Which Automatic Brewer is correct for you?

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Which Automatic Brewer is correct for you?

Suppose you considering putting down a big chunk of change to elevate your home coffee experience. In that case, you need to know which brewer from our offering of the Ratio Six, Ratio Eight and Technivorm KBVG has the correct features and brews a flavour profile that is best for you.

Automatic Brewers fall into the category of percolation. There is only one extraction type of automatic brewer on the market, and it uses percolation. Percolation is best defined as coffee where water flows through a bed of ground coffee with the reaction of water and coffee, resulting in extraction and the final output of liquid brew coffee leaving the filter bed.

Afterwards, two different types of baskets make up our offerings. We are going to reference three kinds of automatic Brewers.; Semi cone basket ( Moccamaster ), Flat bottom Basket ( Ratio Six) and the True Cone Basket (Ratio Eight).

Ratio Eight

Ratio Eight uses a cone-style basket where the coffee is funnelled down, and as water extracts, the resulting coffee exits through a more refined point of the cone. The Ratio Eight emulates the famed manual pour-over design of the Chemex but does so with a pre-programmed electric cycle. Designed with consistency in mind, the ratio eight has a very consistent temperature and utilizes a bloom cycle to maximize flavour in the early stage of the extraction. Using agitation in the bloom cycle significantly improves your extractions by almost 5% and is highly recommended.

Features of the Ratio Eight:

  • Cantilevered top and base made of aerospace-grade die-cast aluminum with a satin metallic finish. Handblown borosilicate glass internal supply lines
  • Handblown borosilicate glass internal supply lines
  • Solid wood arm trim
  • Stainless steel shower head for even water distribution
  • Powerful 1400-watt/110 or 110-volt heating element
  • The automated pre-wet Bloom cycle
  • One button to start your bloom and brew process
  • Heavyweight Die-Cast stamped Aluminum
  • Laboratory gradehandblownn borosilicate glass water lines
  • Glass water tank
  • The filter holder is a flat bottom basket that uses paper filters such as #2 flat bottom
  • Brews up to 1200ml (8- 5oz cups)
  • 5-year warranty
  • Six optional colours; Black / Walnut, White / Parawood, Silver/ Parawood, Black/ Ebony Wood, White / Walnut, Silver / Walnut
  • Designed and Built in Portland, Oregon

What's Included:

  • Ratio Eight Coffee Maker
  • Ratio Eight Glass Carafe
  • Heat Lid
  • Ratio Microfiber Towel
  • 4 Chemex Paper Filters -
  • Operation guide
  • Removable power cord

Technivorm Moccamaster

Where Ratio Eight is a very pronounced cone shape in the basket, the Technivorm Moccamaster utilizes a semi-cone shape basket that is less pronounced but distinctly angled towards the bottom where the coffee extraction accumulates. The best example of this Automatic brewer would be the Moccamaster KBGV. With this brewer, extraction times vary between 4-4.5 minutes. The Moccamaster KBGV Select makes it easy to brew either a half or full carafe – the selector switch allows you to choose the amount you prefer. It features a glass carafe and an automatic drip-stop brew basket that stops the flow of coffee when the carafe is removed. The KBGV Select brews a full 1.2 L (40 oz) carafe of coffee in four to six minutes; after brewing, the coffee is kept warm on a unique hot plate. The hot plate's independent heating element ensures that your coffee is held at the perfect temperature, no matter what amount you've brewed. All Moccamaster Coffee Brewers are handmade in the Netherlands and backed by an industry-leading 5-year warranty.

Features of the Moccamaster KBGV:

  • Auto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe
  • Brew-Volume Selector switch for brewing half or full carafes
  • Easy to operate with a quiet brewing process that produces a full carafe in just 4-6 minutes
  • Unique, copper boiling element rapidly heats water to control brewing temperature between 196º to 205º F – the correct temperature for maximum extraction of coffee solubles, then automatically switches off when the water reservoir is empty.
  • Pre-immersion drip-style system ensures the perfect coffee bloom, produced by an ultra-precise, natural pulse action.
  • Ideal water saturation time to maximize coffee complexity, flavour and aroma – Achieved thru a cone-shaped brew-basket design that regulates a 4 to 6-minute steep. The glass carafe maintains coffee quality, integrity, and taste on a unique, independent hot-plate element engineered to hold coffee temperature between 175°–185° F for 100 minutes and then automatically shut off.
  • Made with durable metal housings and BPA/BPS/BPF & Phthalate free plastics
  • Removable parts essential for long-term maintenance and replacement

Ratio Six

Flat-bottom basket brewers like the RATIO SIX accumulate water on an even layer of ground coffee, eventually making its way down to a uniform extraction. As you may anticipate, coffee extraction in this manner will gently yield a more consistent style of coffee and a more balanced cup. This depends on many factors, including agitation, grind size, and total contact time with which the coffee and water are in union. On flatbed basket Brewers, there's a risk that coffee can be under-extracted if any of these factors need to be correctly calibrated. This is because the suspension of the water in the process is less impeded in contrast to cone ( and semi-cone) shaped electric brewers that utilize the funnel shape to improve the water flow rate in the extraction. To maximize agitation and prepare the coffee bad for optimum extraction, the ratio six utilizes a pulse brewing phase for 30 seconds and approx 3 g Water and :1 g Coffee.

It's not uncommon to see cone and semi-cone filter brewers use a finer grind than a flat-bottom brewer. We typically see cone filter grinders extract a heavier brew but not necessarily a more balanced cup of coffee. To achieve optimum extraction, flat-bottom basket brewers require all brewing parameters to be well-balanced. Cone basket brewers are known to have deeper extraction but tend to over-extract due to their funnel design. Astringency can be typical in cone-shaped filter brewers.

Features of the Ratio Six:

  • The Ratio Six coffee is made of heavy-weight-precision stamped stainless steel in 3 colours
  • Laboratory-grade handblown borosilicate glass water lines
  • Large brew dispersion screen that covers 50 % of the brew basket coffee bed.
  • BPA-free copolymer tank with water markings from 2 to 8 cups, with accuracy to within 1 ounce. The tank holds 1.3 litres of water at the full mark.
  • Optional and cleverly designed heat shield traps heat during the brewing process, increasing the extraction of your coffee and producing a scorching cup of coffee at 93.5°C.
  • The filter holder is a flat bottom basket that uses paper filters such as #2 flat bottom
  • Brews up to 1200ml (8- 5oz cups)
  • 5-year warranty
  • Three optional colours; Black, White, and Silver
  • Designed in Portland, Oregon

What's Included:

  • Ratio Six Coffee Maker
  • Ratio Six Thermal Carafe + Filter
  • Basket
  • Lid for Filter Basket with Heat Shield
  • Catcher for Filter Basket
  • Ratio Microfiber Towel
  • Basket Paper Filters - 4 sample filters
  • Operation guide
  • Removable power cord

By virtue of design, these 3 Automatic Brewer styles extract different coffee batches given different preset parameters. As a result, these brewers will be different, depending on the brewing method chosen. If you want something accentuating acidity in your cup, then a Ratio of Eight will be the best choice, and a Ratio of Six for the same coffee will yield more sweetness. The Moccamaster will be right in the middle.


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