If you are one of many individuals who can't start their day without their morning cup o' joe, the BUNN Speed Brew may be just what you need. Let's face it, mornings are crazy, and more often than not, you need your a.m. caffeine hit, and you need it fast. The BUNN Speed Brew can brew up to 10 cups of coffee in four minutes! It is perfect for people who need to hit the floor running when the alarm goes off in the morning.
The BUNN Speed Brew is a high-speed drip coffee brewer. BUNN is a trusted name in coffee makers, and they know their business well. Additionally, the Speed Brew is made in the US and held to the highest manufacturing standards, but just in case the machine comes with a three-year warranty.
The Bunn-o-Matic Corporation, or BUNN for short, has been making coffee makers since 1957. Springfield, Illinois houses the company’s corporate headquarters. Besides the Springfield, Illinois office, they have four other office locations in the United States. They also have offices and warehouses in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, UAE, and the United Kingdom.
BUNN gets its name from the company's founder George Bunn. George Bunn personally designed, built, and tested many different coffee maker ideas until he made the perfect prototypes that later became BUNN products. He was committed to creating high quality products. The BUNN company continues to hold itself to the highest standards to this day, though the technology has improved drastically since the early days of the company.
Most of the BUNN commercial models are US assembled. The company strictly monitors its component providers worldwide to prevent cutting corners. Due to its stringent standards, BUNN has earned a reputation for building dependable and safe products that will last.
BUNN has developed the BUNN Respect Earth initiative to assure that the company is following environmentally responsible business and production practices. Besides being environmentally responsible, the company also helps communities in developing countries where coffee and tea production is a large part of the economy.
BUNN creates products for both private and commercial use. It is a well-known brand with a long history and a good reputation. The Bunn Speed Brew lives up to the company's reputation as a reliable machine that makes superior coffee. You can tell the design has been carefully thought out both internally and externally. Its carefully designed spray head discourages lime build-up and extends the contact of the grounds and water for richer tasting coffee while the look of the machine itself is sleek and modern.
What We Like Best
The feature that stands out the most with this machine is its unique spray head design. Many times fast brewing machines sacrifice the quality of the coffee produced for the convenience of speed. However, the BUNN Speed Brew design allows for longer contact time between the water and the coffee grounds so that as much flavor gets pressed out as possible.
Another common problem with coffee machines is the build-up of lime and other minerals commonly present in tap water. Over time the minerals build-up, and the quality of the coffee flavor begins to deteriorate. Descaling your machine can be a time-consuming process, and the cost of bottled, filtered water adds up.
BUNN's mineral build-up decreasing head design decreases the need for regularly descaling the machine while ensuring you are still getting the best tasting coffee every time you brew a pot. The drip-free pot also means less mess and less wasted coffee, which is definitely an advantage both for you and if you are enjoying coffee with company. Plus, the three-year warranty gives you peace of mind knowing BUNN stands behind its products and provides for its customers.
What We Don't Like
The one major issue with this machine is that for the machine to brew coffee in four minutes, it always has to be heating water in its internal water tank. There is no shut-off timer, and it will continue to heat the water throughout the day, even when it's not in use.
The constant heating keeps the water at the ideal brewing temperature at all times, but it also consumes energy. Unless you unplug the machine, the heater is on. Once it's unplugged, it will take about 20 minutes for the water to heat up again to the correct brewing temperature, increasing brew time significantly.
While the BUNN Speed Brew is ideal for making great tasting coffee fast and mess-free, the energy it consumes to do so may increase your electric bill. However, if energy consumption isn't a problem for you, the Speed Brew is a good choice. It's a sturdy, attractive and dependable machine, but comes with an excellent warranty just in case.