Bonavita Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe



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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.
  • Ideal Brew Temp - You'll get the ideal brew temp with the Bonavita.
  • Quality - No other coffee maker has been comparable to the Technivorm until now. The Bonavita brews coffee just as hot as a Technivorm and also has a glass carafe to keep its temperature steady.
  • Small Footprint - Maximize your counter top space with the Bonavita's small size.
  • Not Programmable - If you enjoy having a hot cup of coffee ready to go when you roll out of bed, this isn't the machine for you. With the Bonavita, you'll have to prep your java for brewing each morning.
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.


Manufacturer Bonavita
Model Number BV1800
Width 10.75 inches
Depth 6.375 inches
Height 11.9375 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 6.8000
Watts 1400W
Material Stainless Steel
Case Material Stainless Steel
Reservoir Size 40 ounces
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 40 ounces
Programmability No
Available Carafe Styles Glass
Aroma Yes
NSF Certified No


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What do you do with the lid when not in use? Or the basket when the pot is on the warmer?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2014
Best Answer: There is not a universal answer for this, unfortunately! The lid and brew basket for the Bonavita Coffee Makers do not have good storage places on this unit, and so when one is not on the carafe, you really can just set it aside any place on your counter. Sorry I don't have a better solution to your question!
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jan 8, 2014
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Dear All at SCG and their customers,
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 on Dec 2, 2013
Best Answer: Hello,

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.
Reply · Report · Antonius d on Dec 3, 2013
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Would we be able to purchase just the coffee pot lid? we have the Bonavita style. We have somehow lost the lid.
Allan Z on Jul 2, 2015
Best Answer: I apologize, it looked as though we had the lids separately, but we do not have them in stock anymore. The lid can be purchased together with the replacement carafe and can be found here:
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Aug 3, 2015
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1. Really torn between this and the Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder :-( Suggestions ?
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 C on Aug 13, 2013
Best Answer: Love the Bonavita so far. It brews fast and hot. The drip mechanism is a bit awkward as you must remove it with the carafe. You get used to it.

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.
Reply · Report · Wayne M on Aug 14, 2013
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what filter do I use?
Liane G on Jul 22, 2016
Best Answer: I use a gold tone filter most of the time but some times I use the Melitta #4 paper filters. I've had my Bonavita since January and haven't had any problems, it's a great machine
Reply · Report · Gery B on Jul 27, 2016
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What should a typical grind setting be for this coffee brewer/ im using a Rocky Rancillio grinder ?
and how many grams per cup of grind ?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2013
Best Answer: I usually use store-bought ground Peet's coffee. When I went to a Peet's shop to get some coffee ground, they suggested a number 6 grind I believe. I also never measure my coffee but just shake it out of the bag. I'm not too fussy about consistency. It always tastes good. This is a good coffee maker.
Reply · Report · Nancy E on Sep 13, 2013
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What types of filters can I use with this product? I'm not a fan of paper filters.
A shopper on Dec 12, 2012
Best Answer: I do only use the mellita cone type 4 and I really have not tried a permanent gold type is a simple design and I would think you could also use it away from the brewer and just pour the hot water on top if another filter type wont fit under the housing......
Reply · Report · Michael I on Dec 14, 2012
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as far as the on off switch goes, how does the auto off work? it says its a 2 hour timer, but does it physically flip the switch off? I'm wanting to put this on a wemo smart switch attached to amazon echo where i can tell alexa to start my coffee. Does anyone know the answer to this or have any experience with it? I want the best coffee maker that has a on off switch and i will basically control the power to the unit. I would leave switch in the on position while wemo switch only sends power when toggled from app or alexa, but need to confirm internal timer won't flip switch and not allow power say after more then 2 hours (over night).... Using the bv1800th
micah on Nov 27, 2016
Best Answer: I have this coffee maker and the switch moves to the off position in 2 hours. If you turn it on and unplug it the switch will also move to the off position after a few seconds. If you hold the switch on, unplug it, and hold the switch for about 5 seconds it will remain in the on position and can be repowered (i.e. plugged back in). You could technically tape the switch in the on position so you never have to think about it, but that might have some safety concerns along with it, for me that's what I do with the timer I have setup on it. It turns the power on and then off after a set time.
Reply · Report · S C on Nov 28, 2016
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Just wondering if anyone knows that temperature the hot plate keeps the coffee that's in the glass carafe ?
A shopper on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know, however it does keep it really warm. What I do is use a wire grid (from Chemex) to keep the temp a little lower so it does not get the coffee too hot and change the flavor. Suppose I could put a thermometer in the pot however have not done so. The best thing to do if not consuming it quickly is to pour into a thermal container.
Reply · Report · Cynthia Z on Oct 13, 2014
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how many cups does this product make?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
Best Answer: Eight 5-ounce cups, or 10 4-ounce cups
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Aug 8, 2016
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What is the tank and basket made of?
Rex M on Feb 23, 2015
Best Answer: The tank and brew basket are both plastic.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Mar 1, 2015
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What metal is used for the heating element? I have heard that it's aluminum in contrast to the Technivorm which uses copper.
A shopper on Jan 13, 2015
Best Answer: The heating elements for Bonavita are indeed aluminum, but they have a copper interior, so this is what comes in contact with the water.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Mar 11, 2015
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auto shut off?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, the machine and the heating plate will turn off after two hours from turning on the machine.
Reply · Report · Stephanie AStaff on Jan 11, 2015
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Is it adaptable for 220 voltage?
Yana S on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: No, the Bonavita Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe we offer is not compatible with 220V.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Sep 10, 2014
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All pictures, and the YouTube video, show the carafe with brew basket attached inserted from the side (right to left). Is this required because of product design etc.? If "yes", and it looks like that is the case, then after the brewing is complete, and the brew basket is removed (replacing it with the top), can it then be inserted from the front rather than sideways?
Tom D on Feb 7, 2014
Best Answer: There is actually no reason for the handle and brew basket to face in one specific direction on this Bonavita other than the aesthetic looks of the handle facing to the side. Once you are done brewing, you can absolutely insert the carafe from the front instead of the side.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Feb 8, 2014
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Where is the Bonavita made?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Bonavita Coffee Maker is made in China.
Reply · Report · Teri KStaff on Jan 15, 2014
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How well does the Bonavita handle less than a full pot (e.g., 4 cups instead of 8)? I have heard that this may result in an incomplete brewing cycle, under-extraction, and sour coffee. Is this true?

