Single Cup Coffee Options

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If you love coffee then you certainly know that there is a lot more specialization in this area compared to days gone by when Mr. Coffee dominated the market. Today you can set your coffee maker the night before to grind your beans and brew your favorite coffee before your alarm goes off each morning. Waking up to the sweet scent of coffee in the air tends to lessen the blow of hearing that alarm each morning.

Single cup coffee makers are very popular these days not only for single people but also in the work environment. Keurig has revolutionized coffee brewing with the introduction of the K-cup. You can buy a single cup coffee maker that is made for the K-cup and within seconds you are presented with a decent cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate whenever you want. There are some drawbacks to this new type of instant coffee for the coffee fanatic. You are stuck with the amount of coffee that is contained within the K-cup. You aren’t allowed any variability when it comes to the amount of coffee you want in your cup or the strength of the coffee, for that matter.

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An option which adds a little more versatility and creativity to the serious coffee drinker is a one cup drip coffee maker. With this type of single-serve model you can easily adjust the amount of coffee and the proportions of various types of coffee. Perhaps you want to mix half caffeinated and half decaffeinated coffee so that you can have a toned down cup of coffee. A drip model will allow you to do this easily. If you are the creative type, you could even mix a few different types of coffee to make a unique special brew.

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One method of coffee brewing which is gaining steam in the coffee world is called pour over coffee brewing. With the purchase of a ceramic or glass funnel and filters you can brew your own coffee without the need of a coffee maker. This process entails placing the funnel on top of your coffee mug, inserting a filter into the funnel, and adding the desired amount of ground coffee into the filter. Then you boil up enough water to fill the mug and after it boils let it set for about 30 seconds. In this time the water should drop to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit which is the proper temperature to achieve full extraction of the coffee. You then pour the hot water into the funnel with the filter and the coffee grounds and use a spoon to stir the mixture. The coffee will then fill your mug leaving you with a personally-brewed single serving of java. This is also a brewing method that you can use anywhere as long as you have access to a heat source to boil the water. It is an excellent option if you enjoy a quality cup of coffee while you are camping or tailgating.

There are many different single-serve options available for the coffee addict these days. Whether you decide to buy a one cup coffee maker or if you decide to brew it on your own using the pour over method, you’ll be able to quickly satisfy those caffeine cravings.