While I personally love to drink my coffee with my husband or with friends and enjoy a great conversation while doing so, I also see the benefits in single cup coffee makers. After all, when you are alone and need a quick “pick me up”, a single cup of coffee will do the trick. At least for me. And that’s when a single cup coffee maker is perfect for your needs. At this time there are a lot of them on the market, so how do you know that you’ll pick the best single cup coffee maker for your needs? It’s not that easy. Luckily for you, I have a few tips that will help you on your way.
When you want one of the best single cup coffee systems for your home or place of employment, there are several aspects you should look at before you buy. First of all, is there a place for the machine? While these coffee makers are compact, you would be surprised at how difficult it can be to pick just the right spot for it on your counter. After all, you want an area where you can easily reach it so it doesn’t become just another kitchen appliance you own but barely use. And if you have little kids around, you want to make sure that those young hands can’t easily reach it.
Another thing to consider is how many you want to be able to make at once. I know, I know, they are called “single cup coffee makers” so why would that be important, right? Well, many of these machines are able to make two smaller cups of coffee or one overly large one. Since most standard coffee cups only hold 8 ounces and the machines are capable of making almost twice that, you’ll get two cups per serving. If that’s important to you, just check the capacity first. In this house we almost never use the two cup option, we love our coffee and the more we get, the better. Plus, we have different tastes, so when we use this one instead of the regular coffee maker, we’ll both get the flavor we desire without having to compromise.
Finally, understand that not all of the machines will accept regular coffee grounds in a reusable filter. Sometimes that means you’ll have to buy pods in order to have your coffee. There isn’t a one way is best in the debate over a reusable filter versus the pods. With either one, you’re bound to have a great way to get your morning started. The best single cup coffee systems aren’t expensive to purchase. If you need two (one for your home and one for your office) why not consider buying both options to give them a try and see which one you prefer.