Single-cup brewing is a great way to enjoy coffee or tea – your cup is ready in under a minute – and everybody gets their choice of beverage.
Pod brewing is a great option – we believe it is the best – when it comes to single-cup coffee and tea. Pods are round bags – made of a gauze-like material – that, unlike other single-cup capsules, are biodegradable and compostable. They are also the least expensive of all single-cup brewing systems.
Pods make one cup of coffee or tea at a time – meaning everybody gets their choice of beverage. It is done quickly and easily, and there are no filters or coffee grounds to mess around with. It’s a great way to make coffee or tea whether you are alone or with a larger group.
The new Bunn MyCafé MC pod brewer is a great all-around home pod brewer – here is our review.
When you first open the box, you will find a small carton containing several different varieties of coffee and tea pods from various manufacturers. But don’t get too anxious about trying them out just yet – you’ll need to go through a few steps first, which prepare your brewer for initial use. It won’t take long; just follow the steps that are clearly outlined in the instruction booklet.
The brewing process works as follows: First, you open the pod drawer and place your choice of pod inside. Next, using the mug or cup you plan to brew your beverage into, measure a desired amount of water (up to 14 ounces) and pour it into the brewer reservoir. Lastly, place the mug or cup under the brewing spout, and press the brew button. Your beverage of choice will be ready in under a minute!
While it might seem like a hassle to pour in water for each cup you want to brew, this function allows you the choice of brewing (cup) size. Another advantage – if the coffee (or tea) is too strong, run just an ounce or two more of water into the same cup just to ‘weaken’ it a bit. However, using more than 10 ounces of water tends to result in a less flavorful beverage.
In addition to the regular brew mode, the brewer also has a “pulse” mode that is recommended for tea and also can be used to make a stronger cup of coffee.
Also, after 6 hours of non-use the brewer will enter into an energy-savings mode. Opening the pod drawer will ‘awaken’ the brewer and cause it to enter ‘ready’ or pre-heat mode. Preheating only takes about a minute or so.
Finally, while these aren’t really features, the brewer is really quiet, and at the end of the brewing process the brewer evacuates any excess water out of the pod drawer leaving the pod dry, making disposal a cinch. Compared to most other single-cup brewers found in the market today, the Bunn MyCafé MC has one of the highest brew temperatures.
We feel this is one of the best single-cup pod brewers on the market, with its ease of use and brew capabilities. If you are planning on buying a single-cup brewer, make sure to consider the Bunn MyCafé MC.