Do you want to know why Bunn VPR series is the best and how you can use it? If YES, here is a simple 7-step guide on how to use Bunn VPR coffee maker to brew. The BUNN VPR Coffee Brewer has become very popular as the go-to-pour-over commercial coffee brewer for small offices across the country. This particular coffee Maker is basic, dependable, easy-to-use, and sturdy enough to make great coffee for years.

Just like the name implies, this coffee maker is produced by the Bunn-O-Matic Corporation. The Bunn-O-Matic Corporation was established in 1957 and they are known for introducing the first paper coffee filter. With constant innovation, this company has evolved over the years, and has started making commercial beverage equipment and, more recently, home coffee brewers.

Why BunnVPR is One of the Best Coffee Brewing Machine

The BUNN VPR Coffee Brewer boasts of 2 warmers and can brew 8 pots of hot coffee in an hour. The hot water reservoir keeps the water at the perfect brewing temperature until the coffee is needed. To start the brewing process, simply pour water from the water pitcher (included with purchase) into the inlet on the top of the brewer. The VPR brews a 64 oz. batch of coffee in about 3 minutes.

Each warmer has its own control switch and can be turned off if it is not being used. With a central power switch on the back of the VPR, you can turn the power to the hot water reservoir off if the brewer is not going to be used for a few days.

The unique design of the Bunn VPR Brewer allows it to fit flush against the wall. Plug into any 120 volt outlet. No plumbing is necessary. The black designs are smudge – free. The company warranty period for this coffee maker runs from the date of installation.

BUNN guarantees that the equipment is manufactured and kept free of defects in material and workmanship until it is sold and delivered to buyers. The company warranty does not apply to any equipment, component or part that was not manufactured by BUNN or that, in BUNN’s judgment, has been affected by misuse, neglect, alteration, improper installation or operation, improper maintenance or repair, non periodic cleaning and descaling, equipment failures related to poor water quality, damage or casualty.

In addition, the warranty does not apply to replacement of items subject to normal use including but not limited to user replaceable parts such as seals and gaskets.

How to Use Bunn VPR Series Coffee Maker in 7 Simple Steps

Just like it was stated above, the BUNN VPR Coffee Brewer has 2 warmers and can brew 8 pots of hot coffee in an hour. The hot water reservoir keeps the water at the perfect brewing temperature until coffee if needed. However, to effectively set up and use a Bunn VPR series coffee maker, read on and follow the detailed instructions.

Initial Set-up

First, note that the brewer must be disconnected from the power source throughout the initial set – up, except when specified in the instructions.

  1. Insert an empty funnel into the funnel rails.
  2. Place an empty dispenser under the funnel.
  3. Open the flip lid on top of the brewer and pour in three pitchers of tap water. Allow approximately two minutes between pitchers for water to flow into the tank. While the third pitcher of water is entering the tank, the tank will fill to capacity and the excess will flow from the spray head, out of the funnel, and into the dispenser.
  4. When the flow of water from the funnel stops, you can now connect the brewer to the power source and wait approximately twenty minutes for the water in the tank to heat to the proper temperature. Some water will drip from the funnel during this time due to expansion and should not occur thereafter.
  5. Empty the dispenser and replace it under the funnel.
  6. Open the flip lid on top of the brewer and pour in one pitcher of tap water.
  7. Once water has stopped flowing from the funnel let the water in the tank reheat to the proper temperature.
  8. Empty the dispenser. The brewer is now ready for use in accordance with the coffee brewing instructions outlined below.

Note that the control thermostat will need to be adjusted downward to compensate for high altitudes. Refer to the service manual for instructions.

Coffee Brewing Steps

  1. Insert a BUNN® filter into the funnel.
  2. Pour the fresh coffee into the filter and level the bed of grounds by gently shaking.
  3. Slide the funnel into the funnel rails.
  4. Put an empty dispenser beneath the funnel. For VPR Series with warmers – Turn on lower warmer switch.
  5. Open the flip lid on top of the brewer and pour in one pitcher of tap water.
  6. When brewing is completed, simply discard the grounds and filter.

Cleaning Up

  1. Note that the use of a damp cloth rinsed in any mild, non – abrasive, liquid detergent is recommended for cleaning all surfaces on Bunn – O – Matic equipment.
  2. Check and clean the spray head. Ensure that the spray head holes always remain open.
  3. Once the spray head is removed, insert the deliming spring (provided) all the way into the spray head tube. When inserted properly, no more than two inches of spring should be visible. Saw back and forth five or six times.

It is important to note that in hard water areas, this may need to be done daily. It will help prevent liming problems in the brewer and it takes less than a minute.


The Bunn VPR Series brew coffee that is robust in flavour without the common bitterness encountered with some coffee machines. Just like every other Bunn manufactured coffee maker, they do this by using a patented system that keeps the temperature at the ideal brewing temperature of 2000 Fahrenheit.

This coffeemaker also has a fast brew cycle which exposes the water to the ground coffee beans for the perfect length of time for a perfect coffee flavour. The Bunn Coffee maker also created the perfect amount of turbulence via its spray head to suspend the ground coffee and extract the entire flavour uniformly for the perfect cup of coffee.