Saturday, February 17, 2018


After 20 plus years of serving coffee every morning "Anna" our Krups coffee machine decided that it is time to retire. I scrambled, after a week of manually brewing the invigorating morning drink, to find a replacement. The agency aka Google introduced many candidates and after some intense interviewing we decided on the MOCCAMASTER coffee maker.

Why this and not that?

A delicious cup of coffee starts with fresh water, quality beans, consistent grind, and correct grounds-to-water ratio for a flavorful and complex brew. A brewing temperature of 196° - 205° F is necessary to release coffee solubles essential for a savory outcome.
Entering the MOCCAMASTER, a handmade coffee machine made in the Netherlands. Their claim for fame is the unique copper boiling element which is guaranteed to reach the aforementioned temperatures as well as an optimal pulse-drip method which allows for the perfect coffee bloom and saturation time, in this case between 5 and 6 minutes.
The flavor of brewed coffee is determined by how many solubles are extracted during the brewing process. This is measured by the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) coffee to water ratio. Moccamaster brewers produce the perfect TDS yield of 18% to 22%, as required by the European Coffee Brewing Centre1.
The machine itself is absolutely quiet during the brewing process thanks partially to a funnel on the coffee pot lit which reaches down to almost the bottom of the pot.
I have to admit that the MOCCAMASTER is a bit on the pricey side, but it does come with a 5 year warranty, and above all, it produces great results. We wholeheartedly welcome "Alice" to our family.

"life is too short for bad coffee"

1 Explanation from the moccamaster website.

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