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Single Cup Coffee Makers

Updated on August 16, 2013

Single serve coffee makers - a great way to always get a fresh, hot cup of java

I bought a very expensive single cup coffee maker 5 years ago now. It replaced my Keurig single serve coffee maker, which I still have and use periodically when my other coffee brewer is in the shop for maintenance. Yes, my single cup coffee maker gets maintained - in fact, it's pretty much on the same scheduled as my car! Regardless, my coffee maker brought my Mom and me many happy moments. You see, my Mom was a coffee lover from the word go - I'd wake her with a fresh cup every morning that she lived with me (and there were 5 years of great mornings). We'd sit down in the afternoon and brew another cup each and chat. A good coffee maker can really be important!

When these single serve coffee makers hit the market, I knew I was IN as I rarely drink more than 1 or 2 cups in the morning - a full pot brewed was pretty much a full pot wasted. I was on my way to becoming quite the barista.

So, come along and see what I've found for the best single serve coffee makers on the market. Go ahead, grab a cup of joe and sit a spell.

Note: that picture above is of my own Saeco single cup coffee maker. The mug was my darling mother's. I think of her every morning when I'm sipping my own coffee from her coffee mug.

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Updated: 10DEC12

Inexpensive Keurig single cup coffee makers

At the time of printing, the most expensive of the Keurig single cup coffee makers below was right around $100. These are all decent, basic coffee makers that would be a great Christmas present for a coffee lover.

Keurig Elite Brewing SystemCHECK PRICE

Keurig Mini Red Coffee MakerCHECK PRICE

Keurig Platinum Mini BrewerCHECK PRICE

Celestial Seasonings Tea Sampler Keurig K-cupCHECK PRICE

Celestial Seasonings English Breakfast Black TeaCHECK PRICE

Green Mountain Raspberry TeaCHECK PRICE

Bone china coffee cups

My Mom taught me to fully appreciate a cup of the coffee in the prettiest cups - those made of bone china. Bone china is light and very breakable so get a few. I still have my Mom's cups and think of her every morning when I make a cup of coffee with my Saeco coffee maker.

Saeco single cup coffee makers

Much more expensive but way worth it

I'm on my second Saeco coffee maker; I took my first one in for scheduled maintenance and saw this shiny new Saeco single cup coffee maker. I had to have it! I've been firmly in love ever since. It makes the best cappuccino or expresso or just a regular cup of coffee.

Philips Saeco RI9752/48 Odea Go Full Automatic Espresso MachineCHECK PRICE

Philips Saeco RI9757/47 Odea Cappucino Automatic Espresso CHECK PRICE

Philips Saeco Vienna Plus Automatic Espresso Machine CHECK PRICE

The Saeco single cup coffee maker I have my eye on...

This single cup coffee maker is really really really expensive, but it is on my wish list. It does everything but put the cup on a tray and bring it to you in bed.

My favorite feature is the 'fingerprint technology' - with a swipe of your finger, the machine will serve up a cup of java to your personal preference. 6 people can have profiles. Is that too cool or what???

Philips Saeco RI9946/47 Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel
Philips Saeco RI9946/47 Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Machine, Stainless Steel

Click the picture to check out the price - beware....HUGE STICKER SHOCK!....


You won't have the best cup of coffee without the best beans

I'm a fan of fresh roasted beans, preferably from Brazil. I've learned that what you put into your coffee maker directly impacts what comes out - that's why I use good beans and distilled water. Here's some good coffee beans on

Need dessert to go with that cup of coffee?

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Please let me know you settled in for a bit and read my article. I love to read comments!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Im obsessed with espresso, as it tastes heavenly when you get it just right. But the better machines can be quite expensive though.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Great article. I have been thinking about getting one of these.

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      banapple 5 years ago

      My friend got the Keurig Elite above and she loves it! Might have to get me one :)

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      candy47 5 years ago

      I really like the Saeco digital espresso machine, but I took your advice and clicked on the picture, thanks for the warning :))