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In this time and age, where everything is mass produced in China, it is hard to believe that there are some top quality products that are made in different countries that are actually affordable. Now, we’re not saying that there’s something wrong with products made in China, that’s certainly not the case here. But there are many consumers out there who are looking to use products that are produced locally to support local jobs, for example. Whatever your reason is, we’re here to help you find what you’re looking for. However, there are a few things that we need to bring to your attention first:

– What Does Made in the USA Mean Exactly?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, for a product to be called made in the U.S.A, and we quote here: “the product must be “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. The term “United States,” as referred to in the Enforcement Policy Statement, includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and possessions.”

What does “all or virtually all” mean? “All or virtually all” means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. That is, the product should contain no — or negligible — foreign content.

Please click here to read the full FTC statement.

– While we will try our best to to list coffee makers made in the USA (or places other than China), the manufactures might change the origin of where machines are produced without prior notice to us and we cannot be held responsible for any misinformation claims. Kindly make sure that the coffee maker you’re about to buy is still not made in china before you buy it.

Now, on with the program!

 

Coffee Makers Made in the USA:

BUNN BXB Velocity

According to BUNN’s website, their home brewers models GR, BX and BT are made in Creston, Iowa. These models are also known as the Velocity Brew and Speed Brew, here are our posts about them:

Click here to read the customer reviews and buy it on Amazon.com

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Chemex Glass Coffeemaker

If you don’t mind manual brewing, you’ll be happy to know that the ever trendy Chemex pour-over coffee maker is proudly made in the USA, in Massachusetts to be exact. Some info about Chemex:

Click here to learn more about Chemex and read the customer reviews on Amazon.com

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Coffee Maker Made in Holland:

Technivorm Moccamaster KBG-741 Coffee Brewer

When it comes to coffee makers, it will not get better than a Moccamaster by Technivorm. Although on the pricier side, it is certainly worth every penny. The Moccamaster is made in Holland and it’s top-notch quality. You can read our Technivorm Moccamaster information and comparisons here.

Click here to read Moccamaster customer reviews and buy it on Amazon.com

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Coffee Maker in Made in Switzerland:

Nespresso-Pixie

While this isn’t exactly a coffee maker but an espresso machine, it is definitely worth considering. The Nespresso Pixie is the ONLY Nespresso machine still made in Switzerland! The Pixie has a beautiful retro-modern design, with metal plates and LED lights for low water detection and full used capsule.

Click here to learn more about Nespresso Pixie and read the customer reviews on Amazon.com.

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Watch Them in Action:

Bunn Velocity Brew:

How To Brew with Technivorm Moccamaster:

Full Review of the Moccamaster:

Nespresso Pixie:

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When it comes to Bonavita or Bunn, you know for sure that these two names are tied up with quality coffee at home. This is why it could get quite confusing when choosing between the two brands. In this post, we’ll look at the features and qualities of each brand, specifically, we’ll look at the models Bonavita BV1900 and compare it to Bunn Velocity Brew, as both these brewers are at the same level.

Features of the Bonavita BV1900:

Bonavita BV1900TS 8 Cup Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe

  • 8- cup capacity coffee maker, 40 oz full capacity.
  • 1500watts water heater keeps temperature at the optimal 195F to 205F.
  • Optional Pre-infusion cycle for coffee ground blooming (degassing).
  • Showerhead style sprayer and flat-bottom filter, both allow for an even extraction.
  • Includes a thermal carafe with stainless steel lined interior.

Click here to learn more about the Bonavita BV1900, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Features of BUNN Velocity Brew:

BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer

  • Brews from 4 to 10 cups, 50 oz  full capacity.
  • Brews a full carafe in just 3 minutes.
  • Stainless steel internal hot water tank brews coffee at 200F
  • Any remaining water can stay hot and dispensed for other uses like brewing tea, or making instant meals.
  • Showerhead sprayer with flat bottom filter basket.
  • Double-walled, vacuum sealed stainless steel carafe keeps coffee warm for up to 2 hours.
  • 800-watts water heater.

