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- Auto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe
- Simple to operate and quiet brewing process that brews a full carafe in just 6 minutes
- Unique, copper boiling element rapidly heats water to control brewing temperature between 196 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit which is important for coffee soluble extraction, then automatically switches off when the water reservoir is empty
- Made with durable metal housings and BPA/BPS/BPF & Phthalate free plastics
- The glass carafe maintains coffee quality, integrity and taste on a unique, independent hot-plate element engineered to hold coffee temperature between 175 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit for a maximum 100 minutes and then automatically shuts off
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From the manufacturer
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||Copper||Brushed Silver||Matte Silver||Polished Silver||Polished Silver||Polished Silver|
|Item Dimensions||13.39 x 6.69 x 14.17 in||13.39 x 6.69 x 14.17 in||13.39 x 6.69 x 12.6 in||12.2 x 7.1 x 15.4 in||12.2 x 7.1 x 16.1 in||12.2 x 7.1 x 16.1 in|
|Item Weight||6.26 lbs||6.26 lbs||6.26 lbs||6.5 lbs||6.73 lbs||6.73 lbs|
"The Moccamaster KBG model features a glass carafe and an automatic drip-stop brew-basket that stops the flow of coffee if the carafe is pulled away. The KBG brews a full 40oz pot of coffee in six minutes. Coffee is then held on our unique hot-plate; which is engineered with a separate, independent element that rolls heat into the coffee to ensure an even taste from the first cup to the last drop. The hot-plate has two settings, giving you the choice to hold your coffee between 175° and 185° F, while never burning your coffee. After 100 minutes, the hot-plate will automatically turn-off. All Moccamaster Coffee Brewers are handmade in the Netherlands and backed by an industry leading 5-year warranty. "
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I've wanted a Moccamaster since I first saw one and tasted the coffee it makes while a college student, way back in the 1980s. Owning one at the time was impractical and unattainable, so I moved on. Over the intervening thirty years, I've always lingered enviously over the store displays whenever I encountered them, but never made the plunge—the machine was just too expensive. That being said, I've owned the best coffee makers from Braun, Krups, Kitchen Aid, and Breville, all of which made decent coffee. In fact, the Breville made great coffee, although its cost was dangerously close the the Technivorm's. That machine was the no-longer-available Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single-Cup Coffee Brewer—the only Keurig system coffee maker the brewed hot enough for decent extraction. That machine lasted eight years, but finally shorted out due to perforation of the boiler element because of it's aluminum construction.
WHAT DID I CONSIDER?
I researched and considered buying two machines other than the Moccamaster: one from Breville, the Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control, Silver, and one from Behmor: Behmor Connected Temperature Control Coffee Maker. Both of these machines should make very good coffee, but I ultimately decided on the Moccamaster for several reasons, which I'll explain below. If the Moccamaster were't so much better, or not available, I think either of these machines would be a good option, but note that they're still expensive, so the choice was easy.
WHY DID I CHOOSE THE TECHNIVORM MOCCAMASTER?
1. Copper Heating Element—Almost all consumer coffee makers have aluminum heating elements. They will eventually corrode and short-circuit the machine. When this happens, cut the cord off and THROW IT AWAY. This assumes it's been plugged into a GFCI outlet. If it isn't, it will keep working despite the short. You're not only out of compliance with the local electrical code no matter where you live in the United States, but you're playing Russian roulette with your life. A copper element will heat virtually instantaneously, and it will last many years. Copper heating coils are customarily found in better espresso machines, and this quality feature sets the Moccamaster apart from the rest of the field.
2. Replaceable Parts—The Moccamaster has a modular construction which makes most parts user-replaceable. Other parts, such as the copper boiler, switches, etc., will be replaced quickly and at minimal cost by Technivorm's US service facility after the warranty expires. The warranty is five years.
3. Proper Brewing Temperature and Extraction Time—Good coffee require HOT, but not boiling, water. Most coffee makers just don't heat the water enough. The copper element in a Moccamaster heats the water to 196–205º, and has optimal flow-through for the best extraction. This results in coffee that is rich but not overpowering, with a "thick" body and smooth mouthfeel, and no sediment or separation.
