Best Coffee Machine I've Used
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
I'm very particular about my coffee. I home roast my own beans, grind them each morning and brew them in my Moccamaster. Generally, those of us that home roast do so because coffee is a hobby and passion, and we're very critical of anything coffee related. I can say with certainty, this machine brews a superlative cup, and I can imagine no better device. It's one of very few that has received the official stamp of approval from the Specialty Coffee Association of America. When I purchased it, I was debating between this and another that received the same stamp of approval. I chose this because of the integrity of the build, and I did so knowing that the cost would be much higher. No question it's an expensive machine, but the build-quality is stunning. It's made of rugged steel with glass tubing, copper elements and very little plastic. The heating element is made of copper with no trace of plastic involved. That's a big plus for me because I am weary of the use of plastic for high-heat applications. Many other machines are built primarily of plastic, which makes me concerned about the coffee taking on a plastic flavor and the plastic leaching toxins into the brew. The coffee does come in contact with plastic very briefly in the grinds holder, but everything else is steel, glass and copper. There is a learning curve with the machine. When I first got it, the brews were coming out slightly bitter, but tweaking quickly took care of it. Now it brews the best coffee I've ever tasted, and it does so reliably, handsomely and safely.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.