We Just got a Commercial Espresso Machine and here’s what we think about it..

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.



History of Bul Go Gi

Bulgogi is believed to have originated during the Goguryeo era when it was originally called maekjeok, with the beef being grilled on a skewer. It was called neobiani, meaning ” thinly spread ” meat, in the Joseon Dynasty and was traditionally prepared especially for the king.

Bulgogi is made from thin slices of beef.The meat is marinated with a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic and other ingredients such as scallions, or mushrooms. Before cooking, the meat is marinated to enhance its flavor and tenderness.





Fried mountain vegetables with rice topped with egg


Seasoned stir-fried vegetables


Soft, clear noodles stir-fried with black mushrooms and vegetables


Stir-fried black mushrooms and vegetables with sliced tofu

Tofu bok-kum                                                           

Stir-fried tofu with vegetables- hot and spicy

Hot pot soups (all contain tofu): hot and spicy (may request for mild)


Beef with shrimp and vegetables


Tofu with shrimp and vegetables


Soft tofu with shrimp, clam and vegetables


Mild soybean paste soup with shrimp and vegetables


Kim-chee soup with pork


Fish eggs with vegetables


Black cod with vegetables


Black cod and fish egg with vegetables


Bul-Go-Gi Stew-Marinated beef with vegetables and soft clear noodles (Not Spicy)

side Dishes and Soups

Side dishes: small/medium/large

Bean sprout salad

Kim chee

Steamed rice




Beef & vegetables- hot and spicy


Beef, shrimp, fish, tofu and vegetables- hot and spicy


Wonton soup

Seafood with meat & vegetables

Seafood with meat & vegetables


Stir fried vegetables with beef, chicken and shrimp


Stir fried shrimp with vegetables- hot and spicy


Stir fried squid with beef and vegetables- hot and spicy


Mixed seafood (squid, shrimp, scallops) with vegetables- hot and spicy


Deep fried wontons


Deep fried vegetables

Sae-woo tweegim                                                    

Deep fried shrimp


Deep fried pork with sweet and sour gravy


Deep fried chicken with sweet and sour gravy


Deep-fried chicken tossed in sweet & spicy sauce



Dinner for four/five                                                  

Wonton soup, bbq chicken, noodles, wontons, stir-fried vegetables

Dinner for four/five                                                  

Hot beef soup, bbq ribs, jap-chae, wontons, fried squid w/ vegetables

Dinner for six                                                           

Wonton soup, bbq chicken, noodles, wontons, stir-fried vegetables, sweet and sour pork

Dinner for six                                                           

Hot beef soup, bbq ribs, jap-chae, wontons, fried squid w/ vegetables, sweet and sour pork


Eight persons or more- ten full courses –

Comes with tea or coffee and fruit dessert

Twenty persons or more- twelve full courses –

Comes with tea or coffee and fruit dessert




Stir fried thin noodles with chicken and vegetables- hot and spicy

Tofu kook-soo                                                          

stir fried thick noodles with sliced tofu and vegetables

Tweegim kook-soo                                                  

a bed of fried rice noodles covered with chicken, shrimp and vegetables- hot and spicy


Thin, chewy noodles with sweet and spicy sauce- chilled!


Thick noodles with mixed seafood, pork and vegetables in a spicy soup


stir fried thick noodles with seafood, pork and vegetables- hot and spicy 


Fried thick noodles with marinated beef & vegetables


Fried thick noodles with marinated chicken & vegetables