In this article we will have a closer look at two Technivorm coffee machines, the Moccamaster 59691 and the 59616. These two drip coffee makers from Technivorm are some of the finest automated coffee brewers on the market. Its manufacturer is known for premium quality brewers and grinders. It can brew up to 40oz of coffee within a time of 6 minutes which means you do not have to wait too long for that refreshing cup in the morning.
Each of them is handmade and individually tested in the Netherlands with quality materials. Considering they are both from Technivorm Moccamaster, they are both backed with a five-year warranty and excellent customer service. Both also have a unique copper boiling element that ensures water will be in the correct temperature range for the whole process.
The brewing basket allows the user to adjust how fast the coffee flows into the thermal carafe. The hot plate is also engineered with the separate and independent element that rolls heat into the coffee which allows for an even taste from the first cup. From the design angle, these brewers bring sharp angles and negative space. Both Technivorm Moccamaster coffee machines are quite easy on the eyes.
At the base of the rectangular base is a tall trim tower with a trapezoidal water tank. At the right of the enclosure is a plastic funnel that accommodates type 4 paper filters. The brew basket is on a thin black plastic setting for both devices, and this makes it seem that the filter is actually floating above the tall steel thermal carafe.
For both, the funneled lip of the carafe allows one to pour the brew in any direction, be it straight on, sideways or at an angle. The coffee pot can rest on a plastic pad and is within a curved socket.
In order for the brewing to commence, the button ought to be pressed along with the on/off switch. This is to avoid the scenario of scaling coffee coming from the machine when the carafe is not there.
Both of these models come with similar specs when it comes to the hot plate elements and temperatures for the brews. Auto shut off is there for both after a similar duration which prevents the coffee from being burned. If the water tank is empty upon startup, then a float switch is present that prevents the water heater from engaging so only the hot plate will be on.
How it works
Technivorm Moccamaster 59616
There is an auto drip brew basket that has a glass carafe. The coffee maker brews a full carafe in a time of six minutes at a consistent temperature. The carafe is made from a thin plastic and light glass. In fact, it might prompt the user to use it delicately since it looks like it can break if used roughly. The carafe has a detachable lid and there is also one for the water reservoir. The coffee marker can ground the basket and the separate lid. It is also approved by the SCAE, SCAA, and the ECBC.
Technivorm Moccamaster 59691
There is a manual drip stop brew basket with a glass carafe and it brews for a full or half a carafe within a period of 4 to 6 minutes. The carafe in this one is a bit small compared to the conventional style so there is less coffee in the bottom of the carafe and the glass being a bit thin contributes to burning. The hot plate tries to make the coffee hot but exceeds its mandate because the last cups are a bit too hot.
Conclusion: It would seem this present a difference between the two coffee machines. The first version, which is the Moccamaster 59616 presents an auto drip basket, while the 59691has a manual drip basket with the glass carafe. The other difference is it has accommodations for smaller carafe capacity as it can brew for a full or half carafe in a time of 4 to 6 minutes. Both come available with a capacity of 10 cups.
Moccamaster 59691 vs 59616: Conclusion
Thus far both of the models have similar characteristics as concerns the features on the hot plate elements. They also have similar designations for the amount of time they brew the coffee and the temperature ranges. They both have pulse action and auto shut off. There seems to be a difference though in capacity for the carafe capability and the drip stop brew basket.
Now both have been commended in the reviews but there are complaints concerning the carafes themselves and their size. This concerns the small nature of the carafe and the flimsy nature of the glass. The other thing is the manual plastic switch on the filter part for the 59691 can turn the flow of coffee off or slow it. It is easy though to forget and leave it open. Overall both products have top of the range features and make for great market additions.