What's this? Based on multiple criteria, including speed, consistency of temperature and serving size, and convenience. Scores for previously tested models may have changed due to changes in scoring methodology.
The Bunn My Café MCU is part of the coffeemaker
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, pod coffeemaker
models like the My Café MCU are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Indicates how quickly the machine produces the first cup of coffee. This also includes the time required to heat any internal water reservoir from room temperature.
Reflects how quickly the machine produces a second cup.
Reflects how closely the second cup matches the first cup in temperature.
Features & Specs - Bunn My Café MCU
Can use two pods at a time Reflects the ability of the coffeemaker to accept two pods or other capsules at a time to make a stronger or larger cup of coffee.
Can use two pods at a time
Dimensions H x W x D (in.) The height, width, and depth of the coffeemaker, in inches. Measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch.
Dimensions H x W x D (in.)
12 x 8 x 12
Average coffee temperature (°F) To the nearest 5 °F.
Average coffee temperature (°F)
Maximum mug height (in.) Maximum height a mug can fit, measured roughly from the base to just beneath the spout.
I've used this Bunn over a year now. No reliability issues at all. The stand-out feature is the ability to brew any coffee, tea, hot cocoa etc - whether loose grounds, K-Cups, pods etc. The other tested coffee makers are limited to one brand. And this Bunn can be upgraded everytime a new pod style comes out. Love it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
After two Keurig's failed, I though I would try something different BUNN used to be a reliable name brand but I now have my doubts. This coffee maker lasted about 7 months and then failed. I followed cleaning instructions to the letter but it still didn't last. <br />I won't buy another.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Daves Wife
from Spokane WA
Replaced Unit 3 times in 1 year
Easy To Use
I was excited to receive the Bunn MCU for Christmas. It brewed a great cup of coffee with nice crème... for about 9 months. After that the grounds in the drawer were soupy - the machine was no longer extracting the water. I cleaned the machine regularly but still had this problem. I called Bunn - they replaced the unit. The second unit worked well for about 3 weeks. Water was 165, and the grounds were soupy. I called again. Another unit was sent to me. I was thrilled to have the machine working the way it was supposed to be working. After 4 weeks, I began having the same problem. Check valves were replaced, I had deep cleaned (vinegar) the machine, I verified that the seal was properly reinserted, tried a different drawer and still had the same result. Once again I contacted Bunn. Natasha offered to replace the unit again. I declined. I have had 3 Bunn coffee makers since 1979. I am sold on the quality of these machines. However, I cannot in good conscience recommend the MCU to anyone. I can get the same flavor making one cup of coffee at a time using my Bunn coffee maker. It's just not as convenient.