Reddit Reddit reviews Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe

We found 34 Reddit comments about Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe
1400W Heater raises water to ideal temperatureEngineered for precise water and coffee grounds contact timeShower head designed for complete saturation and optimal extractionBrews 8 Cups (40 ounces)High quality stainless steel carafeBPA-Free Plastic
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34 Reddit comments about Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe:

u/OpenRoast · 16 pointsr/Coffee

this is one of 3 that SCAA has issued a Gold Cup Cert for home brewing. I'd recommend the Technivorm but its above your $ range.

u/bob_mcbob · 12 pointsr/WTF

You're mixing serving temperature for espresso with brewing temperature for other methods. Almost all coffee is ideally brewed in a similar initial water temperature range. That would typically be around of 90-96°C, though it may be preferable to go a bit lower with some coffees. The INEI standard is 88°C ± 2°C, but very few decent cafes prepare espresso that way outside Italy.

A double espresso brewed with a group exit temperature of 93°C is in the low 70s once it's in a well-heated demitasse. Good commercial or home drip brewers like the Bonavita or Technivorm generally have brewed-in-carafe temperatures around 80-85°C, which drops further once the coffee is poured into a mug. There is a lot of heat loss from brewing to brew vessel to serving vessel.

The problem cafes have is that take-out customers often want their coffee unsafely hot in the cup so it will be the right temperature when they drink it 10-15 minutes later. This is particularly frustrating for milk drinks, because once you steam above 60°C it starts tasting scalded rathe than sweet. "Extra hot latte" would make a lot of third wave baristas cringe.

u/dancetar · 7 pointsr/Coffee

The cheapest you could do to make "good" coffee would be to get a Bonavita BV1800. They are about 150 or so online and then get a Baratza encore refurbished for about 100.

that is the PC answer on this sub.

In my opinion if you want a good (not great) coffee. Get the Bonavita but then grind your beans fresh (even if that is a blade grinder). Burr grinders are really essential if you want a great cup of coffee but it seems that it isn't too essential to you.

ps. i think mcd's coffee is the best non-third wave coffee out there

it's actually 130!

u/Ace4994 · 7 pointsr/Coffee

If you search the sub, you'll find a lot of office threads. Most people end up recommending the Bonavita maker, as it reaches proper temperature, yet is a conventional electric coffee maker.

Pods will be unacceptable.

u/JereHakala · 4 pointsr/Coffee

The Bonavita is pretty popular, next choise would probably be the Technivorm Moccamaster.

I live in Finland, nearly everyone has a Technivorm in here, yet everyone drinks pre-ground coffee, it's kinda funny :).

Also link for Coffeegeeks drip machine consumer reviews, for more choises.

u/greggers89 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

This one is pretty good. It uses the larger K-cups called #4. It's an open top design, so it actually saves you one step, no lid necessary. Just put your coffee into the #4, turn it on, and you can get several cups.

u/Whiskyandtinder · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I imagine premeasuring your beans/water the night before isn't an issue for you. In the morning, you could toss the beans into a decent electric grinder, and throw them into a good automated brewer. I still rely on a hand-mill and v60 for my daily needs, so I can't comment on anything except what I've experienced vicariously through the folks here on /r/coffee, but I imagine that would be a near fool-proof way of getting damn good coffee in the morning with minimal effort.

Edit: links.

u/therocketman93 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I don't own one, but the reviews are very poor. It's also very expensive. If you want something automatic I would look at a Technivorm or Bonavita.

u/Stooby · 3 pointsr/technology

I get a good coffee maker that uses cone shaped filters, keeps proper temperature for the water, and uses a shower head design rather than normal drip. The coffee comes out tasting great, and only requires grinding, wetting the filter, and turning on the machine.

If I am in the mood I use french press or my coffee maker can also function as a pour over if I am feeling extremely snooty.

EDIT: A good coffee maker isn't super expensive either. It is obviously more expensive than a Mr Coffee, but you pay for quality.

u/Teamster · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Oh hey, I'm doing WFH Friday too! My entire office fucking empties on Friday, last week I was literally one of the two people there.

Coffee talk? Coffee talk.

You need to get a chemex, for sure. It's probably the most forgiving pourover-style coffee maker. But if you're looking for outrageously easy tasty coffee, you could look into getting an automatic pourover machine, like the Bonavita coffee thingy.

u/ConstipatedNinja · 2 pointsr/Coffee

$130 used. This is a technivorm, which gives you all of the ease of use of a drip coffee maker but without all of the issues present in a drip coffee maker. Basically the best you can go for here without completely wrecking your budget and everything it loves.

That said, you could convince her to use an easier method of coffee procurement like The Coffee Fool. It's not awfully expensive, they'll send it to you pre-ground if you're into it, and it's a shit-load better than you'll get at a supermarket unless your mother happens to live in Portland.

u/732rile · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Were you thinking of buying a filter coffee machine or an espresso machine?

If your GF is as knowledgable as you think, she will know that there isn't a viable option for espresso machines in that price range.

Good news, coffee machines (certified by the SCAA) are well within that price range!

My friend recently bought this guy:

It's pretty nice and simple. Also, it is a thermal carafe so there is no heating plate destroying your coffee. If you want to go that route, that machine will be fantastic.

Other options: $200 could get you a pretty serious coffee subscription to some damn good roasters!

Check out: Intelligentsia
Counter Culture Coffee
Verve Coffee Roasters
SightGlass Coffee Roasters
Heart Coffee Roasters
Madcap Coffee Roasters
Handsome Coffee Roasters

All are very well known and produce consistently delicious coffee. ( I should say roast consistently high quality coffee). But really, if my SO got me a subscription to one of those roasters....lets just say I'd be a pretty happy fellow!

