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Advanced Technivorm Moccamaster Brewing Techniques

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Transcend Coffee founder Poul Mark shares advanced tips and tricks on how to brew the very best cup of coffee possible on perhaps the best home drip coffee brewer on the market, the Technivorm Moccamaster.

The video gives you a complete walk-though of the advanced brew method for Technivorm. Below are the key steps, written out for your reference. There are some key snaps from the video included in the photo gallery at the end of the post as well.

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Key Steps for Advanced Technivorm Brewing

Poul brews 750mL of coffee in the video, so measurements below will be for that amount of coffee, but scale up or down using the magic formula for drip coffee: 60g of coffee to 1L of water.

  • Pre-wet your filter using the brewer. Put about 250mL of water in the reservoir, close the brew basket with the filter inserted and let the hot water accumulate in the basket. Discard the hot water.
  • Weigh out your coffee using the scale (45g of coffee in this case to brew 750 mL).
  • Grind more coarsely than you would for regular drip (see photo in the gallery below).
  • Put your ground coffee into the brew basket with the pre-wetted filter and give a gentle shake to even out the grind bed.
  • Weigh out 750mL of water using the scale.
  • Put the water in the reservoir, ensure the brew basket switch is closed and start the machine.
  • Once the water starts to hit the coffee, start your timer.
  • Stir thoroughly at about 15 seconds.
  • At about 30 seconds, open the brew basket switch.
  • Stir again at about 1:30.
  • Give one last stir just before the water reservoir is empty.
  • As soon as the water has stopped brewing, carefully lift the brew basket and give it two firm downward taps to settle the grind bed.
  • The cycle should be complete at about 4:30.
  • Enjoy some ridiculously tasty coffee!

If you have questions, or feedback after trying this method, we'd love to hear them! Please enter your thoughts in the comments below. 

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