Mom’s with kids of any ages will all agree on one thing, their morning routine is what gets them up and running every morning and what they drink is actually a very large part of that routine. For some mom’s, they drink tea although most will enjoy a cup of coffee to get them going first thing in the morning. The problem with making your own coffee at home is this: who really has time to drink an entire pot of coffee before running out the door?

The newest technology when it comes to the morning cup of Joe is the one-cup coffee pot. The premise is simple, it only brews a single cup of coffee at a time giving you two big advantages over the traditional coffee pot, first is it only takes a minute for your coffee to be ready to drink and second is that you no longer need to waste coffee just for that one needed cup. Now that you are ready to try one of these, you are probably a bit confused as to which one to buy since there are so many on the market today. Here is a breakdown of the top 3 one-cup coffee makers, each has their ups and downs and in reality, it will come down to which one will suite your needs and your budget the best.


Keurig is the top selling one-cup coffee maker on the market but you are going to be limited to the types of coffee you brew as well as the size of your cup. That said this coffee maker does have some features that others will not. For starters, you do not need to brew only hot drinks through the Keurig; you can also brew cold coffee drinks as well. This is a feature that is not found in most other models. This system typically runs about $80-$120 and can be found at most stores that sell coffee pots.


The Cuisinart one-cup coffee maker is similar to the Keurig as it costs about the same and uses the same K-Cups. What sets them apart is this coffee maker gives the user the choice of five different sizes of cups to use and holds up to 80 oz. of water so you just put the K-Cup in, set your desired settings and off it goes, no need to add water every time.

Hamilton Beach

The Hamilton Beach one-cup coffee pot is a wonderful addition to this line-up of expensive machines. This one is priced around $30 and can be purchased at most box stores. This maker does not use K-Cups, instead, it uses pouches which just go into the slide out, and then the water goes into the one cup reservoir and voila, a hot cup of coffee in less than a minute. You can choose any size cup you want with this maker and you do not have to use the pouches, you have the option of purchasing the mini coffee filters that fit into the machine and then you simply add your amount of coffee.