Being a mom, wife and business owner…coffee is literally my life! I look forward to that first sip every morning and want nothing less than the perfect cup daily. As a former barista, I know a thing or two about coffee and every coffee machine definitely isn’t created equal.
I’ve done lot of research to find the best of the best for several different brewing methods – all different but each one makes one heck of a cup of coffee. Much like red wine…coffee (especially rich bold coffee) is an acquired taste and everyone has their own preference.
The Best of Drip Brewing Machines
The Moccamaster Technivorm (KBT 741) was my top pick for drip coffee. This Technivorm, while technically a drip machine…sort of mimics a pour over style coffee. With this machine you have a manual option to control the bloom time of your coffee which you don’t have with most drip coffee machines. I liked that I’m getting the best of both worlds – fully developed flavor (like a pour over) and LOTS of coffee in a thermal carafe (like a traditional drip coffee pot).**What does “blooming” coffee mean – wetting the grinds and allowing hot water to sit over top for 30-45 seconds to push the remaining CO2 out of the beans. The water can then fully penetrate the grinds to get the full flavor from the coffee.
Here are my top 5 reasons for selecting the Technivorm:
- 5 year manufacture warranty (basically unheard of these days). So while this is one of the most expensive drip machines on that market, it will LAST!
- Replacement parts/accessories are available to keep the machine working for years to come – furthering my investment in this pot.