"Life is too short to drink bad coffee" is what Gerard C. Smit, designer and founder of Technivorm used to say. This is the leading theme that has guided the development of the company since its creation. With a strong passion for the good taste of coffee and a creative mindset, the Dutch industrial designer and engineer Gerard C. Smit decided to create a coffee maker which would offer him the golden cup of coffee.
His challenge was successful and even exceeded his expectations as, today, the range of coffee machines not only covers the individuals' needs but also the professional ones. Nowadays, millions of people around the world rely on Moccamaster for their durable and reliable high-quality coffee machines to fulfil their daily coffee needs.
Mr Smit has always put sustainability at the heart of the Technivorm development strategy. Since 1968, each machine is handcrafted and individually tested, making Moccamaster the reference for the filter coffee machine market.
Brewing the best coffee cup depends on the quality of the coffee beans as well as the coffee brewer itself, as it has an influence on the coffee´s taste. Moccamaster is known as the coffee brewer that makes the tastiest filter coffee. Therefore it is no coincidence that the American magazine … elected Moccamaster in 2017 as the world’s best drip coffee machine!
Since 1975, every Moccamaster proudly displays the ECBC trademark golden sticker on its front, an independent organization that has established strict rules for evaluating, recognizing, and promoting the machines all in order to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
The Moccamaster machines serve as a benchmark in the professional world of coffee, being used in international competitions such as baristas or cupping championships. The machines are even selected by the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) for the consistency of their cup’s tasting result.
Since 1974, when the iconic KBG741 was launched, more than 10 million machines have left the factory. The production and legacy of the machines continue in present times, as in between 2000 and 2500 machines leave the Technivorm factory on a daily basis and as 7 million machines are used every day.
Ever since its creation, protecting the environment has been at the heart of Technivorm’s development strategy. From the ’60s onwards, Mr Smit as a true visionary, exclusively used high quality, energy-efficient, recyclable and even completely biodegradable materials. The plastics applied in the machines used are BPA- BPF-BFS and phthalate-free. The environmental impact is also reduced as most of the raw material suppliers are located within the Netherlands and Europe.
Each Moccamaster machine is handmade in the family factory located at the heart of the Netherlands and then tested 3 times, one by one, before being packed and shipped. Because of this, all the machines that leave the factory are reliable and ready to satisfy the consumer with perfect coffee. Moccamaster offers 5 years warranty on its machines for domestic use up to 1,25L and 3 years warranty for professional use from 1,8L.
Each machine is built to last. Most of the parts, i.e the jar, lid, outlet pipe among others are removable and available as spare parts (<1% breakdown/year). It is also convenient to know that when the production of a machine stops, Technivorm keeps all spare parts for 10 years. By doing so, Technivorm aims to contribute to reducing waste pollution while extending your coffee machine’s life.
Moccamaster is known worldwide for its timeless design and its machines are created with the most care so customers can enjoy the perfect cup of coffee.