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Old 08-26-2016, 05:35 AM   #1
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Single cup coffee maker

I'm looking for a single cup coffee maker.
B-B&B has a Kitchen Aid that doesn't take up much space
and I may be a fool for a brand name but KA usually makes good stuff.

Anyone have suggestions on other brands?



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Old 08-26-2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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I have a Keurig. So do many of my friends. They are great! Highly recommended.

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Old 08-26-2016, 07:14 AM   #3
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Keurig here, too!
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:52 AM   #4
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I hate Keurig! It just makes a plain old cup of everyday coffee, which you can get out of any drip coffee maker. It doesn't even give you crema!

I have a Senseo espresso maker that uses biodegradable pods made of coffee filter material and a Nespresso espresso machine that uses biodegradable capsules. I also have a Krups dual brew machine that can do both drip coffee and espresso from your own ground coffee.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #5
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For several years now, I've used a Black & Decker 5 cup Coffee Maker to make 1 mug of black coffee, about 12 ounces. Works great, tastes great.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:49 AM   #6
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My Cuisinart 10-cup coffee maker has a setting for making 2-4 cups at a time. Works great.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:59 AM   #7
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I don't like using a coffee maker for just a single cup of coffee. I might use a single serving coffee press if I'm in the mood for it. But in most instances when I do coffee just for myself I make cowboy coffee right in my coffee mug and just let the coarse grinds sink to the bottom of the mug. It works for me as I like my coffee black, no cream, no sugar...
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:01 PM   #8
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Single cup coffee maker

Keurig user here. Serves my needs well, I'm not a frequent coffee drinker.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:13 PM   #9
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I own a Jerdon First Class 2-4 cup coffee maker. It says 2-4 cups, but I get just two twelve ounce mugs of coffee from it. Coffee "cups" are measured at just 6 oz. I think it's a hold over from the old British tea drinking days.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:18 PM   #10
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I don't own one of these, but if I was in the market for a single cup coffee maker, I would probably get an AeroPress. The local coffee roaster (that roasts and blends the best coffee I've had) carries and recommends them, and I read a great review in Business Week (of all places).

The Aerobie® AeroPress® Coffee Maker

Keurig might be convenient, but it just can't compare to fresh roasted quality whole bean coffee that is ground just before brewing. We've gone through a number of coffee pots, and in my opinion the coffee makes a lot more difference than the pot. I'm also sold on thermal carafes, as keeping the coffee on heat deteriorates the coffee rather quickly. Not an issue for a single cup, though.

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