In some parts of the world a coffee bean is soaked in water and then chewed like gum.
A coffee pod machine allows you to fresh brew coffee one cup at a time. You do not have to measure the water or the coffee. The coffee is contained in a prepackaged coffee pod. Each coffee pod holds the proper amount of coffee for one cup. A water reservoir, usually 28-46 ounces in size heats water and holds it at 200°F. When you desire a fresh cup of coffee insert a coffee pod into the pod holder and press a button. Within 30-60 seconds you will have a fresh brewed cup of coffee. Some models such as the Bunn-O-Matic 46-oz. My Cafe Pod Coffee Maker have a selectable strength lever and will accommodate a variety of cups and mugs. This model dispense cups that range from 4-12 ounces. Look for the style that fits your mugs and offers features you find important. New styles allow you to brew a variety of coffees. You can find a machine that uses regular coffee pods, espresso coffee pods, cappuccino pods and more. The Braun Tassimo Hot Beverage System shown below, brews coffee, hot chocolate, espresso and cappuccino.
Coffee pod machines allow you to not only brew easily and quickly but clean up is also fast and easy. The pod holder, drip and reservoir are usually all top-shelf dishwasher safe. Other uses for a coffee pod machine include hot water for instant soup and hot chocolate.
Since single serve coffee machines allow you to brew coffee one
cup at a time you will not have to choose between drinking burnt
coffee or throwing it away and brewing a second pot in order to get
a fresh cup. Simply brew a second cup when you are ready, your
coffee will always be fresh and there will be no waste. Single serve
coffee makers also enable you to easily brew different flavored
coffees in just minutes.