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Posted Sun May 12, 2013, 6:54am
Subject: bunn mycafe mcu with grounds
 

Have any of you had experience with this machine using grounds? I see it can take enough ground s to sufficiently handle 12oz of water but it seems that the ground s are squeezed into a small chamber. Will this machine make a less desirable cup of drip coffee compared to a traditional drip machine?

Always looking for an alternative to my black Decker brew n go.
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Posted Sun May 12, 2013, 8:26pm
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This is not my usual way of brewing coffee, but I've messed around with the MCU's ground coffee drawer a bit. I think it does a good job. My impressions can be found on another site starting here:

http://www.singleservecoffeeforums.com/post95381.html#p95381

Can't help you re: the comparison with that B&D unit, but I notice it's a lot cheaper!
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Posted Tue May 14, 2013, 7:25pm
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Well, went to Wallmart and got one with the idea that I could always return it.

I've only tried the machine with grounds since that is what I would only be using. I'm impressed and may not be returning this after all. I've been using a black and decker brew n go as a faster way to get an almost "pour over" cup.

I have fresh Counter Culture beans and I used it several times in the Mycafe with excellent results using the pulse feature and slightly finer grounds...#10 on my Maestro Plus. I believe I'm squeezing about 20-22 grams into the drawer for a 12oz cup. I was worried about the fact that you close a lid with the grounds take up all the space in the chamber. My brew n go needed the extra space for the bloom. The Bunn seems to work differently with pressure and pulsing the spray. A very cool foam ends the process which almost adds a creme like finish to the coffee...I guess thats from the pressure. When I empty the grounds drawer the grounds are a dry puck that falls out...almost aeropress like.

All I know is that I really like the taste...it reminds me of a pour over cup. I can make it bold and strong the way I like it. I also love how my travel mugs fit under it.

I can't comment on any of the other drawers as I don't think I'll use them...although a decaf k-cup on an odd day could happen.
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