The Bonavita BV 1900TS is a good coffee brewer, but it should be updated to suit the Technivorm Moccamaster. The brewing technology, the carafe technology, and the construction of the Mocamaster have been better thought out. This results in a better taste of coffee and pleased consumers. The more accessible Bonavita stands up to the role of 'Technivorm Killer'
About the Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741
The Technivorm Moccamaster has a button that turns the brewer on and off, and a slider on its brewing basket that regulates the flow of coffee. The flow control slider allows you a chance to do a few things. You can saturate the coffee and adjust its taste by fully or partially closing the brew basket.
The Technivorm Moccamaster is easy to use and is robust. The coffee is brewed at a steady temperature for around 6 to 8 minutes. The unit has a double-wall thermal carafe that holds the coffee hot for a long time to come. The carafe has both a brew-thru lid and a travel lid to take your coffee with you. It's a larger unit, so you can keep that in mind if you don't have a lot of room on your kitchen counter.
About the Bonavita BV1900TS
The Bonavita BV 1900TS can brew your coffee at a steady temperature between 195F and 200F. Holding the brewing temperature constant is what separates great coffee brewers from mediocre brewers. This coffee brewer also allows you to pre-infuse your coffee before you start brewing. Pre-infusion triggers the degassing process which allows the carbon dioxide to get out of the coffee. It also increases the taste of coffee when carbon dioxide comes out of the beans.
The Bonavita BV 1900TS has a large showerhead and a flat-bottom filter basket. It comes with a limited two-year warranty, so keep that in mind if you want to buy the BV1900TS. It has a heating element of 1500 watts and a huge hot water tank. It takes about an hour to make a cup of coffee with this brewer.
Similarities between the Technivorm Moccamaster and the Bonavita
Both the Technivorm Moccamaster and the Bonavita are certified by SCAA. The SCAA stands for 'Specialty Coffee Association of America' The two brewers are easy to use, they cannot be configured, and both have a shut-off mode. Both brewers come with a double-walled stainless steel thermal carafe that holds your coffee hot at home or in your backpack while you're on the drive. Both brewers are made of aluminum, are very durable, and have water tanks with a capacity of 40 ounces.
Differences between the Technivorm Moccamaster and the Bonavita
The Bonavita is a little more compact than the Moccamaster because it is smaller in scale and weighs less. The broad shower head and flat-bottomed filter allow for perfect extraction of coffee. Technivorm Mocamaster comes in different shades, which is not the case for Bonavitas. The difference in size is slight, but if your coffee brewer wants to fit into a not that large kitchen counter, you may want to weigh the difference.
Technivorum Moccamaster comes with a 5-year warranty. It has a destratification tube to ensure that the weaker coffee combines well with the stronger coffee. The brewer also has a slider that can interrupt the flow of coffee into the carafe in whole or in part. Technivorm is more costly than Bonavita, but it has a stronger brass temperature and outlet arm. It also has an open arrangement that lets you swirl the coffee, while the brass basket on the Bonavita is almost closed. This comes with a longer warranty.
Which one should you go with?
Technivorm Moccamaster KBT-741 is a more pricey but very well coffee brewer. We think this brewer is better than the Bonavita BV1900TS. But, if you want to save any bucks, the Bonavita is not a bad option either.