BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer Review

The BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer is from the company that introduced paper coffee filters back in the 1950s. With this product it has reminded us how it still has innovative ideas. That's what enables it to produce a coffee maker that is simple in design yet versatile in its capabilities.

What exactly are its capabilities? Read the rest of the review below, to find out.

Table of Contents
Simply Versatile
Fast & Perfect Brewing
Features & Specs
Pros and Cons
Consumer Ratings

It's unfortunate that outstanding products often look just like more ordinary products, be they coffee makers or anything else. The BUNN MCU, in unoriginal black and stainless steel, is just such an example.

Simply Versatile

The BUNN MCU can brew your coffee in under a minute, in sizes of from 4 to 14 ounces. Bear in mind that with this machine what you put in is what you get out. It has no reservoir, so don't put in more water than your cup can manage or you'll get overspill.

The feature that separates this coffee maker from the others are the four brewing trays that come with it. You get a Cup Drawer (for K-Cups), a Ground Coffee Drawer, a Pod Drawer, and a Hot Water Drawer. A simple yet brilliant idea that in effect makes the BUNN MCU four machines in one.

And don't forget the pulse feature if you're partial to a richer taste. This is particularly useful if you're using K-Cups, which have a fixed amount of coffee suitable for a 10-oz cup, and you're brewing more than that.

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Fast and Perfect Brewing For Just One Person?

One thing you may have noticed about the BUNN MCU is that it is a one-cup-at-a-time brewer. It's ideal for you if you live alone. But if you have a large family this may not be the machine for you. Instead try the Keurig K65 or Keurig K75.

If there are two of you and you like your coffee a little at a time then try this. Brew the largest capacity available (14-oz) and then pour it into two cups of about 7-oz each.

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The BUNN MCU - Features and Specifications:

  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 13.5 x 16.5 inches
  • Weight: 11.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
  • Item model number: MCU
  • Single cup brewing
  • Brew your own flavorful coffee or tea if preferred
  • Dispenses hot water for more uses
  • Brewing time for Coffee or Tea is under a minute
  • Pulse Brew option to extract bolder flavor
  • Servings: 4-14 ounce
  • Removable drip tray allows room to use your favorite cup or mug


Pros and Cons


  • Speed - it brews in under a minute
  • Four brewing trays mean four machines in one
  • Pulse feature for a richer taste


  • Control Panel confusing until you've studied the User Manual

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Consumer Ratings for the BUNN MCU

This BUNN MCU has an Amazon score of nearly 4 from over 2,760 reviews at the time of writing (February 2019) and is an Amazon's Choice product. Many reviewers compare it favorably with other coffee makers they've previously owned and the majority have given it 5 stars.

What many reviewers love about this model is how it produces water of exactly the right temperature in one minute. And, of course, makes a perfect brew of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

As ever, I'm going to remind you to be wary when reading coffee maker reviews. It does pay to study the instruction manual for a few minutes before using it for the first time. This makes it much easier to use the controls to produce your favorite beverages exactly how you like them.

Most people appear to like the coffee drawer concept and the convenience this product offers, to say nothing of the great taste.

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The BUNN MCU is a quality coffee maker at a reasonable price. As long as you don't mind the limitations of brewing one cup at a time then you'll most likely be delighted with your purchase. Click on the Buy Button below for the latest on pricing and availability at Amazon.

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Author: Coffee Lover

Philip Gegan is a retired UK attorney who loves coffee and everything to do with it. He aims in chooseacoffeemaker.com to review all leading makes and models of coffee maker available in the United States that have a decent number of reviews and a high average score from reviewers on Amazon.com and other leading retail sites.