Bunn My Café MCU coffee maker

 
Approximate retail price:
$160
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Summary: This Bunn single-serve coffee maker has:
  • a height-adjustable drip tray.
  • auto-off.
  • Accepts loose grounds.
  • It uses K-Cup packs, Senseo-like pods.
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Community icon28 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Pod coffee makers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
OK - need to be a bit mechanical to reset seal
11/30/2015
Pros
Add Your Own Gounds
Cons
Seal Prone To Come Off
Best Uses
Home
Comment:
Purchased MyCafe as I liked the option to use my own grounds vs purchased cups. Coffee taste is OK, not bad, but not really good like my home made Swedish Egg Coffee. <br />The biggest challenge involves the seal which can come loose after a few 100 uses. Fixing the seal is not a problem once you do it a few times. Yet, why am I fixing the seal about every 3-4 months? If you see reviews indicating water spurts out of the top' is due to the seal not setting correctly.<br /><br />I would not purchase this again. I'm waiting till I get another year out of it then I'll buy a higher rated unit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
CHEAP AND EASY FIX for some who report problems.
11/25/2015
Pros
Brews Quickly
Durable
Easy To Clean
Easy To Use
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Comment:
CHEAP EASY FIX for some who have experienced problems with single cup home grind or other fine coffee grounds.<br /><br />1. Tear of a 1=1/2 inch square, round or any shape piece of regular kitchen paper towel.<br /><br />2. Place in bottom of tray, over the metal screen.<br /><br />3. Rinse/clean basket after each use.<br /><br />VOILA, no more drips, spills, blow ups...and great coffee every time for over a year now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
What's the hurry?
10/13/2015
Pros
Durable
Easy To Use
Multiple Settings
Stylish
Versatile
Cons
Water Not Easist To Add
Best Uses
Everyday
Home
Weekends
Comment:
I do not understand why the relatively slow first cup performance of the model is such a big deal. Are people really that impatient they are unable or consider it a huge drawback to wait 3 minutes (warm up and brew time) for the first cup of coffee? I consider this to be extremely minor.<br /><br />I have a Nespresso single serve espresso machine with a similar internal heating coil used by other machines (rather than a heating tank like the Bunn). I like it for it's purpose, but I have to run it once for water to make sure the brewing water is actually hot. I then have to rinse it out after with another run. The Bunn requires none of this, as the water is hot in the tank when it brews the first cup, and I simply remove the drawer, remove the coffee, and brew another, and rinse the drawer when I am done.<br /><br />The ability to customize the size of the cup and the Pulse mode allow for a good strong cup of coffee.<br /><br />One note of warning. When doing the vinegar cleaning mode, it is necessary to rinse the machine several more times than called for in the instructions. Otherwise you get vinegar-flavored coffee, which is never pleasing. I couldn't smell it anymore, but I could taste it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Bunn My Café MCU is part of the Coffee makers test program at Consumer Reports. The Bunn My Café MCU Coffee makers features and specs include Can use two pods at a time, Dimensions H x W x D (in.), Average coffee temperature (°F), Maximum mug height (in.). In our lab tests, Coffee makers models like the Bunn My Café MCU are reviewed on Taste, Brewing range, First-cup speed, Repeat speed, Size consistency, Temperature consistency, Overall score, Convenience. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Bunn My Café MCU based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Bunn My Café MCU include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Bunn My Café MCU.
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