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Before we get to the best on demand coffee makers, let me first clarify what is an on-demand coffee maker and how it works:
Unlike usual coffee makers that include a carafe that holds the coffee until you drink it, an on-demand coffee maker, also known as a dispensing coffee maker, holds the coffee in a tank within the machine and keeps it hot there. When you want coffee, you’ll simply push a lever to dispense as much coffee as you want.
Is an On-demand Coffee Maker Better than a Regular Coffee Maker?
It is better in two ways:
But How Do You Clean an On-Demand Coffee Maker?
Good question! The internal coffee tank in an on-demand coffee maker is detachable, so you simply pick it up, wash it and place it back. It’s that simple.
Here’s the two top-rated on demand coffee makers we found –
KRUPS KM9008 Cup on Request Programmable Coffee Maker with Precise Warming Technology – 12-Cup Capacity:
Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker:
So, which of the two machines we’ve mentioned above should you buy? Here’s a quick comparison between them:
Image Feature Dispenses one cup at a time with an easy-to-use actuator
Press the lever to fill your cup
Removable water reservoir
Double-wall coffee reservoir holds twelve 5 oz. cups of coffee
Removable coffee reservoir for easy cleanup
Programmability for large and small cup sizes; aroma selection for more intense extraction
Programmabilityg for weekday and weekend settings
Precise Warming Technolog for constant and regulated temperature with countdown timer to let you know the time since brewing completed
Removable, stainless steel 12-cup water tank; front facing water window; angeled control; immediate flow stop
3 position adjustable drip tray accommodates for multiple size cups and travel mugs; DuoFilter water filtration system; 1100 watts; 2 year worlwide warranty
Title Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker KRUPS KM9008 Cup on Request Programmable Coffee Maker with Precise Warming Technology, 12-cup, Black Height 11.3 inch 14.56 inch Weight 9 pound 9.9 pound Width 14.6 inch 9.92 inch Length 8.7 inch 14.01 inch Reviews Read Reviews Read Reviews Link More Info More Info
Mainly, both machines work in a similar style and hold the same capacity of coffee. However, the KRUPS does offer more customization and programmablity:
The Cuisinart does offer some of those features, but it isn’t as customizable or flexible as the KRUPS. It is more budget-friendly when it comes to price-range, so you’ll definitely be getting what you pay for, either with the KRUPS or the Cuisinart.
One last questions, is there an on-demand coffee maker with built-in grinder?
As of the time of this post, June 2014, there are none. So you’ll have to purchase your grinder separately.
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.