The Bonavita 8 cup brewer is SCA Certified to meet SCA Gold Cup standards. The brewer does an excellent job at evenly extracting the coffee with excellent heating to maintain proper hot water temperature, a wide shower head and a programmable bloom.
To toggle on the bloom program, simply hold the power button in the on position for 5 seconds until the red light flashes twice. The bloom program will reset back to off after unplugging the machine.
Coffee Dose: 70 grams Grind Size: 800 micron (setting 23 to 25 on the Baratza Encore grinder) Water Dose: 1300 milliliters (1.3 L) Water Temp: Automatic. Start with room temperature. Brew Time: 6:00 to 6:30 minutes Brew Mass: 1000 grams Target TDS: 1.20-1.30%
Notes: Adjust the dose of coffee to taste
Set up and brewing instructions
Remove the filter basket
Add paper filter to filter basket (8-12 cup Melitta filter)
Fill brewer reservoir with 1300 milliliters (1.3 liter) water at room temperature
Weigh out 70 grams of whole bean coffee
Grind coffee just before brewing. Shimmy grind for best tasting results
Add coffee grounds to paper filter
Gently tab side of filter basket to even out coffee grounds
Place filter basket on top of decanter
Replace decanter on the brewer, under the shower head
Confirm that the bloom function is toggled on
Turn brewing switch ON (red light on switch will illuminate)
Allow coffee to completely drain from filter basket
Remove filter basket
Discard spent coffee grounds and rinse filter basket
Put lid on decanter
Serve fresh and enjoy!
Here is complete list of tools and equipment that we use during each brew: