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Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Review

Our Rating: 4/5

Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT


  • Stainless steel thermal carafe
  • Automatic heat and water regulation
  • One-touch operation
  • Stainless steel housing, BPA free components
  • Removable brew basket
  • Handcrafted
  • Pre-immersion and temperature regulation
  • Auto-off function
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT


  • Stainless steel thermal carafe
  • Automatic heat and water regulation
  • One-touch operation
  • Stainless steel housing, BPA free components
  • Removable brew basket
  • Handcrafted
  • Pre-immersion and temperature regulation
  • Auto-off function
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Review Summary

The Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT is, quite simply, a work of art. Like other Technivorm machines, it’s hand-crafted — an almost unbelievable feat considering its precision and quality. Then again, the company is based in the Netherlands, which is no surprise considering how seriously the Dutch take their coffee. 

This model is well suited to coffee drinkers who prefer automation and convenience over control. A copper element regulates temperature, while the pre-immersion function maximizes saturation. Combined, these automatic features produce perfectly blended coffee, and a full jug is brewed in just four minutes.

Eminently easy to use, the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 features an intuitive one-touch operation. In addition, it automatically switches off the element after brewing, and an indicator light lets you know when the coffee machine is turned on. 

Maintenance and cleaning are simplified thanks to the removable (and adjustable) brew basket, polished silver casing, and stainless steel thermal carafe.

Speaking of the carafe, it’s an excellent addition to an already sophisticated coffee maker. The jug keeps your coffee warm and retains its flavor and quality. Its thermal properties are so effective, your coffee stays warm for up to an hour after it’s brewed. Plus, the carafe includes a nifty travel lid, which keeps your coffee insulated for even longer! 

I’m sure everyone will love this feature, but it’s especially handy to those who go back for seconds, or families who wake up or have breakfast at different times. Families will also appreciate this model’s 10-cup capacity. When full, it brews within four to six minutes. It also makes little noise, so it’s great if you’re in a busy household, but don’t want to disturb your housemates in pursuit of your morning joe.

One thing to note is that the Moccamaster 79112 isn’t exactly compact. It stands at 13 inches wide, 6.6 inches deep and 16 inches high — quite tall for a coffee maker. Not to mention, it weighs seven pounds. It’s efficient and sleek, but not particularly suited to smaller spaces.

It’s also not the ideal machine for enthusiasts who want full control over their coffee. It’s a one-touch, automatic machine, so there’s no input into how your coffee is made. Not to mention, you’ll pay a pretty penny for this machine, so it’s not great for those after a budget option.

That all said, it is a luxurious unit and if you’re after one of the finest drip coffee makers out there, take the plunge. This quality coffee maker makes quality coffee with little effort on your part and looks great on your counter. If sophistication is your vibe, give the Moccamaster 79112 a try.


  • Easy one-touch operation
  • Optimized heat and water regulation
  • Adjustable and removable brew basket
  • Handy thermal carafe
  • Makes little noise


  • It’s large so not suited to small spaces
  • No control over brew specifications
  • It’s a luxury purchase that won’t suit all buyers

Features and Benefits of the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT

Is the luxury Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT worth the investment? In my humble, coffee-fuelled opinion, it certainly is. But If you’re still on the fence about splurging on this machine, here are a few reasons you won’t regret it.

It’s Fully Automatic

If you’re looking for a fancy coffee maker, but don’t want to attend brewing school before you know how to use it, the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 is ideal.

Many coffee maker brands confuse sophistication with intricacies, but Technivorm does not take this path. The Moccamaster automatically takes care of the complicated stuff — heat, saturation, and brew time — without your input or intervention.

What’s more, the machine isn’t just automatic, it’s optimized too. The 79112 brews at the perfect temperature and saturation for enhanced flavor. It may not be the fastest machine on the market, but under 10 minutes for a full jug isn’t exactly bad. Slow and steady wins the race after all.

This machine also shuts down the boiling element automatically after the brew cycle, so there are no worries about overheating.

Effortless Operation

Since it’s an automatic machine, you’ll save a ton of time and effort getting it up and running. All you do is add your grounds and water, push a single button and voila! There’s nothing to it. Anyone can operate the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 with ease, and there is no learning curve involved.

Maintenance is also a breeze. Its polished silver casing can be wiped down with minimal effort, while its removable brew basket makes easy work of rinsing. It’s also handy if your brew basket ever needs replacing, which is unlikely because…

It’s Durable

Technivorm is so confident in its work that the Moccamaster 79112 comes with a five-year warranty. To emphasize how unique this is, most coffee makers come with a one-year warranty — or two years, max, if you’re lucky.

It’s not what the manufacturer promises though, the proof is in the pudding. This coffee maker is constructed from polished silver, stainless steel, and BPA-free hard plastic. It’s built to last and with appropriate care will stay in working order for many years to come.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

Technivorm means business when it comes to sustainability. Each of its machines — the 79112 KBT included — are built from 100 percent recyclable materials. This is not an easy feat considered how complex coffee machines are.

