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Moccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe, Red Metallic
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- Every Moccamaster Coffee Brewer is handmade and individually tested in the Netherlands using only quality European materials
- 5-year, industry leading warranty
- A unique copper boiling element ensures water will always be in the correct temperature range (196-205 F) for the entire brewing process; this is essential for proper coffee extraction.
- Brews a full carafe in 6 minutes.
- 100% recyclable, from the packaging material to the brewer itself.
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Enjoy your journey, one perfect cup at a time with the Moccamaster Coffee Brewer
Quality Requirements of ECBC
All our coffee brewers meet the strict guidelines of the ‘European Coffee Brewer Centre’. These requirements are related to coffee brewing temperature, coffee-water saturation time and coffee holding temperature. A quote from ECBC encapsulates their guiding principle well: 'There’s no use buying a premium coffee only to destroy the results with an underperforming coffee brewer'.
It's the only thing we make - coffeemakers
Technivorm manufacturers only authentic Moccamaster coffee brewers and grinders made with the highest quality parts available today. Our philosophy has always been to produce long lasting, reliable, energy efficient, and recyclable products.
All Moccamaster coffeemakers vary in options including separate elements for brewing and holding, volume capacity, brew-basket options, thermal or glass carafe, and housing style. In addition you are free to buy a varied choice of fresh roasted coffee - no pods or proprietary cups.
This should be the last coffee brewer you will ever buy, one that should last your lifetime, when cleaned and descaled properly. Since It's the first thing you look forward to in the morning, why not make it the best it can be.
Available in 13 color and finish options
KBG Coffee Maker
All Moccamaster brewers are handmade and individually tested in the heart of the Netherlands and include a 5-year Limited Warranty* (valid only when purchased from an Authorized Retailer) with a repair service center in the USA, are certified by the ECBC, SCAA and SCAE, are simple to operate, and are fully recyclable at the end of its long life. All plastics are BPA /BPS free and each brewer contains removable parts for cleaning, long-term maintenance and replacement of parts. The brewer housing is of high-quality durable metal, available in varied finishes. Other features of the Moccamaster KBG coffee brewer include:
- Brewing pulse action creates a perfect coffee bloom during extraction process
- Cone-shaped, auto drip-stop brew-basket is designed for optimal coffee-water contact time
- Precise coffee-water saturation time for a full brew-cycle in just 4-6 minutes
- Clear water reservoir allows for brew-process viewing
- 1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)
- 120V/1475 Watts
- *For more information you can contact the official customer service or visit the official website.
|Volume||1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)||1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)||1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)||1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)||1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)||1.25L (10-cup/ 40oz)|
|Brewer Housing||Rectangular Polished Silver, Black||Rectangular Polished Silver||Rectangular Polished Silver, Red, Pink, Green, Orange, Blue, Grape, Yellow, Black, Grey, Satin, White||Rectangular Brushed Silver||Cylindrical Polished Silver||Rectangular Matte Silver|
|Brew Basket||Manual-adjust drip-stop||Auto drip-stop||Auto drip-stop||Manual-adjust drip-stop||Auto drip-stop||No drip-stop|
|Auto Off||Copper boiling element auto-off after brew cycle||Copper boiling element auto-off after brew cycle||Power switch auto-off at 100 minutes||Power switch auto-off at 100 minutes||Copper boiling element auto-off after brew cycle||Power switch auto-off at 100 minutes|
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|Color||Red Metallic||Stainless Steel||Brushed Silver||Polished Silver||Matte Silver||Polished Silver|
|Item Dimensions||13.39 x 6.69 x 14.17 in||6.8 x 12.4 x 12.2 in||13.39 x 6.69 x 14.17 in||12.2 x 7.1 x 15.4 in||13.39 x 6.69 x 12.6 in||12.2 x 7.1 x 16.1 in|
|Item Weight||6.26 lbs||6.13 lbs||6.26 lbs||6.5 lbs||6.26 lbs||6.73 lbs|
|Material Type||Aluminum||Stainless Steel||Aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum|
Technivorm Moccamaster is a manufacturer of premium quality coffee brewers and grinders. All Technivorm products are handmade in the heart of the Netherlands, and certified by the specialty coffee associations of America and Europe (SCAA/SCAE) and granted the European coffee brewing center's (ECBC) seal of approval meeting their strict "golden cup" quality guidelines. The philosophy of Technivorm Moccamaster's inventor, Gerard c. Smit - to produce long-lasting, reliable, energy efficient, and recyclable products - has guided the hand-made production of every Technivorm Moccamaster, for the past 50 years, offering a sustainable choice! Technivorm Moccamaster is backed by a 5-year warranty (valid only when purchased from an authorized retailer), a knowledgeable customer service and repair technicians team, manufactured with the highest quality parts available today, and of course, where plastic is used, it's BPA free! this should be the last coffee brewer you'll ever buy, one that should last your lifetime, when cleaned and descaled properly. You may ask - "what's important when searching for that complex, clean, crisp, fully infused, flavorful cup of coffee"? certainly coffee quality, grind and formula play an important role, as does the fresh water quality, but ultimately, it's the brewing method that plays the all-important final role!
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Our old Braun (made in Germany), auto drip coffeemaker finally died after 30! years... and so began the search for a replacement. I usually prefer to take the time to make coffee with press pot, vac pot, or Eva Solo - all of which can produce great tasting coffee from fresh-ground good quality beans. My wife, however, has an early commute and prefers the convenience of auto drip. Amazingly, the Technivorm is an auto drip machine which makes great tasting coffee every bit comparable to the manual methods.