4. Optimal Hotplate Temperature and Duration—Coffee should be kept at ±180º. A Moccamaster hot plate can be set to warm at either 175º, or 185º for those who prefer it hot. Every other machine's coffee will taste lukewarm to you after you use this machine. The hotplate switches off after 100 minutes, preventing burned coffee. If you need to warm it up again, just turn the machine on again. When the water tank is empty, a float switch prevents the water heater from engaging, so only the hot plate will come on.
5. Made the Way Things Used to Be Made—Technivorm has made these machines since 1964 with the same solid build quality, by hand, while incorporating improvements in materials and technology over time. The body is heavy-gauge extruded aluminum, and plastic parts are quality cast and attractive, with perfect fit and finish. I agree, in this price range one would expect some of the plastic to be heavier, or possibly the water tank be made of glass, but the plastic is toxin-free and unbreakable. Other parts are glass, rubber, and stainless steel. The heavy, removable, stainless steel showerhead has nine holes, which evenly bathe the grounds with hot water at the optimal rate of flow. Every part of the machine is recyclable, and the packaging is recycled corrugated cardboard, making it a champion of sustainability. The old-fashioned, heavy-duty rocker switches are the only adjustable controls. I'm as avid a technology geek as you can find, but perfect coffee means making it when you want it, which means timers, clocks and other electronic wizardry just shouldn't be part of the equation. Water will lose its oxygen and start going stale within two hours, and coffee will lose vital aroma within thirty minutes of being ground, so setting things up the night before to awaken to the smell of coffee guarantees you a mediocre cup.
In any case, this machine is FAST—faster than you've ever experienced. An entire 10-cup (1.25 liter) pot takes just under five minutes. Enough for a large thermal travel mug (4 cups on the water indicator), takes two minutes. The copper heating element is so oversized and efficient that the water will begin boiling and percolating up the glass tube in about five-ten seconds—you have to see it to believe it. A slick an old-fashioned feature is how the power switch physically rocks back to the off position after 100 minutes rather than the power just being cut off. It also features an orange neon-looking, but I assume LED, power indicator.
It's expensive. But consider that it's made by hand, over-engineered, parts are replaceable, and it's manufactured in the Netherlands by people earning a fair wage. Other machines are manufactured in Chinese, Mexican, or southeast-Asian factories alongside many other brands and models at a low cost with inferior materials. They are then marked up many times because the market will bear the inflated price. This coffee maker not only has superior build quality, but like other American- and European-made goods, the price is dictated by the cost of manufacturing, not excessive markup. I chose the copper finish to treat myself after waiting thirty years, but you can save up to $40 by choosing silver aluminum, and there are many painted and anodized colors available at different price points. The machine has two separate heaters with discreet circuitry, so when the water is done boiling, the coil switches off and the hotplate switches on much more durable and efficient.
HOW DO I MAKE PERFECT COFFEE?
1. Buy Whole Beans—Buy the best you can, from a reputable supplier. Resist the urge to buy your coffee pre-ground unless you're making a lot of it for a large event or party in a coffee urn. Coffee flavor and aroma degrades quickly after grinding.
2. Use A Burr Grinder—A conical burr grinder won't overheat the beans and burn the coffee like a cheap blade grinder will. It will also make the grind uniform, allowing the best and most consistent extraction. My grinder of choice is from Kitchen Aid: KitchenAid KCG0702OB Burr Coffee Grinder, Onyx Black. Mine has been going strong even after over ten years of daily use. Use the "6" setting for a Moccamaster or any other drip coffeemaker.
3. Weight, Not Volume—Just as in baking it's preferable to weigh dry ingredients rather than use measuring cups for the most exact portions, coffee should be weighed. Your chosen grind fineness, humidity, barometric pressure, and other factors make using a spoon very inconsistent. Use 14 grams of whole beans for each 8 ounces of water. This means 7 grams for each cup marking on a Moccamaster, since they use the European standard of 4-oz. cups of coffee. Grind the beans right before you put them in the filter basket.
4. Speaking of Filters…—I was always a firm believer in gold-plated stainless steel mesh filters. They last forever and there's no waste or mess. Technivorm specifically reccomends against them, and so I was skeptical. I bought a good quality #4 mesh filter separately and made two pots, one with the reusable filter and one with a paper filter supplied with the machine. There was no comparison. A paper filter is designed to give the best filtration and optimal steeping time. Buy #4 filters made from bleached white paper. The brown ones give the coffee a taste and aroma overtone faintly reminiscent of cardboard, and the bamboo filters may be sustainable, but they make coffee almost as bad as the metal mesh filters. No need to use Technivorm filters; a box of 100 white Melitta #4 filters will cost you about $3.50 at any grocery store.
