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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012, 6:37pm
Subject: Re: Bunn Trifecta Home - New product debut at CoffeeCon 2012
 

I've read the couple articles about the Trifecta Home brewer and will have to really fight off the urge to buy one of these this weekend when they become available. No obviously the performance of the home machine is not identical to the commercial $3K machine, but I'd like to know if the differences are mostly in the areas of the programmable options, or if the brewing options are the same between them and the commercial unit is just designed for a much larger volume of usage than the home machine would be.

Also, does anyone know if Bunn will be selling these through B&M stores or just online resellers?

 
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 6:54am
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This looks interesting. If it lives up to the expectations, I might have to save for this and a LIDO.
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 7:04am
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So I did some more research on the commercial version for comparison. The commercial version can control the following settings:

Drink volume
Pre-wet
Pre-Infusion (volume and pause duration)
Extraction Time
Turbulence (durations and power level)
Press-out (duration and power)
Water Temp

The Home version looks to have five Turbulence Cycles which I assume are pre-set combinations of the factors listed above (excluding extraction time which is controlled by the other dial) it will be interesting to see what setting combinations they chose for the cycles on the home machine.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 2:53pm
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The site's up now: http://www.bunnathome.com/products/trifecta
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 6:17pm
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I wonder if there being a home machine available now would have an impact on the price of the commercial units. That's probably too much to hope for. I can't believe I'm trying to determine if the additional programmability of the commercial one is worth the price difference for a home user.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 6:54pm
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What's the typical time for the first cup, and then for each subsequent cup?

I have an HT.  I love having the thermal carafe, it keeps the coffee quite warm.  Such that within an hour each cup is still plenty hot.  But it does take forever to get the full pot brewed.  The automatic start timer helps somewhat, provided we remember to set it up the night before.

So I'm wonder if the MB might be worth considering as a possible alternative for our morning coffees.
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 7:28pm
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According to the manual the heater goes into a sleep mode after 6 hours of no use. In this mode the heater drops to 140*F and takes 1 minute to return to the 200*F brew temp. After 26 hours of no use the heater will turn off in sleep mode. From here it takes 2 min to get back to 200*F for brewing. While the water is heating up you could measure out your coffee, grind and get it in the brew cup and the water should be ready.

There are three extraction durations intended for coffee :40, :45 and :50 (2:00 and 3:00 are meant for tea) so with warm up and brew you could have coffee in under five minutes I would think. You could then each have a standard 6oz cup or you could give her the first 12oz brew and make a second for yourself.

EDIT: Corrected my wording above to "6 hours of no use".

 
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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012, 8:01am
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Not sure what's going on at CoffeeCon 2012 right now, but the www.bunnathome.com Web site is getting hammered and now showing as "Site off-line". Commercial side works fine.


EDIT: It's up again.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012, 11:54am
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lmccloud567 Said:

The Full Cup produced by the trifecta MB has fines similar to that of drip coffee that is brewed with a permanent mesh filter.  It has less fines than a french press, but wonderful mouthfeel.  It would be similar to a vac pot when a mesh filter is used.  Hope this helps.

Posted February 10, 2012 link

Thanks Lisa.
FWIW, (referring to the home model) I took a couple of minutes to visit the website, and I was impressed with the pdf instructions. I believe it is good to include the "overview' of the various varietals, their characteristics, and how your device treats them, the various options, etc.
Though the descriptions are more "general" and less detailed for "experts," I believe the majority of purchases will be off to a very good start with the information you've provided.
None of us are ever too old to learn a bit more (or just refresh) our knowledge, and for those less experienced in specialty coffee, your guide is indispensable.

The caveat is that those who try to get by with supermarket, or pre-ground might be in for a shock.
You know the old saying.."blank in, blank out." (Cleaned up for the kiddies. LOL)

 
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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012, 3:48pm
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Finally a couple videos from CoffeeCon have made it onto Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqmfL10rbkg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaQyAnTwW0I

 
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