The humble coffee bean has given us all so much, isn’t it time we return the favor? Thanks to the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 Coffee Maker, now you have the chance.

With its sleek, modern design and high-end components, the Moccamaster KBT 741 is a top-quality coffee machine capable of treating your favorite beans with the respect they deserve.

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Price

fair price according to its reputation in the industry

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Read on, and we’ll take a closer look at everything you need to know about this coffee maker in our review of the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741.

PROS

  • Beautiful modern design
  • Built by hand in the Netherlands
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for hours
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    Brews delicious coffee

CONS

  • On the pricier side
  • Large size - Not a good fit for cramped kitchens
  • Not dishwasher safe
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Key Features

The Moccamaster KBT 741 has an intuitive design, and it’s packed with features that are sure to delight novice coffee drinkers and aficionados alike.

Optimized Brew Temperature

The KBT 741 uses a copper heating element to bring your water up to temperature rapidly. You’re able to tailor the temperature of your brew between 196 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it easy to create the perfect cup suited to your tastes.

Superior Extraction Method

As you brew a pot of coffee with the KBT 741, a natural pulsing action that occurs inside the brew basket ensures that every coffee grind is fully saturated with water during the brewing process. This results in a more well-rounded and delicious cup of coffee.

Stainless Steel Carafe

The stainless carafe of the KBT 741 ensures that you’ll never have to worry about shattering the carafe. It will also keep your pot of coffee hotter for far longer than a glass carafe would. Coffee stays hot in the carafe for about an hour. If you need to keep it for longer, just add the travel lid after you’re finished brewing. With the lid on, your coffee will stay hot for six hours or more.

Intuitive Safety Features

Technivorm pulls out all the stops when it comes to safety, and this model has several smart features that ensure brewing safety. For example, the machine won’t brew coffee until a small white button located on the base of the coffee maker is depressed, and that button can’t be depressed without the carafe in the correct position.

Brew Thru Lid

Another intuitive feature of the Moccamaster KBT 741 is Technivorm’s patented Brew Thru lid, which allows you to pour coffee from the carafe without removing or twisting the lid to an open position. The unique design of the carafe will enable you to pour coffee from any position. So, whether you’re pouring from the front, side or even the back, you’ll have no trouble pouring cleanly from this carafe.

Review of Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741

If you’re serious about your morning joe, this Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 review has everything you’ll need to know as you embark on your search for the perfect coffee maker. This model is packed with intuitive features and design elements that many coffee lovers are going to appreciate.

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How Does It Compare?

As you’ve learned in our Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 review, this machine is indeed an industry leader. That said, some other models may still be a better fit for your needs or budget.

Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Brewer

The Bonavita Connoisseur may lack the beautiful, intuitive design of the Technivorm, but it does deliver where it matters most, which is in your cup. The Connoisseur brews coffee that rivals the Moccamaster, and it’s about half the price of the KBT 741.

If you’re a coffee aficionado who is willing to sacrifice the look and intuitive design that the Moccamaster brings to the table to save some money, the Connoisseur may be an excellent choice for you.

Breville Precision Brewer

This model features all stainless-steel construction, which creates a bold look in any kitchen. It also offers total control over virtually every aspect of the brewing process.

In addition to being able to control the temperature, brew speed, and pre-immersion settings, there are also several add-ons available for the Precision Brewer. Not only can you make excellent drip coffee, but you’ll also be able to make cold brew, or even pour over coffee if you purchase an additional attachment.

While the look of the Moccamaster is still superior to this machine in our opinion, the Precision Brewer is undoubtedly a solid option for those who like to obsess over every aspect of their coffee and may be a model worth considering.

Finally, we arrive at the Bunn Velocity Brew BT. This model is on the more affordable side as far as performance minded drip coffee makers go, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap. However, it’s still considerably less expensive than the Moccamaster or the Precision Brew from Breville.

While this brewer produced coffee that was arguably as delicious as the higher priced models, you sacrifice a lot with regards to design. To be frank, we think this coffee maker machine leaves a lot to be desired on the ‘aesthetic’ side of things. It’s around the same size as the Moccamaster, however, it’s bulky design makes it look even larger than it is.

One noticeable difference about the Velocity Brew BT compared to other coffee makers in its class is speed. The name Velocity Brew is certainly fitting considering that it brews a ten-cup pot of coffee in under four minutes, which is considerably faster than any of the other models we’ve discussed. Despite the quick brewing time, the coffee it produces is still complex, velvety and delicious.

Again, what it lacks in a sleek and modern design, it makes up for when it comes to brew quality, which makes this machine a smart choice for anyone looking for a performance coffee maker at a more affordable price point.

Bunn BT Velocity Brew
Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Brewer 150

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    One-touch brew operation with auto-off
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    Pre-infusion feature

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Breville Precision Brewer 150

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    6-versatile brew settings
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    Precise digital temperature control

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Technivorm Moccamaster KBT Polished Silver 150

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    Simple operation
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    Quiet brewing proces
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    Ideal water saturation time
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    Heating speed and accuracy via unique copper boiling element

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Bunn BT Velocity Brew 150

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    Brews 4-10 cups in 3 minutes
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    Bulky design

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