Buy this now but only if you’re in the market for the ultimate coffee maker.
Positive Product Points
Brews coffee at the optimum temperature Easy to clean The heating element is copper
Negative Product Points
The only negative that I’ve found is that the carafe does not have an indentation on the lip for pouring. So unless you manually put a little dimple on the carafes lip, hot coffee has a tendency to spill when pouring a cup; especially if the container you’re pouring your hot coffee into is on the small side. My quick cure for that problem was to use the handle of a wooden spoon to create a small indentation on the carafes lip opposite the handle.
After 5 years of very hard use my beloved Capresso CoffeeTEC finally bit the dust. So I immediately pointed my browser to the Capresso website, with the intent of buying another refurbished CoffeeTEC, only to sadly discover that they didn’t have any refurbs available. Since the MSRP of the CoffeeTEC is $209.99, that opened the door to a Technivorm. So I started my research on which Technivorm thermo brewer would best serve my needs and settled on the Technivorm Moccamaster CD thermo 10 Cup Brewer.
If you’re wondering how Technivorm insures that the water is at the correct brewing temperature, it’s because the water in the storage tank has to boil in order to be transferred over to the filter. There is no water pump on the Technivorm, which is the culprit to many coffee makers premature demise, and as a side benefit, this also dramatically reduces the noise of the brewer.
I know that some view the purchase of a $200.00+ coffee maker as simply absurd frivolity but look at this way. My CoffeeTEC lasted 5 years and with the copper heating element in the Technivorm, and no pump, I see no reason that it won’t last as long, or longer.
Thanks to the detailed information at Sweet Maria’s I discovered how to properly use the Technivorm’s “filterholder’s drip stop switch” and have been happily brewing extremely hot, fully flavored, coffee for the last month.
All and all maybe it was providence that Capresso didn’t have a refurbished CoffeeTEC available.
Jared, the owner of Noble Coffee, was simply outstanding to deal with and I award him an A+++++ rating.