As more and more people begin to become home coffee aficionados, the demand for high-quality coffee makers has skyrocketed. Along with this demand, people have become more aware of the effect that the production of raw materials has on the environment.
Most coffee makers are made out of plastic, metal, or a combination of both. Coffee makers are just one of the items made from the over 400 million metric tons of plastic made each year as of 2015. The problem with plastic is that most forms are not biodegradable, so most of it ends up in a landfill.
For the coffee lover that is environmentally conscious, finding a coffee maker that is excellent, durable and eco-friendly can be difficult. However, there is one brand that meets this challenge with their own brand of ingenuity. That brand is Technivorm Moccamaster.
Technivorm Moccamaster is a brand based in the Netherlands. Their mission since 1964 has been to make coffee makers BY HAND that are reliable and environmentally friendly. Technivorm Moccamaster is also one of the 6 brands that are Home Brewer Certified by the SCAA (Special Coffee Association of America.)
To help you choose your Technivorm Moccamaster, here is a guide to 6 of their best machines. Let’s get started!
Top 6 Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Makers
#1 The Perfect Office Coffee Maker – The Technivorm Moccamaster 39340 CDT Grand
This beautiful stainless steel coffee maker is perfect for homes that entertain and offices. Users raved about the Grand’s sleek and unobtrusive design. This Technivorm Moccamaster is also the highest capacity brewer in this review. The stainless steel thermal carafe holds 60 oz., rather than the usual 40 oz.
One of the coolest features of this machine is the carafe itself. Not only does it have a double-wall thermal design, it also has a screw-on lid. This ensures that the coffee stays warm, and not on your guests’ clothes.
Another amazing feature of the CDT Grand is the brewing time. Brewing a full 60 oz. pot only takes 6 minutes! This is because of Technivorm’s signature copper heating element that joins physics and breakfast in a wonderful symphony.
Like other Technivorm Moccamasters, the CDT Grand also has interchangeable parts. Making it more durable than other machines. This also makes it an ideal choice for office and family coffee budgets. Whatever your situation, the CDT Grand will brew up to 60 oz. of delicious coffee for many years.
#2 The Go-To Single-Serve: The Technivorm Moccamaster Cup-One
If you love coffee, but only one cup at a time, then the Cup-One is the perfect machine for you. This adorable coffee maker brews a perfect 10 oz. cup of coffee in less than 5 minutes. This makes it perfect for a commuting lifestyle.
Where this coffee maker really separates itself from the competition is its eco-friendliness. The Cup-One uses size #1 filters, instead of the plastic pods that are harmful to the environment. Also, the Cup-one is very easy to use. Instead of having a gazillion buttons and settings, the Cup-One has a single switch that turns on the brewing cycle.
Each unit comes with filters, a ceramic mug, and Technivorm Moccamaster to-go cups. If you don’t want to use the provided mug, the Cup-One will fit most regular coffee mugs.
If you are the only coffee drinker in your home or have a fast-paced lifestyle, then the Moccamaster Cup-One is the clear choice for you.
#3 The Traveler’s Choice – The Technivorm Moccamaster 79212
Every coffee lover knows the hassle of trying to procure good coffee on a road trip. Here, Technivorm solves this problem with its exquisite and compact 79212 model. This model has a 32 oz. brewing capacity, and is the smallest Technivorm Moccamaster in this guide.
Not only does the small size of the 79212 make it an excellent traveling companion, the thermal carafe included outshines all others for portability. This particular carafe has the double wall thermal design, and includes a screw-in travel lid! You can actually take this coffee into the car with no fear of spillage.
On this model, Technivorm decided to add a feature that is both ingenious and practical. This feature is the manual-adjust drip-stop brew basket. Basically, the brew basket has a sliding selector that allows you to control the speed of the coffee flowing into the pot.
Overall, Technivorm Moccamaster has achieved the traveling coffee lover’s dream. They have created the perfect coffee maker for road tripping.
#4 The Balanced Option – The Moccamaster 59691 KB
One of the best things about the Technivorm Moccamaster brand is that there’s a machine for everyone. This model, the 59691 KB, is the model for the coffee drinker who wants a little bit of everything, but with a nice sense of balance and moderation.
The 59691 KB comes with many features of other models while maintaining its own style. It has the same hot plate as the KBG, which keeps your coffee hot and fresh for 100 minutes. It also has a manual-adjust drip-stop brew basket, like the Technivorm Moccamaster 79212.
