What's the Best Single-Serving Coffee Maker?

What's the Best Single-Serving Coffee Maker?

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 28, 2009

Oh, caffeine - she's our best friend during those terribly long, trying weeks. Like those Yijiya have been experiencing all last week and this upcoming one over in New Jersey. Let's see if we can help her out, shall we?

Q - I have an over-due project that's going to take me keep me up for the next 48 hours as well as the rest of next week. I need recommendations to the best single-serving coffee maker out there (something clean, small, and quick). I can 2-day ship it. I need a great recommendation, please! But quickly, I really need it!!

If you're looking for universal acclaim (and don't seem to have a set budget), you can't go wrong with the Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System ($129). We've tried these ourselves at our buddy's local architecture firm and they are quick, clean, and leave plenty of room for experimentation with all types of different flavors. Did we mention it brews one heck of a fresh single-serving cup of coffee?

Otherwise, if you're looking for something with a small footprint and portability (not to mention a much lower price tag), try your standard French press coffee maker. Here's one of our favorites: Bodum Chambord Coffee Press ($25). We've also witnessed these in action and while they're a bit more difficult to clean, they extract yummy (and probably unhealthy) oils into the coffee, infusing it with rich flavanoids (yes, that's a word) not found in Keurig coffee.

If you have more recommendations for Yijiya, let us know in the comments. I'm sure she'll love you for it!

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