Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe
- Meets the stringent standards for coffee brewing set by the Speciality Coffee Association of America
- The 1500-watt thermal block heater quickly and efficiently raises water to the ideal brewing temperature of 205°F
- Large, full-coverage showerhead completely saturates coffee grounds for optimal flavor extraction
- Filter features a flat bottom for even saturation and extraction
- Double-walled stainless steel thermal carafe keeps your brew hot for hours
- Easy-to-fill water tank features a wide opening and clear markings for precise measuring
- Heater shuts off automatically a few minutes after brewing
- Carafe’s trigger lid ensures mess-free, one-handed pouring
- Optional pre-infusion mode wets freshly roasted ground coffee to allow degassing before brewing
- Manufacturer: Bonavita
- Model: BV1900TS
- Material: Plastic, stainless steel
- Dimensions: 10¾" x 6½" x 12"
- Capacity: 40 oz.
- Weight: 9 lb.
- Watts: 1500 W
- Warranty: Two-year warranty
- Made in China
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- Hand wash carafe
- Descale regularly following manufacturer’s instructions
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The only issue I have had with this BV1900 model is in the carafe. The carafe does not keep the coffee hot, not even for 20 minutes. The carafe gets really hot from the outside, which indicates poor insulation from the inside.
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12 months ago
As many people have stated, the carafe does not keep things hot for long. This isn't a problem for us as we finish off the coffee in the pot within an hour, but if you're looking for something to keep this warm all day you'll need to move it into a Thermos.
7 months ago
7 months ago
One of the great features is the option to "bloom" the coffee before running the water through it. The machine gives the dry grounds a quick shot of hot water, and then lets them sit for a minute to saturate. Great feature, especially if you're just making a cup. It makes for an efficient extraction.
One important tip: This coffee maker uses the Melitta flat-bottomed filter, rather than a cone filter, so the hot water runs through the grounds very quickly. I learned to set my grinder to the finest possible grind, and have gotten excellent results.
10 months ago
My one concern before buying it was the reviews around the coffee not being / staying hot. Has not been an issue for us at all. One tip that i read here that definitely helps, if you're making a full pot to cover a longer period of time, is to brew a cycle with just water, which heats up the carafe. coffee will stay hot for a long time.
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By far the reason for 5 stars is the carafe: the double-walled steel is like an uber-travel mug, much better than a glass carafe for keeping coffee hot without letting it get bitter. The entire unit feels like it's very high quality.
Some other considerations, which may or may not be important to you:
- the basket attaches to the carafe, not to the unit. I've never seen this design on any other coffee maker, and it took me a couple of days to get used to it. But it also comes with a screw-on lid with a pouring lever. So when the coffee is done (very fast-maybe 5-6 minutes), you take off the basket and put on the lid and enjoy hot, non-bitter coffee for a couple of hours.
- the water container is clear. It's a small thing, but you know how much water you put in (or whether there's water at all - I've been known to "re-pour" and then it's a big mess).
- there is ONE BUTTON. On-off. That's it. No clock, no programming, no presetting. Clean, simple, obvious. I really like it.
Finally, this coffee maker just looks good on my counter. So I'm quite pleased. I probably would have bought a 10/12-cup model if they made one.
To clean up the machine, you can run vinegar and water or other cleaner through the machine. For the coffee holder, lid and carafe simply wash them. The holder is wide and open so it's easy to clean or soak and then clean. The carafe's mouth is not overly wide, but you can easily get a brush or sponge on a wand down into the pot, small hands may also fit. The carafe lid has a lever to operate the opening, and comes apart to clean inside so that it won't get caked with old coffee resin.
The electric cord is fairly short so locate this within a foot of an outlet.
The best aspect of this machine is that it brews coffee at the temperature that coffee is supposed to be brewed at, and it makes a difference to those who love good quality coffee. The stainless steel inside and out thermal carafe works well, pours easily and keeps the coffee hot for a while. This is the only drawback I see, that the carafe does not keep the coffee hot for hours. This is not a show stopper, I just warm my coffee in a cup in the microwave.