Hope that helps!!

u/freakydrew · 2 pointsr/Coffee

so I spend A LOT of time researching stuff before I buy...I am fortunate to be able to do this at work and consider it a hobby. I started roasting my own coffee and realized my Cuisinart grind and brew was just not cutting it. Bought a decent burr grinder and started researching coffee makers (after pitching the Cuisinart and switching to french press)
I lusted after the Technivorm but wifey-pooh said no way. so we settled on the Bonavita
I have never had an easier coffee maker and it simply makes coffee great and makes great coffee.
6 minutes total brew time. no gadgets, no clocks, just add water, and press on.
We use Melita #4 bamboo filters.
check out the reviews on the Bonavita. If you have the money and space for the technivorm - get it, but at $150 you can't beat the Bonavita. Make sure you get the stainless steel model

EDIT TL/DR: get the Bonavita

u/Vox_Phasmatis · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Exactly. This machine is one that does that. I have one and am extremely pleased with it. I got it for exactly the reasons you mention.

u/Pure_Politics · 2 pointsr/Coffee

My coffee maker isn't designed to use something like that; at least I think not.

[I have the glass carafe $116.00 version of the Bonavita BV1800] (

u/Salsa_Z5 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I love my Chemex, I usually make it on the weekends when I have some more time. Otherwise I use this Bonavita

u/Cjisohsocool · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/oosickness · 1 pointr/Coffee

I don't know the 1900 but I have the 1800 specifically this model

The inside of the carafe is glass and the lid is plastic, I never get any off taste. It makes damn good coffee for a drip. Not quite a Technivorm, but still awesome.

u/m-a-t-t_ · 1 pointr/Coffee

There are some great auto drips that make great coffee easily, if you are willing to pay $100-$200 for the privilege. This one is quite well regarded; and this one is seen as about as good as you can get below a $$$ Technivorm

u/StarshipPoopers · 1 pointr/ImSavingUpForThis

My two cents if you're saving up for quality:

For $100-200 you can buy a proper coffee maker, such as a Bonavita BVA1800TH which should run you roughly $125-150 and will actually get the water hot enough and spread it with a shower head to make properly extracted coffee, and it comes with a thermal carafe.

If you aren't going to drink all of the coffee that you're putting into it right away, avoid the carafe heater and get something thermal. It's best to stay away from glass carafes and carafe heaters.

If you don't care about any of that, this looks like a good deal.

u/Zachlisted · 1 pointr/Coffee

Second what /u/oleander725 said. The /r/coffee wiki has a gear by price section that lists the three SCAA certified drip machines. The 2 that pop up here the most are the

u/pasaroanth · 1 pointr/todayilearned

The National Coffee Association says:

>Your brewer should maintain a water temperature between 195 - 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. Colder water will result in flat, underextracted coffee while water that is too hot will also cause a loss of quality in the taste of the coffee.


>If it will be a few minutes before it will be served, the temperature should be maintained at 180 - 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

Just because most home brewers don't have the capability to do this doesn't mean it's correct. The Technivorm Moccamaster and Bonavita BV1800 both have capabilities to brew at optimum temperature, as well as two other home models which are certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

I think I'll trust their judgment and advice over Cracked.

u/ToadLord · 1 pointr/ATKGear

Reviewed Feb, 2013

youtube review

THESE ARE HIGH-END COFFEE MAKERS. There is a LOT of good coffee information in this video; anyone interested in serious coffee should watch it.
The winner is the Technivorm (repeating it's win from 5 years previously) which is hand built in the Netherlands

The BonaVita 8 cup Also passed, and only costs 1/2 as much ($150 vs $300 as reviewed), earning it the best buy

u/Crimms · 1 pointr/Coffee

I was curious about this, so I did a little research in looking for the best drip brewer.

Eventually, I found my to this site, which seems to list brewers that pass a certain standard of coffee volume, brew time, brew temperature, etc.

In addition, I found this video, which I also found interesting, as their top 3 machines were also on the SCAA list.

Those three are:

  • Bunn Phase Brew 8 Cup currently at $103.96.

  • Bonavita BV1800 currently at $149.99. The video rated this as the "best value".

  • And the top rated is the Technivorm Mochamaster, the most expensive and consistent with different models and prices. I think the video was referring to the KBT-741 model which retails at $299.

    I hope this helps.
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Coffee

I could hunt down the video, but some test kitchen show tried out basically all of the serious automatic coffee makers and that was literally the only one that they could recommend because the others don't get the temperature or water dispersion right. They may have updated it with a second, cheaper alternative later on though...Okay I'll check.

Yeah, this BonaVita was their "best buy". Definitely not as good, but more affordable.

u/rodion_kjd · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Agreed. What do you brew with at home? I recently semi-retired my french press in favor of one of these drip machines:

I LOVE it and I never thought I could love drip coffee again.

u/je-june · 1 pointr/Coffee

It's 134.99 on Amazon in the US right now.

Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe

u/chevro1et · 1 pointr/Coffee

If you're going to break your budget and Dad is all about convenience, start him off with some good quality coffee and this.

u/Grodd · 0 pointsr/Coffee

It's going to be hard to get recommendations for that here. Our answer to most things is "fresh roasted and fresh ground".

This guy is the cheapest drip I can recommend :

It doesn't have a timer but you can get a timer you plug it into for $10 or so that will work fine.

u/daddywombat · 0 pointsr/Coffee

I think you'll be giving up taste for convenience. A link to the Bonavita already mentioned by /u/unix04 --here-- and the other machine I have seen mentioned in this sub is the Technivorm.

u/shanrath · 0 pointsr/Coffee

Buy a Bonavita. They're expensive, sure, but they look like a standard coffee maker and they'll make pour-over standard cups. They're excellent, and they won't intimidate the unitinitaed among you.