Of course, the “other one-cup coffee maker” has been around for a long time and only costs a few dollars.
It is a simple plastic or glass cone, which fits perfectly over a single cup or glass carafe.
You place the cone on the cup, place a filter in the cone, add the ground coffee and then pour hot water over the coffee.
It is an almost ridiculously simple and efficient system. One wonders why it is necessary to have a sophisticated, high-tech pod brewer when this five dollar cone will do the same job.
You can purchase cones that accept paper filters or, if you prefer, a cone with a metal filter. The metal filter cone does the exact same job and costs a bit more, but you don’t have to buy and throw away the paper filters.
And this single cup coffee maker actually makes a better cup of coffee!
When you pour hot water over the coffee in a cone, you can see what you are doing and make sure all of the grind is soaked.
In addition, you can stir the grinds and water. This not only means you get full brew and flavor from the grind, but it also results in a much richer and stronger cup of coffee.
With electric drip infusers, you can’t do this because you don’t have access to the coffee during the brewing process.
There is another big benefit to using a filter cone instead of a single cup electronic coffee maker …
With a filter cone, you can go out and buy the coffee beans you want. With a K-Cup or Pod brewer, you are limited to the choice of beans and blends available for use with that particular brand.
You have a choice when it comes to a single cup copier …
1. You can use the brand new, High Tech K-Cup or Pod Brewer.
2. You can use a French press.
3. Or you can use a filter cone drip infuser. (External link to Amazon.com)
The choice is yours. But it’s good to be informed about what you really need and what you really need. And then make a choice you won’t regret.