What is one of the people’s greatest joys in life? A freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning. At least mine is. I can’t even completely wake up until I am half way through a large cup of waking juice, as I call it. Nothing can start without it, let alone the day. Of course, there are more benefits to a cup of coffee, but we’ll get there later.
The fact that virtually every adult in the world starts his or her day with a cup of coffee makes you believe that investing in a high-quality coffee maker is a very good idea. And it really is. The coffee makers industry is worth billions of dollars each year. I just hope that the Columbians can keep up. I am just kidding but leaving all jokes aside, coffee makers are among the most bought home appliances.
Coffee comes with a lot of advantages, not only physical but psychological as well. It’s been a long time since a monk discovered coffee when he noticed his goats go crazy because they ate some sort of beans. Coffee has become a lot better since then. Not only because of geneticalengineering but because coffee brewers suffered improvements as well. So here is what coffee brings to the table (pun intended).
Since I started drinking coffee, I tried a lot of coffee makers. From the one my parents had to the one I currently own. They were all okay, but nothing can compare to the one I have now. It’s a Bunn coffee maker. Once I triedit, I told myself that I would never buy another brand again. The one I have is my second Bunn, but the first didn’t break because the quality was poor, but because I accidentally dropped it on the floor when I was cleaning. That gave me a chance to upgrade, so it’s not all bad. Along the years, here is what I discovered about Bunn coffee makers.
You must imagine that this is a difficult task for me, to choose only three Bunn coffee makers. I am practically in love with the brand, so it was a tough choice. But I did it, and here is what I came up with.
I chose to start with the model I currently own, and I must say, I have never seen a coffee maker brewing so fast. It can make 10 cups of coffee, which is an entire pot, in only 3 minutes. Can you imagine? It’s not called Velocity Brew for nothing. That may be because there is always hot water in the steel tank. It’s some sort of standby feature for coffee makers, I guess.
The drip-free carafe with a proprietary lid can only be found on Bunn coffee makers. They designed and patented a lid that makes spilling impossible. If the coffee is about to spill, it will just dribble back into the carafe. Simple as that. Making a mess with this coffee maker is impossible. Believe me, I tried. I wanted to test it. And it checked out.
Unlike regular coffee makers, this Bunn product doesn’t just pour hot water over the coffee. It sprays it, so the hot water will reach the ground coffee evenly. It’s like a shower, just for coffee grounds. And you may think that it doesn’t make a difference, but it does. Usually, a regular coffee maker pours water in the center of the filter, meaning that the coffee on the sides will hardly be touched by it. Yes, it’s wet when you take it out, but that doesn’t mean it was squeezed of its taste. And so the coffee will not be as good. Other features include a flat bottom filter and funnel. Also, the heated plate will maintain your coffee warm for a while.
The brewer itself is very durable. I put the carafe in the dishwasher, The whole thing looks and feel sturdy. It’s not one of those wobbly coffee makers that you find at a supermarket. It may seem a bit pricey, but trust me, it’s worth it. In the long run, you save money. You won’t be buying a new coffee maker anytime soon. Click here to read more reviews and buy on Amazon.
I chose this one because it seems similar to mine. Whenever I see “Velocity” in the title, I can only think of how fast this coffee maker can brew your favorite beverage. Three minutes is a very short time in which to fill a fresh pot. Trust me, I’ve seen way worse than this.
The difference between this one and the former is that it comes with a new Pour-O-Matic drip free glass decanter. It may not seem much to you, but don’t you ever get annoyed by the fact that you sometimes spill coffee on your counter or table? I used to. I don’t want to exaggerate, but it has the potential of ruining your day. Which is why I love this feature on Bunn coffee makers.
Just as the previous model, the BXB sprays water over the ground coffee, it doesn’t just pour it. That will ensure maximum flavor extraction. If you go from your old coffee maker to this one (or any other Bunn product), you will surely notice the difference. I sure did. This too has a stainless steel internal hot water tank. It keeps the water heated for an optimal brewing at a temperature of 200º F. It can brew a minimum of 4 cups and a maximum of 10. You don’t have to worry that you brewed too much. The porcelain-coated warming plate can be used to keep your coffee warm, but to reheat it as well. All you have to do is press a button, and your coffee will be hot again in no time. Click here to read more reviews and buy on Amazon.
This model is different and the reason I chose it is because I plan on buying it soon. Not because mine broke, but because I want to try k-cup coffee packs brewed by my favorite brand of coffee makers. I drank this kind of coffee before, and I really enjoyed it, but then I thought that it must taste better made by a Bunn.
So, this single cup coffee maker brews anything from K-cup packs to ground coffee, tea pods or bags, or even loose tea. It has a drawer for all of those. They are included in the package, you don’t have to buy them separately.
It’s really fast, it can brew a cup of coffee in under a minute. Sure, it makes less coffee than a coffee maker, but that is why it’s called a single cup. They are ideal for people who get out of the house early in the morning and don’t have time to sip their coffee. Following the same thought, the drip tray is completely removable, so if you want to brew your coffee directly into the travel mug, you can. Space is big enough to accommodate all travel mugs.
The MCU single cup uses a Pulse-Brew technology that is able to extract a much bolder version that regular single cup coffee makers. Personally, I can’t wait to try it. Click here to read more reviews and buy on Amazon.
I think it’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? Of course, I am going to recommend my personal favorite, which is Bunn GRB Velocity Brew 10-cup Home Coffee Brewer. After years of faithful service, I can honestly say that this is the best Bunn coffee maker ever made. I am waiting to see how the single cup works, but I’m sure I’m in for a treat.
I find it amazing that there are so many ways to make a simple cup of coffee. I don’t know if you remember from when you were little, but people use to boil water in a small pot and then add the coffee. We have come a long way since then. But that is a good thing. Coffee never tasted better than it tastes today. Click here to buy on Amazon