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Dr.McCoy
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Sep 11, 2017
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Please note this does not appear to be the BV1900TS model that's well rated on most coffee websites but instead the BV1902DW.
This model does NOT carry the SCA Certified Home Brewer (a.k.a. Golden Cup) seal of approval. This being said, I would hazard a guess that is due to the carafe requirements rather than the brewing requirements. The (probably) unmet requirement is as follows:
"Carafe Temperature: The container that receives the coffee must contain a coffee temperature of no less than 176 F and no more than 185 F. Temperature must be maintained during the first 30 minutes of holding time."
Most single-walled glass carafes fail this test because they drop under 176 F within about 20 minutes. You may be now asking yourself "well what about the heating plate?" Plainly put - warming plates are generally terrible at their job. Bottom is kept too hot and the top is too cool. If they stay on for more than about 20-30 mins the coffee will continue to get bitter. At the prices I buy coffee at, I'd rather just let it go cool and use it for iced or mixed drinks.
All this being said - if you're the kind of person that doesn't mind cold coffee; and/or drinks your local coffee shop's cheaper blends (thereby not losing much $$$ if left on the warming plate too long); and/or serves coffee when they host (using it up all at once) this will (very likely) be just as good of a machine for you than the SCAA approved BonaVita models.
If you just drink major market labels like Starbucks, Folgers, Trader Joe's, etc. OR if you drink mostly single orgins I would skip this all together. For major market coffees nearly any reputable brand of coffee machine will extract all the flavors available in those coffees. For single origin I would get a Chemex 8 cup and a BonaVita BV382510V kettle.
Sep 11, 2017
kstokley
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The model featured in this drop was just released last month. It is the BV1902DW.
Sep 11, 2017
Dr.McCoy
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Whoops! Brain fart on the letters. Edited for accuracy.
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