Moccamaster Filter Coffee Machine KBG 741

9.8 out of 10
9.8 out of 10

A very important piece of information to be aware of when considering whether you should buy this filter coffee machine is that the company that makes these coffee machines do not make anything else.

They are completely all-in with coffee. Different companies like Delonghi may be pretty reliant on coffee and they do a very good job at it but Moccamaster is 100% all-in. It’s all they do. And they have been doing it since 1969.

So it had better be good right? Let’s find out.

Overall Score 9.8/10

Design 10/10

This is no ordinary coffee machine. You know immediately just by looking at it that this is not something that has been made in China.

Before you even touch it you know that this is going to be something special.

No expense has been spared in creating this appliance.

A solid aluminium housing surrounds the internal components which have been engineered in such a way that Moccamaster offers a 5-year manufacturers warranty. This is more than double what you will find on any other coffee machine.

We wouldn’t be surprised if it lasted 10-15 years.

Everything from the glass jug to the filter to the water container is all made with the high-quality materials that are not going to need to be replaced any time soon.

Every single one is hand made in the Netherlands and you can feel the love which goes into making each one.

This particular review is for the black version but it is available in many different colours to suit virtually any colour scheme.

You will not find a better looking or better made home filter coffee machine. 11 out of 10.

Functionality 10/10

This where the high-quality components come into their own. With less expensive coffee machines the temperature of the water can be variable but the Moccamaster KBG 741 has a copper boiling element which guarantees that the water will be delivered to the coffee at between 92-96 degrees which is the optimum temperature for the perfect cup of coffee.

With less expensive machines the water is delivered to the coffee in one place but with the Moccamaster there are 9 holes in the water outlet which ensures even brewing of the coffee.

The specification of the hotplate is also better than other less expensive models as it will keep the coffee at a consistent 85 degrees for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes it will automatically turn off.

Always try and drink the coffee within 40 minutes of brewing as after that amount of time flavour will be adversely affected

Some great little functions that deliver a lot more than your average filter coffee machine.

Ease of use 9/10

The only reason that this doesn’t get top marks is because at this price point we think that Moccamaster probably could find a way to do away with paper filters but other than that it’s a very simple to use machine. That said, coffee connoisseurs believe that true perfect for filter coffee is achieved when you do use paper filters. That way not a single grain of coffee residue will find its way into your cup.

Add the coffee to the filter and water to the water container and flick a switch.


Moccamaster recommends 60g of coffee for 1 litre of water which will give you around 8 cups of coffee. If you are going to decide on a top-end filter coffee machine then using this guidance will contribute towards a superb cup of coffee.

Quality of coffee 10/10

 If you decide that you are going to go with the best filter coffee machine then you really need to also use the best coffee or you will negate the benefit you are getting from the machine.

Use fresh coffee beans and grind them just before adding them to the filter for brewing. Try to use a burr coffee grinder that allows you to select the coarseness of the grind. For filter coffee machines the grind should be less fine than for an espresso.

If you follow these rules for coffee and combine them with this coffee machine then you may well get the best cup of filter coffee you have ever had.

Value For Money 10/10

We have an opinion at trusted coffee reviews about value for money. Some people tend to link low cost with value.

It is entirely possible for something to be the most expensive in its category and still provide excellent value for money.

This is one of those products. It may be expensive but it will still be going years after some of the less expensive models have been consigned to the scrap heap.

Sometimes the most expensive is the cheapest in the end.