Mr Coffee Single Serve (BVMC) Coffee Brewer Review

This Mr Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer is one of the products from Mr Coffee that have resulted from the partnership with Keurig and its brewing technology.

Mr Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer
Table of Contents
Keurig Means K-Cups Ease & Speed
3 Brew Size Options Easy Cleaning
Features & Specifications Pros and Cons
Consumer Ratings Summary

Priced at under $90 (at the time of writing), it is aimed at those coffee lovers who just want a single brew at times of their choosing, and don't want to mess about with programming or anything else. In other words, simplicity. So does this coffee brewer deliver?

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Keurig Means K-Cups

As you'd expect from any coffee maker that has the benefit of Keurig's brewing technology, this product uses K-Cups. The advantages of using K-Cups are well known - you just put one in the slot, close the lid, and shortly after you have your brew. Oh, and there's no mess to clear up afterwards. Just dump the used filter in the trash.

The only downside is the cost, if that bothers you, in which case you can use a reusable K-Cup filter, such as a Solofill Reusable. But you do get a 5 pack of K-Cup samples to start you off, which can't be bad.

Ease and Speed

For those of us who want it easy and fast then we could do a lot worse than the Mr Coffee Single Serve. The K-Cups make it easy, and Mr Coffee and Keurig make it quick. Less than one minute to a brew, according to Mr Coffee, though in practice it's more like a minute to start the brew (following the previous brew) and another 30-40 seconds to actually brew a 6 oz or 8 oz cup. Even so, not a bad turn-around time.
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Mr Coffee Single Serve

Mr Coffee Single Serve

Three Brew Size Options

Surprisingly for a single serve brewer, this model gives a choice of 6 oz, 8 oz, or 10 oz sizes of brew. The 40 oz water reservoir can supply around 6 cups of average size, so you won't have to keep getting up to refill it.

Easy Cleaning

Mr Coffee recommends that you use bottled or filtered water in this coffee maker. Ordinary tap water will clog up the channels through which it has to pass and cause problems. Even these precautions won't prevent cleaning and maintenance tasks, but at least they're made as easy as they can be.

The water filter lifts off for thorough inspection and cleaning, as does the drip tray. It's important to follow the advice in the Owner's Manual, otherwise, you risk having a non-working coffee maker on your hands and complaining about it in the reviews section.
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Features and Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 11.8 x 14.2 inches ; 10.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11 pounds
  • Item model number: BVMC-KG6R-001
  • Water reservoir: 40 oz removable
  • Drip tray: removable
  • Brew size options: three - 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Uses K-Cups
  • Auto shut-off: 2 hours (optional)

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Pros and Cons of the Mr Coffee Single Serve

Pros:

  • Easy to use with K-Cups
  • Removable water reservoir for easy filling and cleaning
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
  • 3 brew size options

Cons:

  • K-Cups can be costly
  • Power cord could be a little longer

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This video shows a demo of the Mr Coffee Single Serve in action:

Consumer Ratings

The Mr Coffee Single Serve scores over 3.5 stars from over 1,800 reviewers on Amazon at the time of writing, with around two thirds of all reviewers giving four or five stars. Most users like the simplicity of the coffee maker, with no clock, default settings or temperature adjustments to worry about.

As ever, there are a few negative reviews from users who have had an unfortunate experience with their machine. What can be learned from that is that any coffee maker, no matter what the price or who the manufacturer is, needs periodic maintenance and cleaning if it is to last the course. This model is very easy to clean and maintain.
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Summary

The Mr Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer is powered by Keurig Brewing Technology, and that's what gives it the power it needs to deliver fast, delicious brews in a choice of cup sizes. Minimal maintenance is required if you use K-Cups, and there's the reusable filter available if you need to economize. With high user satisfaction, you can purchase this product with confidence.

Mr Coffee Single Serve

Mr Coffee Single Serve

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Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker BVMC-ECMP1000 Review

Mr. Coffee invite you to use their Mr Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker BVMC-ECMP1000 to "create coffeehouse-quality espresso drinks just like a professional". But does this machine really produce espressos as good as that? And is it as convenient and easy to use as they make out?

I saw from my research that there's little doubt the Mr Coffee Cafe Barista is capable of making the most delicious of espresso-based brews - espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and mochas, and even americanos - and in a great variety of flavors, in just minutes and at the touch of a button.

Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista
Mr. Coffee Café Barista

Table of Contents
Frothed Milk Removable Reservoirs
Under Control Features & Specifications
Pros and Cons Consumer Ratings
Summary

You can have single or double shots - just choose the appropriate filter. And you can choose whatever blend of coffee you like to put in the portafilter, and in whatever size cup or mug you prefer. No problems with being versatile, then.