A shopper on Jun 9, 2012
Best Answer: The Bonavita does just fine with a 4 cup pot. I have only ever brewed a 4 cup pot and I am very happy with the results.
Reply · Report · lori W on Jun 11, 2012
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best home coffee yet at fair priceReview by Mike
I have had the Bv1800 for about a week now and really like this machine. While it is simplistic and doesn't have timers and all that, I kinda like that. I does make the best drip coffee I have ever had at home. The first time I used it I drank a whole pot by myself. It brews relatively quick too. I had a friend over the other day for coffee and cake and even the next day he was still impressed with how delicious the coffee was. I'm not even using high end coffee either.... Just house brand Guatemalan French roast beans from BJ's Wholesale grind with a Capresso burr grinder. One thing that other reviews here and other sites complained about was how the filter basket sits on the carafe and when brewing is done its awkward. Yeah thats a little weird, with most it hangs on the machine. I just put it in the sink and put on the lid, on a positive note this was when you take out the carafe coffee isn't dripping from the basket on to the hot plate like with most machines so it stays cleaner.

This is the most I have ever paid for a coffee maker but its supposed to be close to the Technivorm that's double the price so its probably a good value for those like me who want an SCAA approved brewer that can't afford $300 (Posted on 3/25/2016)
Consistently good coffee, easy to cleanReview by shoefreak
I own two of these along with the Baratza coffee grinder. I have tried expensive grind/brew makers and they are impossible to keep clean. The is so easy and therefore never has a residual old coffee grind taste. Only drawbacks are that the heating plate could be hotter and you have to wait until it is finished before pouring a cup but if you want the right flavor this is not a big deal. (Posted on 1/26/2015)
Does not brew hot enoughReview by Walt
My Clement Design Moccamaster gave it up a few years ago. I decided on this because it was a similar design at a lower price. From Day 1 my coffee was hitting the basket at 185, and was veiled and murky tasting. If I fill the cold water carafe with 160 F water, it brews at about 195-196. Suffice it to say it's the back-up of my back-ups back-up. (Posted on 1/4/2015)
Makes reasonable coffee but machine has a chemical smell.Review by garney, sacramento
I have had the machine about three weeks now trying to duplicate the taste of Peet's coffee shop coffee. I am getting close but the coffee maker still has a strong chemical smell to it, even after running several batches of water thru it and even some water and vinegar solutions. (Posted on 12/8/2014)
A bit wonky, but does make good coffeeReview by JATinTX
First, the pros - it makes a pretty darn good cup of coffee. Here are the cons, to me anyway - (1) very hard to see where the water level is when filling the reservoir; (2) hard to tell when the brew cycle is really over; (3) you better have the trash can right next to the coffee maker, so you can dump the grinds in the trash - the cone has to come when the carafe is removed; (4) you have to wait for the brew cycle to complete to pour a cup, no pause capability; and (5) although the brewing temp for the water is hot, the coffee doesn't seem to stay hot with the carafe on the burner after brewing. Seems a bit over-priced based on appearances, but it does make good coffee. Now if it lasts. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
Great Coffee, simple machineReview by Will W
I've had this for about a year and a half with no problems. I used SCG videos and reviews to compare a couple of different models and decided on th Bonavita. The machine has one switch and no beeps or buzzers. The coffee is great, and continues to be so. A couple of things to consider with this model. You have to wait until the brewing is completed before pouring a cup of coffee, but the brew time is very quick so I haven't found that to be a problem. I have had the coffee basket overflow when I overfilled the grinds, but that was more my fault. Also, the basket with the coffee sits directly on the coffee pot, so you have to remove it and put the lid on manually when the brew has completed.
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
temp is on low endReview by Pat
Have had the coffee maker for two weeks and only make coffee on the weekends so have not had a chance to brew too much. However, I've temped it each time and this last time used a digital thermometer and the hottest it got to was 196.4 on the very low end of the recommended temps...that's why I'm giving it a 3 in quality as everything I've read, and even watching the videos on this site show it to be brewing at a higher temp. (Posted on 3/22/2014)
Excellent brewer in all waysReview by Judy
