You can see coffee shops everywhere these days but don’t be fooled by that into thinking that all coffee lovers are starting to go out in order have their favorite drink. An overwhelming majority of coffee drinkers still make their own coffee at home. That means people are still on the lookout for a good high quality coffee maker that they can use at home.
Of all the different types of coffee machines that are available in the market today, the ones that utilize coffee pods are fast gaining popularity among users. The secret behind the rising fame of coffee pod systems is that they are very convenient to use. The difficult parts in coffee making are left out with this kind of system.
You are guaranteed a quality coffee or tea beverage which is consistent from day to day which is something that is hard to achieve with other types of coffee makers. The downside is that since the coffee used for these machines are kept in pods and had been ground for some time, the quality of the drink might be a little poorer when compared with drinks made with freshly ground coffee. That downside however is small compared with the convenience with using coffee pod systems. If you want to get the best coffee pod system then here are 3 of the best coffee pod makers that I can recommend:
Keurig Special Edition
A pioneer in the use of coffee pods the Keurig Special Edition offers drinks brewed from small plastic cups that they call K-Cups. These cups have a filter made from paper inside and are filled with coffee, cocoa, or tea.
In brewing the drink a metal needle punctures the cup and injects hot water at high speed which drains through a hole in the bottom of the cup. The machine has an LCD display that allows you to control the it with ease. You can pick between 6, 8, or 10 ounce cups for your drink. They offer over 200 varieties of coffee and for about $15 you can get a reusable cup which you can then fill with your own favourite ground coffee.
The main downside with the machine is that it takes a minute longer than the other comparable machines to heat up. Still it is very easy to use and very neat. It does not leave any mess like the other coffee pod machines reviewed below. You can buy it for about $150.
Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto
Krups and Nescafe, two highly regarded names in their own field teamed up to create this single serve coffee machine. This machine can brew faster than most machines but it has several drawbacks. The first and most notable is that there are only about ten kinds of flavors that you can brew with it. Another drawback is that you have to watch it while it brews because its function of setting water for brewing is not automatic. In regards with cleanup it tends to drip after brewing which leaves some mess behind. You can buy this machine for about $150 too.
Douwe Egberts Senseo Classic by Phillips
This machine uses pouches filled with coffee that resembles tea bags. It takes two brewing cycles in order to make a good sized cup which means pushing the brew button twice. The best thing about it is that it is very compact. The downside is that it has a water reservoir that needs to be filled with water after only making a few cups as the reservoir is relatively small. You can buy this for about $80. It is the cheapest of the three but a worthy contender. Its sleek design is what causes the small reservoir problem.