Bonavita Ceramic Immersion Dripper

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2.5 lbs
6 in
6 in
6 in


Meshing the best of both immersion and percolation styles of brewing, the Bonavita Immersion Dripper is a versatile brewing device. The steep-and-release action is similar to the Clever Coffee Dripper, but Bonavita's device has a few of its own distinct innovations that it brings to the party. The first is that the brewer itself is made of ceramic, which is great for holding onto heat during your brew. It's also easy to clean and resistant to oily buildup, so it won't stain over time as some plastics will. The second core feature is that it uses an adjustable silicone stopper to control the drain rate of your brew. This means that you have total control over the contact time of your brews, and you aren't relying entirely on gravity to do the work. If you'd like to use a very coarse grind and a long steep, you can also factor in a very slow drip during the latter half of the brew if you like - allowing you to focus on sweetness and clarity rather than body. But if you want a punchier brew, you could also grind finer and go for a shorter drain to emphasize brightness and round out the body a bit while you're at it. A little more control over brewing variables truly goes a long way here.

The immersion dripper is compatible with your favorite Melitta-style #4 filters, including permanent basket filters if you're looking for a more full-bodied cup. The whole device is dishwasher safe, making it rather easy to keep clean. It's designed to brew right on top of your favorite mug or server, and can brew up to about 25 ounces of coffee, using roughly 40-50 grams of grounds. Like the Clever, this is a great brewer for the office or school, since brewing and cleanup are a cinch.


What's in the box:

  • Ceramic immersion dripper
  • Fitted lid
  • 5 unbleached #4 filters
  • Usage guide


  • Ceramic brewing chamber
  • Adjustable silicone stopper
  • Control steep time and drain rate for even better coffee
  • Designed to rest on your favorite mug or server
  • Stand lays flat on counter tops
  • Convenient lid keeps the heat in during your brew
  • Uses Melitta-style #4 filters
  • Brew up to 750 mL (25 fl oz)
  • Dishwasher safe
4.33333 stars, based on 6 reviews

Verified Buyer Verified Reviewer

6/27/2020 2:15:50 PM

5 / 5 stars

See other review

See my other review. Couldn’t edit my previous comment so I wrote another. Took another look and the hole the coffee passes through is ceramic and not plastic. Even better!

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Verified Buyer

12/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Really like it

I can't say I have had the same experience as the previous reviewer. I find the Bonavita easy to use (as an immersion newbie) and clean up and haven't had any problems with leaking or splashing with the valve on the bottom- I open it and the coffee drips through into the mug below- easy. It makes a great cup of coffee for relatively little effort. I also love the versatility of this brewer and the fact it's made from porcelain rather than plastic which is why I chose it over the Clever. I'm still playing about with coffee to water ratios and brewing times and temperatures but every cup I've brewed so far has been very drinkable.

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Verified Buyer Verified Reviewer

8/3/2018 1:28:10 PM

4 / 5 stars

Store it with valve in closed position

Makes great coffee, but creates a mess if you forget to close the valve after you wash it. Dishwasher safe keeps it sparkling clean. Ceramic, so it doesn’t discolor like the clear plastic Clever.

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Verified Buyer

11/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

2 / 5 stars

It's messey

I love ceramic material and thought this would be ideal. The problem was with the valve at the bottom which allows it to be used for immersion brewing. When it opens, coffee invariably squirts out to the side and goes outside the cup below it. This creates a puddle which needs to be wiped up. If using it for a larger carafe, that might not be a problem.

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Verified Reviewer

6/25/2020 4:49:39 PM

5 / 5 stars

Wish I had found it sooner

This thing is great. I own a few Hario V60s and love the pour-over style coffee. After roasting my own beans for over a year now with many different varieties, I have realized my favorite coffee is a medium roast with a larger grind. My wife's favorite is a darker roast with a finer grind. A V60 is perfect for her but for me and my courser grind, the water transfers through my beans too fast and doesn’t produce the flavor of a full immersion device. With this device, I can get the pour over experience with the full immersion I prefer with my beans/roast profile. I bought this product over any others due to the fact that the main part of the vessel is ceramic and not plastic. I understand that a portion of where the coffee passes through is plastic, but the vast majority of coffee/hot water contact is non-plastic. I have not had any problems with this thing making a mess. It hasn't spilled one drop out of my cup and all I do is rinse it off in the sink after I have brewed my cup. I might be getting another so that I can make two at a time for visiting guests who prefer my coffee style.

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Verified Reviewer

2/9/2019 1:28:30 PM

5 / 5 stars

Many satisfied years of use

Immersion is my favorite way to make coffee, and this device has served me well for many years. I like the immersion system because I can indulge my OCD tendencies and manipulate all of the variables in making a cup of coffee. To my taste buds, there is no tastier way to make a cup of coffee. If you try it and don't like the favor, just experiment with the variables. For me It is something of a morning ritual and meditation. The reviewer who mentioned that it should be stored with the valve closed are exactly right. Invariably if you don't you will pour water in and will be a drip system rather than an immersion system, if it is sitting on a cup, otherwise it goes all over the counter. As to whether it is messy when the valve is operated correctly, I have found that occasionally I need to clean out the nozzle that the coffee funnels through.

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