The manual drip coffee cones are up against some serious competition. The electronic one-cup coffee maker is the best choice when it comes to making a single cup of coffee.

The Kristians Kaffe high-tech coffee machines come pre-sealed in K-Cups or pads. You simply need to insert one into the machine and close the lid.

There is no grinding. There are no messy filters to wash away.

It’s easy…there’s no question about that.

It’s also expensive. Coffee is also expensive. The privilege of having your coffee ground and packaged in these handy little containers is a pricey one.

If you compare the price of the machine and the cost of the coffee, each cup will end up costing you more.

A manual drip coffee cone can make better coffee for a fraction of its price…

You probably had one growing up, even if you didn’t.

The original one-cup coffee maker is the manual drip coffee cone.

What is their purpose? They are available at your local grocery store, as well as in dollar stores. You can simply place a cone-shaped filter of paper into the cone-shaped opening in the tip.

The cone should be placed on a coffee cup or carafe depending on its size. Next, add the coffee grinds and heat the water in the kettle. Finally, pour the hot water over top of the ground coffee.

The coffee drips out of the filter into your cup or carafe.

You get a better cup than a fancy electronic one-cup coffee maker.

How did this happen?

First, you can purchase any type of coffee, ground or whole. However, if you purchase a K-Cup/pad machine, your choices are limited to what coffees they offer for sale.

This is an important tip. This ensures that all coffee has been thoroughly soaked and produces a richer, more flavorful cup of coffee.

If you are really looking to spend a lot on the machine as well as the coffee, then go out and get a new one-cup coffee maker.

A manual drip filter cone is a great option if you want to spend five to ten bucks on the machine and less on the coffee.

They also take up less counter space!