This is a really well designed and engineered machine. While it appears to be a simple machine, there is a lot of engineering behind it. Sometimes the simplest designs have some complicated engineering to bring out that simplicity.
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11 months ago
It's true the coffee does cool down after about 30 minutes, but this is not a problem for me because I drink it before then. Remember: coffee is going to lose flavor even if it remains piping hot sitting in a carafe or thermos so you are better off to either drink it when you make it or brew another pot once its gone cold.
The reason I have not given it a 5 star review is because there is room for improvement from the design standpoint. I'm the only coffee drinker in my house, but its true that it only yields about 3-4 standard sized mugs of coffee. However, the brewing cycle is so much faster than just about any other machine (under 5 minutes) it is no trouble to make a second pot fast. My only improvement would be for the machine to make a larger capacity of coffee for those times when I'm hosting other coffee drinkers.
Bottom line: If you're searching for a machine that yields a great cup of coffee day after day this is the one for you.
2 months ago
9 months ago
If you want a superb cup of coffee, don't buy any brand of machine, just grind great beans using a burr grinder, boil water and use a chemex.
Or buy an espresso machine or Nespresso.
4 months ago
Questions & Answers
In fact, if you go to their web site the only NEW model they have is the BV1900ts. Also, in the description of thie product on this page it clearly states that it has the SCAA certification. Hope this is helpful
However, it only takes a few minutes to make a pot of coffee.
First off, the type & brand/model of grinder you have will determine some parameters for sure. A very popular coffee grinder is the Baratza Encore Grinder. I use the Breville Smart Grinder BCG800XL which is also a very good quality grinder for the home. Both use burr grinder blades and will provide you with some "consistency" in your grinds.
You have two ways of going about your grinds:
1) Visual/Feel after the beans have been ground. Strive for a coarse sea salt texture for drip coffee.
2) Depending on your grinder, there are reference points, notches, clicks, numbers, etc on the grinder. Use these as well to get dialed in.
On my Bonavita, here is the ratio of coffee grinds to water I am using:
1:16 or 1.16:6
In other words, for each gram of ground up coffee, I add 16.6 grams of fresh clean filtered water. You can play with this ratio. Start out with a 1:15, 1:16, 1:16.6, and/or 1:17 ratio of coffee to water. Find your sweet spot and perfect your technique!
So again, here is my set-up for almost full pot of coffee:
1:16.6 will look like this...... 62.24 grams of ground coffee x 16.6 grams water = 1000 ML water (aka brewed coffee)
Oh yea, please get a kitchen scale if you don't already have one. This makes all the difference. Also, rinse your paper filter out with clean water before adding coffee grounds to the basket. After you flip the switch to brew the coffee, listen carefully for the water to quirt into the basket at least 3-4 times. Immediately flip the switch "off" for 30-45 seconds to allow the coffee to "bloom" or rise up like a cake baking in the oven. This will de-gas your coffee and produce a better, cleaner cup. After the 30-45 second bloom, flip the switch back on and let the coffee finish brewing.
-Bonavita Drip machine
-Conical Burr Coffee Grinder
-Clean Filtered Water
We recommend that you descale your brewer after every 100 brew cycles, or once every three months. However, if the brewer makes an unusually loud noise, extends brew time, or fails to achieve the recommended water temperature of 195°-205°F (91°-96°C), you may need to descale more often.
We recommend using Full Circle descaling powder, which is designed to break down mineral build-up inside your brewer to ensure great coffee and consistent functionality. Do not use vinegar, which may not effectively descale your brewer, and may leave behind an odor that can impact the flavor of your coffee.
1. Mix 1 packet coffee machine cleaning powder with 32 oz of lukewarm water
2. Pour into tank
4. Brew two more times with fresh, cold water
What were you using to clean it? Sounds like your machine might be defective so I would reach out to Bonavita for assistance. There is a two year limited warranty.