Single cup coffee makers are here to stay. These innovative coffee makers have taken the market by storm, and it seems that anywhere you turn these days, a single cup coffee maker is the machine of the hour. Department stores carry them, hotels use them in their breakfast service, and odds are that they are in the homes of your friends, family, and coworkers even now.
So, you may be wondering what all the rage is about with these new models of coffee maker that all bear European-sounding names like Keurig or Tassimo. We’ve accumulated the top 5 reasons why most people say they prefer their single cup coffee maker over old-fashioned drip brewers.
5 Reasons to Buy a Single Cup Coffee Maker
- “I don’t need a whole pot of coffee!” – Many coffee drinkers today take their coffee to go whether they are on their way to work or to class, and because many of today’s coffee drinkers are solitary, the idea of a pot of coffee cooking itself stale on a heating plate is unappealing.
- “I am tired of my coffee maker's mess!” – Perhaps you remember your parents’ old percolating coffee pot, you know, the one that dumped grounds into every cup and created a horrible mess every time you changed the grounds; today’s single cup coffee makers eliminate all of this mess.
- “I prefer a Yirgacheffe on Monday, a pure Columbian on Tuesday, a flavored treat on Wednesday…” – You don’t have to be a coffee snob to know that variety is the spice of life, and today’s coffee drinker can enjoy unprecedented variety thanks to single serve coffee pods, cups, or T-Discs.
- “I like light roast, but my husband likes dark roast!” – It’s an ancient problem: everyone has differing tastes, and in the past, a family had to commit to a whole can or bag of the same homogenized taste when it came to coffee, but with today’s single cup coffee makers, everyone in the family can enjoy the taste that they love.
- “Who made this coffee? It’s way too strong!” – Never again do you need to come into work only to find that your coworker has made a pot of coffee so thick that migrant workers are plowing it to sow crops in the mud. Today’s single cup coffee makers are programmed to brew consistently excellent coffee that is calibrated to avoid overly strong or watered down brews.