single serve coffee maker
Finding The Perfect 1 Cup Coffee Maker For Your Home
A 1 cup coffee maker could be one of the wisest choices you make today. Why? Well for starters it is fast, easy, and convenient. Another reason these coffe makers are so popular is the variety of flavored coffees that are now available for you to choose from. The reason that I bought mine was the fact that I was wasting soo much coffee everyday. I would make a full pot in the morning and end up pouring at least 1/3 of the pot down the drain. Now, even when I have company, we can all have our preferred flavor of coffee in minutes. Joe likes his black, Sue likes her coffee flavored. No problem. We all get what we want without the mess and we don’t pour any money- I mean coffee down the drain.
Benefits Of Single Serve Coffee
Some of the top brand names available are Bosch, Keurig, Black and Decker, Cuisinart, and Tassimo. Most of these manufacturers offer many models and a wide price range. Some lower end 1 cup coffee makers are arond $20. The very high end single serve coffee maker will run anywhere from $139-$194. You should be able to find one to meet your needs and your budget. As of this writing, there are currently 28 models at 25% off and 5 models offering a 50% discount for a limited time. There are also several pre-owned coffee makers for a fraction of the price.
Be sure to check on the warranty on the model you choose. Most manufacturers have a pretty solid warranty but it may be a good idea to call them up and ask questions before you purchase. That way you know if you will get a prompt reply and a real person if you ever encounter problems with your 1 cup coffee maker.
Keep in mind that a 1 cup coffee maker may not be the right choice for you. There are several factors you should consider before purchasing a 1 cup coffee maker. How much coffee do you drink in a day? Do you like the fact that you can choose from a variety of flavored coffees? Maybe you want or need a regular pot and a 1 cup coffee maker. Do your research and check some of the reviews here from people who have bought and used single cup coffee makers. Thanks for stopping by and I hope we have been helpful in your search for the perfect cup of coffee.
This is an absolutely great buy. Been using this product every day, between 4 and 8 times daily, for over 4 months now. The results have been perfect. We use it mostly for ground coffee, but the K cups, tea brewer, and hot water function work great too. Remember to run 14 oz of clear vinegar through it periodically to maintain and clean and ensure the rubber seal is on correctly. You will need a took pick or other small device to assist with getting the seal back on.
I was hesitant to spend so much for this machine at first but was won over by this machine’s versatility and a friend’s loyalty to Bunn. The MCU is worth every penny! I get a perfect huge cup of coffee in my travel mug before I leave for work each day. I also use it for loose teas, tea bags, and k-cups – and once again, perfect every time!
I’m a coffee geek. I have had a Keurig for 3 years and unlike (most) others I’ve never had an issue with mine even with the high level of use. Over the last year though I’ve found that I just can’t get a GREAT tasting coffee out of any of the K-Cups, not bad for a quicky, but not great. Over this time I switched to a manual pourover brewing method and have simply loved the quality of coffee out of the process. The only downfall of course is time, it does take a while to boil the water, etc, etc. So I started looking for a new single cup solution recently and found this little gem at Lowes. I was so excited to find that Bunn was making something like this that I paid full sticker price! (I would usually wait for a sale.)
The brewer itself is smaller than my Keurig which is awesome and it looks fantastic on the counter as well. As everyone has stated, yes, it has a very “plasticy” taste initially; but this is easily remedied by a couple brew cycles of white vinegar. Some people seem to have an issue with the lack of a water tank and going so far as to use a dedicated measuring cup and all that. I’m fairly used to Bunns so the concept of what goes in comes out is not foreign to me. If you put water in your mug or cup to the level of coffee you want, then pour that water into the machine, that is the exact amount you will get out. Easy. So far, I’ve used all four of the baskets that come with it and only had one problem, that to be fair wasn’t the machines fault anyway. I had purchased a box of K-cups from Aldi just to try them out (the coffee isn’t very good) and I thought to use them while experimenting with the machine so I didn’t waste any of my preferred cups. The machine’s water got so hot that the fused area around the foil lid melted and grounds went everywhere. I thought I might have had a bad K-cup so I tried another with the same results. I then, and have since, tried many more commercial brand K-cups (Caribou, Tully’s, etc) and haven’t had a problem in the world. Reviewers have stated that the ground coffee tray is messy to clean up, which it is, but I generally rinse mine in the sink anyway so I haven’t found it to be a problem. C’mon, if you really love coffee you shouldn’t whine when you get a little on your hands right?!?! I’ve made several cups of tea for my wife as well. If you’ll use the pod/tea bag basket to brew it, then take the bag out and let it steep in the cup for a couple more minutes, it is perfect! I’ve also used the flow through basket to make oatmeal a couple mornings, great temperature for that as well.
Anyway, bottom line. Love the thing. It absolutely won’t replace my pourover for when I want a REALLY well bloomed, perfectly controllable cup; but for the 90% of the time when I don’t have time to go through the process it is fantastic!
The compactness of the machine was nice and everything work correctly. However, I was unable to make good coffee. It tasted like plastic and I could never make the coffee strong enough. The unit was returned for a refund.
Had owned the Cuisinart for over a year and loved it except it was constantly having pump issues and we had to constantly run vinegar through it to clean it out. We ended up running Distilled water through the coffee maker and still had issues. So finally gave up and bought the Bunn. What a revelation, first it has multiple coffee holders so you can make K cups or use the unit that takes ground loose coffee or use the piece that just runs water through it for tea. Or you can use the pod holder. This has saved us a ton of money as the Kcups are uber expensive and using loose coffee is very inexpensive and better for the environment. We now save the coffee grounds and use it in our window plant pots. Makes very good coffee and while I thought we would miss the large side water tank we honestly have not. The water is hotter on the Bunn I think it makes the coffee better. Whatever reason the Bunn makes better coffee than the Cuisinart in our opinion and that is everyone in the house. PS bought the Pod Maker from Amazon and it to works really well so if we want fast coffee we make some pods up beforehand so we can use them in the morning rush to get out of the house. Rarely use the Kcups at all and have saved a lot of money and now can buy any type of coffee we want. We all love the New Mexico Pinion Coffee from Trader Joe and it does not come in a Kcup that we could find.