If your coffee needs are not that huge, then you can go for the 5-cup coffee maker in the Bonavita BV1500TS model. As to the outlook, the machine is very similar to a lot of the other devices we feature on this list. However, almost all the components are smaller, therefore, making the whole machine more compact. An added benefit from this is the fact that the device takes up less kitchen space and is less cumbersome to carry.
Once you receive this device on your doorstep, all you need to do is plug it in, add your coffee to the basket, add water to the reservoir and press a button. This will, as a result, make your morning routine so much easier. It can even save you time since you no longer have to queue at a coffee shop. A bonus that accrues is that you can leave the device on as you go about your other duties since it doesn’t require your input to go off.
It should be noted that this tool incorporates v-shaped filters, and the heater’s power is much less maxing out at only 1100W. However, if you consider the fact that the device brews less coffee, then you understand this reduction in power.
If you are worried about breakages to the tool, you needn’t be. The carafe is made of double-walled stainless steel; hence, even if your kids subject it to a few drops, bumps, and bruises, it should still be okay. However, you have to make it a point to descale the machine every 100 brewing cycles if you intend to use it for a long time. On the other hand, if you often use hard water to make your coffee, you need to descale the device at shorter intervals. Also, if you incorporate the pre-infusion mode, your coffee experience may improve.
What are our favorite features?
- Durable body
- Fast heat-up time
- Dishwasher safe components
- Auto-off when your coffee is ready
- Two-year warranty
What could be better?
- The capacity of the device may not be enough for a large family
- The specialty coffee association does not approve the coffee maker