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Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe

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Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe

      Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe

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      Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe
       
      3.6

      (based on 57 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      60%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Coffee is excellent, carafe not so much.

      Have been dripping with a cheap maker for years. The first pot with this machine was amazing! The water was actually hot and a lot closer to what a coffee shop would produce-...Read complete review

      Have been dripping with a cheap maker for years. The first pot with this machine was amazing! The water was actually hot and a lot closer to what a coffee shop would produce- I can not overstate how nice this is. The simplistic function and design is a big plus, i.e. one-button operation.

      Carafe and filter insertion along with water filling is very simple. The water dispersion from the shower head is not perfectly uniform but way better than my old drip machine and I have never found unspent coffee grains after brewing. The carafe also keeps my coffee hot for a long time.

      The only issue I have is the pouring function of the carafe. It was utterly poor (took close to a minute just to pour one cup of coffee). After the second frustrating pour, I took the cover off of the carafe and drilled the hole out larger. Works beautifully now.

      Even with the carafe issue, this is the best amateur coffee maker I have ever used.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Carafe Lowers Overall Quality

      After years of using the Original 8 cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Lined Thermal Carafe (BV1800TH). Like the BV1800TH, it brews great coffee. It feels lighter than the original, which is not...Read complete review

      After years of using the Original 8 cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Lined Thermal Carafe (BV1800TH). Like the BV1800TH, it brews great coffee. It feels lighter than the original, which is not an issue at this point.

      Unfortunately, the stainless steel carafe leaves much to be desired. When you're almost out of coffee, the placement of the drain hole in the lid doesn't allow all of the coffee to be poured out. You have to remove the lid and turn the carafe upside down in order to get most of the coffee out. My biggest issue with this new carafe is the stainless steel carafe doesn't keep the coffee hot nearly as long as the original stainless steel glass lined carafe (I'm having to heat the coffee in the microwave after about an hour). With a better carafe, this product would have earned an outstanding rating.

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      4.0

      Our BV1800TH is still running well

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      from Cumberland, Maine

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      Our BV1800TH has been great and bulletproof. We are afraid of it failing as the replacement seems to have so many issues with the karafe and tank. Today the filter cone got dropped and lost a standing fin. Can we use the newer cones with the BV1800TH? I'm going to wrap the BV1800TH in soft blanket now.

       
      3.0

      Not Hote Enough

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      from Edmonton, AB, Canada

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      Bought it last week and using it everyday - 8 cups. We have an instant read thermometer and the temperature at drip point is 180 degrees and in the pot it drops. This is not as hot as the temp in the Cuisine Extreme Brew model we replaced with this Bonavita.

       
      3.0

      Very good but a big flaw

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      from Ottawa, ON, Canada

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      We've been very pleased with our coffee maker but we are having hairline fractures develop in the water reservoir

       
      2.0

      Hot coffee just tasted like burnt plastic

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      from Joliet, IL, United States

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      Had the 1900ts for 4 days and could not get coffee that didn't smell and taste like burnt plastic. Coffee nice and hot but shower arm had horrible burning plastic smell and taste to coffee even after cleaning. Just returned back for refund. Replacement would be same material so why get a new one.

       
      5.0

      Love It

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      from USA

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      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      Makes a wonderful cup of coffee. My only complaint is that I wished it made more than 8 cups. However, I just read another review where they have devised a trick that allows them to brew 10 cups. I think I will try it. 10 cups will be perfect for us.

       
      5.0

      They loved it!

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      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      I bought this as a gift for an elderly couple. They loved it.

       
      4.0

      Best coffee maker ever

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      from Michigan, United States

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      We are on our second Bonavita and love it. The first one started leaking on the counter (overnight) after about five years of use, and we tried something cheaper, since we felt it should have lasted longer. Ha! It took one morning of bad coffee and we were back online ordering another Bonavita. The new one has a stainless steel carafe and doesn't hold the heat as well as the old glass carafe. But luckily, we were able to just exchange them and kept the SS carafe as a backup. Definitely better with the glass carafe, but still a great coffee maker.

       
      5.0

      Excellent 8-cup brewer that brews 10 cups.

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      from Portland, OR, United States

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      Brews the best tasting coffee I've ever made at home. The NY Times today lists it as one of the best automatic brewers to insure great coffee and I agree. I trick it into brewing 10 cups by adding a couple of extra scoops of coffee and then two cups of additional water after the reservoir has gone part way down. There is more than enough room in the carafe, so why not? Could probably even get away with brewing 11, but then the coffee might overflow the filter depending on the grind. Be sure to preheat the carafe with very hot water for several minutes (I use my instant hot, but the hottest water from the tap works almost as well). I do that first before I even grind the beans. Doing so allows this carafe to keep my coffee hotter than others I've used even down to the last cup.

       
      5.0

      A budding partnership

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      from Washington, United States

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      My husband purchased the Bonavita World 8-cup Coffee Brewer for my birthday. I have been using an old and previously used coffee machine for over 10 years. My first cup of coffee in the Bonavita was great. My first comment to my husband was that I felt like this coffee was made in a coffee shop. He said the only thing missing now was a new grinder and he was sure the coffee would taste better than going to a coffee shop and I really think he is right after tasting such a big difference. The flavor in the coffee produced in this brewer was excellent. I appreciate the simplicity with the one button design. I was overwhelmed with a change in brewing my coffee, but the one button made it easier for me to want to learn since it wouldn't be much of a change. The thermal is also a good fit for me since I like to sip my coffee slowly so I can keep adding hot coffee to my cup. It's really nice not to have to keep heating my coffee up in the microwave! Overall, I love this coffee brewer! The only drawback that I have found with this brewer is its tendency to drip water each time you bump it after the coffee has been brewed. It is impossible not to bump it taking the thermal off and placing it back on. I wouldn't know how that could be fixed, but I just decided to tilt the coffee machine back to get the water to fall back into the brewer instead of dripping onto the base. Overall, this really isn't a big deal, just somewhat annoying.

       
      5.0

      Great coffee maker

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      from Covington, LA, United States

      Comments about Bonavita Infusion Drip Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe:

      I have had this machine for six months. It does a great job at making good tasting, hot coffee. Two points: If two people in the house each drink two large mugs of coffee, there may not be enough coffee available. So another carafe may need to be brewed. Also, one needs to buy a thin brush to be able to hand clean the inside of the carafe as it is not dishwasher safe. Not a big deal. Finally, only buy the authorized descaler product for this machine to play it safe. This machine was approved by the Specialty Coffee Assoc of America.

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