One Cup Coffee Makers (Pod)

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One cup coffee makers are not only recommended for households of one or for households with just one coffee drinker.  We do happen to think they're perfect for both of those scenarios, but we also encourage you to think about them in settings that are not just about the quantity of people using them, but about the variety of people using them.  Do you entertain frequently?  Own a business?  Imagine being able to offer your friends and employees any type of their favorite beverage, every day.  You can do just that with a one cup coffee maker.  Perhaps you have a waiting room setting, who wouldn't feel welcomed and calmed by the addition of a one cup coffee maker?  Hotel rooms?  Small book store?  You name it, there almost isn't an environment in which we don't think a single cup coffee maker isn't a good idea.  If you've got electricity, chances are that you or someone else would welcome the addition of a one cup coffee maker.

In case you need convincing, let's look over some of the biggest benefits to owning a 1 Cup coffee maker.

  • Variety

Okay, so we may have hinted at this already, but it's probably our favorite part, so let's go a little bit deeper! The majority of one cup coffee makers are pod coffee makers, which means the possibilities for your hot beverages are just about limitless.  Whether you're using standard pods, K-Cups, E.S.E (Easy Serving Espresso) pods or T-Discs, you really have your option from anything to the deepest, darkest coffee available, to the fruitiest most exotic, (and yes, even the light styles too!) all the way across the spectrum to black tea and iced cherry green tea and completely different options like hot cocoa and special espresso drinks.  Did we mention caramel latte macchiato pods?  Or skinny cappuccinos? You can go as basic as a Folgers pod or as high as illy espresso pods.  We like to think the world is at your fingertips with a single serve coffee machine, and if you haven't yet been exposed to the fun and flexibility of the options they provide, you're missing out. 

  • Convenient

We're a convenience based society, clearly.  That's why you can get your movies with the touch of a button, deposit checks from your living room and have your lunch delivered to you.  It only makes sense that in every other way we attempt to make our life easier that we would turn to the most convenient ways to get our coffee as well.  Typically this means coffee shop coffee, which eliminates the need to buy coffee beans, grind coffee beans, prepare the coffee maker, brew the coffee, clean up the coffee grounds, etc.  But, a coffee shop is actually really not all that convenient.  First of all, it requires you to drive somewhere, and unless it's a drive-through, you have to get out of your car, walk in and walk out.  Second, the time spent waiting for the coffee is completely unpredictable.  If you've ever been in line with a barista-in-training, you know what we're talking about.  Third, the quality is unreliable.  (See previous mention of baristas-in-training).  And last, but not least, the price is not convenient.  When you're talking $2 + for a basic coffee, upwards of $3 and $4 for something  fancier, that's a pretty inconvenient investment. 

Enter a single cup coffee machine!  There's just about nothing more convenient than making reliably good coffee, within the convenience of your home, brewing start to finish in under a minute, and having to do nothing more than push a button.  If that's not convenience defined, we aren't sure what is!  You'll be amazed at the time and money you will save yourself with a one cup coffee maker.

  • Economical

One cup coffee makers are economical for multiple reasons.  Number one, when you only make one cup of coffee at a time, there's a pretty good chance you'll finish that one cup.  If you make an entire pot (because, let's face it, who ever makes just half a pot?), chances are pretty good that a good portion will get tossed down the sink.  They're also economical in the time they will save you if you're considering one for your own home, but even more so if you're putting one in a business or office setting.  No longer will one of your employees have to set aside side time to keeping up with making sure the coffee pot is full and doing the cleaning and maintenance associated with typical coffee makers.  Keep your workers spending time on tasks more valuable than making morning coffee for everyone else.

Staff Favorite One Cup Coffee Makers

Have we convinced you?  We hope so!  We do love our one cup coffee makers here.  If you're just not sure where to go next, consider some of our staffs' favorites.  If you're looking for an option that will be up to the task of meeting a large office's demands, our favorite pick is the BUNN AutoPOD Commercial Grade Auto Eject pod coffee maker.  It's specially designed to meet the needs of a crowd, anywhere from 1 up to 50, and our favorite feature is the Auto-Eject, which means no one ever has to deal with hot pods any longer.  It ejects and dispenses them for you into a bin that holds up to 25, so you don't even have to worry about constantly emptying the tray.

Gaggia IllyIf it's espresso you're after, then our favorite is the Gaggia Illy Plus.  It looks a lot like it came from the future, but that's because it's just so classy!  We love that it has a 4-part Mavea water filtration system, which not only means better tasting espresso for you and an added confidence that you're drinking safe water, but it also means a longer life for your new espresso machine since you don't have to worry about build up slowing down the machine.  But the best part?  It comes with a steam wand for milk steaming and frothing!  You get every perk and benefit of a single cup espresso maker and you can make authentic drinks like lattes and macchiato and cappuccinos!

For the most basic and affordable product, great for every day home use without too many bells and whistles, we prefer the Hamilton Beach Hot Beverage Center.  It works with both pods and coffee grounds, and dispenses water as well, for things like instant soup and oatmeal.  It comes included with a removable and reusable stainless steel filter and also gives you the option of brewing tea bags or loose leaf tea.  And, it's under $50!