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Keurig K65 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
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Keurig K65 Special Edition Quality of Coffee:  starstarstarstarstar Editor Rating:   starstarstarstarstar
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We rated the Keurig K65 Special Edition Our #1 single cup coffee maker of 2013. The Keurig K65 is so easy to use it barely needs instructions. Fill the removable water reservoir (it holds 48 oz.), open the lid and place your preferred Read More…

Everyone loves their morning cup of coffee, but nobody loves all the work of cleaning up!  When you wake up, you want to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and then get on with your day; you have too much to do already without having to worry about cleaning up coffee grinds.  That’s why there are personal coffee makers.  Personal coffee makers, also called single serve coffee makers, are machines which simplify the coffee-making process through automation and make it easier and faster than ever to make a fresh cup of gourmet coffee.

There are personal coffee makers in every price range.  Some personal coffee makers cost as little as $30, while others cost about $200 but include many different features which are not present in the less expensive coffee makers.  Two of the most popular personal coffee maker brands are Keurig and Senseo.  Both of these brands include a number of models which are ideal for the home or office and which give you an excellent value for your dollar.

A couple of Keurig personal coffee makers you may be interested in include the Keurig Special Edition K65 Gourmet Single Serve Coffee Maker and the Keurig Elite Brewing System K45.  You can purchase either at around $120, though the K65 tends to run a little higher than the K45.  The Keurig K65 can brew a cup of coffee in under a minute, and all you have to do is push a button and sit back and wait for your cup to fill.  You can choose from among three different cup sizes.  The K65’s backlit LCD display and control center is easy to read and use.  The brew temperature control helps you to program the device to provide you with an ideal cup of coffee.  The Keurig K65’s reservoir can hold an impressive 48 ounces, so you only need to empty it out and clean it once every 8 cups or so (depending on the cup size you opt for).  That means most days you won’t have to clean up after yourself at all, but on the days you do you can just place the dishwasher safe reservoir in the dishwater and let it do the work!

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Keurig K45 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
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We rated the Keurig K45 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System our #3 single cup coffee maker of 2013. The Keurig K45 Elite is an excellent gourmet coffee brewer but we rated it slightly less was due to the limited amount of brewing Read More…

The Keurig K45 is also a popular machine.  This semi-automatic personal coffee maker also can brew a cup of gourmet coffee with the touch of a button in under a minute.  The K45 can accommodate two different cup sizes, and there is a removable drip tray in case you want to use a travel mug.  Included in the K45 package are some extras—a variety box of 12 K-Cups, a replacement drip tray, and a replacement water reservoir.  When you do need to clean up you can rest assured that the water reservoir is dishwasher safe, just like the one included in the K65.  Most days you can get straight on to enjoying your cup of coffee (or tea or cocoa) and not worry about cleaning anything up.

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Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine (Black)
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Senseo Coffee Maker Quality of Coffee: starstarstarstarstar Editor Rating: starstarstarstarhalf star
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We rated the Senseo SL7810/65 Gourmet Coffee Maker our #2 single cup coffee maker of 2013. The Senseo is an excellent coffee maker with thousands of happy customers. It’s one of the few coffee makers currently on the marker that produces a Read More…

While Keurig is a very well-known brand with a loyal following, another personal coffee maker brand well worth checking into is Senseo.  Senseo manufactures a line of personal coffee makers which include excellent features and a wide price range to fit any budget.  These include the Senseo SL7832/55 Single Serve Supreme Coffee Machine, the Philips Senseo HD 7810/65 Coffee Machine, the Philips Senseo Quadrante HD7860/60 Coffee Pod System, and others.  The least expensive of these machines is only $30, a pretty small price to pay for a functional coffee maker which will save you time and hassle each day!  Senseo is thus one of the most affordable personal coffee maker brands.

If you do want something truly deluxe, you can purchase something in the middle range of Senseo’s production line, like the $80 Senseo SL7832/55 Single Serve Supreme Coffee Maker.  You’ll know this coffee maker is lavish from the moment you see the elegant chrome finish.  The SL7832/55 provides great flexibility by accommodating six different cup sizes which range from 3 to 10 ounces.  The coffee maker includes a 1.2-bar pressure system and an adjustable spray head which can be maneuvered out of the way of larger cups.  As with other personal coffee makers, you can push a button and have a delicious cup of coffee ready in under a minute.  The special frothing chamber included in this deluxe model will top off your coffee with a frothy layer.  The machine-washable water reservoir holds 32 ounces of water for your convenience.  The LCD display will let you know when it’s time to put new water in your Senseo coffee machine.

A personal coffee maker makes an excellent addition to any household or workplace.  These machines are great to include in small offices since they don’t need to refilled that often and require minimal maintenance.  If you do choose to purchase one for the workplace though make sure that one of your top priorities is to get a personal coffee maker which includes a spacious water reservoir.

In the home a personal coffee maker is your personal assistant every morning, pouring coffee to your exact request.  Variety packs of flavors can keep you entertained, or if you prefer to simply brew the same exact cup of coffee every morning, you can also get a large pack of your favorite flavor.  Personal coffee makers brew tea and cocoa just as well as coffee, and some models can even handle cold beverages.  Even if you have several cups of coffee every day, you can still go a couple of days with most machines before you need to clean and refill the water reservoir.  Single cup coffee makers are excellent for visiting guests or for hosting parties.

Keurig and Senseo both excel at manufacturing personal coffee makers which are convenient and easy to use.  Customer reviews of both these manufacturers reveal that their popular machines, the K65, K45, and SL7832/55 are excellent choices for your coffee making needs, as are any of the other machines in their lines.

Additional Information About Personal Coffee Makers

Let’s face it – most of us need some sort of boost in the morning to get going. Coffee is not necessarily healthy, but it’s better than energy drinks and shots. If you drink coffee regularly, investing in a brewer is a very good idea. When you buy coffee at shops, it’s very expensive, and can really start to add up over time. Many people spend hundreds of dollars each month just on their morning coffee. People justify it by saying things like “I live alone, buying a coffee maker is a waste of money”. Well, that may be true, if you’re talking about a traditional brewer, but personal coffee makers are available too. Personal coffee makers usually brew a single cup, and they do it in very little time, usually 30-60 seconds.

There are many advantages to personal coffee makers. First of all, they’re cheap. You can get a very nice personal coffee maker for around $30-$60 – less than some people spend on coffee in a single week. Secondly, they’re easy to use and work very quickly, so you can be out the door and ready to face your day in a matter of minutes. Lastly, they help you save money and conserve coffee because they only brew 1 or 2 cups, so there’s no coffee wasted.

There are several different kinds of personal coffee makers. The most popular kinds use small teabag-like cartridges often called coffee pods. These are very cheap, and are the perfect amount of coffee for 1 or 2 cups. They brew rich, frothy coffee in a matter of seconds, and taste delicious. Other personal coffee makers use ground coffee like a traditional coffee brewer would. These ones usually require paper filters, which add a bit to the overall cost of the brewer, but are still pretty affordable.