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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 3:04pm
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I'm interested in the Bunn MCU multi brewer single serve machine. Has anyone had any experience with it?
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 4:49pm
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I don't have direct experience, but I do have the original Bunn pod machine at work. It is very nice, probably the best pod machine.

The MCU looks quite good, especially given the ground coffee drawer that can hold about 20 grams. You can find it on sale at Lowe's quite often

Search the Single Serve Coffee forum for some good info:

www.singleservecoffeeforums.com/

 
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Posted Sat Mar 2, 2013, 7:43pm
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Right, Tony, most likely everything you'd want to know is on the site linked above. I've tested out the machine pretty thoroughly. All of the drawers do what they're supposed to do, and quite well at that. What in particular are you curious about?
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 6:25am
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Thanks for responding. I'm particularly interested how it brews ground coffees in its ground brewer. I had a Hamilton Beach that was okay but brewed weak coffee. I know Bunn has the rep for quality and has a good warranty and customer service record.
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:34am
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Sure, check this thread in particular for comments: http://www.singleservecoffeeforums.com/post95381.html#p95381

Which HB machine? The Scoop?

Bunn does stand behind their brewers, and they're usually on target with brew temp.

Re: the MCU's ground coffee drawer, I go a little finer than usual to compensate for the shorter contact time relative to, say, a Kalita pourover. Hardly any sediment, and you can also put an Aeropress filter under the ground coffee if you want an even cleaner cup.
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 2:22pm
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Am going to Leowes this afternoon to buy one. Wish me luck.
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 6:55am
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Haven't tried it yet. But hopefully you'll be able to get one and enjoy its results.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 9:18am
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Been using it daily for about a week now. So far has been working flawlessly. Brews nicely. Am waiting to use it with coffee pods. Ordered some from Arisan's.
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 9:54am
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Glad to hear it!

If you mean the Coffee Artisan, that's a great pod vendor; his own line and the Fratellos are good choices, for sure. I'd recommend using "pulse" and going with less water for best results wth pods.

Re: the ground coffee drawer, how would you compare your results in the cup with, say, what you're used to from the Bonavita?
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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 10:49am
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Thanks for the advice. I ordered some of the Baronet mocha java and the Wolfgang Puck special reserve decafs. I've heard of the Fratelo's. Wonder if they have it in decaf? I have a sensitivty to cafeine and have to be careful. Shame isn't it? With all the wonderful coffee out there.
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