The 40 oz. the glass carafe is where the 59691 KB becomes more than a mish-mash of other machine parts. It has a bottlenecked design with a stainless steel band that matches perfectly with the finish of the rest of the coffee maker. This gives the 59691 its own flair and makes it a stylish option for your home.
The 59691 KB is like the little brother of the Technivorm Moccamaster world. It has a little bit of all the other machines, but it also has that special something that sets it apart from the rest.
#5 The Elegant Brewer – The Moccamaster 79112 KBT
By far, this coffee maker is the best-looking machine in this guide of Technivorm Moccamaster machines. The 40 oz. thermal carafe has a beautiful pitcher design and includes a screw-in travel lid. Altogether, this machine looks like it came straight out of Tony Stark’s mansion.
Although it is beautiful, the 79112 KBT isn’t all show and no substance. This machine has a rapid brewing time of 4-6 minutes to make a full pot. It also includes the manual-adjust drip-stop brew basket. With these looks and skills, we don’t know whether to buy this machine or hire it as a secretary.
What makes the elegance of the 79112 KBT all the more amazing is its size. This machine is actually rather small. Although it is not as portable as the 79212, the 79112 KBT is also a viable option for a travel coffee maker.
If you’re a fan of the cutting edge modern look, then the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT is an absolute must.
#6 The Supreme Coffee Maker – The Technivorm Moccamaster KBG Brewer
If you want a handcrafted piece of coffee making perfection, then this is the machine for you. Technivorm built this coffee maker with a classic stainless steel finish, which is a must for any modern kitchen. If you’re not a fan of stainless steel, then simply select another option from the 20 DIFFERENT COLORS that Technivorm offers.
Users also reported that they loved the clear water container. No more guessing how much water is left with this coffee maker!
One of the coolest features of this coffee maker is the independent hot plate. The hot plate has two settings of low, (which heats at 175 degrees) and high (which heats to 185 degrees.) The design ensures that your coffee will stay hot and fresh for 100 minutes without burning the coffee and ruining the taste.
Each unit comes with Technivorm Moccamaster’s standard copper heating element. The use of copper is unique because it will heat faster than an aluminum element. The brewer can fill the 10-cup glass carafe in only 6 minutes, making it ideal for families in a hurry. The copper element is also more durable because it is not as susceptible to rust.
Overall, Technivorm Moccamaster has created the pinnacle of home coffee brewers with their signature brand of handcrafted ingenuity in its KBG.
Unlike other companies, Technivorm Moccamaster includes a 5-year full warranty on all of their products. This is fortunate because even though these are quality machines, there are always other factors that can affect them.
One factor to be considered is the possibility of blackouts or brownouts. Even though most electrical grids are stable, it only takes a patch of bad weather to change everything.
Also, with having machines that are hand-made, there is a chance of your machine having a unique flaw or characteristic. Having a warranty that covers fixing you machine or replacing it relieves the worry of having to buy a new coffee maker.
Technivorm Moccamaster Cleaning & Maintenance
The key to longevity in any machine is cleaning and maintenance. It’s the reason we do oil changes on cars and compressor replacements on air conditioners. For many people, coffee is just as important as a car and AC. It follows then that we should take care of the machines that provide us with the liquid gold that keeps us awake.
As far as cleaning and maintenance goes, Technivorm sets the bar for ease of access. All of their machines are over-engineered to be easy to take apart and have interchangeable parts. This can be a very enjoyable task for the handyman in your home.
Before you start dismantling your coffee maker, be sure to consult your instruction manual provided by Technivorm Moccamaster. If you’re not technically inclined, simply send your coffee maker to one of Technivorm’s repair centers at no cost.
How to Clean your Technivorm Moccamaster
With many coffee makers, simply cleaning the components with a scrub brush will go a long way. It is also important to wipe down the hot plate (if your model has one) after it cools to prevent rust. Rust build-up is caused by moisture left on the plate and could cause electrical problems down the road.
Using a dishwasher to clean your carafe seems like an ideal option. However, be sure to double-check your coffee maker’s information to be sure that it is safe. Often, it is not recommended that you wash stainless steel in a dishwasher. For the glass carafes, using a dishwasher can work. However, the glass may be different from other carafes. We recommend hand-washing ALL Technivorm Moccamaster components.
Many of Technivorm Moccamaster’s coffee makers come with a bulky power cord. While the machines themselves do not take up much space, the cords do. If you do not have a way to stow the cord to your liking, you may want to consider storing your Technivorm Moccamaster in another place when not in use.