Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Review

The beauty of coffee is its ability to remain delicious, relevant and spontaneous no matter what the occasion, weather, culture, or demographic.

Can you serve up coffee to your friends across different religions, age brackets or cultures without offending their sensibilities? Yes, yes and yes! Of course you have prepare a more than decent cup of coffee to begin with and that is where the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT comes into play.

Technivorm Moccamaster KBT

The Moccamaster brand provides coffee brewers for home use as well as for office use and larger outfits like catering companies. Their coffee makers are passed through a rigorous manufacturing, assembling and testing process which is all done by hand. This personal touch is responsible for ensuring you purchase an exceptional piece of machinery to complement your love for coffee and guarantee you a great cup of Joe every time.

What Makes the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Stand Out?

As one of the premier coffee brewing brands Technivorm have once again done an incredible job with the Moccamaster 79112 KBT. This model has a minimalist look which can be somewhat deceiving when it comes to what it can do, especially in this age of buttons, switches, levers, color codes and beeps on every piece of household appliance. With the Technivorm 79112 KBT you can be sure of the highest quality when it comes to the three most important aspects of a great coffee maker.


Undoubtedly, the best feature on the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT is the powerful 1400 watts unique dual coil heater that keeps the water temperature consistently high to the tune of 195-205 degrees ideal for brewing out of this world coffee.

This feature distinguishes this offering from other coffee makers because it guarantees that your coffee will have that pure coffee taste unlike others that may also taste of plastic.

Additional features like the thermal carafe and the included travel lid ensure you can still have a steaming cup of coffee hours after brewing. It is also fast and quiet when brewing and the brew basket allows you to adjust how fast or slow the coffee enters the carafe.


The fact that the plastic parts on this model are not made from polycarbonates is the main reason why the coffee brewed in it has a pure uncontaminated bean taste.  Polycarbonates are known for leeching which is why some coffee makers produce a plastic tasting brew.

The base of the carafe is sturdy and strong and the stainless steel perfectly ensures that the carafe is able to retain heat for years to come. The aluminum housing gives the entire machine durability and protection. The construction of the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT focuses most on functionality.


It comes in three colors variations: Black, stone grey and polished silver. It seamlessly blends in with other kitchen appliances and isn’t overly bulky. The parts are assembled by hand adhering to extremely high standards so you do not have to worry about parts poorly screwed on or unsightly scratches on the surfaces. All the materials used in the construction come together to form a majestic looking appliance.

The Specs

Weight: 6 pounds

Dimensions: 15.25 x 11.50 x 6.75 (HxWxD)

The Pros

  • It is handmade ensuring quality assurance is maintained through every step of its manufacture
  • The plastic parts are made with sustainable plastic
  • It can brew coffee within 6 minutes and produce as many as 10 cups
  • The carafe is easy to clean and keeps the coffee hot for longer
  • It is simple with just an on and off button to start the brewing process
  • It has a 5 year warranty
  • The construction is durable because the manufacturer went with superior technicality rather than an overload of features
  • It has a brew pause option allowing you a quick fix in the middle of the brewing process
  • The copper heating element does better than the aluminum option in most of the other coffee makers

The Cons

  • It is too simplistic for some people because it has no smartphone apps or timers for programmability
  • The two lid option for brewing and for retaining the heat can be a bit inconveniencing
  • It is a high end product so it is expensive

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the plastic part on this coffee mate Bisphenol A (BPA) free?

Yes, it is. They use only sustainable plastic on all their products. BPA is usually found in Polycarbonates and the manufacturer of Technivorm Moccamaster does not endorse the use of Polycarbonates on any of their products.

What is a drip brew coffee maker?

Drip brew is a method of brewing coffee where one can use a machine (like the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT) or a cone. The technique used is basically pouring hot water over ground roasted coffee beans and collecting the ensuing drip in a cup or carafe.

The best part of a drip brew coffee machine is that you can begin brewing your coffee at the touch of a button and come back later to find a delicious cup waiting for you. The cone pour over method needs you to be present for the brewing which can be tedious unless you are a methodological coffee purist. (Explore other top drip coffee makers here)

Is the Stainless Steel carafe effective and durable?

Yes it is. Unlike the glass carafes that tend to burn the coffee (due to the hot plate) and are much more fragile, the stainless steel carafe keeps the heat within and will stay with you for the long haul. You will notice the difference in the construction immediately.


What the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT lacks in automation and programmability it more than makes up for in technical excellence. Just by incorporating the know-how of sustaining high water temperature levels throughout each brewing process this machine has ensured that you will always enjoy superb coffee when you brew it. That is simple science but pure genius and it keeps the Technivorm Moccamaster brand at the top of its game. No gimmicks, just results!

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