The Technivorm Moccamaster KBG741 is the darling of the drip coffee world. It has a little something to impress everyone. Glass carafe, warming plate with separate control switch and it is one of the few auto-drip coffee makers certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America to brew at optimal temperatures. Technivorm coffee makers are made with quality in the Netherlands.
Features & Functionality of the Technivorm Moccamaster KBG741
- Brewing Temperature - Brewing temperature between 198-205°F and holding temperature between 176-185°F meeting the requirements of the ECBC/SCAE/SCAA
- State of the Art Brewing - 9-hole spray head wets the grounds in the filter basket during the brew process. Brew cycle completes in five to six minutes.
- Heavy Duty Boiler - Durable copper element with dual safety guard
- Easy Filter Options - Can be used with a reusable Swiss Gold cone filter or can use disposable paper filters
- Water Level and Scale Indicators - The Moccamaster KBG741 includes a scale indicator and easy to ready water level container
|Ease of Use||5|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||5|
|Overall Value for the Money||5|
|Reservoir Size||40 ounces|
|Max/Min Ounces per Pot||40 ounces maximum|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||5 minutes|
|Available Carafe Styles||Glass|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
Doug Apr 6, 2012
175 degrees on 3/4 circle setting
185 degrees on full circle setting
I myself use the lower setting. I have found that the important thing is the coffee is brewed and correct temperature (200), not that it be that temp when I drink it.
Chad Apr 7, 2012
Deborah Apr 8, 2012
My answer is yes, but I really only make enough for one person, and so I don't usually have coffee sitting too long. Overall, I love the Moccamaster.
Lon Apr 7, 2012
I've had no such trouble using the machine for two years. I am using coffee beans from Mayorga (local roaster in Rockville, MD), Starbucks or coffee beans from Costco. I use a burr grinder and then make fresh coffee using about a tbs per cup. It always turns out very good. The coffeemaker makes such good coffee because it heats the water to a very high temp and does it quickly. Perhaps your maker heats up the water too much? When the coffee is done you should be able to drink it right away (it will be hot!), but it should not burn you. If it does, there may be a problem with the thermostat. Perhaps give it a try with freshly ground high quality coffee, if that does not work, have the machine evaluated for its brewing temp. A friend and I have had this machine (in separate households) for a few years now, and we both enjoy the coffee it makes.
Hope this helps,
Doug B (fiance of Evangeline T) Dec 5, 2013
I compared it to 3 other scoops I have and this one does hold more coffe in it.
Cheers! Oct 8, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker
|What it Covers:||
Technivorm coffee makers
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Technivorm USA|
|Warranty Contact Information:||email@example.com|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||No|
|Can SCG Repair?||No|
Caring for your Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Maker
For detailed care instructions, please refer to your machine's user manual. We recommend that you also incorporate the following into your cleaning routine:
- Descale every 2 - 3 months. We recommend using Dezcal or Cleancaf for descaling
- Clean the water tank and lid regularly
- Soap out the inside of the kettle and brew basket on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove an coffee stains or residue.
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So far love our new MoccamasterReview by DJ & Bo
Price Value Quality
We received our Moccamaster a couple of days ago and a small piece was broken off on the brew basket. Seattle Coffee Gear was very prompt in handling the issue and has already shipped a replacement. So we went ahead and brewed our first pot of coffee as all still worked. So far we love it. Very easy to use and fast. The water dispenser is a big selling point as no more looking into the small chamber to see if the water level is correct. We drink very strong coffee and we are finding we are getting better tasting coffee with using less coffee so in the end it will probably pay for the premium price.
(Posted on 12/1/13)
Great coffee - poor carafe handleReview by David
Price Value Quality
I love the elegant simplicity of this machine and it does make great coffee. The carafe handle on this KBG model is not very comfortable. I opted for the KBG model because I wanted the Auto Drip-Stop feature. In hindsight, I would choose a KB model which appears to have a more functional carafe handle.
