Bunn Coffee Maker Reviews [2019 Picks]
Buying a coffee maker isn’t as simple as picking up any old appliance on your next Target run - at least not if you take your coffee seriously.
And trust us, we do.
We know that bringing a new coffee maker into your home is akin to adopting a new family member, so what if that new member doesn’t jive with your family?
It’s serious business.
Luckily BUNN takes their coffee seriously too.
If you’re looking into buying a BUNN coffee maker (and we know you are since you’re reading this post!), we’ve done your homework for you.
Don’t make a mistake when deciding what coffee maker is right for you - read on to learn which one will suit your needs and provide you with the best coffee every day.
Here we're giving you the top 5 best BUNN coffee makers.
How to Choose the BEST Bunn Coffee Maker
What do you look for in a good coffee maker?
There are three main things to consider when buying a BUNN Coffee Maker:
Capacity - Large vs Small
Ask yourself, who will be using this BUNN?
If you plan on sharing your BUNN coffee maker with others, you might need something with more capacity.
Or if it’s only you, consider how much coffee you consume. One cup? Twelve cups?
We don’t judge. Just keep capacity in mind.
BUNN Coffee makers are an investment.
It’s not like they are outrageously expensive or anything but we’re going to be totally honest, they aren’t cheap either.
So consider what things you are or are not willing to pay extra for.
Because like most things in life, you get what you pay for. If you just want a god damn coffee machine, you can get away with the cheapest model.
If you want the bells and whistles and more of a 'morning ritual' coffee experience, go for something a little higher range with more features.
Consider how you take your coffee in the morning.
Are you pounding a pot every morning? Leisurely drinking a cup or two during your morning routine?
Or do you brew your coffee then fill up your favorite to-go thermos and run out the door?
Knowing how you take your coffee in the morning is going to help you choose the perfect BUNN Coffee Maker.
Quite frankly, BUNN coffee makers are all quality machines, but the differences come into play when considering your coffee lifestyle and that of the others in your home.
Because coffee is life.
So how do you know which one is best for you? If you need help getting started, check out this video to learn more about what to look for.
And now, let’s break down the differences between the BUNN Coffee Makers...
Our BUNN Coffee Maker Reviews
(in no particular order…)
Ok, you should now have a fair idea of what you're looking for in your Bunn.
Small or large, cheap or pricey (which relates to features), something that brews quick and brutal cofee or something slower and more artesian-esq... etc etc.
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#1 - The BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10 Cup Home Coffee Brewer
There are several versions of the Velocity model: GRB, NHS, BXB, and BXW. There isn’t a major difference between BUNN coffee makers - here it is purely cosmetic.
The NHS is a little bit shorter and rounder, the BXB has a rounder silver tank, and the BXW is white.
The GRB is more affordable than the NHS and they both brew a killer cup of coffee.
BEST SUITED FOR: Someone who wants a standard coffee maker for a reasonable price. Check out this BUNN Velocity Brew review here.
If you are interested in finding out more about the difference between BUNN NHS and GRB, check here.
#2 - The BUNN Speed Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer
This BUNN coffee maker is advertised as “the fastest brewing machine” and this largely comes down to the fact that it keeps its water hot 24/7 so that it’s always ready to brew.
This machine is quite similar to the Velocity, however a notable difference is the extension of contact time between the always-hot water and coffee, so you end up getting more bang for your buck in terms of flavor.
If you want to make between 4 and 10 cups at a time in under 4 minutes, this is the machine for you.
BEST SUITED FOR: Someone who values speed and quality of flavor. Check out what one happy customer had to say.
If you are tossing up between this and the NHS model, check out this article about the BUNN Speed Brew vs. the NHS.
#3 - The BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer
Since this is a Velocity Brew machine, the mechanics of this are unsurprisingly similar.
You still get all the fancy benefits of your standard Velocity machine but the game changing feature here is that BUNN Velocity Brew Thermal Carafe.
It can keep your coffee hot for up to 2 full freaking hours.
Think of all the things you can get done in 2 hours without worrying about keeping your coffee hot! Pretty phenomenal.
The carafe can also be removed from the heating pad and placed at your kitchen table or wherever in the house and your coffee will remain hot.
No need to reheat coffee in the microwave with this machine; your pot will still be hot.
For the love of God please don’t microwave your coffee. Have some standards.
BEST SUITED FOR: Someone who takes several hours to leisurely drink a pot of coffee, and who doesn’t want anything fancy or complicated out of their machine.
#4 - The BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer
People usually have one of two reactions to a single brew machine: hell yeah or fuck no. Why?
Some people need a full freaking pot and others need just one solid cup.
This machine is compact, easy to use, and is versatile in terms of what particular drinks you can make, so if you aren’t the type to need a caffeine IV each day, this may be the product for you.
BEST SUITED FOR: Someone who only needs one quick cuppa in the morning to start their day. If you need convincing that this is the machine for you, check out this article.
#5 - The Bunn VPR-2GD 12 cup pour-over commercial brewer (has upper and lower warmers + two glass decanters)
I know, I know. Commercial coffee brewer? Isn’t that for businesses?
This thing can brew 3.8 gallons of coffee per hour.
It has two decanters and is solidly built of stainless steel, and will brew you consistent cups of kick-ass coffee.
If your house is the center point of large family reunions, holiday parties, big gatherings, or meeting spaces for any reason you may not realize that the BUNN 12 cup coffee maker is what you need.
BEST SUITED FOR: Someone who frequently entertains large numbers of people. Or conversely, a coffee addict. Check out what this 12-cup commercial brewer owner had to say.
THE VERDICT: Our favorite BUNN Coffee Maker is….
So which of these top 5 BUNN Coffee Makers is the best?
In our honest and humble opinion, the BUNN Speed Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer is the best overall BUNN home coffee maker.
It is functional, it has enough small improvements from previous models to make it operate noticeably better, and it’s a classic home brew machine.
While it’s a little pricey it is not outrageously so and quite frankly you get your money’s worth on this machine.
If you’re already investing in a BUNN coffee maker, now you know what you’re spending your money on!