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gamehawker
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 2:03pm
Subject: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

My wife bought me a new Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for a Father's Day present to replace my 10+ year old leaky Bunn BT10 Coffee Brewer.  It was delivered today.  It's a big, serious, awesome looking coffee brewer.  I have all of my coffee equipment in the corner on the counter under the cabinets.  My coffee procedure with the old Bunn BT10 was to slide it out from under the corner cabinet, I flip the lid open on top and pour water in, flip the lid back and slide it back under the corner cabinet.  This new CW15-TC brewer was too tall to do that (my cabinet clearance from the counter to the bottom of the cabinets are 18.25 inches.  It slides back but there is a hump where the lid is and it will not let it slide back further.  So I was really bummed for about an hour and thought of a solution.  There are rubber feet (four) on the bottom of the brewer.  And even if the brewer could have fit under the cabinet the sliding would have been difficult because this brewer weighs over 28 pounds (the Bunn BT10 was only 10 pounds) and the rubber feet did not slide very well because of the weight.  So I unscrewed the four rubber feet and it now works!  I also put a tea towel under the bottom of the brewer to help it slide better and to prevent scratching of the granite counter-tops.  I'll try to find a nicer silicone material at Bed, Bath & Beyond store or a Home Depot.

This is my second try with a replacement coffee brewer for my old Bunn BT10.  I bought a new 64 oz. Technivorm Grand Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe last week but returned it on Monday because it did not compare to my Bunn BT10 when doing blind taste tests over the weekend.

See this thread for more details:

"Which Technivorm is considered to be the best?"

I'm looking forward to comparing this new Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer with my old trusty Bunn BT10 Coffee Brewer but I have a feeling this coffee brewer is not going to be returned like the 64 oz. Technivorm Grand Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe.

I give an update after the weekend after the blind taste tests.
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gamehawker
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 5:12pm
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Here's a pic of my new set-up.  Don't razz me about the Nespresso Lattissima Plus machine.  It's my wife's'.

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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 6:36pm
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Is this model like the Bunn Velocity where it is "always on"?

Alot of homes sure have not had their kitchens designed with coffee geeks in mind.  The steam and heat from these appliances can affect food products in the cabinets above (if you use them for that); I know that from experience so I moved my whole assembly to a table in our kitchen I set up specifically for all my stuff.  I have my grinder, La Pavoni Lever, Technivorm Moccamaster, and other stuff on it.  Works out better than the under the cabinet scenario.

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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 8:09pm
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Awesome Father's Day gift!

I believe you will indeed like it. I have been using a Bunn Axiom DV TC which is very similar in size and layout but with a few different features such as being plumbed and the digital controls
so you change temps and calibrate the flow and such.

In the past I was supplying coffee beans to a small bakery that my brother owned so I bought it for use there. He ended up selling the bakery after about 2 months so I had a nearly brand new coffee maker to do something with and you know the rest of the story.

I have really enjoyed it!
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Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 5:12am
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Is this model like the Bunn Velocity where it is "always on"?

Alot of homes sure have not had their kitchens designed with coffee geeks in mind.  The steam and heat from these appliances can affect food products in the cabinets above (if you use them for that); I know that from experience so I moved my whole assembly to a table in our kitchen I set up specifically for all my stuff.  I have my grinder, La Pavoni Lever, Technivorm Moccamaster, and other stuff on it.  Works out better than the under the cabinet scenario.

Len

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Thanks for the suggestion.  

In the cabinets above the coffee brewer is only plates and dishes.  I had my old Bunn BT10 in the same place for many years as the new Bunn CW15-TC so I do not think it will be a problem.

I had my first pot of coffee out of the new Bunn CW15-TC this morning and I was not disappointed.  The coffee came out nice and dark with a nice flavor, richness and strength.  I'm doing a side by side blind taste test comparing the old Bunn BT10 with the new Bunn CW15-TC this weekend when I have more time.  I will use the same amount of fresh ground coffee from my Macap M4 Stepless/Doserless grinder (I also roast my own beans)  and the same amount of water for each brewer in both tests.
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Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 8:05am
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Hey Gamehawker...  Big Congrats on your Father's Day gift---awesome!

