Kitchen Bonavita-BV1500TS

    Published on May 3rd, 2015 | by Greg


    Bonavita BV1500TS Coffee Maker: Compact And Quick

    A good cup of coffee is not as simple as it might seem. The beans themselves travel a long distance to make their way into your mug, first in their cherry-like form, to their dried, roasted, then carefully ground near-final product, an entire process that can take months. Any part of the journey can run into trouble, from climate to shipping issues to uneven roasting. And while you can’t control the earlier steps, it’s important to do the best you can with the parts you can manage.

    Which is why you shouldn’t even consider getting a cheap coffee maker. Step up your java experience with the BPA-free Bonavita BV1500TS, a compact kitchen appliance that replaces the classic glass carafe with a stainless steel model, something a little more insulated. And they’ve reduced the unit down from a larger eight-cup to a five-cup capacity. This makes everything a little faster, but also means that you won’t have to worry about wasting coffee or throwing away part of a perfectly good pot. If you have a couple of cups of coffee, this is ideal for you. And the BV1500TS doesn’t take up much room on the counter either!

    You’re still getting 1100 watts of power to heat your water, and there’s a specially designed showerhead that sprays grounds evenly, which helps achieve better extraction (and better flavor). We found the results consistent, though not as hot as most coffee makers, a few degrees cooler. Bonavita has a long history in manufacturing and producing coffee equipment, and have continued their traditional strengths with classic styling. While it won’t automatically grind your beans before brewing, and it isn’t a single-cup version, it’s easier to use and fairly fast.

    Smaller batches are better, and for any apartment dweller or urbanite who needs to save on some space, this little guy cleans up nicely and can slide out of the way. Use great beans for best results, and expect strong coffee. The Bonavita BV1500TS is available now, online and in stores, for around $130.


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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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