Are you looking for a new coffee maker? We took a look at the Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker so that you don’t have to.
Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker Design
The Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker has a simplistic design with a single button that controls all of the functions of the machine.
It has a non-frill design and simple shape with no extra features – it has no LED screens, no timer, and no additional buttons.
The Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker has a transparent water tank that is stacked on a stainless steel encased body. The BPA-free, black-colored filter basket sits on top of the stainless steel carafe.
With its compact and sleek design measuring at just 11.5 inches by 10 inches wide and 6.75 inches deep, this coffee maker fits on any countertop. In terms of aesthetics, the Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker looks sleek, compact, and simple.
However, its stainless-steel carafe and plastic accents (black in color), give it a modern look that blends in easily in a contemporary style kitchen.
Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker Features
Below we take a look at the features of the Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker.
- One-Button Operation.
This coffee maker is quite easy to use as it only has a single-button for its operation. When you want to brew your coffee, you simply need to fill the water reservoir, adjust the coffee filter and carafe, and push the on/off button.
The switch will stay lit to indicate that the brewing process is ongoing.
- Automatic Shut Off.
After the brewing process is complete, the coffee maker will automatically turn off. However, if you want to stop it earlier, you can use the on/off switch to shut off the machine.
- 1500W Heater.
The Bonavita BV1900TS comes with a powerful 1500W heater that maintains optimal brewing temperature of 91° – 96°C (195° – 205°F).
The hot water is evenly distributed over the coffee grounds through the showerhead style lid, which enables better saturation and uniform extraction.
- Pre-Infusion Mode.
In pre-infusion mode, a small amount of water will drip onto the coffee grounds, allowing them a few seconds to bloom before the brewing process starts.
You can engage the pre-infusion mode by holding down the power button for 5 seconds.
- Showerhead Design.
The Bonavita BV1900TS has a large showerhead to pour water on the coffee. This means that water is evenly showered upon the coffee grounds, which thoroughly gets the coffee wet.
The showerhead design ensures that the coffee grounds are properly saturated for maximum flavor extraction.
The showerhead is also removable, making it easier to clean. You simply need to remove the brewer lid, then the showerhead.
- Basket-Style Filter.
The Bonavita BV1900TS has a flat-bottomed, basket-style coffee filter. You need to put coffee grounds in this, and then place it over the carafe, before placing them in the brewer.
The basket-style filter ensures that the coffee grounds are evenly spread on the flat bottom of the filter.
This further ensures better saturation and uniform extraction, bringing out the maximum flavor from the coffee.
- Thermal Carafe.
This coffee maker comes with a stainless steel double-walled thermal carafe. This carafe can be used to brew about 6 – 8 cups of coffee. The carafe is easy to clean; however, it is not dishwasher safe.
- One-touch brew operation with auto-off
- Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are dishwasher safe
- Powerful and precise 1500-watt heater maintains optimal brewing temperature of 195°-205°F (91°-96°C)
- Optional pre-infusion mode wets freshly roasted ground coffee to allow degassing before brewing
- Flat-bottomed filter basket and larger showerhead allow for even better saturation and uniform extraction
Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker Ease of Use
When it comes to ease of use, the Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker is one of the best coffee makers out there today. It has a minimalistic design with a single button that controls all of the functions of the machine.
To make a cup of coffee, you first have to fill the reservoir with some water by opening the lid and pouring water for around 6 – 8 cups of coffee.
The water reservoir is clearly marked in terms of 5 oz. cups and liters – make sure that you don’t fill the reservoir past the maximum level.
Next, you have to place the flat-bottom filter in the filter basket, fill it with ground coffee, and then position it on top of the open carafe.
After you have placed the carafe and filter basket in the brewer, you simply need to push the on/off button, and the switch will stay lit to indicate that the brewing process is ongoing.
If you want to use the pre-infusion mode, you simply have to press the on/off switch for about 5 seconds, and the flashing of the button will indicate that the pre-infusion mode has been enabled.
The steps for actual brewing stays the same. You can switch off the pre-infusion mode by pressing the button for about 5 seconds. You can also switch off the machine or unplug the coffee maker.
Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker Ease of Cleaning
You want a coffee maker that is easy to clean – and the Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker fulfills this condition.
The brewer lid, brew basket, showerhead, and carafe lid are all dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about them at all.
However, the carafe is not dishwasher safe. To clean it, you have to put a mixture of lukewarm water and cleaning powder in it.
Let it sit for approximately 15 minutes. Then, take the mixture out and rinse the container with water. Do not scrub the carafe using hard-bristled brushes as it could damage the stainless steel lining.
To clean the internal tubes and parts, you need to put the cleaning mixture in the brew and water tank. Then, you should brew fresh cold water in the coffee maker twice to eliminate the smell of the cleaning powder.
As for descaling the Bonavita BV1900TS, you can do that every 3 months or every 100 uses. However, you may need to descale more often if you notice unusually loud noises, extended brew times, or the machine’s incapability to reach its optimal temperature.
If you love a good coffee without much hassle, the Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker is a great choice for you.
Not only is it easy to clean and maintain, but after you have purchased it, you won’t have to worry about cleaning and descaling it anytime soon.
It also has a one-button operation, which makes it a perfect fit for beginners and busy people who just want a good-quality coffee with minimum expertise and hard work.
The Bonavita BV1900TS Coffee Maker looks elegant and modern, and will not look out of place in a contemporary style kitchen.