How to Make Coffee in a Bunn Coffee Maker

/ Commercial Beverage Equipment, Installation, Programming & Operation / September 8

Cup of Coffee on Table with Coffee Beans - How to Make Coffee in a Bunn Coffee Maker

Bunn coffee makers are a staple in any office, convenience store, restaurant and other commercial spaces. They can quickly brew pot after pot of fresh, hot coffee so everyone can enjoy a cup. Whether it’s the first morning brew or an afternoon refresh, knowing how to make coffee in your Bunn coffee maker will help keep the day—and everyone else—going. Learn how to make coffee in a variety of Bunn coffee maker models with the guide below.

Axiom Series Brewers



  • Step 1—Ensure that the brew funnel is clean and empty before starting a brew cycle

  • Step 2—Place a Bunn filter into the brew funnel.

  • Step 3—Pour fresh coffee grounds into the filter, and gently shake to level.

  • Step 4—Insert the funnel into the funnel rails until it stops.

  • Step 5—Place a clean, empty carafe under the funnel.

  • Step 6—Check to make sure the “ENABLE BREW ON/OFF” indicator is on, then quickly press and release the “BREW” switch. The display will now read “NOW BREWING” along with the remaining brew time.

  • Step 7—Once brewing has finished, the display will then show “DRIPPING” along with the remaining time for the coffee to finish dripping from the funnel tip.

  • Step 8—When the coffee has finished dripping, carefully remove the brew funnel and throw away the grounds and filter.


VPR & VPS Series Brewers



  • Step 1—Place a Bunn filter into the brew funnel.

  • Step 2—Pour fresh coffee grounds into the filter, and gently shake to level.

  • Step 3—Insert the funnel into the funnel rails until it stops.

  • Step 4—Place a clean, empty carafe under the funnel. If your model is equipped with warmers, turn on the lower warmer switch.

  • Step 5—Open the flip top lid and pour in one pitcher of water.

  • Step 6—Once brewing has finished, carefully remove the brew funnel and throw away the grounds and filter.


CDBC & CDBF Series Brewers



  • Step 1—Place a Bunn filter into the brew funnel.

  • Step 2—Pour fresh coffee grounds into the filter, and gently shake to level.

  • Step 3—Insert the funnel into the funnel rails until it stops.

  • Step 4—Place a clean, empty carafe under the funnel.

  • Step 5—Press the ON/OFF switch, then quickly press and release the “BREW” switch.

  • Step 6—Once brewing has finished, carefully remove the brew funnel and throw away the grounds and filter.

For more information on how to use your Bunn coffee maker, cleaning instructions and troubleshooting tips, check out our collection of Bunn manuals and diagrams.

Please contact a local authorized service agent who can help with these specific units and all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.


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