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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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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||Polished Silver||Silver||Polished Silver||Matte 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||12.2 x 7.1 x 16.1 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|
|Item Weight||6.26 lbs||6.26 lbs||6.73 lbs||6.26 lbs||6.5 lbs||6.73 lbs|
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, 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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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.
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...?)
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