Click here to learn more about BUNN Velocity Brew, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What’s The Difference Between Bonavita and BUNN?

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TitleBUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer, BlackBonavita BV1900TS 8 Cup Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe
FeatureReservoir-style home brewer makes up to 10 cups of coffee in just 3 minutes
Stainless-steel water tank; 800-watt heater and internal thermostat
Sprayhead design improves coffee-flavor extraction; hot water available for tea
Stainless-steel vacuum-insulated carafe; close-and-brew lid; vacation switch
Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Lined with stainless steel instead of glass
The double walled design of the carafe helps to maintain the temperature of your coffee for a longer duration while the steel lining is now shatterproof.
Brewer is the optional pre-infusion function. When switched on the machine will pre-soak your coffee prior to brewing allowing your grounds to de-gas
The showerhead, filter basket, and carafe lid are all dishwasher safe and all plastic is BPA-free.
The flat bottomed filter basket and large showerhead ensure even wetting of your grounds to ensure proper extraction.
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Brewing Method:

  • Both the Bonavita and Bunn are basically automated Pour-Over coffee makers. They brew coffee at an optimal temperature of 195 to 200, which gives them SCAA-certified label. However, the Bonavita gives you the option to run a Bloom cycle (pre-infusion or degassing, where the coffee ground is wet with a little bit of water before a full brew) and the Bunn doesn’t.
  • Both brewers also use a flat bottom filter and a showerhead, which ensures full saturation of the coffee ground and an even extraction.

Capacity:

  • The Bonavita brews 8 cups of coffee with a full capacity of 40 oz.
  • The Bunn Velocity Brew brews from 4 cups to 10 cups, with a full capacity of 50 oz.

How Much to Brew at Once?

  • As with most coffee makers, the brewer will brew as much as you put into it. With the Bonavita, the marking starts at 2 cups, but those are 5 oz per cup measurement, so you’ll have to make up your own measurement, if you will.
  • Same goes for the Bunn, if you want to brew less than a full pot, you can do that by using your favorite cup as a measurement to get the actual number of cups you want. The markings on the Bunn, like the Bonavita, are 5 oz per cup, which is smaller than the average user’s cup size. Once you fill up the tank, the brewer will brew that full tank.

Water Heater:

  • The Bonavita has a powerful 1500-watts water heater that maintains a 195F to 200F temperature.
  • The Bunn has a 800-watts heater, but it’s able to keep the water hot at 200F, just like the Bonavita. Additionally, it has a water reservoir that keeps hot water available for other uses.

Thermal Carafe:

  • The Bonavita has a thermal carafe with stainless steel lining on the inside.
  • The Bunn has thermal, stainless steel lined carafe as well. It advertises that it keeps coffee warm for up to 2 hours.

Brewing Time:

  • The Bonavita takes about 6 minutes to brew a full pot.
  • The Bunn Velocity takes about 3 minutes.

Which One Makes the Best Choice? Bonavita or Bunn Velocity Brew?

It is tough choosing between these two, we have to admit! The Bunn Velocity Brew seems to have a lot more customer reviews, so it’s obviously more popular than the Bonavita. After all, the Velocity Brew is less expensive, quicker to brew and has a larger capacity, so it makes sense that it’s more popular. Also, from our research, it seems that the Velocity Brew carafe is able to retain heat better that Bonavita’s.

Comparisons To Read:

Watch Video Reviews: 

Review of BUNN Velocity Brew:

Review of Bonavita BV1900:

Note: in this video, you’ll notice the reviewer using his Bonavita with a Chemex carafe, which is a pretty cool hack to the Bonavita! Learn more about Chemex here.

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We’ve written a lot about Bonavita’s popular coffee makers models BV1800 and BV1900. Today, we’re coving another version of the famous Bonavita, the BV1500.

