Single-Cup Coffeemakers Buying Guide

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Single-cup coffeemakers offer perfectly brewed coffee one cup at a time. With this type of machine, there are no hassles of grinding beans, deciding how much coffee or water to add, and cleaning up grounds. To make a cup, you simply choose a flavor, add water to the machine's reservoir, and press the size-selection button (if there is one) -- within a minute or two, your coffee is ready. Manufacturers offer as many as 200 flavors from 25 brands of hot or cold beverages to make in single-cup systems.

Types of Single-Cup Coffeemakers

Types of Single-Cup Coffeemakers

Most single-cup machines are designed to brew coffee, teas, hot chocolate, and other specialty beverages. If you're a latte lover or espresso sipper, be sure the single-cup coffeemaker brews these types of beverages.

Pod Brewers

Pod brewers use prefilled pods to brew a single cup of coffee or other hot beverage. Some machines allow for more than one pod to be used for stronger coffee.

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K-Cup Brewers

Made by Keurig, K-Cup capsules have the beverage flavor prepackaged in a plastic unit that fits into a holding basket in the machine. K-Cups are compatible with the Keurig system as well as other coffeemaker brands

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$99.99 $69.00

This is a compact personal coffee maker just for you. So when space and portability are important, choose the Keurig K15 coffee ma...ker. It brews six-ounce, eight-ounce and ten-ounce cups in under two minutes. read more


Say hello to the Keurig 2.0 K575 brewing system, the first to feature a new brewing technology, designed to read the lid of each K...-cup or K-carafe pack to brew the perfect beverage every time. Not your average coffeemaker, the K575 brewer allows you to brew a 4-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single cup, all with the touch of a button. Packed with great features, the brewer includes an extra-large 80-ounce illuminated water reservoir with easy-fill, flip-top lid; large color touch display; customizable water reservoir nightlight; programmable clock; auto brew option; hot water on-demand function; and a strength control setting for bolder brews. There's even a separate setting for hot cocoa, lattes and mochas. Each K575 brewer comes with a starter pack, which includes a water filter and a variety pack of six K-cups and four K-carafes. • Plastic housing with plastic water tank • 80-oz. water reservoir • 2.8-inch color touch display • Programmable, customizable read more

$99.99 $69.00

Keurig K15 Coffee Maker, Black: K-Cup pod brew sizes: 6, 8 and 10 ounces No reservoir Just add fresh water for each cup 1-touch si...mplicity with button controls read more

$99.00 $69.00

Keurig K15 Coffee Maker, Black: K-Cup pod brew sizes: 6, 8 and 10 ounces No reservoir Just add fresh water for each cup 1-touch si...mplicity with button controls read more


These machines use the Nespresso prepackaged capsules that offer a single serving of espresso coffee. Most of these machines dispense hot milk as well.

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Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Without a doubt, a single-cup coffeemaker is the easiest method of making a cup of coffee with the least amount of hassle and cleanup. One of the main drivers of your machine purchase should be the flavors of beverages offered for the brand of machine. If you're looking for variety, you'll want to choose a brand that offers a wide selection of pods or capsules compatible with the machine. Also find out about built-in features the machine has for any adjustments you want to make with each cup.


Some machines offer a choice in the size of cup it brews: small, medium, or large. If you make and take a cup of coffee with you each day, it's handy if the height of the cup holder accommodates a travel-size mug.

Beverage Choices

Some machines make more than just coffee -- hot tea, hot chocolate, and even cold beverages can be options. For variety, choose a manufacturer that offers several flavors of hot and cold beverages.

Automatic Features

Varying heat levels, brew-start timer, automatic turn-off, and other features help personalize each cup.


Some machines have a frothing feature to add a layer of rich froth to your brewed single cup.

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