Single serve coffee makers are the only thing separating us from the animals. Well, at least from having to clean the sludge out of a half-full pot of coffee after we’ve already had our cup. Same thing, really.
But not all single serve coffee makers are created equal. Some are simple, no frills machines that with a push of a button deliver your cup. And then some are capable of whipping up single servings of espresso, cappuccino, hot cocoa and anything else your fancy ass might desire. But whatever your needs, whatever your budget, you’ll find what you’re looking for here with one of these, the 15 best single serve coffee makers.
Keurig, with its famous K-Cups, has become virtually synonymous with single serve coffee makers so let’s just start there, shall we? This programmable model is their most popular, not to mention one of its most affordable. There’s probably some correlation there, yeah? But it’s not just the price, as it brews multiple sizes depending on whether you need just a quick 6oz strong hitter to start your day or a smoother 10oz. Or perhaps something in between? Yeah, the K55 can do that for you too.
Like its slightly more affordable cousin, the K55, the K250 is fully programmable and brews multiple serving sizes. But, it’s also capable of brewing an entire carafe of K-Cups, which makes it essentially a two-in-one coffee maker. Brew a single cup or an entire carafe depending on your needs.
And finally, we end our home Keurig journey with the K475, which offers all the features of the K250, but adds a larger water reservoir, which means you can brew more cups without having to constantly refill. It also has a temperature control feature and a strength-control setting, which allows you to control how strong you want your coffee to be. Really, your Keurig choice all depends on how much – or how little – you need.
Of course, if all you want and need is to push a button and fill a travel mug without any frills, then this is perfect for you. One size, one temperature and let’s go!
This is a great alternative to a Keurig, giving you many of the same features – multiple brewing sizes, auto-shutoff – at a comparable price. So why choose the Mixpresso? Well, it actually has a higher rating and better reviews than the Keurig. The Keurig name promises quality, but so does the experience of hundreds of Amazon customers.
Programmable, this lets you brew up to five different sizes, and also features a hot water button designed to work perfectly with instant coffee, tea, hot cocoa or even soup. Yes, your coffeemaker can make you soup. We truly live in a blessed age.
That’s right, this coffee maker is a two-in-one, with a single serve and full-pot side by side. Of course, it lacks the features of other fancier dedicated single-serve machines, but if you need to brew a full pot but also just want a quick grab ‘n go travel mug single serve then this is perfect for you.
Simple, travel-mug sized, affordable, and with that BLACK+DECKER name. What more do you need to know?
This coffee maker splits the difference between the big programmable machines and the simple travel-mug sized boys. The Aicok brews a single size without all the fuss, but it does so at a standard coffee cup size. This is a great machine for someone who just wants a single cup as they lounge on a long weekend morning.
It says it right in the name: it’s a single serve coffee maker designed for use on the jobsite. That means it’s rugged, weather resistant, and capable of brewing a cup in 70 seconds. This is the solution for bros who work outdoors for a living. Hell, get your bros together, everyone pitch a few dollars in and you can have this at your jobsite in days.
This isn’t just a single serve coffee maker. No, it’s a full-on single serve coffee bar. That’s because thanks to its built-in frother, it’s capable of making a variety of caffeinated beverages, both hot and cold. And it can do it in four different sizes.
You know things are getting fancy when the names are in Italian, and sure enough, this single-serve coffeemaker is designed to not only brew your coffee, but also your espresso. You don’t even need to adjust anything because the machine automatically reads a bar-code on the pod and adjusts the sizing automatically. This is an elite machine for elite bros.
This will brew a single standard-sized coffee cup for you. That’s it. No frills, no travel mugs included. Just a simple single-cup brewer trying to make it in this world. Just like you. It’s also cheap as hell. Again, just like you. Wait…
There’s that Italian again. This machine makes coffee, espresso and cappuccino. Capable of brewing both hot and cold beverages, it’s customizable and programmable depending on your needs. It’s a lot like that Ninja Coffee Bar, only Italian and therefore, well… Italian. No, I’m not sure what I mean by that either, but it means something, right? Seriously, this is a good machine. You should buy it.
And we end where we began, with the Keurig. This model is designed to be used in an office, which means that it’s capable of brewing almost 20 cups without having to refill the water reservoir. That’s over twice as much as any of their home models. It’s heavy-duty, programmable, and has an easy touch-screen interface. This is a perfect accessory for any office, for large families, people with roommates, or for anyone who wants the best of the best.
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