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Single Serve Coffee Maker Suggestions

Old Dec 3, 15, 10:41 am
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Single Serve Coffee Maker Suggestions

Guessing there are a few coffee aficionados out there and I wanted some opinions.

I am looking for a single serve coffee maker that does everything: basically, start with water and whole beans, end with a great cup of coffee.

Any suggestions?
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Old Dec 3, 15, 10:45 am
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Do you mean a bean to cup machine, or a small portable single serve machine?
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Old Dec 3, 15, 10:46 am
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I know you wanted one that started with whole beans, but I LOVE my Nespresso. It uses pods but makes great espresso. There is a large range of flavours/intensities available. It comes with a milk heater/frother. The one bummer is that you have to get the pods from Nespresso website - you can't get them at Costco or other retailers.
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Is it time for a new fridge? If so, you can forgo the coffee maker

http://www.geappliances.com/ge/refri...frigerator.htm
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The Aeropress, unless you're looking for an automated solution. Inexpensive, reliable, and makes a great cup of coffee.

Aeropress at Amazon Aeropress at Amazon


You'll also want a decent burr grinder. I use this relatively inexpensive one from Capresso:

Burr Grinder Burr Grinder
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/omni/...ee-maker.html?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/omni/...ht=coffeemaker

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/omni/...mendation.html

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Old Dec 3, 15, 11:21 am
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While it doesn't meet your bean-to-cup specs, I'd be remiss if I didn't put in a plug for the good old fashioned French press. Few parts to break. Brews to your desired strength. Easy to clean. Portable. Doesn't require expensive pods or filters.
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Old Dec 3, 15, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by nux View Post
Do you mean a bean to cup machine, or a small portable single serve machine?
Bean to cup - we usually only make one or two cups at a time. Portable is not needed but would prefer something that starts with fresh beans.

Originally Posted by Redhead View Post
I know you wanted one that started with whole beans, but I LOVE my Nespresso. It uses pods but makes great espresso. There is a large range of flavours/intensities available. It comes with a milk heater/frother. The one bummer is that you have to get the pods from Nespresso website - you can't get them at Costco or other retailers.
Iíve done the Keurig thing for years and decided I really donít like it - would rather spend the money on whole beans and go about it that way.

Originally Posted by aztimm View Post
Is it time for a new fridge? If so, you can forgo the coffee maker

http://www.geappliances.com/ge/refri...frigerator.htm
Cool idea but still hoping to get away from the K-cups.

Originally Posted by Dodge DeBoulet View Post
The Aeropress, unless you're looking for an automated solution. Inexpensive, reliable, and makes a great cup of coffee.
Love it - thatís what weíre doing now but I am getting lazy and want something slightly more automated.

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I use a Gaggia Titanium (bean to cup machine) and I'm very happy with it. Before this I had a Gaggia Baby Class but, like the OP, wanted to automate the process for days when I just didn't have time/inclination but desperately needed coffee.

But when I have more time, I'm a bit more old school and use a Hario V60 with a Hario Skerton grinder (both quite inexpensive and portable).

I'm very picky about the beans I use (and especially picky about how long ago they were roasted).
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I grind my own beans and use the reusable k-cup.
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I'm really happy with this:

https://www.wholelattelove.com/produ...FZRffgodm7YA1g

It pretty much covers all of our coffee needs.
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how much are you looking to spend and are you looking for regular coffee or espresso-based drinks?
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Old Dec 3, 15, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Redhead View Post
I know you wanted one that started with whole beans, but I LOVE my Nespresso. It uses pods but makes great espresso. There is a large range of flavours/intensities available. It comes with a milk heater/frother. The one bummer is that you have to get the pods from Nespresso website - you can't get them at Costco or other retailers.
Buy the pods on ebay. Many are up to 40% off.
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Originally Posted by VickiSoCal View Post
I grind my own beans and use the reusable k-cup.
The reason we got the Keurig was because my husband, (bless his heart ) drinks a lot of coffee, was constantly making fresh pots of 6 cups and drinking only 2, and leaving grounds on the counter.

While I would grind my own and use the reusable k-cup, I would clean up after myself. My husband, not so much

I have a couple of them, I just hide them so my husband can't use them
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We use the Cuisinart Grind and Brew every day. Can make as little as one cup or ten. I'm know you can buy better but it's simple with very little to go wrong.

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