I am very pleased with my Seattle Coffee Gear experience and especially with my Bonavita Coffee Maker. After researching the features I wanted in a coffee brewer and determining which brewer to purchase, I contacted SCG and watched the video they offer on how to use the product. It was helpful, entertaining and reinforced my choice. I have worked professionally in the specialty coffee industry and am very fussy about my coffee and how well it is brewed. The Bonavita does not disappoint. Brew temp, brew time, pre-saturating and pulsing work perfectly to extract delicious tasting coffee. I also like the size - low profile - and the absence of timers and other gadgets that complicate the mechanism and add nothing to the quality of the coffee. (Posted on 2/19/2014)
Poor quality good design Technivorm is still a better valueReview by sarisaki
As hard as it is to pay the extra dollars for a Technivorm I would recommend not buying the Bonavita.
- I had two of them stop brewing one after 2 months and 1after 4 weeks.
- Really bad experience with customer service at Bonavita not wanting to replace the product.
- Now that I have owned both - hands down I like the taste and quality of the Technivorm.
- Thermal carafe breaks easily on Bonavita
- I do like the compact size of the Bonavita. (Posted on 1/4/2014)
Impressed Overall So FarReview by Randell
We have only had it for about 2 1/2 weeks, but so far haven't found anything of any consequence not to like. The price seems a little high at first, but considering any comparison it is very reasonable. We replaced a Cuisinart from Williams Sonoma that cost almost as much, and the Technivorm is twice as much. The Bonavita makes better coffee than the Cuisinart, rivals the Technivorm in brewing quality, and is SCAA rated, so it pretty much speaks for itself in value. Makes excellent coffee.

We did the research and were well aware of it's features and lack thereof, so there are no surprises or disappointments there. I have a very accurate high quality "Super-Fast Thermapen" that has a long probe with the sensor at the very tip of the probe, which makes it very easy to get a reading during the brewing process of the slurry in the basket through one of the steam holes in the top. I've checked it quite a bit during a few brewing cycles and the extremes I've seen are 198.1 and 202.4, with the majority of the time spent between 198.5 - 201.5.

I know some users have reported a wider variation in brewing temp, and some higher temps, but some units may vary in that regard, and some readings may be made with a device that's not particularly accurate. These temps are taken from the slurry (which I would think would be more meaningful) rather than attempting to check the water temp coming out of the holes. At any rate, the unit we have seems very stable in the brewing temp area.

All in all, at this point we don't see any reason to down-rate the Bonavita on price, value, or perceived quality. The quality area will of course be better evaluated after some time of use. Considering the failure rate and longevity of various coffee-makers that cost at least in the $100 area, anything over two or three years will be very acceptable to us, considering the quality of the coffee and the ease of use and cleaning. The ability to brew at the correct temperature is rare, while the small size is a plus for us and it's quite attractive on our counter, matching a number of other stainless appliances in the kitchen.

Randell (Posted on 12/15/2013)
Simple design, Makes great coffeeReview by Tim
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 10/1/2013)
well designedReview by lyn c
Absolutely no complaints/problems with this coffee maker (Posted on 8/16/2013)
Great tasting coffee!Review by Yogibare
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 8/9/2013)
No more bitter coffeeReview by Perfect Cup
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 7/2/2013)
Great CoffeeReview by David
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 3/1/2013)
Great coffee fast Review by mikeelikesit
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 1/29/2013)
good hot coffeeReview by rgmitch
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 1/1/2013)
glass carafe versionReview by Mike I
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 9/6/2012)
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 4/10/2012)

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Bonavita Warranty Information

What it Covers: Coffee makers, Kettles, Scales & Pour over stands 

Length: 1 Year (Kettles, Scales & Pour over stands), 2 Years (Coffee makers)

Who Supports the Warranty: Bonavita. Warranty covers manufacturer defects only, carafes are not covered unless they arrive with cracks or defects.

Warranty Contact Information: 855-664-1252 or email at

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

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