If you’re looking for convenience and style, you’re looking for a single serve coffee maker. Keurig made these devices popular, but there are so many brands that make them now, and each of them has put their own unique spin on the device. Everyone can find one they like now! We’ve put together this coffee maker buying guide to help you choose one. First, let’s see what you’re going to need to know before you start shopping!
Type: Single serve makers either use pods (like K-cups) or grounds that you scoop into the perfect measurements. Some even use different types of coffee. It’s important to know which type you’re buying so you can plan accordingly!
Capacity: This is the size of serving that the machine makes. Single-serves can make up to 14 ounces for travel mugs, and some even go as low as 4 ounces. Just choose the size you think you’re going to need!
Material: This refers to what the coffee maker is made of. Most are plastic, some are stainless steel, and outside of that, there’s very little variation. Stainless steel is neater and easier to clean, while plastic is more affordable.
Pieces: What comes in the package? Usually, variety packs of pods count as one piece for clarity. This only refers to how many accessories and other things come in the package when you buy it. Know what you’re getting!
Size: How big is the coffee maker? You want one that’s going to fit in your space, no matter how big or small it is. This is where you’d find out if it’s going to be just right for you!
Warranty: Don’t be without your coffee. No one wants that. A warranty will protect you from manufacturing defects and replace your coffee maker if there’s something they did wrong. They may even refund your money. A longer warranty is better.
Now that you know what to shop for, we can show you the products! We looked at a wide variety of machines to bring you our coffee maker reviews, and we’re only presenting you with the best of the best? Need your caffeine quick? Check out our top pick and budget pick first. When you’ve got your focus back, read through the rest of the list and choose a coffee maker that’s right for you!
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019