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I first started using single-serve coffee makers back when I lived by myself, and it only seemed to make sense to brew a cup at a time rather than full pots. But I discovered early on that even when I had someone else over, the single-serve brewing is still just as sensible. Nobody likes getting the “dregs” of a pot, or realizing after they pour a cup that it’s been sitting on the warmer for two hours. Even with more than one person in the household now, we prefer our Breville single-serve coffee maker over a full-pot brewer. We know that each cup brews almost as quickly as the time it would take to pour a cup from an already-brewed pot, and we love it that each cup is absolutely fresh, hot, and made how we each like it.
Product Features – Breville BKC700XL gourmet single-serve coffee maker:
I’ve also been enjoying the flexibility of the Breville BKC700XL, particularly, the ability to switch easily between the ready-serve K-cup coffee pods and regular ground coffee. We like the flavor options and the convenience of the coffee pods, but I’ve always been reluctant to lock myself in to a machine that didn’t also allow for brewing from coffee grounds. It’s still a treat to go to the local co-op grocery store and pick out specialty coffees to try out on a leisurely Sunday morning, and with the Breville BKC700XL coffee maker we still have all the options open.
Speaking of options, we also love the “iced beverage” feature of the BKC700XL gourmet single-serve coffee maker. I used to make a habit of brewing extra coffee in the summer and putting a pitcher of it in the fridge to cool, but the iced option with this machine lets us enjoy the fresh brew even for our summer drinks. It’s pretty clever, really–when you want an iced beverage, the Breville BKC700XL dispenses a super-concentrated shot of brewed coffee, rather than a regular-strength cup, and then we can fix it up with milk or half-and-half for a perfect iced coffee drink.
Some of the “extra” features that make me feel spoiled with the coffee maker include its super quiet pump, its removable water reservoir for easy filling, and the temperature and brew strength controls. We can each make our own cup the way we like it best. There’s also the fact that the reservoir holds enough water that when the machine is turned on, quite a number of cups of coffee can be brewed (each of them nearly instantly) before it needs to be refilled and reheated. I should also mention its automatic shut-off feature, which I’ve been grateful for on more than one occasion, as I tend to wander away and forget that I’ve left it on.
Truly, the Breville BKC700XL gourmet single-serve coffee maker makes the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had–day after day, in the convenience of my own kitchen. Between the ability to fine-tune the strength and temperature, pick my own flavor for each cup, and know that every single cup of coffee is fresh-brewed; this machine is unbeatable in my book.