Coffee. Delicious, hot, amazing coffee! On those Monday morning when you don’t want to pull yourself out of bed to get ready for work, sometimes all you need to get you going is a whiff of your favorite coffee brewing in the kitchen. It’s that aroma that wafts through the house that gets you up and out of bed, and it’s that first sip that truly wakes you up.
With that said, sometimes all you really ever want is a single cup of coffee—not a full pot like typical coffee machines that will brew way more than what you need. For those of you who want a single cup of coffee, you might be interested in the Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter.
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!
If ever there was a well-respected name in the coffee maker industry, it would have to be Mr. Coffee! The Mr. Coffee brand has been perfecting the way we brew coffee since 1970, so we needn’t tell you just how reliable the machine can be, especially when the company partnered with Keurig, another well-known and respected name in the coffee world for this machine.
Notable features of the Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter include:
When you’re ready for your morning cup of coffee, the process of getting that coffee has never been easier. All you need to do is add fresh water to the reservoir, put your favorite K-cup pod (or the My Grounds reusable filter filled with your favorite coffee brand) into the machine and then press the brew button.
The coffee brews directly into your favorite mug or travel sized cup, so you never have to worry about cleaning any coffee pots. If you think there’s going to be any coffee splashing outside of the cup during the brewing process, you don’t have to worry about that, as there is a removable drip tray that will catch any spill over or splashed coffee.
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 74% had great things to say about the coffee maker and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people loved the fact that you could use the My Grounds reusable filter and your own coffee grounds. This means you don’t have to worry about using the wasteful K-Cups.
Another feature customers liked was that this is an affordable, basic coffee maker without any unnecessary bells and whistles. Customers have said that the device is compact and it doesn’t take up a whole lot of room, which is nice for those who have precious little counter space. Customers said they felt like this particular device was the “perfect introductory single-serve coffee maker” because it was so easy to use, easy to clean, and it fit in their budget.
So what did the remaining 26% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers was that this product felt like it was an “expensive product to just boil water.” For these customers, the unit stopped being able to brew coffee (although it still got the water nice and hot) after merely 10 uses with a K-cup. Customers said that the device pokes the hole into the k-cup, but no coffee filters through.
Other complaints customers have had about the Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter mentioned that the coffee maker leaked water every time they tried to use it. With that said, when the customer contacted Mr. Coffee, they were sent a working, non-leaking replacement in just three days.
If you’re someone who is looking for a no-nonsense single serve coffee maker, then you’ve probably have spent your fair share of time looking at all the available products on the market. Whether you were looking at the expensive Keurig machines or some off brand device, the fact remains that they are all designed to brew a single cup of coffee for your drinking pleasure.
With the Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter, you get just that. A simple device that will brew a single cup of coffee—nothing more and nothing less. Although 26% of customers who purchased this product felt the machine didn’t live up to the Mr. Coffee name, one even cited it was an expensive way to boil water, we feel this is still a great option.
What’s more telling is that while you could spend lots of money on a single serve coffee maker, with the Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewing System with Reusable Grounds Filter, you’re paying half the price of more popular models.
At just under $60, we feel that this is a great unit. If you’re conscious of the environment or you have a specific brand of coffee you enjoy that isn’t available in a K-Cup, you will definitely enjoy the reusable My Grounds filter that is included with this machine. We’re certain that when you purchase this coffee maker and start making the coffee with it, you’ll quickly see that this purchase was a wise one.