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You’ll never know what convenience truly is until you’ve tried brewing your coffee using a single-serve machine. A truly innovative way to brew delicious coffee drinks at home with a single touch of a button, single-serve machines are something you’ll definitely want to consider.
Here’s the thing about single-serve espresso machines; while they’re truly great, quick, and mess-free which is a major plus… they’re not for everyone. If you’re an advanced coffee drinker, you prefers to customize the grind/temperature or other features of their espresso, you’d prefer a manual pump espresso machine over a single-serve.
As single-serve machines use pods, the coffee has already been ground and freshly sealed. You’ll have the option to customize the volume of your coffee, and you’ll have the choice of many different coffee blends/strength. Choosing a single-serve espresso machine will also mean committing to one brand of coffee, since most machines use their own coffee pods exclusively.
So, before you decide on a single serve machine, you’ll need to check the following:
Now we’ve covered that, let’s have a look at the best single-serve espresso machines currently available…
Nespresso is currently one of the hottest single-serve espresso machines available in the market. It has the most diverse range when it comes to machines and coffee capsules. It’s perfect for making espresso as well as other coffee drinks like Cappuccinos, Lattes or Macchiatos. However, you will need to bundle it with it’s electric milk frother, the Aeroccino, which comes built-in in some models like the Nespresso CitiZ pictured above.
The great thing about CBTL’s single serve machine is that it brews more than espresso. It’s actually a beverage brewing system that makes brewed coffee, espresso, tea and hot chocolate. All capsules are available from CBTL, and there’s a good selection to choose from. CBTL also has an electric milk frother that you can bundle with your machine to make all sorts of delicious milk based drinks.
Keurig Rivo for Lavazza:
Keurig machines are known for their K-Cup pods. But this particular machine is made to work exclusively with Lavazza pods, the European brand known for it’s delicious espresso. The coffee variety for this particular machine isn’t much, but it should satisfy any Lavazaa fan. Also, it works like a charm in creating any coffee drink with a touch of a button.
Gaggia for illy:
Another big European, and particularly Italian name. Gaggia, a major Italian espresso machine manufacturer, has made this single-server machine to work with another Italian brand, illy coffee pods. Illy’s pods, known as iperEspresso, are available in many blends, but not as many as Nespresso’s or CBTL’s. The machine has a built-in classic frothing wand, so with the machine you get the look and feel of a classic espresso machine with the advanced technology of single-serve machine.
Our top recommendation would be the Nespresso machine for its available variety of coffee. However, if you want more out of your machine, the CBTL’s machine is an excellent choice for brewing many different beverages. As for the Keurig Rivo and Gaggia for illy, both are excellent machines, but only consider them if you’re a fan of the coffee brands Lavazza or illy, as you’ll only have their limited variety of coffee available to you.
a Keurig 2.0 Brewer is the only Keurig that can brew both single cup servings as well a full carafe. The machine is available in a number of models that vary in sizes, so you can choose the right one for your needs.
Keurig K55 is an excellent choice for single cup brewing with a large 48 oz reservoir. Perfect for brewing many cups without the need to refill.
Keurig K15 is perfect for a single user who needs something compact. It has no water reservoir, instead you add a fresh cup of water for every brew. It's very small in size in comparison to other Keurigs.
KitchenAid Personal Coffee Maker
This personal coffee maker by KitchenAid is compact in size and brews directly into your mug or travel mug. Use it with your favorite coffee ground and never worry about coffee pods.
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker
This convenient coffee maker by Hamilton Beach allows you to brew a single cup in different sizes using your favorite coffee ground. It can also adjust the coffee brew from regular to bold. This, in addition to many great features.
Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar gives you the best of all words. It is a single-serve (using coffee ground), it is also able to make a full carafe and specialty coffee drinks.
Keurig K55 Coffee Maker
The Keurig K55 allows you to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup pod, which is available from so many brands like Green Mountain, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and many more. It also has a refillable pod that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
Keurig 2.0, like the K55, brews K-Cups from many different brands, which doesn't limit your options. The 2.0 model allows you to additionally brew a full carafe along side many different cup sizes.
The Nespresso CitiZ&Milk allows you to brew espresso, and thanks to its built-in frother, you can easily heat and froth milk for drinks like Cappuccino and Latte.
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
The Lattissima Pro takes it up to another level with its fully automated drink preparation. Using the LCD touch screen, choose the drink you want to brew and the Lattissima will do everything else.
Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine Machine
The Evoluo is part of Nespresso's VertuoLine brewers which allow you to brew a full cup of coffee in addition to espresso and espresso-based drinks. So, if you enjoy your cup of coffee as well as a frothy cup of Cappuccino or Latte, this would be a nice option for you.