The Bonavita Coffee Maker mesmerizes the senses as each drip of delicious java makes its way from the optimal-flow shower system in the basket into the 40 ounce glass carafe below. Two high-wattage heating elements, one for brewing and one for maintaining the glass carafe at the perfect temperature, ensure a perfect cup every time. Bonavita sits side by side with the best of the best in terms of quality design, best brewing practices and darn tasty coffee making.
Features & Functionality of the Bonavita Coffee Maker
- Capacity: 40 ounce glass cafe with one-handed operation for easy pouring.
- Sturdy Structure: German-engineered stainless steel gives it a clean, heavy-duty look while keeping your coffee at an ideal temperature.
- Two Heating Elements: The fluctuation in coffee temperature is kept steady with the Bonavita's two heating elements: one high-wattage element for brewing and one for warming your coffee until the last drop.
- Even Flow: The Bonavita has an optimal-flow shower system to make sure that your favorite coffee grounds are saturated evenly and you get the most out of its flavor.
|Ease of Use||5|
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||4|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||The Bonavita 40 ounce capacity (8 - 5 ounce cups) coffee maker is definitely on par with the Technivorm 40 ounce capacity coffee maker (10 - 4 ounce cups), yet has a space saving design and costs less.|
|Tips and Tricks||A Note About Coffee & Cups: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Reservoir Size||40 ounces|
|Max/Min Ounces per Pot||40 ounces|
|Available Carafe Styles||Glass|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
2. How long can the glass carafe be on the heater before it ruins the coffee?
3. How long does the other Bonavita model with the thermos keep the coffee hot ?
Sorry for all the questions, but I've had nothing but junk coffee makers which promised the world and I want the right one. Its bad when the gas stations make a better cup of coffee than my three other coffee makers :-(
Thanks everyone. I'm hoping to get one of these machines with a Baratza Encore Grinder, maybe then I will be able to drive by the gas station every morning !
Rich Aug 13, 2013
The coffee maker shuts off after 2 hours and stays warm for a while after. The coffee has never been ruined from overheating.
Did not get the thermal pot because of the registered complaints about the internal glass cracking. Aug 14, 2013
1. I was wary of machines that did too much so I didn't want the built in grinder.
2. I have not had a problem with the coffee being ruined. But I tend not to leave it on more than an hour. I usually make it and take it pretty quickly But on weekends I have not noticed any issues leaving it longer. The Bonavita does have an auto shutoff which is activated after about 90 min(?) I love this feature.
3 I have a friend who works for a prominent cooking magazine. She highly recommends the thermal and says it keeps the coffee hot for hours.
Good luck in your search!! I love my Bonavita but as I found, a coffee maker is a very personal item! Aug 14, 2013
Hope this helps! Aug 14, 2013
She has 3 coffee drinkers living in her home.
She raves about how nice a cup of coffee it makes.
( She really likes the coffee maker ).
Uses a Baratza coffee grinder, and empty's the pot
before it sits very long.
(No feed back on the time it stays good).
A standalone grinder is better than the ones in a coffee maker.
I do not like having a heating plate and would get the model that has
a thermos to keep the coffee hot.
Hope this helps a little with your questions Aug 14, 2013
It does take a little getting used to- you have to remove the filter after the coffee is brewed and put on the cap, but its a great cup of coffee.
Ive seen the grinders and you better be ready for some loud noises coming from it. hopefully, no one is still sleeping when your grinding. Aug 14, 2013
Most of the websites I have read don't recommend more than 30 minutes on a burner. I prefer sooner rather than letting it sit. That's just me... Still great coffee maker at a great price! Aug 15, 2013
I am almost ready to buy this Bonavita Cofee Maker, but have two final questions.
Is the carafe dishwasher safe? And is the plastic filter holder dishwasher safe, too?
Many Thanks for your time and feedback! : )
Landon Dec 2, 2013
I don't know if the carafe is dishwasher safe being that I always cleaned it manually. The same goes for the filter holder.
Concerning this coffee brewer. I really can't recommend it! Mine had a problem with brewing a little bit too hot and creating a bitter brew. My Technivorm which I have owned for 7 years is a way better coffee brewer. Dec 3, 2013
Enjoy! Dec 3, 2013
and how many grams per cup of grind ? Sep 12, 2013
These should also be available at your local grocery stores. Dec 14, 2012
Thanks. Jun 9, 2012
Looking for warranty, care information, or videos of this product? You're in the right place!
