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Presto MyJo Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Presto MyJo Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Presto MyJo Single Cup Coffee Maker: QUICK OVERVIEW

​Portability

​Value for Money

​Ease of Cleaning

​Eco-Friendly

What We Like
  • ​Small, compact, and portable, so you can take it with you to work, school, or camping.
  • ​ Water can be heated over a stove or campfire, or it can be microwaved in the water receptacle.
  • ​Produces a flavorful cup of coffee.
  • ​ Uses convenient k-cup pods but also comes with a filter basket so you can use your own coffee.
What We Don't Like
  • ​The small, white silicone valve can come out easily and become lost, and in some cases, it can allow grounds to pass through into the cup.
  • ​It takes a bit of strength to push the pump to force the water through the k-cup.
  • ​The part that goes over the mug doesn't perfectly fit every coffee cup, which can make it hard to press the plunger firmly and can lead to spills and burns.

​Sixty-four percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee each day, and according to the Consumerist, the average U.S. worker spends $20 on their cuppa joe each week, for an annual total of $2,040.

But what if you could have a cup of your favorite blend of coffee whenever you wanted, and you didn't have to brew a whole pot to do it?

Enter the personal, single-cup coffee maker. With these popular gadgets, you don't have to partake from the break room's discount coffee, and they're great for camping since you don't have to plug them in.

How do you choose among all the different brands and styles? To help you do your due diligence, here we review the Presto MyJo Single-Cup Coffee Maker.

​Presto MyJo Single-Cup Coffee Maker Review

Presto 02835 MyJo Single Cup Coffee Maker, Black

​World-famous National Presto Industries manufactures all manner of small appliances, from skillets and slow-cookers to griddles and grills. Their coffee makers run the gamut from elaborate machines that do everything but drink your coffee for you to the simple, utilitarian MyJo.

MyJo is a compact personal coffee maker that you can take with you wherever you go. It uses K-cup and other single-serve cups and brews 6-, 8-, and 10-ounce servings right into your coffee mug.

​Who Is This Product For?

​MyJo is for the coffee connoisseur who loathes the generic-brand coffee provided at work.

It's for the student who doesn't want to pay top dollar for a fancy cup in the student union or suffer through the gunk they call coffee in the dining hall. It's for the work-at-home folks who need a pick-me-up but don't want to make a whole pot.

MyJo is for the traveler who prefers not to partake of the bitter, watery brew that comes out of the room coffee maker, and it's for the camper who needs a lightweight, convenient solution for their a.m. campfire coffee fix.

All you need to brew a perfect cup is a K-cup or a spoonful of your favorite ground beans and a heating source for the water, such as a microwave, campfire, or stove and kettle.

​What's Included?

​MyJo is a four-piece contraption that can be easily disassembled and tucked into a purse, backpack, or briefcase.

Included is the k-cup holder, which screws into the water reservoir, which then screws into the pump cap.

Also included is a refillable MyJo filter so you can brew whatever beans you like. Once assembled and filled with coffee or a K-cup, MyJo sits on top of your mug, filling it with fresh, hot coffee.

​Overview of Features

​MyJo features a plastic, microwave-safe reservoir with a slip- and heat-resistant silicone grip for safe and easy handling.

The reservoir is marked at six, eight, and ten ounces so you can fill your cup with as much water as you need.

The pump mechanism and the K-cup holder are made from sturdy, PBA-free plastic.

Since MyJo doesn't plug in, you can use it anywhere, as long as you have a way to heat up a few ounces of water.

It disassembles easily by unscrewing the pump from the top and the K-cup holder from the bottom. It's easy to put together, use, and clean--just rinse and go.

​How to Use

​To use MyJo, heat up your water on the stove, or put cold water in the receptacle and microwave it.

Press a K-cup into the holder, which punctures the cup on the bottom. Alternatively, add loose coffee to the reusable basket, and place it in the K-cup holder.

Screw the holder on to the bottom of the water receptacle. If the water is fresh from the microwave, take care to hold the receptacle by the silicone grip to avoid burns. Otherwise, fill the receptacle with hot, but not boiling, water.

Screw the pump on to the top of the receptacle, and place the whole shebang on top of your coffee cup.

Slowly press the pump anywhere from three to five times to force all of the water through the K-cup.

Then, voila! Enjoy your coffee.

​Alternative

​MyJo isn't the only single-use coffee maker on the market.

Another similar product is the Ohuhu Single-Serve Manual Coffee Maker, which also takes K-cups and ground coffee but which doesn't have a pump. Rather, you fill the water receptacle and wait three to five minutes as the water drips through the system and into the included, screw-on cup or your favorite mug.

Made from stainless steel and food-grade plastic, the Ohuhu Single-Serve comes with three fillable and re-usable K-cups.

​Conclusion

​You don't have to suffer through a bitter cup of office coffee or spend five bucks on a drinkable cup from your local coffee shop.

MyJo lets you brew a single, custom cup o' joe from a K-cup or your favorite course-ground beans. It's compact, easy to use, and a breeze to rinse off for next time.

Single-cup coffee makers can save you a pretty penny on coffee, since you're not buying expensive concoctions or tossing out half a pot of untouched coffee.

For the discerning coffee lover, MyJo might be just the thing to make your life easier, your pocketbook heavier, and your palate happier.