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We are very excited to introduce the Bonavita Automatic Coffee Brewer with glass server! The Bonavita brewer is one of only a handful of home brewers to be certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and at a very accessible price. The Bonavita features a shower head "trickle" design for a more even coffee bed saturation, leaving no dry, under-extracted spots in the bed. Also, the Bonavita is a reliable water delivery system, maintaining optimal and consistent water temperature during the entirety of the brewing process. The problem with nearly all automatic home brewers is that they do not reach a hot enough temperature to brew coffee, most not getting higher than 175-190 degrees. Our tests revealed a consistent 200-203 degree bed temperature and constant 205 degree water temperature at the brew head. The Bonavita brewer is ideal to serve as a replacement for inconsistent and inferior quality automatic home brewers, for coffee geeks at home wanting a quality option for brewing coffee for guests, and for offices looking for a better option than the "K-cup" machine in the break room. The glass server is an elegant compliment to the brewer, and this model includes a warmer at the base, although we recommend removing it from the heating element immediately after the brew for best results. For the Bonavita Brewer with a thermal carafe, see our Bonavita Automatic Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe listing.

Specialty Coffee Association of America Certification


  • Shower head design facilitates complete saturation of the coffee grounds and produces optimal extraction.
  • Specifically engineered for precise water and coffee contact time.
  • High quality stainless steel finish
  • 1400 Watt heater brings water up to ideal brewing temperatures (205°F)
  • Brews 8 cups (40 oz) in 5-6 minutes.
  • 55 Watt warmer to keep the brewed coffee warm.
  • 2 hour auto shut-off for the warmer.
  • German engineered
  • SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) certified
  • 2 year warranty
  • BPA Free


Bonavita is a newcomer to the specialty coffee scene in the U.S., but their products will by no means let them go unnoticed for long. Bonavita's first product offerings fill a much needed gap in affordable specialty coffee brewing gear for the home. It is because of both the quality and affordability of Bonavita's products that we are bringing in two completely new products for our coffee loving customers. The first of these is Prima Coffee Equipment's first ever offered automatic home coffee brewing machine. While there are a couple of brewers on the market that could stand up to our quality standards for a home brewer, they were too expensive. Bonavita's automated coffee brewers offer the same quality of the more expensive brewers at a fraction of the cost. The second unprecedented product offering from Bonavita is their electric pour over brewing kettle. With the indefinite delay of the electric Hario Buono Kettle, the Bonavita Electric Gooseneck Stainless Kettle is the first of its kind. Like the automated coffee brewer, this pour-over kettle is cheaper than other pour-over or electric hot water kettles. We're extremely excited about these new products and look forward to more from Bonavita.