(Posted on 11/19/13)
Heavy duty heat plateReview by Blzr
Value Quality Price
This is my 2nd. time using this machine. You do have to have the correct grind per what type of java.
Big let down is there is no flow control on the model I purchased.
But that must cost more, not sure?
Then again I never had that feature before so I do not miss it, I hope?
(Posted on 10/8/13)
Not for everyoneReview by Sac
Price Value Quality
This is a great quality hand made Dutch coffee maker. Its expensive by drip maker standards and does put out a great cup of joe, but its not for everyone. To get the "golden" cup out of this machine takes a lot more work than the maker I replaced when buying the moccamaster.
This is not a set and forget type experience, its hands on and if you are into that you will like this machine a lot. If you are not willing to play around with your grind everytime you get different beans, and mess with the flow rate by letting some of the water flow into the grinds before you add the carafe, this is probably not the unit for you.
The first week I was making the most bitter tasting coffee using this machine. Fresh ground beans I loved in my old Cuisinart drip machine now tasted un-drinkable using the Moccamaster.
I wanted to make this work and get the golden cup I read could come from brewing at the right temp. I worked on it for a while and now am enjoying what I get almost everytime!
I found that the moccamaster needs a different grind than I was using before because the thing about having the water at 200 degrees is it brings out a lot of flavors/components of coffee you don't get in a brew at 150 degrees (the difference between the two machines using a candy thermometer). The more oily the beans, the finer the grind I had to use to avoid bitter coffee. On a rocky rancillo I was moving between 40 and 30 depending on the bean, 30-35 for oily PTs John Brown or Peets major d, 40 for PTs Blue Batak. You want the consistency of corn meal for drip and light roasts, a bit finer for oily dark roasts.
I tried using a gold tone reusable filter I used in the Cuisinart a few times when first trying out the machine. I found that with the hotter water and design of the mochamaster, the coffee needed a specific contact time with the water and the gold filter let the brew out too fast. Using the paper filters as instructed is probably a requirement with this machine for consistent results. I found that to get it just right I needed to wet down the paper filter, then add the ground coffee to it to get the right flow rate.
I don't make a full pot of coffee everytime I use this machine. In fact I usually make less than half of one pot for my own morning consumption. It seems that you get a bitter cup when making a smaller batch of coffee if the grounds don't get a good minute of soaking in the water before adding the carafe. I fill the maker up to the 4 mark and let it fill the filter basket until it reads 2, then put the carafe on letting the brew flow out. This ensure the grounds sit in hot water for a while giving proper contact time. This prevents the need to stir the grounds which I think adds bitterness, and gives me the flavor I like.
I was not able to get a good tasting cup of coffee out of the machine using the recommended one scoop per 2 cups of water for most of the beans I tested. When I fill the unit to 4, I usually add 3-3.5 scoops to get a rich cup. This depends on the beans and I have had good results with between 1.5-2 scoops per cup.
I also found that not using the splash guard cover over the brew basket has resulted in a less bitter brew. It may be lowering the brewing temp as a result, but frankly all I want is a good cup of joe, I don't care what temp its actually brewing at.
Finally, being a European maker, they dont use our 8 oz cup size. This machine creates about 8 US cups even though its labeled 10 servings. I think the EU cup size is about 4.2 ozs, so just be ready that the output when full is less than a typical US coffee maker labeled 12 cups. To get the unit to the 4 mark, it takes 2 US cups of water (16 oz).
I like the speed in which this unit boils water and starts spitting it out. I like the looks and size of this unit. I love the simplicity of just two switches, a shower arm and brew basket. I really appreciate the glass and copper innards of this machine, but wish the brew basket was not plastic(you can replace with a ceramic one cup if you find the right base). I do appreciate the BPA free designation of the plastic however. The tube inside the carafe is weird, and seemingly useless but it does make it distinctive and its part of owning a Technivorm.
