A 1 Cup Coffee Maker is perfect for personal use, a small office, dorm room, or anywhere you only have one or two coffee drinkers. They can be purchased for anywhere from $10 on up to as much as $150 or more. They come in a variety of forms, such as the regular drip coffee maker, vacuum brewer, Tassimo T-disc, Keurig K-cup, Sensio pod maker, coffee pod brewers, percolators, and even manual brewers such as the aeropress. Almost all of them are very simple to operate, not many bells and whistles.
But just because they are simple, doesn't mean they can't make a mean cup of coffee. Take for instance a Keurig brewer. They have dozens of brands and blend you can use. Plus, you can also make hot chocolate, teas, cappuccino, lattes, and much more with them.
Being that you are only making one cup at a time, you will also quickly notice that they brew quite quickly. Well, most of them anyway. It does take a little longer with one like the Aeropress, but that is the exception.
There are a number of 1 cup coffee makers available in the market, and choosing one is easy. Just decide what features you want, and pick that one. For instance, do you want a coffee pod type such as a Keurig or Senseo? Or something more basic such as a drip or manual coffee maker? To help you choose, here is a list of the most commonly found coffee makers available today.
Coffee Pod Brewers – This type of one cup coffee maker is the least messy of all as it uses coffee pods rather than ground coffee. Coffee pods are layered with filter paper and are manufactured by various companies, making them readily available on the market. Another great aspect of coffee brewers and pods is that they are not limited to just one type of coffee maker, but are compatible with almost all manufacturers, meaning you can use a pod of any brand with almost all brands of coffee pod brewers.
K-Cup Brewers – These one cup coffee makers first introduced by Keurig is a convenient and easy way to make a cup of coffee. These coffee makers brew a fresh cup in no longer than a minute with the help of its innovative single serve unit. These are also preferred appliances for making tea and hot chocolate, but the downside to this type of 1 cup coffee maker is that you can only use K-cups for these brewers. K-Cup brewers are also more expensive than coffee pod brewers, but if you expect your coffee in less than a minute, there’s no better choice. You can decrease the cost of the k-cups significantly by using refillable k-cups, which are available in a wide variety of styles and price ranges.
T-Disc Brewers – Sometimes referred to as the Tassimo hot beverage system, T-Disc brewers offer a complete coffee solution with their ability to brew not only regular coffee, but also lattes, cappuccinos, teas and different blends of coffee. These high end appliances are completely automated and require minimum interaction, and are even able to measure the level of coffee for the brew. The drawback is that these 1 cup coffee makers are difficult to find, and the t-discs are sometimes also difficult to find at your local grocer or department store.
Coffee Capsule Brewers – This latest addition to the coffee community is seldom used because they can only be paired with specific coffee makers and models, making them not so versatile. These one cup coffee makers use a capsule, which is fitted with an aluminum or plastic bag filled with ground coffee, unlike the paper packages used in the K-Cup and T-Disc brewers.
Drip Coffee Makers - With these you just add coffee grounds of your favorite blend, add water, and turn on. Usually you have a cup in less than 60 seconds. Most of these brew directly into your coffee cup or travel mug. They are also less expensive than the previous listed brewers.
Percolators - These have been around forever. Many of your parents and grandparents have used these. They fell out of favor for many, many years, but are making a comeback of late. You can make coffee and espresso in these types of coffee brewers. Unfortunately, these 1 cup coffee makers are difficult to find in one cup size.
This is not a complete list of 1 cup coffee makers, but it does give you an idea as to what is out there. Bottom line is that if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, then a 1 cup coffee maker is definitely worth exploring.
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