For those who prefer a Single Coffee Cup Maker
You can make an instant brew, percolate it, make it in an espresso, boil it and even steep it.
For this review I have honed in on a fairly new kid on the block; a coffee by the cup maker that uses pre measured sachets or pods instead of hand loaded grinds.
There are a few quality players in this niche market, and all take advantage of the pod methods flexibility, that is the users ability to choose from a pretty vast array of pod coffee varieties. Everything from Arabica espresso to a flavored blend infused with hints of vanilla or hazelnut. Yum!
Out of these coffee by the cup makers, I finally chose the Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer.
It has a robust housing, a quality boiler, and easy to clean design. It has also proved itself as a top seller on Amazon. At just over $100 it packs a LOT of bang for your buck.
You switch it on and quite quickly it is up to temperature, you add in a coffee pod of your choosing, and off it goes making you a cup of quality professional standard coffee, right there on your kitchen or office bench.
Here are some of its main features:
- Always ready; brews in under 1 minute
- Choice of 2 cup sizes
- Removable 48 ounce water reservoir
- Perfect for coffee, tea, or hot cocoa
If you are brewing coffee, tea of cocoa for friends, simply repeat the easy process - perhaps with another variety, (including De-Caf), and you're all set.
As I mentioned above, the Keurig range of Gourmet Brewing Systems have proven a hit on Amazon. Here are just a few of the comments happy buyers have left for these products:
"The Keurig makes excellent, well flavored coffee... in a snap! It tastes just as good as a brewed cup with a traditional coffee maker, it does NOT taste like it came from a vending machine."
"I have been using the Keurig B-60 for over 7 months now and have been very impressed with it. It heats up very quickly, and the auto shut-off feature allows you to have your machine shut down after 2 hours of inactivity."
"After several years of laboring over our home coffee machine for mediocre coffee, or waiting in line to spend $$$$ at our local coffeehouse, my husband and I began to consider coffee as just an occasional treat. However, I gave the Keurig to my husband as a gift, and not a single day has gone by that we have not enjoyed it! It is so easy"
Well, certainly some satisfied coffee brewers there!
I have a suggestion to go with your single cup coffee machine. An elegant practical carousel stand to hold your coffee pods. A picture is better than a thousand words, so have a look at it just here.
- Holds 30 K-Cups
- Has a Lazy Susan Base for easy rotation
- is 13" High x 7" Wide, very handy to save valuable bench space.
At under $25, it makes a perfect companion to your Keurig single coffee cup maker. Again it has received wide praise on Amazon from happy purchasers:
"If you own a Keurig..you need this holder! If you are doing your research on which is the best K-cup holder, stop now and buy this! It is very sturdy and compact!"
"My husband and I love this holder! When we first got our keurig we had a bunch of different varieties and we were able to load this thing up so that we could easily
browse. Now we have our favorites and it is so nice to be able to keep it out on the counter without having to take up counter space with the boxes of k-cups."
"The Keurig tower is a very contemporary looking holder that compliments any Keurig"
Happy brewing out there!