In partnership with Keurig, Mr. Coffee has now crafted two single-serve coffee makers designed to make coffee preparation simple, quick, and easy, something fully appreciated while you are still trying to shake the sleep off your eyes in the morning. The newer one of these is the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG2-001 Single Serve Coffee Maker.
The new machine, like its older sibling, is meant to be used with Keurig's K-Cup portion packs. These packs are small plastic cups that contain coffee grounds which are pre-measured for brewing a single cup of coffee. A foil cover hermetically seals off the coffee grounds immediately after grinding. This keeps them from getting oxidized and preserves their flavor and aroma. Within the cups are paper filters which allow brewing within the cup itself. K-Cups come in over 200 varieties. The grounds are supplied by different coffee processors including Coffee People, Folgers, Gloria Jeans, and Starbucks among many others.
The design of the machine is quite simple. It has a rather boxy main body, although it slightly slants forward at its lower front panel, which houses the water reservoir, heater, and water pump. The top is a lid that opens to the reservoir. At its upper front end is a cylindrical attachment, part of which pivots open to accept a K-Cup. Below it is a drip tray which also acts as a platform for a cup or mug.
When closing the K-Cup holder, a spray nozzle and a drain nozzle simultaneously perforate the K-Cup at its top and bottom respectively. If you have previously filled the reservoir, all you need to do now is press the on button, wait for the water to be heated (which is indicated by a red lamp below the switch), and for your freshly brewed coffee to drip from the machine into a waiting cup below (the red lamp goes off and another lamp colored green comes alive).
Brewing takes place inside the cup, so washing is limited to the water reservoir which need not be done after each brew. It also means you can immediately brew another cup of another variety without mixing flavors. And since one K-Cup equals one coffee cup, you only drink freshly brewed coffee without the burnt or stale taste of coffee that has been hanging around in a carafe on a hot plate for hours.
Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG2-001 Single Serve Coffee Maker, Silver for Sale
Sale Price: $57.49
Includes five K-Cups Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Maker Enjoy a coffeehouse experience at home with the Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Maker. With 9-ounce brewing capacity and featuring Keurig Brewed technology, you can make gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa at the touch of a button...
- Powered by Keurig Brewed technology for coffeehouse quality at home
- Uses Keurig K-Cup packs
- Removable drip tray for large coffee mugs or travel mugs
- On/Off indicator light
- Single cup serving size