Re:Coffee Recommendation For Bunn Coffee makers
DawnT, you have lots of knowledge in this area, so I don't know if I can be of help, but I bought a Bunn VP17 because I also wanted restaurant-quality coffee at home. All taste buds differ, of course, but there are three coffees I particulary like and often rotate so I won't get bored: Tchibo, Farmer Brothers, and Dunkin' Donuts. All of them have a variety of roasts available, and I know Farmer Bros. is available in whole bean, can, and restaurant packs. I think it's a great restaurant coffee and particularly like their Gourmet Medium Roast.
Tchibo is a German coffee of superb quality (again with a variety of roasts). I enjoy Tchibo Exclusive Mild, which comes vacuum packed in a relatively fine grind. It brews up superbly in the Bunn and receives unsolicited raves every time it's served. To me, it tastes as close to percolated as you can get from an automatic drip. There is also Tchibo Exclusive, Tchibo Gold, etc., all with rich flavor and wonderful aroma. I've given each of these as gifts, too, with enthusiastic response.
Based on Sundancer's recommendation, I plan to try Mello Joy soon.