Brew a coffee for your friends and family with the Technivorm Moccamaster and they will love it. This machine, a master in the preparation of drip coffee, is distancing itself from cheap coffee makers trough the exact temperature of the heated water. Simply put, this is what makes the coffee taste so good. We will cover some of the features in our review, but you can also skip directly to the customer reviews here.
Features of the Technivorm Moccamaster
- Capacity of 1.25L
- 1400 Watts
- Model Number: KBT-741
- Aluminum Housing
- Stainless Steel Thermo Jug
- Weight: 11 pounds
- Size: 11.5 x 7 x 15.5 inches
- Heats water up to 203F
- Efficient distribution of water via the 9 holes that are on the brew head
- Two heating coils maintain water temperature
- Visible scale indication
- Copper boiling element with double safety guard
- Filterholder with hand operated dripstop
- Brew time 5-6 minutes
- Illuminated on/off switch
- Brew stop if jug is not in place
Looking at the features above you might have noticed that the Technivorm Moccamaster has two distinct features. It heats the water via two heating coils (compared to one on most other machines) to a temperature of 203F. And this is the main secret of this drip coffee maker. This is what makes the coffee taste so great, as easy as that.
The coffee maker has a capacity of 1.25 Liters. This is suitable enough to ensure that your entire family is served with ease. You do not need to keep on preparing coffee for the better part of the morning. Looking at the power consumption, this machine operates at a normal level, nothing special about it. 1400 Watt. So even though it has all that special heating equipment inside to produce and maintain a high temperature, it still has a way of ensuring that your electricity bills stay on a normal level.
The Technivorm Moccamaster also looks good for a drip coffee maker, one can actually see the high quality this machine is made of. It has a beautiful aluminum housing. The thermo jug is made from stainless steel, so cleaning it after use will be easy.
Many coffee lovers complain that their coffee is not as hot as they would prefer it. Well, with the Technivorm Moccamaster you definitely wont be one of those people. The drip coffee maker is capable of preparing coffee at very high temperatures i.e. 203F. This ensures not only that your coffee is hot, but the high temperature also gets the best out of your ground coffee while brewing. So apart from being hot your coffee is also tasty at the same time. Further help with the brewing comes from the 9-hole sprayhead, which is wetting the grounds evenly.
The accuracy of using the right amount of coffee is very important. You need to know exactly how much water to put in and match that with the amount of ground coffee you use. Otherwise it is just like diluting your concentrated juice. The “cup” volumes on this machine are very accurate, so this is also very well taken care of from Technivorm.
It cant be all good, can it?
Despite the fact that you could conclude that this is the best among the drip coffee makers that you have ever heard of, there is the other side of the coin that has to be looked at.
The only technical concern one could see in that machine has to do with the thermo carafe. The pour lip has no dimple and if you pour with the screw-in lid, it can sometimes spread a bit along the lip and therefore cause some spilling. On the other hand, if you loosen the lid, turn it to the proper 1/4 positions and pour slowly, the coffee comes out just fine with no issues at all. Maybe this is intended from Technivorm since all other parts of the machine are very well engineered. You could also remove the lid to pour, but obviously you want your brewed coffee to stay hot for as long as possible. Great tasting hot coffee is the main feature of this machine after all.
And yes, as you probably expected by now, The Technivorm Moccamaster is not the cheapest in the line of the drip coffee makers. But you will for sure spend your money on something that is worth the price in that case. While its list price is US$ 336.00, you might find it for less than 300 Bucks
The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 is a coffee maker that can turn your addiction of coffee to the positive side – you will be addicted to real coffee not just mere coffee.