The Bunn Velocity Brew line of coffee makers are exceedingly simple to operate, and they are also simple to set up.
One very important thing to remember, though, is that YOU MUST NOT PLUG IN YOUR BUNN VELOCITY BREW BEFORE COMPLETING THE SET UP PROCESS.
Bunn’s instruction manual actually says that you can plug it in after Step 5 (filling the reservoir with water for the second time) but I would recommend following the instructions below and plug it in after all other steps have been completed. Follow the Velocity Brew setup instructions carefully, don’t plug it in prematurely (insert tasteless joke here), and you should be all set. Really, all you’re doing here is filling the machine with water and then plugging it in when you’re done.
This Bunn setup guide is for the Velocity Brew line of coffee makers. If your Bunn coffee maker doesn’t look like one of these, you should consult your instruction manual for setup instructions.
The Bunn Velocity Brew line of coffee makers is equipped with a heated water reservoir which is always ready to serve a pot of hot coffee in about three minutes (unless you’ve flipped the vacation switch to turn off the water heater). But you knew that already.
Bunn is very serious about not plugging in the Velocity Brew coffee maker before setup. Doing so will result in permanent damage to your coffee maker and void the warranty, leaving you with a big shiny paper weight. My guess is that the heating element will be damaged if it is turned on too soon.
Ok, let’s get on with the Bunn Velocity Brew setup instructions! Don’t be intimidated by all the pictures; It’s really very easy.
Step 1: Slide the empty Brew Funnel into the funnel guides the same way you would if you were going to make a pot of coffee. No, you don’t need to put in a coffee filter. You’re just filling the Bunn Velocity Brew with water here.
Step 2: Fill the Bunn Velocity Brew carafe with cold water.
Step 3: Open the lid on the top of the machine and pour the water in. Depending on your Velocity Brewer model, your lid will either flip up or slide open to the side as pictured here.
Step 4: Place the empty carafe on the base and close the lid. Wait three minutes while the water you just poured in is drawn into the tank.
Step 5: Remove the carafe from the base and fill it with cold water again.
Step 6: Pour the water into the brewer.
Step 7: Put the carafe back on the base and close the lid again. Water should begin to flow out of the brewer and into the carafe. When this happens, the tank is full!
Step 8: Discard the water in the carafe.
Water your plants with it or something.
Step 9: Put the carafe back on the base.
Step 10: Ok, NOW you can plug in your Bunn coffee maker.
Step 11: Peel off the warning label covering the Vacation Switch and turn it on. If it’s on, red will be visible. Now you need to allow the water tank to heat up. This takes about 15 minutes.
Congratulations! Your Velocity Brew is now ready to start brewing coffee.
If you need more help, check out the instruction manual or give Bunn a call. I hear their customer service is very good.