Best Single Serve Coffee Maker

By on 2014
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The right ratio of coffee grounds to water is difficult to achieve when you’re just making a cup for yourself. By choosing the best single-serve coffee maker, you’ll be spared of that awful over-watered or worse, extremely bitter and strong morning coffee. Even if you’re drinking multiple cups, brewing fresh every time will give you a better and richer drinking experience than sipping on that stale, overheated coffee you left on the machine.

How will you know which single-serve coffee maker is best? You start by knowing yourself. Yes, very zen-like indeed. But knowing your own coffee preferences will help you find the perfect features that match your drinking habits. Do you enjoy your coffee with breakfast or drink it on the go? Do you need space for larger cups? Are you a dedicated coffee drinker or do you need a machine that also brews tea?

The best single serve coffee maker is one that fits your needs, and of course, one that brews that blissful aromatic cup. With trusted brands such as Bunn-O-Matic, Keurig, and Hamilton Beach, you can be sure of the latter–you just have to figure out the former.
 

The Bunn-O-Matic MCU My Cafe Single-Cup Brewer

The Bunn-O-Matic MCU My Cafe Single-Cup Brewer

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

The Bunn-O-Matic MCU My Cafe Single-Cup Brewer is the only machine you need to add a little variety to that quick morning fix. Not a dedicated coffee drinker? No problem. This is not just a single-serve coffee maker: aside from coffee grounds, the Bunn-O-Matic My Cafe is compatible with K-Cups, soft coffee and tea pods, tea bags, loose tea, oatmeal, and more.

The My Cafe is able to do this by having four separate drawers in one body. It has a cup drawer for those K-Cup cartridges, a ground coffee drawer, a pod drawer for soft coffee and tea pods, and a hot water drawer for powdered coffee, oatmeal, instant choco, and more. This is the best single-serve brewer for people who need the power to choose. And with a flexible serving size–the My Cafe allows for 4 to 14-ounce cups–you can get how much you want of what you want.
 

Keurig K-Cup Home Single Server Brewer

Keurig K-Cup Home Single Server Brewer

4 Stars (4 / 5)

The Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer is the most convenient way to get your daily dose of caffeine. Just insert the K-Cup, push a button, and voila. No need to grind beans before or clean up after.  And with over 200 K-Cup gourmet beverages available (including tea, hot cocoa, and other specialty beverages), this single-serve coffee maker sure beats laboring over a complicated espresso machine and mixing your own recipe.

For people on the go or for those who just want to avoid all that hassle and effort of making a cuppa, the Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer is the best single-serve coffee maker. Its water reservoir holds up to 48 ounces, good for up to eight cups. And if you somehow make a mess, this single-serve brewer’s parts are easy to remove and clean. Who knew making gourmet drinks could be easier than mixing up an instant coffee?
 

Hamilton Beach Best Single Serve Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach Best Single Serve Coffee Maker

4 Stars (4 / 5)

Hamilton Beach’s The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker only needs three steps in order to make a good cup of coffee. This single-serve brewer has an ingeniously designed steel mesh scoop, which already acts as a filter–no need for messy paper filters. So all you need to do is scoop, place, and brew. It really is that simple.

The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker has an adjustable stand, enabling you to fit small cups as well as 14-oz travel mugs. It also brews quickly: a 14-oz mug will be filled in under two and a half minutes. Cleanup is also easy, as the parts of this single-serve brewer are dishwasher safe. For such a simple yet innovative design, The Scoop even received the 2012 Good Housekeeping Very Innovative  Product Award. Hamilton Beach’s The Scoop proves that you don’t need a complicated machine to have good coffee.
 

Keurig K75 Platinum Single Serve Brewing System

Keurig K75 Platinum Single Serve Brewing System

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

When a good coffee brewer simply isn’t good enough, you have to look for the best. The Keurig K75 Platinum Brewing System is definitely a contender for that title. This single-serve coffee maker uses K-Cups–no need for that messy grind and paper filters. Just insert the K-Cup cartridge in the K75, push a few buttons, and you’re good to go. Convenient and hassle-free is just how one should experience coffee.

But where the Keurig K75 Platinum Brewing System really excels is in the amount of control and choices it gives you. It has 5 brew-size options. It allows you to adjust the temperature. It has a programmable on/off system. And best of all, you get to choose from over 200 different K-Cup gourmet drinks. Not even your favorite coffee shop can give you that much control over your cup.
 

Conclusion

 
Single cup coffee makers make coffee making very convenient and easy to obtain a consistent flavor of your choise. At the same time the use of these coffee makers is often limited. Our choise for the best single serve maker goes to the BUNN MCU My-Cafe Coffee Machine. The machine offers more versatility than many of its competitors while being able to match the taste and ease of use of the coffee making.
 


 
Need more than a one cup coffee maker? Read our comparison of the best 4 cup coffee makers.