The best coffee maker ever? Or my forever nemesis...
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You want easy, get a Nespresso.
Love my Moccamaster! Makes a delicious pot of Joe in about 7 minutes. Mine only has two buttons. One on the left is on(brew)/off.... one on the right is how hot you want it to hold warm.... we always leave it set to the left and it's plenty hot(we are at sea level). Our friends live at elevation in the mountains and it needs to be set to the right so that the hotplate is hotter.
It will hold warm for about 45ish minutes and then turn off(light will go off). You can just switch the power/brew button back on if you want it to stay on longer. Happy brewing!
David, check out La Compagnie airline. https://www.lacompagnie.com You may not get a robe but you'll get a quilt, pillows, mask, probably lip balm. Nice welcome glass of champagne, nice food on real dishes with flatware and cloth napkins- no plastic. AND the price is competitive. Big problem is they only fly in and out of Newark which can be a real deal breaker unless you're in Manhattan.
The MoccaMaster is effectively a 'drip' coffee system, which requires ground coffee and water. By varying the amounts of water, the bean and the amount of coffee, one can change the taste accordingly.
It would be great if you could kindly outline why you think the MM is worth having .. thank you
Good morning. I was wondering if you could finish your thought about "the hardest thing about traveling is..........??" You tell us what it's not, but what is the hardest thing? Finding a decent cup of coffee? That's what I'm thinking you were thinking, but didn't finish your thought.
Good morning! David, can't tell you how much I enjoy your wit, recipes, & mouth watering descriptions of everything "food & drink". BUT, when it comes to coffee makers, you must try the "old" Krups 963 Mini espresso machine. I travel 50% of the year & easily pack my 963 in checked luggage. I've been using it for 30+ yrs; now it is only available as used & on line (Ebay, Posh, etc.). Have to replace every 8-10 yrs. It has one button (on/off) for expresso; if you also want steamed/foamed milk, then you must use knob w/a simple twist (back/front). So delicious & easy. I've attached an excellent "how to" video. Hope you give it a try. https://youtu.be/aTUGwGzeFT4
So glad I’m a tea drinker! 😄
I am a Mr. Coffee fan - and as of 2023 - it STILL costs about $25.00. I use delicious coffee beans/ground and the coffee is fine for me. That's right - $25.00. Easy to use/can usually purchase a replacement generic decanter - at a hardware store for a few dollars.
I too use the induction friendly Bialetti, which is facile-facile. However, that Moccamaster contraption is a damn sexy mid-century modern beast! p.s. whenever you're ready for that ryokan adventure, Nishimuraya Honkan in Kinosaki. Oof. Those folks aren't messing around.
French press is my go to coffee maker. That and a multi grade grinder for dark dark dark roast beans
After reading your original article, I researched and bought the one cup model of the MoccaMaster. It only has an on/off switch. I have to admit that I love it. Though I do have to keep on eye on it. Sometimes the coffee doesn't drip through the filter, backs up and makes a mess. Also once in my early morning fog state, I forgot to put the mug (comes with the Moccamaster) under the drip chamber. Nuff said.
Have never seen these in Australia.. I still use ( contentedly) a Bialetti.. my husband has horrible plastic Nespresso pod thing .. which makes excellent coffee.. and I tolerate it ( plastic aesthetic.. ewww!)as I have sourced compostable pods
I am completely and embarrassingly incompetent when it comes to anything mechanical, electronic, or computer-related. I have had my MocaMaster for many years and have had zero difficulty using it. It makes the BEST brewed coffee!
I bought my husband an expensive Jura coffee maker for Christmas. He's so in love with that machine. It makes great coffee, my only complaint is that there is no explanation in any of the literature I can find that shows the symbols for what kind of coffee/beverage it makes (there are 17). So, we make an Americano every day and still love the machine. Someday I'll figure out how to a cappuccino.
Love my Moccamaster…but it only has 1 switch (although the detachable base on which the pot sits is a pain if an unsuspecting guest moves it).