For many years, the term filter coffee conjured up images of bitter, diner-style, black coffee, however, third-wave coffee culture is changing this. With good coffee, the right equipment, and a little attention to detail your filter coffee can be sweet, balanced, and delicious. With this realization, the specialty coffee community decided to re-coin filter coffee as batch-brew and one of the companies leading the charge in batch brew equipment is Dutch manufacturer Technivorm.
One of Technivorm's most recognizable coffee machines is the Moccamaster. The Moccamaster is designed with quality, consistency, and simplicity as top priorities. They were one of the first domestic coffee machines to achieve an SCA certification for automatic brewing! This easy-to-use home coffee machine will consistently deliver excellent results with little effort on your part. The MoccaMaster uses an energy-efficient copper element to rapidly heat water to the perfect brewing temperature (between 92ºC-96ºC). It then uses a pulse pouring technique to allow the brew to bloom and slowly adds water to keep the slurry at the ideal temperature for extraction. It basically emulates what an experienced barista would do to achieve a delicious and well-extracted brew.
While the MoccaMaster does have a hot plate to keep your coffee warm, it is a well-known fact that keeping coffee warm on a hot plate for too long results in the coffee losing a lot of its good flavour. To address this the latest iteration of the MoccaMaster brewer is the KGB Select; the Select has added a feature to brew a full batch (1.25l) or a half batch (600ml). When brewing a half batch, the MoccaMaster slows the pour down and makes adjustments to the pulses in order to achieve the same levels of extraction with a similar grind setting and a smaller brew.
If you love good coffee, but don't want to learn all the nuances of coffee brewing yourself, get your hands on a Technivorm MaccaMaster today and let this great coffee maker do it for you!
If you need filters for your MoccaMaster, you can get them here.
Technivorm MoccaMaster KBG Select features & specifications
- Brews at 92-96ºC
- Offers full brew or half brew setting
- Efficient copper heat element
- Quick brew time
- Can brew up to 1.25L
- Comes with glass jug
- Integrated hot plate
- Auto-off function for plates (40 mins)
- Float activated brew function switch
- Brews in 5-6 minutes
- Durable metal housing
- Drip stop valve on filter basket
- 9 hole spray head
- Pulse pouring
- Built with high-grade aluminium, BPA-Free plastic, and high-grade glass
- Measurements W-D-H (mm): 325 x 170 x 355