Founded nearly 60 years ago – in 1957 – Bunn-o-Matic Corporation that manufactures the now famous Bunn coffeemakers is based out of Springfield, Illinois. It was set up by George Bunn and was a primarily family-run entrepreneurship aimed at serving commercial establishments. The drip brew coffee maker which is now a very common appliance was introduced by Bunn-o-Matic Corporation in 1963.
Later on, in around 1972, the company forayed into the domestic market with coffee makers for use at home by families. Since then, there was no looking back for the corporation that is now synonymous with reliability and quality in the field of beverage dispensers.
Like all successful business enterprises, Bunn has progressed with the times. Today, its product lineup includes a vast variety of coffee makers for both industrial and domestic consumers. The portfolio spans across single cup brewers to industrial dispensers that make over 10 cups of coffee at one go. Besides, they also have coffee bean grinders; special machines for dispensing beverages like iced tea, lemonade, hot chocolates and cappuccinos; gourmet ice making machines; and a line of specialty coffee makers under the Velocity range that produce the perfect cuppa even at high altitudes.
In keeping with its brand promise – A Partner You Can Count On – Bunn with its core values of integrity, honesty and courtesy coupled with its extraordinary customer support and after-sales service has gone on to cultivate a very loyal consumer base across the world.
Being a brand that had entered the market of beverage dispensing machines with the intention of catering to commercial consumers, Bunn is ahead of its competitors by leaps and bounds in this particular segment. With a broad range of commercial coffee makers whose specifications have been fine-tuned over the past six decades, it goes without saying that the brand has a lot to offer to its customers. Some of the parameters Bunn scores heavily on are –
Catering to large numbers: The brand takes into account the fact that machines for industrial use have to be prompt and be able to cater to multiple people at once. Hence its commercial machines are equipped with multiple plate warmers. F
for example, Bunn’s VPS range of commercial coffee makers has three separate warmers while the VP17-2 can produce 3.8 gallons of coffee every hour ensuring an inexhaustible supply of the beverage throughout the day.
Material quality: The machines live up to the Bunn commitment and are built only out of top-notch materials. Most of the commercial appliances are fashioned out of stainless steel or other similarly sturdy components and are equipped with special splash guard funnels that keep the hot liquids at a safe distance away from the user, thus cutting down on chances of accidental burns.
Prompt performance: Machines from the VPR range and the more advanced VPR-APS line start working the moment you pour in cold water thus cutting down on preparation time.
Ease of maintenance: With most commercial Bunn coffee makers being carved out of stainless steel, it is easy to clean the devices and keep them in top-notch condition. The smooth metallic surface of models like the BUNN 13300.0004 VP17-3SS2U prevents dirt and residue from sticking.
Although the steel surface is slightly more susceptible to nicks and scratches than other durable materials, a little bit of careful handling can easily do away with that problem and ensure that your machine runs without a hitch for years to come.