Thermal Carafe Coffee Brewer - 5 Cup

Suggested Retail $139.99

Engineered to similar brewing specifications as our popular 8-cup series brewers, the BV1500TS is the perfect coffee maker for individuals who prefer to brew their coffee in smaller 4-5 cup batches. 

  • One-touch brew operation with auto-off
  • Powerful and precise 1100-watt heater maintains optimal brewing temperature of 195°-205°F (91°-96°C)
  • Optional pre-infusion mode saturates freshly roasted ground coffee to allow degassing before brewing
  • Specially designed showerhead for ideal extraction in small batch sizes
  • Durable stainless steel lined thermal carafe
  • Brewer uses standard #4, cone-shaped filters
  • Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are dishwasher safe and all plastic is BPA-free
  • Product Dimensions: Length: 12.30"  Width: 6.20"  Height: 10.60"
  • 2-year warranty

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Coffee, Poor Carafe Design I have used this brewer for a couple months now. The coffee it brews compared to other machines is excellent. However the carafe is driving me crazy; you are never able to fully get all of the coffee out of it AND you can't just pour the coffee straight from the carafe, you have to screw the lid on first and then pour, which to me is quite a hassle if you plan on drinking it right away. Hard to believe that such a good coffee brewer would have such a glaring design flaw.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from does what it should to make the best coffee purchased about six months ago. completely satisfied. which for me is rare when i purchase anything. tested the water temperature with a thermocoupler, it doe get water to 205f QUICKLY, and brew time is about 5 minutes.automatic turn off. gives peace of mind. suggest getting pre ground coffee if you do not have a high grade burr grinder to grind your own make sure the coffee ground are not over/under extracted, which is what will happen if you use a blade grinder
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent coffee. HORRIBLE carafe! The coffee is amazing, but the carafe is probably the worst produce design I've ever seen. It's almost impossible to get the carafe dry on the inside. Every time you think it's dry, more water somehow appears at the bottom. Also, what's worse, you can't pour from the carafe without the lid on. So, even if you just want to pour a cup or two, you have to screw the lid on, OTHERWISE THE COFFEE SPILLS OUT OF THE CARAFE! They definitely need to redesign the carafe. It's truly defective.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brewer but even better customer service! I bought this brewer when my wife swore off coffee for her pregnancy. I needed something smaller as our 8 cup (Breville at the time) was too much just for me. The Breville did a lot of things, single cup, carafe, ground my beans, but it didn't do any of it well. I bought this machine after doing some research online and talked to a couple local coffee shops and they all recommended Bonavita. I was surprised to see everyone rave so highly about this company AND they offered a smaller brewer, I was sold immediately. Yes the coffee gets hot, yes it makes a great cup, we know this already. What you may not know his how incredibly good their customer service is. I had an issue with my brewer after 8 months or so where it would brew half the water and then shut off. They had a new brewer on my doorstep within a week, no questions asked, didn't even ask for me to return the old one. I descaled and descaled the old one hoping to revive it. Its hit or miss but up at our cabin thats all we'll need. Thanks again Bonavita, you have a life long customer with me. My next brewer will be the 1900 after my wife comes back to coffee.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine and Great Customer Service!!!!!! I bought this machine about a week ago and couldn't be happier! My machine arrived with a cracked carafe causing it to leak when pouring. I submitting a warranty claim and within 48 hours I got a response stating that I was being shipped out a brand new carafe. The machine brews great coffee consistently, and if that's what you're looking for then this product is for you!
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Carafe Leaks This machine makes good coffee but the carafe leaks like a colander from the intersection of the plastic upper portion and the brushed aluminum lower. Obviously the stainless steel inside is leaking.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cup of Coffee After months of searching for a replacement of my single serve coffee maker, I found a charm. After going to some coffee shops, I realized my home brews were missing that good ole hot cup of coffee charm. I looked for a traditional small serving brewer, one I can use my local roaster's beans. We have many local/craft style roasters that are not well served by single cup machines. I am pleased to say the first pot brewed was excellent. I savored the depth and complexity of flavor of my columbian coffee. I was then intrigued to buy some off the shelf ground coffee and was amazed at the taste. I say both brews exceeded the coffee chains I normally get a quick cup of coffee. The brewer was quiet and quick about a couple of minutes. The temp was great and stayed hot in the carafe with out too much cooling over an hour or so. I can't wait to try out new roasts to start my day. There were many new released models from some other brands that I was considering but for the value and the size I am glad to have this Bonita brewer.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved the quality of my life. I love this coffee maker. So simple, yet makes outstanding hot coffee in just a few minutes. Thermal carafe keeps my coffee hot all morning. Looks great in my kitchen! Went from French Press to the Bonavita - has transformed my mornings!
Date published: 2016-03-08
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Can the smaller unit be used to make 2 cups of coffee?

Asked by: teresa
Thanks for the reply - why is it recommended to make the larger size?  What is lost when brewing only 2 cups?
Answered by: Teresa
Date published: 2015-12-02

My current coffee maker makes a loud BEEP at the end of the brewing cycle. Please tell me if the 5 Cup Bonavita beeps, or if so, can it be turned off?

Asked by: Linda F
This coffee brewer does not make an audible sound. It shuts off immediately after brewing.
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2016-11-13

How many onces does this brew? Can two people drink a regular amount of coffee on the 4-5 cup

Asked by: Trey
This brews 25 ounces.
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2017-02-15

Where do I order a new carafe lid for 5cup. The rubber gasket on lid is broken?

Asked by: Dan Dan
Replacement lids are available for purchase at the link below:
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2016-03-22

bv1500ts Coffee only comes out of the center jet of the showerhead, then over halfway coffee drips out of 3 more and then 2 more. So only 6 of the 9 available jets work. Just got it today. Top of the unit won't come off to get the showerhead out. ???

Asked by: cedmunds24
To ensure the showerhead is working as designed, please remove the tank lid (see video link below, but note this is using an 1800 series brewer, your showerhead may stay in the lid, if this happens pull straight up on the showerhead to remove from lid) and showerhead, then replace showerhead, ensuring that is pressed down as far as possible. Also, ensure the brewer is placed on a completely flat surface. The showerhead is designed to allow an even distribution of water. However, the brewer is not pressurized, so the amount of water coming out of each hole is not regulated. The middle holes usually distribute throughout the brew cycle and the outside holes alternate. The water will cover the entire filter basket and rise slightly above the grounds, allowing for an even extraction. For further assistance, please email
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2017-01-27

what grind of coffee is recommended for this model?

Asked by: honey
We recommend using a medium coarse grind. Typically, about 2 settings coarser than the middle setting on your grinder is best.
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2016-02-25

What is the difference between the BV1500TD sold through Wms Sonoma and the BV1500TS?

Asked by: Kair
The BV1500TD includes a digital clock with timer feature.
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2016-09-06

I enjoy the 5 cup machine BUT the poor design of the lip on the stainless steel carafe does not allow all of the coffee to be poured.  Will the new glass carafe allow "a full pour"?

Asked by: Rick
Thank you for your feedback. We will take this into consideration in future product planning. The new glass carafe is designed to allow all coffee to be poured. Thank you.
Answered by: Bonavita Customer Support
Date published: 2015-11-20
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