Moccamaster has made 2,000 diamond edition coffee makers – here's how to get your hands on one

Diamonds are only a girl's best friend when they're combined with a coffee maker

Moccamaster KGBV Select in silver on a wooden sideboard
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It's been sixty years since Technivorm-Moccamaster stepped onto the coffee scene and to commemorate their diamond jubilee, the brand has done something very special.

The Technivrom Moccamaster KGBV Select has a universally recognized, respected, and revered silhouette. Today, the brand has launched the iconic KGBV Select in a diamond finish. Not only is this now one of the best drip coffee makers on the market, but it's also one of the most desirable gems on the market.

The brand has only made 2,000 of the diamond edition machines (or 1,999 if you count the one I am determined to get my hands on). Each one is handmade and will come with an exclusive lifetime warranty. Here's how to get your hands on one.

What is the Diamond Edition KGBV Select?

Moccamaster KBGV Select Diamond edition

(Image credit: Moccamaster)
A luxurious brewer that's almost unbeaten


Dimensions: 6.5 x 12.75 x 14"
Power: 1475 watts
Weight: 6 lbs
Brew time: 4-6 minutes
Auto-off: After 40 minutes
Warranty: lifetime (only on diamond)

Reasons to buy

Makes a delicious cup of filter coffee
Close to silent when brewing
Takes 6 minutes for a full pot
Meets SCA and ECBC qualifications for a Gold Standard cup of coffee
If diamond isn't for you, there are plenty of other colors

Reasons to avoid

Limited stock of the diamond coffee makers
More expensive than other options

You can buy a Moccamaster KGBV Select in almost any color you can think of, but there are only 2,000 of their special diamond edition models. These boast all the impressive credentials of the KGBV Select, but come with a special finish and an extra lifelong guarantee (it's normally five years).

If you're not already familiar with the KGBV Select, here's why it's a gem in the drip coffee maker world (even without the special edition certification):

  • Quick brew time: you can have a full carafe in six minutes
  • Gentle hot plate: keeps your coffee warm, but not stale or burnt
  • Handmade: in the Netherlands with high-quality materials. Each part is repairable and available separately.
  • Consumption conscious: you can brew a half pot and the machine will automatically switch off after 40 minutes
  • ECBC and SCA certified: so even the experts thing it's a stand-out coffee maker

Where can you find the Diamond Edition KGBV Select?

Moccamaster 53928 KBGV Select Coffee Maker, silver

(Image credit: Technivorm)

The Moccamaster goes on sale today and will be sold for as long as the 2,000 units last, which, I suspect won't be very long. The units will be available at Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, and Amazon as well as Moccamaster's own website.

What's the history of Moccamaster?

Moccamaster KGBV Select carafe full of coffee being lifted off the hot plate

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Back in the Netherlands in 1964, Gerard Smit decided that 'life is too short to drink bad coffee', so he founded Technivorm Moccasmaster. His intention was to make filter coffee machines for serious coffee lovers. To say that he's succeeded is an understatement. The brand's retro, boxy coffee makers are iconic. They brew delicious coffee and come with great eco-credentials (each one is repairable for life and handmade with ultra-high quality glass and steel). 

The Moccamaster KGBV Select is fitted with a copper coil that heats to 92-96 degrees, which is the optimal temperature for the perfect cup of coffee. It's quick to brew and programmed so that every cup meets the SCA specifications for the Gold Cup standards of coffee. In our tests, this more than delivered on all of its promises, brewing a delicious cup of coffee in close to complete silence. 

If you want to read more on the coffee maker you can read all of the details in our dedicated review to the KGBV Select Moccamaster.


Is the Moccamaster KGBV Select a good drip coffee maker?

The Moccamaster KGBV Select scores highly amongst our coffee experts at H&G as well as with other reviewers. As a former barista and a bit of a coffee snob, I can confirm that it brews some seriously delicious speciality coffee, but if you want more detail, you can read our full review here.

Is the diamond Moccamaster KGBV Select available in the US?

Yes, it's only available in America, so you're lucky if you can get your hands on one of these super special coffee makers.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.