Features of the Bonavita BV1500:

Bonavita BV1500TS 5-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer

  • 5-cup capacity, 5 oz per cup.
  • Coffee maker replicates the process of pour-over automatically.
  • Optional Pre-infusion mode saturates coffee ground to bloom (degas) and extracts more flavor.
  • Heater maintains water at optimal brewing temperature of 195F to 205F
  • Specially designed showerhead allows for ideal extraction in small batches.
  • Includes a thermal, stainless steel lined carafe.

The Bonavita is available in two models: BV1500TS and BV1500TD.

Click here to learn more about the Bonavita BV1500, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What Is The Difference Between BV1500TS vs. BV1500TD?

Bonavita BV1500TD 5-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer

There’s one major difference between the TS and TD models, which not only makes a difference between these two, but also other Bonavita brewers.

The BV1500TD has a digital display with programmable auto-start timer. This isn’t available in the BV1500TS or BV1800 and BV1900.

Who Should Buy the Bonavita BV1500?

The BV1500 was created as an alternative to the larger 8-cup models, the BV1800 and BV1900. As the Bonavita requires you to brew a full carafe each time, if you’re a single user, or  prefer to brew a small batch at a time, the 5-cup BV1500 is the best choice for you. Although labeled as 5-cup, in reality, as most of us use large cups, a full carafe would provide you with 2 to 3 full size mugs.

Does Bonavita Make a 10-cup or 12-cup Coffee Maker?

No, as of now (2016) it doesn’t. The largest capacity is 8-cups and it’s available in the BV1800 and BV1900 models.

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Bonavita Comparisons Worth Reading:

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Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer

We’ve recently reviewed the Ninja Coffee Bar and compared it to many popular coffee makers available on the market, including Keurig and Nespresso. One of Ninja Coffee Bar’s best features is its ability to brew a single-serving cup of coffee as well as other sizes like full carafe, half carafe or travel mug.

Because the Ninja Coffee Bar is able to brew a single cup, many have confused it with the Keurig brewer, which uses K-Cups to brew single serving of coffee. So, you might be wondering, does the Ninja Coffee Brewer use K-Cups to brew its single servings, too?

How Does Ninja Coffee Bar Work?

The answer is no, it does NOT use K-Cups. The Ninja Coffee Bar uses ground coffee only to brew all its sizes, from single serve to full carafe. The coffee maker comes with a scoop that is labelled with the right amount for your required coffee brewing. If you want a single-cup, then simply fill your filter basket with the right amount of coffee ground for a single-cup. As for water, the Auto iQ technology of the machine draws only the needed amount of water depending on your size selection, automatically. So even if you have a full water reservoir, it will draw the water needed for a single-cup only.

Click here to learn more about the Ninja Coffee Bar, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Need a K-Cup Brewer?

If you prefer to use K-Cups rather than coffee ground, then we highly recommend Keurig’s coffee brewers:

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If you appreciate a good cup of pour-over coffee but don’t have to make it everyday, then automatic coffee makers such as the Bonita BV1900 or Kitchenaid Pour Over Brewer are a great choice for you as they replicate the process of pour-over brewing in a fully automated way.

However, the choice between the two brewers can be a little hard. Which one to go for and why? That’s what we’ll be answering in this post.

First, let’s look at the features of each coffee maker then we’ll compare them to each other.

Features of the Bonita BV1900 Coffee Maker:

Bonavita BV1900TS 8 Cup Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe

  • 8-cup capacity coffee maker with thermal carafe.
  • One-Touch operation with auto-off option.
  • Brews coffee at the optimal temperature of 195 to 205F, which is the recommended temperature by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Associate of America).
  • Pre-infusion mode wets the coffee ground before brewing to ensure full saturation (also known as blooming)
  • Large showerhead and flat-bottom filter basket ensure even saturation and extraction.
  • Click here to read a comparison between Bonavita 1900 vs 1800.

