In the late 1990s, the advent of single-service coffee makers and brewing devices addressed a coffee drinker issue who appeared to brew more than they could drink. Setting the extra coffee on the heating pad allows the coffee to taste burnt after a while leaving you with just two choices: either throw away the coffee or drink it with your eyes closed, as nothing matches the taste of freshly brewed coffee! check out the post right here for more details.
Coffee drinkers greeted the industry launch of one-cup coffee makers with anticipation, as they can now indulge their favorite drink one fresh cup after another!
Single-cup coffee makers have grown into more than just a small drip coffee machine today, more than 10 years since their initial consumer launch. You now have a wider selection of one-cup items from well-known brands with their own models of coffee makers which can produce one-cup or two-cup coffee or tea servings at a time.
Two styles of single-serving coffee makers generally exist: the drip maker method, those that use pellets, and single-serving coffee brewing systems. A water reservoir, a boiler or furnace, and a patented coffee-and-filter system all have specific properties.
Until buying a single cup maker for your home or office, one really important question you will ask yourself is whether you’re prepared to be limited in your choice of coffee to drink. Leading producers of single cup coffee makers including Keurig, Senseo, and Tassimo allow you to use specially prepared and packed coffee exclusively for their respective devices. If the supplier of your preference single serve coffee maker carries your coffee brand(s), well and good otherwise you need to decide on another form of one-cup brewer.
One-Cup Drip Coffee Makers If you are on the lookout for single-cup drip coffee makers, be sure to check the following before you buy the unit: Does it use replaceable paper filters or a permanent filter?
Can it serve coffee in a regular sized mug?
Is a larger cup customizable, or does it come with a warm travel mug?
Can you make two or more cups right after each other?
Were they programmable?
Black & Decker’s DCM18S Brew and Go Personal Coffeemaker brews coffee directly into the 15-ounce, accompanying stainless steel dishwasher-safe travel mug which is tapered to match most vehicle cup holders. It uses a permanent filter system and has a one-year warranty auto-shut-off option.
Coffee Pod Systems
Some one-cup makers use coffee pods – all-in-one coffee and filter arrangement that resemble an oversized tea bag – that come in single serving, double serving and espresso pod configurations. On the other hand, high-end pod systems include coffee baskets to fit each of the three sizes that allows you to use your single serve product with a wide selection of coffees. Although you can make your own personal pod, it is time consuming and a hit-or-miss proposition; it is better to check if your favorite coffee is available in pods before buying one.
The Melitta MES2R One is a one-cup product that uses the pod system. It brews one cup at a time directly into either a 5-ounce or 8-ounce a mug and has a 28-ounce metered water tank that allows you to make 5 consecutive servings without refilling. The system’s 2.2 bar steam pump will always give you rich, full-bodied fresh coffee.
Single-Cup Coffee Brewing Systems
This type of single serve coffee makers uses a proprietary ‘mini-brewer’ in their coffee machines. All you have to do is put in the pre-packed pre-measured coffee cups or discs into the maker, press and button and wait until your coffee is ready. The cup/disc contains both the coffee and the filter. When the machine has finished brewing, you simply remove the spent brewer and throw it in the trash. The nice feature of this system is the coffee does not touch any part of the machine, allowing you to brew multiple cups of coffee in various flavors and roasts.