The Moccamaster KBG is an excellent choice for coffee connoisseurs, allowing you to extract the best possible flavor from your ground coffee. Sadly, some of its parts contain BPA, making it an unappealing to people who'd like to avoid harmful substances entirely.
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Pro Great for coffee connoisseurs
The Mocaster operates at 196–205º F, allowing it to extract the best possible flavor from your ground coffee. The extraction is further improved by the per-immersion drip-style system, which helps the coffee bloom. This creates a drink that has a deep flavor and feels very smooth to drink, but isn't overpowering.
Pro You won't need a specialized coffee grinder
The Moccamaster is best used with medium ground coffee, allowing you to choose almost any burr grinder to go along with it. This is because most burr grinders can produce very consistent medium grinds.
Pro Helps you avoid heat damage
This coffee maker's hotplate switches off automatically after 1 hour and 40 minutes, preventing burned coffee. Additionally, if the water tank is empty, the float switch will keep the water heater from turning on and damaging itself.
Pro Keeps the brewed coffee at an optimal temperature
The Moccamaster uses a hotplate, which keeps the brewed coffee warm and ready for drinking. You can set it to either 175º F or 185º F (for those who prefer it hot).
Pro Can be positioned easily
The power cord of The Moccamaster is considerably longer than those of most coffee makers. This allows you to reach the outlet from anywhere on your counter-top or in the kitchen.
Con Not completely free of harmful substances
This coffee maker has a few plastic parts containing BPA, which can be a deal breaker for people who want their appliances to be completely free of harmful substances. Fortunately, these parts never touch the water or the coffee grounds, so you won't ever need to worry about any BPA ending up in your coffee.
Con Need to be careful when handling the glass carafe
The glass carafe is very frail and a strong enough tap on the counter will make it crack. You also have to pour the coffee carefully, so the coffee doesn't spill over the sides.