Dear Dr. Brew,I spoke with your technical support department today about your MCP and AutoPod products and they were unable to answer my extraction related questions so they suggested I contact you since you are the firm's guru relating to there matters. Specifically, I wanted to know why the brew times on these two pod based systems is so short - only about 30 seconds, how that can provide proper extraction, and if there is any way to lengthen their brew times. It is my understanding that coffee grounds need to be exposed to an appropriately hot water stream for several minutes (ie, 3 to 4 minutes) for proper extraction to occur. It would seem that 30 seconds is just not enough and that it should result in weak and under-extracted coffee. Technical support indicated to me that on the MCP, other than changing the brew volume and/or using the tea pulse brew button, there is no other adjustment to allow lengthening the brew time. On the AutoPod, they actually tried to manually set the programmable parameters as high as possible but when they timed the result they told me it was actually less than 30 seconds. Did they perhaps program the AutoPod incorrectly and would it be possible to program the AutoPod for longer brew times (and if so, approximately what would the maximum settings permit)? I've always liked Bunn products and I appreciate your input.
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