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With all of the latest innovations on the coffee scene, it can be difficult to determine which gadgets are worth your time and which are not. Take, for example, the invention of the single serve coffee machine. By using smaller pods of coffee and a strong stream of hot water, these machines are the latest coffee accessory on everyone’s countertop. But are they really worth your coffee drinking time?
The truth of the matter is that making one cup of coffee at a time is the best way to go. Not only can you focus your efforts on creating a quality cup, but you’re also not going to be wasting any ingredients or energy. These single serve coffee pods allow you to create the perfect cup of coffee every time, with consistency. You will also be able to create individual cups of coffee for everyone that comes into your home, no matter their taste preferences.
The concentrated stream of water though the pod of coffee allows the maximum flavor of coffee to be released into every cup. This is a great way to have that rich flavor that you want, without having to grind the coffee beans or having to check the water temperature to make sure that it’s hot enough.
And since the water doesn’t have to cover a large portion of coffee, you can be sure that the color of coffee produced will be consistent as well.
However, the single serve coffee machines do have some problems. For one, the pods that you are buying are more expensive than traditional coffee beans or ground coffee. And you need to buy the pods that fit into the pot measurements. These costs can add up in addition to the actual machine itself. You will also need to realize that when you switch from flavored to regular tasting coffee that flavored coffee will still resonate in the coffee pot ? just as it would in any other machine. If you’re not a flavored coffee drinker, this might cause problems when you are entertaining.
In terms of creating a delicious cup of coffee, the single serve coffee machines are certainly holding to their promises. But the overall price and investment that needs to be made might be problematic for some coffee drinkers.
In the end, it comes down to what’s more important to you price or convenience. These machines are certainly more convenient and combined with the quality coffee, that might just make the decision for you.