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The BVMC-ECMP1000- Frothed Milk Makes All The Difference

There's nothing quite like being able to froth your own milk, and that makes all the difference between a regular coffee maker and an espresso machine. The Mr Coffee Cafe Barista, has an automatic milk frother, handles all kinds of milk, including low fat, soy and almond, and truly can make milk froths from any of them that easily rival those produced by any coffee house.

The secret is in the froth dial, which you can adjust to taste or to suit your selected brew. A 15 bar pump easily provides all the pressure needed to ensure that even the most extreme demands are met, and that froths can be made even from skimmed milk.

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Mr Coffee Cafe Barista has Removable Reservoirs for Convenience and Ease of Cleaning

Espresso machines, of course, require a little more care and attention than most coffee makers simply because there's a milk reservoir as well as a water reservoir to manage and keep clean. But with this model Mr Coffee have gone out of their way to make it easy.

You can easily remove both reservoirs, and you can wash the milk reservoir and lid can in the dishwasher on the top rack, though, personally, I'd rather not risk it. But make sure you place this component, which slides horizontally into position, fully back in place after cleaning (otherwise you may find things get messy).

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Everything's Under Control

There's not much about your brew that you can't control down to the last detail. And all from the simple control panel that lets you choose single or double shot, or custom. Set the froth dial, and you'll have your drink within a couple of minutes.

If you're worried about leaving the milk in the milk reservoir and having it turn sour then just store it in the fridge when not in use.

The milk froth dispensing tube is easily adjusted according to the size of your cup, so it is aimed at the centre to avoid spills. Make sure it is lifted up and into your cup.

Cleaning the Mr Coffee Cafe Barista is easy. I've already mentioned the reservoirs, so what about the other components? The internal mechanism is cleaned by pressing the "Clean" button on the control panel, or you can clean the brew head by putting an empty cup under it and pressing the espresso button (check there's no coffee in the portafilter first). You can remove the drip tray for cleaning, too.

One tip here - make sure you don't leave the milk reservoir dial in the "Cleaning" position after cleaning, or you may get a surprise when you next brew up.

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Watch this 5-minutes or so video to see this coffeemaker in action:

Features and Specifications:

  • Semi-automatic 3-in-1 espresso, cappuccino and latte maker
  • One-touch control panel
  • Single, double and custom servings
  • 15-bar pump espresso maker
  • Automatic milk frother
  • Manual function
  • Removable drip tray
  • Removable water and milk reservoir
  • Adjustable cup tray
  • Recipe book containing 20 easy-to-make coffeehouse drinks
  • Wipe clean exterior
  • Programmed cleaning cycle
  • Dimensions: 12"L x 14"W x 12.2"H
  • ETL listed
  • One-year warranty
  • Model# BVMC-ECMP1000

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Pros and Cons

Pros: Versatility - it brews any espresso to any size in any flavor or blend you like; froths any kind of milk (even skimmed); superb flavors; easy to clean.

Cons: You have to push the milk reservoir firmly back into its slot before brewing, or it may leak.

Consumer Ratings

The Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Espresso Maker earns over 4 stars from over 1,440 reviews (over 75 per cent of which are 4 or 5 star) on Amazon at the time of writing. Most reviewers love its versatility and the fact that they can brew their favorite drink in their own special way, adjusting the level of milk froth to just the way they like.

Ease of use and the clarity of the instructions are also appreciated by most. And the 20 strong recipe book is also a hit.

Some reviewers have complained that the machine has made a mess on their counter when used, or that the milk container leaks when the machine is in use. However, most users seem not to have been so troubled, and it's possible some people aren't pushing the milk reservoir back firmly enough into the slot before starting their brew, which would cause some leakage. This is a point to watch with this model.

Obviously make sure you have a large enough mug in place if you program for a double shot. And, interestingly enough, one reviewer has observed that you get a creamier brew if you use milk with lower fat levels.

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Summary

As long as you read the instructions and carry out any preliminaries, such as priming the machine before using it, then there's no reason why you shouldn't enjoy the delicious brews that this espresso machine is capable of producing for a long time to come.

Mr Coffee used to be known for producing coffee machines and espressos at the lower end of the market, but with their Café Barista Espresso Maker BVMC-ECMP1000 they have shown that they can make a quality, easy-to-use machine that produces a variety of delicious, customized brews at the touch of a couple of buttons.
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