The Best One Cup Coffee Makers
The best single cup coffee makers are usually small and simple to use, although they come in a great many styles. Ideally suited for solo users who don’t want to make lots of coffee they won’t drink, or for couples who prefer different coffee to each other, the single serve one cup coffee maker industry is booming. For the best regular coffee machines – see here
Because there are so many different types, we’re going to take a look at one of the best from each category. One of the best things about single serve coffee makers is that they’re small and simple – but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to compromise on quality. Read on to find the best one cup coffee maker for you.
#1 Single Serve Pod Coffee Machines
Pod coffee machines are absolutely ideal for those who just want to make one coffee at a time. Because the machines do almost everything for you, they’re extremely fast and efficient. Pods come in a range of flavours depending on the machine that you have, and this makes them perfect for anyone who likes different hot brews throughout the day.
Small, neat and compact, one cup pod coffee machines are a dream to use, cheap to buy and easy to maintain. Many have hot water functions as well as tea and hot chocolate pods that are compatible and so suit any tastes. Although they are often seen as environmentally unfriendly due to the pod material that’s wasted for each drink, many companies are now producing recyclable pods or schemes where you can send the pods back to the company for free for them to recycle with specialist equipment.
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#2 One cup espresso machines
Espresso machines are often hefty and complex looking. Not really the thing you want cluttering up your kitchen when it’ll just be you enjoying it. But let’s not rule them out yet. In fact, there are some beautiful and highly efficient one cup espresso machines out there, just waiting to make you a delicious coffee in the comfort of your kitchen.
The key to getting a great one cup espresso machine is to find something that’s small, allows you to use ground coffee and pods depending on your mood, and ideally has a milk frothing attachment. The De’Longhi Dedica is just perfect for this. Smart, high quality and amazingly compact, this one cup coffee maker ticks all the boxes.
With a milk frothing attachment and the capability to use ground coffee or E.S.E coffee pods, making a single cup of espresso has never been easier. A 15 bar pressure pump is professional quality rich, intense espressos and the flow stop function allows you to control just how much water you want. Had too much coffee one day and need a cup of tea? No problem, because this has a hot water function that allows you to just dispense hot water fast, thanks to the Thermoblock heater.
If you love espressos and want a single cup coffee maker, check out the De’Longhi Dedica here, it even comes in different colours!
#3 One Cup Filter Coffee Makers
For those who don’t want the intensity of an espresso, the best one cup coffee makers that use filters are an ideal way to not only make yourself a simple coffee, but also a great way to make a filter coffee in a travel mug.
Because filter coffee makers make more coffee than espresso makers, you can save yourself the cost of visiting the coffee shop every morning and simply make your own to-go coffee. Using actual paper coffee filters, the Quest Benross One Cup filter coffee maker is super small. Downside? It feels pretty cheap but then again, it is! For those who aren’t fussed with something that looks like a million bucks, and just want quick and simple filter coffee every day, this is an excellent budget choice.
Check it out here: Quest Benross One Cup
#4 Electric One Cup Coffee Makers
Cafetieres and stovetop moka pots are awesome manual ways to make a single cup of delicious coffee. But they do require a bit of managing as you need to constantly listen out for the sound of them boiling and then turn the hob off. And then of course you’ve got the mid-commute panic every day of – did I turn the gas off? Well times are changing but that doesn’t mean you have to stop using a cafetiere…just use an electric one!
This Elgento Coffee Percolator looks beautiful and traditional but is so much easier to use and clean than a non-electric one, which requires kettle time and then brewing in a separate percolator. This does is all but guests won’t even notice it’s electric!
While it has a 1.8 litre capacity, I’ve included it here because you can make as much or as little as you want and as it’s so fast, it’s ideal for single cup coffee maker lovers who don’t like faff. The real beauty of this machine is that it’s well insulated, so if you make a full capacity load then you can keep drinking it all morning, as it won’t cool down fast.
Check out the Elgento electric coffee percolator here
#5 One Cup Travel Coffee Makers
If you’re a coffee lover and you don’t work from home, there’s a reasonable chance you have, at some point, got into the habit of buying coffee from shops en route to work or in the work canteen. Why is this bad? Because it’s hideously expensive and the coffee is often rubbish, mass produced, burnt and stale. Yurck!
Travel mugs have been around for a long time, but if you love filter coffee then it’s a needlessly long process to do every morning. Heat water in the kettle, pour water into the cafetiere with ground coffee, wait for it to brew, pour it into travel mug, head out the door. Return eight hours later to a cafetiere that needs washing up. Crazy! No wonder you’d prefer to grab a morning Starbucks!
But there are a range of one cup coffee makers that combine two steps in this process and to top it off, they’re super cheap. One Cup travel filter coffee makers are cafetieres as well as being drinking vessels. They do both! All you need to do is heat the water in the kettle, pour it in and head out the door! Time saved: 10 minutes every morning. Money saved: £3 a day on shop bought coffees. Win.
The Hario 200 ml One Cup Drip Brew Coffee Infuser Mug Glass is another excellent option. The quality and style of Hario pruducts is always great so we just love this simple but elegant infuser mug – a great time saver!
Take a look at the snazzy cafetieres travel mugs here:One Cup Travel Coffee Makers
One cup coffee makers should be simple and save you time, allowing you to get on with your day whilst enjoying a quality cup of coffee. Why not try using one for a week? I guarantee your life will be improved!