One of the coffee making innovations that has been growing in popularity in recent years is the single cup coffee maker. As the name suggests, a single cup coffee maker brews only one cup at a time. There is no coffee pot to return to over and over again, as you just brew just one cup at a time.
While it’s easy to see how some coffee lovers may find this set up "wrong" on many levels, most of those that try it find that it holds several benefits over the conventional, multi-cup way of enjoying coffee.
Anyone who really appreciates the flavor of coffee also appreciates the flavor of fresh coffee. And one of the main benefits of a single serve coffee maker is freshness. In an office environment or even at home, that pot of coffee may have been sitting there for hours, and it shows in the quality and taste. With a single cup coffee maker, you know that your cup of coffee is going to be fresh 100% of the time.
For many people, the fact that a single cup coffee maker brews directly into a cup or travel mug makes it a more convenient choice over a standard coffee maker that brews into a pot. If you always seem to be running late in the morning, it’s easy to just grab your mug, push a button and get out the door once the coffee is ready.
Brewing only one cup at a time means that you’ll also be using less coffee and wasting less coffee, which will ultimately save you money over brewing full pots. If you are substituting the single cup coffee maker for buying your coffee at a coffee shop each morning, you’ll realize even more savings.
Easy to Clean
The one-cup and you’re done brewing method of the single cup coffee maker makes it easier to clean than a common drip style model. There are fewer elements to clean, less staining and generally less mess from the entire process.
If you are somewhat of a coffee adventurer, using a single cup coffee maker enables you to experiment with different types of coffee drinks and flavors with greater ease. It’s easy to use different single serve pods or cups from cup to cup, or even mix different types of cups to come up with your own invention. It might not always work out perfectly, but sometimes you’ll find a combination that really gets you excited. And with so many specialty coffees and flavors available these days, the potential combinations are endless!