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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 7:54am
Subject: Bonavita  BV1800/ Technivorm KBTS brew temperature.
 

I have had this coffee brewer for around four months now, and still can't get the brewed flavor of my Technivorm KBTS!  This morning a did a new temperature measurement with a precision laboratory thermocouple placed 1/8" inch from the center water outlet of the brewer. The temperature at the 1/2 minute point is around 185-192F. At the halfway point, its 205-209F, and finishing around that temp. The coffee seems always over extracted and bitter!  I wish I would have bought another Technivorm which never exceeded 201F through the whole brew cycle. I bought this brewer to save some money and feel the the higher temp is causing the finished brew to be over extracted. Any comments would be much appreciated. I have experimented with different grinds to no avail.

My Technivorm KBTS never brews no hotter than 201F, as measured from the heat pipe outlet! The Bonavita is brewing too hot, (209F) and over extracting the grounds causing a bitter cup.  I'm thinking now I need another Technivorm. I'm going to try to get a warranty replacement soon.
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 1:26pm
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adekorte Said:

I have had this coffee brewer for around two months now and still can't the taste of my Technivorm KBTS! This morning a did a new temperature measurement with a precision laboratory thermocouple placed 1/8" inch from the center water outlet of the brewer. The temperature at the 1/2 minute point is around 185-192F. At the halfway point, its 205-208F, and finishing around that temp. The coffee seems always over extracted! I wish I would have bought another Technivorm which never exceeded 201F through the whole brew cycle. I bought this brewer to save some money. I feel the the higher temp is causing the finished brew to be over extracted. Any comments would be much appreciated. I have experimented with different grinds to no avail.

Posted July 24, 2013 link

tbf you might have accidentally the entire pot.
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 2:16pm
Subject: Re: Bonavita  BV1800 Glass
 

adekorte Said:

I have had this coffee brewer for around two months now and still can't the taste of my Technivorm KBTS!  This morning a did a new temperature measurement with a precision laboratory thermocouple placed 1/8" inch from the center water outlet of the brewer. The temperature at the 1/2 minute point is around 185-192F. At the halfway point, its 205-208F, and finishing around that temp. The coffee seems always over extracted! I wish I would have bought another Technivorm which never exceeded 201F through the whole brew cycle. I bought this brewer to save some money. I feel the the higher temp is causing the finished brew to be over extracted. Any comments would be much appreciated. I have experimented with different grinds to no avail.

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Whats with the Bonivata subject line and this: "and still can't the taste of my Technivorm KBTS!"

Can you clarify this for us?  Thanks.

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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 2:38pm
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My Bonavita (thermal carafe) has also been brewing above 205 and was getting bitter brewed coffee. It brewed fine during first few months then yuk. I started trying different grinds as well but STILL yukky coffee. Not using now and need to call their distributor for a remedy.
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 6:41am
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The heater in the Bonavita is just not as accurate or have the precision of the Technivorm brewers.
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 6:49am
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Sorry, forgot to mention that the spray head is leaking too. This part is easily replaced, I'm sure---looks like it's made in 2 pieces and the leak is right where they connect.

Hey, Adekorte... Have you called them? I'm sure they'll do whatever necessary to fix the problem BUT I realize having purchased new it's an inconvenience none of us wants. I have yet to call since caring for my grandson this summer along with our frig now on the blink! Thank goodness for my FP!
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 7:09am
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1st I've heard of this, maybe a bad batch of machines or something faulty with yours, as wouldn't this go against the SCCA cert? I know I couldn't tell a difference really between the Bonavita and Techno with same beeans. Wonder if others had this happen
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 7:09am
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Hi,
I just went to the Bonavita web site and placed a warranty replacement request.  I should have done this months ago! My coffee at home is always perfect with my 7 year old Technivorm KBTS brewer. I bought this Bonavita brewer for my work place to have great coffee. Its been a disappointment.
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 7:11am
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I corrected my original posting! I'm typing too fast.
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 7:39am
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adekorte Said:

I corrected my original posting! I'm typing too fast.

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Thanks for the correction.  It all makes sense now.  

Len

 
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