Technivorm Moccamaster Review: 6 years old and going strong

Technivorm Moccamaster Review: 6 years old and going strong

Moccamaster KBG Select Review

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We’ve had our Technivorm Moccamaster KBG Select for 6 years now and it produces a fresh pot of delicious Sputnik coffee every morning.

The Moccamaster KBG is a beautiful machine. It has won countless awards and lives up to its reputation as one of the best drip coffee makers, for home or the office.

The Moccamaster's pedigree goes way back. Technivorm has been in the business of coffee making for more than 50 years. The experience shines through as every part of the Moccamaster has been thoughtfully engineered. The Moccamaster has even been featured in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

A little bit on the history of Technivorm

The original Moccamaster was designed by Technivorm’s founder, Gerard Clement Smit, in 1968. Smit worked in collaboration with the Norwegian Coffee Association to design a coffee maker that would produce the absolute best cup of coffee. 

Smit experimented with and tweaked every part of the Moccamaster to maximize both flavor and minimize brew time for best results. He played with the copper heating element, the size and shape of the brew basket, the material of the carafe and everything else. The result is the Moccamaster KBG series available to us today which makes, by far, the best cup of coffee of any at home coffee maker.


If you’re brewing your coffee in your Moccamaster with Sputnik’s delicious beans, the best Moccamaster coffee ratio for fantastic coffee is 1 tbsp of ground beans per cup of water or around 60 grams per liter. Hit the power and sit back, relax and enjoy the smell of a fresh pot brewing.

At home we use the 8 cup model but Technivorm also makes a 10 cup model. The 8 cup model brews up 1 liter and the 10 cup 1.25l. But, we typically only brew half a pot in the morning. We make our pot with 4 tablespoons of coffee with 4 cups of water, or a 1:1 coffee to water ratio. A good rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon of coffee per cup of water, but you can try a bit less or a bit more to your taste.

Moccamaster recommends a medium grind size. This means the beans should look like very coarse sand or sea salt.

We also recommend getting Moccamaster’s disposable coffee filters. The included wire-mesh filter is good but doesn’t last very long.

Who has a Moccamaster at home? Let us know how you like it!

We also recommend brewing delicious Sputnik coffee with a Chemex.


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