The Technivorm Moccamaster line of coffee makers is some of the world’s most respected brands and yet notorious for their hefty prices. But what are the secrets behind this brand and why coffee connoisseurs continue to patronage these drip coffee machines despite its steep price compared to cheaper brands?
Does this brand really worth your money and time?
We’ll find out through this comprehensive review of the Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Makers.
Salient Features of Moccamaster Coffee Makers
Technovirm coffee machines are designed with the best intentions of giving coffee aficionados the best value for their money. Would you believe that each Moccamaster coffee machine is handcrafted by Technivorm engineers in the company’s plant in the Netherlands?
Believe it or not, every machine is built with two distinct heating elements both designed to track the brewing temperature and the heating plate.
The state-of-the-art heating design makes sure the brew temperature ranges between 198F and 205F (92-96C), a state of near-boiling water. The elements also assure of a holding temperature between 176F and 185F (80-85C).
These two precise settings are what make Moccamaster separate with other cheap coffee makers. The precision temperature control earned the brand international recognition and certifications.
Moccamaster is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, and the European Coffee Brewing Center.
The Copper boiler
One of the key components of Moccamaster coffee makers is its high-tech copper boiler. This top-of-the-line heating system maintains a precise and constant water temperature between 198F and 205F (92-96C) which is the ideal temperature for coffee brewing.
Moreover, all Moccamaster models shut-off automatically when the brewing time is finished.
The Shower Head
One of the big deals in Moccamaster’s line of coffee makers is the Technivorm patented shower-head (mostly with 9 holes) and is built-in in all models. The shower head disperses hot water in a wide footprint saturating the ground coffee most effectively.
Thermal or Glass Carafe
Technivorm coffee makers allow you to choose thermal or glass carafe which ranges in cup capacity between 8 and 10 (like the Moccamaster KBG 741). The thermal carafe has double insulation so you keep the coffee hot longer.
With this amazing feature, you can keep the coffee sizzling hot without overcooking on a warm plate. The warming plate of the Moccamaster is cleverly controlled thermostatically to keep the carafe at 175-185F temperature range.
On the thermal carafe model, the filter basket is slotted or ribbed allowing coffee to flow away from the grounds then shuts off when the carafe is about to be full. The thermal carafe has a slider on the side that halts the flow of coffee.
The glass carafe, on the other hand, has no slider. But it has a stopper that automatically opens when you place the filter basket then closes when it is removed.
Moreover, the filter basket needs to have paper or gold-tone filters to screen the coffee grounds.
3 Best Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Makers Ranked and Reviewed
There are more than a dozen Technivorm Moccamaster coffee makers available on the market, but these 3 leading models are currently taking North America by storm. It is just proper that you know each one of them so you can decide which you should pick.
#1 Technivorm Moccamaster 79312 KBGT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz., Polished Silver
The slender Moccamaster 79312 KBGT has a powerful copper boiler that precisely heats water to the right temperature of 196 to 205F to extract more aromas in your coffee. The coffee brewer has a non-corrosive and durable metal housing with BPA-free plastic materials which doesn’t alter the taste of the coffee grounds.
The thermal carafe catches the drip coffee in an auto drip-stop brew-basket which is being realized by the natural pulse action of the pre-immersion system. You will never have a hard time operating the Moccamaster 79312 Coffee Maker as it has one of the simplest operations.
The steeping time on this coffee machine is an ideal 6 minutes realized by the cone-shaped brew basket. You don’t even have to do any stirring just to make a perfect brew, the brewed comes out with full-bodied taste.
- Automatically shots off when water tank is empty.
- With metal housing integrated with BPA-Free plastic materials.
- Soundless brewing operation.
- Quick brewing in just 4 to 6 minutes.
- Uses 1400 Watts of power.
#2 Moccamaster 89912 Coffee Brewer, 40 oz., Polished Silver
The Technivorm 89912 Coffee Brewer has a stainless steel thermal carafe that is well-renowned with leading Baristas in the world. This model of Moccamaster is one of the most sought-after coffee brewers because it’s so easy to use.
It has a 6-minute brewing time and can hold up to 10 cups of brewed coffee. The coffee brewer has an aluminum cylinder brewing but the boiler is made from rust-proof copper.
The thermal carafe has a capacity of 1.25 liters good for 10 cups of full-bodied and great-tasting coffee brewed under precise temperature. If you can’t drink immediately the brewed coffee, it will be kept warm in the carafe for another hour.
This drip coffee-style brewer has an automatic drip-stop and cone-shaped brew-basket. Its detachable and refillable water reservoir is easy to clean and taken out.
- Durable construction that may last more than a lifetime.
- Recyclable parts at the end of life.
- Don’t need pumps to brew coffee.
- With 5-year limited warranty on serviceable parts.
- Not compatible with coffee pods or K-cups.
- Use distilled water for better results.
#3 Technivorm 59616 KBG Coffee Brewer, 40 oz., Polished Silver
The Moccamaster 59616 KBG still features a single button operation that makes coffee brewing a lot easier.
Coming in at polished silver, the 59616 KBG Coffee Brewer is also available in more than 20 colors.
But this polished silver is what makes our kitchen countertop more attractive. Anyways, this Tecnivorm coffee brewer has only about 4 to 6 minutes of brew time using 40 ounces of ground coffee.
The brew makes 10 cups with splendid coffee aroma. Unlike any other Moccamaster models, the 59616 KBG automatically shuts off after 100 minutes of brewing time.
But you may always re-start when you want more coffee. This coffee unit has a glass carafe and one of the lowest-priced Moccamaster.
- Has an auto-drip stop brew-basket.
- Auto-off switch when the machine is idle for 100 minutes.
- Two temperature settings for the hot plate.
- Wit independent and separate heating elements.
- Uses 1475 Watts of power.
So you have it, folks! We just brought to you 3 of the best Technivorm Moccamaster coffee makers that stunned more coffee addicts.
For those who want to argue why we choose the Moccamaster 79312 KBGT Coffee Brewer as our number one pick, let us tell you this.
We have been entertaining so many people in our home and we sometimes brew more cups of coffee than anybody can consume. So, with this coffee brewer where we can leave the brewed coffee inside the carafe longer, we won’t end up serving ice-cold coffees anymore.
We hope this Technivorm Moccamaster review will settle once and for all on what really is the best Moccamaster out there.