Click here to learn more about the Bonita BV1900, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Features of Kitchenaid Pour-Over Brewer:

KitchenAid KCM0802CU Pour Over Coffee Brewer

  • Approved by the SCAA, meets the Gold Cup Standard.
  • Replicates the process of pour over in a fully automatic way.
  • 8-cup capacity with glass carafe.
  • Heats water and holds temperature at 198 to 204F.
  • LCD display displays each step of the brewing process (heating, pouring, steeping…)
  • Special brewing settings for medium or dark roast coffee to bring out special flavors of each roast.
  • 24hr programmable with auto start.

Click here to learn more about the Kitchenaid Pour Over Brewer, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What’s The Difference Between Bonavita vs. Kitchenaid Pour Over?

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TitleKitchenAid KCM0802CU Pour Over Coffee Brewer, Contour SilverBonavita BV1900TS 8 Cup Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe
FeatureMeets the Gold Cup standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).
Mimics the manual pour over process delivering consistent infused flavor without the manual effort.
Visual display shows each step of the brewing process, from heating, to pouring and then steeping.
Heats the water to the optimal range of 198°F -204°F at the top of the brewer and therefore minimizes heat loss during the extraction process.
The one touch medium and dark roast settings allow you to taste all the subtleties and flavor within these different roasts.
Includes starter pack of #4 paper filters, 8-cup glass carafe, coffee scoop
Lined with stainless steel instead of glass
The double walled design of the carafe helps to maintain the temperature of your coffee for a longer duration while the steel lining is now shatterproof.
Brewer is the optional pre-infusion function. When switched on the machine will pre-soak your coffee prior to brewing allowing your grounds to de-gas
The showerhead, filter basket, and carafe lid are all dishwasher safe and all plastic is BPA-free.
The flat bottomed filter basket and large showerhead ensure even wetting of your grounds to ensure proper extraction.
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Brewing Process:

  • Both the Bonavita and Kitchenaid replicate the process of pour-over without any manual work on your part (other than loading the coffee grounds and hitting the brew button, of course).
  • Both brewers are able to hold the temperature at an optimal brewing temperature of 198 to 205F or so, which is what the SCAA recommends.

Settings:

  • The Bonavita is a fairly basic coffee maker. There are no special settings, no auto start timer, and you can’t brew less than what’s in the water reservoir. If you want to brew less than 8 cups, then you’ll have to manually adjust the measurements of water and coffee.
  • The Kitchenaid Pour Over is more advanced in this matter. It has an LCD display that displays the brewing process, this is shown in icons that refer to each step of the process: heating, steeping, pouring and so on. It also has an automatic number of cups selector, and it has a programmable 24hrs timer.
  • Another special setting about the Kitchenaid is it’s accommodation of the type of roast you’re brewing, whether it’s dark or medium. This setting helps bring out special flavor profiles of each type of roast.

Type of Brew Basket:

  • The Bonavita uses a flat bottom filter, which is a better choice when it comes to coffee ground saturation.
  • Kitchenaid uses #4 cone filters.

Carafe:

  • Bonavita has a stainless steel lined thermal carafe.
  • Kitchenaid has a glass carafe.

Design:

  • The Bonavita has a basic coffee maker design with stainless steel finish.
  • The Kitchenaid has a much more attractive design that is both retro in the sense of every Kitchenaid appliance with a touch of modern. It is available in three colors: silver, black or red.

Which One To Buy?

  • The price difference between the Bonavita and Kitchenaid isn’t huge at all, about $20 (as of the time or writing this post). This is great news as it allows you to choose based on the features rather than the budget.
  • As both brewers follow the same brewing process, both are SCAA-certified, then you can rest assured that both will deliver a quality cup of coffee every time.
  • The Kitchenaid’s advantage is its settings: it has an auto start that allows you to wake up to coffee ready for you to enjoy. It has an automatic cup number selector and it has a handy LCD display that displays time and tells you what your machine is doing (process of brewing).
  • On the other hand, the Bonavita is a straight forward coffee maker that works by simply switching a button. No settings, no auto start, nothing. Many people prefer the simplicity of it.
  • What you choose is of course up to you and your usage, but we do believe the extra $20 for the Kitchenaid’s advanced settings is absolutely worth it.

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