When you’re running late and you only have time to make some coffee to take with you on the road, you’re not going to wait a half hour for a whole big pot to brew, only to pour half of it down the drain!
No, you’re going to want something that is going to brew up enough coffee to fill up your travel mug so you can be on your way, right? That’s where the Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker can be of some assistance to you. You’ll find that with this coffee maker, in two weeks’ time, it’ll more than pay for itself, especially if you have a habit of stopping at some over-priced coffee shop on the way to your to work.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the coffee maker, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the coffee maker had to say about their overall experience with it. Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this unit is something you should consider purchasing for your own kitchen!
About The Product
The Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker gives you convenience that you’ve been hoping for at a very affordable price point. With this coffee maker, you can make either an 8 ounce cup of coffee for when you are reading the morning paper, or a 14 ounce travel mug for when you don’t have time to enjoy the brew at home and you have to hurry out the door.
Notable features of the Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker include:
- Costs pennies per cup, compared to leading competitors' single-size packs
- Proportions coffee exactly with single-serve scoop filter
- Brews an 8 oz. cup of coffee in less than 90 seconds
- Built-in adjustable stand holds standard-size cup and taller travel mugs
- One steel mesh scoop filter included; no need for paper filters
- Wide drip tray on base acts as a spill-resistant drain for excess coffee
- Settings for REGULAR (automatic drip) and BOLD coffee
- Durable, stainless steel features ensure coffeemaker's longevity
- Automatically shuts off after brewing
Perhaps the most notable about this coffee maker is how versatile it is. With this machine, you don’t have to stick to just the regular coffee grinds you may find in the grocery store. You can upgrade the settings so you can get the bold and robust flavors from artisanal coffee that uses finer grinds.
We do want to point out that the finer the coffee grinds, the longer it will take for your coffee to brew. This is because the water will pass through the grinders slower, but this slow pace allows more time for the water to come in contact with the grinds, thus extracting much more flavor.
What Others Say
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 76% had great things to say about the coffee maker and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how much they enjoy being able to use coffee grinds instead of having to pay a small fortune on coffee pods and cups.
Customers also enjoy being able to make a single cup of coffee instead of a whole pot. They also like that there isn’t a water reservoir, which means the machine is always using fresh filtered water, instead of water that could get stale. Another nice feature customers like is the overall design and look of the machine.
It is able to fit under their cabinets, not take up too much valuable counter space, and it just looks like a nice appliance that you wouldn’t mind leaving out, unlike gaudy machines that are too large and have “glaring, glowing screens,” as one customer said.
So what did the remaining 14% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that their machine leaves a lot of “sludge” in the bottom of their coffee cup, thus making their drink taste horrible.
Another customer said that since there was a plastic piece in the water way, the machine leaches the plastic and their coffee tastes like plastic. Another complaint customers have is that if you don’t use the right sized coffee cup, the coffee splashes all over, making a huge mess. Customers dislike the fact that no matter what they do, there is always some sort of sediment left in their coffee cup.
Coffee is very much part of our lives, there’s no denying that. Whether we are drinking coffee at home, we stop at a coffee shop on the way to work, or even if we grab a cup of Joe at the office, we’re drinking it. If you’re someone that wants to cut down from that full pot a day, you might consider the Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker, as you can drink one cup of coffee and call it a day.
The best part of deciding to cut back on your coffee habit and buying this machine is that it is very affordable. For the price of 10 Tall Coffee Frappuccino’s at your favorite chain coffee shop, you can buy this coffee maker for under $40 and make your own.
Think of all the time, money and calories you’re going to saving! We aren’t the only ones that feel this is a great coffee machine—76% of the folks who bought the machine feel the same. Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it, just pick it up and try it for yourself.