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    Question Is the MoccaMaster Worth the Price or is There a Solid Alternative?

    Asking you guys for recommendations once again for my colleague...!

    " I make two pots of drip coffee per day along with several Aeropress cups. I have went through 3 Motif Essentials coffee makers. They make good drip pourover coffee but the quality is horrible on the electronics. I'm almost ready to spring for a Moccamaster. I just have a hard time with the price. We do have guests quite often so I do want a 10 cup with a stainless carafe. Is there a solid alternative to the Moccamaster or should I just buy one? "

    Thanks in advance...!

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    I'm a big fan of the Bonavita products... for $125 it brews hot, has an insulated pot. Solid brewer for the $$

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    I think the moccamaster is around $350. I had one before it was stolen and it was possibly the best brewer for the home I have ever owned. I didn't pay for it, my boss gave it to me. What am I using now? A cheap Clever dripper. Ran me under 30 bux on amazon and the flavor is amazing. More work than the Moccamaster but come on..$26?!
    https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Coffee...9300509&sr=8-3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topher View Post
    I think the moccamaster is around $350. I had one before it was stolen and it was possibly the best brewer for the home I have ever owned. I didn't pay for it, my boss gave it to me. What am I using now? A cheap Clever dripper. Ran me under 30 bux on amazon and the flavor is amazing. More work than the Moccamaster but come on..$26?!
    https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Coffee...9300509&sr=8-3
    Good recommendation as well... ironically I recommend a Clever for 1-2 cups.. Bonavita for more

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    I have not personally tried this maker yet. I had an employee that swore by it. I will pick one up in the next month or so...has anyone tried the bodum bistro b?
    https://www.bodum.com/us/en/11001-bistro
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    The more I think about it. I want my moccamaster back...that thing was amazing.
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    Iíve had a couple Technivorm brewers and both had issues eventually. I finally settled on a Behmor and have not looked back.

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    I have had a few Bonavitas, they can be temperamental in that they require attention........specifically descaling/cleaning more often than a lazy guy like me likes to do. I have trashed two of them now. Was thinking of a Bunn BTX as I did not want to spring for a MoccaMaster.......that plus I have soooo many pourovers in the shop Bunn, Curtis (newtech) and Newco

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    I have the technivorm moccamaster; have had it for years. I consider it superior to all others. It is intelligently designed and needs no electronics to overcome inferior engineering. Furthermore it is not made in Communist China, a huge plus in my book.
    "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." ~Flash Rosenberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by topher View Post
    I have not personally tried this maker yet. I had an employee that swore by it. I will pick one up in the next month or so...has anyone tried the bodum bistro b?
    https://www.bodum.com/us/en/11001-bistro
    Really bad reviews on that Bodum Bistro B, Topher. I went to check it out and the concept is much more spot on that the actual experience. When it comes to morning brew, I am not necessarily looking for the best coffee experience...I just want to wake up and am likely to not even appreciate what I'm drinking enough to spend great money on the beans. BUT it does have to be good, so I do want something that makes a decent pot of coffee. My simple brewer has crapped out. It has one of those filter baskets with the spring closure so the pot can be removed before it's done dripping. So I would pull the pot out and let the filter basket fill up to pre infuse the grounds, and then let it run through. I'd do this twice, and it wasn't too bad. Now this coffee machine is toast so I spent yesterday researching and finally decided on a Cuisinart DCC-3200. My biggest concern is the size of the filter basket. It has a 14 cup coffee pot, but probably not a big enough metal filter basket to hold the correct ratio to my liking. I will let you know if I "effed up" or did good this time! FYI the bad reviews were mostly about the coffee maker clogging, I assume with calcium deposits and the reviewer just wasn't cleaning it thoroughly for the water hardness in their city, or about the amount of condensation on the cover that, when lifted to dump the spent grounds, dripped down the back of the coffee maker. I suppose this will be annoying, but I'm prepared now that I know. The fit for my countertop was another critical consideration....okay that's all for now!!

 

 

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