Coffee does not overflow the filter basket and tastes as good as french press without the sediment.
Positive Product Points
Brews at proper temperature. Grounds do not overflow from filter basket when home roasted coffee is brewed. Excellent quality of parts and manufacture. Looks as good as it brews. Full access to the ground coffee during brewing.
Negative Product Points
Extraction is not the greatest, stirring of the grounds during brewing is recommended even with the multihole water pipe (not included).
When my KitchenAid Ultra carafe broke and there was not a replacement to be found, my search started for a drip brewer that would match it. By match it, I mean a brewer that does not overflow coffee all over the kitchen counter or into the water tank when home roasted coffee is used. The KitchenAid also made a pretty decent cup of coffee.
After trying several brewers and returning them, I finally decided to get the Technivorm. The first time I used the machine the resulting coffee was good, but not great. I noticed the extraction of the ground coffee was not very thorough on the first pot, so next time I stirred the coffee during brewing. The design of the Technivorm makes it easy to do this, and the resulting brew was as good as french press without the sediment. After reading about a multihole water pipe being available for the brewer I bought one. This resulted in a more thorough saturation of the ground coffee, and an even better cup when stirred. Some may think, why should you have to stir the coffee when the machine is close to 200.00? Well, you don't really have to but it's not a bother for me.
The major advantage of this brewer for me is that I don't have to worry about coffee overflow from the filter basket. This is a big problem with alot of the drip brewers out there. Most brewers are designed with the water tank connected directly to the filter apparatus. This results in overflow of coffee grounds (when fresh coffee is used) into the water tank. It also results in a mess that is very difficult to clean up. The Technivorm is not designed this way, the water tank/heating apparatus are completely separate from the filter and carafe. Only the base below and the wiper pipe above connects the two.
The quality of brewed coffee from the Technivorm is the best I have ever tasted from a drip brewer. The machine looks built to last and attractive as well.
Purchased at Dutch Bros coffee since they had the lowest price at the time.