5. Measure the Water—Don't use the carafe to pour water into the tank. Use a clean glass or cup or other container. If your tap water is sweet and soft and doesn't smell like chlorine, go ahead and use it. If you have hard water or smell anything when you turn the faucet on, use filtered or bottles water. DO NOT use distilled water. Minerals are necessary for good coffee for taste, aroma, and pH. I live in an area blessed with some of the purest reservoir water in the world, but I use water from my refrigerator dispenser for purity and consistency. Plus, cold water works better than room temperature or warm water. The filtration means better-tasting coffee and longer burner life, with more cycles between descaling.
This machine makes coffee as good as any I have ever had in a fine restaurant or craft coffeehouse. Buy it and enjoy it. Technivorm says a Moccamaster should be the last coffee maker you'll ever buy, and I believe them.
Rereading this review, I've realized that I've practically written a marketing piece. I'd like to make clear that I have no proverbial axe to grind. I'm not affiliated in any way with the manufacturer or any vendor, and I haven't received any sort of compensation from anyone. I waited decades to buy this machine, and I wish I had done it sooner.
probably spent over a thousand dollars-easily-on everything from Mr. Coffee to the aforementioned Cuisinart over the past few years). I guess I've been luck-or so I'd thought. My Cuisinart has been going strong a few years now, minus a few functions that quit working long ago. My how one can come to accept Luke warm underbrewed, caffeine-so called coffee, over time....Not worth it! Live well, now! We'll get to that soon. After recent trip to The Netherlands, I was impressed by so many things about the Dutch, besides their obvious love of life and the good things. Anyway, let's get to quality on a coffeee-maker basis. Keep it simple. Initially after returning, I missed my European coffees (whether The Netherlands, France, Italy or the U.K. Seems anyplace you go (except Starbucks, oh my...) you will find a great cup of coffee unattainable in the good ol' USofA. I initially decided I'd wait till my Cuisinart died, then I'd eventually splurge on a $300 plus drip coffee maker (even though IF your American (Chinese-made) coffee-maker breaks down every year or so there goes $500... Well, I finally said, heck with it. This is just too cool. I sprang for it and bought the thing. Initially, I was a bit put off by what I had heard in reviews and specs of this supposedly, huge "footprint". Well, it's delicate compared to FP of my old Cuisanart (what are you people talking about?). It's simply beautiful. Now let's get to the real thing. COFFEE! My first cup of coffee from my new Moccamaster was as close to being back in Europe as actually being there. No special requirements. Just poured water in and within 5 minutes, full pot (yes a European pot is slightly smaller-not an oversized American pot (enough for four or five people to enjoy fresh coffee immediately). Brewing is complete in 5 minutes tops for a full ten cups. Of course, you can remove anytime while coffee is brewing as has drip stop and pot and hot plate will "Auto shut-off" automatically in 1 1/2 hours. I did something interesting. First I sipped fresh brewed first cup. Hot. I mean super-no-SUPER, hot! Very tasty. So glad I didn't wait for my old Cuisinart to finally give up (I'd be missing out on a lot) taste, temperature, style (who cares about style-it's the quality of the cup that matters)...but this is super nice....anyway, back to my experiment. After enjoying the best cup of coffee since my recent trip to The Netherlands and Venice, I turned off machine immediately (upon pouring first cup) after letting set (totally off) about 30 minutes I poured another cup. Surprisingly Perfect temperature. (Hotter than my "Chinese wonder" at hot plate temp...hmmm? Taste? Unsurpassed! I'm really blown away. Then poured another cup an hour later. Again with hot plate and machine completely off (just for the heck of it). Warm, but still tasty. I'm so glad I didn't wait for my trusty (Chinese-slave labor) Cuisinart to die. It's already been cleaned up and will be given to charity thrift shop. Also, I want to note, most of the so-called extra features on my Cuisinart were broken or did not function at all (so the old Cuisinart had actually been dying a slow death all along). Most functions-auto turn on, small batch settings, etc. all kaput! So it basically warms water and pretends to make coffee for unsuspecting Americans. (I do have to give the Germans credit) the carafe is made in Germany, the rest of this monster is made in China. I