Sometimes smaller is better when it comes to coffeemakers. Offering one-cup-at-a-time convenience, single-serve coffeemakers brew fresh, great-tasting coffee while delivering foolproof performance and exceptional versatility. Whether brewing a cup before heading to the office or brewing a cup of flavored or decaf to serve to a guest (okay, me) after dinner, single-serve coffeemakers make it possible to accommodate individual preferences.
My husband bought me this Keurig Special Edition for Christmas and I am loving it! This single-serve coffeemaker is designed for use with pre-filled coffee containers, making it possible to quickly brew a fresh cup of gourmet coffee or tea without any mess or hassle. Simply add water to the one-cup brewer, insert the container of pre-measured coffee, place a cup under the spout, and it takes care of the rest. The coffee brewer will perforate the sealed container, soak all the ground coffee to optimally filter the coffee, and dispense the fresh brew directly into the cup below. When finished, simply discard the used coffee container, and the machine’s ready for the next cycle – without any transfer of flavor from one cup to the next.
- 1500-watt single-cup brewing system for gourmet coffee, tea, or cocoa
- Uses patented K-Cups (buy these at Amazon.com, save big money!); no messy grinding or clean up
- Removable 48-ounce water reservoir; removable drip tray
- 3 brew-size options; 2-hour automatic shut-off; descale indicator
So far my favorite flavor has been Caribou Coffee’s Caribou Blend – what used to cost me $3 or $4 and a drive across town now costs about 40 cents and a walk into the kitchen – but I still have a lot of different flavors to try. I’m sure a lot of people will say that the machine and the K-Cups are too expensive, but if you’re like me and you love coffee to the point of spending a few dollars a day at Caribou or Starbucks, then the cost savings with the Keurig make a lot of sense. And when you consider that the Keurig also offers a “My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter” – allowing you to use your own ground coffee in a Keurig brewer – well then, there’s really no argument at all!
Of course, for my husband’s thermos I will still brew a traditional pot of Folgers. Ten cups in ten minutes is one thing these single-servers aren’t meant to do. But for my two or three cups throughout the day, the Keurig is king!