Coffee for One
As an avid coffee lover, I can tell you, that if someone asked me what I would love to have as a Mother’s Day gift, a single serve coffee maker would be at the top of my list. I am the only person in my house and in my office who drinks coffee, and I am also a coffee snob. I used to run a coffee shop, so I got used to drinking coffee brewed from freshly ground beans. Coffee is a comfort food for me. I drink it all day long, especially in the colder weather to stay warm, and awake, but also I just like the aroma, and the warmth of holding the coffee cup.
Single serve coffee makers are very affordable, and they are perfect for the person who lives alone, or spends time alone during the day. You can make as little as one cup at a time, so that the coffee is ultra fresh, and hot, just the way coffee should be.
Single serve coffee makers are stylish too, so they look good in the fanciest of kitchens, or the most upscale settings. Drinking coffee with your mother is just another way of sharing the love, a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.
|Nescafe KP210650 Dolce Gusto Single-Serve Coffee Machine, Red
Amazon Price: $204.00
Red Hot Coffee
My personal favorite of the single serve coffee makers is the one pictured to the right. It is called the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Machine. Now I have to tell you that one of the reasons that I like it, is because it comes in red. Now isn’t that a snazzy piece of machinery?
This Nescafe model is made to use the Nescafe Dolce single serve coffee capsules which come in a variety of delicious flavors, including several flavored lattes. If you buy it from Amazon, it is discounted and you get a rebate from the manufacturer. (Not mentioned in the pricing to the right.)
Convenience and Taste
A coffee maker should provide you with the best home brewed cup of coffee possible for that particular machine. For years, I would brew a whole pot of coffee, then reheat the leftovers throughout the day as I wanted more.
What makes these single serve coffee makers so wonderful is that they are simple to use, easy to clean, and your coffee tastes fresh each time. Also, if later in the afternoon, you need to have a sweet cup of coffee, or another flavor, you can brew exactly what you want each time.
Senseo Single Serve Coffee Makers
|Senseo 7810 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine, Black
Amazon Price: $49.39
List Price: $64.99
|Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Brewer
Amazon Price: $13.60
List Price: $19.99
Keurig Single Serve Coffee Makers
|Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
Amazon Price: $118.98
List Price: $189.95
|Coffee People, Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers (Pack of 50)
Amazon Price: $28.95
List Price: $29.95
Bosch Single Serve Coffee Makers
|Bosch TAS4511UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Silk Silver
Amazon Price: $98.90
List Price: $169.99
|Starbucks Latte Primo, T-Discs for Tassimo Coffeemakers, 8 Count Packages (Pack of 2)
Amazon Price: $74.99
List Price: $25.75
You Brew What You Pay For
Depending on what you spend on your single serve coffee maker, you will get an equivalent machine for the price. A higher price machine will last longer, brew better, stay calibrated longer, need less service, and may never have to be replaced.
If your mother drinks a lot of coffee, buy the top of the line single serve coffee maker. You can always split the cost with your siblings. Look for reliable brand names like Keurig, Hamiliton Beach, Krups, and West Bend. Decide which features you want, then take the plunge. You will benefit too, every time you visit mom and share a cup of coffee.
West Bend Single Serve Coffee Makers
|West Bend 56204 Single-Cup Personal Coffee Maker and Water Dispenser, Red
Amazon Price: $21.95
List Price: $29.99
|Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Coffee Brewing System With Carousel for Keurig Coffee Cups
Amazon Price: $184.00
Coffee capsules can be purchased online or at most grocery stores. Most coffee capsules can work in more than one single serve coffee machine, but make sure before you purchase the coffee capsules.
Coffee capsules make a surprisingly good cup of coffee, so this is a good product for mothers who may be getting elderly, and are not as dexterous as they used to be. However, if your mother is a coffee purist, then you will need to get a more traditional single serve coffee maker.
Black and Decker Single Serve Coffee Makers
|Black & Decker HCC100 Home Cafe Single Serve Coffee Brewing System, Black
Amazon Price: $69.99
|Black & Decker DCM18S Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug
Amazon Price: $9.95
List Price: $29.95
Economical Single Serve Coffee Makers
If you are saving your pennies, or just don’t want to spend more than $50 on a single serve coffee maker for mom this year, then consider Hamilton Beach as a reliable brand. Hamilton Beach has been making small appliances including coffee makers for a very long time, and they stand behind their products.
Their single serve coffee makers are a good midline product, that serve a really nice hot cup of coffee. They will last several years as long as you don’t abuse them. You can also buy replacement parts, so that you don’t have repurchase the entire coffee maker.
Sitting down with your mother to share a cup of love, is a great way to spend Mother’s Day. And if you like, you can pair your coffee with some homemade biscotti.