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My Review of the Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker



This is the Hamilton Beach “The Scoop” Single Serve Coffee Maker that has graced my kitchen for about 3 years now. In comparison to the wildly popular Keurig machines, its holds its own as far as I’m concerned.  I had grown weary of purchasing and disposing countless coffee pods, I decided to take the plunge into the world of Hamilton Beach. After all, their reputation seemed pretty favorable, at least in the Amazon reviews .

So here I am, ready to share my thoughts and experiences. Giving up the Keurig was no problem, Hamilton Beach’s simple little “The Scoop” quickly made me realize that there’s more to single-serve coffee makers than just pods and convenience.

What I Like About The Scoop

Use any coffee

No pods to worry about. That speaks for itself. But if you want to use a pod you have laying around you can, just open the pod, and pour the coffee into the mesh scoop filter thing. See the video for detail

Easy to clean

This thing does not generate a bunch of trash like pods do. When your done brewing you just dump out the grounds into the trash or your garden, and rinse the parts, I clean this thing every time I use it because it’s easy. There are three parts to rinse. They aren’t attached, they just come out and go under the sink.

Small and looks nice!

Hey for less than $50 you get some stainless steel trim! Yeah its just for looks, but it look pretty good! This thing takes up very little space compared to my old version 2 Keurig. It’s narrow and light.


I like this coffee maker, and I’ll keep using it. I only need one cup at a time so it’s perfect for me. If I have a pod and want to use it, I just open it up and dump it out into the stainless steel mesh scoop, and it comes out fine.


The machine can brew an 8-ounce cup in about 2 min and a 14-ounce travel mug in about 3 minutes.

The machine comes with a “Regular” and “Bold” setting to control the brew strength. The “Bold” setting gives a more robust flavor, especially for gourmet coffees.

What size mugs can it accommodate?

No, the Hamilton Beach “The Scoop” uses a mesh scoop filter, so there’s no need for paper filters.

Yes, the coffee is brewed at an optimal temperature range of 195 – 205°F, ensuring a hot and flavorful cup every time.

Buy for $49 on Amazon:

From Amazon

    • SCOOP YOUR FAVORITE GROUND COFFEE, PLACE AND BREW. Simplify the way you brew by scooping your favorite ground coffee. Since the permanent filter of this single-serve coffee maker doubles as a scoop, there’s no need to measure coffee grounds.Filter type:Reusable
    • ECO-FRIENDLY AND EASY ON YOUR WALLET. For fresh flavor and less waste, skip plastic pods and paper filters. Since this coffee maker doesn’t use K-Cup* pods and brews with a permanent filter, there’s less to buy and nothing to throw away.
    • CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: With the adjustable stand, you can brew into a standard 8 oz. cup of coffee or up to 14 oz. into a 7” travel mug (not included).
    • BREW COFFEE YOUR WAY: Make your coffee stronger or weaker to suit your taste by selecting a bold or regular strength option.
    • PEACE OF MIND WITH AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF: Brew a cup and walk away — this coffee maker automatically shuts off after brewing so you don’t have to turn it off.
    • *K-Cup is a registered trademark of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. Use of the K-Cup trademark does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Quick Video Demo

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