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The Best Single Serve Coffee Makers

By Edited Nov 21, 2016 1 0

It appears as if the world has caught onto the new trend of Single Serve Coffee Makers. These make one cup of coffee (or possibly tea) at a time rather than making an entire batch. Along with this, most of these new machines are quite easy to use and don't create big messes like other coffee makers. But let's be honest; there are so many to pick from out there, so how do you know which ones are the best? These are some of the best single serve coffee makers out there folks, pros and cons included.

1. Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewing System

Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewing System
Amazon Price: $488.95 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 21, 2016)

Pros:

  • This machine makes the perfect cup of coffee, tea, etc. in less than a minute at the simple touch of a button.
  • Its blue, backlit LCD screen displays a 24-hour digital clock, has the option to program on/off, and also allows you to adjust the brew temperature.
  • The attached water reservoir can hold up to 48 oz. of water.
  • It contains a dishwasher safe, removable drip tray.
  • Uses K-cups; no mess or hassle from grinding.
  • Has 3 Brew size options.
  • Has a reusable coffee filter that can be used with any type o ground coffee.

Cons:

  • It’s a bit on the pricier side compared to some other machines.
  • The price of K-cups is quite high, especially if you use a lot of them often.
  • Might be considered "bulky" to some.

 

2. Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine (Black)

Senseo 7810 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine, Black
Amazon Price: $274.99 Buy Now
(price as of Nov 21, 2016)

Pros:

  • Is able to brew up to 8 oz. in less than a minute.
  • Works with pre-measured coffee pods that come in various flavors.
  • Contains simple push-buttons for size selection and power.
  • No messy grinding required.
  • Dishwasher safe parts.
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • You can get a pack of about 18 pods for only $4.75-$5.25, which is lower than most other single serve coffee machines.

Cons:

  • Pods can still be considered pricey for some people.
  • Less variety of pods than other kinds of coffee machines (like the Keurig).
  • Many complain it takes 2 pods in order to brew an 8 oz. cup; this can be considered expensive.
  • Some customers have reported a “plastic-y” taste from the machine.

3. Bosch TAS4513UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Glamour Red

Bosch TAS4513UC Tassimo; Best Single Serve Coffee Maker
Credit: Bosch

Pros:

  • Brews drinks at the touch of a button in less than a minute.
  • Patented T-Disc system with barcode technology.
  • Beverages pour directly from T-Disk into cup; no measuring is required and does not make a mess.
  • Customizable Size and Strength of Brew.
  • Able to increase portion size.
  • Decent job of making lattes (ie. steaming milk).
  • Great drink quality.
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty


Cons:

  • Hard to fit a tall travel mug under the machine.
  • T-Discs are relatively expensive.
  • The Gevalia blend coffee that comes with may not be favored among everyone.
  • Not a large variety of T-Discs at local stores.
  • Brewing appears to take longer than expected.

 

So there you have it; the best single serve coffee makers out there on the market. They all have their pros and cons, however it's now up to personal preference to pick between them. Happy single serving!

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