Technivorm Moccamaster Brews its First Burr Grinder, the KM5Daily Espresso Information by Roast Journal

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The Moccamaster KM5 espresso grinder. All photographs by Every day Espresso Information / Howard Bryman, until in any other case famous.

Technivorm, the Dutch maker of the enduring Moccamaster vary of espresso brewers, in the present day launched its first burr espresso grinder, the Moccamaster KM5.

Beneath a 9-ounce-capacity hopper — composed of plastic that is freed from BPA, BPF, BPS or phthalates — the home-focused KM5 is centered round a horizontal pair of flat 50-millimeter hardened metal burrs spun at 1,350 RPM by a 310-watt motor.

This ends in an output of roughly two grams of floor espresso per second right into a glass receptacle, the place a versatile silicone lid varieties a cosy match towards the chute. To function the grinder, customers press and maintain the activation swap constantly.

Moccamaster KM5 grinder 1

“As a result of the bean hopper holds 9 ounces of espresso, and the glass grounds container holds round 100 grams, we have been involved that it may be straightforward to overflow,” Technivorm Moccamaster Director of Gross sales Will Etherington informed Every day Espresso Information. “Nevertheless, the burrs grind at about two grams per second, so it’s solely a few 30-second wait to get your full dose for a 40-ounce brew.”

Stepless adjustment of the grind ranges from what the corporate describes as a “medium-fine Aeropress grind” at its best setting as much as a rough grind appropriate for chilly brew.

Moccamaster KM5 grinder switch

“Our major objective for the KM5 was to make it the best possible grinder for the Moccamaster, so when testing, our focus was on the medium-coarse grind dimension on the ‘5’ setting,” stated Etherington, who added that the KM5 has obtained performance-related certification from the ECBC (European Espresso Brewer Heart).

Stated Etherington, “The KM5 additionally has very low grind retention — one other ECBC requirement — and is, due to this fact, a superb grinder for single-dose grinding.”

Greatest identified for the Moccamaster line of drip espresso machines, Technivorm has stayed true to its core design varieties through the years, making solely slight tweaks for various brewer fashions. whereas additionally emphasizing sturdy development and ease of operation. 

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The KM5 with a Moccamaster brewer. Technivorm courtesy photograph.

Technivorm brewers, that are licensed by by the SCA Dwelling Brewer Certification program and thru the ECBC, additionally emphasize sturdy development and ease of operation, with the principle variations between brewer fashions relating primarily to receptacle fashion and batch capability. 

The unique Moccamaster espresso maker debuted within the Netherlands in 1969, predating the primary Mr. Espresso auto-drip machine in the USA by about three years. But the Moccamaster grinder roots run even deeper, again to the introduction of a coffee-focused blade grinder referred to as the KM1 in 1965. 

“It was the primary espresso grinder to introduce a fan system stopping the overheating of the espresso,” stated Etherington. “This grinder additionally predates the primary Moccamaster espresso maker, the unique Moccamaster ’68 mannequin.”

Moccamaster KM5 grinder burrs

Moccamaster adopted the KM1 with subsequent KM fashions up by the KM4, which launched roughly 10 years in the past. 

“All grinders earlier than the KM5 retained an analogous design and grinding method,” stated Etherington. “The KM5 is the primary important change from the Moccamaster grinder line, shifting from a blade grinder to a burr grinder, and utterly redesigning the grinder for a greater, cleaner and extra exact grinding expertise.”

Gross sales of the Moccamaster KM5 within the colours polished silver, matte white and matte black will start worldwide on April 6. The value has not but been introduced. 

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