truly, did not know what I was misssing....so happy I made the plunge. I guess it took a trip to Europe to realize I am not really drinking coffee. I've been drinking America's "version" of coffee...I highly recommend the Moccamaster KBG741.... Just a couple notes if your new to European design. First, Beautiful! Second, yes the careffe is smaller (this is not a big ugly America pot. Still ample size for a few large mugs of coffee. Perfect size and less than 5 minutes till next pot...It's a Dutch pot (seems slightly more fragile than heartier competitors) but nice feel. No dripage unless you try to pour too fast, other than that comparable to other carafes and plenty of room for a pot of coffee for one to four or five people. It's stylish! A work of art! Solid, heavy duty. Only "plastic" on actual coffee maker is the cold water vessel (internal all copper coil) and what plastic there is-is all very thick. Not cheaply made at all. Note cone is also plastic, but so is every other coffee maker out there (even your $5000. Espresso machines) plastic is not the devil people. The footprint appears more delicate and less of a footprint than my old behemoth, Cuisinart. Initially, this held me back from purchasing, as I heard this MoccaMaster takes up so much counter space. NOT TRUE. I'd say actually much less, than my old monster China made model. Also the MoccaMaster is HANDMADE inThe Netherlands (where cool people live and work) and is not made by Chinese slaves. Comes with a 5 Year Warranty! Best in the business. So happy I made this purchase! NO pretense-just great coffee. I can't wait to find a comparable espresso machine. Maybe next year. I had to get orange in honor of Kings-Day ya know! Love The Netherlands and this company.
UPDATE: I know I was really excited when I first received my MoccaMaster so I thought I'd check back in with a more objective review. Let's face it, hardly anything is perfect; so here's a summation of my experience having used the Moccamaster after a few weeks of daily use.
1) the first few brewing the coffee seemed to have a somewhat "plastic" taste. I was brewing Starbucks Italian, so thought it could just be the beans (although they are generally pretty good). GOOD NEWS! After a few brewings, possibly as many as 14, the coffee all off sudden just seems to remind me of those days in Europe! 😊 Same coffee as used in my old Cuisinart-now- just full flavored. Unbelievable a coffee maker can make such a difference. All of a sudden I realized I was drinking coffee just like I'd savoured in Amsterdam! I was really relieved that the "plastic" taste lasted only a short while. Also, I must admit, I never read the instructions, washed or rinsed the machine before using.
2) the carafe. The Technivorm carafe does seem more fragile than others. The handle and glass seems thinner than it's rivals and while I cannot confirm, perhaps more prone to bumping against something and breaking. Nice thing here is, it's much lighter and elegant than others. Really nice.
3) If you pour too fast, you will get a little dripage (something my Cuisinart never did). That noted. Pouring at a normal rate one experiences absolutely no dripage whatsoever. One of my old "Mr. Coffees" had a terrible dripage problem. You won't find that with the Moccamaster.
4) the plastic tabs...hmmm. I have experienced absolutely no problems with the two little tabs that lock in the cone filter system, however, they look so fragile! I guess no harm, no foul! So as long as I use normally hopefully this won't be a problem and doesn't appear to be at all. Still, I wish these just LOOKED a little more stealth.
5) Cleanabilty. Easy to clean. Almost effortless.
6) Lack of "beeps" and signals! Yep, that's it. The coffee brews perfectly in less than 5 minutes. A perfect cup waiting. Steaming hot! There is no "beep" that lets you know coffe is ready. Alls it takes so is a quick look at the pot. Okay it's full. Happens very quickly. Also remember the pot shuts off after 1 1/2 hours. Again no beep. This is total common sense-plus lets face it don't you already have enough "beeps" in your life? I know I do! There is a light indicator on switch that lets you know it's on and the plug is extra long and heavy duty (which I really like) with. 3 prong grounded plug. Coiled up nicely behind pot since I don't require the length.
After using everyday for the past few weeks, here's my FINAL SCORE:
Design - 9
Functionality - 10
Coffee Infusion - 10
User Friendly - 10
Something I'd be proud of on my countertop? RESOUNDING YES! - 10
Quality of Contruction - 9
Warranty - 10
That's my final word on the Moccamaster KBG 741
Bottom line: I love everything about it. Particularly, the way it brews coffee. Superb!