People love coffee and buy lots of coffee makers each year. The problem with your average coffee maker is that it is usually designed to make ten to twelve cups of coffee per pot. This is fine for the office or maybe a diner but a casual coffee drinker doesn’t need all that. With an average coffee maker, if you only drink one or two cups a day, you are wasting between eight and ten cups. That’s a lot of coffee!

Another thing is if you buy a big can of coffee, it will most likely get stale after a while. These are all good reasons you might want a Single Serve Brewer.

Perfect for Single People

Keurig K55 Single K-Cup Coffee Maker

Keurig K55 Single K-Cup Coffee Maker

The Single Serve Brewer is ideal for single people and those that just want a better cup of coffee than a normal coffee pot will allow. A single cup coffee maker gives you a higher quality cup of coffee because it was designed for just that. One premium cup of coffee.

Other coffee makers will brew more at a time but they are designed for speed not quality.

 

May Cost More Than A Drip Coffee Maker

A Single Serve Brewer can be a bit more expensive than a multi-cup coffee maker. This is because normally the only coffee you can use in them is sold in “pod” form, think “K-Cups”. This is basically a self contained package that has coffee and a filter inside.

If you browse your retail aisles, you should be able to tell easily what sells and what doesn’t. This is good to keep in mind so you don’t buy a new coffee maker only to have it obsolete and useless in just a few months.

 

Refillable Pods

Some makers allow you to put in your own coffee. There are also refillable pods that will fit a specific Single Serve Brewer in the Coffee Accessories section. Each Single Serve Brewer tends to be unique. Some will let you change the strength you desire or if you want four or eight ounces of coffee. Some will put foam or froth on top of each cup. There are many different options available to you.

 

Compare the Appearance

There are many places you can see a Single Serve Brewer. The most obvious choice is a retail store that has many different types lined up on a shelf. This lets you see what they look like, what they do, and what they offer. Appearance is important because if your entire kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a black plastic pot might not fit the theme of the kitchen. Price is always a factor because if something will do the exact same thing for $50.00 less, you might as well give it a shot and upgrade if necessary.

 

Single Serve Brewer Drawback

The only drawback to the Single Serve Brewer is that it only makes one cup at a time. If you have many guests you will have to run back and forth, replace coffee pods, and make individual cups. The guests might appreciate the higher quality, so that is a choice you will have to make.

As an additional investment, Keurig does now have the option to buy a pot and special pods for pots. We did this and it is a nice touch if you have a group of people at your house but it is seldom used.