5.1 / 10.0

Capresso On-The-Go Personal 42505 Coffee maker

With the Capresso 16 oz drip coffee maker you get an automatic shutoff, a permanent filter, a measured capacity of 15 oz, and the ability to use a soft pod.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Capresso On-The-Go Personal 42505 Coffee maker as part of our Coffee machines review program. The criteria below were used to evaluate Drip coffee makers like this one in our lab tests.


Carafe Handling Score

Describes handle comfort, drippiness while pouring, carafe balance, and how easy it was to empty the last bit of liquid. Models without a score here brew into singles or are self-serve. In the latter case, the coffee is stored in a tank and is dispensed by pressing against a lever.


Convinience Score

In this rating, we consider how easy it is to operate a unit, refill the water reservoir, and clean the appliance afterwards.


Brewing Performance Score

For optimal brewing, the water temperature must be between 195° and 205° F for five to six minutes; this rating is an indication of the ability to reach that temperature as well as the concentration of the coffee.


Owner Satisfaction Score

A brand owner’s satisfaction rating is based on the proportion of owners who would highly recommend their automatic drip coffee maker to a friend or family member.


Product Reliability Score

Brand Reliability Predictions are based on estimates of the number of coffee makers that will experience problems in the first four years after purchase, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract.


The brew performance and brew duration were close to the recommended guidelines.

Our challenging test of coffee makers included brewing a full pot with a filter almost filled to the top, as some consumers might.
Based on the results of this test, the model did not overflow.


According to our assessments of setup, operation, and cleanup, this item is not very convenient to use.
While the coffee is brewing, the carafe cannot be removed.

In-Depth Review

Capresso 16-ounce drip coffee maker was efficient overall. It has auto-shutoff and a permanent filter. It comes with a travel mug. It uses soft pods. It comes with an additional thermal mug.

Reviewing products for us is a process in which we choose which products to test, buy them at retail, and never accept any payments from manufacturers in exchange for testing or rating their products. When a product meets our standards, it is rated “Recommended”. We are happy to recommend the Capresso On-The-Go Personal 42505 Coffee maker product because it meets our standards.


Brew Strength

This machine does not have the brew-strength control feature. Machines with this feature allow you to adjust the brewing time to make stronger or weaker coffee.

Small Batch

Unlike many machines, this one lacks a small batch setting that promises to make a partial pot of coffee without sacrificing coffee quality.


Unlike some coffee machines, Capresso On-The-Go Personal 42505 Coffee maker does not come with a thermal carafe.


This machine does not have any programmable features, this means it does not have an internal clock that can be set to brew at specific times.

Brew Time

According to the manufacturer, the brewing process takes between 4. The brew time measurements corresponds to our measurement of time to brew a pot of coffee in its regular cycle, using 40 ounces of water in our models making 8 to 14 cups of coffee. We use 10 ounces of water in our models making one or two cups of coffee.


The measurements of Capresso On-The-Go Personal 42505 Coffee maker are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 12 x 6 x 7 inches.

These measurements are rounded to the next whole inch. Height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.These measurements are rounded up to the next whole inch. The height, width, and depth of the coffee maker are in inches.All dimensions are in inches; height, width, and depth are rounded to the nearest half-inch.

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