We drink a lot of coffee in my house. My husband carries a thermos like Linus carries his blanket. When it comes to cups of coffee, we’ve had the good, the bad and the ugly so we are always wary of a new brewer, especially single cup brewers. That said, I fell in love with the Touch T414S Brewing System from the very first cup and my love has only deepened since then.
Let’s start with design. The sleek, modern design of the Touch T414S Brewing System is both attractive and designed not to take up too much counter space. This beautifully designed machine looks as good as it performs. Set up takes minutes and you are ready to brew!
The water tank, which holds a whopping 90 ounces, is very easy to remove and re-attach without spills. This reservoir has a partial lid the flips open for easy filling and flips down to prevent spills when it re-attaches to the machine. The modern design makes this machine easy to use and easy to clean – a huge plus!
The Touch T414S Brewing System has a goal of providing a single cup of coffee with the same quality as conventionally brewed. In this, the Touch T414S meets and exceeds expectations. From a completely cold start, it only took this machine about 15 seconds to begin brewing. At 1 minute, 20 seconds, the brewing process was complete and I had a 10 oz cup of 166 degree coffee. Contrast this to the popular k-cup brewing system we also have which took over two minutes to get to temperature and then another minute and a half to brew ten ounces.
The coffee that the Touch T414S Brewing System produces is absolutely fantastic, robust and full flavored. This system offers a choice of mild, medium or bold brews and I have found in side by side tasting that even the mild brew setting produces a much richer cup of coffee than other k-cup brewing systems. Additionally, there are five (!) different brew sizes to choose from ranging from 6 to 14 ounces. I tried out all brewing sizes and they are true to the settings – if you pick 10 ounces, you will get 10 ounces. I love that!
The Touch T414S brews a delicious cup of coffee, head and shoulders better than coffee I have had from any other single cup brewing system. If you are looking to buy a k-cup system, this is the one you want!