5 Best Single Cup Coffee Makers Reviews 2019 & Top Rated

Last Updated on by Mark Harvey

Nowadays, with the fast pace of modern busy life, people prefer having a single cup of coffee to enjoy on their way to work. But waiting at the coffee shop just for one single cup of coffee takes quite long, that is how single cup coffee makers are invented to help us save time and still have a hot cup of coffee to enjoy and get ready for a new refreshing day at work.

Here below is the list of the best single cup coffee makers with best features for coffee-lovers to choose from basic Keurigs’ models to other famous brands in the market.

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​​1. Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System, Black

​​2. Bunn MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer

​​3. Hamilton Beach 49981A Coffee Maker Single Serve Silver

​​4. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Electric Titan

​​5. Mr. Coffee Single Serve 40 oz. Coffee Brewer, Black

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​​1. Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System, Black

​​2. Bunn MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer

​​3. Hamilton Beach 49981A Coffee Maker Single Serve Silver

​​4. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Electric Titan

​​5. Mr. Coffee Single Serve 40 oz. Coffee Brewer, Black

​1. Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System, Black

Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System has multiple functions that could help to get your cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or even iced beverages ready within a short time. With this amazing single cup coffee maker, you can make your own tasty and hot cup of coffee and enjoy it on the way to work without rushing yourself trying to get one at the coffee shop in the early morning. Isn’t it so convenient?

Do you know why the Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System is always listed as one of the best single cup coffee makers in the market? It is because of its fantastic K-cup charcoal reusable coffee filter, the water filter handle, and the 12-count K-Cup Variety Pack. No matter it is the first cup or the fourth cup, it is still a fresh one with the perfect filtrating system of the Keurig K45 model.

The Keurig K45 comes with three different brew sizes from 6, 8 to 10 fl oz. In addition, its removable drip tray could help you to clean the machine thoroughly after using. One more amazing feature of the Keurig K45 is its power saving mode that could automatically turn off the power after 2 hours if you are not using it.

Last but not least, this amazing single cup coffee maker also uses the Quiet Brew technology that could help to reduce the noise while the unit is operating.

Pros

  • ​With the K-cup charcoal reusable coffee filter, you can enjoy the drinks with fresh ground coffee or even tea leaves
  • ​Can use any type of K-cups
  • ​Brews within a minute

Cons

  • ​Need to clean the unit very regularly and thoroughly from inside out

​2. Bunn MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer

The BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer is definitely a brilliant invention for all coffee-lovers. The amazing machine has four brewing drawers which allows you to use ground coffee, K-cups, tea pods or even loose-leaf tea as you like. The pod drawer works with many different pods varying from 45 to 61mm.

If you want to try to make various different types of drinks on your own then this BUNN MCU model is the best option for you thanks to its multiple functions and long-last durability.

But one thing about the BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Home Coffee Brewer you should pay attention on is that it does not come with a water reservoir like the previous Keurig K45. So you have to add water after every time brewing coffee. In addition, the Pulse Brew option of this single cup coffee maker from Bunn-o-Matic Corporation allows you to make your own cup of coffee with an aromatic and bolder flavor waking up all of your olfactory receptors.

Pros

  • ​Brews K-Cup packs, ground coffee, tea pods or bags or even loose tea
  • ​Extra aromatic and bolder flavor with the Pulse Brew option

Cons

  • ​Users have to keep the additional drawers separately
  • ​The unit does not have a power saving feature or On/Off button

​3. Hamilton Beach 49981A Coffee Maker Single Serve Silver

The attractiveness of the Hamilton Beach 49981A Coffee Maker Single Serve Silver comes from its brilliant mesh single-serve scoop filter. This means that you do not need any pods and K-cups while making your various favorite hot drinks with this amazing unit.

This single cup coffee maker has two interesting functional brewing features: Regular and Bold. Obviously from their names you could guess its functions, the Bold option is for making an extra aromatic and bolder flavored cup of coffee, while the Regular feature is for making a normal cup of coffee with a mild flavor.

In addition, this excellent Hamilton model can brew up to 14 fl oz of coffee at once. The only problem about this model is that it might be harder and take a little longer to clean thoroughly the unit comparing to other units listed above. But of course, it is definitely worth it if you can still taste a perfect cup of coffee with a bold flavor at the end of all the hard work, right?

Pros

  • ​Regular and Bold brilliant brewing options
  • ​Brews a flavorful cup of coffee
  • ​Does not require a paper filter

Cons

  • ​It might be a bit noisier than other systems

​4. Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker, Electric Titan

This amazing Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker is listed as the smallest single cup coffee maker in the Nespresso range making the unit look a little more modern and stylish. If you are an espresso-lover then this model is definitely invented for you. Do not purchase it if you just want a normal single cup of coffee. It might be a waste! This brilliant espresso maker could provide a wide range of flavors of espresso to brew from Full & Balanced Roma, Creamy Arpeggio to Rich & Distinctive Capriccio.

One amazing feature about the unit is that it could operate the whole process on its own to make a perfect cup of espresso. In addition, the Thermoblock heating element of unit is a magical feature which could allow the unit to reach the ideal temperature within less than 25 seconds.

Moreover, the power saving mode of the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker could automatically turn off the power after only 9 minutes if you are not using it.

Pros

  • ​Comes with a power saving mode
  • ​Could reach the ideal temperature within less than 25 seconds.
  • ​Modern and stylish design

Cons

  • ​It might be a bit noisier than other systems

​5. Mr. Coffee Single Serve 40 oz. Coffee Brewer, Black

The Mr. Coffee Single Serve 40 oz. Coffee Brewer is powered by Keurig Brewing Technology. It uses the Keurig K-Cup Packs to brew a wide range of drinks from coffee, hot cocoa to tea.

This brilliant model comes with a K-cup reusable filter like the Keurig K45 model above. This allows you to make your own flavorful cup of drink using fresh coffee grounds or even loose tea leaves.

But please pay attention that you have to purchase this filter separately with the whole unit.

This brewer has some feature similar to the Keurig K45 unit with three different brew sizes from 6, 8 to 10 fl oz.

Pros

  • Modern and stylish design
  • Does not cost too much
  • ​Comes with a K-cup reusable filter so you can use fresh coffee grounds
  • ​Simple to use and quick to clean
  • ​Has a power saving mode

Cons

  • ​Does not have a brew strength option
  • ​Has quite short durability

After all, I highly recommend you to purchase the Keurig K45 model. This brilliant unit definitely keeps the first place out of this list with all of its amazing overall features comparing to other products.

But anyway, just purchase the single cup coffee maker that you love and feel comfortable with. Each of them has its own pros and cons so just make sure you consider them thoroughly before your actual purchase.