Technivorm Moccamaster 59691 KB Coffee Brewer, 40 oz
- Manual-adjust drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe. Watts: 1475 Watt
- Simple to operate and quiet brewing process that brews a full carafe in just 6 minutes. Volume-1.25 Liters / 40 oz / 10 cups. Dimensions- Height- 14 H inch,Width-12.75 W inch, Depth-6.50 D inch
- 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
- Made with durable metal housings and BPA/BPS/BPF & Phthalate free plastics
- The glass carafe maintains coffee quality, integrity and taste on a unique, independent hot-plate element engineered to hold coffee temperature between 175 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit for a maximum 100 minutes and then automatically shuts off
$299.00 – $319.00
The Moccamaster KB model features a glass carafe and a manual-adjust brew-basket which provides adjust-ability in how fast coffee flows into the carafe. The KB brews a full 40oz pot of coffee in six minutes. Coffee is then held on our unique hot plate; which is engineered with a separate, independent element that rolls heat into the coffee to ensure an even taste from the first cup to the last drop. The hot plate has two settings, giving you the choice to hold your coffee at 175° or 185° F.
- Brews 40oz in 6 minutes
- Automatically shuts off after 2 hours
- Manual-adjust drip-stop
- Dual heating elements allows optimal temperature for both brewing and for the hotplate
- Brews at the correct temperature (196-205°F)
- Holds the coffee at the correct temperature (175-185°F)
- Materials: Stainless steel, aluminum, copper, glass, BPA/BPS/BPF Phthalate-Free plastics
- Meets strict brewer guidelines set forth by the SCAA, & SCAE
- Granted the European Coffee Brewing Center’s (ECBC) Seal of Approval meeting their strict “Golden Cup” quality guidelines.
- Energy efficient, long-lasting, reliable, cleanable, recyclable, & sustainable
- Dimensions: 14” x 12.75” x 6.75”
- Weight: 6.25 lbs
- Handmade in the Netherlands
- 5-Year Warranty
Specification: Technivorm Moccamaster 59691 KB Coffee Brewer, 40 oz
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Don’t even waste your time with any other coffee maker – this is it! Are you sick of terrible coffee at home? Want your coffee to taste like what you get at a real coffee shop? This is the ticket. That was really my only requirement. I wanted to be able to make GOOD coffee that tastes just like what I get a my local coffee shop – at home. This coffee maker makes that possible!The first obstacle was deciding which model. I watched MANY reviews and read through comparisons before deciding this was the one I wanted. Since we frequently make 4 cups – more often than we make larger amounts, I liked the versatility of being able to move the little switch to allow the water to steep a bit longer for smaller pots. That feature is not offered in other models. The hot plate does turn off automatically after a certain amount of time – nothing else I could want it to do. I had considered the models with the carafes rather than the glass pots, but as I read and my personal experience is that insulated carafes absorb odor and are difficult to rid of that odor. Plus, I only make the amount of coffee I plan on drinking within the hour anyway – so no need to worry about it sitting around for hours at a time. Also, a taste test video I watched actually rated the coffee taste higher from the glass model that had sat around on the heater for an hour as BETTER than the one from the insulated carafe. Not that I recommend drinking coffee after it has sat around for an hour anyway – but that was enough to convince me. I imagine the glass carafe might also be less expensive to replace if replacement was needed – but that is just my guess no real facts to back it up with.I also want to mention I purchased this model for $227. HOW? Amazon Warehouse deals. Check for them under the “used” section. They aren’t actually “used” at all – usually it just means the box has damage – however sometimes there is more to it than that so read the item description carefully! In my case it was just box damage and the coffee maker was in perfect new condition! Great bargain for me!On brewing – I watched some “expert” videos on recommendations about how to brew in this machine. Some people recommended closing the drip valve and stirring at specific intervals of the brew etc – I tried all of these methods – and I did not care for the outcome. What works best for me is to use a standard “American” ratio of 2T coffee to 6oz water. This takes some figuring out and some approximation because the cups listed on this machine are 4oz cups – so you’ll have to do math (the horrors) – but that’s the best ratio I’ve found for my own personal preference. Also, I turn the drip valve to the fully open setting for anything 6 cups or over and to half for anything below that. Also on the heating plate – I only ever turn it to half. I felt that the full heat setting was way too hot – especially after you’ve poured a few cups. Anyway you can play with settings on your own, but these are my golden ratios.I also want to make a note which should be common sense but I feel must be said – please make sure you are using FRESH coffee and are freshly grinding it before each pot. Don’t use crap coffee and expect it to taste wonderful – that’s not how this works. Use good freshly roasted and freshly ground coffee and filtered water and you will be golden with this machine.
Gary P. Olson –
Coffee is an essential nutrient to me. I’ve been drinking it for 60 years. I’m not embarrassed to admit I’ve consumed some of the worst coffee conceivable, but I am not without taste buds. When I finally could not abide the waste of 10-15 K-cups/day I began the hunt for a better brand of coffee maker. I tried the Bonavita and it failed after one month. It made good coffee, but that was disappointing to say the least.The Moccamaster is a revelation: simple, straightforward, brilliantly designed and, most of all, brews a perfect cup of coffee. I really didn’t want to spend $300 on a coffee maker; it offended my Swedish sensibilities. Then someone pointe out that this is a machine that I will use every day of my life to produce one of nature’s most enjoyable fruits. I look at the cost as a fee that insures that this device was made by workers that are paid a living wage. I can afford it, and I believe I will enjoy this for many years to come.
Many years ago, I began my search for a better coffee machine with a Mr. Coffee. Through the years, I have had a Braun, many Krups models, Cuisinart, a recent Bonavita that I returned due to lukewarm coffee temp, and finally the Moccamaster. The Moccamaster beats them all hands down for flavor and a hot brew. I always use freshly ground beans and bottled water for the best flavor. In a hard water area, using bottled water prevents frequent descaling. The Moccamaster has a more fragile and smaller carafe than I have seen on other brands. I have not made more than 4 cups with it, so I can’t say if the handle is as flimsy as some reviewers have reported. I like the tank being one one side of the machine and the basket for the grounds on the opposite side. This prevents coffee grounds from dropping in with the water and contaminating the tank. If any buildup in the tank occurs, you can see it with a clear tank—unlike that of most every other coffee maker. Surely Technivorm reads some of these reviews and will fix some of the design flaws! They need to lose this gigantic stiff cord! It is heavier than the cord on my commercial vacuum! I can’t stand the appearance of any appliance cord on my cabinets, but there is no way to conceal this one because it is not flexible enough to double behind the machine. It is major UGLY. The second flawed part is the basket. There is no way to clean this with a brush because it has so many little crevices and grooves. You can’t scrub it or the little rubber plug that controls the water flow will become damaged. If you hold it it under even a very slow running faucet, you will have splattered water all over everything including yourself. I don’t know what the reasoning behind this design was to not make the basket more smooth. I have never seen this on any coffeemaker before. The price is another factor. I can’t see why this coffeemaker should cost double that of a heavier stainless steel model. This one is made of aluminum and plastic with a thin glass carafe. Depending on how long this one lasts will determine whether I ever buy another. If mine goes out, and I have as much of a hassle as other reviewers getting repairs or replacement, I definitely won’t buy another Moccamaster as much as I love the brew it makes.