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Bunn's Velocity brewer makes delicious coffee incredibly fast$170 is a lot to spend on a coffee maker but the Bunn Velocity Brew BT earns its keep by whipping up 10-cup pots of delectable java in no time flat.
[MUSIC] Hey guys, it's Brian Bennet for CNET, and we're taking at a look at the Bunn Velocity Brew BT. Now this coffee maker may look basic, but it anything but. It costs $179, which is pretty expensive. But what it does is brew an incredibly tasty pot of coffee in just three and a half minutes. It also keeps the coffee hot for a very long time in its thermal carafe. And what I really like about it is when you pour, it really pours very accurately, almost like a little like laser pointer directly into your coffee cup. It's pretty slick. So how does the Bunn Velocity Brew actually brew coffee so quickly? First of all it preheats the water. It's kind of like an inverse backwards coffee machine. It preheats the water to 200 degrees Farenheit in this water tray here. And another way that it delivers coffee to the coffee grounds really quickly. Is, it uses a special spout that shoots the water at high velocity, to ensure proper mixing, and an even coffee extraction. There are some things that aren't so hot about this coffee machine. First off, it uses its own Bunn special filters, which you have to go look for, specifically. And you may not be able to find them at your local grocer. Another thing that's not so great is it has a very plasticky look up top. It feels kind of flimsy and it's not exactly high-end for this price point. And if you're looking for some really high-tech sophisticated controls or displays. You're not gonna get it with this thing. It is so bare-bones it essentially just has one switch on here that keeps it on all the time. As a matter of fact, the way you actually brew this thing is by opening up the lid and putting it back down again and that initiates the brew cycles. So in a nutshell, the Bunn Velocity Brew is a very good coffee machine. It brews fast. It brews very good coffee and it keeps it hot for a very long time. The only thing is, if you want something really fancy that grinds its own beans or has very nice aesthetics, this is not the machine you want. You're probably gonna have to go with something from Technivorm or Bonavita, but. Essentially this is a very reliable, a very dependable machine. And we love it pretty much across the board. I'm Brian Bennet for CNet and we've just taken a look at the Bunn Velocity Brew BT. [MUSIC]