Our Review of the Moccamaster KBGV Select

March 01, 2023 3 min read

Notre avis sur la Moccamaster KBGV Select - Café Barista

Who ever said drinking filter coffee had to be boring? Add some colour to your kitchen and your day with this machine and get the perfect cup of coffee every time! Below, we tell you everything you need to know about this model, and our baristas give you their honest feedback.

A Note on the Brand

“Life is too short to drink bad coffee”. In 1964, Gerard Smit founded Technivorm, the manufacturing place of the Moccamaster, around this philosophy. Four years later, he developed his very first machine, which is still a market leader today.

All Moccamaster coffee makers are built, assembled, and inspected by hand at the Technivorm factory in Amerongen, Netherlands. They are known for their emblematic design and especially their durability. The brand even offers a 5-year warranty on all their machines. When you choose a Moccamaster, you’re sure to get great coffee time after time.

How Does it Work?

Like the Moccamaster KBGT, the Moccamaster KBGV Select offers a totally innovative brewing system not found among any other brand of commercial or home filter coffee machines. First, a copper heating element ensures the optimal brewing temperature, between 92° and 96 °C. This is considered the ideal temperature, as it helps extract all of the coffee’s aromas without burning the grounds. Once heated, the water flows through a glass tube before pouring over your grounds, replicating a pour-over effect.

Unlike the Moccamaster KBGT, the Moccamaster KBGV Select is equipped with a tempered glass carafe that keeps your coffee at the ideal temperature. The heating element also helps keep your coffee hot without burning it. With the Moccamaster KBGV, you can also adjust the heating element temperature based on the quantity of coffee brewed.

First Use

After unpacking your new machine, it’s time to try it out! Simply:

  1. Plug it into an electrical outlet.

  2. Place a No. 4 filter in the portafilter.

  3. Add 1 teaspoon of ground coffee per 125 ml of filtered water.

  4. Fill the reservoir with filtered water.

  5. Turn the machine on to begin brewing.

  6. Enjoy the perfect cup of coffee!




To keep your machine running and enjoy the best tasting coffee possible, we recommend descaling your machine at least once every three months.

  1. Add a small amount of cleaning powder to the portafilter.

  2. Turn your machine on and wait until the liquid has poured out into the pot.

  3. Repeat the process two to three times with clean water to rinse out the machine.


  1. Unplug your machine and let it cool.

  2. Wipe down the outside of the machine using a damp cloth.

  3. Dry the machine.

  4. Wash the portafilter and lids with dish soap and water.

  5. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.


What our Barista Thinks

Moccamaster coffee makers offer a high-quality beverage that’s respectful of the coffee-making process, thanks to one of the most durable and efficient designs on the market. The KBGV Select’s glass carafe keeps your coffee hot without cooking it, so you can enjoy your drink that much longer.

Yannick Feyfant


Technical Specifications

Type of machine


Made in



36 cm


32 cm


17 cm


7 lb


92 °C - 96 °C

Brewing time

4-6 minutes

Heating element

Copper tube

Start-up time


Water source


Reservoir capacity

15 cups


120 V

Manufacturer’s warranty

5 years on parts and labour


Metal, plastic, and glass


Silver, black, yellow pepper, midnight blue, turquoise, pink, and rose gold

Accessories included in box

10 filters

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