The intoxicating scent of coffee is one of the best parts of a morning routine, but brewing a fresh cup for one can be challenging. That is, unless you have one of the best single-serve coffee makers on your countertop. And the good news? Today’s caffeine machines are nothing like the clunkers we grew up with.
Instead, these budget-friendly appliances have new technologies that can make one hell of a good cup of joe in the comfort of your own home, hot or iced (thank you, Mr. Coffee maker,
$60; $48), and in under five minutes flat. (Watch out, Starbucks and Dunkin.’) Plus, they can brew everything from espressos to cappuccinos (we're looking at you, Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe, $200; $140) in a single serving.
Ready for the "best part of waking up," as Folgers would say? Read on for the ten best single-serve coffee machines (which we selected from a list of more than 30) to give you the perfectly portioned boost you need.