Bonavita Metropolitan Coffee Maker



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  • – Unibody Plastic Case
  • – Brew Basket Rails
  • – 40-minute Hot Plate
  • – SCAA-capable Brewer

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Out with the old, in with the brew! The Bonavita Metropolitan improves on Bonavita's classic coffee maker design—at a more affordable price. Built to the same exacting specs of Bonavita's SCAA-rated brewer—198° to 204° brew temperature, a full-size grounds basket, and brew time under 8 minutes—the Metropolitan adds rails for the brew basket and a one-piece case for a more streamlined user experience. Available in glass carafe versions only, the Metropolitan also sports a calibrated hot plate with a 40-minute timer and an optional pre-infusion mode before brewing.

Features and Functionality

  • Just Right Heat - Our (admittedly basic) temperature tests put the Metropolitan right at an ideal 199° at the spray arm.
  • On-rails Basket - The flat bottom brew basket now slides on rails built into the brewer.
  • Glass Carafe - The Metropolitan includes a glass carafe for those sensitive to stainless steel flavors.
  • (Not Too) Hot Plate - A calibrated hot plate keeps coffee at a not-too-hot 185° for 40 minutes before shutting off.
  • Optional Pre-infusion - Just like most Bonavita brewers, press-and-hold the toggle to activate a 15 second bloom at the start of your brew cycle.
  • Spray Arm - The spray arm offers wide coverage over the brew basket, and is easy to level out for even flow.
  • Clean Case - While the all-plastic case was undoubtedly a choice to reduce price, the Metropolitan actually looks a lot sleeker next to the mixed-medium case of the regular Bonavita.
  • Basket Rails! - We've only been asking forever. Now the basket stays with the brewer.
  • Glass Carafe - If you're sensitive to stainless steel flavors from regular carafes, the glass carafe is a nice choice (its easier to clean too!).
  • No Frills - At its heart, the Metropolitan is still a very basic design. No timer or temp programming, no auto drip stop and no built-in water filters or descale warning lights.
Tips and Tricks Lazy pour over lovers rejoice! The Metropolitan's 9.5-inch clearance (from hot plate to spray arm) is tall enough to accommodate a 10-Cup Chemex.


Manufacturer Bonavita
Model Number BV1901PW
Width 12 inches
Depth 7 inches
Height 12.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 3.3000
Watts 1560W
Volts 120V
Size 8 cup
Material Plastic
Case Material Plastic
Reservoir Size 1.3 L
Built-In Grinder No
Auto On No
Auto Shut Off Yes
Temperature 198-202°
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 40 oz max
Warm Up: Brew Time 6:41
Mid-Brew Interrupt No
Programmability Pre-infusion
Available Carafe Styles Glass
Aroma Yes


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Is this SCCA Certified?

Does it all disassemble pretty easily for cleaning?

What metal is the boiler made from?

Are these made right there in WA state just for Seattle Coffee Gear? I've never seen this brand anywhere else before.

I prefer glass or glass lined containers for my coffee and the glass carafe looks great here, does it seal with a lid too?

Thanks so much!
A shopper on Oct 29, 2017
Best Answer: Hello!

While it has the same heating element, capacity and shower design as the SCAA-rated BV1900, I don't believe Bonavita submitted the Metropolitan Brewer for certification this year.

The heating element is stainless steel-lined aluminum.

Nope! Bonavita manufactures their machines in China.

The glass carafe does come with a lid.

Hope this was helpful!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Oct 30, 2017
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I read on a review from another site that they measure their 8 cup carafe based upon 5oz per cup rather than the traditional 6oz per cup. Is this true? I could not find this documented anywhere.
Christopher R on Nov 26, 2017
Best Answer: That is correct! Coffee cup sizing is a little odd. The Metropolitan will make up to 40 ounces of coffee at a time.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Nov 27, 2017
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Does model bonavista 1901gw or pw carafe come with lid?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2017
Best Answer: Yep! The Metropolitan comes with a lid.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Nov 22, 2017
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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

Care and Maintenance

  • Clean carafe after every use.
  • Use filtered water, or descale brewer every 2-3 months depending on usage.
  • Wipe down hot plate and case with a soft rag as needed.


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