Bonavita Connoisseur Review

Bonavita Connoisseur
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
95
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
The Bonavita Connoisseur is a simple, almost featureless model that's become one of the best drip coffee makers because of its reliability. If you get one, you'll enjoy up to 40 oz of worry-free, piping hot coffee for years.
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Key Features of the Bonavita Connoisseur

Key Features of Bonavita Connoisseur

  • Capacity: 40 oz
  • Carafe: Thermal
  • Display: On/off switch
  • Auto-Off: Yes
  • Grinder: No
  • Power: 1500W

Bonavita Connoisseur Overview

A simple coffee maker like the OXO On Barista Brain, the Bonavita Connoisseur doesn’t have any fancy functionality.

But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some special features.

With optional pre-infusion, a well-designed shower head for uniform extraction, and a powerful 1500W heater, this drip coffee maker produces a hot, delicious pot of coffee in about 6 minutes.

The simplicity does have some drawbacks, though.

The single switch controls both the pre-infusion bloom phase and the brew, so you need to monitor the coffee maker at the very beginning. The machine also lacks any auto-brew functionality or 24-hour programmability.

Overall, the Bonavita Connoisseur’s aesthetically pleasing design makes a great cup of coffee.

Pros
  • Powerful 1500W heater brews a truly hot pot
  • Well-designed shower head and flat bottom filter basket result in even extraction
  • Made from aesthetically-pleasing brushed stainless steel
Cons
  • Only 40 oz capacity
  • No Auto-Brew functionality
  • Optional pre-infusion must be controlled by the user

Is the Bonavita Connoisseur for you?

Is Bonavita Connoisseur for you?

Bonavita Connoisseur Review: An In-Depth Look

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Bonavita Connoisseur
The Bonavita Connoisseur is a simple, almost featureless model that's become one of the best drip coffee makers because of its reliability. If you get one, you'll enjoy up to 40 oz of worry-free, piping hot coffee for years.

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!

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