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Oct 6, 2007 07:37 PM

Best single-cup coffee maker?

I need one for my office. Less $$ is better. TIA!

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  1. Sadly, you do get what you pay for... I like the Bunn MyCafe, but it's about $150.

    Gevalia used to have one that was "free'... you might check the offers at their website.

    And finally if you "qualify" you can get a Senso for only $15 shipping:;j...

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    1. re: Jennalynn

      Chemex brews a great cup of coffee and is simple and elegant.

    2. French press coffee maker. Here's a travel version:

      Bodum Travel Press Coffee & Tea Maker - $ 9.95

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      1. re: Antilope

        Yep, French press or if you like espresso, the Bialetti Brikka. Makes considerably better espresso than Starbucks if you have access to good beans.

      2. Unfortunately, I don't have a positive recommendation to offer; but, I tried the Melita One:One model and the coffee was, for me, undrinkable. Their teas were marginally acceptable but a water boiled and some decent bagged tea does just as well, if not better, and you're not limited to their flavor options. I'd stay away from this machine, I'm sure there are better options out there.

        1. I'm partial to nespresso.

          1. When I researched this topic a few months ago, I had concluded that at that time the Mellita one:one seemed like the best "value." It got favorable reviews, the hardware was going for something like $60 and it can allegedly accommodate any size of coffee pod. I ended up getting a Senseo after spotting one on clearance at the grocery store for $40, though. I've been happy with it.

            Of course you could also just get a filter cone that sits over your mug for $10 :-) Depends what you need and what you like.