Bunn My Café Arrives for Review
It's finally here! The kinds folks at Bunn© were kind enough to send us a My Café to review. We will be sampling all kinds of coffees and teas over the next week to run this commercial grade pod brewer through it's paces.
We've got it set up for a full run of Kona Pods for tomorrow morning, followed by a weekend run of Baronet pods for a comparison.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 16, 2005 5:46 PM
I have had my bunn for a week now, as far as a can tell here are the advantages
1)Fits my morning travel mug
2)Variable brew strength - I use 6 oz for 10 g pods, forced to use 4 oz on senseo
3)Fits all pods - no senseo explosions, guessing which pod holder to use or watery wasted pods
4)Brew interval is next to nothing, I have not made more then 3 cups at a time but this unit would probably be better for larger groups.
If you have found a pod that you are happy with the senseo then don't buy this unit. It does not make a "better cup" but is more tunable to you taste and accepts whatever you through at it. I will be keeping mine and continue to search for a pod that comes closest to a fresh ground dark cup of coffee like a coffee house. So far Kona pods have come closest but expensive- will try the cool beans dark roasts. Java one's were tollerable but not great. DE were misreble.
Amazon finally shipped my Bunn machine - was it worth the 3 month wait? Yes, it was - indeed it does not produce the lovely crema that my Senseo does but I do like being able to control the amount of water used for each cup - the ability to use just about any pod out there is very nice, too. Making tea with this machine is rather disappointing as the brew is really weak (VERY short pulse-brew time) but I've learned to just make hot water and plunk the teabag right in the cup. It's certainly easy to keep clean and filled with water. Overall I really do like this machine!
So far - the coffee is piping hot - the dial is working and I've found it does produce a nice amount of coffee like crema - not the froth - but a ring you would get in a very well brewed cup of coffee. It also has some nice touches...in a couple of days and employing it with a round of relatives visiting should really put it through it's paces.
The coffee service at work gave me a Bunn My Cafe® to try. I was not fond of it.
-If you don't shut of the water heater switch, the
machine stays on for 36 hours.
-The little slide switch for brew size did not seem
to do much.
-Granted, the pod drawer can take tea bags but it
didn't close well with 2 single cup pods such as
D & E or Folgers.
-Two hundred bucks is pretty steep.
-No crema !
-The only thing I did like was the way one could
fill the tank with a pitcher.
These are my opinions only