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Product Description

The new Bonavita 8-cup Coffee Maker isn't just another high quality brewer with stunningly sleek lines! This updated brewer shares the simplicity of the previous version, but also acknowledges that drip brewing has evolved over the last few years and added a little extra care and thought to each brew cycle.

Features & Functionality of the Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe

  • Large Shower Head: The updated shower head allows for optimal coffee saturation, leaving no coffee ground untouched!
  • U-Shape Filter Basket: The flat bottom, U-shape filter basket also works to fully saturate your coffee grounds for a full, robust flavor.
  • Pre-Infusion: The pre-infusion mode allows your grounds time to bloom and reach their full flavor potential.
  • Stainless Steel Carafe with Lid: The hefty 8-cup thermal carafe will keep your coffee toasty for about an hour when using the included pour-through lid.
  • Honorable Mention - This updated brewer is SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) certified, meaning it has passed rigorous tests with flying colors!
  • Ideal Brew Temp - This updated coffee maker also brews at the ideal temperature range of 195° - 205°F, for the best possible flavor every time.
  • No Programming - Bonavita sticks with the simpler side of brewing and does not include programmable options on this updated brewer, just one simple power switch. The pre-infusion process is also very manual, so you will need to hang out with your brewer until you're ready to begin the regular brew cycle.
Ease of Use 5
Ease of Care and Maintenance 5
Overall Value for the Money 5
Tips and Tricks

To activate the pre-infusion process, simply press and hold the power switch for approximately 5 seconds (or until your see the power switch flash), release and then press the power switch again to activate power. The power switch will continue flashing while you are in the pre-infusion mode.

To end the pre-infusion mode and begin regular brewing, press the power switch to deactivate power and then press and hold until the power switch flashes once. Press the power switch again to reactivate power and the Bonavita will proceed with normal brewing

To achieve the hottest coffee possible and maintain that heat a little longer, rinse some hot water in and around the inside of the carafe prior to brewing.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Bonavita
Model Number BV1900TS
Width 11.25 inches
Depth 6.75 inches
Height 12.00 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 6.0000
Watts 1500W
Volts 120V
Reservoir Size 8 cups (40 ounces)
Auto On No
Auto Shut Off Yes
Max/Min Ounces per Pot Max: 40 ounces | Min: 20 ounces
Warm Up: Brew Time 6 minutes 30 seconds
Mid-Brew Interrupt No
Programmability No
Available Carafe Styles Stainless Steel

