Can this Chefman InstaCoffee really brew coffee from a K-Cup in 30 seconds? That's what Dickie D wants to find out with The Chefman InstaCoffee Single Serve Coffee Maker. Brews in 30 Seconds. Compatible with K-Cup Pods, Grounds & Loose-Leaf Tea w/Reusable Filter. While their copy says “Make fresh coffee in 30 seconds, I put a stopwatch to test it out. Well, in 30 seconds this coffee maker does start the brewing process, which is fast – but it takes 2 minutes, 15 seconds to brew a full Kcup. In addition to K-Cups®, you can use your own freshly ground roast using the included filter.
Popular with coffee enthusiasts worldwide including the Giz Wiz and Leo is the AeroPress coffee maker. It uses a fast brewing process (similar to French Press) to make a smooth, full-flavored cup of coffee. With the AeroPress & the newer AeroPress Go paper microfilter, there's no grit in your cup, and clean-up takes seconds. Plus, you get 350 filters in the box with the Go! Also with the "Go", the company says you can make 1 to 3 cups of American coffee per pressing in about a minute.
This week's gadget promises fast coffee in the morning. The Hamilton Beach 5 Cup small coffee maker (48136) is great for small kitchens, dorm rooms, boats, and small offices. Amazon says “even travel”, but yes, for an RV, perfect.
The first gadget of the new year from the Giz Wiz is the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew, which offers 3 ways to brew coffee. You can make up to 12 cups with ground coffee on the carafe side or use a dual-purpose single-serving K Cup pod or ground coffee on the other. The included pod holder and single-serve grounds basket handle both options.
This week's gadget from the Giz Wiz is a Keurig coffee maker that does coffee two ways. There are 3 models of the K-Cup Duo. One of them is already available, and that's the K-Duo Essentials. Here's info from Keurig about the Essentials. All 3 models will have similar basic features.
Capresso CoffeeTEAM PRO Glass 12-cup coffee maker. It features a sleek stainless steel exterior and has a lot of new features including professional-grade conical solid steel burr grinder to grind beans slowly, a new removable 7-ounce bean container to lift off to refill beans or access the grinder for cleaning, and removable upper burr, for easy cleaning. It also has a two-step grind and clean chamber that automatically cleans the grinder after every cycle. The warming plate will keep your coffee warm for 2 hours and then shut off.
Dickie D knows that Leo likes a good cup of coffee, so he found the new Keurig Elite K45 Single Cup coffee maker. Currently selling for under $100 at Amazon, it's arguably the most affordably priced Keurig kitchen brewing system out there. There's also an $80 version for college dorms.