How single cup coffee brewers work…
First, you need to buy a single-serve coffee making machine. Among the best units are Bunn Mycafe and Krups unit.
And then you buy coffee pods that work with your Pod brewer.
Brewing the coffee is easy. You simply insert the coffee pod in the machine, add water to the reservoir, and press one button.
In a minute or so you have a fresh brewed cup of coffee, with no messy filters to throw away.
Is a single cup coffee brewer right for you?
If you just want to grab a single cup of coffee from time to time, one of these new machines may be exactly what you want.
Or if you like gourmet coffee, but are always in too much of a hurry to grind beans and make a full pot.
Or if you like the idea of making coffee with no mess or cleanup.
Two points to consider, before you buyâ€¦
For all their convenience, single cup coffee brewers have two disadvantages right now.
1. You will always be limited in your choice of coffees. When you grind your own beans, you have a choice of hundreds of coffees, from stores and online, But with a one cup brewer, you are limited by the number of coffees they choose to offer in the pod format.
2. Each cup of coffee will cost you more. They cost apx. 30-40 cents a cup, but you do get a great cup of coffee that usually is much better tasting than a standard home brewer.
Choose according to your tastes and lifestyleâ€¦
If you have a real passion for trying different coffees, you might be better off sticking with a traditional coffee maker and grinding your own beans. However each day more and more coffee pod selections are being developed.
But if you are happy with a more limited choice of gourmet coffees, and you like the convenience of using pods, get yourself a single cup coffee maker.