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I just bought this BV 1900 TS last week from the Portland store. the coffee pours "ok" with the first cup but after that you have to lift the entire pot well into the air (almost upside down) to get the coffee to pour our more than a trickle. this is the new version that just got into the store last monday or tuesday. is the cover defective or is this normal?
Russ G on Dec 29, 2014
Best Answer: Hi, I just got mine yesterday and have only brewed two pots, but mine seems to pour just fine at around a 90 degree angle (w/ handle parallel to the floor). I think if you have to turn the carafe upside down to get coffee out, something is wrong. Good luck!
Reply (1) · Report · Jonathan C on Dec 31, 2014
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I saw a YouTube video with Gail using I believe it was this Bonavita and the carafe was stainless steel on the outside and glass on the inside. Is that model no longer available?
Diego R on Nov 25, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately, the model of Bonavita with a thermal carafe and an internal lining with glass has been discontinued by Bonavita, and is no longer available. Sorry!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Nov 28, 2014
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I just bought the new 1900TS Bonavita coffe maker (I had the 1800 with the glass carafe, and it just stopped working). In any event, I am looking for a goldtone reusable filter that fits the new 1900TS. I see it referenced in one of the questions, but I do not see the name. I also do not see it on your site. Since what I am looking for would be a flat bottom filter not a cone filter. What do your recommend?
marykay on Oct 8, 2015
Best Answer: I would think that Seattle Coffee Gear would be best equipped to answer your question. However, since Bonavita is a product of Melitta and Melitta makes the paper filters, why not stick to their filters. I buy them for about $5 for 300 filters at Target and am always assured of Bonavita's wonderful fresh coffee every time. It's the best I've ever had in 30 years of coffee makers and I don't want to rock the boat now! I suggest you do the same.
Reply (1) · Report · Harry M on Oct 10, 2015
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Do you carry the Bonavita BV1800SS or TH?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2014
Best Answer: We carry a couple models of the Bonavita coffee makers. The distinction between the models is how the model number ends. For the thermal carafe options, we are currently carrying the following:
BV1800SS (this has the stainless steel lining with the old body style): This model has been discontinued, so we will not have it available for much longer.
BV1800TS (this has the stainless steel lining with the new body style):
BV1800 (this of course is the glass carafe version):
We do not carry the glass lined thermal carafe model any longer and that model has been discontinued by Bonavita. Hope this helps to clarify!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Nov 28, 2014
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Are you able to brew only two cups of coffee from this machine? Is the quality of the brew sacrificed ?
Stefan R on Feb 17, 2015
Best Answer: The instructions say you can brew between 4-8 cups but recommends at least 6 cups. I have always brewed at least 6 cups just because they are only 5oz cups. I don't know that it would be quality issue as much as a heating element issue. It has a pretty powerful heating element that is said to be exact in temp heating. You might damage it by not using as much water because it's not made for that.
Reply · Report · Bradley Y on Feb 23, 2015
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I am looking at the bonvita coffee maker. Trying to decide if the 5 cup or 8 cup is right for me. I brew a large cup 12 oz in the morning before work for just me and for my travel mug to work most of the time. But when I have company, want to be able to brew enough for them. So which one would be the best?
vickie c on Sep 27, 2015
Best Answer: Vickie, I would get the 8 cup size for two reasons. First, you can always brew 4 cups although the water temperature might not average quite as high as with a full pot. Second, I'm assuming you don't work 7 days a week and might drink a bit more joe on the weekend. I really like my 8 cup Model 1900 Bonavita but I doubt you could go wrong any of their models. Bruce
Reply · Report · Bruce J on Oct 7, 2015
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Does this model still have the Glass liner in the Stainless Steele thermal carafe?
James L on Nov 6, 2014
Best Answer: no it is metal, but the coffee is so hot it is amazing!!
Reply (1) · Report · peter b on Nov 6, 2014
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Is it possible to make less than 8 cups with the Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker?
George W on Jan 23, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can certainly do that. Just keep in mind that if you choose to use less water, you'll still be needing to use about the same amount of grounds to keep the same flavor. If you're wanting to brew a half-pot, although you can reduce the amount of water that you use, there isn't any way to slow down how quickly the water flows through from the bottom, so if you use less coffee, you may find that it tastes more watery/weaker since it isn't steeping as long to get the full flavor. It's all up to your personal taste preferences, but you may find that you have to use a bit more than 50% grounds if you're brewing with 50% or less water, if that makes sense. :-)
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 29, 2015
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What is the newest model?I just bought one. model bv1800ss it is not like the one I have in my other home. It does not have the pre infusion feature. I think this model is an old model. What is bonavita latest model?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2015
Best Answer: The latest model is the BV1900TS
Reply · Report · Randee SStaff on Aug 8, 2015
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does it have auto off?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2015
Best Answer: No, it does not have an auto-off. However, this is not necessary for this machine, because it is just a thermal carafe, there is not a hot plate that the carafe sits on, so it you don't get burned on coffee. The machine will not heat internally when there isn't any water being pulled into the machine or dispensed over the coffee, so no need to worry there either!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Feb 8, 2015
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I don't particularly like the carafe that comes with the Bonavita. I find that you can't pour straight out of the carafe without the lid, otherwise the liquid dribbles down the sides and spills everywhere. Also the rim holds some of the liquid in the carafe, even if you turn it upside down. Is there an alternative carafe that would would work with the Bonavita? Or am I stuck with the OEM one?
JKDer on Jan 24, 2015
Best Answer: We've only found that the Bonavita carafe will work in this maker. However, we don't have any other brands of carafes that would fit in this space, so if you're able to find one that would be short enough and have the right dimensions in the top to hold your brew basket, then that would probably work.

