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Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer

Updated on December 29, 2013

I come from a big family of coffee drinkers. I have been told that my parents would put (cold) coffee into my baby bottle when I was little. When I was older, whenever I was the first one awake I would make a pot of coffee and sometimes go wake my dad up with his first cup of the day.

After that first cup of the day, both my dad and I would drink coffee for the rest of the day. Between the two of us we could easily empty a 12 cup coffee pot multiple times.

My husband, however, is not a coffee drinker. Not even one cup of the stuff will pass his lips. After a while I found that while I could still drink a pot or two full a day, I could not drink the whole pot on my own before it started tasting burnt.

Eventually I switched to drinking instant coffee, and my coffee pot went neglected. I got used to instant coffee, but missed having "real" coffee. So, for a long time now I have had a Keurig brewer on my wish list.

I never really thought I would get one though. Since our family is on a very strict budget, and a fancy coffee pot was not part of that budget, I just kept right on drinking my instant coffee.

One day while out shopping with my husband I noticed that Mr. Coffee had a single cup brewer that worked with the Keurig technology. I pointed it out to my husband, and pointed out that it was half the price of a real Keurig, and mentioned that I'd be happy just to get that.

He passed the message along to my Mother in Law, and I was surprised this Christmas (2013) with the Mr. Coffee Single Cup brewer I had been looking at in the store.


Pros and Cons

PRO- Everything on this machine can be done one handed. That is a huge bonus for me since (at the time of writing this review) I have a 6 week old infant, and I'm doing A LOT of things one handed.

PRO- It has a removable water reservoir so you can carry it to be filled easily in the sink, but I usually just pour a cup of water straight from my cup into the reservoir.

CON- The brewer can make a 10 oz or a 6 oz cup of coffee. That bothers me a LITTLE because my favorite coffee cup, which I've used almost exclusively for years, is an 8 cup cup. I've just upgraded to a larger cup, and have started drinking 10 oz at the time.

CON- The power cord is only 2 feet long. That actually works PERFECTLY for where my pot sits in my kitchen, but might not work so well for some people.

PRO- There is a "Drip Catcher" that your cup sits on while your coffee is brewing. It pulls out of the base easily (I can do it one handed as you'll see if you watch my video below) and is easy to clean. Also, if you want to use a taller travel sized cup in the mornings, you can remove that base so the cup fits under your brewer.

CON- The Machine doesn't want to play well with my reusable Cafe Cups. I thought at first that they would not work at all, but now have found that if I put more pressure to the front of the lid when trying to shut it over the Cafe Cup it will finally snap down so the pot will brew.


Background image used with permission from Morguefile.

Here is a video I made, showing off how simple the Mr. Coffee is to operate. I also show you, in real time, how long it takes to make a cup of coffee.

It might seem long and dull to watch in a YouTube video, but its really quick in real life.


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    • PhoenixV profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      I have to get one of these. I have a 4 cup maker but even that's too much. I want a single cup maker.

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      4 years ago

      We really could still use one of these. When my daughter or hubby make coffee, all they really want is one cup.

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      5 years ago

      We really want one of the one cup brewers in our house!


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