| Bonavita Coffee Maker totally controls the two most important elements needed to brew a superior cup of coffee: brewing time and water temperature. Brews eight 5-ounce cups of coffee in about 6 minutes. Bonavita BV1800 includes a glass carafe and BV1800TH includes a thermal carafe.
Please be sure to read our FAQs below for important information not contained in the product manual.
FAVORITE COMFORT FEATURE: 8 cup capacity. Most drip coffee machines are bigger or smaller. It's hard to find an "8 cupper."
The new Bonavita coffee brewer incorporates three special features. First, a 1400-watt heater for fast brewing and ideal water temperature. Second, showerhead water-delivery system fully saturates your coffee grounds for optimal flavor extraction. Finally, a separate 55-watt heating element maintains the correct coffee temperature after brewing (glass carafe model only). (NOTE: In order to ensure optimum flavor, this coffee maker does not have a
pause-and-serve feature. You will need to wait until the whole pot is brewed before pouring a cup.)
Tested and Approved by Comfort House for making hot, strong coffee. Exceptionally easy to use. Add water, add coffee, turn on: no extra settings. We like the clear, easy-to-see, no-guesswork water level markings on the water reservoir. We like hot coffee, and the Bonavita delivers a good, hot cup. However, if you like to set your coffee maker at night so coffee is ready for you in the morning, you'll need to look further.
NEED TO KNOW:
Questions and Answers about Bonavita Coffee Maker:
- Bonavita coffee makers are approved by the
Specialty Coffee Association of America as certified brewing equipment.
- 1400-watt heater raises water to the ideal brewing temperature: approximately 205 degrees F.
- Bonavita's 1400-watt water heater is the highest wattage of any household coffee maker available in North America.
- Engineered for precise contact time between water and coffee grounds.
- 2-hour Keep Warm with auto shut off.
- Bonavita recommends using #4 Melitta filters.
- Dimensions: 10.75"L x 6.5"W x 12"H.
- Stainless steel housing.
- 2-year mfg. warranty.
- Available with either a glass carafe or thermal carafe.
- Comfort House 66307F.
- Bonavita BV1800 / Bonavita BV1800-TH.
Q: Can I use a Gold Tone Filter? (asked by multiple customers)
A: Manufacturer recommends Melitta paper filters probably because the filter holder is Melitta brand (on the model we received for our test kitchen anyway). However, we have successfully used with a gold tone filter without any noticeable difference in taste. Specifically, we used Cuisinart GTF.
Q: When I brew 2 cups, the coffee is not getting hot enough for the way I like to drink it? Is the machine defective? (asked by S.L. of Enrico, CA)
A: The brewer requires pre-heating if it will only be used for 2 cups. In fact, Bonavita says it should be pre-heated for anything less than 6 cups brewed. To preheat, fill the water reservoir to the 8 cup line, let the water run through, then brew the number of cups desired. Please note this information is not in the product manual. From a practical standpoint, we brew 2 cups and 4 cups all the time in our test kitchen and it is plenty hot enough for us so this concern may not affect everyone.
Q: What do I do if I believe my Bonavita is defective because the water is not getting hot enough?
A: An initial batch of product in 2012 did have some heating problems that were rectified. Since then our experience with defects in Bonavita coffeemakers have been extremely rare. The manufacturer wishes to be contacted directly to handle any potential defect matters by using the phone number shown in the product manual. The first question they will ask you is the temperature to which the water is heating so please have it ready when you call. Of course, this means you will need to have a thermometer handy capable of measuring hot liquid.
*We offer competitive prices. Our price was adjusted to match the selling price at Amazon on 11/29/13.
Bonavita Coffee Maker has
10 user ratings out of 5 stars
Straightforward and awesome.
, November 30, 2012
Posted By: Abbi Location: Los Angeles How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
Finally, great hot coffee.
, October 13, 2012
Posted By: Warren Brown Location: Texas How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
Good, not great
, July 20, 2012
Posted By: Elsie Location: Ohio How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
Very happy - as advertised
, March 12, 2012
Posted By: robert settles Location: chicago, il How often do you shop at Comfort House: occasionally
Very pleased with product & service
, March 5, 2012
Posted By: Mom Location: NC How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
, January 29, 2012
Posted By: Steve Location: Louisiana How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
Can't find a better coffee maker
, January 22, 2012
Posted By: Leslie M. Location: Danville, CA How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
The Holy Grail
, January 21, 2012
Posted By: Elle Location: Arlington, Virginia How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
New terrific coffee maker
, January 20, 2012
Posted By: Bill Secord Location: Lebanon, NH How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time
, January 19, 2012
Posted By: James Location: Arkansas How often do you shop at Comfort House: first time