Bunn My Cafe MCU review
The Bunn My Cafe MCU promises to be simple and quick to brew any coffee you want. Its clever design will respond to almost any coffee-making situation. The machine scored at or above the top of the class in both of our taste measures. With a proposed retail price of $169, Bunn MCU is an excellent deal for any daily coffee drinker. The appearance of the unit is distinctively modern, which is not unusual considering that the majority of Bunn coffee makers are built for restaurants.
Bunn My Cafe MCU Single Cup Coffee Brewer ReviewThe Bunn My Cafe MCU promises to be simple and quick to brew any coffee you want. Its clever design will respond to almost any coffee-making situation. The machine scored at or above the top of the class in both of our taste measures. With a proposed retail price of $169, My Cafe is an excellent deal for any daily coffee drinker. The appearance of the unit is distinctively modern, which is not unusual considering that the majority of Bunn coffee makers are built for restaurants.
Construction and design
Bunn's My Cafe MCU Coffee Maker is equipped with detachable brewing heads that slip in and out of the machine. There's one cabinet for K-Cups, one for teabags and coffee beans, one for ground coffee. It's a rugged little thing, with a simple , lightweight style that feels tough and durable. My Cafe has built-in versatility that is unmatched by any other single-serve coffee maker in this price category. The only drawback is the lack of polished chrome or brass knobs, and no LED or digital monitor in My Cafe. It's not without a simplistic elegance, but look elsewhere if you're asking for more modern looks from your home appliances.
My Cafe doesn't hold any extra water, so you're going to have to spill water in before each cup. There are only two buttons: the brew button and the "pulse" button to brew your drink in slow, regulated bursts. You should tweak the power of your drink, water it down if it's too hot for your taste.
Each drawer is intuitive and easy to use. The ground-coffee drawer is opened to reveal a mesh filter compartment. Cleanup is a breeze, too — just throw out the used K-Cup or pod or dump the empty ground.
There's a little learning curve to My Cafe's one-button operation. The brew button will also flash red if the internal hot water tank has to be refilled. As soon as you get the hang of it, making a regular cup of coffee is a breeze.
The My Cafe My Cafe brewer produced an 8-ounce cup of coffee 15 seconds quicker than the Starbucks Verismo machine. The brewing times are all under a minute.
My Cafe produces perfectly well-brewed coffee no matter how you're brewing it. The "pulse" choice was popular , particularly for ground coffee. The coffee maker does not provide any control over the temperature of your drink. If your tongue burns, you'll want to let your coffee cool for a minute before you take the first drink.
My Cafe is doing a decent job of moving water into the machine. The last, sputtering pulse at the end of each loop tends to clear the pipes and avoid drips. This sputter will often create a bit of a splash zone.
The My Cafe uses an internal hot-water tank to heat your drink with the fresh water required. In seconds, the metal base of the coffee maker cleans and rises effortlessly out of the way. The drip tray and all four of the machine's drawers are dishwasher safe.
Every three months, Bunn suggests a deep cleaning of the brewer. Run the unit through 14 ounces of vinegar and then wash out three cycles of water
Service and support
The My Cafe has a two-year warranty which promises every replacement unit for two years. However, the Cuisinart SS-700 offers a guarantee of three years.
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A cup full of My Cafe tastes just as well as something that any other brewer would get as quick-brewed coffee. This is the best brewer for average coffee drinkers who are curious about K-Cups but are unable to lose fresh grounds. The My Cafe is a built-in brewer.