Most single-cup coffeemakers require you to use pre-made pods with coffee inside. If you fill your own reusable pods, you can use your own freshly ground beans, but you have no idea how long ago the stuff in those pre-made pods was ground. To insure you have the freshest, tastiest cup of coffee without having to fill up a reusable pod, try the Single Cup Grind and Brew Coffeemaker. You won’t use a pod at all. Just drop in the amount of beans for your coffee, add up to 16 ounces of water, and press a button. The machine will grind the beans into a reusable filter then brew the coffee. You’ll be drinking freshly ground, freshly brewed coffee in about 2.5 minutes. If you prefer to buy pre-ground coffee or prefer to use your own grinder, the coffeemaker’s grinder can be turned off, but you still won’t have to make your own pod. Coffee will brew directly into your cup, or you can remove the drip tray to fit a commuter mug under the brewer. The stainless steel unit has an automatic cutoff, and its components can be washed in the dishwasher. The Single Cup Grind and Brew Coffeemaker is $99.99 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
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