Coffee, whether studying for a major test, preparing for an important meeting, or simply wanting to feel brighter, may help your brain function properly. Coffee drinkers may also get health benefits, which can assist them in doing mental arithmetic and protecting their brains against Alzheimer’s and dementia, both of which are less common among coffee drinkers.
To make your perfect cup of coffee, you at least have to consider a few of the best Bonavita coffee makers. Among the extensive offerings from Bonavita, our team reviewed at least 20 options to make our list. The Bonavita BV1900TS is the most impressive of the products below. The device’s capacity, heater used, brew temperatures, dimensions, and extra features are some of the criteria used to grade the products we present. This is because these components directly translate to the suitability of the machines to each person’s needs.
Extra features: pre-infusion mode, showerhead design, flat-bottomed filter basket, double-walled stainless steel thermal carafe, 2-year warranty
This device is one of the most impressive offerings by the manufacturer and by extension, one of the better coffee brewers in the market. There are three finishes to choose from. The first, as pictured above, is the stainless steel carafe with a silver base. This option comes in at slightly less than 100 dollars. There is also the option with a glass carafe. While it may come in at a lower price, you have to note that the carafe is more fragile than the other options provided. The third and final option offers a black base alongside the steel carafe.
Capacity- wise, the device is impressive to the point where you only need a single brew to make coffee for the whole family. This is made possible by the water tank as well as carafe capacity. Another distinctive aspect of the tool is the heater’s power. The 1500W heater makes it possible to maintain temperatures between 195° and 205°F which is just the right temperature for coffee extraction. You will, of course, have to plug the device to a socket in your kitchen before you press the brew button. Once you do that, it will take approximately six minutes for your coffee to be ready for drinking, at which point the device will shut down automatically.
Also, there is the inclusion of a flat-bottomed filter basket that allows you to spread your grounds evenly. This works in conjunction with the showerhead design that ensures even and uniform flavor in the final result. You may as well make full use of the device by incorporating pre-fusion where a bit of moisture is allowed to saturate the grounds. This allows for the degassing of the coffee before the actual process of brewing begins. The result of this exercise is better-tasting coffee.
As well you will note that some of the most critical aspects of the device, including the showerhead, carafe lid, and filter basket, are dishwasher safe.
Extra features: pre-infusion mode, showerhead design, uses standard #4, V-shaped filters, double-walled stainless steel thermal carafe, one-touch brewing, auto-off
If your coffee needs are not that huge, then you can go for the 5-cup coffee maker in the Bonavita BV1500TS model. As to the outlook, the machine is very similar to a lot of the other devices we feature on this list. However, almost all the components are smaller, therefore, making the whole machine more compact. An added benefit from this is the fact that the device takes up less kitchen space and is less cumbersome to carry.
Once you receive this device on your doorstep, all you need to do is plug it in, add your coffee to the basket, add water to the reservoir and press a button. This will, as a result, make your morning routine so much easier. It can even save you time since you no longer have to queue at a coffee shop. A bonus that accrues is that you can leave the device on as you go about your other duties since it doesn’t require your input to go off.
It should be noted that this tool incorporates v-shaped filters, and the heater’s power is much less maxing out at only 1100W. However, if you consider the fact that the device brews less coffee, then you understand this reduction in power.
If you are worried about breakages to the tool, you needn’t be. The carafe is made of double-walled stainless steel; hence, even if your kids subject it to a few drops, bumps, and bruises, it should still be okay. However, you have to make it a point to descale the machine every 100 brewing cycles if you intend to use it for a long time. On the other hand, if you often use hard water to make your coffee, you need to descale the device at shorter intervals. Also, if you incorporate the pre-infusion mode, your coffee experience may improve.
Extra features: pre-infusion mode, showerhead design, flat-bottomed filter basket, double-walled stainless steel thermal carafe, one-touch brewing, 2-year warranty
If spending money on more quality is not a problem for you, then you can pick the Bonavita BV1900TD model. The heater is powerful enough to not only heat but also maintain optimum temperatures while extraction is taking place. This happens as the heated water is released through the showerhead onto the evenly spread coffee grounds on the filter basket. The result is a smooth flavor that you will thus enjoy as a coffee enthusiast.
A single brew can result in 8 cups of coffee or less depending on the amount of water you use. Perhaps what set sets this tool apart from all the others is the auto-on feature. You can program it beforehand so that when the time comes, the device turns itself on brews coffee then turns off. This is a routine you can set up at night, so you always wake up to freshly brewed coffee. However, do not forget that filling up the water reservoir and adding coffee to the filter basket are manual tasks and that you need to do them yourself. Also, this is a BPA free coffee maker; hence making the plastic components used in the device safer.
