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wsikes
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Posted Fri Nov 18, 2011, 2:30pm
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Dave... some very good suggestions... I do have a Baratza Maestro Plus coming next week to set next to the Bunn and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival.  Also I do grind a little to the fine side of Drip on my present grinder... the Drip setting gave the coffee a "Blah" taste.  And last, but not least, I use the Bunn filters and have noticed the wet grounds do "climb" the filter almost to the top... I think I will give your method a shot... it sounds like a great idea.
Have you seen the Holiday roasted bean swap list I'm starting up?
Catch you later...

 
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Posted Fri Nov 18, 2011, 6:09pm
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purosdave Said:

 To prevent overflow I start by pouring the water into the reservoir and close the lid for 8-10 seconds (depending on the amount of coffee I am brewing) I then swivel the lid back around to stop the water flow.  After the coffee has bloomed about 45 seconds I re-close the lid and allow the brewing cycle to complete.  This process has given me coffee that rivals any standard brewed coffee I can buy period.

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I tried this tip tonight and it works great.  I can actually taste the difference in the improved saturation.  I have a Baratza Maestro Plus due in on Tuesday, but I'll tell you I just don't see how the coffee can possibly get any better.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 19, 2011, 12:56am
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Thanks for the invite Bill!  I am already participating in two different "virtual" secret santas online so I will pass this time but I do enjoy swapping coffee so count me in after the new year and even if its just you and me I'm in!
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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2012, 12:38am
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We just got a Bunn Velocity Brew STX and are very happy with the taste so far. We went from a Cuisinart and this is definitely an upgrade. However, we seem to have to use much more coffee to get the same strength, i.e. we used 3 heaping scoops with the Cuisinart for 12 cups and have to use 5 scoops with the Bunn for just 10 cups. We have only used the pre-ground Starbuck's brand so far but we do have some whole beans I will grind and try. Does the Bunn possibly need a different grind. the water does go through faster so maybe a finer grind?
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:00pm
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If you thought a Bunn made a big step up for your coffee, wait until you grind your own GOOD PROPERLY ROASTED, FRESH COFFEE!

The shape of the filter holder has a LOT to do with the speed of the brew. I am taking a guess that your old maker had a cone shape and the bunn has a flat bottom holder, Right?

Part of the reason that the old maker was not as good is that a cone tends to trap a lot of coffee in the bottom and you get over extraction from the grounds at the bottom. The flatter bottom basket spreads the bed of coffee out sideways and you get a MUCH more even flow of water through the coffee. Yes the grind size and volume of grounds both need to be adjusted until you get the proper brew ratio.

The Bunn website has a wealth of info for you to check out, give it a read.



http://www.bunnathome.com/brew-better

There is a LOT more info there but this will get you started.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 1:24pm
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I've been using my Bunn BTX regularly for the last three months, ever since my home coffee consumers jumped from two to four.  I just couldn't keep up with the demands and time needed to make 800 ml batches in the Chemex every morning.  Once I dialed in the dose and grind (50 grams coffee quite fine, one macro click above midpoint on my Vario + 900 ml water) I got really good tasting coffee from this machine that's been in my garage quite a while.

I'm getting to the end of my Bunn home coffee filters, though (BUNBCF100) and I haven't been able to find any brick-and-mortar retailers that carry these on their shelves.  Anyone know where I can pick these up without going to Amazon, etc?

 
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 1:35pm
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Wifee gets ours from Walmart.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 3:18pm
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Thanks, Bill, I will give Walmart a try.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 7:47am
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I didn't make it over to Walmart, but I did stop into Smart & Final last night since it was nearby and they had plenty of the flat-bottomed Bunn home coffee filters so I'm all set.

Thanks.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 6, 2012, 1:30am
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calblacksmith Said:

If you thought a Bunn made a big step up for your coffee, wait until you grind your own GOOD PROPERLY ROASTED, FRESH COFFEE!

The shape of the filter holder has a LOT to do with the speed of the brew. I am taking a guess that your old maker had a cone shape and the bunn has a flat bottom holder, Right?

Part of the reason that the old maker was not as good is that a cone tends to trap a lot of coffee in the bottom and you get over extraction from the grounds at the bottom. The flatter bottom basket spreads the bed of coffee out sideways and you get a MUCH more even flow of water through the coffee. Yes the grind size and volume of grounds both need to be adjusted until you get the proper brew ratio.

The Bunn website has a wealth of info for you to check out, give it a read.



http://www.bunnathome.com/brew-better

There is a LOT more info there but this will get you started.

Posted April 2, 2012 link

Thank you! Yes, the old Cuisinart had a cone-shaped filter and yes the new Bunn has a flat-bottom filter :^ )
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