It’s been three years since the Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Coffee $500 at spinn hit the scene. Back then it won our editor’s choice award. I love it for its comparatively low price and hassle-free design. That and the delicious pots of coffee it made. Now Bonavita has a follow-up brewer it calls the connoisseur. Snobby name aside, the coffee maker has the same reasonable $190 converts to £140, AU$245 price tag as its predecessor.

Bonavita BV1900TS

Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Coffee Brewer

Bonavita tweaked this new model, too The result, the connoisseur makes coffee every bit as delicious plus easier to use. This machine might not be a work of art like the hand-crafted $299 (£220, AU$380 ) Technivorm Moccamaster. Neither is it as sophisticated as the $329 (£245, AU$ 420) Behmor Connected or $300 (£220, AU$380 ). On the other hand, the Connoisseur is just as competent yet costs a whole lot less. That’s why it’s an outstanding buy, and worthy of our Editors’ Choice award.

Features
  • One touch brew operation with auto-off.
  • Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are dishwasher safe.
  • Powerful and precise 1500-watt heater maintains the optimal brewing temperature of 195°-205°F (91°-96°C).
  • Durable stainless steel lined thermal carafe. Double walled stainless steel thermal carafe.
  • Length: 12.40″ width: 6.80″ Height: 12.20″.
  • All plastic is BPA-free.
  • Product Dimesions: 12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2 inches.
  • Weight: 6/13 pounds.
Pros
  • Optional pre-infusion to bloom the coffee grounds.
  • Made with BPA-free plastic.
  • The water reservoir is large and easy to read clearly.
  • The basic operating system starts and stops with just one switch.
Cons
  • Seems particularly prone to breaking down without regular cleaning.
  • Carafe lid must be removed completely for brewing and filter basket simply sits on top, leaving a gap between the filtered grounds and the water dispenser.