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1) From: Paul Norris
Hey Guys, How do you all feel about brewing with the Bunn coffee maker? I
use one and I wonder if it is too fast to get a good cup. Also none of my
roasts smell like store bought coffee as a matter of fact they all have a
strong buttery smell when I grind them. Is that normal?
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2) From: R Nepsund
Most automatic drip coffee makers work with water that is not hot
enough.   The hot water goes up through a tube in the cold water on
it's way to the coffee.   That chills the water too much.  Some people
either insulate that tube or pour hot water directly into the coffee
maker before starting it.  There are a few scaa approved brewers that
do it at the right temp. The Technivorm's which SM sells and one other
company that I can't remember.
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3) From: Yakster
I picked up a Bunn at a thrift store, mainly because of their claim (backed
up by info on CoffeeGeek) that they brew at the correct temperature.
I don't use an automatic coffee maker, though, because unless I have
company, I don't make a full pot of coffee, so I never got a chance to
really try this.  The challenge with the Bunn is getting a full extraction
because the flow rate is so high (which they say helps because of the
turbulence in the grounds).
I have heard (and I requested it) that you can get a flow restrictor spray
head for your Bunn (customer service shipped it to me free) designed for
Decaf to slow things down.  I've also heard of a pre-infusion gimick of
pouring in the water at the top, closing the lid (which starts the flow) for
say 30 seconds, then opening it again to stop the flow.  This will fill the
basket with a small amount of water that helps pre-infuse your grounds and
also helps to prevent the bloom from really freshly roasted coffee from
overflowing the basket.  Finally I heard on the coffeed website that there's
a gourmet basket that's deeper or something that can help prevent basket
overflow.
It's a pretty popular maker, so there must be some good tricks to it.  Good
luck.  Also, I've always found their website pretty interesting with a
advice about how to make great coffee.  This part seems pretty good:http://www.bunnomatic.com/pages/coffeebasics/cb1elements.html.I can't comment on the buttery smell, but it's pretty normal for ground
fresh-roast to smell different then store bought coffee... because it's
fresher.  What beans are you roasting and to what level?
-Chris
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4) From: Yakster
I just ran across this thread on CoffeeGeek regarding using the Bunn and
partial pot sizes and how to deal with fast extractions.http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/machines/446860#446860Looked like it's worth a try, though I'll probably stick to Clever Coffee
Dripper pour-over and vac pots.
-Chris
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