CONS: Not programmable, occupies space
Bonavita BV 1900TS Coffee Brewer has been one of the most stylish and simple to use coffee makers for years now. It is very basic, has a neat design which would fit anywhere no matter home or office, and really brews a nice cup of coffee at the optimal temperature. The price of it lies in the mid-range, you will find some coffee makers which are way too expensive and some very cheap. But this one here costs more or less 150 bucks which makes it one good coffee maker to have at your place. What does it return for 150 bucks you put in it? That we will be discussing below. You will definitely love why it is SCAA approved.
Bonavita BV 1900TS Review & Features
|Brew Time||6 Minutes|
|Brew Temperature||190°F – 201°F|
|Carafe||Thermal (Stainless Steel)|
Speaking of the design, Bonavita 1900TS is a very simple coffee maker. All it has is a water reservoir, a thermal stainless steel carafe, a filter basket and just a single button to operate it. Apart from its filter basket and cover lid for water reservoir, everything else is made of stainless steel. This makes it a durable one and will surely keep you happy for many years to come.
As you can see, the shape of it is like two cylinders put together. One side is all the electronic stuff and the machinery, on top of which is the water reservoir. The other side has the shower-head below which you will be placing your thermal carafe. The filter basket can be placed on the thermal carafe or you can just slide it in between the lots on the lower side of the shower-head, by doing so you can easily remove the carafe or anything below it.
The water reservoir is a transparent one and has markings on it so you can know how much water you have added. Full capacity for it is 8 cups, each of which would be 5 ounces. This means you can add a total of 40 ounces of water into it. So yes, Bonavita 1900TS is an 8-cup coffee brewer. You can always invite your guests and get them a nice coffee while you chat over something. Moreover, the filter basket is a huge one. It gives enough space for the paper filters to placed nicely and also the coffee grounds have enough space to bloom properly, this gives your coffee more rich taste.
Shower-head of this coffee maker is a wide one, it evenly sprays water on your coffee grounds in the filter basket. And not to forget, a hot plate rests below the carafe area which keeps your coffee hot for a longer time. Besides, even if the plate is not ON, the thermal carafe itself is capable of keeping your coffee warm for hours.
Features & How to Use
Alright, Bonavita 1900TS Coffee Maker is a very basic brewer. It does not have things like programming and brew strength or temperature control etc. But this does not mean that it has no features. It has everything in it which is supposed to get you a nice cup of coffee but the thing is that everything happens itself on the inside. Let’s have a look at how and what it does to brew a nice cup of coffee.
One-Touch & Pre-Infusion
Bonavita BV 1900TS just has one button and that’s it. It does two things, it is used for both brewing your coffee and the pre-infusion. It’s a very nice feature in this coffee brewer, you’ll have to keep the power button pressed for 5 seconds and the pre-infusion will turn ON. This feature, allows the shower-head to spray a small amount of water onto the coffee grounds and wets them. This helps in making the taste of your coffee richer. Then you just have to press the button once and the brewing process will start.
Cleaning this coffee maker is one of the easiest things to do. All that gets dirty is the carafe and filter basket. Both these are easily removable and easy to clean. Just make sure not to let the filter basket get dry for longer which can become a problem later. Clean it as soon as your done with brewing or immediately after taking your coffee.
The temperature of the water being sprayed from the above gets as high as 200°F which is amazing. This is one of the things based on which SCAA approves the Bonavita BV 1900TS. And the temperature of the brewed coffee inside the carafe immediately after the brewing is done, stays at around 180°F which also is within the range of optimal temperature.
It takes around 6 minutes or so to brew all the coffee for you. This again lies within the optimal time range. This time will only go up if you also use the pre-infusion feature. But it will only take the time a few seconds above, not more than that. So, this machine can really get your coffee brewed very quick if you ever run late for office.
Based on performance, it is the champion among popular coffee makers. Just think about your coffee getting ready within 6 – 7 minutes at 200°F, this is what makes it an approved coffee maker from many critics. Besides, the carafe keeps your coffee hot for a good number of hours. Also, the heater used inside is 1500-watt which again is a true beast. Moreover, it does not bring a slight change in the taste. Every time you add the same amount of coffee grounds and water as usual, you will always get the same taste from your coffee.
Bonavita BV 1900TS Coffee Brewer should be your final choice if you really want a coffee maker which is easy to use, easy to clean and gets your cup of coffee ready very quick. It obviously lacks things like changing the brew strength or the temperature and you can also not use the programming feature which most of the modern coffee makers have. But, the temperature and brew strength it has is most optimal. All you will be doing is pressing the power button for it to start brewing. Finally, the price of it as mentioned in the very start falls in the mid-range which means it won’t be burning a hole in your pocket. $150 is a justifiable price for a coffee maker having such performance.
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