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How to Choose a Single Cup Coffee Brewer
The popularity of the single cup coffee brewer has saturated the market with many different models and types of single cup coffee brewers. Manufacturers have made so many different models and types of single serve coffee brewers that it has made it difficult to decide on one to purchase, particularly for people who have never used one or been exposed to the various models available.
Many families choose to purchase a single cup coffee brewer to save money on coffee. They realize they are pouring money out with every pot of coffee they drink that doesn't get completely finished. Once they decide to switch to a single serve brewer they need help choosing a machine. The first step is understanding the difference in the pod brewers and K-cup brewers.
Pod brewers are single cup coffee makers that use pre-filled pods to brew a single cup of coffee or other hot beverage. These pods are small diskettes made of coffee filter material that are filled with ground coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate or other hot beverages that companies offer. The pod is placed in a holding unit on the machine. As the machine heats the water it forces it over the pod and the resulting coffee is dripped into a waiting cup or mug. Once the coffee is finished the only clean up is tossing the used pod into the trash. There are several types of single serve pod brewers available on the market.
K-Cup Brewers: These single cup brewers are specialty brewers that use plastic units called K-cups to make the coffee or hot tea. These cups are specialized and can only be used in Keurig K-Cup coffee makers. The cups fit into a holding basket on the machine. The machine has a piercing mechanism that allows the water to drip through the cup and send the coffee into the cup below the basket. Like the coffee pod machines, the only cleanup is disposing of the plastic cup. K-cups are only usable in the in Keurig brewer.
Pods have the advantage of being interchangeable between multiple machines. K-cups are more specialized and can only be used in the Keurig single serve coffee brewer. Another consideration that plays into the choosing a single cup coffee brewer is the environment. Currently, pods are the only single cup coffee maker that has a natural material for the coffee filter. Plastic K-cups are not recyclable although that will most likely change in the near future.