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I recently purchased the Bonavita as well. After years of using basic automatic drip coffee makers this was an adjustment. I still haven't perfected the art of the cup using the Bonavita. The problem is that the Bonavita brews at the correct temperature, so I think you really need to be a little more precise when brewing (at least that's what I discovered). ...


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I asked a similar question and got back use a coarser grind to slow the extraction. I have a Capresso too and I am set in the middle of the Course section up to the right. I got a Bonavita 5-cup a week ago and I'm still playing around with it. I'm a big fan of metal reusable filters because I swear coffee made with paper filters had an odd taste.


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If you have observed the problem on different outlets and even in different houses, the only common factor is the machine itself. The exact cause can’t be assessed via the Internet and unless you are experienced with repairing electrical machinery, I would strongly discourage you to start experimenting blindly. The missing error lights are not an indicator ...


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You will need to grind a lot finer with the non-pressurised baskets. With a pressurised filter basket, the resistance is mostly produced by the one tiny hole in the filter basket. For non-pressurised ones, the coffee needs to provide the resistance. If the grounds fail to provide enough resistance, the water will run through the coffee really fast, probably ...


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I have the Bonavita BV1900TS brewer with a Baratza Preciso grinder. I actually have two sets, one for work and one for home. I have pre-infusion enabled, if that matters in this case. I also have a VST refractometer that can measure the brewed coffee to determine its strength and also derive if it is too bitter or not. I have been able to get good ...


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The solution was to replace the flowmeter (picture is of a different machine but the position of the sensor is the same): Here is the part in detail: In my case there was corrosion on the connector that was causing the sensor to malfunction, the chrome-plating on the lower part of the connector (the one that goes into the sensor) was eaten by the corrosion,...


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It could be your grinder, grind settings make a huge difference in flavor. You would be surprised what a notch or two on your grinder will do. Or it could also be your beans. You mentioned they are a medium roast.The darker in roast you go the more it adds "roast" flavors to the beans. Maybe try going for a lighter roast?


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I have a new Bonavita 1900 and I had a devil of a time dialing it in. However, I'm now getting good coffee so I'll explain what I've done. My problem, like yours, was bitterness so my first step was to increase the weight of the coffee grounds to 85gms (for 8 cups) to reduce the extraction. This helped a little but it was still bitter, so at that point I ...


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I purchased one of the Bonavita 1900 TS brewers for my Dad for his birthday, while I still use a 12 cup Cuisinart with thermal carafe at home. We have identical grinders for home use. What I have found is that he uses significantly less grounds to make a pot of coffee. While I will use 8-8.5 scoops in an 8 cup pot on the cuisinart (about 7.5g per scoop) ...


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