Chefman InstaCoffee is Insta-Good

The Chefman InstaCoffee coffee maker featured on a dark background.

In today’s fast-paced world, no one likes to wait. Wanting a cup of coffee is no exception. With a Starbucks drive-thru in every town, Americans don’t want to wait for a good cup of coffee.

With Chefman’s InstaCoffee Single-Serve Coffee Maker, waiting on your coffee at home is a thing of the past.

InstaCoffee is a compact, single-serve coffee maker that is compatible with K-Cups. It also comes with a filter so you can use your own coffee grounds. 

This company makes grand promises. According to the website, a hot cup of coffee starts brewing within 30 seconds. 

I put it to the test. Every time I made a cup, whether it was 8 ounces or 14 (which is the max amount for this coffee maker), the coffee began brewing within 30 seconds. Obviously, if you are only brewing 8 ounces, your cup will be done sooner than if you are brewing 14. When I brewed the full 14 ounces, it took about 3 minutes from start to finish.

The coffee came out quickly and was surprisingly hot. The temperature of my 14 ounce mug of coffee was 178 degrees. Compared to my Keurig Duo, it was 20 degrees warmer.

While we’re comparing, my Keurig also took longer to start brewing. I clocked it at 71 seconds before it started to brew my 12 ounce cup of coffee. 

Whether I used the InstaCoffee with a K-Cup or with the included filter, I was happy with the flavor of my coffee. The taste was very comparable to my Keurig.

One feature of the InstaCoffee that I appreciated was that it didn’t drip. While the light at the bottom was flashing, the coffee was coming out. As soon as the light went off, there were no more drips. I could take my cup and go without leaving a mess behind.

My husband is particularly fond of this small appliance. He has plans to move it to his office, so he can have his own personal coffee maker. And honestly, it is perfect for that application. At 14 inches tall, 5.6 inches wide, and 7.6 inches deep, it is a great size for smaller areas like offices and dorms. 

The InstaCoffee retails for about $50. The Keurig Mini, which is comparable in size, goes for $80 and only makes up to 12 ounces.

All in all, the Chefman InstaCoffe delivers on its promises, makes a great cup of coffee, and is a great value.