There are various types of 1 cup coffee makers, and single serve machines vary in their brew methods, features and designs. There are significant differences in price, depending on the type of single cup brewer and the brands. ranges.
Aside of the "regular" single cup coffee machines, there are the pods coffee makers that brew on pre-sealed coffee pods without the need to handle coffee ground and the mess associated with it. Read pod coffee maker reviews here.
And the french press coffee pots are yet another type of coffee maker, quite popular in many parts of the world, and there are single serve models. The french press coffee makers use filters/plungers that are pressed down to filter the coffee and they brew strong, rich-flavored coffee.
Single serve coffee brewers have mug holders and they brew directly into the coffee mugs. The lower-end single serve coffee makers are limited in the mug sizes that you can use with them.
These coffee makers vary drastically in price, as in features. Some machines have timers to pre-set the brewing time; you can set them to brew at the time when you get up in the morning, so you have a fresh cup of morning coffee ready when you get out of bed.
Keurig one cup coffee maker units are very popular. Some have the capacity to brew 8 and 10 ounce cups. The "B70 Platinum" high-end single cup coffee brewer can brew 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounce cups.
You can use dozens of different blends with these coffee machines, regular or gourmet coffee. The Keurig coffee makers use the patented K cups that are inserted in the K cup holder. They eliminate the mess caused by other coffee brewers.
(The Tassimo models brew specialty coffee drinks, including espresso, latte, cappuccino. They include "T-Disc" cups, whereas Keurig use the Kcups and are limited to just coffee, tea, and cocoa drinks.)
One advantage of Keurig coffee makers is that water reservoirs installed in the back of the machines can hold much more water than needed for a single serve coffee, so you don't have to refill after each cup. The reservoirs are removable and easy to clean.
Keurig single serve coffeemaker are sold for about $100, a bit less or more, depending on the model and the store where you buy from.
(Some Pod coffee makers may not produce the same high quality but are way more affordable, priced at below 20 dollars. See pod coffee maker for more info.)
An important thing to consider when buying the Keurig 1 cup coffe makers is the price of K-cups.
A single cup coffee maker is definitely a convenient machine as a home coffee maker or for office use, especially for those on the go or consuming smaller amounts of coffee.
Check out also:
One cup coffee maker - Keurig single serve coffee maker discussions and reviews
Pod Coffee Makers - general information.
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