Friday, October 21, 2011

Mr. Coffee Single Serve Powered by Keurig Brewing Technology

Mr. Coffee Single Serve Powered by Keurig Brewing Technology

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 10.5 x 11.4 inches ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds 
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003XPHG06
  • Item model number:BVMC-KG1-001

Product Features

  • Powered by Keurig brewing technology for coffee house quality at home
  • Compatible with Keurig K-Cup portion packs
  • 8-Ounce brewing capacity
  • Removable drip tray
  • On and off indicator light

Product Description

Trusted for years for both quality and value, the Mr. Coffee brand has partnered with Keurig technology to bring you exceptional single-serve, gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa.

From the Manufacturer

Extraordinary Taste, Exceptional Value

Mr. Coffee and Keurig
Trusted for years for both quality and value, Mr. Coffee has partnered with Keurig technology to bring you exceptional single-serve gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Now, with the Mr. Coffee Single Serve Brewing System, you can indulge in a coffee house experience at home.
Easy to Use
In just a few simple steps, you can enjoy a coffee house style gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa.
  1. Lift reservoir lid and pour in a cup of water.
  2. Insert the K-Cup Portion Pack and close the brewer compartment.
  3. Close the reservoir and press BREW.
How the K-Cup works
The K-Cup Brewing Process
Ready to Use
The Mr. Coffee single serve comes with a variety of 5 K-Cups so it is ready for use immediately after opening. Discover a variety of flavors to help you decide which is your favorite.
The Mr. Coffee single serve brewing system
The Mr. Coffee single serve brewing system
1. Insert a K-Cup
1. Insert a K-Cup
A variety of K-Cups
K-Cups: A flavor for everybody
2. Pour in water
2. Pour in water

Open brewer
Removable drip tray
3. Press the brew button
3. Press the brew button

Customer Reviews

Review 1:
I have two other friends that have Keurig coffee makers. They have the Platinum edition Keurig maker, and although theirs has more options... like different brewing capacities I find that this Mr Coffee works perfect for me and I've never had problems with it. Both of my friends have had problems with theirs. One of them had theirs totally die on them. When I was reading reviews, I found that it's pretty common for these Keurig coffee makers to have problems... especially with the pumps. That's why it seems like this Mr. Coffee one seems better built and more reliable. I think this machine is perfect for someone who likes strong coffee with milk and sugar. That's because the brewing capacity of this coffee maker is only 8 ounces. I'd like to add that you can control how much the machine brews by measuring out the water yourself and putting it in the reservoir. It simply brews all the water in the reservoir but can't do over 8 ounces. For my needs, it's perfect! But for those of you who want a large cup of strong coffee, I would buy another coffee maker that has a larger brewing cup capacity. That's really the only potential negative thing about this coffee maker. It's fast, solid performance and ease of use are stellar. This thing is perfect for a college student or someone who lives alone and doesn't need to brew a large pot of coffee. Here are some quick pros and cons for reference:

-Great build quality. Very sturdy, reliable, and looks great.
-Fast and consistent brewing. It only takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
-The reusable "solo-fill" filter works great on this machine and doesn't leak
-Very simple to use
-Adjustable water capacity. Just pour how much you want to brew, as long as it's less than 8 Oz.
-Now available in 3 different colors!

-Maximum brewing capacity is low. Only 8 oz. For some, this can be a deal breaker.

I really love this coffee maker. I rarely give 5-Star reviews but I feel that this Mr Coffee Keurig coffee maker deserves it. It seems much more reliable than the other K-cup makers out there, even when compared to the much more expensive Keurig models. If you want one that you'll fall in love with and won't break your heart later(by dying on you months later) ... this one is it!

Extra Tips:
If you'd like to brew your own coffee and/or reduce waste, I would recommend buying a reusable filter to use with the Keurig coffee maker. Two great brands are the Ecobrew & Solofill. You can use your own coffee without having to constantly buy more k-cups. Of these two, I think the Ecobrew is slightly a better product. I

Review 2:
Firstly, I would like to say to the people who's only complaint is the size.

You should known that when you read the info of the product itself before buying. It clearly says its a single brew. Typically, that is about 8-10oz. I bought this for my fiance, and it was just great to not have to read an instruction guide upon setup. For us, at least. Pretty straight forward. Find a clear spot on the counter, plug it, lift up front part to inset k-cup, close, add water. Booyah. Coffee in seconds. Strength? That all depends on the brew you are choosing. I happen to buy the reusable k-cup insert, which personally to me is what makes the machine shine. Instead of being limted to what k-cups are out there, I can now have any coffee I want. Thank you for saving me a ton of money on this. With the reusable k-cup, I'm not spending about $.30 fir a cup of starbucks.

