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Bonavita Connoisseur 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Brewer

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Brewer

Updated: Sep. 11, 2018

Ranked 2nd of 10 coffee makers with a Quid Score of 87.

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Brewer

Ranked 2nd of 10 coffee makers with a Quid Score of 87.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 2nd overall.

Key Information
  • Controls: 1 power switch
  • Brew Time: 6 minutes
  • Cup Capacity: 8
  • Programmable: No
  • Dishwasher Safe Materials: Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead
Product Specifications
  • Dimensions: 12.40 L x 6.80 W x 12.20 H
  • Drip Spout: Showerhead design
  • Color Options: N/A
  • Filter Basket: Hanging flat bottom
  • Warming Plate: No
  • Heater Wattage: 1500
  • Additional Info: N/A
  • Carafe Material: Stainless steel
  • Standout Features: The pre-infusion mode simulates manual pour-over brewing by pausing the waterflow to allow for blooming
  • Temperature Range: 195°-205°F
  • Adjustable Settings: Optional pre-infusion mode

Expert Rating: 86%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Expert Rating: 86%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Experts say this machine is simple and straightforward to use and that it brews a great cup of coffee. It isn’t feature-loaded and lacks programmability.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Ease of Use - Above average
  • Speed - Average
  • Customizability - Below average
  • Brew Quality - Above average
  • Appearance - Average
  • Cleaning Convenience - Above average
Notable Positives
  • Compact
  • Simple to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Ideal water temperature
  • Large shower head evenly saturates coffee
Notable Negatives
  • Lacks a timer
  • No drip stop
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Ease of Use - Above average
  • Speed - Average
  • Customizability - Below average
  • Brew Quality - Above average
  • Appearance - Average
  • Cleaning Convenience - Above average

Customer Rating: 84%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 84%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Customers like how simple this device is to operate and say it brews a great-tasting cup of coffee. They dislike the design of the pouring spout, which leads to frequent spills, and they wish there was a warming plate.

Ideal for people:

Those who prioritize flavor and want a premium model at an affordable price.

Not ideal for people:

Those looking for a coffee maker with lots of bells and whistles.

Notable Pros:
  • Fast and simple brewing
  • Makes flavorful coffee
  • Affordable
  • Attractive
Notable Cons:
  • Coffee cools down quickly in the carafe
  • Pouring spout sometimes spills

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Brand Stories

A Seattle Authority on Specialty Coffee Tools Talks Coffee Culture

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Seattle-based Espresso Supply, Inc., a leading supplier of specialty beverage wares since 1993, launched Bonavita in 2011. Bonavita engineers kitchenware that has consistently landed on best-performing lists in publications including Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, GQ, Cooking Light, and The Wall Street Journal.

Heritage - 4/5

Launched in 2011, Bonavita sells home electronics and kitchen wares in specialty shops and large retailers across Europe and the USA. In early 2015, the company opened a European headquarters in Almelo, The Netherlands in early 2015 because of its popularity among baristas. Bonavita is best known for its gooseneck kettles, which get their name from their curved spout design.

Innovation - 4/5

Bonavita automatic coffee makers mimic the artisanal pour-over method. The Specialty Coffee Association awarded Bonavita home brewers its prestigious technical certification 3 times. Features like a pre-infusion mode for blooming coffee grounds and a 1500-watt heater to maintain the ideal temperature range give the brand its technical superiority.

Reliability - 5/5

Bonavita's website has FAQ pages for its brewers and kettles, as well as a comparison chart of all its brewers. The support page has a series of instructional videos and text user manuals. Customers can submit an online warranty claim form to receive replacements for defective parts. For additional aid, customers can use an online contact form or call Bonavita customer service.

Social Good - 3/5

Bonavita has yet to engage in philanthropic initiatives.

Relevance - 4/5

The company provides its Facebook and Twitter followers with coffee-related news articles and spotlights of product features. On Instagram, it re-posts user-generated content, shares informative stories on coffee beans, gadgets and brewing techniques, and highlights specific products with promotional imagery.

Retail: Best Price $144.99

Ranks 1st in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $144.99

Ranks 1st in value among competitors.

Bonavita sells its devices through third-party retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy. A 1-year limited warranty covers the Connoisseur.

Best Purchase Options
Amazon - $144.99
Other Purchase Options
Best Buy - $149.99
Best Purchase Option
Amazon - $144.99
Other Purchase Options
Best Buy - $149.99

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