The Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG2-001 single cup coffee brewer uses Keurig technology and therefore brews the wildly popular K-cups which are available pretty much everywhere in many coffee brands (including Starbucks coffee which is why I have a Keurig in my office).
I actually like the design more than most Keurig machines. Stainless steel is always a good look in the kitchen… it’s better than solid black (in my opinion).
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I purchased this machine to give it a test spin. It worked fine for me and made decent coffee. There’s nothing remarkable about it and there’s also nothing bad to say about it. In a nutshell it’s a compact, single serve K-cup coffee machine that does the job.
This was one of the easiest single serve coffee makers to figure out (out of the 11 I tested). I like simple.
The thing when discussing coffee quality with single serve coffee makers is that quality is dictated mostly by the quality of the K-cup or disc you use. If you use cheap coffee, you’ll brew cheap coffee.
This machine is compact which is good in small spaces such as apartments and offices assuming only one or two people, both of whom like K-cups, will use it.
I found it easy to pour water into the reservoir. Water is poured in from the top. The reservoir is made available by lifting the top lid which reveals the spot where the K-cup is placed and where you pour water.
Again, nothing remarkable and nothing bad. It’s a solid machine that does what it’s intended to do.
- 8 oz. water reservoir: You must add water for each cup of coffee.
- K-cups: It brews K-cups and K-cup sized reusable filters.
- Stainless steel: Looks great.
- Removable tray: Accommodates larger mugs/travel mugs by removing the spill tray (see image gallery below).
Brews K-Cups: Using Keurig technology you can brew K-cups as well as similar single serve coffee packets that are the same size as K-cups.
Brews K-cup designed reusable filters: If you prefer a reusable K-cup filter, you can use it in this machine.
Compact: It’s a decent looking machine and is compact so it’s ideal for an office setting.
Travel mugs: You can remove the spill tray to accommodate travel mugs. I found the spill tray was easy to remove which is good. Surprisingly, some single serve coffee makers’ spill trays are very difficult to remove and restore.
Easy to Use: You can see by my photo above and photos below there aren’t many settings. If you like bells and whistles, this isn’t for you. If you like simple such as pushing one button to make a decent cup of coffee, this is a good machine.
Single Serve (8 oz.) Water Reservoir: This is a personal preference. Some people don’t mind this while other people prefer a larger reservoir.
Our home’s main single serve coffee maker has a reservoir which is handy when more than one person uses it. My office single serve machine does not have a reservoir meaning I must add water to it each time I make a coffee. At first I thought this would be a problem but since my office machine is next to a sink, I have no problem filling it up with a cup of water each time.
The point: The point is this… make sure if you get a machine with a single serve water reservoir that you can place it next to a sink.
Also, since the reservoir can only hold 8 ounces of water you’re stuck with an 8 oz. maximum size coffee.
No bells and whistles: Again, this is a personal preference. You can’t adjust the amount of water that is dispensed; however, you can pour in less than 8 ounces if you like a stronger brew. You can’t adjust water temperature.
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