If a simple, hands-off approach to brewing a pot of coffee is what you want, this brewer will suit you well.
One of the few electric brewers approved by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, we tested the Bonavita brewer and found that it makes a remarkably good cup of coffee. Like the Technivorm brewers, the Bonavita has the water reservoir to the side, so water must boil out of the tank. We tested the temperature of the water coming from the showerhead and it was right above 200°, the perfect brewing temperature. The 7-hole showerhead does a great job at saturating the grounds. The boiler automatically shuts off after a few minutes (after the brew cycle is complete).
Unlike the Technivorm, the user cannot access the basket during the brew process (we find that agitating the grounds as the basket begins to fill helps extraction) but still the results are good. The thermal carafe holds about 8 cups (40 oz) of brewed coffee. Another nice thing about the carafe is the mouth is wide enough for easy cleaning. Keep in mind this machine is mostly plastic but it does the job that we feel all coffee makers should, but don't.
2 year manufacturer's warranty
|Height/Width/Depth||12"H x 10.75" L x 6.5" W|
|Capacity||1.3 L (40 oz)|
|Material||Stainless steel, BPA-free plastic|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Pros||Brews great coffee quickly|
|Cons||Plastic parts feel cheap but it's strong where it needs to be|
|Warranty||2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|