4.8 / 10.0

Mr. Coffee Single Cup with Built-in Grinder BVMC-SCGB200

Featured on this Mr. Coffee 16oz to-go coffee maker are: automatic shutoff, permanent filter, measured capacity of 19oz, and cupcake-type filter.

Ratings Breakdown

At our testing facility, we reviewed the Mr. Coffee Single Cup with Built-in Grinder BVMC-SCGB200 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.

3.9/5

Carafe Handling Score

Models without a score in this category are those that brew into single cups or are self-serve models. In the second case, the coffee is in a tank, and the cup is filled by pressing against the dispenser lever. Each is evaluated on a range of things, including comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance, and ease of emptying the last liquid.

1.9/5

Convinience Score

Using this rating, you can get a fair idea of how easy it is to operate, refill, and clean an appliance.

2.8/5

Brewing Performance Score

The ideal brewing temperature for coffee is between 195°F and 205°F for about five minutes; this rating indicates the capability of reaching that temperature along with the concentration of the coffee.

2.8/5

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.

3.7/5

Product Reliability Score

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on the average number of problems per unit in the first four years of ownership among estimated newly purchased automatic drip coffee makers.

Pros

There were no standouts in terms of features in this model.

Cons

It fell short of recommended guidelines for brewing temperature and duration.
To test coffee makers, we brewed a full pot using a filter filled almost to the top, as some consumers might do.
In this test, the machine sometimes overflowed.
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.
The results of initial break-ins still showed that some plastic off-tastes could be detected in hot water poured through the machine, but not in brewed coffee.

In-Depth Review

Despite the built-in grinder and thermal travel cup for keeping your brew warm, coffee aficionados will be disappointed with this single-serve coffee maker. The machine doesn’t hold the optimal temperature for long enough for it to make high-quality coffee, which is why it’s rated just Good in terms of brew performance. Our testers also found it to be less convenient. There are better models with similar features at a similar price.

Testing products is a decision we make on our own. We only test products that we buy at a retail store and never accept payments from manufacturers. When a product meets our strict criteria, it gains the “Recommended” label. The Mr. Coffee Single Cup with Built-in Grinder BVMC-SCGB200 meets our standards, so we are happy to recommend it.

Specifications

Brew Strength

This machine does not have a brew-strength control feature that lets you make weaker or stronger coffee depending on the brewing time.

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.

Mug

With this machine, a thermal carafe is included. A thermal carafe keeps coffee warm for about four hours; a thermal mug can lose heat more rapidly.

Programmable

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. Time indicated is rounded to nearest minute, for brewing a pot of coffee in its regular cycling mode, using 40 ounces of water for models that brew 8-14 cups of coffee, and 10 ounces of water for models that make one or two mugs.

Dimensions

The measurements of Mr. Coffee Single Cup with Built-in Grinder BVMC-SCGB200 are as follows:

Height x Breadth x Depth – 14 x 7 x 11 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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