Summary: Gee whiz. I had high hopes for this one. I'm a big fan of Cooks Illustrated / America's Test Kitchen. I've bought many pieces of equipment based on their reviews, and I've never been disappointed. Until now. Right out of the box, I noticed that the water reservoir was broken with a hole in it.
Summary: Since we've switched from a Cuisinart with ground coffee, to the Moccamaster using fresh ground beans, we are in coffee heaven, Is it the beans or the coffee maker? I don't know. But this is super easy to use, and very easy to clean.
Summary: Great brewed coffee with little to no bitterness. This machine is very easy to operate. If coffee flavor is important to you and it is to me; then the Moccamaster is well worth its expense. Three small issues: The footplate is plastic and flimsy; it has no seat on a product of this quality.
Summary: Perfect...very happy. Have purchased 3 Delonghi coffee pots in a row because the coffee was so good, the problem was they always ended up leaking on the counter and at $80 a pop I was frustrated.
Summary: I owned the previous version of this coffee maker (2006) and this one is better because of the elimination of the awkward drip-device that controlled the flow of water through the filter. Using this version had it's learning curve however.
Summary: I've had my Moccamaster about a month now and my wife and I are very satisfied. The only negative for this $300 machine is the plastic parts. The brewer works fine but for 300 bucks you would not expect as many thin black plastic parts. Give me something more robust and better looking.
Summary: Ok I don't ever lost reviews but had to. I am a commercial coffee roaster and commercial coffee equipment manufacturer 30 years in the business. I will tell you that even me, I have put off buying this brewer for many years. I can tell you that without any question this brewer is worth the money.
Summary: This machine makes the best coffee I've ever tasted at home. We've "been there done that" with the "-cups" and got tired of the hassle of finding what we liked, not to mention the extra expense.