Does Bunn still make your old model BT10? Didn't see any models with that same model number, unless they've changed/updated to a different number.

Interested in hearing your 'side by side' comments after the weekend.
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Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 10:09am
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Checked Bunn site again.... your old brewer must be Velocity Brew BT (10 cup) w/thermal carafe?

Gets great reviews from what I've read here-there but a few complaints about leaking. Maybe they've fixed that? Seems a lot of those w/that problem say it's still worth repurchasing since coffee's so good.
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Posted Fri Jun 7, 2013, 11:15am
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

msboo Said:

Hey Gamehawker...  Big Congrats on your Father's Day gift---awesome!

Does Bunn still make your old model BT10? Didn't see any models with that same model number, unless they've changed/updated to a different number.

Interested in hearing your 'side by side' comments after the weekend.

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msboo Said:

Checked Bunn site again.... your old brewer must be Velocity Brew BT (10 cup) w/thermal carafe?

Gets great reviews from what I've read here-there but a few complaints about leaking. Maybe they've fixed that? Seems a lot of those w/that problem say it's still worth repurchasing since coffee's so good.

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You are correct, my old Bunn BT10 was replaced with the Bunn Velocity BT (thermal carafe).  I have no experience with this new coffee brewer but I loved my Bunn BT10.  It leaked twice in the 10+ years of have been using it and Bunn sent a free fix both times to fix the leak.  It is now starting to leak again and I do not think the repair will fix it this time.  I absolutely loved it and it has been a great coffee brewer besides the leaky problem.
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Posted Sun Jun 9, 2013, 8:24am
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Well my wife and I are finished with the two blind taste tests and the new Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer is a keeper!  Because the funnel basket is bigger in the Commercial Bunn CW15-TC and it also has 6 hole spray head compared to the restricted 3 hole spray head in the Bunn BT10 I had to slightly tweak and do a finer grind from my Macap M4 Stepless/Doserless grinder for the Bunn CW15-TC.  We feel in the comparison tests (especially after I tweaked the grind for this morning's test) it was hard to tell which coffee came from which coffee brewer.  They both were great and satisfying (according to our taste-buds) in flavor, richness and strength.  Unlike the 64 oz. Technivorm Grand Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe that I had first and returned, the Bunn CW15-TC had the same deep color of brewed coffee and aroma as the Bunn BT10 even before the grinding tweaking.  The Thermal Carafe with the Bunn CW15-TC is incredible and the coffee is significantly hotter longer than both the Bunn BT10's Thermal Carafe and the Technivorm Grand Coffee Maker's Thermal Carafe.  With the 64 oz. capacity of the Bunn CW15-TC we are in coffee nirvana on the weekends because there is enough coffee for both my wife and me with only have to make just one pot.

And with it being a commercial grade coffee brewer I feel that this Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer will be around for many, many years to enjoy!

If you are interested in buying one of these wonderful Bunn commercial coffee brewers, I would highly recommend KaTom Restaurant Supplies (it is where I bought the Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer) for price, recommendations and quick delivery:  

http://www.katom.com/021-230010040.html

Remember the coffee brewer does not come with the thermal carafe and you have to buy that too:

http://www.katom.com/021-360290001.html

Also, here are the recommended coffee filters for the Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer.  They are pretty inexpensive:

http://www.katom.com/021-201150000.html
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Posted Sun Jun 9, 2013, 9:05am
Subject: Re: New Commercial Bunn CW15-TC Coffee Brewer for an early Father's Day Present!
 

Kind of glad to hear that.  I thought your old one might have been a ringer, & after the technivorm didn't measure up, maybe nothing of that size would have.

Thanks for following up & congrats on the CW15-TC.  It looks even better, more serious & professional than the grand.
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