Making Coffee (From the Breakroom)

Bunn Coffee pot

Has anyone used one of these Bunn coffee making machines? They work great when used by anyone with even half bit of intelligence.  You can probably already tell what my problem is then.  

We have one of these at work.  Blaine F. or I usually start the day by attempting to make 2 or 3 pots of coffee without making a HUGE mess.  Sometimes we are successful.

  1. Make sure there is an empty pot on the bottom burner ready to receive hot coffee.
  2. Make sure basket contains filter and coffee and is inserted in the track above the pot on bottom burner.  (seems simple doesn't it?)
  3. Pour the right amount of cold water in to the hole on top of the machine. (Did I mention the machine sits on top of an old computer cabinet)
  4. WAIT for coffee to fully drain into the pot.  
Failure to do any of the above will result in about 12 gallons of hot (did I mention hot?) coffee spraying, pouring, and running all over the cabinet, refrigerator, floor, and possibly down the stairs to the basement, not to mention assorted body parts and clothing.  Luckily this sort of mistake only happens 2 or 3 times a week.  My usual reaction is to stand there with jaw hanging while I wonder "What is the matter with the machine?  It isn't supposed to do THAT"  Just long enough for the coffee to drench the area.   I only use this machine about 220 days a year (metric conversion table available on request)  I hope to get the hang of it sometime in the next 5 years.
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Bunn Coffee pot
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