The Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B is one of the best pour-over coffeemakers, producing high-quality beverages on a barista level. With an on-screen step-by-step guide, this machine walks you through the whole process without a hassle. It is very simple to use with a separate gooseneck kettle for optimal heating of water. It also includes an integrated auto-measure scale to help you get the right measurements for the perfect cup.
The Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B features an unconventional design that comprises the main unit, a carafe and a gooseneck kettle. The main unit houses the overhead dripper on one side and a heating element for the kettle on the other side. Below the dripper is where the detachable carafe lodges in. It also features an integrated auto-measure scale that measures both coffee grounds and water level. The carafe is constructed from glass and can hold up to 6 cups of brewed coffee. The gooseneck kettle has a black and stainless steel finish that further adds to the allure and sophisticated aura of this device.
Filter System and Capacity
The Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B features a paper cone filter system. The paper cone filters are disposable after use, which makes maintenance of this coffeemaker quite easy. The only items that require washing are the carafe and gooseneck kettle, while the main unit requires a simple wipe with a cloth. The paper cone also traps rancid coffee oils that may affect the overall quality of the drink. This device can brew a total of 6 cups at a time, although you have the option of 2 and 4 cups.
The highlight of this coffeemaker is the smart interface that gives you a step-by-step guide of the whole brewing process. It features an on-screen guide that lets you know what to do next and when to add more ingredients. It features one-touch performance that is labeled for stress-free operation. They include SCALE ON/OFF, SERVING SIZE, NEXT and KETTLE ON/OFF. It further includes a progressive bar that shows you the measurements of water and coffee grounds plus the blooming time.
How to Brew with Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B
The process is simple: you first add filtered water to the gooseneck kettle and set it on the heating plate. To begin heating, select the Kettle ON/OFF button, and the device will heat the water to an optimal temperature. Then, you will select the Scale ON/OFF to activate the integrated auto-measure scale. The next step is to install the carafe, followed by the paper cone filter.
When you press the Next button, this interface will inform you to add coffee grounds. Using the Serving Size button, you will be required to select the number of coffee cups you want to brew, either 2, 4 or 6 cups. As you add the grounds into the cone filter, a checkbox will indicate to you if the grounds are “Too Little” or enough with a check mark. When you click the next button, it will tell you to add water. You have to wait for the “Kettle Ready” message to appear before you can pour the hot water over the coffee grounds. As you start pouring the hot water, you will notice a progress bar that will measure the amount of water.
Once the progress bar is full, a message will pop up to indicate to you to stop pouring water and allow blooming for maximum extraction, which takes about 30 seconds. It will then inform you to add more water until the progress bar is full, and a check mark appears. Let the coffee brew and serve as soon as the process is completed. Unfortunately, the Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B does not have a warming plate nor is the carafe insulated. Therefore, you will have to transfer the brewed coffee to a separate thermal flask to keep the coffee hot.
Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B vs. Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX95
The most notable difference between these two coffeemakers is the design. While the Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B is decentralized with a larger footprint, Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX95 has a compact design with all components lodged into one centralized unit. Also, Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX95 features an inbuilt water reservoir and filter basket, both detachable for easy filling and cleaning. Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19 does not have a water reservoir or a filter basket and requires you to boil water separately. Also, despite having a smart interface, most operations on a BVMC-PO19B are manual.
Except cleaning and refilling water and coffee grounds, the other operations on Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX95 are automatic and digitalized, such as heating water, soaking grounds and brewing. It comes with great features that are easily programmable with the digital control panel. There is the Grab-A-Cup Auto Pause feature that allows you to sneak a cup before the brew cycle is completed. You can also program it to brew coffee as soon as you wake up in the morning with the Delay Brew Feature.
Another great feature of this device is that it comes with a water filtration disk that gets rid of chlorine and impurities, which may affect the taste and quality of the drink. The stainless steel thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot, while the Auto Shut-Off function turns off the coffeemaker after 2 hours of no activity. Also, it has a permanent gold tone filter that requires no replacements and has a self-cleaning feature that makes cleaning super easy. Mr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX95 is the superior device, as it is faster and more convenient to work with.
Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B vs. Cuisinart DCC-1150BK
The only similarity between these two devices is that they are both pour over coffee makers. However, the Cuisinart CPO-800 is fully automated and is packed with great features that make it a superior coffeemaker. For starters, you can select the strength of the coffee drink from the three options, mild, medium, and bold. It also has two temperature settings that allow you to select either hot or extra hot and also includes a warming plate that can keep the brewed coffee hot for up to 2 hours. Although it features the same paper cone filter system like Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B, it farther includes a replaceable charcoal water filter that purifies water from chlorine and impurities.
It also features a 25-hour programmable function that allows for flexibility and convenience, as you can set it to brew coffee at whichever time you see fit. Another great feature is the Brew-Pause function that allows you to pour a cup before the brewing process is completed. The glass carafe has a maximum capacity of 8 cups (64 ounces), which is slightly more than the capacity of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B. The Cuisinart CPO-800 is also very small in comparison to Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B and has an aesthetic stainless steel design.
Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B vs. Cuisinart DCC-1150BK
The Cuisinart DCC-1150BK has a compact and vertical design that economizes on space, while its black stainless steel design adds to the décor of the kitchen. It is fully automated with an easy to use digital interface that allows you to program it to make coffee at any time of the day, thanks to its 24-hour programmability feature. It can brew 1- 4 cups at a session, although the carafe is large enough to accommodate up to 10 cups. The thermal carafe is double-wall insulated, which allows it to keep the coffee hot for several hours, a commendable feature since it does not include a warming plate.
It also features a Brew Pause function that lets you enjoy a cup before the brewing session is completed. The automatic shut-off feature turns this device off when the brewing is complete to preserve energy. It also has the 60-second reset function, which allows it to remember all the settings and how far it was in the brewing process, in case of a power blackout. It comes with a charcoal water filter that rids water of impurities, while the gold-tone filter is impervious to rust. The Cuisinart DCC-1150BK also uses paper cone filters and is a far much superior coffeemaker to Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B.
Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B seems like an inferior machine when pitted against other coffeemakers in this list because it is mostly manually operated while the others are fully automated with excellent features. This does not mean that the BVMC-PO19B is not a good coffeemaker. It produces excellent tasting beverage and even trains your coffee making skills. If you love being part of the process, then Mr. Coffee BVMC-PO19B will work perfectly for you.