A coffee maker which only makes one cup at a time saves time, money, and waste. It’s ideal for brewing a cup of coffee to go, for student apartments, and for those who only drink one or two cups of coffee a day. It is easy to find the perfect single serve coffee maker, too, because several manufacturers offer high-quality brewers. The key to choosing the ideal coffee maker is to decide what size you need, what you want to use it for, and what your budget is. The following list of popular brewers provides an idea of what you can expect to find when you comparison shop:
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
For those just want something simple that makes their morning espresso, the Aeropress is a good choice. It costs about $20.00 and can be used for either American-style coffee or espresso. It is ideal for making lattes and cappuccinos. The AeroPress offers lower acid levels than conventional brewers due to its lower temperature and short brew time.
Keurig Mini Plus Brewer
If you want a stylish, full featured single serve coffee maker which can brew a fresh cup of coffee in two minutes, the Mini Plus Brewer is a good choice. It’s affordably priced at about $100.00, small enough to pack up for vacations or use in dorm rooms, and comes in a choice of attractive colors.
Keurig Special Edition Single-Cup
At a cost of around $140.00 the Keuring Special Edition single serve coffee maker offers a blue backlit LCD display and water reservoir. It has three brew sizes: 5.25-oz, 7.25-oz, and 9.25-oz (for a travel mug). It is programmable and has a digital clock. A box of k-cups is also included.
Nespresso C100 Espresso Machine, Essenza Single Serve
The Nespresso is a 1200-watt automatic single-serve espresso machine which offers a host of elegant features. It’s ThermoBlock heating system and electronic temperature regulation ensure perfect espresso every time. Its capsules eject semi-automatically and 12 capsules are included. It comes with a one-year limited warranty and sells for around $250.00.
There are high-quality coffee and espresso makers available in a wide variety of styles, colors and prices. Whether you want a simple budget model or a top-of-the line single serve coffee maker, it is easy to find the ideal brewer for your taste.