We considered the Bonavita, which, like the Technivorm, appears to be the only other machine tested/certified for ("really does make all the difference") brewing temperature consistency. Initially, the Bonavita seemed to have a bit smaller/better shaped countertop footprint and was around $100 less expensive, while the Technivorm appeared to be a bit clunky to use with all the must-move-or-remove separate parts (water reservoir cover, filter basket, basket top, drip arm).
For us, what clinched the deal clearly in favor of Technivorm is their use of copper (just like the pipes in most homes) heating element vs. aluminum in the case of the Bonavita. Having ditched our aluminum cookware years ago, in favor of healthier stainless steel, we did not want to make coffee multiple times a day using a machine with an aluminum thermoblock... particularly given that some water remains in the system between uses in the case of both machines.
Other choices - which Technivorm?
1) Glass pot vs. Thermal Carafe -
We prefer the "how much coffee is left" visual convenience and ease of cleaning with the glass pot Technivorm. The purists will warn about continued-cooking effects of the hot plate/glass pot system vs. thermal carafe... however as other reviewers note, the "10 cup" pot is a smallish European-sized, so we rarely have much coffee sitting on the hot plate for long. Plus, it is nice for the last cup to be hot rather than merely warm (note that to minimize additional cooking of the coffee, you can adjust the hot plate wattage high/low with the rightmost switch... we leave ours on low and it keeps the pot-minus-first-cup-or-two plenty hot.)
Also note that the thermal carafe system has an interlock switch, requiring that the carafe must be tight up against the coffee machine for it to brew... this seemed a bit over the top, running the risk of early morning surprise, as in ...OMG no coffee! who bumped the carafe?
2) Newer "Automatic No-Drip" vs. Prior "Drip Switch" Filter Basket -
If you've dug into the online research you may have noticed that some of the Technivorm pictures show a 3 position lever on a filter basket with round base, while others show a filter basket with a rectangular base and no lever. As far as we could tell you can still buy both versions.
The theory behind the lever (which has positions to turn the drip off, halfway, or full flow) is that you leave the drip off for a minute to fill the filter basket with water and thereby completely saturate the coffee grounds, then flip it to halfway if brewing a small amount of coffee, or to full if brewing a whole pot. You can also flip the lever to off when you want a cup of coffee before brewing has finished. The other, newer filter basket is like a conventional coffee machine... with an automatic mechanism to stop the drip flow when you pull the coffee pot out.
Not wanting to mess around with turning the drip off and on (...OMG no coffee! who forgot to flip the lever? or worse... why is there coffee overflowing everywhere!), we chose to get the newer rectangular filter basket version and give up the theoretical advantages of saturating the grounds or optimizing half-a-pot flow rates. We're really glad we went this way... in practice the machine operates so fast that very little coffee drips through to the pot before the grounds are saturated, and given the small European pot size, it will be a rare event for us to make a half pot (most American households will probably make a couple of pots each morning.)
So far, after brewing many dozens of pots, we have only a few minor cautionary observations -
(A) seems advisable to load the filter and coffee into the filter basket by first removing the basket from its cantilevered plastic perch over the pot... to avoid pressing down on the perch and perhaps breaking it. This is no big deal, but does require paying a bit of attention when you put the filter basket back on, as it needs to match up with a couple of hooks at the inner end.
(B) the Technivorm is not the most guest-friendly coffeemaker... you will need to briefly show the "Mr. Coffee" folks how to use it and familiarize them with some of the nuances (like the filter basket hooks)... but this can actually be entertaining, as watching the swirling bubbles/water (that almost immediately rise up through the clear water tube) is surprisingly mesmerizing to the pre-coffee'd mind in the morning.
(C) being handbuilt in Europe (if you search the 3rd party reviews you can actually find an online video of the factory showing careful Dutch people hard at work making your machine) the Technivorm has one mostly-charming quirk... typical countertop appliances these days have a short power cord and/or under-machine storage spool for excess length... not so with Techivorm. This baby comes with a longish power cord, seemingly thick enough to handle, say... your stove or a plug-in hybrid car. So, you will need a bit of room behind the machine for the cord. But the good news here, is that the sideways layout of the machine gives it an equally unusual small front to back depth, so there is room for the mother of all power cords.
Overall, the Technivorm indeed seems to be the best auto drip coffee maker that you can buy in the USA - if you ever taste the difference between a typical coffeemaker and one that consistently holds the critical just-beneath-boiling temperature, you may not be able to go back. Assuming good beans, controlled/sufficiently high temperature is the key to great coffee... it's not rocket science but only Technivorm and Bonavita do it, as far as I can tell from reading a lot of third party reviews.
Parting thought... first thing in the morning, it's actually wonderfully refreshing to use a machine that is elegantly mechanical in that old-school form-follows-function way, and that has just two simple switches, on/off and high/low ...with... wait for it... simple red lights! to show if they're on ...and NOTHING ELSE.
All in all, this is a stark contrast to "interacting" with a microprocessor-controlled, back-lit LCD displayed, high knobs-to-dollar ratio, fourteen function, how-DO-I-set-the-time, yet-another computing device thingy - all before your first cup of coffee ;-)
(but... what if Siri could make great coffee...?)
For those of you who decide to take the plunge, I would recommend using a descaling powder periodically to eliminate mineral deposits (Urnex Dezcal Coffee and Espresso Machine Descaling Powder 1oz 12 Packets). Also, these are excellent filters that will fit the Moccamaster (Filtropa White Paper Coffee Filters #4 - 200 Count).
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