Bonavita Coffee Maker BV1800 - Glass Carafe Automatic Brewer is rated 4.476190476190476 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much better coffee now . . . but I bought this coffee maker because it was one of the few that heats water sufficiently for good brewing. I really like the quality of the coffee now, much better than my standard Mr. Coffee maker I was using. One thing I'm not as pleased about: the warmer doesn't seem to keep the coffee as hot as I'd like, so when I put some coffee in my travel mug, it is much cooler than what I want or would expect. The other thing--though I knew this before my purchase: it would be good if they could add a timer, so I could pre-set the machine the night before for my early-morning brew. Otherwise, this is a great machine and much better than the standard brewers.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable unit. Rare defects accepted for return. This reviewer was misinformed about our return policy. Upon seeing his review we contacted him in hopes of resolving any problems with his machine. Prima gladly accepts returns for any used, defective units. Our full return policy is available online. We regularly use this machine in our office and are extremely impressed with its performance. According to our experience, grounds are evenly saturated by an efficient spray head, water is consistently heated to approximately ~200 degrees Fahrenheit, and coffee is always delivered hot. Please contact us if your experience differs. We want you to enjoy their coffee and we believe that our fine equipment will help you do so!
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad for the price Pros: - Fine cup of joe - Quiet - Fast - Ability to make as little as 2c or as much as 8c - Auto shut-off for heat pad Cons (honestly, just my personal preferences): - Can't interrupt brew to pour a cup - Lid can't stay on carafe during brew cycle - Uses #4 cone filters instead of basket-type Bottom line: I can live with this coffee maker not having all the features I want because it does make superb coffee and gets it done quick too. I've seen it go for more than $150 elsewhere, but I wouldn't pay more than that; $150 is a just price for this machine.
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service I purchased the bonavita glass carafe BV1800 on the recommendation of my sister. My girlfriend had a small cheap plastic 2-cup brewing machine, with no heating element to keep the coffee hot. The size and features of this machine are just right for her needs. It works well and it is nice that you must remove and rinse the piece holding the filtered coffee grounds after brewing and before pouring, it keeps the unit clean and prevents laziness. Nice machine, good price - slightly lower price was matched quickly and pleasantly as promised, after one quick phone call.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best coffee ever! We are coffee snobs of the first order! We've had some of the best from all over the world and, after reading a good review of the Bonavita, we bought one. We couldn't be happier . It's great and we highly recommend it to anyone who cares about, not just good coffee, but excellent coffee. It's well worth the money.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bonavita BV1800 " I wanted the Bonavita BV1800 to replace the typical countertop coffemaker. I was convinced that my old machine did not properly heat the water, coffee was bland. The Bonavita BV1800 is fabulous, heats the water quite well. Even my pot of store bought " half-caf" tastes much better than before. The Bonavita brews so much faster. I also notice that the Bonavita brews much faster than my previous machine. Ahh, the good life. Bob R, Syracuse, NY"
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Coffee! This thing makes the best coffee I have ever had out of a drip coffee maker. The one knock I would have on the machine is that the basket for the filter sits directly on top of the carafe when brewing so the basket has to be emptied and cleaned before you can pour your cup of delicious coffee. That being said the coffee is amazing.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Service Great Coffee Maker Our coffee maker broke down and I ordered the Bonavita after reading so many good reviews. I asked Prima if they could expedite the order on Sunday. It arrived at my house in Minnesota on Wednesday. Love how hot the coffee is and the flavor is great. Thanks Prima!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it! Brewing temp is perfect, no drips, tastes great to the lat drop We were looking for a while to find a good coffee maker- this is it! Makes wonderful gift too. You will not be appointed. Easy to clean , easy to use, turned out to be perfect for me. Will not stay warm for a very long time, but keeps warm long enough :)
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Have used it for 2 weeks Sorry to say, this machine is overpriced. I thought it would brew better but I'm going back to my 2 year old, $60., Cuisinart machine. I taste NO difference between the machines. The supposed hotter and different drip don't make a difference to me. I just gave the ole Cuisinart a good white vinegar cleaning, and I'm sending the Bonavita back. Thank you for allowing me to return it. I think it is a good machine, but you need to cut the price way back.
Date published: 2014-01-27
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Where is it made?

Asked by: kklor
This brewer is manufactured in China.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-03-23

How tall is the coffee maker?

Asked by: trish
13.2 (H) x 8.7 (W) x 14 (D) inches ; 6.6 pounds
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2015-02-02

How can I get a glass replacement carafe for my Model BV1800 coffee maker?

Asked by: Mimi
Right here:
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-11-11

How to best clean carafe? When I pour coffee from the carafe, it leaks very dark coffee from some part of the bottom of the carafe.

Asked by: Judy of County
We would recommend using a coffee detergent like Full Circle Espresso Machine Cleaner to clean your carafe. Please fill out Bonavitas support form if you feel there are warranty related issues with your brewer:
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-09-19

Can I use my reusable gold filter, or do I have to use the paper filters?

Asked by: AEL59
The cone is compatible with the Gold Filter.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-08-12

Is the filter basket BPA free?

Asked by: gail46
Yes. Bonavita plastic is BPA free!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-06-16

does the basket have its own filter or do you have to buy filters, the one I have now has its own filter and I like that, what kind of heating element I have hard water and aluminum elements do not last long.

Asked by: kike78654
You will need to purchase #4 Melitta Filters which can be found on our website. Here's a link to a photo of the heating element: Bonavita machines are extremely reliable, and come with a 1 year warranty!
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-06-11

is the filter basket Glass? if so YES!!!

Asked by: q007
The filter basket is plastic.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-05-02

Does the glass carafe have a lid to put on after the coffee is brewed?

Asked by: Bart
Yes. Included with the carafe is a plastic lid.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-02-24

Can you tell me where this coffee maker is manufactured?

Asked by: Lufin
Hello. This brewer is made in China.
Answered by: Rfelb
Date published: 2014-01-09
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