Bonavita Warranty Information
|What it Covers:||
Coffee makers and water kettles
- 1 Year (Variable Temperature Kettle)
- 2 Years (Coffee makers, standard electric and stovetop kettles)
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Bonavita|
|Warranty Contact Information:||855-664-1252 or email at email@example.com|
|Notes:||Warranty covers manufacturer defects only. Carafes are not covered, unless they arrive with cracks or defects.
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||No|
Caring for the Bonavita Coffee Maker
- Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal or Cleancaf for descaling.
- Clean the water tank and lid regularly.
- Soap out the inside of the carafe and brew basket on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove coffee stains or residue.
User Manuals for your Bonavita Coffee Maker
Simple design, Makes great coffeeReview by Tim
Price Value Quality
I shopped at all of the big chain stores and looked at a bunch of machines. Wound up on this web site reading reviews and realized that the big stores just don't carry good equipment. This machine was almost twice what I paid for the last coffee maker I bought in a big chain store and worth every penny. It just makes better coffee.
(Posted on 10/1/13)
well designedReview by lyn c
Price Value Quality
Absolutely no complaints/problems with this coffee maker
(Posted on 8/16/13)
Great tasting coffee!Review by Yogibare
Price Value Quality
After researching on the web and reading reviews on amazon, I ended up here at seattlecoffeegear . Thank goodness I did, a live person to talk to and to answer ALL my questions. All we wanted was a coffee maker that could last longer than a year AND make good coffee. After contemplating the. Techivorum and the Bonavita, I was assured the Bonavita was right up there as far as taste. I purchased the Bonavita with the glass carafe, because I already have a really good airpot& because of all the negative reviews the other model had. Have had it a little over 2 weeks and use it daily, sometimes twice daily! It really makes GREAT coffee. The glass carafe is holding up well so far. I am careful with it, after all it is glass. This coffee maker is very basic , no clock ,bells or whistles- not big and overwhelming in my kitchen. I hope it withstands the test of time, as for now , we have great tasting coffee brewed very quickly!
(Posted on 8/9/13)
No more bitter coffeeReview by Perfect Cup
Price Value Quality
I've been wanting to upgrade from a regular "run of the mill" drip coffee maker for about a year, but nothing in the big box stores distinguished itself. My old drip coffee maker made weak coffee and when I would add more grounds the brew just became bitter. The Bonavita makes delicious coffee no matter how strong I choose to make it. Never over extracted, never under flavored. I couldn't be happier with this simple, effective drip brewer.
(Posted on 7/2/13)
Great CoffeeReview by David
Quality Price Value
Bought the Bonavita to replace our french press and it's nice to have a great cup of coffee without the cleanup of the french press. My only regret is buying the glass carafe. A few minutes on the burner and the coffee is stale. In hindsight, would have bought the thermal carafe.
(Posted on 3/1/13)
Great coffee fastReview by mikeelikesit
Quality Price Value
Great coffee maker! Super fast, worth the money and with the money I saved by avoiding the local barristas, it paid for itself in a few weeks. When I do stop in for a cup they make me feel guilty like I'm going out on them, oh well the coffee is great and i don't wait in line. HA! Great service and your videos convinced me to buy. Thank you
(Posted on 1/29/13)
good hot coffeeReview by rgmitch
Price Value Quality
makes a great hot cup of coffee easy to use no programing or any of that junk just a no frills coffee maker just what i was looking for
(Posted on 1/1/13)
glass carafe versionReview by Mike I
Value Quality Price
Great format to be able to view worthwile real video reviews before purchasing a product from you. This format is brilliant. I did buy the Bonavita glass caraffe drip coffee maker for an older family member, who wanted something simple ,non programable but would brew a great cup of coffee. This coffee maker fits the bill. Money goes into the 1400watt heating element which begins the brew at aprox 200deg extracting the best flavor from the beans.....just geat, Thanks again SCG. I will buy again
(Posted on 9/6/12)
GREAT COFFEEReview by M.D.
Quality Value Price
Fantastic coffee,good grounds saturation.Best drip coffee I've had,normally won't drink drip.Negatives-for the money should be better,Thin stainless over plastic,smudges easy,No cup/measure lines on carafe.No internal parts available to customer that I can find.I want to be able to purchase repair parts.
Quiet, Quick Brewing, Easy To Use, Only drip coffee I like, Great Taste
Thin stainless covering, No measure lines carafe, Plastic construction, Shows all smudgesprints
(Posted on 4/10/12)