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Here Is The Best Bunn Coffee Maker (+ A Look At The Top 5)

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.

TOP PICK: BUNN Speed Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer

BUNN Speed Brew

We think the BUNN Speed Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer is the best overall BUNN coffee maker.

It's a classic home brew machine that can do its job - you'll definitely get your money's worth.

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. 

Cost (Features)

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.

Your Lifestyle

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.

IMAGE PRODUCT FEATURES
hg-table__image BUNN GRB Velocity Brew Coffee Brewer
  • The "Original Pour-O'-Matic" with classic features
  • Drip-free carafe
  • Can make up to 10 cups of coffee
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hg-table__image BUNN Speed Brew Coffee Brewer
  • Spray head is lime-tolerant
  • Consistent water temperature
  • Can make up to 10 cups of coffee
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hg-table__image BUNN BT Velocity Brew Coffee Brewer
  • Keeps coffee hot for approximately 2 hours
  • Less scorching effect due to the thermal carafe
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hg-table__image BUNN MCU Single Cup Coffee Brewer
  • A multifunctional machine that is good to brew basically everything
  • Compact
  • Easy to use
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hg-table__image BUNN Pour-Over Commercial Brewer
  • Requires no plumbing connections
  • Can brew 3.8 gallons of coffee per hour
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#1 - The BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10 Cup Home Coffee Brewer

Bunn GRB Velocity 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.

So why did we decide to recommend the GRB specifically?

Price point.

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.

PROS

  • It is considered the “Original Pour-O’-Matic”. It’s the ever-faithful original model with the classic features that make BUNN an iconic machine.
  • It has hot internal water for faster brew time
  • There is a drip-free carafe with a spill-proof spout
  • It has multi-stream spray head to pour water evenly over coffee grounds to more effectively extract flavor.

CONS

  • There are problems with the flow restrictor, which makes water come out too fast and overflow when brewing
  • This problem is solved by calling the manufacturer and getting a replacement flow restrictor. But still, the hassle can be frustrating.

#2 - The BUNN Speed Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer

BUNN Speed Brew

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.

PROS

  • This machine has a spray head that increases the contact time between the water and coffee ground to make better tasting coffee.
  • The internal water tank has been improved to keep water temperature consistent.
  • The spray head is lime-tolerant which extends the lifetime of the machine and also makes cleaning the thing a lot less of a pain.

CONS

  • There is a bad electrical smell during the first few uses. It’s not uncommon for new electrical appliances to have a new burning plastic smell but that doesn’t mean you want your beloved BUNN coffee maker to emit any kind of bad odor. While harmless it’s understandably annoying.

#3 - The BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer

BUNN BT velocity 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.

PROS

  • Keeps coffee hot for longer.
  • Additionally the thermal carafe provides less of a scorching effect that glass pots produce in their coffee. Ever notice how at the very bottom of your glass coffee pot there is some burnt coffee residue? That’s what we’re talking about. The thermal carafe won’t do that.

CONS

  • More bad smell? Yeah. Sorry. In addition to all the great Velocity Pros it gets some Velocity Cons too including the electrical bad stink. Again, it’s harmless but still annoying. Users say it dissipates after a few weeks.
  • This machine costs more than the standard Velocity machine so be prepared to pay extra for the extended heat time. If money is an issue, look for BUNN coffee makers on sale to get this quality machine for less (eBay, anyone?).

PROS

  • Keeps coffee hot for longer.
  • Additionally the thermal carafe provides less of a scorching effect that glass pots produce in their coffee. Ever notice how at the very bottom of your glass coffee pot there is some burnt coffee residue? That’s what we’re talking about. The thermal carafe won’t do that.

CONS

  • More bad smell? Yeah. Sorry. In addition to all the great Velocity Pros it gets some Velocity Cons too including the electrical bad stink. Again, it’s harmless but still annoying. Users say it dissipates after a few weeks.
  • This machine costs more than the standard Velocity machine so be prepared to pay extra for the extended heat time. If money is an issue, look for BUNN coffee makers on sale to get this quality machine for less (eBay, anyone?).

#4 - The BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer

BUNN MCU Single cup coffee brewer

People usually have one of two reactions to a single brew machine: hell yeah or fuck no. Why?

Quantity.

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.

PROS

  • This is a multifunctional machine. It can brew your standard coffee cups of all brands; ground coffee, tea pods, tea bags, and loose coffee. This machine brews basically everything.
  • It has a pulse brew setting that allows you to brew a bolder flavor if you choose.
  • There is a removable drip tray that fits most travel mugs, meaning you can brew and go in no time.

CONS

  • There is no on/off switch. And, most notably, the lifespan is reported as not as long as people would have hoped.
  • There is only a 2-year warranty (most BUNN machines come with a 3 year warranty) so keep that in mind.

#5 - The Bunn VPR-2GD 12 cup pour-over commercial brewer (has upper and lower warmers + two glass decanters)

BUNN Commercial Coffee Brewer

I know, I know. Commercial coffee brewer? Isn’t that for businesses?

Hear me out because this might actually be the machine you never knew you needed in your home.

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.

PROS

  • As stated earlier, this coffee maker has a serious capacity for coffee output. Literally gallons of coffee (3.8 per hour!).
  • It requires no plumbing connections, which is unusual for a commercial machine. This means that it is portable and can be put in your kitchen - which is why we are recommending it for home use.

CONS

  • The glaringly obvious con is the massive size of this thing. You’ll need plenty of vertical space for this behemoth. The dimensions are 16.2 X 8 X 20.7 inches. So please measure your available space before ordering.
  • There are also some complaints that the pots tend to leak. (Luckily pots are replaceable but it is still a hassle to do so.)

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.

BUNN Speed Brew

Why?

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!

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Noreen K Valentine - May 27, 2018

I want to say we are very happy with our Bunn 10 cup maker. I have a story… I threw out the sprayhead with the grounds. I thought oh no I would have to get a new coffee maker. I put on a pair of gloves and went through the garbage still did not find the sprayhead. I thought this is it. Than I found your the 800 number and called. I did not have the date nor the model number. Your representative was so helpful. I told her what happened she ask about the Bunn we had and said no problem. She knew right away what sprayhead I needed. In fact she said we will send you two just in case. No charges. This happen the first part of this week and today I recieved the sprayheads.

You are wonderful. This is our second Home Bunn we will not have any other coffee maker. I hope this get to the right people. I wish I wrote down the name of your representative. I really would like to say thank you very much to her, so pass it on if you can. Thank you

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