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Bonavita BV1901GW 8-Cup Coffee Maker w/Glass Carafe and Warming Plate $79.99

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I have this coffee maker and I think it makes one of the best drip cups I've ever tasted. Of course I haven't bounced up to the "big leagues" with the Technivorm Moccamaster but for $79, it's $300 less than the Moccamaster and VERY close in quality.

Only downside is that it can only make 8 cups at a time which isn't a problem for us unless we're having a brunch party and in which case I'd get a coffee urn anyway. ALSO, this is the GLASS carafe which I prefer but I know many prefer the thermal.

For me, the fact that this is dishwasher safe rules the day.

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Thanks for this. Perfect timing for me. I wanted to get my mother a good coffee maker but didn't want to spend as much as the $150 thermal carafe version of this. This class carafe is perfect.

I actually owned the thermal carafe version before and had it completely stop working after just over 2 years. I have since bought a Technivorm Moccamaster for myself that I use everday.

When Bonavita refused to replace the $150+ 1901TS thermal carafe version of this after just 2 years I told myself I'd never buy from them again, but for under $100 I don't think you can touch the quality of coffee from this unit. Its near as good as the Technivorm but 1/3 of the price. My mother is less of a connoisseur than myself anyway and I always hated the thermal carafe design that wouldn't allow you to fully empty the pot, so this is perfect for her...besides the principal of me again supporting Bonavita ):
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Thanks for this. Perfect timing for me. I wanted to get my mother a good coffee maker but didn't want to spend as much as the $150 thermal carafe version of this. This class carafe is perfect.

I actually owned the thermal carafe version before and had it completely stop working after just over 2 years. I have since bought a Technivorm Moccamaster for myself that I use everday.

When Bonavita refused to replace the $150+ 1901TS thermal carafe version of this after just 2 years I told myself I'd never buy from them again, but for under $100 I don't think you can touch the quality of coffee from this unit. Its near as good as the Technivorm but 1/3 of the price. My mother is less of a connoisseur than myself anyway and I always hated the thermal carafe design that wouldn't allow you to fully empty the pot, so this is perfect for her...besides the principal of me again supporting Bonavita ):
Since Covid, this unit is our main "daily brewer" and the amount of action it's gotten brings the cost to far less than a dollar per brewing (now maybe $.50?)

Even though it's quite new, at that value I already wouldn't feel bad replacing it but I'm assuming it'll last for far longer.

I'm super surprised that the SD coffee community hasn't jumped on this pro or con.

If somehow there's a ~$200 deal on a Technivorm, this will be my backup pot which as I say it sounds ridiculous.

Ala "My other car is also a Porsche." (Bass model, though... Also, no, it's not.)
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Seems like a good deal, but the QC issues have me second guessing. Thinking about springing for the OXO 8-cup that finally got released after multiple delays. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9G93WK/
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Seems like a good deal, but the QC issues have me second guessing. Thinking about springing for the OXO 8-cup that finally got released after multiple delays. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9G93WK/
What QC issues are there? I have this device for over 3 years and it is still working great.

I am a big fan of this coffee maker because I use both my v60 pour over dripper and chemex 6 in this thing instead of the stock dripper. Seems to taste better to me.
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What QC issues are there? I have this device for over 3 years and it is still working great.

I am a big fan of this coffee maker because I use both my v60 pour over dripper and chemex 6 in this thing instead of the stock dripper. Seems to taste better to me.
A lot of the reviews show the water reservoir with micro cracking. Some just note the coffee maker suddenly stops working after 6months. Warranty service seems good, so that's a plus, but I'm not sure if I want to deal with that hassle every 6months or so.
The coffee it makes appears to be good, especially at this price!
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Can I use this to make 2-4 cups or does it have to brew 8 each time?
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A lot of the reviews show the water reservoir with micro cracking. Some just note the coffee maker suddenly stops working after 6months. Warranty service seems good, so that's a plus, but I'm not sure if I want to deal with that hassle every 6months or so.
The coffee it makes appears to be good, especially at this price!
I can see that happening but have been lucky with mines with over 3 years of daily use and no issues. Fingers crossed it keeps truckin' along.
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Can I use this to make 2-4 cups or does it have to brew 8 each time?
You can make how many cups you want. I sometimes make a single cup for the morning only. You just need to make sure you put enough water for one cup only or you will have an over extracted cup of coffee.
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A lot of the reviews show the water reservoir with micro cracking. Some just note the coffee maker suddenly stops working after 6months. Warranty service seems good, so that's a plus, but I'm not sure if I want to deal with that hassle every 6months or so.
The coffee it makes appears to be good, especially at this price!
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What QC issues are there? I have this device for over 3 years and it is still working great.

I am a big fan of this coffee maker because I use both my v60 pour over dripper and chemex 6 in this thing instead of the stock dripper. Seems to taste better to me.
I had the thermal carafe version of this just just barely over 2 years and it suddenly stopped working. I believe something leaked within the heater element housing and water got in there and fried it.

Bonavita wouldn't touch it, I think their warranty only extends to 1-2 years. It was a huge bummer for me because I paid $150 for it, coming from a $30 Black and Decker prior that lasted decade+. I would expect a better warranty for such an expensive maker.

Plenty of other reviews I've seen have them last less than 2 years and completely stop, others are fine for 5+. I've since bought a Technivorm Moccamaster, which produces a better cup and has a 5 year warranty, manufactured in Netherlands and made to be repaired vs China junk. Though it is about twice the Bonavita normal price (300 vs 150) and about 3x this current deal. This Bonavita is a great unit for the price if you win the lotto of getting one that lasts.

I ended up pulling the trigger and buying one of these for my mother yesterday even though I told myself I'd never support Bonavita again, but for $80 for a new unit that will be worlds better than her current $30 unit its worth the gamble perhaps.
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I was looking at the thermal carafe version of this, but was leery after reading some of the reviews. I stumbled upon the Gevi coffee maker which is pretty much a Moccamaster clone for $50. Have had it a few weeks now and it's just plain awesome. Brews a great pot of coffee in under 6 minutes, doesn't make a lot of noise and seems like pretty decent construction.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1
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I was looking at the thermal carafe version of this, but was leery after reading some of the reviews. I stumbled upon the Gevi coffee maker which is pretty much a Moccamaster clone for $50. Have had it a few weeks now and it's just plain awesome. Brews a great pot of coffee in under 6 minutes, doesn't make a lot of noise and seems like pretty decent construction.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1
I saw that. Someone was commenting on the plastic smell. Did you have that issue? If so, how did you get rid of it?
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I saw that. Someone was commenting on the plastic smell. Did you have that issue? If so, how did you get rid of it?
Never had a problem with a plastic smell. We did brew some water through it before using, but even then there was no smell.

My wife was a daily Starbucks / Peets coffee drinker and she's sold on this machine. She's been using this almost daily since we bought it but she's also been fresh grinding her coffee every week, which makes a big difference too.
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Just make sure the carafe is standard and can be replaced when you break it. Otherwise I think its a good unit. Maybe pricey a bit, as I have a Mr Coffee/Michael Graves, with temp control , with preinfusion, with glass carafe and it was $30. But this looks nicer with the shiny cladding as mine is all black plastic. What is a NEGATIVE is that for $80 you get a plastic grounds/brew holder instead of a ssteel one. So function wise it is ZERO different from a all plastic model, but looks better.
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You can make how many cups you want. I sometimes make a single cup for the morning only. You just need to make sure you put enough water for one cup only or you will have an over extracted cup of coffee.
Thanks.
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