual-adjust drip-stop brew-basket with Stainless steel thermal carafe
- Pattern: Solid
- 1.25 Lit
- Cylindrical body style
- ECBC, SCAA, SCAE certified
- 120 V
- Product Type: Automatic Machine
- Brewing Capacity (Polished Silver Color): 10 cups
- Carafe Included: Yes
- Programmable: No
A couple months ago, I decided to replace my Capresso Coffee Team with built in burr grinder. It served me well for a good 6-7 years and I loved coming down to my coffee all ready in the morning before work. But all of the sudden, I realized the coffee wasn’t super hot anymore after brewing, hence the decision to replace with something else. I THOUGHT that I wanted a put over type brewer with automatic brewing options, so I was thrilled to find the Oxo Barista Brain and bought it on Amazon. Let me just qualify from here on out and say that I’m PICKY about things in general, and completely anal when it comes to my coffee.So I got the barista brain all set up and cleaned out and was excited for the next morning. Here were my thoughts after trying it out:1. The coffee was still not hot enough- no matter what I did, NOT HOT 🌋. Then there was the DRIPPING when I’d pull out the pot after it was completely done, and have a drippy mess all over the counter. Ugh, you’d think for almost $200 they could work on that feature, but they actually refer to it in the user manual as just something you have to deal with. As for taste, it was ok, but nothing to write home about. And then there was the clock, which weirdly started reverting back to military time on its own! The Barista Brain was just overall a bust, so I retuned it.If you’ve made it this far in my review, then you’re probably wanting me to get to the Technivorm review! Well here it is- first of all, I woke up to the realization that I really didn’t NEED the automatic start anymore because I just RETIRED (hooray)! And this machine is so fast, that by the time I hit the on button and go around opening my shades in the morning…POOF, my piping hot, fresh coffee is there waiting for me. I LOVE THIS MACHINE. After the dripping snaffu with the Oxo, I purposely bought the Technivorm model with auto pause and pour, which works great. The mahchine itself is just BEAUTIFUL, and looks great on my counter. Although I’m with some other reviewers that they could’ve stepped up their game with the quality of the plastic pieces, overall the quality is definitely there in this brewer. As for the coffee- hands down the best I’ve ever gotten from a home brewer. Best part is that Amazon had one on a Warehouse Deal for $70 less because the box was damaged. It was completely brand new and unopened (thank you Amazon). Anyway, I highly recommend this brewer- if you’re searching for the holy grail of coffee makers, pick this one and you won’t be sorry!
C. M. Torgeson –
Makes great tasting coffee.Design is terrible. To make a pot of coffee involves taking half the parts off (2 lids, move water spout, etc) and sooner or later the 1mm thick pad under the pot will not be seated properly, which will result in the coffee valve not opening and a big countertop mess. The pad cannot be positively locked to the base in any meaningful way. It’s as if they never tested this thing.
C. M. Torgeson –
Elegant simplicity. Filled at bedtime. Turned on in a.m. Quietly brewed before I had finished taking my morning meds! Such sweet ease! And, delightful aroma of coffee filled my kitchen with warm comfort. The taste was exactly as I had hoped it would be… Caveat: I am a Dutch-American with one parent from each country and the nationalities of each, and I am prejudiced for all things Dutch. THIS is an elegant, simple, quietly down to business koffie maker! Dutch koffie melk in the Swedish Gevalia koffie with a touch of sugar was heavenly, this morning. I followed the proportions EXACTLY as written in the instruction booklet. Gezellig! Times of London: “The Netherlands’ per-capita consumption of 2.4 cups a day is almost the same as those of the US, UK, Spain, and France combined.”