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MoccaMaster. An icon of coffee design

When you hear the words ‘design classic’, it may conjure up thoughts of a Swiss made Rolex watch or you may think of the french made Citroen DS. But the world of coffee and brewing has some classics too… The Italian made Atomic Mocha-pot, the Swiss made Bodum and the Dutch made Mocca Master. FNND flew to Holland to visit the lovely people of Moccamaster and sit in on the production line. We dug deep in the history of its invention, and met the inventor himself who was still tinkering in a pair of grease smudged overalls. He is still inventing at the age of 82. Hi, how did the Moccamaster come about? It was invented by my father in-law (Gerard Clement) in the sixties. He had been working at Moulinex who made affordable coffee grinders with spinning blades. Gerard Clement could see that the blades would make a very uneven grind which would result in a nasty tasting brew of coffee. So Gerard simply designed a blade grinder that has a perforated screen which …