Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew Review

Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew
Overall Rating
85
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
86
Durability (20%)
87
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
82
The Bottom Line
A solid mid-range drip coffee maker with a few handy features like the Maximum Aroma setting on smaller 3-5 cup brew size, the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew is one of Capresso's best. But we wouldn't exactly call it "rapid."
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Key Features of the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew

Key Features of Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew

  • Volume: 10 cups (50 oz)
  • Carafe: Stainless steel vacuum thermal
  • Display: Illuminated LCD display
  • Auto-Off: After brewing
  • Grinder: None
  • Weight: 8.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 8.6″W x 9.1″D x 14.1″H
  • Wattage: 1200

Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew Overview

Like the name clearly states, the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew Coffee Maker will pump out 10 cups (50 oz) of coffee in a good-not-great 7 minutes.

Compared to other Capresso coffee makers, the Rapid Brew uses an expanded shower head to dump hot water onto the grounds more quickly.

This also helps correct for under-extraction, which plagues other lower-priced Capresso drip coffee makers due to inconsistent and inefficient wetting of the grounds. The Rapid Brew’s larger shower head alleviates this problem and actually achieves better extraction more quickly.

The downside of the quicker brew process? This thing is LOUD.

The Rapid Brew advertises a Maximum Aroma feature, which supposedly improves your coffee’s aroma and is only available on the smaller 3-5 cup brew sizes. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t notice much of a difference. It’s a nice concept but it seems like an unnecessary feature.

I also have some concerns about the quality and durability of this machine, at least compared to other brewers in its price range.

Pros
  • 50 oz water reservoir is removable
  • Solid brew time (7 min for 10 cups)
  • Drip stop included to pour off your first cup while it’s brewing
  • Programmable 24-hour Auto-On
Cons
  • Maximum Aroma feature on 3-5 cup brews seems superfluous
  • Very noisy
  • Setting the clock can be tedious

Is the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew for you?

Is Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew for you?

The Capresso Rapid Brew improves on the biggest drawback to Capresso coffee makers: below average extraction.

The price you pay for that is a higher cost and a noisier unit.

For less money I’d rather the BUNN Speed Brew, Id rather buy the BUNN Speed Brew, which offers better extraction in half the time for about the same price.

Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew!

Check out Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew!

Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew
A solid mid-range drip coffee maker with a few handy features like the Maximum Aroma setting on smaller 3-5 cup brew size, the Capresso MT900 Rapid Brew is one of Capresso's best. But we wouldn't exactly call it "rapid."

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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