Bonavita BV1800 Coffee Maker.
Size and Appearance
These two machines look pretty similar. They are both clad in stainless steel. I have a penchant for stainless steel appliances. They usually look good. The BV1800 is the more basic looking machine It is basic and minimalist. In my opinion, it’s obvious that more attention was paid to aesthetics. It doesn’t say for sure, but it looks like brushed stainless steel. It is certainly more toned down.
The Bonavita bv1800 measures 13.2 x 8.7 x 14 inches, while the Bonavita bv1900ts measures 12.4 x 6.8 x 12.2 inches. This will take up a decent amount of space on your counter top, but to coffee lovers, it’s worth it.
Power and Performance
Both coffee makers in the Bonavita bv1800 vs bv1900ts are German made and certified by the SCAA. The SCAA stands for Specialty Coffee Association of America. This is a big deal. Not all coffee makers can meet the standards set by the SCAA.
The heater for the Bonavita bv1800 is 1400 watts and is capable of raising the water temperature to 205 degrees in minutes. The Bonavita bv1900ts is more powerful. Its heater is 1500 watts which means that you will get up to the perfect brewing temp a bit faster. The water is only released when the temperature is right.
Both are engineered for optimal water and coffee ground contact time. The shower heads are designed in such a way to ensure complete saturation. The Bonavita bv1900ts however comes with a flat filter basket and larger shower head, which means that you will get even better coffee ground saturation and more uniform extraction.
Both German coffee makers come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.
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Bonavita BV1900ts coffee maker.
The water tank for both is easy to fill with easily readable markings. Both coffee makers have an 8-cup, 40 ounce capacity. While we usually think of a cup as being 8 ounces, these machines refer to 5 ounce cups.
Carafe and Keep Warm
The Bonavita bv1800 comes standard with a glass carafe. The glass carafe works with the auto keep warm function. There is a separate 55-watt heater that the carafe rest on that will keep your coffee warm for up to 2 hours. You do have the option to get bv1800 with a stainless steel carafe as well. This upgrade is going to cost you however.
The Bonavita bv1900ts comes standard with a stainless steel carafe. Because of the double walled carafe there is no need for a carafe heater.
Only one coffee maker in the Bonavita bv1800 vs bv1900ts comes with optional pre-infusion; the Bonavita bv1900ts. Your coffee will be pre-soaked with water, before brewing begins. This process works to degas your coffee grounds. Degassing helps to develop a fuller flavor.
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