Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer Review

This review of the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer is for coffee lovers looking for a quality brewer that’s more premium and ‘heavy-duty’. We will take a close look at its features, designs and all the inside details including its flaws and blemishes. If is sounds like something you are looking for, keep reading!

Our rating of the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741: Four Stars

Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Review

Key Features

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer is tested and made in Netherlands using European quality materials. Its unique copper boiler element reaches intense and extreme temperatures within minutes while simultaneously ensuring that the temperature never exceeds the correct temperature for brewing.

It can brew up to 10 cups at a time but allows flexibility of brewing for smaller volume.

You can enjoy your cup of Joe as soon as in 6 minutes after starting the brewer. Simply turn it on, fill up the storage tank with water, line the coffee chamber with a filter, and fill with your choice of coffee grinds. It gets right to work immediately.

The brewer also has a manually adjustable drip-stop brew basket above the stainless steel thermal carafe. Quality components with high functionality. Comes with a 5-year warranty to backup the purchase.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Uses European quality material
  • Powerful copper boiling element
  • Feature a heated hot plate
  • Makes up to 10 cups
  • Features an adjustable drip-stop brewing basket
  • Easy and quiet operation
  • BPA-free plastics
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Auto shut/off
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty
Cons
  • Not the most compact; very tall
  • Poor water temperature regulation

Features

Body and Construction

Because the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer is unlike most other coffee brewers that we generally use, we are going to look into its parts, components and operation before reviewing any other features.

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer comprises of 4 main parts: the water tank which holds the water. the copper boiling element which sits inside the housing below the storage tank. The brewing basket next to the tank, and under it, a thermal carafe.

The carafe is made out of stainless steel and every other part is pretty durable and study.  It isn’t the most compact machine (measures 7.1 x 12.2 x 15.4 inches in dimensions), but is pretty lightweight (weighs 6.5 pounds). Looks wise, the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer goes somewhere along the lines of modern meets retro and vintage.

Power

Performance and power factors in this machine is pretty awesome. The copper boiling element. (single most important part of the whole coffee maker that’s responsible for making those excellent cups) can reach a soaring temperature of 196° to 206°, which is optimal for getting the best out of your coffee ground. Resulting in the extraction of natural flavor and sweetness of the beans, without giving allowing in that bitter, burnt and acidic aftertaste.

The shortfall of this machine would be its water temperature issue where the machine fails to regulate water temperature (for example: when hot water is poured in, it gets piping hot. When cold water is poured, and it gets just hot). This can be pretty inconvenient and can result in inconsistent results.

Capacity

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer can make as much as 10 ounces of coffee. That said, you can also opt to make as little as you like.

Ease of use

Apart from its lightweight, the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer is also very easy to operate. It in fact has no button to do all any fancy stuff, simply switch on the power button and it gets to work. Its plastic components are all BPA-free and are so easy to clean. It also features a manually adjustable drip-stop basket which allows users to control the pour and therefore, the intensity of the brew.

Probably one of our favorite features is the hot plate. The hot plate is what the carafe thermal flask sits on, and this Coffee Brewer actually has a heated hot plate! Furthermore, the temperature of the hot plate is kept between 80°C to 85°C to ensure that the coffee stays hot while not losing any of its flavor complexities. And finally, the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 also comes with auto shut/off mechanism.

Credibility & Warranty

The Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 Coffee Brewer is approved by the ECBC. In other words, this machine follows and meets the standards and guidelines of the European Coffee Brewing Center. Every order or the Technivorm also comes with a 5-year warranty.


How Does It Compare?

1. Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Brewer

If you are looking for something that echoes the features of the KBT-741, then the BV1900TS from Bonavita is probably as close as you can get.

This coffee maker is a lesser expensive and does more or less everything the KBT can, but lacks in terms of volume and capacity. It is also pretty tiny! Which is actually perfect for individuals with small kitchen space and countertops.


2. OXO On Barista Brain Coffee Maker

If you are into the functions and programmable features in your coffee maker, then the Barista Brain from OXO is definitely a machine to check out.

This coffee maker utilizes a micro-processor controlled brewing cycle, has intuitive LED lights, timer and a clock. Yep. A clock. This thing can basically wakes you up! The Barista Brain is no match for the KBT’s make and size, but it’s superior in terms of technological functions. Ideal for people who can use a morning wake-up call as well!


3. Braun KF7175 Brew Sense Coffee Maker

Another coffee maker with technical functions, the KF7175 Brew Sense coffee maker by Braun.

It has an LCD display, timer, clock, and heaps for buttons to control each and every aspect of your coffee (i,e Bold or regular). Perfect for very picky coffee drinker with a perfectionist at heart, if you like your coffee in a particular way, precise strength and intensity, be sure to check out the Braun KF7175 Brew Sense Coffee Maker.


Conclusion

Modern coffee brewers can be overfilled with technology. If that’s not what you are looking for, the Technivorm Moccamaster is a great choice! It is simple yet offers some excellent features for you to be able to get perfect coffee. On the other hand, its simplicity is a downside as you can’t regulate the brewing process too much. Looking for features like coffee strength regulation? Then be sure to examine the other brewers we’ve listed above.

Are you a picky coffee drinker who prefers control? Or do you enjoy simplicity and ease of operation when looks for an ideal coffee maker? Let us know what you think in the comment below.

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