Summary: This is the best coffeemaker I have EVER had! I went back and forth over ordering it because of the price, but finally just did it and boy, am I glad I did. The coffee is at the right temperature and the thermal carafe keeps it hot for as long as I need it to. (Not all day, so don't expect that.) There is no bitterness in the coffee and because of the carafe, it doesn't continue to "cook" on a hot plate.
Summary: I was excited when I ordered this coffee maker, because of the great review by America's Test Kitchen - rating it the top coffee maker of all they tested. First cup of coffee was great - as advertised. However, after that, the next time I used it the basket overflowed and made a huge mess. Why? The little plastic button that the carafe has to push in to open the basket outlet malfunctioned. On examination, it was cheap plastic and only lasted for one pot of coffee.
Summary: Does only one thing, and it does it well, brew the coffee!!! This replaced a Cuisinart grinder/coffee maker. This machine has no timer, no grinder, no clock. But it has a mechanism that brews coffee to perfection. The only thing I find annoying is the plastic base the carafe sits on. It has a groove that matches the bottom of the coffee maker but it does not lock in place so when sliding the coffee maker around, this piece comes dislodged.
Perfect if you are up for a coffee ritual to produce unparalleled coffee.
Carl Howe, Amazon
1 September 2014
Summary: We upgraded to the Technivorm Moccamaster after three Zojirushi coffeemakers over about 10 years (still an excellent product, by the way) and a Cuisinart before that. We loved the convenience of the Zojirushis and their automatic timer, but at the end of the day, we kept wondering if we could get a better morning cup. So when we saw Cook's Illustrated recommend this one, we took the plunge.
Summary: This coffee maker is wonderful. All of my life, I have searched for a coffeemaker that would make consistently good coffee. I have had some good coffeemakers before, but this has them all beat. The Bonavita may be less money, but it is unlikely that their maker will last as long as the Moccamaster because they do not have the quality of inner workings that the Technivorm has. I would recommend spending the extra money and thus being happier for years to come!
Summary: This is the best coffee maker I have ever had... I like it so much... I ordered a second one for our beach house. Not only does it make excellent coffee but it is incredibly simple to set up and use... no extra buttons to push, timers to set, etc... It just makes a great tasting pot of coffee in about 5 minutes and you can pour a cup early... Although most of the time, the coffee is brewed by the time I get around to pouring my first cup.