Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker Review

The Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker is a drip styled coffee maker that is well known for its looks and exceptionally fast brewing time. The European (German) manufacturer has always strived to ensure their products enable you to enjoy the full flavor of your favorite beverage. Designed to ensure ease of us and optimal performance, Bonavita products have amassed a lot of attention in the present and many manufacturers have tried to emulate their ways. Today, the company competes on par with other larger brands all over the world such as Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach.

The Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker seeks to raise the bar for home-based kitchen appliances with its innovative features and build quality. Certified by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America), the Bonavita is uniquely engineered to provide you with a perfect cup every time. Let’s take a look and see what makes it a great coffee maker.

Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker

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A Unique Design

This coffee maker comes with a polished stainless steel casing that gives it a premium look as well as enhance durability. Besides that, the coffee machine also houses a stainless carafe or a glass carafe depending on user choice.


Fast Brewing Time

Ever found yourself late in the morning and your coffee maker simply wasn’t fast enough that you had to leave? The Bonavita BV1800 features a 1400-watt heater that is able to brew up to 8 cups of coffee in under 6 minutes.

With temperatures reaching 195°F to 205.8°F, your coffee is prepared ideally to ensure maximum flavor and aroma extraction as well as speed. This guarantees that you’ll have your morning coffee regardless of whether you are late or not. On top of that, the maker also comes with a thermal carafe that keeps your coffee hot longer than most glass carafes.


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Optimizes Extraction

The Bonavita coffee maker is able to optimize flavor extraction from your coffee grounds thanks to its innovative wide shower head system. The system ensures your grounds are well saturated with water guaranteeing you the best of your coffee grounds. On top of that, the maker is specially made to optimize the coffee ground contact time with water so as to make sure your coffee is truly ideal.

To top it off, the brewer’s heater only releases water from the boiler to the coffee grounds when it has achieved optimal brewing temperature that is around 200°F to 205.3°F.


Easy to clean

Most coffee makers are usually hard to clean but the Bonavita BV1800 comes with removable utilities such as the showerhead, filter basket and the water lid. This makes cleaning a breeze and you will be pleased to know that the utilities are dishwasher safe.

Other features include: A 2 hour auto shut off power saving feature that is, sadly enough, available only on the model that comes with a glass carafe. It has a clear and marked tank for easy and exact water filling. Let’s say you want to brew only 3 cups, then all you have to do is fill water up to the specific point for 3 cups. On top of that, the tank has a wide opening on the top for easy filling. The coffee machine also comes with an easy-to-fill filter basket that can hold #4 filter paper.

The glass carafe model also comes with a warming plate heater rated 55W that is able to maintain your coffee’s temperature without overcooking it. The thermal carafe model, on the other hand is able to retain heat since its carafe loses heat a lot slower than the glass model hence no need for a warming plate.



  • Capacity: 8 cups (40 oz.)
  • Carafe: Thermal or Glass
  • Style: Drip
  • Average Brew Time: 5-6 minutes
  • Filters: Filter basket, uses #4 paper filter
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Other: 2-hour auto shut-off (for the glass carafe option only)


My Final Thoughts

The Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker without a doubt raises the bar for affordable home coffee makers. It not only offers exceptional coffee quality but also guarantees durability. I would recommend this maker to anyone who wakes up to a fresh aromatic cup of coffee and is in the need of a coffee maker or is simply looking for a replacement. The coffee maker is available in two options: with glass carafe or with thermal carafe. The coffee maker’s features and performance, coupled with many positive online reviews from satisfied customers, make the Bonavita BV1800 a solid buy for all your coffee needs.