For so many busy moms, a cup of coffee (caffeinated or not — but let’s be honest: probably caffeinated) just makes everything easier in the morning — easier to rouse kids out of bed, handle work, and, you know, deal with life. But who has the time to wait around for a full pot to brew before you take a satisfying sip of morning mud? Or the money to make a daily drive-through to a coffee shop?
Enter: Coffee makers that make life easier for busy women with all the things to do.
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We’re talking about capsule-friendly coffee makers, pour-over drippers, French press carafes, and machines that brew directly into your favorite mug — in other words, the type of modern appliance a busy mama needs in her kitchen ASAP. Plus, many of these machines also can be used for other purposes, like heating up water for tea, hot chocolate and convenient instant foods like oatmeal and soup — making them as much of a multi-talker as you are. (Well, almost.) We’ve rounded up the best coffee makers for women on the go, below, so you can pour yourself a cup of ambition any time you need it.
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1. Coffee Gator Paperless Pour Over Coffee Maker
Coffee Gator’s 10.5-ounce pour-over coffee dripper with carafe can save time, effort and the planet. (Sounds pretty good, right?) Simply add your favorite medium-fine ground coffee into the dual-mesh stainless steel filter, heat water to just below the boiling point and pour it over the coffee grounds in a spiral motion. Pause to let the water drip through and then repeat until done. The filter traps more grounds than paper filters (and produces zero waste) but lets more of the natural oils and flavors pass through. Repeat pouring until you’ve used all the water, remove filter, pour into your mug and enjoy!
2. AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker With 15 oz. Travel Mug
AdirChef’s Grab N’ Go personal coffee maker is small, lightweight and easy to use: you simply slide the insulated stainless steel travel mug (included) into the brewing base. Open the top to pour in your coffee grounds and water, then click the single button switch to instantly start brewing. The appliance’s permanent filter eliminates the need for paper filters, making it eco-friendly as well as easy to use. Once the 15-ounce cup is full, the coffee maker automatically shuts off to save power. All the components are dishwasher safe, and the coffee maker comes in a choice of seven fun colors with stainless steel accents.
3. Sivaphe French Press Coffee Maker
Make coffee or tea easily with this traditional French press style coffee maker from Sivaphe. Made of the heat-resistant borosilicate glass and stainless steel, the large capacity pot holds up to 34 ounces (that’s eight 4-ounce cups of coffee) and includes a reusable stainless steel filter and BPA-free plastic lid strainer. It’s rust resistant, easy to hand wash and available in rose gold, silver or bamboo finishes.
4. CHULUX Coffee Maker Single-Serve Coffee Machine for Capsule
Compatible with most coffee pods or capsules, the single-cup CHULUX coffee maker also features a reusable filter you can fill with your own ground coffee. One-button operation starts the brewing system, which quickly heats water in the 12-ounce tank and brews directly into your favorite mug (as long as it’s no more than 5.3 inches tall). A cool-touch exterior makes it safe for use around kids, and it automatically shuts off after three minutes. Plus, you can choose between six fun colors to complement your decor.
5. BLACK+DECKER DCM18S Coffeemaker
Talk about convenience: The BLACK+DECKER Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker brews 15 ounces of coffee directly into a stainless-steel travel mug. The mug has a lid, a rubber handle for a safe grip and is tapered to a 2-1/2-inch-diameter bottom to fit most vehicle cup holders. The coffee maker’s mesh metal filter is compatible with both coffee grounds and pre-packaged soft pods, and it’s easy to rinse clean in the sink (plus all removable parts are dishwasher safe). One-touch operation quickly delivers the morning coffee you need, and the coffee maker turns off immediately after brewing, giving you peace of mind as you head out the door.