As an alternative, you could use the glass carafe for the Bonavita, you just wouldn't have the heating element underneath to keep it warm, so you would need to drink the coffee pretty quickly. With that option, it would be a little lower form the spray head, so the water may cool a little more before it gets to the coffee (although I'm sure not by much). Sorry I can't be of more help!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 29, 2015
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How do you best clean this? Is there a filter to replace?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2015
Best Answer: You can clean this by using Cleancaf or Dezcal. To descale the machine (we recommend doing this every 2-3 months depending on your water hardness), you can use Dezcal. To clean the brew basket and the carafe from coffee oils that will build up over time, you can use Cleancaf.

The machine does not use a filter, but we do recommend using filtered water so that you don't develop a quick scale buildup. When brewing, it uses a #4 cone shaped filter, and you can choose to use paper filters or a gold tone filter that's reusable. Hope this answers your questions!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 23, 2015
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I really like the Bonavita 1800 glass lined thermal carafe. Can I use that with the new 1900 model?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can use the glass lined thermal carafe with the 1900 model, the brew basket will fit into the top just fine. Bonavita no longer makes the glass lined carafe, so while you have it, may as well keep using it! :-)
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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My coffee pot has build up in the water holder and the automatic cut off just clicks has stopped cutting off automatically, I just took water mixed with some white viniger to wash through the cycle will that help? Love my coffee pot!
Mary E k on Jan 10, 2015
Best Answer: Mary...We love the coffee maker and have not had a problem with it...because my wife and I have very hard water from a well, we use only distilled water...I would suggest that you try the vinegar should help, but you may need to do it several times...I believe this is the suggested treatment for this problem...Allen in South Carolina
Reply · Report · Allen S on Jan 11, 2015
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Is this the BV1900TS?
vicki m on Dec 27, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, the model number is BV1900TS.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 1, 2015
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Where is the Bonavita made?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2014
Best Answer: Bonavita manufactures their equipment in China.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 1, 2015
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thank you,
Approximately how long is the power cord? Is it long enough to pull the machine from under the overhead cabinets that are 12" deep? Again, thanks
jmrbroker on Dec 22, 2014
Best Answer: The longest that the power cord can be from the machine to the end of the power cord (including prongs) is 27-3/4 inches. Keep in mind that this is factoring in the power cord stemming from the back side of the machine, but the power cord can also be oriented from the water tank side, although this will make the cord slightly shorter.

Additionally, this overall length is including the plug, so depending on how you're trying to plug it into or put it on your shelf, you will need some extra length for the cord to plug in, and any configuration for the cord to wrap/stretch around to get to the right location. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 23, 2015
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I just purchased the bonavita and a gold tone filter from your seattle store and wanted to know if the gold tone filter is not designed for this coffee maker. When I use the gold tone filter it seems a little tall to get the carafe into the machine. Is their a better filter you would recommend?Also just a side note I purchased this item along with a grinder because your site has the best reviews, and Gail is awesome!
A shopper on Dec 7, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can use the gold tone filter in the Bonavita, but it is certainly a tight fit. We have found that with some coffee in the filter, it will weigh it down a little bit, but it will still sit a little higher because of the plastic bottom edge. The only other reusable filter we carry is the Cilio 24 Karat Gold plated filter, but it has about the same fit. Thanks for your comments, Gail is the best, and I'm glad you're enjoying the reviews!
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Dec 9, 2014
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What size coffee filters does this model use?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2014
Best Answer: It uses #4 filters.
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Warranty Information for the Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe

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
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 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe

  • 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.


