Bonavita has taken on our favorite role of mad coffee scientist by combining part pour over and part immersion brewer into a new porcelain filter basket. Lock the base and prepare as you would a pour over. Then, let it set as you would a French press but instead of taking the plunge you gently release the lever and it drips through like a dripper. Crazy train! And we love it!
Features and Functionality of the Bonavita Porcelain Immersion Dripper
- Home or Cafe, You are OK: Can be used with the Bonavita Electronic Scale for a one-two precision punch.
- Strong: Made of Bone China this crazy coffee hybrid device is durable.
- Universal Fit: Compatible with #4 coffee filters.
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|Ease of Care and Maintenance||3|
|Overall Value for the Money||3|
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This Bonavita Immersion Dripper can be used on top of your coffee mug, a carafe or in a dripper stand. Try it! You'll Like it!
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|Product Weight (lbs.)||1.2500|
Submit a question directly to owners of this product and ask what they think about it!
If I am trying to tweak a certain bean I will usually use my V60 or my Espropress. My Bonavita is my lazy-mans pour over solution. Jan 9, 2014
Kinda of like 'cupping' Jan 19, 2014
This is well made and very functional. The bottom part that sits on top of your cup is plastic, but that is not in contact with the coffee. I have beenvery happy with this dripper. The size will brew enough coffee for a large mug or two cups. Sep 11, 2013
It looks to me like it would. The Dripper is 4" wide on the bottom. I have had no problem so far with it fitting any of my different mugs under it. I'm sure there are some that are wider than 4" that it would not fit. I have really enjoyed it. I like pour over coffee and it is the best pour over dripper I've used. It's great to use when you travel. Not alot to pack for a trip. Hope this helps you. You can always brew in a mug thats fits and then transfer it to your mug if it doesn't fit.
John Sep 29, 2013
The truth is I am not very happy with my purchase ,when you stop and think about it why would you use the shut off function ? I never use this function and wonder why I spent all that extra money for it. But does make a good cup of coffee. Oct 11, 2013
It should work. There are tabs about 2.5 inches apart on the bottom, but you can stagger them putting one inside the lip of your coffee mug and the other outside. I have to do that with one of the mugs I use and the coffee doesn't spill.
Its posible they will both fit outside of your cup. Either way you should be good to go. Oct 11, 2013
I've used other single cup "dripper type" brewers and this one is by far my favorite. It's heavy, very well made and I love having the option of keeping the lid on for a few minutes because that keeps my coffee piping hot. Jun 16, 2013
The underside mechanism of this brewer has a lot of nooks and crannies but so far I have been able to keep it clean without too much trouble; I just give it a quick wash in soapy water right after each use.
I have not taken it apart yet, but I did find a post on home barista forum by someone who did. If you search for "Bonavita immersion brewer" you should be able to find it; they don't want links posted here. The article includes pictures and it looks simple to do but might not be necessary.
I like this brewer and am glad I upgraded from the CCD.
Enjoy! Apr 25, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Bonavita Porcelain Immersion Dripper
|What it Covers:||
Coffee makers, Kettles, Scales & Pour over stands
- 1 Year (Kettles, Scales & Pour over stands)
- 2 Years (Coffee makers)
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Bonavita|
|Warranty Contact Information:||855-664-1252 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 Porcelain Immersion Dripper
- Hand wash or dishwasher safe.
User Manuals for your Bonavita Porcelain Immersion Dripper
Videos Featuring the Bonavita Pour Over Products
Not perfect, but almost.Review by Thorsun
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I love the way it pours when I manually brew my coffee and I like the way the thermostat is accurate and maintains the temp I want. My family thinks it is cute. It would be nice to have a more visible measure of water in it. It does slow down as it approaches the set temperature, taking a bit longer, but that is the price of not overshooting the mark. It seems very well constructed. My wife thought it was priced somewhat high.
(Posted on 4/14/14)
Bonavita Porcelain Immersion DripperReview by hamr1
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Received it for Christmas(asked) Very well made, makes a very nice cup of coffee, and I can put it in the dishwasher. My French press has seen no duty since I got this. Simple to use compared to the Hario, so it's easier to multitask.
(Posted on 3/27/14)
Love it!Review by Elizabeth G
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Very accurate, very sensitive scale. Easy to operate. Like being able to set a timer, so it does not cut off on you while you are in the middle of measuring. I have the stand with the ring to sit a dripper on. Makes it easy to accurately reproduce the same consistent, quality cup of coffee over and over. I have also found many other uses in the kitchen when I need small amount of anything from cheese to gelatin - especially when using metric amounts.
I was upgrading another digital scale; this one is much more accurate and weights are in small increments. Very happy with this purchase.
(Posted on 9/11/13)
Best steep-and-release brewing device on the marketReview by Kayakman
Price Value Quality
I have been using the Clever Dripper for some time and have ordered coffee using this method long before I used it at home.
While I always loved the end result the Clever, I was so excited to see that Bonavita was offering a porcelain steep-and-release brewing device. The reason why is because the Clever is made of plastic and has major heat retention issues.
In my personal testing the Clever dropper on average 15f in temp over the 4 minute brewing process. Now that I have the porcelain Bonavita i also tested it and it drops only 6f-8f in the brewing process. This means that the Bonavita stays within the ideal brewing temp of 205f-95f for all 4 minutes.
Now that I have the Bonavita I will never go back to the Clever.
In coffeehouses, this would make for a great alternative to either pourover or French Press as it is much easier to clean up and creates a much better end cup of coffee.
Thanks Bonavita for making this product for us!!!
(Posted on 7/3/13)
great productReview by Mark S
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It's like the Clever Coffee Dripper, but with better design and heat retention. I do wish it was easier to disassemble the bottom mechanism for cleaning, but all in all this is is still the best system I've found for hybrid immersion/filter brewing on the market.
(Posted on 6/20/13)
Recommended!Review by Kathy
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I love this brewer! I like the immersion method and have been using a competitor's (plastic) product for over a year, so when I read about the porcelain Bonavita immersion brewer I was happy to try it out. It works as advertised; I am very satisfied with the coffee I can brew with this dripper. Nothing touches the coffee except porcelain, the paper filter and the stopper at the bottom of the cone. The dripper is heavy so you want to be sure to preheat it before use so your coffee will stay hot.
Only time will tell if the underside mechanism will be easy to keep clean, but so far so good. This filter cone seems a bit expensive, but there is nothing else like it out there so give it a try!
(Posted on 4/15/13)