Gourmet Coffee Cafe Pod Coffeemaker
by Erin Ward
(Hilton, NY, USA)
I actually received this coffee maker as a gift from a friend, when she found that she had two of them. Two years later, I'm still using it on a daily basis. It's a really great coffee machine! The best part I think is probably that it makes a cup of coffee (or espresso or tea or cocoa) in 60 seconds.
Being a single mom who has to rush out the door, it's nice to have that cup of coffee ready to get me going at a moments notice. The only thing you have to be sure of is read the instructions! It seems very complicated, until you figure it out, but then it's a piece of cake. I've used a Senseo machine, which is also a single cup pod maker- I just didn't like it.
The pods were special sized and never fit unless you bought the exact right size. The gourmet coffee cafe is perfect; it fits even off brand pods! It never leaks and it's super easy to clean. The water carafe is see-through, which makes it really easy to tell when you need to refill it. I can usually get about three cups of coffee from one full carafe. It?s also very economical. It fits right in the corner of my countertop, and when I need to use it, I just pull it out a little further.
It even has a built in milk frother! It doesn't come with a particular mug, which I like, because I can just put my travel mug underneath the spout and fill it twice. The best part is no matter how tired I am; I never make the coffee wrong, because all the pods are pre-measured. The coffee maker knows what to do; I don?t even have to measure an exact amount of water!