Single cup coffee makers are the most sold coffee machines over the last decade. And not without good reason. They can be very convenient for households in which everyone prefers their own kind of coffee, or for someone that just needs one cup instead of a whole pot.
The cups, pods or capsules used in these machines come in a wide range of flavors and apart from making coffee they can usually also “brew” other hot beverages like teas, lattes or speciality coffees.
The single serve machine’s you can find below represent the ones that were rated the highest by users across the internet and then reviewed by us before they made the list.
1– Senseo 7810 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine
Awarded the ChefsBest award for best performing single-serve coffee appliance by independent professional chefs. Equipped with an integrated brewing system from Philips Electronics with high quality coffee pods from Sara Lee’s Douwe Egberts brand. Brews a sensational cup of fresh, gourmet coffee every time, at the touch of a button.
Product details: User Rating : (4.7 / 5)
- Single-serve coffee system that delivers a fresh, consistent cup of gourmet coffee in under a minute
- Works with pre-measured sealed coffee pods that come in a variety of flavors
- Sleek, modern design, available in five colors
- All removable parts are dishwasher-safe
Last seen price : $344.00 Check current price and more info at amazon
The Platinum Brewing System is Keurig’s flagship when it comes to single-cup brewing systems. It brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. Rated by consumers as one of the best single serve machines currently available.
Product details: User Rating : (4.5 / 5)
- Single-cup home brewing system for use with patented K-Cups
- 5 brew-size options, adjustable brew temperature, removable drip tray
- Blue backlit LCD One-touch control panel, fully programmable
- Removable 72-ounce water reservoir, dishwasher-safe parts
Last seen price : $179.99 Check current price at amazon
3– Bunn MCU single cup multi use home coffee brewer
The bunn mcu also known as the my cafe is a fairly unique single serve coffee brewer, Where most coffee makers limit you to one particular kind of pod to brew with, this machine gives you the ability to brew with loose tea, ground coffee, pods, tea bags, K-cups and soft pod units… all in one appliance. Read our full review here.
In short, this machine is an excellent choice for people who want to brew a consistently good cup of coffee, tea or other hot beverage for a very affordable price.
Product details: User Rating : (4.2 / 5)
- Brews K-Cups, ground coffee, soft coffee & tea pods, tea bags, and loose tea
- Coffee or tea in under a minute
- 4 to 14 ounce servings;
- Pulse Brew option to extract bolder flavor
Last seen price : $137.00 Check current price at Amazon
The list you can find below is put together based on user experiences of people who purchased and used their coffee maker for a minimum of 3 months and left a review or rating on Amazon.
Best user-rated, single cup coffee maker chart
|DeLonghi Silver Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System||Nespresso capsules||$371,00||(4.3 / 5)|
|Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Iced-Beverage Function||K-cups||$259.95||(4.3 / 5)|
|BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer||K-Cups, ground coffee, soft coffee & tea pods, tea bags, and loose tea||$137,00||(4.3 / 5)|
|Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG6-001 Single Serve Coffee Brewer Powered by Keurig Brewing Technology||K-cups||$79.00||(4.3 / 5)|
|Keurig Vue V1200 Brewing System||Keurig-Vue cups||$299.95||(4.3 / 5)|
|Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System (KUB31B)||K-cups||$135.00||(4.2 / 5)|
|Hamilton Beach 49981 Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel||Ground coffee||$59.00||(4.1 / 5)|
|Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker||Ground coffee||$82.89||(3.8 / 5)|
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What are the benefits of a single serve brewing system?
Some hate them and some love them, but there is no denying that a single serve machine holds some benefits over the conventional method of brewing coffee in a Multi cup brewing system.
Coffee at the push of a button
If you’re in a hurry, especially in the morning when you need to leave the house for work but still want to have a quick sip of fresh coffee, you simply pick a cup/pod or capsule, push a button and voila,.. a fresh cup of hot and delicious coffee within a minute.
Huge variety of flavors
The selection of cup, pods and capsules available is endless these days. This gives you the ability to try out different flavors. You can even experiment by mixing 2 or more flavors together and come up with your own speciality coffee. It’s also ideal for households in which everyone prefers to drink their own special flavor or brand.
Brewing only one cup at a time means that you’ll never be making more coffee than you will actually drink. This automatically implies that you’re going to be wasting less coffee and thus you will be saving money over brewing full pots.
Easier to clean
One-cup models are easier to clean than most drip style models. They usually consist out of fewer elements and generally produce coffee with less mess since there are no beans, powder or any other ingredients involved.
Your beverage is always fresh
The coffee or other beverage you’ll brew in a single serve machine will always be 100% fresh since you will be making it seconds prior to drinking it. Coffee from a regular multi cup coffee maker only tastes fresh for the first round of coffee you drink from it. Then it loses that freshness once it has been sitting in the carafe for a while. This is even more so the case for coffee that’s been sitting in a carafe on a hot plate. A hot plate is designed to keep your coffee warm but it will also burn your coffee once it been in contact with the hot plate for more than 60 minutes.
Keurig Platinum Brewing with K-cup System Demonstration