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Topic: Technivorm Moccamaster (6 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: Hank Perkins
I don't comment here much.  But, I felt compelled.
I don't know how many of you have brewed coffee in this bad boy.  I got to
tell you it provides a consistent cup and is the most versatile brewer I
have ever used.  The Carafe keeps the coffee hot all day long.  I have never
had drip coffee taste like it does out of this brewer.  The wife loves the
way it looks.  I can't say enough positive about this coffee maker.  In a
modern kitchen it is the brewer to have.
Now, I love my grinders,  filter cones, aero press, and espresso machine
(not as much).  But this baby is having the largest impact on my coffee
enjoyment since I began roasting 10 years ago.
Hank
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2) From: John A C Despres
I'm with you on this one, Hank. The TV is indeed the way to go for me on a
drip coffee day. When not using the SwissGold filter, I use Chemex filters
in mine. Mmm mm good!
John
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Hank Perkins wrote:
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3) From: Sandy Andina
My dripper-of-choice going on five years now.  I have the 8-cupper and had it not been an irresistible deal from a fellow CoffeeGeek member (whose spouse insisted they couldn't afford it), I'd have gone for the 10-cup model.  OTOH, I rarely have enough coffee left over in the carafe to get cold.  Keeps its excellent brew hot for 2+ hrs. if my family Coffee Vultures don't empty it out first.
On Dec 16, 2009, at 9:28 AM, Hank Perkins wrote:
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Peace & song, 
Sandy 
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4) From: Mike Chester
My Technivorm is about 3.5 years old, and I must have gotten a bad carafe as 
it has never kept coffee warm.  My wife usually uses the TV, but when my old 
espresso machine was down for maintenance, I used it to make drip coffee.  I 
would get 3 real size cups in the 8 "cup" carafe.  I would drink all 3 in 
less than an hour.  The first was hot and fresh.  The second was warm enough 
and started having that over-bright unnatural taste that stainless carafe 
liners add.  (From what I can tell, not everyone can taste this, but to me 
it stands out very distinctly.)  By the third cup, it was too cool and 
needed to be heated which further deteriorated the flavor.  Since I don't 
like my coffee really hot, I figure if it is too cool for me, it is too cool 
for most everyone.  To me the TV does only one thing well (this is a very 
important thing, however) It brews the coffee at the proper temperature. 
Other than that, I find it to be overpriced and over-rated.  The filter 
holder is flimsy plastic and the pot won't fit into the base with the top on 
it.  As mentioned, the carafe is a POS that does not keep the coffee hot and 
adds a foul taste to the coffee if left in it.  The brew base unit seems to 
be well built and I have had no problems with it.  To be fair, it replaced a 
commercial Bloomfield drip pot which was way above average for home use. 
The only reason I got rid of it was size.  When I got my first real espresso 
machine, a Sylvia, the two brewers took up too much counter space and I got 
the TV because it has a much smaller footprint.  Now I have the LM and the 
TV which probably take up as much total room, but my wife has given up 
trying to change me.
Mike Chester
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From: "Sandy Andina" 
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Technivorm Moccamaster
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5) From: J.W.Bullfrog
My carafe is only good for about 2 hours. Now, I don't flush it with hot
water, etc ..
But one of my projects of Chriatmas was to try to come up with a 'collar'
for it since it seems to lose most of its heat as it necks down to the
plastic. FYI, mines about 3 yrs old.
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Mike Chester  wrote:
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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
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6) From: Brad Baker
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 9:14 AM, J.W.Bullfrog  wrote:
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Notice that only the bottom of the carafe is double layer.  After
brewing we transfer immediately to a fully lined carafe.
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