Bonavita Ceramic Immersion Dripper

Product Code
bv4000idv2
$39.99

Measurements

Weight
1.72 lbs
Length
8.5 in
Width
7 in
Height
7.5 in

Details

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.

Features

What's in the box:

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

Features:

  • 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
3.66667 stars, based on 3 reviews

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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