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Bunn Coffee Makers are the Best Gift for True Coffee Lovers

Updated on May 19, 2013

Coffee Lover's Gift - Bunn Coffee Makers

Have you got a coffee lover in the family or among your friends? Bunn Coffee Makers are the best coffee makers available and are the perfect gift idea for coffee connoisseurs.

I have used many coffee makers through my years in the restaurant and catering industry and my years as a coffee connoisseur.

I have been through a lot of different coffee makers at home too, including a lot of the currently popular brands like Cuisinart, Mr. Coffee, Melitta, Hamilton Beach and more. I will share my experiences with you so you can make an informed decision on what type of coffee maker is the best gift for the coffee lover on your list.

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Bunn Coffee Makers
Bunn Coffee Makers

Coffee Makers in General

Dad's Philosophy

I know, it looks very simple in design and not very flashy for this very technologically advanced day and age. But making coffee is not a difficult task. It's coffee grounds, water and an automatic drip coffee maker. Pretty straight to the point -- simple even.

My dad is getting up there in age and we often talk about all the new inventions, technology and advances he has seen in his lifetime. Most are great but every once in a while he'll say something like:

"Why re-invent the wheel? Did it stop rolling?"


"All those buttons and options aren't really needed to get the job done. It's just something else to break."

Dad's are funny that way. But, in this case, he makes perfect sense.

We need a coffee maker to make coffee -- fast and good.

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GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Bunn Coffee Maker - The Best of The Best Bunn Coffee Makers

BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black
BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

This is the coffee maker you see in the photos of my kitchen counter. I own it and love it!

It's not fancy but who cares? It gets the job done and done fast. For me, waiting for that first cup of coffee in the morning is no fun. But with a Bunn, there is always a full carafe-worth of heated water ready to go. That means my first cup is only 3 minutes or less away!


"Bunn has focused on coffee making, not on gadgets with clocks, timers and a bunch of gizmo gimmicks."

~ Customer Review

Bunn Coffee Makers Review - In Depth Look

The Best of Bunn Coffee Makers

BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black
BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

There is one button - it's for the warmer plate. Making the coffee is automatic as soon as you pour the water into the tank.

The unheated water pushes the heated water through immediately. And, the pour-over method makes sure my coffee tastes fantastic!

Whenever my Bunn finally dies, I will be getting another!


Fast for Those of us that Need our Coffee Now!

This Bunn Coffee Maker makes a 10 cup pot in less than 3 minutes.

I pour the water into the reservoir, brush my teeth and it's ready!

Less than 3 Minutes to the Perfect Cup of Coffee - from Bunn Coffee Makers

Bunn Coffee Makers
Bunn Coffee Makers

I usually put in the filter, scoop the coffee grounds (4 is my perfect number) and fill the carafe with water the night before. Only takes a couple of minutes.

The next morning, I pour the water into the maker and go brush my teeth. By the time I get back, the coffee is ready -- piping hot and aromatic. Nothing beats that first cup of coffee in the morning!

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Bunn Coffee Makers - Accessories

Optimal Brewing Temperature for Coffee is 200° F (93° C).

Bunn Coffee Makers are built to ensure this brewing temperature.

Why are Bunn Coffee Makers the Best for Brewing at Home?

Bunn has been around since the 1950's. The owner of the company, George Bunn, invented the first paper coffee filters in the late 50's. It's primary market customers were restaurants and other commercial accounts. The need to have coffee made quickly was a driving force in the industry.

In 1972, Bunn introduced its first home brewing coffee maker. Using the "pour over" technology borrowed from the commercial side of the business. For over 40 years, Bunn home brewers have been synonymous with quality and satisfaction in the coffee making industry.

  1. Bunn coffee makers use the "pour-over" technique as opposed to "drip" method.

    Essentially, that means the water is poured over the grounds quickly, extracting the optimal flavor from the coffee.

    In drip makers, water is slowly dripped onto the grounds resulting in an uneven extraction from the coffee. Some of the grounds are over-extracted while others are under extracted. This can result in a bitter tasting coffee.

  2. In traditional drip coffee makers, water has to be heated to the correct temperature before it is dripped over the grounds. This results in longer brewing times and uneven water temperature.
  3. The contact time between the heated water and the coffee grounds is managed by a Bunn coffee maker. Being poured over the grounds at the proper brewing temperature and quickly results in a better cup of coffee.

Model GRB - Bunn Coffee Maker

BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black
BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

No "drip, drip drip" with a Bunn! The coffee comes out like a stream making sure to get maximum flavor from the grounds.

The absolute best coffee I have is when I grind the beans myself and immediately brew a pot. There really is no better tasting coffee!

Bunn Coffee Makers - Brewing
Bunn Coffee Makers - Brewing

Hot Water at the Ready

with Bunn Coffee Makers

Bunn coffee makers have a reservoir that keeps a pot of water ready at the ideal brewing temperature of 200° F at all times. When you pour the cold water in though the lid on top of the coffee maker, it pushes the already hot water immediately out and over the coffee grounds. This is why it can brew a 10 cup pot in 3 minutes or so.

You'll notice the brewed coffee comes out in a steady, fast flowing stream, unlike traditional drip coffee makers.

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"Anyone who loves coffee

must invest in a Bunn."

~ Customer Review

Bells and Whistles?

Yes, bells and whistles are pretty and can make a normal kitchen appliance look like something from the space age but they aren't really necessary to brew a great cup of coffee!

Bunn Coffee Makers are best
Bunn Coffee Makers are best

My Experience with Coffee Makers

As I said, I have had many different brands of home coffee makers over the years. Some have lasted a couple of years and others only a few months. I have learned that quality, craftsmanship and brewing philosophy have everything to do with brewing a great cup of coffee.

After having used Bunn brand commercial coffee makers in my restaurant and catering business for years, I decided to give their home brewers a try. I have not been disappointed in the 6 years I have had my Bunn coffee maker. I've had no problems and it continues to produce a terrific cup of coffee, one pot at a time.

My family and friends love my coffee. For the past few Christmases, I have given a Bunn coffee maker to my sisters and my parents. They are thrilled with the brewing results they get.

Isn't it time to get a new coffee maker for the coffee lover on your list (or even for yourself)?

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Best Gift for Coffee Lovers

A Coffee Maker that Brews Great Coffee

When I go into Starbucks, they always look at me funny when I tell them I want a black coffee. What? No creamer, flavoring or sweetener?

Nope! I love the natural, unaltered flavor of coffee. I've tried the souped up versions but can hardly get them down. Give me a strong cup of black any day and I am happy as a lark!

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Would You Give Bunn Coffee Makers as a gift?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent gift choice. Bookmarked for a thorough review.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      These Bunn Coffee Makers are great.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I literally HATE my current coffee maker and have been waiting impatiently for it to 'wear out' so I can justify getting a new one! :) A good friend has a Bunn and I remember being so impressed with it the first time I spent a weekend at her house. I am totally convinced... and as soon as I can I'm getting me a Bunn! I'm a huge coffee drinker and first thing in the morning I NEED that first cup of coffee 'immediately'!

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Alright, alright! You convinced me! I love a great cup of coffee, many in fact! And I'm sick and tired of cheap coffee makers that go out within a few months. Definitely time to invest in a good one and save myself tons of money over the long run!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Bunn is definitely an excellent brand of coffee makers and I am certainly a coffee lover :)