I like the style and quality of construction but it does ...
20 January 2015
Summary: I like the style and quality of construction but it does take some fooling around with to get my coffee to have the strength and body I'm used to. I tried to use the recommended 7 scoops to a full pot and found it too weak for my taste. I tried 8 scoops, closed the setting on the filter basket, wet and stir the grounds and open to half flow setting to slow the flow and the coffee is good.
Summary: If you do not really love the taste of fresh correctly-made coffee, or add milk to it, you can look elsewhere. This machine i.e. strictly for black coffee drinkers with gourmet taste and extra money. But if you fit this slim category, aside from maybe doing your own pour-over with a Melitta, you're not going to surpass this baby. Why?
Summary: Love it, love it! Just wish that it brewed a little more coffee. I can get 4 cups, which is two cups for me and two for my hubby sometimes I want a little more. In my old "brand name" coffeed brewer I was always having to put the coffee in the microwave after pouring it from the brewer. This brewer makes it nice and hot from the start. Now I just have to buy a better grinder. But you will love it!
Summary: Brews decent coffee, although our Zojirushi (with its insulated brew basket) produces substantially hotter coffee. Also imo someone needs to explain to Technivorm that thin flanges (on the carafe handle, brew basket, upper arm etc) are terrible for cleaning purposes, and ensure years of wet faces (and shirts etc) of owners who're trying to clean these parts under running water. Otherwise we're satisfied with our Moccamaster.
Summary: Bought this because my husband is always complaining that coffee isn't hot enough. Disappointed to find this only heats to 165 degrees, unlike its claim. By the time you add milk, it's just warm. (He's still preheating his milk in the nuker.) Also, a surprisingly thin and flimsy handle for such an expensive machine... the cheapest coffee makers from China have a stronger, broader, more comfortable handle.