Bonavita Connoisseur Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

Bonavita Connoisseur Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The 8-cup Bonavita Connoisseur has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark, making Bonavita the brand with the most certified brewers on the market. Certified Home Brewers are tested by UC Davis scientists and required to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home.

The Bonavita Connoisseur is available at major and specialty retailers including Crate & Barrel and Williams Sonoma. Consistently recognized as a Best Buy / Best Performing coffee brewer, it’s poised to be a strong holiday gift and New Year home purchase.

The Bonavita 8-Cup Connoisseur (BV1901TS MSRP $159.99) offers curated features that mimic the artisan pour-over brewing method. By operating this brewer using its recommended instructions you will be able to brew a Golden Cup Standard carafe of coffee at home. This easy to use, one-touch performance coffee brewer makes an 8-cup carafe in about 6 minutes. The new hanging flat bottom filter basket works in partnership with the showerhead to provide uniform flavor extraction and even saturation. The new 1.3 L stainless steel thermal carafe provides even better heat retention and pourability compared to previous models.

The Connoisseur’s powerful and precise 1500-watt heater maintains an optimal brewing temperature between 198°-205°F. An optional pre-infusion mode pauses the water flow allowing the coffee grounds time to bloom. A handy audible signal indicates when the brewing cycle ends. Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are dishwasher safe and all plastic is BPA-free.

In May, CNET said, “Bonavita’s improved coffee maker is its best one yet. The Bonavita Connoisseur creates fabulously good pots of coffee for a lot less money. It’s compact, easy to use, and has few parts to clean. Its thermal carafe keeps contents hot for hours… The Bottom Line: the Bonavita Connoisseur is the best coffee maker to buy if you want to brew superb pots of drip and spend less cash.”

In August, Wirecutter stated the Connoisseur “brewed the best-tasting coffee of any machine we tried, with minimal (read: zero) bells and whistles and an uber-simple interface… We love the simplicity of the Bonavita and think it’s a great choice if flavor is your number one priority.”

“The SCA is committed to educating the coffee lover on how best to brew, and we’re honored the Bonavita Connoisseur has been recognized as an essential tool that performs strongly,” says Espresso Supply President, Laura Sommers. “With our Bonavita collection, we employ the highest level of coffee brewing technology while keeping the experience of brewing coffee simple and easy.”

Since the Bonavita collection debuted in 2013, the brewers have consistently earned SCA Home Brewer Certification. In addition to the Bonavita Connoisseur, the Bonavita 1900TD 8-Cup Programmable Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer and the Bonavita 1900TS Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer are also SCA certified.

Espresso Supply is the exclusive, worldwide distributor of the Bonavita line ( of coffee and tea brewing equipment and electronics. The Espresso Supply catalog of brands also includes Motif (, a consumer line of equipment designed to elevate home coffee brewing with a robust assortment of product features, and a resource library of tips and techniques rooted in specialty coffee. With its Bonavita and Motif coffee brewers, Espresso Supply currently has the largest selection of SCA certified home brewers available.

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