The Brazen Plus, a SCAA-certified coffee maker, is often compared to the Bonavita brewer, which is also certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. In this post, we will be looking at the difference between these two and how they compare to each other in features and performance.
For details on the features of each coffee brewer, read these reviews:
Brazen Plus vs. Bonavita BV1900, What’s The Difference?
- 8-cup capacity.
- Both the Brazen Plus and Bonavita 1900 have pre-soak feature which soaks the coffee ground to bloom it. This is a 30-seconds soak that allows the coffee to de-gas. On the Bonavita, the pre-soak function is optional and can be adjusted to be longer than 30 seconds. For the Brazen Plus, it can be adjusted from 15 secs up to 4 minutes.
- Also, both coffee makers have showerhead water flow which saturates the coffee ground fully for the best extraction.
- The flat-bottom brew baskets of both machines ensures that no coffee is left behind.
- Insulated stainless steel carafes.
- The Bonavita 1900 keeps optimal temperature of 195°-205°F (91°-96°C).
- The Brazen Plus has adjustable temperature (from 190° to 210° F).
- The Brazen Plus has LCD display clock, programmable Auto-Start, memory save feature.
- The Brazen Plus has an Elevation Calibration feature, this allows you to set your elevation for the best temperature calibration.
Which One To Buy?
The biggest advantage that the Brazen Plus gives you is the ability to adjust the brewing temperature from 190° to 210° F, which is great for someone who is specific about their coffee temperature. This also affects the taste of your coffee, if you’re familiar with how temperature can enhance your coffee beans. The Elevation Calibration is certainly a neat feature that any true coffee geek will make use of.
The LCD display is also quite helpful for programming auto start and any other features.
The Bonavita 1900 doesn’t have any of the advantages the Brazen Plus offers. It doesn’t have adjustable temperature, but it does keep an optimal temperature of 195°-205°F. It doesn’t have an LCD display, it doesn’t have a clock or auto-start.
The Brazen Plus certainly makes a more advanced and better choice than the Bonavita. Although it is slightly more expensive, the extra features you get are definitely worth the price.