So you are in the market for a one cup Coffee Maker. There are plenty of brands to choose from. One of the most popular brands is the Keurig. They are the ones who first came up with the “k-cup”. Keurig makes a number of coffee makers from small personal use ones to large commercial size that you can directly connect a water supply. A few of the companies that make them are Hamilton Beach, Bunn, Cusinart, Nescafe, Strabuck’s Verismo, KitchenAid and Bosch Tassimo.

What makes these Coffee maker’s great is that they come in a wide range of prices that can fit anyone’s budget whether large or small. Also whether or not you have to provide coffee for a small army or just yourself. One of the lowest cost single cup brewer is the Kitchen Selectives CM-688 at $12.99 at  or on the high end is the Keurig B3000SE Commercial Brewer at $1279.99.

PictureCoffeemakerSizePriceRating
Keurig-K75-PlatinumKeurig k75 72 oz$$$4.6
K45-Elite-Brewing-SystemKeurig k4548 oz$$$4.5
keurig b150Keurig b150Direct line or 90 oz$$$$4.9
keurig k10Keurig k1010 oz$$4.8

Types of One Cup Coffee Makers

The 4 main types of single serve coffee makers. The Keurig, Nespresso, Verismo, and Tassimo. The Keurig focuses more on regular coffee while the others are based on espresso type drinks. So depending on your coffee drinking habits one might be better suited than the other.

Keurig is the largest and most popular, this is in part to them being the first on the marketing with single cup brewing. The Keurig uses a K-Cup, which is a small plastic pod shaped container that hold the coffee grids. The brewer pokes a hole in the top and bottom for the hot water to flow through producing the cup of coffee.

Nespress Brewers are focused on espresso based drinks. Their machines are very sleek and appealing to the eye. Some might call them fancy. If you enjoy drinking lattes and cappuccinos then this type of brewer would be a good choice.

Starbuck Verismo Brewers use a similar pod for brewing as the others but focuses on the many different Starbucks drinks. So if you are a Starbucks aficionado then this would be the best pick for you. One of the great features about them is that they are able to produce both espresso and regular coffee.

Tassimo Brewers are newer to the market, and use T-shaped pods for their coffee. They are a very versatile brewer since they are also able to brew coffee, espresso, and tea. Look for them to start become more well known as their marketing efforts increase and more people purchase them for use.

Top Keurig Brewers

Keurig K10 mini – This coffee maker is great is you are only brewing for yourself or on a tight budget. Also if you only brew one cup of coffee in the morning this will fill that need as well.

Keurig K45 Elite – Great brewer for folks looking for a slightly bigger machine. This is a great addition to anyone’s kitchen that has the need to brew multiple cups of joe in the morning.

Top Nespresso Machines

Nespresso C520 Gran maestria – This is a great machine for you espresso lovers out there. It also has the ability to heat and froth milk, which is especially nice when making lattes’.

Nespresso Inissia – If you are not in the market for a large machine the Inissia is the machine for you. It is compact and takes up very little space on your kitchen counter. Plus the super quick 25 second heat up is awesome!

Capabilities Chart

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