We know it's never been a better time to upgrade your coffee making at home! We're excited to have recently started working with a couple of great high quality home brewer brands, Technivorm Moccamaster and Ratio. Both brands offer unique technology to create awesome cups of coffee consistently.
We ordered the full fleet of our new offerings to do our own testing.
Today we're giving our feedback on the Technivrom Moccamaster Cup One.
Here's what we love:
- The design is stellar, as you can see! The Cup One fits anywhere in your kitchen and will be an appliance you want to leave out on the counter. The array of color options can compliment any aesthetic or even become your next statement piece.
- Ease of use. Just like any automatic coffee maker, just add the right amount of water and ground coffee. Come back in 5 minutes to a great cup.
- Designed for single cup brewing. You know when you try to make a single cup with your 8 cup automatic brewer... yeah, usually terrible. This brewer is designed for single cups only, so expect greatness. But keep in mind, maybe this is not the ideal machine for hosting family brunch. Another great thing we like about the Cup One being designed for single cups is the reduction in waste. Not only that, but as someone who drinks 3-4 cups of coffee if working from home, taking the time to make a fresh cup each time is always WAY better then pouring off a single big brew from the morning out of a thermal carafe.
- Quality. This machine is hand built in the Netherlands and backed by a 5 year warranty. Ask around a little and it's not uncommon for people to have been using their same Technivorm for 10+ years!
Here's what we don't like:
- No flow control. Something great about the other Technivorm brewers is the brew basket has a variable flow control, the Cup One does not. What's great about the variable control is that it is easier to dial coffees in. The addition of the flow control variable is a good way to make a precise grind less of a massively contributing variable. It's important to really get the coffee grind correct with the One Cup to make the extraction balanced as the flow is not controllable. If I lost ya with all that, just know that if your grind is too fine, the coffee will flow very slowly, take longer to brew, and yield an over extracted cup. If your grind is too coarse, the water will likely flow too quickly, have not enough brew time, and yield an under-extracted cup that is flat in flavor.
- There's a lot of plastic... this isn't necessarily a bad thing, but some people don't love it. If you want something with barely any plastic, check out the Ratio 8 brewer, all glass, metal, and wood.
In conclusion, it's hard to find a better automatic brewer for making single cups. Expect this to be a timeless, long lasting addition to your countertop. As the coffee guy who has everything already, this has earned a permanent place in my coffee brewing fleet.
Here's our recommended brewing method:
- 300 grams of filtered water (or up to the fill line on reservoir)
- 20 grams of medium grind coffee (grind like medium sand)
- turn it on, come back in 5 minutes to a great cup!