For many, a morning cup of coffee is an important ritual that they couldn’t go without. That first cup of coffee can set the tone for the rest of the day. A single serve coffee machine is a useful addition to any coffee lover’s kitchen. Finding a coffee machine that is reliable, easy to use and clean that also makes good coffee is very important. We set out to do the research to find the top five single use coffee machines to make that morning coffee great.
5. Aicok Single Serve K-cup Coffee Maker
This super compact K-Cup machine in black will not take up very much space on the kitchen bench. It is made of plastic and is light and would be ideal for travel, the office, dorm rooms or other small spaces.
With a one touch button control and energy saving automatic switch off, this machine is very easy to use. Coffee is brewed in one to three minutes. With a cool touch exterior, even though the water is boiling on the inside, it is safe for small hands on the outside. The lock lid stops liquid from overflowing.
The removable drip tray means that you can fill large travel mugs easily. The large removable water reservoir holds 12-ounces of water. This means that you can brew more cups of coffee between having to refill.
The machine comes with a two year warranty, which is longer than many coffee machine warranties.
- BPA free
- Ideal for travel
- Compact design
- 2 year warranty
- Energy saving
- Only one size setting
- Larger cups will not fit
4. Cuisinart SS-780 Single Serve Coffee Brewing System
Very attractive and modern looking this coffee machine would stand out as a feature in any kitchen. Made of sleek metal with a forward facing digital display featuring a clock as well as the coffee machine program.
The machine can be programmed to make coffee, so you can have a cup of coffee waiting for you each morning when you wake up. You can also set the temperature, which is handy as not everybody like their coffee scolding hot.
The machine comes with the option of buying reusable K-Cup filters for the environmentally conscious and a reusable filter for brewing your own coffee. The button rinse system flushes the machine clean with one press. The charcoal water filter removes chlorine from the water for safer drinking.
The machine has a large 80-ounce water reservoir which means less refills. Coffee settings come from 4-12-ounce in size.
- Three year warranty
- Attractive and well built
- Digital display
- Programming option
- Long pour time
- Replacement filters every three months
3. Keurig K15 Single Serve Compact K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
Perfect for travel, the office, your dorm or your kitchen at home, this coffee maker is compact and light and comes in black, red, jade, rhubarb and true blue so they will brighten up any space or blend in with your existing decor. Handy cord storage in case you do want to take it traveling.
The machine has no water reservoir, you just add the water you want each time you make a cup of coffee. Making coffee is easy with easy one touch button controls. K-Cup coffee is brewed in 6, 8 and 10-ounce sizes in under ten minutes for you drinking pleasure. Indicator lights to show you through each step.
The machine accepts K-Cup pods from all leading coffee makers, ensuring coffee drinkers will never tire for variety. With an automatic off switch after 90 seconds of inactivity, it doesn’t matter if you forget to turn the machine off when you leave the house.
Removable drip tray to allow easy cleaning and no spills. Easy to clean and has a button to allow you to drain the water into the drip tray if it has been sitting in the machine for too long.
- Range of colors
- Accepts all K-Cups
- Energy saving
- Compatible with reusable filters
- Comes with a recipe book
- Single cup water storage
- 10-ounces is maximum coffee brew
2. Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
With kitchen bench space at a premium, this compact coffee machine is sleek and attractive in its design. It comes in black, blue, white, or red so you can coordinate it with the decor of your kitchen. The coffee maker comes with 4 K-Cups and 2 coffee filters so you don’t have to wait to start brewing delicious coffee.
Simple touch button controls make this coffee maker easy to operate. At the simple press of the button, your coffee is dispensed in less than a minute. There are three cup settings to choose from all with the simple touch of a button. For large travel mugs, simply remove the drip tray. With an automatic off switch, it doesn’t matter if you forget to turn the machine off when you leave the house.
Holding 48-ounces, the machine’s large water reservoir, means that you can brew up to six cups of coffee without having to refill. The machine accepts K-Cup pods from all leading coffee makers ensuring coffee drinkers will never tire for variety.
The machine is very easy to clean, simply wipe down the exterior with warm soapy water as part of your normal washing up. The drip tray can hold 8 -ounces of water and once it filled can be washed with warm soapy water. All parts of the K-Cup holder can be easily disassembled and placed in the dishwasher.
- Value for money
- K-Cup reusable filter compatibility
- Easy button controls
- Energy saving
- Three different size settings
- Hot water only in lock position
- Colors often sell out
- A bit noisy
1. AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker with 15 oz. Travel Mug
This ultra portable, take anywhere coffee machine is economical, light and easy to use. The environmentally friendly design means that you never need to buy coffee filters or K-Cups again as everything except the coffee grounds and the water are right here.
Made with a permanent filter and from durable, insulated plastic, this coffee maker has a universal design where most coffee cups will fit. It also comes with its own coffee cup, this coffee maker has everything those who like coffee on the run need. The coffee brews directly into the coffee travel mug, which holds 15-ounces. Once the coffee has finished brewing, the machine automatically switching off, saving energy and the environment.
With this coffee maker all you need is a power point and somewhere to rest it. Simply plug it in, fill it will coffee grounds and water and the coffee will brew. The travel mug has an easy grip handle for comfort when holding and conveniently fits into most car cup holders.
The coffee maker is easy to to take apart and clean. All components can be rinsed and placed in the the dishwasher or washed by hand.
- Made from durable plastic
- Environmentally friendly
- No mess
- Slow brewing time
- K-Cup lovers won’t like