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Mar 31, 2007 08:17 PM

Single Cup Coffee Maker

My fiancee's grandmother had a not-so-expensive single cup coffee maker that broke (It may have been Black & Decker). She's trying to replace it now. Therefore, I'm looking at any recommendation to replace.


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  1. Black and Decker makes several models. If you can't find one in your local stores, you can buy it on-line: http://www.blackanddeckerappliances.c... .

    1. Might I recommend the Aeropress. It makes a fantastic cup!

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      1. re: fini

        Does the Aeropress allow you to use "real" coffee, or do you have to buy those pods?

        1. re: chicgail

          No it uses plain old ground coffee. A little warning, people keep calling this an espresso maker, when it really isn't. It just has some similar characteristics.

          Here are a couple of websites to check out:

          1. re: fini

            Go for the Keurig single cup maker. You can buy the K-Cups almost anywhere and if you want to use your own ground coffee, they sell an insert that can be filled with coffee instead of a K-Cup.

      2. Check out

        Reviews, boards, etc.

        For my money (and my morning java) I went for the high end Bunn My Cafe. You might want to check out the Senseo.

        1. This doesn't sound like what you are looking for, but it's inexpensive, makes a fine cup of coffee, is easy to clean, and doesn't take up counter space.

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          1. re: oranj

            That would be my choice too. The one downside is occasionally running out of
            paper filters and having to use a napkin that one morning you've forgotten to restock.
            But that problem is easily eliminated with one of these:
            (though I prefer the taste when filtered through paper ...)

          2. I don't know if you're still looking, but Amazon has a great deal TODAY the 9th on a single cup pod Melitta machine:


            And it ships free with their Super Saver thing.