best yet Review by Jer
Great no complaints & craft works very well. 3 hr. still hot to my liking. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Great machine and great customer supportReview by Black dog
I've had the bonavita now for a year. It makes the best cup of coffee I've ever had. I buy my beans fresh from a local roaster and this helps with the quality of the coffee but the machine its self does a great job. Brew time and temp are exactly what I expected. My carafe keeps the coffee hot for three hours or so. Maybe I got lucky with my carafe I don't know but no complaints about it. My machines thermo block died after about five months so I call SCG where I purchased it and they offered a couple trouble shooting tips. Those didn't work so they directed me to bonavita. I called on a Wednesday explained my problem and they said that they'd have me a new machine by the end of the week if I went on line and completed the warranty information. True to their word my new machine arrived on Friday. Can't beat that for customer service and product support. It helps that I live in the Seattle area and bonavita is a seattle based company but that's still very responsive customer service in my book. Overall I'm extremely pleased with my machine and have no complaints. (Posted on 9/5/2015)
Best coffee makerReview by Bubba g
Just broke the glass carafe, using old Krupp coffee pot, I realize how good the Bonavita is. (Posted on 7/27/2015)
I'm so sad and under caffeinated.Review by I love coffee
I had a Dutch made Technivorm which was the best machine I have ever owned. It was damaged in a move and I read great reviews on the Bonavita. I would have bought another Moccaster Technivorm but it's a bit too tall for my counter. The Bonavita arrived two months ago and I have had a good cup of coffee at home since. The coffee is not hot! I have to microwave it immediately after pouring. The brew process is twice as long as my old machine. If you pour without the lid, it's a huge mess. If you use the lid, coffee trickles out and it taps 10 seconds to put one cup. I rinse my carafe with boiling water first but coffee is not hot. I had this shipped to Canada at considerable expense and am so disappointed. I want my old Technivorm back as I'm spending a fortune at Starbucks and Independant roasters. (Posted on 2/24/2015)
Great coffeeReview by EdHusky
I used the 1900ts for several months. It most definitely makes a better cup of coffee than most other coffee makers, however, I decided to go back and buy the 1800 class carafe model with a hot plate. I didn't find the 1900 stainless carafe keeping it hot long enough. I don't like having to put hot water in the stainless carafe to warm it up before putting the coffee in. (Posted on 2/23/2015)
Fantastic Coffee MakerReview by Xcubed
You can spend a lot more money but you WILL NOT get a better cup of home brewed coffee. CNET hit this nail on the head! Love this machine. (Posted on 2/17/2015)
carafeReview by J C
Very poor design or workmanship. After rinsing carafe under the faucet and making a pot of coffee, up to a teaspoon of water drips out of the handle of the carafe onto the counter. After I put the lid on the carafe, the first thing that comes out of the carafe is a shot of clear water, even after drying in the dish rack overnight. Also have to nuke it in the microwave to have "hot" coffee an hour later.

(Posted on 1/26/2015)
Great coffee, crappy carafeReview by MokaLisa
The quality of the brew is absolutley top notch. I've worked in the speciality coffee industry so my standards are high, and the brew from this machine is one of the best cups of drip I have ever experienced. That being said, the carafe is complete crap. Coffee Doc, why should I pay $180 for a SCAA approved brewer, then have to pour my coffee into a thermos to keep it hot? Even when I preheat the carafe before brewing, the coffee is not hot enough for me after 30 minutes. That is a design/engineering flaw, pure and simple. Perhaps not having a brew through lid like my old Capresso MT500 just allows too much heat to excape. This brewer would get 5 stars if it came with a carafe that kept coffee hot long enough to make it through the Sunday paper. If you're okay with the Thermos thing, though, buy this. The brew is outstanding. (Posted on 1/11/2015)
Bonavita 1900TSReview by MT
Good and simple coffee maker, HORRIBLE carafe. Seems like they might have cheaped out for the new model. Even after filling it with very hot water, the coffee stays hot for MAYBE a half hour. Very disappointed. (Posted on 1/10/2015)
Best drip coffee maker for the $Review by Brandon
We now use our Kuerig for hot chocolate and iced tea, because this bad boy makes coffee that is as good as you get at restaurants known for great coffee.

Easy to use, easy to take care of, and you'll never need to stop for a great cup on the way to work again. (Posted on 11/17/2014)
Pretty Damn GoodReview by Coffee Doc
This coffee maker does one thing: it makes coffee. It doesn't grind, it doesn't have a timer, it doesn't froth milk. It just makes coffee. Having said that, it makes great drip coffee. It does pre-treat the grinds, makes coffee at about 205 degrees and takes about 4 minutes. The steel carafe is good for about 40 minutes (sorry, use a thermos if you must), and it makes about 3 good mugs worth. Just perfect for my wife and myself in the morning. It is easy to clean and is bullet proof. Once you get your formula down (grind setting on your grinder, grams per volume of water) you will get consistently delicious coffee all the time. Expensive, but worth it. (Posted on 11/14/2014)

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