Bunn Axiom DV-3 Coffee Brewer with BrewWISE and RFID Technologies
2 Upper Warmers/1 Lower Warmer
Bunn’s latest addition to their drip coffee line-up incorporates 2 additional technologies – plus a not-so-old-one – that may warrant some explaining.
First of all, their Axiom models have been around since 2006, and with its introduction came coffee extraction technology (which uses infusion and pulse brewing to extract more flavor from the coffee grounds), LCD touchpad with computer controls, and behind-the-scenes monitoring
of water pressure and temperature. The Axiom models were also the first Bunn models with automatic warmer shut-off, which prohibits burned coffee and eliminates the problem of having warmers left on overnight.
The first of the new technologies is the BrewWise technology, which has been around a while but is new to Bunn’s drip coffee brewers. BrewWise means that the Axiom brewer has a Smart Funnel (filter basket) with a computer microchip in it that can be read by both the brewer and a Bunn BrewWise grinder. When the Smart Funnel is placed under a grinder, the Smart Hopper on the grinder will tell the grinder what coffee is in the hopper and how to grind it, and then
the Smart Funnel will tell the brewer how to brew the coffee for optimal flavor and extraction. The technology is most vital for venues such as coffee shops where numerous varieties and roasts of coffee are ground, brewed, and served.
The RFID technology is brand new to Bunn brewers and coffee brewing industry, and it’s all about keeping the coffee fresh. With RFID, decanters or thermal carafes with special RFID collars are used that communicate with the warmer and tell it when the coffee was brewed. The warmer will then turn on and off (or stay off if a thermal carafe is used) to keep the coffee at an optimal temperature. When the coffee has reached a point beyong maximum freshness, LED lights in the warmer will change color and eventually sound an alarm to alert the operator that the coffee needs to be thrown out and re-brewed. Additionally, the warmers will automatically turn on and off depending on if a decanter is on the warmer.
For the RFID to work, the brewers must use special RFID glass carafes or RFID thermal carafes, which are sold separately.
- The brewer is dual voltage adaptable and comes with a cord for 120V use. For 240V, the brewer will need to be hard-wired or supplied with a cord with a matching 3-prong plug and outlet.
- The brewer will brew 4.5 gallons of coffee/hour at 120V or 7.5 gallons/hour at 240V.
- Both housing and funnel are constructed from attractive and sturdy stainless steel.
- With 2 warmers on top and 1 below the brew head, the Bunn Axiom makes maximum use of limited counter space.
- A hot water faucet is included for brewing tea and hot cocoa.
Electrical: Either 120 volt, 15 amp. – requires 2-wires plus ground service rated 120V,
single phase, 60 Hz., or 120/208V or 120/240V – requires 3 wires plus ground service rated 120/208V or 120/240V, single phase, 60Hz. An internal terminal block is configured for connection to a 3-wire plus ground.
Plumbing: 20-90 psi (138-621 kPa). Supplied with 1⁄4” male flare fitting
Size: 19.75″H x 8.4″W x 17.7″D
Weight: 30 pounds
Warranty: Circuit boards: 3 years parts and labor; All other parts: 2 years parts and 1