This clearly appears to be the future of the home brew. Many coffee makers are going to follow suit with their own k-cups in stores. Starbucks only uses the other brand. Tassimo. But chances are everyone is going to jump into the 1-shot coffee makers.

Review 3:
I adore K-Cups...and this is a great brewer! In my house, I am the only one who drinks caffeinated coffee, everyone else wants decaf (yuck). If I want coffee, I need a way to make a single cup.

This pot suits the bill. I've had pod coffee makers in the past and there are some things I did not like about them...firstly, they usually have a tank that holds water for making the coffee. In theory this is great, but in practice the water can sit around for a few days before being used and then it doesn't make very good coffee. In this mini pot, you pour water into the top from the cup you will use, and that is the water that brews your coffee, It doesn't hang around in a tank.

Keurig makes a great cup of coffee. If you want a smallish cup, you can use a regular K-Cup. If you want to make a mug or large cup, I recommend using the 'Travel Mug' size k-cups, and do shop around for the cheapest price because I've seen them for widely varying prices.

This brewer is functionally identical to Keurig's own B30 model, so buy whichever is cheaper. 

Review 4:
I have a Keurig coffee maker for my home that I absolutely love. In fact I love the ease and convenience of my Keurig so much I wanted to have that same convenience at work. I had a small coffee maker in my office, but it was a pain in the you-know-what to have to run down the hall and wash the pot and filter basket every time I drink a cup. So in looking for the same Keurig convenience, I researched the Keurig B30/B31 and the Mr. Coffee. Went to Target and looked at both machines. The B31 brews three different cup sizes. The B30 and the Mr. Coffee brew up to a 10 ounce cup - the more water you put in (up to the max. level) the bigger the cup it brews. If I want an espresso shot in the afternoon, I only add 5-6 ounces of water.

I also use solofill adapters, which work fine with the Mr. Coffee. So when it was all said & done, the Mr. Coffee was $20 less expensive than the Keurig and looks better/sleeker. And I like that you push a release to open the water tank - just a cool little feature to watch the door slide open. It brews almost silently and pretty quickly...2 minutes from ice cold water to fresh brewed coffee. If you have one of the Keurig brewers with a water reservoir, you know they can be a bit noisy. There is no reservoir in the Mr. Coffee - 10 ounces in equals 10 ounces out - so no pump to prime. And best of all - no pot or filter basket to clean. I use bottled water which helps with preventing scale buildup. Only problem...others in my office have discovered my new toy and it's becoming the "office" coffee maker. They show up, cup in hand, and ask to "borrow" a cup of coffee.

Review 5:
The machine works pretty good. As so many people have mentioned the 8oz reservoir is a bit small. I really wish it was bigger. I knew when I bought it this was the main complaint, but I bought it anyways. I agreed with the person that said, yes it's small, but if you want more than 8oz just run it again. Seems perfectly logical.

But what does this mean when you get it? Well, it means that if you are like me and have a cup bigger than a 8oz mug you will be running it twice every single time you want a cup of coffee. Which gets old pretty fast. It really makes you hesitate before making a cup, because you think, oh darn I have to run it twice, it's not worth the hassle. Which is sad, because it really does make a good cup of coffee. But, a bigger machine doesn't really fix this either (read on below).

My one big complaint about this brewer is it leaks a bit. I'm yet to figure out why it does. I'm careful to not overfill it or tip it after it's full. The only thing I haven't tried is actually under-filling it and seeing if that helps. It's not a huge leak, but after I run it, if I lift the machine there is always a drop of water about the size of a quarter underneath it. Very annoying. Like I said, I'm going to try and put a little less and see if that helps. I'll update this with my results. I have this on my desk at work, so I have to keep it tidy. I fear if it keeps leaking I'm going to have to call customer service, which I hate doing.

So this raises the question. Why haven't I replaced the brewer with one that has a bigger tank? Simple, someone at work has the B60. Even with the bigger reservoir, have you read the sizes it actually brews? 6, 8, and 10oz. I have 8, I would never want 6, and 10 wouldn't fill my mug either! I'd still have to run it twice! I could get a brewer that does 12oz, but those are at least $179.00, which doesn't fill my 16oz mug either. It just isn't worth it for a person like me that drinks 1 or 2 cups per day.

.......NEW UPDATE!! to 5 stars. I figured out how to stop the leaking. The fill line is very optimistic on the brewer. You have to keep the water just below the full line otherwise it will leak the excess out of the bottom. When the reservoir only holds 8oz it's really tempting to try and squeeze a few extra drops in past the full line, but don't do it, because it goes out the bottom, not into the cup. So I'm going to go ahead and up this to 5 stars. The leaking was my fault.

Other Single Serve Bewing System Products:
Cuisinart SS-700 Single Serve Brewing System, Silver
Keurig B-70 B70 Platinum Single-Cup Home Brewing System


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