A pod coffee maker is a fast method to get your early daytime moving. Switch on the machine, add new water, fly in a case, and press start. In a moment or two, you have a steaming hot cup of Joe. Simply don’t anticipate that it should taste stupendous. Most case machines that Consumer Reports has tried mix espresso of comparable quality—that is, espresso that is simply alright. None of the almost 40 single-serve espresso creators in our evaluations acquires in a way that is better than a rating of Good for taste, and as per our master taste analyzer, that is a direct result of the nature of espresso in the cases themselves. (On the off chance that you have better expectations for your espresso, we recommend a top-performing trickle brewer all things being equal.)
Since case machines are about accommodation, speed, and consistency, these are the characteristics our analyzers center around. We time blend speed for the extremely significant first cup and those that follow, note the temperature, record cup-size consistency, and assess accommodation (activity and cleaning).
“At the point when you’re looking for another case espresso creator, you’ll likewise need to consider the kind of espresso cases you need to utilize,” says Ginny Lui, who administers CR’s espresso producer testing. “Keurig K-Cups offer a lot more noteworthy assortment of mixes and espresso brands contrasted with Illy Iper Espresso or Nespresso.” Underneath, we survey the best pod brewer for each significant kind of espresso case, including Illy IperEspresso, Keurig K-Cups, Nespresso Original Line and Vertuo Line, and Senseo. CR individuals can tap on each model name for more nitty gritty evaluations and surveys.
To see other profoundly evaluated models, check our total best pod coffeemaker appraisals. In case you’re worried about the natural effect of K-Cups and cases, see our manual for reusing espresso pods.
Best Illy IperEspresso Brewer
Illy Y3.2 Espresso/Coffee Machine 60296
CR’s Take: If you love Illy’s Italian espresso and favor Illy IperEspresso cases, the Illy Y3.2 Espresso/Coffee Machine 60296 is the brewer for you. Notwithstanding its capacity to mix espresso and coffee, this machine includes a removable water repository, a mix temperature change, a tallness flexible trickle plate, and auto-shutoff. It gets a rating of Excellent for rehash cup speed (how rapidly it can mix a subsequent cup) in our tests, with brilliant temperature consistency too.
Best Keurig K-Cup Brewer
Cuisinart Premium Single-Serve Brewer SS-10
CR’s Take: It turns out the best Keurig K-Cup brewer isn’t made by Keurig. That honor goes to the Cuisinart Premium Single-Serve Brewer SS-10, which gets a comfort rating of Excellent and offers extraordinary cup-size and temperature consistency. This machine likewise packs a huge load of highlights, including an auto-shutoff work, a removable water repository, a tallness movable trickle plate, an underlying water channel, and programming.
Best Nespresso Original Line Brewer
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker in Aluminum EN125S
CR’s Take: If you’re searching for a Nespresso case espresso creator that utilizes Original Line containers, look at the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker in Aluminum EN125S. It acquires good grades for first-cup speed, rehash cup speed, and cup-size consistency. What’s more, it acquires a rating of Very Good for fermenting range, which implies you have a lot of command over the quality of your mix. The Pixie has a removable water store, a stature customizable dribble plate, and a movable blend temperature include. It’s easy to utilize, and it can likewise blend three sorts of espresso—lungo (an Italian espresso), coffee, and ristretto (a more focused coffee) contingent upon the cases you purchase.