30 Apr '12, 3am
[delicious] CoffeeGeek - Technivorm MoccaMaster CD
For a long time, I didn't know of any consumer machine that could do all of this. Some came close - certain Capresso models do a lot of what is necessary to pull off the holy grail, but temperature control is spotty at times. Then there's the Technivorms. These machines have been made for decades now - I've seen Technivorms from the 1970s - but up until recently, they were very difficult to find in the US or Canada. They are also the only consumer machine to pass the SCAA's certification program for home brewers, which is a fairly decent stamp of approval. Their claim to fame? Besides being called "ugly" by some (read my review for my opinion on this), they are most famous for exacting control of the brewing water temperatures delivered to the bed of coffee, and a rather innovative final delivery system inside the carafe that mixes coffee fully for you. We were supplied on...