Consistently perfect cup of coffee. Excellent value, I'll probably not have to shop for another coffee brewer for 15+ years.
Positive Product Points
Perfectly consistent and great coffee!!
Negative Product Points
Aesthetics could use the once in every 10 year update... but it's not bad either.
When I first attempted to brew using the spray head that came with it - coffee got everywhere due to the big bloom from using fresh coffee - and from the quicker delivery of the water. The reduced spray head solved the issue. After a test of pouring 48 oz of water, I timed the difference between the stock spray head and the flow restrictor spray head. Stock spray head took 2:25 seconds while the flow restrictor took 3:50 (This time reflects water pour to when the water finished coming out of spray head). For people who like precision - the amount of water coming out of the Bunn after a day's rest will be affected by evaporation. Example: one day's rest = 50 oz in, about 44 oz out. If you then immediately do another 50 oz in, you'll get 50 oz out (but let the unit finish heating up the water!). So - what I do is pour about 40 oz in and use that water to preheat my decanter. Once the Bunn is done heating the water up - I'll then make my coffee.
I paid for ground shipping through The Webstaurant Store and I received it the very next day. I'm sure not everyone will be so lucky, but this was my experience.
Three Month Followup
no 3 month followup available.
One Year Followup
Since the water comes out in a star-like pattern, there are areas the don't seem to get saturated as much. So - what I do, while the coffee is brewing, I'll rotate the basket a tad once or twice while it's brewing. Sometimes I forget,,, and life goes on, LOL!!! I'm now a home roaster - so I've learned to pour a couple ounces of hot water into the basket of ground beans before the brew - to allow CO2 to escape. Otherwise - especially for super fresh coffee - coffee goes everywhere. After 30 seconds or so, I take a fork and just move the grounds around a tad - and it's ready for 50 oz of water to be poured through it. I use 80 grams of coffee for 50 oz of water plus the couple ounces I use for the initial pre-soak. One last thing worthy of noting - - if you pour water through it to have hot water for your decanter - - you really need to wait until your hear the heater turn off before you add any water (this is not difficult - the heater is noisy enough :). It doesn't take long - and if you wait until the water is done heating up - the water coming out of the spray head will be 200F. If you don't wait - there's no telling what your water temp will be,,, my testing showed not fully waiting could result in water about 175F. *Initial review was just re-worded a bit,,, I still think it doesn't read that great, but it's better than it was.