Coffee pod makers use coffee pods, prepackaged, ground coffee beans that are designed to brew a single cup of coffee. Pod makers have grown in popularity because they offer quick and convenient brewing of a wide variety of flavours and styles of coffee, tea and other beverages. Nescafe, CBTL (The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf), Bunn and Keurig offered four of the smallest coffee pod makers on the market in 2011.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo
The Nescafe Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee pod maker is 11.3 inches high, 6.3 inches wide and 8.7 inches deep. Its water tank holds 595gr. The Dolce Gusto Piccolo can brew both hot and cold beverages and features dishwasher-safe brewing capsules, an adjustable drip-tray for use with cups and glasses of various heights, and a custom-control lever that allows you to set the strength of your coffee.
CBTL's Kaldi coffee pod maker is designed for use in small kitchens, college dorm rooms and workplace break rooms. It is 10.5 inches high, 7 inches wide and 14.8 inches deep. The water tank holds 11510gr. The Kaldi coffee pod maker features one-touch technology for quick brewing and a 15-bar pump system that allows you to create espresso and boldly flavoured teas.
Keurig Mini Brewer
The Keurig Mini Brewer can brew single cups of coffee and tea in two minutes. It has a power-saving mode and a removable drip tray that accommodates 170gr, 227gr and 284gr cups. The Keurig Mini Brewer is 10.8 inches tall, 6.9 inches wide and 10.7 inches deep. The water tank holds 227gr and the machine weighs 3.99kg. when empty.
Bunn MC (My Cafe) Pod Brewer
Bunn's My Cafe (MC) Pod Brewer features a jet-action spray head for full-flavour brewing. It can brew from 118 to 414ml of coffee, tea or other beverages in one minute. The water tank holds 397gr. The Bunn brewer has a Pulse Brew option for making strong coffees and teas. The Bunn MC Pod Brewer is 10 inches wide, 12.5 inches high and 7.2 inches deep, making it one of the smallest coffee pod makers available. It weighs 34kg.
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