BUNN BT Velocity Brew Review – Is this the Fastest Coffee Brewer?

Laura Last Updated: November 21st, 2018 at 8:30 am
  • Build Quality
  • Features
  • Value for Money

BUNN BT Velocity Brew The BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe is designed to remain on and keep water heated and ready to brew. It is made and manufactured by industry leader BUNN. Founded in 1957, BUNN is renowned for innovative and effective commercial and home coffee brewers.

This lightning-fast appliance brews coffee at an optimal brewing temperature thanks to an innovative internal hot water tank. Delicious, savory coffee can be ready in as little as three minutes. Unique design features include an effective spray head that ensures even and full taste. Using this high-capacity coffee maker also means you have up to 10 cups of coffee with maximum flavor almost instantly.

UPDATE 10/15/18: While the BUNN BT Velocity Brew is still marketed and remains a great coffee maker, we now recommend Bunn’s updated CSB2G Speed Brew Elite instead (unless your heart is set on a thermal carafe.)

Specifications and Features of the BUNN BT Velocity Brew

  • 800-watt heater and an internal thermostat
  • 10-cup (50oz) stainless steel vacuum insulated thermal carafe, keeps coffee warm for up to two hours
  • Internal hot water tank heats water to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 93 Celsius), an ideal temperature for brewing coffee.
  • 3-minute brew time for full 10-cup pot, ensures that coffee is never bitter.
  • Hot water also available for tea and other uses.
  • Aggressive water spray release ensures that flavor from the coffee is evenly extracted.
  • “Vacation switch” to turn off the machine when you are away for extended periods of time.
  • Assembled in the U.S., the product is built to North American Electrical Standards.
  • Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 10 inches / 40 x 38 x 25 cm
  • Weight: 10 pounds / 4.5 kilograms
  • Capacity: 50 oz.
  • Number of Cups: 10
  • Color: Black/Stainless Steel
  • Warranty: 3 years

Highlights of the BUNN Velocity Brew BT

Although on the higher end in terms of cost for home brewers, users of this brewer generally find it is worth every cent.

  • Produces high-quality, flavorful coffee quickly in just three minutes.
  • Legendary Bunn quality and durability. Backed by a three-year manufacturer’s warranty and excellent customer service from BUNN.
  • Attractive, modern and simple design that suits almost any home or office.
  • Very simple to use and effective.
  • Large capacity also allows users to make plenty of coffee in one go.
  • Although it lacks bells and whistles of some other coffee makers, it makes up for its lack of features with its coffee making ability.


Some disadvantages include the lack of cup measurements on the inside or outside of the thermal carafe. Other occasional issues include:

  • Minor Water leaks when the product is being used.
  • When using with high mineral water, disassembly is often required to fully clean every component and the internal assembly may be difficult to clean.
  • Can also be noisy when heating water, although this is generally more of an issue with very cold water.
  • The relative high cost might also be a concern for some buyers, when there are cheaper models out there.

The Verdict

Overall the Velocity Brew BT delivers consistently delicious coffee incredibly quickly thanks to an innovative design, including a unique spray head and always-on hot water heater. Coffee flavor is extracted evenly and completely, and coffee is kept warm for up to two hours. The BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-cup coffee maker’s outstanding build quality, combined with brewing great-tasting coffee blazing fast make it worth the investment.

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