Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker

The Scoop single-serve coffee maker from Hamilton Beach introduces one of the simplest designs on the whole market, and it also uses ground coffee rather than pods (or K-Cups). It’s fast, and it gives you the benefits of many of more expensive coffee makers.

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Hamilton Beach The Scoop

This coffee maker is fairly fast, and it produces a cup of coffee in about 90 seconds, provided you choose the 8-ounce option. If you choose one of the bigger cup sizes, it only takes a little bit longer, as the water has to be in contact with the coffee for a longer time.

Flavor is everything

We know that flavor is everything with coffee, and while many single-cup coffee makers use a prepackaged shot of coffee either in a pod or a plastic K-Cup, The Scoop single-serve coffee maker has gone the opposite direction and offers a surprisingly versatile and economic alternative – a steel mesh scoop to filter regular coffee grounds. This ensures you save on coffee, as you can simply grind your own or use a large number of prepackaged ground coffees available on the market.

You like it stronger? No problem!

It is also relatively easy to adjust the strength from regular to what the company calls “bold” if you like stronger flavors. It does this by ensuring the water is in contact with the coffee a bit longer. You don’t have to worry about overfilling The Scoop single-serve coffee maker as there are two sets of clearly marked measuring lines.

Hamilton Beach The Scoop


Ease of cleaning is one of the most important considerations for a coffee maker, and the removable drip tray makes cleanup of this machine very simple. The filter is simply washable in the dishwasher, although we recommend you rinse it first to remove the coffee grinds as these do not dissolve in the washer and could cause problems later on. Because of the way it works, it should be cleaned after each use, simply to remove any lingering flavors.

Target market

The Scoop single-serve coffee maker from Hamilton Beach has a clear market: It’s a no-fuss alternative to other coffee makers out there, and it’s fairly inexpensive to run thanks to its turn back to basics. It doesn’t quite offer the same cleaning convenience compared to some other single-cup coffee makers, but you get a good number of great features for the very low price.

All perfect? Almost.

The tank size is perhaps the only real letdown. It only holds 14 ounces of water, so you’ll have to refill this single-cup coffee maker each time you make a cup. That said, if you’re only using it once a day, it’s no different than refilling a tea kettle each morning, and water should be refreshed daily anyway. That’s right, this actually makes you use fresh water for each cup – now is this a pro or a con, decide for yourself.

Some specs

  • Brew your own ground Coffee with single-serve scoop filter
  • Fast brewing. Brew an 8-ounce cup in less than 90 seconds and a 14-ounce Travel mug in under 2. 5 minutes
  • Flexible. Uses a mesh scoop filter so it can be brewed with your choice of coffee grounds
  • Custom cup. Brews a single-serve cup to your liking with regular (automatic drip) and bold options
  • Durable. Designed with durable, easy-to-clean Stainless Steel to ensure longevity. Built-in stand for Coffee mugs
  • Great features. Features automatic shutoff after brewing, a spill-resistant drip tray and more

Note: to prevent Coffee overflows, fill Coffee grounds to the lowest Line on the scoop filter and do not overfill. Be careful not to over grind Coffee beans, as very finely ground Coffee can cause overflows. For a stronger cup of Coffee, select the bold setting and use a medium grind size that’s appropriate for a standard automatic drip Coffee maker. This unit will not brew without water in the water reservoir, even if the brew button is pushed

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