Extra features: tempered glass carafe, one-touch brewing, pre-infusion mode, showerhead design, removable flat-bottom filter basket, audible signal alerts, 1-year warranty
Budget constraints may lead you to choose this model. However, this should not make you feel like you are settling for less since the tool does its job well. You even find more than a few similarities between this model and some of the higher-priced options. Among them is the power of the heater and the brew temperatures it provides.
If you prefer your grounds pre-infused with moisture before the actual brewing process starts, then you are in luck as this device also provides that. Once the water has reached optimum temperatures, it is then discharged via the showerhead design dispenser and as a result, will pass evenly through the grounds as it reaches the glass carafe. Unfortunately, there is no option for a stainless steel carafe with this model, so you will have to suffer less durability.
The device also doesn’t offer auto-off. As such, once you hear the alerts, you will need to shut it down manually.
Extra features: one-touch brew operation, vacuum-walled stainless steel lined thermal carafe, auto power-off, v-shaped filter basket
The Bonavita BV1800SS is another eight-cup coffee maker on offer by the company. It may rank lower in terms of heater power, but it does get the job of brewing your coffee done in the same amount of time. Also, noteworthy is the v-shaped filter basket. While your coffee may end up tasting a bit different than that produced by a flat filter basket, the difference here is negligible and not enough to make you choose one option or the other.
All this device requires you to do after the initial setup of adding grounds, and water is push a button. The carafe boasts of being durable and in addition to that helps maintain the heat of the brew. A common theme that you have come to expect from this manufacturer is the auto-off where the device only runs for as long as it needs to brew coffee.
Also, while it may prove a bit of a challenge to clean the carafe, some of the devices are removable, and you can as well throw them into the dishwasher. You can also expect at least two years of warranty coverage with this purchase.
Buying an electric Bonavita coffee maker can be daunting owing to the options in the market. Having the right information can help you narrow down the number of options and make the overall decision easier. You will, therefore, need to take in all the information provided below if you feel that your next coffee brewer purchase might be a Bonavita.
Among the reasons to pick one of these gadgets is their immense ability to give quality outputs when it comes to coffee. You may even go ahead and single out their pre-fusion feature that allows devices from the manufacturer to make coffee that is up to golden cup standards. Another benefit associated with these products is automation, rarely requiring you to stick around as your coffee brews.
The more features a device has, the more attractive it is as a potential purchase. Also, features are often directly proportional to pricing. There are, of course, some features that are essential to the brewing process, while others give extra functionality. You must be able to note the difference between the two if you are seriously considering a purchase of a Bonavita Brewer; hence the list below.
Electric Bonavita coffee makers come in different sizes, and this variety may not be well represented in the list above. However, you have devices like the Bonavita BV1901PW with a capacity of 8 cups, while others like the Bonavita BV1500TS can only make 5 cups in a single session. Both of these options are equally good for different consumers as one person will need the 8 cups for their family while the other will find five cups to be excessive since they live alone. You must note the eight or five cups mentioned above are not standard to the US legal cup measurements. The standard is 8 ounces, while the cups depicted in the list above are less by 2.5 ounces.
There is a range of temperatures that are ideal for the extraction of coffee flavors, and this has been defined as between 195° to 205° F by the National Coffee Association in the US.
As mentioned, all the devices above have a standard brewing time of six minutes. However, you may find other options in the market with shorter or longer brewing times. Of course, it is ideal to have a shorter brew time since that means you can spend less time making coffee and more time enjoying the flavors.
Here you would want to know how much space your Bonavita coffee maker will take up on the kitchen counter. Aside from more capacity in the water reservoir and the carafe, there aren’t many benefits associated with a bigger coffee maker.
The two main options with regards to the carafe are the stainless steel option and the glass one. The former has some benefits over its counterpart, including the fact that it is more durable. You will also note that it can retain the heat of the coffee due to its thermal properties. On the other hand, options like the Bonavita BV1901PW also have a heating pad so they can maintain the hot temperature of the coffee in the glass carafe for longer.
Most devices try to outdo each other with extra features such as warranties, audible alerts, auto-off, and even auto-on. While these do add a bit of functionality to the device, they are not essential to making coffee. However, some of them are worth the extra penny you pay for them.
From the five options above, we have our favorites, which include the Bonavita BV1900TS which seems to offer several quality features with no significant downsides. Even the pricing is just right for the capabilities that come with this device. The device is as well family-friendly given its eight-cup capacity. In the second place, the Bonavita BV1500TS will have to suffice since this is the only option that can cater to a smaller group of people. As such, you are more likely to buy this if you don’t have many people to serve coffee on a daily basis.
The Bonavita BV1900TD also deserves mentioning since it allows you to set a start time beforehand. This automation feature makes it a desirable prospect especially since the device has the potential to make your coffee while you are still in bed. You, however, need to set the device up the night before for this to be possible. Having read through all the information above making your purchase decision should now be as easy as pie.