To take it a step further, all Technivorm machines have low energy ratings. The 79112 runs at a maximum of 1400 watts and the auto-off feature means it uses the power it needs and nothing more. If you’re eco-conscious or want to save electricity (and your electricity bill), the Technivorm 79112 is an excellent contender.

The Thermal Carafe is Great

A thermal carafe is one of those things you don’t know you need until you have one. Drip coffee makers are cool machines, but the high-capacity units (like this 10-cup model) can be burdensome when you brew more than needed and end up with cold coffee.

The Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT includes a stainless steel thermal carafe that keeps your coffee hot for up to an hour after it’s brewed. You won’t have to deal with lukewarm coffee (gross!) and the coffee retains the same flavor profile and quality. So, you can enjoy your brew just the same, whether it’s fresh out of the brew basket or not.

As an added touch, the carafe includes a handy travel lid. Moving your carafe is a whole lot easier and your coffee stays hotter thanks to that extra bit of insulation.

It Makes Little Noise

The last thing anyone wants is a coffee maker that roars in the early hours of the morning. Technivorm’s Moccamaster 79112 KBT won’t give you or your housemates a rude awakening. You’ll be surprised by how soft it is, especially considering its size.

Award-Winning Quality

Technivorm has been around since 1964 and the first iteration of the Moccamaster was released in 1968. That’s ample time to perfect a coffee maker, so it’s no surprise the Moccamaster has received many accolades since its inception. 

The most prestigious honors are seals of approval from the European Coffee Brewing Centre and the Specialty Coffee Association for quality and consistency. If that’s not trustworthy and reputable, then I don’t know what is!

What Do Users Say About the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112?

The Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT seems to have it all and I like what I see, but how do customers feel about it? I took a look at buyer reviews and found that the vast majority consider this coffee maker as one of the best.

Positive comments highlight the machine’s durability, design, efficiency and ease of use. Many users claim it’s the best coffee maker they’ve ever purchased and that it’s worth every penny. Happy customers also note that the quality of both the machine and the resulting coffee is excellent.

Though naysayers are few and far between, some people complain that this machine is too high-maintenance for their liking, that its removable parts are finicky, and that it doesn’t heat up (or stay warm) as well as they hoped. There are also a few mentions of the machine being cumbersome.

All in all, this is a highly revered coffee maker, with the majority of buyers praising its excellence.

Alternatives To The Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT

Much as I love the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT, I understand that it’s not to everyone’s liking. Perhaps you’d prefer a smaller model, or one that’s more affordable, either way, here are three recommended alternatives.

This could be the best alternative to the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112. Cuisinart is a quality brand, and you’ll save a fair bit of cash. It’s a 14-cup machine that gives you a choice in brew strength (regular or bold) and allows you to adjust the carafe temperature.

It’s a fully automatic, 24-hour programmable model with an auto-off function and a self-cleaning feature. It’s intuitive and easy to use, and has a digital screen. A nifty Gold Tone filter is included with your purchase.

Fully automatic and programmable

14-cup capacity


DeLonghi is another luxury, splurge-worthy brand, but you absolutely get what you pay for. Consider this machine if the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 is a touch too simple for you.

Not only is this machine an excellent drip coffee maker with a programmable timer but it’s also an excellent espresso machine. There is a learning curve, but this coffee maker offers the best of both worlds.

Two machines in one

Programmable timer

Won’t take up much room

For a change of pace, if you want the Technivorm Moccamaster but your wallet hurts just thinking about it, here’s the same thing, just five times cheaper! This Mr. Coffee machine features a thermal carafe, 24-hour programmable auto-brewing, auto-off, Pause and Serve, and an integrated cleaning mode.

You’ll also get an included Gold Tone filter and a removable reservoir. The machine has a low energy rating and is designed to brew your coffee hotter and faster.

Affordable device

Removable reservoir

Includes thermal carafe


The Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT is quite something. Where other coffee makers focus on bells and whistles, this one boasts nothing but quality and efficiency.

On one hand, it’s a straightforward machine that gets the job done well, without any hassle or fuss. On the other, it’s a luxury coffee machine and the coffee quality speaks for itself. The Moccamaster is intended for coffee enthusiasts who won’t settle for run of the mill coffee makers.

However, that’s just it. It’s lavish, and its high price may not be worth it, especially considering more affordable machines offer the same capabilities. It’s also not the best choice if you are looking for optimization and control over your coffee.

That said, if you can afford this high-end drip coffee maker, you’re unlikely to be disappointed or have buyer’s regret. It may be a luxury item, but it’s an investment that will up your coffee game and last you for years to come.

Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT FAQs

Does the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Come With Filters?

Unfortunately not. You will have to purchase your filters separately. Technivorm recommends #4 paper filters for best results.

Should I Preheat My Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Carafe?

You don’t have to, though some users claim that preheating with plain water keeps it warmer for longer and enhances the coffee flavor. It’s speculation, but give it a try. It might work for you!

Is the Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Dishwasher Safe?

Technivorm does not recommend washing the machine or any of its individual components in the dishwasher. The manufacturer suggests descaling this coffee maker as you would any other and cleaning individual components in warm, soapy water.