Out with the old, in with the brew! The Bonavita Connoisseur improves on Bonavita's classic coffee maker design with some much-needed ergonomic updates. A new-and-improved version of the BV1900, the Connoisseur adds a machine-mounted brew basket and a stainless steel carafe redesign that promises to help get every last drop out of your pot between brews. Aside from these ergonomic expansions, the Connoisseur also offers better heat retention (thanks to the new basket design), an automatic bloom option, and simple, one-touch operation.
1-cup + 2-cup: Can brew 1 or 2 cups at a time.
5-cup: Brews 5 cups at a time.
8-cup: Brews 8 cups at a time.
9-cup: Brews 9 cups at a time.
12-cup: Brews 12 cups at a time.
Multiple: Adjusts to brew 1, 5 or 12 cups at a time.
8-cup + 1-Cup: Can brew 8 cups or a single cup at a time.
12-cup + 1-Cup: Can brew 12 cups or a single cup at a time.8-cup
Cone: Works with cone style filters.
Flat: Works with basket style filters.
Pour-over: Works with pour over filters.Flat
Temp Control: Can change the brew temperature manually.Temp Control
- Just Right Heat: Set to brew at a gold-cup standard 198° to 202°, your coffee will come out piping hot and ideally extracted every time.
- On-rails Basket: The addition of basket rails under the shower head of the brewer means better heat retention and easier pouring.
- New Carafe: Speaking of easier pouring, the lip shape of the insulated carafe is redesigned to be less messy when poured without the lid.
- Stainless Case: The Connoisseur continues with Bonavita's classic stainless steel cladding.
- Optional Pre-infusion: A simple press-and-hold of the toggle switch lets you set the Connoiseur to include a short pre-bloom stage before regular brewing.
- Spray Arm and Basket: The wide, level-adjustable spray arm and flat bottom basket help to soak every last ground evenly.
- Simple Quality: Easy one-switch operation and minimal programming or options is a joy when all you want is a fresh cup on early mornings.
- Steel Case: The brushed steel and black case matches most kitchens and is easy to clean.
- No Drip Stop: The inclusion of a drip stop—even a manual one—would have been a nice addition.
How Does it Compare?
The Connoisseur is Bonavita's new SS carafe brewer, alongside the Metropolitan—a cheaper entry with a glass carafe.
Tips and Tricks
For all-day heat retention, pre-heat the carafe by running a half-reservoir of water before your pot of coffee. Bonus: you get a piping-hot rinse-out of your carafe—we all know you left some dregs from yesterday.
In terms of reliable performance, innovative features and quality coffee at the end of each brew, there are few better hardware companies to have on your counter than Bonavita. Committed to crafting excellent machines that make the coffee brewing process easy and intuitive, Bonavita understands that great coffee comes from a great process. When it comes to user-friendliness, this brand is second to none. Here at Seattle Coffee Gear, we are proud to carry an extensive selection of Bonavita coffee hardware.
Product Weight (lbs.)
Brushed Stainless Steel
Auto Shut Off
Max/Min Ounces per Pot
40 oz max
Warm Up: Brew Time
What it Covers: Coffee makers, Kettles, Scales & Pour over stands
Length: 1 Year (Kettles, Scales, Metropolitan and Connoisseur Drip Brewers), 2 Years (BV1500TS and BV1900TS Drip Brewers)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No
Care and Maintenance
- Wash out carafe after every use.
- Descale every 2 to 3 months; or use filtered water as needed.
- Wipe down the case with a clean rag as needed.