At the end of the day, Im a coffee geek, so I like this machine because its weird, most people don't have one, and it has all the science behind it to create the golden cup. Its a pain to use compared to the standard drip machine, but puts out a superior product if you are willing to figure out what it takes to make your output just right. It takes longer to use, clean and perfect than any other maker I have used. If you are into this extra work, then buy this machine, you wont be disappointed with its quality. If you are into easy, keep shopping, this is not the machine you are looking for!!
(Posted on 8/28/13)
BEST of Them AllReview by SoCalGal
Value Quality Price
I had a Capresso for over 20 years and wanted the same (or better) quality and I finally found it with the classic Technivorm Moccamaster! It is simple and easy to use. It makes a pot in about 5 minutes - it is super fast. Finally, my coffee no longer has that "muddy" flavor. I use filtered water, so it is the machine that is doing the job. The copper tubing does a fine job of warming it and it is a pleasure. If you're careful, you do not need to remove the spray bar, which is something I was concerned with since it is plastic and really, should have been metal, which is why I rated the quality at 4 stars. SeattleCoffeeGear has the best deal and they ship quickly, too. It has auto shut-off after 2 hours and it has brew-interrupt too - both of which are what I look for as must-have gadgets. If you want great coffee from a well made machine and do not need tons of bells and whistles, this is IT!
(Posted on 8/29/12)
Coffee Tastes Truly Amazing!Review by Jen, The Working Mommy
Quality Value Price
I don't give out 5 Star Ratings very often, but this definitely gets 5 start even though I would add a couple things.
We have had a Cuisinart for a couple years and it has been pretty good. After reading reviews on the Technivorm, we decided to try it as an Anniversary Present to ourselves. WOW!!! The first cup of coffee was the smoothest I have ever tasted. There truly is a difference!
CONS: The main con is we are used to a 12 cup coffee pot, most places that sold the Technivorm (Williams Sonoma for example) only sell the 8 cup. We only wanted the glass container. The Silver Thermos was bigger, but I like the visual on how much coffee is left. We ordered from Seattle Coffee Gear and they were great, plus we were able to find a promo coupon.
No clock or Automatic Timer, which we were used to with our Cuisinart, but we are surviving!
If you are a true coffee drinker, this is worth every penny! I look at it as cost per use, and we use it everyday...
Quick Brewing, Quiet, Easy To Clean, Great Taste, Easy To Use, Auto shut off
Small Water Container, No Clock or Timer
(Posted on 6/1/12)
HeadlineReview by Nickname
(Posted on 6/1/12)
Excellent Brewing W/ Average QualityReview by Elroy
Quality Value Price
There is no question that the Moccamaster coffee maker makes excellent coffee, we all agree with that. The problem I have (and as has been expressed by others here), is the obvious cost cutting that Technivorm has done on these models. The filter holder should be stainless steel for one. I hate to think that the plastic filter holder leeches BPAs- especially due to the fact that 200 deg. water is run across it! For nearly [$] I don't think it is unrealistic to expect a stainless steel filter basket. This Technivorm that I bought from Seattle Coffee Gear replaced a Kithenaid Pro Line semi-commercial quality cofffee maker. The Kitchenaid was of all metal construction, had a stainless steel filter basket and retailed for about the same as the Technivorm. If Technivorm would up the quality to at least equal that of the Kitchenaid Pro Line and give it at least a 10 year warranty, THEN they would have THE absolute BEST coffee maker in the world! They could still offer the cheaper version but introduce a Rolls Royce of coffee makers for hard core coffee lovers like me who will spend money for QUALITY that lasts! Another thought is that maybe Technivorm could offer an aftermarket "upgrade" stainless steel filter holder assembly that we could buy for our existing Technivorm coffee makers. Anybody listening at Technivorm?
Great Taste, Easy To Use
Cheap plastic parts
(Posted on 10/4/11)
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