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We build our coffee brewers to work hard day after day, maintaining their quality for years and even decades. Every brewer we manufacture has a 5-year warranty, and we will repair any brewer for life.
1. Fast Brewing Time
Simple to use with a quiet brew process, the KBTS makes a full carafe of coffee in 4-6 minutes.
2. Consistent Temperature
The copper boiling element rapidly heats water to a brewing temperature of 196°F - 205°F and automatically shuts off when the water reservoir is empty.
3. Precise Engineering
The boiling action moves the water up the glass tube, where it flows into the outlet arm and pulses over the brew basket, blooming the coffee grounds in a manual pour-over style.
4. OPTIMIZED COFFEE EXTRACTION
The cone-shaped brew basket steeps the coffee grounds, extracting the coffee's full flavor and maximizing its complexity, taste, and aroma.
5. THERMAL CARAFE
The stainless steel carafe maintains coffee quality, integrity, and taste for up to an hour. Every thermal carafe comes with a Brew-Thru Lid and Travel Lid.
Moccamaster oxygen whitened filters are the perfect choice for clean, crisp coffee. Brown unbleached filters may leave a “cardboard” taste in your coffee, while permanent wire-mesh type filters can quickly clog with coffee oils. A clogged filter may result in your brew basket overflowing or steeping the coffee too long, potentially resulting in over-extracted bitter-tasting coffee.
If it tastes good to drink, it will make good coffee. We recommend fresh tap, filtered, or bottled water. We do not recommend using reverse osmosis filtered water or distilled water, as it can damage the brewer’s boiling element.
In reverse osmosis water and distilled water, all minerals are removed, and the water’s PH becomes slightly acidic. The water will leach minerals out of the copper boiling element to return to a neutral PH, eventually damaging the copper element permanently. Because we build Moccamaster coffee brewers to last for a long time, using reverse osmosis or distilled water could significantly reduce the brewer’s life.
Over time, minerals from water accumulate inside the Moccamaster’s boiling element, forming scale. This buildup can slow and eventually stop the flow of water. It also can affect the brewing temperature and saturation time. If not descaled regularly, the brewer can become permanently damaged. Descaling products break down the mineral buildup inside your brewer, ensuring consistent brewer functionality and great coffee.
Descale your brewer every 100 cycles, or a minimum of every three months. An excellent way to remember is by descaling after you finish a box of 100-count filters.
Have other questions? Take a look at some of our most asked.
What makes good coffee so good? It comes down to the coffee solubles extracted into your water. The coffee industry has defined scientific benchmarks for perfectly brewed coffee, called the Four T's.
A consistent brewing temperature between 196°F - 205°F is essential for the extraction of coffee solubles.
A saturation time of 4-6 minutes releases the full flavor of the coffee without over- or under-extracting it.
Agitation of the coffee grounds generated as the water flows through the grounds creates even saturation.
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
This is the ratio of coffee solubles to water that the brewer extracts. The ECBC defines ideal TDS yield as between 18% - 22%, and the SCA refers to this as “the Golden Cup.” Moccamaster coffee brewers hit this mark every brew cycle.