Bonavita's brand new coffee brewer is hard to beat
Hi I'm Brian Bennett for CNet and right now we're taking a first look at Bonavita's brand new drip coffee maker, the BV1900TS.
This model replaces the previous BV1800 and for about the same price, $190, it brings the same great performance to the table, plus.
A few nice enhancements.
There's a lot to like about this machine.
What I like personally is that it is attractively stylish, has nice brushed metal design.
It's also compact so it won't take up too much room on your kitchen counter top.
It also has this thermal carafe that's really nice.
It's designed to keep your coffee hot for hours.
This coffee maker also offers premium brewing performance.
Basically that means it heats up water to the optimal brewing temperature quickly.
it also brews a whole pot in six minute or less.
It's also easy to clean and to operate.
I also like that it's affordable given it's very strong coffee brewing abilities.
There's also a new pre-infusion mode which.
Essentially lets you steep the coffee grounds for 30 seconds, and then it'll hit the burning process right away after that.
That gives a more rounded flavor and brings out some of the more delicious qualities of the coffee you're making.
That said, there are some drawbacks to this machine.
First of all it only comes with a two year warranty compared to Technivorm Moccamaster products which offer a full five year warranty.
Additionally, the design is not as high end, not as modern, not as super luxury premium as Technivorm Moccamaster coffee machines.
Don't get me wrong, Moccamaster products are superb and worth the extra cash if you want better looks and a longer warranty.
That said, with basically the same great performance as a mocha master, this Bonavita is the better budget buy.
I'm Brian Bennett for CNet appliances.
Read my review of this coffee maker and other drip machine reviews at cnet.com.