Review: Bunn My Cafe MC Model Pour Over Single Serve Coffee Pod Brewer
The BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer is a modified single cup pour over brewer with a reservoir refreshed with each cup you brew by adding from 4 to 14 ozs of water each time you brew. The Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer uses coffee pods and tea pods and features both a standard brew mode and a pulse brew mode for tea and darker coffees. The BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer is also very compact and has a stainless steel exterior. Unlike the older Bunn My Cafe this brewer comes with one pod drawer for brewing that can be used for tea and coffee.
Key features of the Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer include:
Customize Your Cup - choose coffee or tea pod and choose your brew strength
Aroma - Enjoy fresh coffee aroma with pods as they brew
Patented Jet Action Sprayhead - propels water through the pods to release flavor and aroma
Pod Drawer - compatible with hundreds of coffee and tea pods plus tea bags
Stainless Steel Hot Water Tank - keeps water at 200F the right temperature to brew without bitterness
The Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer comes with an assortment of coffee pods and tea pods so you can start brewing right away.
You remove the drawer and the brewer will start to heat
up. Inserting the coffee pod is easy to do and you can
use the holder to compost it after use.
Trying a Variety of Coffee Pods and Coffee Roasts with the MC Model Bunn My Cafe
We tried all of the coffee pods and tea pods that came with the Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer. We have to say the variety and selection was excellent. Anytime you can sample right from the box some of the best coffees you can get in coffee pod format makes us a true believer.
Some of the coffees included:
Reunion Island Coffee pods - Donut Shop, Vanilla Hazelnut, Sweet Unity Farms Mahale HIghlands and more
Wolfgang Puck Coffee Pods - Sorrento Blend
City Steam Single Serve Gourmet Coffee Pods - Various blends including City Roast
Organa Tea Pods - English Breakfast and Others
We are dark coffee drinkers, and even a milder roast has to be really well brewed. There are two modes on the BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer and in just about every case we chose the pulse brew method. Why? Pre-wetting a coffee pod makes for a much better cup of coffee. You can pre-wet and use the non-pulse brew mode, but the pulse brew does it for you by first wetting a little, then pausing, and doing this several times until you get a rich cup of coffee. We think the pulse mode is the way to go for most coffee drinkers.
The non-pulse mode is also great for just making a cup of hot water, and using it for something like hot cocoa. We also did find light coffee drinkers preferred this mode with a french roast coffee. They got the extraction and flavor but the coffee was not as dark.
How good is the coffee?
Hot and good. The head brew temp claims to be 200 F in the tank, and we found at the brew head exit this to be in the 197+ range. So that means inside at the coffee extraction point we have a really high temperature at around 200 F. The coffee extraction on all levels is well - stunning. The flavors from the coffee pods are rich and delicious and have regular brewed coffee notes.
We did some cross comparison with the Wolfgang Puck Sorrento Blend K-Cups and the Wolfgand Puck Sorrrent Blend coffee pods and found the coffee pod flavor to come out just a little ahead.
Composting Coffee Pods and Tea Pods
We think you'll like how eco-friendly coffee pods are. You an compost just about any coffee pod as it's just paper and coffee grounds. You'll want to get a coffee pod trash can like this one. It will help you make sure you recycle those coffee pods.
The Power On Feature of the Bunn My Cafe MC Model
This is the one feature you have to get used to and takes about 1/2 a day. There is no "power switch" the brewer goes into standby mode after 6 hours and keep the water in the tank on demand hot for that time. After it goes into standby mode when you pull out the coffee pod drawer the brewer heats up and is ready for use in a few minutes. At first we were used to having our brewer have a shut off but then after the day and many days after that - we were really into this.
We also tried the Dunkin Donut coffee pods. Result?
Excellent cup of Dunkin. Excellent.
First of all the water tank is small and keeping it hot is like having an instant hot dispenser so not that eco-unfriendly. And secondly we love how quick we can get another cup.
We really have to say there's little not to like about the coffee pod brewer from Bunn. The MC Model My Cafe from BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer is really hard to beat for a little coffee pod brewer that creates amazingly rich coffee. We love the foot print and think you'll like the results from the brewer.
Two brew modes for light and darker coffee
On demand coffee brewing with 8 oz pour over method
Great extraction on coffees and teas
100s of coffee and tea pods can now be yours to brew
Easy to use coffee pods and coffee pod drawer
Coffee in about a minute when the brewer is on
Fresh coffee or tea each time because you always fill with new water and keep the brewer reservoir in a cycle
No water reservoir - you have to pour over a cup each time (for some a pro for others a con).
We want to thank Bunn for providing the Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer to review.
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