Bunn-O-Matic Corporation

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Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
IndustryAppliance manufacturing
FounderGeorge R. Bunn
HeadquartersSpringfield, Illinois, U.S.
Key people
Arthur H. Bunn - CEO and President
ProductsHome and commercial appliances

Bunn-O-Matic Corporation is an American manufacturer of dispensed beverage equipment (including coffee and tea) headquartered in Springfield, Illinois with a plant in Creston, Iowa.[1] The company was founded in 1957 by George R. Bunn, who designed his own versions of equipment that had been in existence for nearly fifty years: paper coffee filters (Bunn's version had a flat bottom and fluted sides) and pour-over drip coffee brewers. Today, the corporation's products are sold under the BUNN and Bunn-O-Matic brands. The company's home coffeemakers are used throughout the United States and Canada, but the company's primary customers are institutional foodservice providers worldwide. The company introduced their first automatic drip-brew coffee maker in 1963.[2] The company introduced their first drip brewer for the home market in 1972. The current president and CEO is Arthur H. Bunn.

Bunn is the American distributor of the Tiger Super Automatic Espresso Machine made by Thermoplan AG. The company also sells a coffee pod brewer system similar to Keurig K-Cups.[3]

On June 26, 2020, a Bunn plant in Springfield, Il became the scene of a workplace shooting in which an employee fatally shot three coworkers before fleeing and committing suicide at another location.[4] The motive remains unclear, according to police.[5]

Products and Services[edit]

Close-up of the Bunn label on a coffee grinder.

Bunn-O-Matic offers a wide range of commercial and domestic food products and accessories.

The commercial sector includes several products for brewing and dispensing coffee, espresso, tea, juice, hot chocolate, and water, and a variety of filters for appliances. It is common to find touch screens and USB ports for programming on commercial models.[6]

The company also makes various home and domestic coffee makers under the Speed Brew and Heat N' Brew families.[7]

Bunn provides specialty foods for order or pick-up at Pease's Stores, including steaks, soups, and snacks.[8]


  1. ^ Call, Andrew Taylor (2005). Jacob Bunn: Legacy of an Illinois Industrial Pioneer. Brunswick Pub. p. 245. ISBN 9781556182099.
  2. ^ "Bunn Coffee Maker". www.coffeebrandcenter.com.
  3. ^ "Coffee Maker". Best Espresso Maker 2017.
  4. ^ Moore, Brenden (June 26, 2020). "Two Bunn-O-Matic shooting victims identified; third victim dies". State Journal-Register. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Crawford, Sean (July 1, 2020). "No Motive Discovered In Bunn-O-Matic Shooting". NPR Illinois. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "Commercial". www.Bunn.com. Archived from the original on 2019-07-21. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  7. ^ ""Retail"". www.Bunn.com. Archived from the original on 2020-06-04. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "Bunn Gourmet". www.Bunn.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-05. Retrieved October 15, 2020.

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