so many sizes, shapes, and models available, the right coffee
brewing equipment for your operation is an individual choice.
Whatever equipment you do use must have the capability of
delivering all of your chosen coffees flavor created
by the bean roasting process. There are four criteria all
quality coffee brewing equipment must meet:
1 Water Temperature - A coffee brewer must
deliver a steady supply of hot water and maintain a brewing
temperature from 195°205°F. During the brewing
cycle, you may use a thermometer to check the water temperature
as it leaves the spray head.
2 Water Delivery - The brewing equipment must
be capable of wetting the entire bed of coffee grounds thoroughly
and evenly in the first stages of the brewing process. Carefully
check to see that spray head hasnt clogged and is
3 Brewing Time - The coffee brewer must provide
a consistent brewing time for the type of grind used. Use
a stopwatch to time the brewing cycle from the first entry
of water into the basket until the decanter is full.
4 Brew Basket and Filter - Both the brew basket
size and shape, and the paper coffee filter, must work together
to achieve the required balance between strength and extraction
in your coffee. Available for all models, BUNN coffee filters,
the original cup-fluted filters, are factory tested for
quality, porosity, flow rate, and structure.
1 to 10 Minutes BEST
10 to 20 Minutes GOOD
20 to 30 Minutes SATISFACTORY
Over 30 Minutes QUESTIONABLE
The CBC Coffee Workshop Manual ©1974 recommends holding
coffee between 185°-190°.
The SCAA Coffee Brewing Handbook ©1996 recommends holding
coffee between 175°-185°.