The Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 741 is an easy-to-use coffee machine due to its one-button feature. It brews 40 ounces of coffee in four to six minutes, which is fast enough to give you your daily dose of caffeine when running short on time.
This has an automatic shutoff feature to give you an economical advantage and peace of mind when left unused for 100 minutes. The Technivorm Moccamaster coffee maker is backed by a long-term 5-year warranty to give you a nudge of assurance.
Let us find out more about the product in this Technivorm Moccamaster review!
Design and Construction
The Technivorm Moccamaster coffee maker sports a unique design that stands out in the room. Its elegant build makes it perfect for modern kitchen designs and as a good conversation starter with guests.
Unlike Krups Grind and Brew KM785D50 and other coffee makers, this does not combine stainless steel and plastic for its build. The construction is made out of premium steel and its case is made out of quality aluminum, making it appear sleeker than other units.
This coffee maker’s build is designed to last for years and its warranty speaks volumes for its durability.
The Moccamaster filter coffee machine KBG 741 is definitely not the biggest coffee maker on the market. However, it is arguably one of the widest units you can buy.
It stands at 6.5 inches tall, 12.8 inches wide, and 14 inches in length. The machine is so nowhere near the size of Krups Grind and Brew KM785D50, but it takes up more space than its counterpart.
Despite its substantial width, it does not have a heavy build, so it is easy to move around in case you want to transfer the machine to a new location in your apartment or office.
As mentioned earlier, the KBG 741 coffee maker is made of premium steel and aluminum, which accounts for its elegant and contemporary look. The choice of material also gives the appliance that ultra-reliable feel.
In addition, since the coffee maker is not made of flimsy plastic, it is safe to move around. This is a recommendable coffee maker for users who have the tendency to renovate their space frequently. To ensure longevity, take good care of it to make it last longer.
The machine has an automatic shut-off feature to help you save on electricity bills and give you peace of mind at home. After 100 minutes of the coffeemaker not being used, it will turn off on its own. This offers an economical advantage.
The automatic brew-basket enables you to pour a cup of coffee in the middle of the brewing cycle. Have your morning caffeine fix right away, rather than wait for the machine to complete the brewing process.
It includes a classy-designed glass carafe that you can bring with you to the table or wherever you wish to enjoy your coffee. This minimizes the number of trips you have to make for a refill.
The hot plate works to keep your coffee warm for 100 minutes, so you will always have a hot cup of Joe while you do your morning paperwork or when reading the paper. The hotplate turns off on its own after the 100-minute mark for safety and convenience.
The Technivorm Moccamaster coffee maker has an above-average brew time (1), it is faster than other coffee makers on the same price range. It brews 40 ounces or 10 cups of coffee within 4-6 minutes. You can also choose to brew smaller portions of coffee (2-5 cups), depending on your preferences.
If you are in a hurry, you can use its automatic brew basket feature that allows you to pour yourself a cup of coffee during the brew cycle. You can have a quick caffeine fix in no time.
It is definitely not as speedy as the BUNN BXB Velocity Brew, but Moccamaster filter coffee machine KBG 741 has a lot more to give.
The KBG 741 coffee maker delivers high-quality coffee because the machine’s water temperature level rises up to 196-205°F, which is the ideal temperature to produce quality coffee. Its brewing temperature maintains between 176-185°F to ensure quality consistency.
Water is evenly distributed over your coffee grounds thanks to Technivorm’s innovative design, giving your brewed coffee an even extraction.
A user pointed out in their Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 741 review that one of the unit’s greatest strengths is its consistent taste in its cup of quality coffee.
You can personalize how warm your pot of coffee by using the switch, simply click right to maintain a 185°F temperature and click left hold it at 175°F. The unit is programmed to keep your coffee warm for 100 minutes before it turns off on its own.
Ease of Use
The Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 741 is fairly easy to use, it has a straightforward design that allows you to brew coffee without difficulties. Its user manual is super simple, it only takes a few minutes to understand the ins and outs of the machine.
To use the unit, all you have to do is fill the water reservoir to your preferred level, add your desired amount of coffee, flip the switch on, and the brewing process begins. It only takes 4-6 minutes for one cycle, and you can enjoy your cup of coffee afterward!
The design is definitely user-friendly, so this is a coffee maker that suits beginners well for beginners. It is easy to operate and it produces quality coffee at the same time.
Regular clean-up does eat much of your time. Simply clean it with a moist cloth and wipe it dry. You have to hand wash the unit’s carafe and brew-basket after usage, make sure to use a mild detergent in cleaning.
The carafe is not dishwasher safe, so you have to manually clean it up daily. However, it takes only a minute to clean, so this is not a major concern.
Descale your coffee maker to ensure optimal performance, Technivorm Moccamaster suggests descaling the coffee machine once every 100 cycles. If you use it on a daily basis, then descale it every 3 months.
Brand & Customer Service
Technivorm is a household name in the coffeemaker industry. They have been in business for over five decades, and they are known for the brand’s quality and innovative design.
Unlike other companies, Technivorm handmade their coffeemakers (2) in the Netherlands, so each part is assembled by their team of experienced technicians by hand for a touch of uniqueness.
All of their products have the Seal of Approval, which means they meet the European Coffee Brewing Center’s guidelines. Technivorm is a reputable brand not only because of its 5-year limited warranty on the machine but also because of its unmatched customer service.
They have a contact page (3) on their official website where it will take you to your local distributor for faster transactions. Their hands-on and responsive team answers inquiries within 24 hours.
Value for Money
In this Technivorm Moccamaster review, we answer the question if it is worth the price — and yes, it is! The unit passes with flying colors thanks to its easy-to-operate design and advanced features.
It is a cut above the rest with its 4-6 minute brew time, you can have your pot of freshly brewed coffee in no time.
It is made of premium stainless steel material and its base is quality aluminum, making it an incredibly durable coffee maker that will last for many years to come. If that does not give you enough assurance, the unit comes with a 5-year warranty.
The KBG 741 coffee maker has its own fair share of downsides, this does not have an internal clock. Most modern coffee makers have built-in internal clocks that allow you to set brewing schedules a day ahead. However, this only means you have to leave ground coffee overnight in the reservoir, which slightly alters the taste. Doing it the old fashioned way of putting fresh ground coffee daily gives you a quality cup every time.
The machine does not have an auto-clean feature as well, so you have to descale the machine on your own. On the bright side, you only have to do it once every 3 months and it takes a few minutes to do so.
Who Should Buy this Coffee Maker?
This is for anyone who loves to brew their coffee fresh daily without the bells and whistles. It is for people who want an easy-to-operate machine that produces quality coffee in every brew.
Its hot plate makes it perfect for anyone who wants to keep their coffee hot as they refill their cup throughout the morning.
In this Technivorm Moccamaster review, I rate it a solid 4.6/5 as it is one of the best-looking coffee makers in the market thanks to its combination of stainless steel and aluminum. It is a durable coffee maker with a 5-year warranty to its name, which is longer than any other brand.
Its water temperature rises to 196-205°F, which is the ideal temperature to brew quality coffee. The unit produces quality in every cup at an affordable price and, all things taken into consideration, the good of this unit outweighs the bad.
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I’m James, a self-professed coffee enthusiast in pursuit of finding the perfect daily brew and likes to live by the motto ‘Just brew it”.