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Today’s review is all about coffee! Yes, you read correctly…coffee. If you are a coffee addict like me you are always looking for the best cup of coffee. I want to enjoy a cup of coffee that warms the soul. A cup of coffee that seems to slow down time and during that moment you know everything will be ok.
There are tons of coffee makers out there. For the first four years of marriage my husband and I used a Mr. Coffee. It was fine. Got the job done and was cheap. (which is key when you have no money) When our Mr. Coffee finally made its last pot my husband and I did a lot of research. We knew we would spend a decent amount of money for a replacement so we wanted to be sure it was the right one for us.
We finally settled on a Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel. This coffee maker is a dream. It is simple in design and function but man does it provide an amazing cup of coffee. I have noticed with other coffee makers in the price bracket that they try to do too many things. A coffee maker now comes with a bean grinder and hot water dispenser. There is nothing wrong with wanting the most bang for your buck. However, if it tries to be a jack-of-all-trades, the one thing it was really made for is mediocre at best. So let me break this down for you and tell you why we chose this coffee maker.
This coffee maker is not $20 like a Mr. Coffee but it is worth every penny. We looked into an automated pour over system, that would have been amazing, but the price was drastically higher. For the impeccable coffee it produces it is worth the money.
The Ease of Use
The Bonavita is very easy to use. There is only one button. You simply put the grounds in the filter, fill the reservoir with water and hit the button.
Most coffee makers take close to ten minutes to brew a full pot of coffee. The Bonavita does this in half the time. In just five minutes you will have a full pot of coffee waiting for you. There is nothing worse than needing to run out the door and you coffee maker is still brewing.
When searching for a coffee maker I knew the pot itself had to be a stainless steel carafe. With a glass carafe that sits on a hot burner all day the carafe eventually turns disgusting and needs to be replaced. Not only does it need to be replaced but the burner scorches the bottom of pot causing the last cup in carafe to be very bitter. By having a stainless steel carafe we can place the carafe on the counter all day and enjoy a hot cup of coffee several, and I mean several, hours later. We make coffee around 6:30-7:00 a.m. and by 3:00-4:00 p.m. the coffee is still just as hot. It is amazing! Also, we do not have to worry about keeping our toddler away from the hot burner because there is no burner. So it is a win win!
I have had coffee from a lot of different coffee makers and a lot of different coffee shops and there is something different about the Bonavita. It may not be a fancy coffee maker that has a bunch of bells and whistles but all I want is a great cup of coffee. And a great cup of coffee is what is gives! We chose the basket filter over the cone filter because it evenly distributes the hot water over the grounds for a better more full taste. If you hold the button down for five seconds it will heat up the grounds to wake up the flavors and then the hot water will fill the basket filter to start the brewing process.
If you are in the market for a new coffee maker I hope this review was helpful. The Bonavita is a great buy and if you decide to get one for yourself you will not be sorry!
How do you achieve the perfect cup of coffee? Is there a coffee maker out there that you really enjoy? Also, let me know where you get your coffee beans. I am always looking for new, better tasting coffee beans.