Best pod coffee maker

Pod coffee machines are popular among the single-serve coffee makers. There are a few criteria to meet before a pod coffee machine to be classified as the best pod coffee maker.

  • The coffee maker is easy to use and still brews high quality coffee.
  • Brew your perfect coffee in just a matter of minutes with minimal effort from you.
  • Along with being environmentally-friendly, coffee pods also need to be recyclable.

To buy the best pod coffee maker, you need look into these two brands: Keurig and Nestle Nespresso.

Unarguably Keurig and Nestle Nespresso are the market leaders for pod coffee makers.

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer

Every kitchen would want to have a Keurig K-elite coffee maker. Combining a sleek design and popular features made Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker one of the best k cup coffee maker in the market. Let’s check out the popular features.

Popular features for the best pod coffee maker

FAST & FRESH BREWED: You can brew your favorite k-cup pods in less than a minute. Turn on the coffee machine, place your mug, insert your favorite k cup pod, and lower the handle.
Lastly select the brew size and the k-elite will automictically heat up the water and brewing cycle begins.

BREWS MULTIPLE CUP SIZES: Not limited to one single cup size, this k-cup elite can brew all the popular cup sizes : 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12oz.

Reusable Coffee Filter: You can separately purchase the Universal My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter and you can brew your own ground coffee.

Strong Brew: The strong brew option will give you a stronger, bolder taste in your coffee. To enjoy a stronger brew, press the strong brew button before selecting the brew size.

Best pod coffee maker is more than making coffee

Making Ice coffee from the best pod coffee maker: The k-elite coffee maker also able to make ice beverage, first fill the 16oz tumbler with ice cubes, then Insert any K-Cup® pod, when you’re done press the iced button.

Boiling hot Water for a hot meal – You can opt for brewing hot water for preparing instant soups and oatmeal.

Smart features to have

Smart Start – There is no waiting for the water to be heated up before you select the brew size. The whole brewing process is simplified to a simple process.

75oz removable water reservoir for the ease of filling up water and lets you brew 8 cups between refills.

Auto on and Auto Off are also great features that comes with this coffee machine.

Auto On allow you to set when the coffee maker to turn on at a specific time, save you time waiting for the brewer to boot up.
A noticeable sun icon appeared on the display to indicate the feature is turn on.

Auto Off will help you save your electrical bill as it will turn off your Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker 2 hours after the last brew.
You will notice a moon icon on the display as an indication of the auto Off feature being turn on.

High altitude: Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker is also mend to function well even at higher altitudes (5000 feet) by enabling the High altitude setting.
The display screen will show a mountain icon if the feature is set.

This coffee brewer also produce very low noise while brewing so you don’t have to worry of waking up the whole family when preparing your coffee early in the morning or late night.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi

The Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi features a one touch brewing system can is capable of making both coffee and espresso, with the push of one button.

The purchase of Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker includes a complimentary starter set of Nespresso Vertuo capsules. Nespresso Vertuo Plus only works with Nespresso Vertuo capsules, Nespresso classic capsules cannot be used in this machine.

By implementing advance barcode reading from the capsule and centrifusion brewing system, the machine give you the perfect crema for your espresso every time, while also brewing a delicious cup of coffee.

Get to know more about Nespresso Vertuo Plus

The water tank can hold up to 40 oz of water and is located at the back of the machine, is rotatable to the right or left
15 seconds is all it takes for the mahine to heat up the water for a perfect brew.

There are 4 cup support position for accommodating different cup sizes and can be removed for alto coffee size.

De’Longhi recommend a standard and set factory default cup sizes for Espresso: 1.35 fl oz. / 40 ml, Coffee: 7.77 fl oz. / 230 ml and Alto: 14 fl oz. / 414 ml.

User can still program the water volume for different capsule size – Espresso, Coffee or Alto according to individual preference.
Automatic shutoff feature for saving energy after 9 minutes of inactivity.

NO more messy power cable as the remaining cable can be kept in the guide under the machine.

Nespresso Vertuo Plus is equipped with a self-cleaning and descaling procedure that can be activated by user as and when required. Both procedures are very simple and easy.

Make sure to use Nespresso descaling liquid for descaling to protect your coffee machine and for optimal result.

Is single pod coffee maker environment friendly?

Keurig k-cup and Nespresso capsules are very popular and convenience but it also gives rise to environmental issue, it created more waste unless you put in the effort to recycle all the used materials. Keurig k-cup pods are 100% recyclable since end of 2020.

The recyclable k-cup pods are made of polypropylene (#5 plastic) which is widely accepted for curbside recycling.

Nestle Nespresso capsules are made of aluminum and is recyclable too. At present, 80% of the capsules made use of recycled aluminum.