- Powered by Keurig Brewed Technology
- Uses Patented Keurig K-Cup Packs for coffee, tea or cocoa
- Removable 40-ounce water reservoir for multiple brews without refilling
- 3 brew-size options (6-ouce, 8-ounce or 10-ounce)
- Removable drip tray to accommodate larger cups or travel mugs
Over the years, coffee has symbolized many things in my life. At the age of five, the smell of coffee meant kisses and hugs from my parents. When I was 11, coffee became synonymous with mini adventures, when my sister and I would sneak around late at night, watching the stars over stealthily made home coffee. At 17, it became the official drink of my late-night studying. At 19, when I moved from home and went to the college, everything changed. Everything except for the coffee, that is.
However, this also meant that I now had to brew my own coffee and I’m just too busy (lazy) for that. Besides, half the time I didn’t like the beverages I made. So I decided to look for a coffee maker. I landed up with the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG6R-001 Single Serve Coffee Brewer after reading a bunch of reviews of fellow coffee enthusiasts.
Mr. Coffee is Extremely Easy to Use
I bought this coffee maker in early 2016 and it took me only a few minutes to figure out how it works. The front end has three buttons – the ‘Pre heating’ button, the ‘serving size’ button which has three options ranging from 6 oz to 10 oz. Lastly there is the ‘Off/Brew’ button which works as both the power button and for brewing your coffee.
The drip tray is removable so that all mug sizes are possible. On the left side is the water reservoir which has a capacity of 40 oz and also has a handle at the back for easy refilling and cleaning. At the back is the electric chord which can be elongated to suit your needs and has a little storage area for the chord when not in use. This feature works for me as the electric socket is at a distance from my kitchen counter.
Making a Coffee with Mr. Coffee
The coffee making part is very simple. Plug in the machine and switch it on. The machine takes about a minute to pre- heat water from the reservoir. While pre heating, a light blinks which goes off when it’s over and your machine is ready to brew. Warming up the first time takes a little time but after that it’s almost instant. After the pre heating, put in your favorite K-Cup, select your cup size and press Brew.
Double Needle Technology
The brew chamber has the Double Needle technology, with a needle each at the top and bottom. It accepts K-Cups along with your own refillable cups. There is also the Auto off feature for automatic shutdown after two hours of inactivity. To enable the feature, you need to press the ‘serving size’ button and ‘brew’ button together for about 5 seconds.
You can also use it to get hot water for your hot chocolate, tea, oatmeal etc. One note of caution – make sure the water you use is mineral free/ bottled, otherwise the machine gets clogged up. This is also mentioned in the user manual. One notable feature is the coffee that come out of the machine does not smell like plastic. This was a prominent issue I had with the previous makers.
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Design of the Coffee Maker
As far as aesthetics go, the maker comes in two colors – red and black. I own a red one and it’s really pleasing to the eyes. It is a combination of royal red, black and metallic gray and has a box-like structure. Overall, it gives off a regal aura. Primarily made of plastic, it is compact and doesn’t take too much space. In fact, one of my friends uses his in the office, placed on his desk.
- Water reservoir is detachable
- Has Keurig Brewed Technology
- Auto shut- off available
- Removable drip tray
- Water reservoir capacity is 40 ounces
- 3 brew sizes – 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz
- 1 year warranty
Pros & Cons
All said and done, for the price, this machine offers quality and excellent coffee along with a stylish look. A perfect gift for your loved ones in their homes and kitchen. Still, there are some things that I really like about this coffee maker, some not so much. In my opinion, the pros of Mr. Coffee are:
- It’s easy to use and clean
- Brews a cup of coffee in only a few minutes
- Compact and not too heavy
- Pleasing design
- No rubber/plastic smell in coffee
- Made of plastic mostly
- Uses only K-Cups
If you are looking for a coffee maker that’s compact and easy to carry around, while being capable of brewing amazing K-Cup coffee in no time, Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG6R-001 is your best choice. On top of everything, this top rated coffee brewer comes at a fairly affordable price, especially considering how good it is.