Here are some of the highest-rated and best-selling personal coffee makers. You can choose from the simplest version to a quite spectacular automated machine. Look for differences in cup size, and also for differences in wattage. The higher wattage machines will brew the coffee quicker.
Black & Decker DCM18S Brew’n Go Personal Coffee Maker with Travel Mug
Great for commuters, office professionals, and one-coffee-drinker households, this personal coffee maker brews 15 ounces of coffee directly into a stainless-steel travel mug. The mug has a rubber handle for a safe grip and a lid to keep coffee hot. It’s tapered to a 2-1/2-inch-diameter bottom, so it fits most vehicle cup, holders. The coffee maker itself is designed for an on-the-go coffee drinker. It has a permanent filter–no messy disposable paper filters required–and shuts off automatically after brewing. The mug, filter, filter basket, and mug lid are dishwasher-safe, and the coffee maker can also be used to heat water for tea, hot chocolate, and instant foods like oatmeal and soup.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2 in Drip Coffee Machines, #32 in Kitchen & Dining
Reviews: Reviewed by 732 Users
Toastess TFC-326 Personal-Size 1-Cup Coffeemaker
The perfect size for home, office, RV, or dorm-room use, this single-cup coffeemaker quickly brews one delicious cup of coffee at a time–no more wasted, leftover coffee turning bitter in a pot. Brew directly into any favorite mug–most will fit inside the compartment–or brew into the ceramic 10-ounce mug that comes included. The unit accommodates a variety of mug sizes and comes with an extra base to fit large mugs. In addition to making coffee, the appliance also produces hot water for tea, hot cocoa, instant soups, and more. Other highlights include an illuminated “on/off” switch, a water-level window for easy filling, a permanent nylon filter, and a small footprint that takes up minimal space on the counter or desk.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2,152 in Kitchen & Dining
Reviews: Reviewed by 19 Users
Variations: Toastess TFC-1 White, Toastess TFC-2T 450-Watt Personal-Size Coffeemaker with Thermal Travel Mug
Toastess TFC-25T Silhouette 800-Watt Personal-Size Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Travel Mug
This coffee machine differs from the others on this page in that it has a larger mug (15 oz.), and it has a higher wattage (800W vs. 450W). This means that you get a larger brew, and quicker too!
Perfect for people on the go, this 800-watt single-cup personal coffeemaker quickly brews a delicious cup of coffee. Its permanent nylon coffee filter means no more time or money spent dealing with disposable filters. In addition to making coffee, the unit also produces hot water for tea, hot cocoa, instant soups, and more. Other highlights include a removable drip tray for easy cleaning, an “on/off” indicator light, and a small footprint that takes up minimal space on the counter. A 15-ounce stainless-steel thermal travel mug comes included. The mug fits in most car cup holders, offers a non-slip exterior band for a secure grip, and provides a tight-fitting lid with an “open/close” tab to help prevent spills.
Amazon Sales Rank: 12,764 in Home & Garden
Reviews: Reviewed by 15 Users
Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
Ideal for entertaining, this 1500-watt appliance brews a fresh cup of gourmet coffee, tea, or cocoa in less than a minute. The unit uses patented K-Cups, which offer over 70 varieties of pre-measured gourmet coffee, tea, and cocoa from a variety of premium brands. Its patented one-touch technology provides precise control of brewing, and there’s no messy grinding or clean-up. Simply open the lid, insert a K-Cup, close the lid, and select a cup size. Three brew-size options include a 5-1/4-ounce robust cup, a 7-1/4-ounce regular cup, and a 9-1/4-ounce travel mug. For full control over brewing time and temperature, the unit allows for choosing from the standard brew temperature of 192 degrees F or a cooler 187 degrees F. In addition, the appliance comes equipped with a programmable bright-blue backlit LCD message center that displays a 24-hour digital clock and a programmable on/off timer. Other useful features include a descale indicator, a removable 48-ounce water reservoir, and a removable drip tray for quick cleanup. A complimentary 18 K-Cup variety pack is included.
Need to Know: The machine uses the Keurig proprietary K-cup coffee pods, which come in a vast number of flavors.
Amazon Sales Rank: #127 in Kitchen & Dining
Reviews: Reviewed by 736 Users
Variations: Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System, Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System
Bosch TAS1000UC Tassimo Single-Serve Coffee Brewer, Anthracite
Better brewing by design, Tassimo is a brewing system unlike any other. Remarkable in its ability to offer an exceptional combination of quality, convenience, consistency, and versatility. Only Tassimo offers a choice of coffee, cappuccinos, and lattes made.
- A fully automatic single-serve coffee brewer uses T-Discs with barcode technology
- No measuring, no fuss, and virtually no cleanup; customizable size and strength
- 3.3 bars of pressure; LED user interface; height-adjustable cup stand; water-level indicator
- Automatically reverts to standby mode to save on energy; flow-through water heater
Need to Know: The machine uses T-discs, so you cannot use regular coffee.
Amazon Sales Rank: #5,963 in Kitchen & Dining
Reviews: Reviewed by 13 Users