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Some Single Cup Coffee Makers: The Perfect Size

I am not going to lie  I am no coffee drinker .  I robably have had 5 cups in my whole life and I just turned 36.  But I am always trying to be on top of trends. I kept hearing about and seeing these one cup coffee makers (aka single cup coffee makers) and got more interested.   I guess they have become pretty popular among hard core coffee drinkers.

  I know the habits of coffee drinkers. My grandpa used to do 2 pots a day.  After all, who drinks any coffee to just one cup? . I figured that the fad would peeter out, like the pasta maker or something. 

 I was totally off base. Single cup coffee makers are growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. They are way more than a passing fancy for yuppies.  

 Below I highlighted some of the more popular brands with customer comments found online:

 Product 1– Keurig B30 Mini Brewers (available in black, red and white)

 

 

Single-serve brewing system for gourmet coffee or tea

  • Uses patented K-Cups; no messy grinding or clean up
  • Brews an 8-ounce cup at a time; ready in less than 3 minutes
  • 1-touch technology; variety pack of 10 K-Cups included
  • Measures 11-1/2 by 10 by 13-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

 User Comments–

5 stars

 

 

“Bottom line, quiet convenience in a small package makes this a winner.”

Comments from Customer BNPTTC, North Carolina USA on Amazon.com

 

 

5 stars

 

“The brew time of two minutes may sound like an eternity to some people – but it’s a lot faster than a trip to Starbucks when you’re busy at work. And it’s worth the time compared to awful free coffee the have in the kitchen.”

 

Comments from Customer J. San, Los Angeles, CA USA on Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

4 stars

 

“I think most negative reviews will be from people who plan on using this as their main K-cup brewer, and that’s a shame, because this most certainly is not meant for that job. Reasons why:

1) It has a long brew time (usually around 2 minutes for the 8 oz it holds) and has to be filled with water for each cup.
2) It has only one cup size (8 oz).
3) It has no adjustable temperature setting (but the default is perfectly fine at about 192 degrees).”

 

 

Comments from Customer Thomas Price, Decatur, GA USA on Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product 2 –Hamilton Beach 48465 Brewstation Summit Ultra 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

 

 

 

 

Product Description–Hamilton Beach 48465 Brewstation Summit Ultra 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

 

 

  • 12-cup programmable coffeemaker with insulated inner tank and no carafe
  • Dispensing bar for one-handed serving; keep-warm mode; auto shut-off
  • Bold, regular, iced-coffee, or small-batch brewing options; digital display
  • Removable water tank; water-level indicator; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Measures approximately 12 by 9 by 17 inches; 1-year limited warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

User Comments–

 

5 Stars

 

“We love the convenience of push-button dispensing and the reservoir seems to keep the coffee hot without making it taste bitter or burnt.”

 

Comments from Customer Andy E., Virginia, USA on Amazon.com

 

 

 

“The only improvement to be made: faster reheating of the coffee when turning it back on later in the day to reheat that morning’s coffee. Ah well, fresh-brewed tastes better anyway.”

 

Comments from Customer in State College, PA USA on Amazon.com

 

4 stars

 

“Yes, there are features that could be improved, but I have found that with all coffee brewers. What we like most is that we can brew 12 cups, let it sit all morning, and no burnt taste whatsoever.”

 

Comments from Customer Larryhat, Texas USA on Amazon.com

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