BUNN Coffee Server, 102-Oz

Last updated date: November 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the BUNN BUNN Coffee Server, 102-Oz placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 10, 2019:
Checkout The Best Coffee Server for a detailed review of all the top coffee servers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
540 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Although the Bunn carafe is available in multiple sizes, the three liter version is a great option for providing good coffee to a room full of people.
- Seattle Coffee Gear
December 12, 2019 | Full review
This carafe is easy to transport and it has a holding capacity of 3-liter
- The Z8
September 8, 2019 | Full review
The item is made from stainless steel for longevity, reliability and easy cleaning and is loved for keeping the drink at the right temperature thanks to the good thermal insulation.
- 5 Product Reviews
August 24, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
There's not really a good way to keep track of how much coffee is left in this carafe without lifting it up or peaking inside.
- Seattle Coffee Gear
December 12, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The BUNN 32130.0000 3.0-liter Lever-Action Airpot in Stainless Steel ensures hot coffee for hours. With a brew-through insert and lever action for easy use, the airpot can hold up to 102-ounces (3-liters).

Overall Product Rankings

1. Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 26
2. Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 13
4. Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 17
5. Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 101-Oz
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
6. BUNN Coffee Server, 102-Oz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Vondior Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Brijo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bellemain Coffee Server, 74-Oz
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 60-Cup
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Coffee Servers

Instead of having to make multiple pots of coffee throughout the day to accommodate the number of people in your office, use a coffee server. Coffee servers not only hold a large number of cups of coffee, but they are also able to keep the coffee hot and fresh all day long. They work great for any type of large gathering, including a book club, support group, bingo night or anniversary party.

As you begin your search for the best coffee server, look for models made from 18/8 stainless steel, as this material is not only durable, but also does not absorb flavors. That means you can serve hazelnut coffee one day and vanilla the next. Stainless steel is also resistant to stains, which coffee is known for causing.

Check the coffee server’s insulation next. The Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz uses vacuum insulation technology to keep coffee and tea hot for up to 12 hours and ice tea and juice cold for up to 24 hours. It also has a double-wall interior lining to keep the internal temperature hot, but the exterior temperature nice and cool. Some German-engineered models are able to preserve the temperature of hot beverages for as long as 24 hours, which is really only necessary if you have a long running event, such as a lock-in or a dance-off.

Examine the lid and spout to determine how they operate. The Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz has a wide-mouth for adding ice to cold beverages and a pump-action top that works with just one press. Other models have a two-way dispenser, so that users can either fill their entire mug or top off a mug that still has some coffee in it. Some units even have a safety lock to prevent spills that could lead to a harmful burn.

Look at the coffee server’s handle to ensure it’s comfortable to hold. The Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz has an ergonomic handle that is made of chrome. Not only does it making pouring the coffee a breeze, but it’s also heat-proof. Even though the contents of the server are hot, the handle won’t be.

Consider any extras the coffee server may offer. With the Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup, you’ll get a free cleaning brush, an indicator light that lets you know when the coffee has reached its intended temperature and internal water levels marking to guide you in properly filling the server to accommodate the number of people you are expecting at your event.

DYWM Fun Fact

It is believed that back in 800 A.D. a tribe of goats ate fruit from a coffea plant. Those tending to the goats noticed that the animals started to behave strangely. This led to a local man creating the first cup of coffee from the plant and discovering its ability to keep a person awake.

Here are a few more interesting facts about this popular beverage:

  • Sweden actually banned coffee for a time back in 1746.
  • Residents of New York drink more coffee than anyone else in America.
  • Brazil produces a third of the world’s coffee supply.
  • Instant coffee was first created in England in 1771 and didn’t make an appearance in America until 1910.
  • The Guinness World Record for biggest coffee serving was awarded in 2019 in Columbia for a cup that held 6,007 gallons of coffee.

The Coffee Server Buying Guide

  • Consider going with a coffee server that has a warranty. Many offer a 1 or 2-year warranty, as they believe in the quality of their product.
  • Check for any outside testings, awards or acknowledgements. You may find that a coffee server has been tested by a CNAS accredited lab and found to live up to its claims about its ability to retain heat. That information can help you come to a decision when you’re wavering between two or three models.
  • Read the product label to determine how long the server takes to fully heat. Some may take as long as 40 minutes to the coffee to your desired temperature.
  • While coffee does come with some nutritional benefits, drinkers must be careful about how much coffee they consume in a day. One can suffer a caffeine overdose if they have too much.
  • You’ll need to clean your coffee server after each use. You’ll need to do this by hand. Once you rinse out any remaining coffee, add warm water and a drip of an anti-grease dish detergent. Use a cleaning brush to reach all the areas within the server and then rinse clean. You can dry the server with a lint-free cloth or allow it to air dry before the next use.
  • When comparing coffee server prices, you must first look at how many ounces the unit holds. The Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz, for example, costs less than the Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz, as it holds 34 less ounces. Next, you’ll need to compare features. The Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup is higher in price than the Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz because it has an indicator light and a 2-way dispenser.