Are There Any Drip Coffee Makers Made In USA?
Short Answer: NO, unfortunately not!
I want to emphasize that in this chapter the NO counts for Drip Coffee Makers! Further below is a list of other coffee making devices like percolators or French Presses which are made in USA, or Drip Coffee Makers Not Made In China.
Hey, prove me I’m wrong!
If you know a drip coffee maker made in USA, please let me know and I will immediately correct my post and add it to the list.
Yes and No.
Are Bunn Coffee Makers MADE in USA? No!
Are Bunn Coffee Makers MANUFACTURED in USA? Yes!
Let me get straight to the point with all other Bunn Coffee Makers.
I love their coffee machines and proudly own the Bunn MCU Single Brewer.
Yet, reading the statement about Assembled in the USA, Bunn consequently avoids using the words ‘Made in USA’!
Rather they describe their coffee makers as being Assembled or Built-In USA.
Still, I have decided that Bunn qualifies for my list of Coffee Makers made in USA. Compared to the other companies mentioned above, they at least do some of their work in the United States.
The last months I got so many questions (check comments at the end) about Bunn and “Made In Vs. Manufactured In”.
So I reached out to Bunn myself and wanted some clarification about their coffee makers.
Here is Bunn's statement:
So what does this all mean:
As explained in the first chapter a manufacturer can only claim their products MADE IN, when the product is all or virtually all made in the United States. What I didn't know is that it's based on costs and not materials.
Bunn produces products overseas, but builts and assembles them in the United States. Thus, manufactured in USA but not Made in USA.
Now the question is, could Bunn still be competitive if they made their coffee makers 100% in USA?
Money is tight and many of us have trouble to make ends meet.
So imagine a $50 coffee maker has thousands of 5-star reviews and a Bunn costs $150 but claims to be MADE IN USA, which one would most people pick?
Which one would YOU pick?
Would enough people pick the American Made Coffee Maker so Bunn could survive?
Obviously not, otherwise there would be fewer coffee makers made in China on the market.
Let’s have a closer look at Bunn’s coffee makers.
Assembled in Creston, Iowa
This Bunn Drip Coffee Maker is called Speed Brew because it can finish a full brew cycle in 4 minutes.
It's easy! The Bunn Speed Brew has an internal water tank that keeps water constantly at brewing temperature. And when you are ready for a new batch of coffee there is no pre-heating of the water necessary anymore.
The spray head of this coffee maker is Bunn-engineered and extends the contact time between water and coffee.
Additionally, it's a lime-tolerant spray head which means that minerals, especially when you have very hard water, won't clog it so often.
For you, this simply means less cleaning time!
#2 Bunn 10 Cup Velocity Brew
Assembled In Creston, Iowa
These coffee makers come in two versions, the GRB, GRW and BXB, BXW.
The B and W at the end simply state the colors of the coffee maker: black or white.
Both the GR and BX machines come with the same features:
- Patented BUNN showerhead for complete saturation of all coffee grounds
- Pour-O-Matic glass carafe for drip-free pouring
- Internal stainless steel water reservoir keeps water at the optimal temperature of 200° F
- Brewing time is about 3 minutes for 10 cups
- Porcelain-coated warming plate
- On/Off LED Switch
- Available in Black or White
So What Is The Difference Between The Bunn Velocity Brew GR And BX?
Short answer: the design.
The GR model is the typical design of Bunn: square and angular, black with a silver front. The BXB has a more modern look and a round silver water reservoir.
#3 10 Cup Velocity Brew BT
The Bunn Velocity Brew BT comes with the same features as the GR and BX except for the glass carafe and the warming plate.
The Bunn BT is equipped with a double wall, vacuum insulated thermal carafe and thus, does not need a warming plate.
As you can see in the image, the design is also slightly different.