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Finding The Best Automatic Coffee Maker For Your Home

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In this episode, Kenneth sits down with Will Etherington of Technivorm-Moccamaster to discuss how to work out what the best automatic coffee maker for your home is. They look at how the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certified home brewers. Then take a look at some of the common flaws that many home brewers have.

Will provides an insight into how Moccamasters have designed their brewers so that they do not have those flaws. They also look at some other models on the SCA list and explain how to choose a good one that you can afford for your home.

The makers of brewers can apply to have the SCA review their coffee pots.

  • There are a lot of coffee brewers out there that do not function well.
  • To make a good coffee, the brewer needs to conform to the standards for the 4 Ts - time, temperature, turbulence, and total dissolved solids. 
  • Investing in a good quality brewer is worth doing, especially one that can be serviced and repaired.
  • Understand the type of grind and ratios that will get the best results for your particular brewer.

‘The majority of coffee pots out there are not going to get your water up to the right temperature. ´

‘I'd say that we are the only coffeemaker on the market with a copper boiling element.’

List of certified home brewers -
Third Wave Water episode -

Award-winning single-origin specialty coffee:
At Umble Coffee, we only roast specialty-grade arabica coffee from around the world with cupping scores 84 and above. Don’t sabotage yourself in pursuing your goals - drink coffee that tastes better and is better for you. No crash, great taste, and better long-term health benefits. That’s Umble Coffee.

As a coffee lover, physician, chemical engineer, serial entrepreneur, competitive runner, writer, and family man, Kenneth knows what it’s like to push yourself to achieve goals very few accomplish. He’s one of the best specialty coffee roasters in the United States as he’s a multi-year US Coffee Roasters’ Competition Finalist. He created Umble Coffee Co with the belief that, if sourced and roasted right, coffee can taste phenomenal and be good for you.
“Life’s too short to drink bad coffee.”

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