Saturday, May 28, 2022

Review of the 5-Cup Mr. Coffee Mini Brew

My new coffeemaker

Image of coffee cup and coffee beans

I have had many Mr. Coffee coffeemakers over the years and always bought the 12-cup size. Since I am now the only coffee drinker in the house, when it came time to replace my old coffeemaker I decided to 'downsize'. Thus, I purchased the 5-Cup mini brew Mr. Coffee

My purchase decision was based on four things:

Mr. Coffee Mini Brew Coffeemaker
Mr. Coffee 5-Cup Mini Brew

  1. Only one coffee drinker living in my house.
  2. The fact that I've noticed I now (usually) only drink two cups of coffee each morning instead of the 4 or 5 I used to drink. 
  3. This coffeemaker brews just 5 cups (25 oz.) instead of the larger 12-cup size, which is just the right amount for two 12-ounce cups of my mug-size cups of coffee at a time. If more is needed, or you have coffee-drinking company, it is quick to brew another pot.
  4. The small size of the Mini Brew coffeemaker fits so much better on my kitchen shelf, taking up less space.

Features of the Mr. Coffee Mini Brew

Compact Mini Coffee Pot

  • Since I was going to a smaller coffeemaker, which is less expensive than the larger 12-cup version, I decided to splurge on a 'programmable' one. It has some nice features.
  • Brew Later. You can set it ahead to automatically turn on, letting you have fresh-brewed coffee ready when you get up.
  • Auto Pause.  Allows you to grab a cup while the coffeemaker is still brewing if you cannot wait (which I seldom can first thing in the morning!). 
  • As with the larger versions, this Mr. Coffee Mini Brew has an easy to view water window, handy for filling the coffeemaker. 
  • Most important ~ it has a 2-hour auto shut-off feature. It automatically turns itself off if you forget.

The Important 2-hour Auto Shut-Off Feature

Brew Now buttons on Mr. Coffee mini coffee pot

Let me tell you how important this feature is in ANY coffeemaker. Years ago I had a non-programmable, standard Mr. Coffee coffeemaker. It worked fine, except you had to remember to turn it off when you were done drinking coffee for the day.

Hubby & I would leave for work after coffee and breakfast and drive 18 miles to the office. At work, the coffee pot in the break room would remind me of my own coffee pot at home. Three different times I was suddenly so convinced in my mind that I had not turned off my coffee pot that I had to call my neighbor and ask her to run over and check my coffee pot. Once I DID leave it on.  After the third time of this 'did I, did I not' turn off the coffee pot, I gave up and bought a programmable one that shuts itself off! It is well worth the piece of mind to have this auto shut-off feature, even if you are now retired and home all day most days. 


I am very pleased with my new 5-cup programmable Mr. Coffee Mini-Brew coffeemaker

*Review of the Mr. Coffee Mini Brew Coffeemaker is written by Wednesday Elf

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  1. Thank you for this great review. I am still working with a 12 cup coffee maker, but when the time comes to downsize, you can bet I will take your review to heart and give this coffee maker a run for my money.

    1. I am finding this smaller Mr. Coffee maker very handy, Olivia.

  2. Auto shut-off is the most important feature of any coffee pot! Even if I am staying home, I like having the shut-off feature. No reason to have it on if we are finished drinking coffee for the day. I've always loved the Mr. Coffee makers. The programmable brew feature makes the best wake up alarm too. Nothing like smelling the delicious scent of morning coffee brewing to lure you out of bed. I know I would love the smaller coffee maker now too. Only on holidays with company do I really need a larger one.

    1. I agree, Sylvestermouse. No more worrying about forgetting and leaving the coffee pot on to boil dry. Thanks for your visit.

  3. That looks like a wonderful coffee machine. We've had so many over the years and auto shut-off is an absolute must for our house - we're even more forgetful!

    1. Yes, indeed. Auto-shutoff is a necessity. Thanks for your visit, Barbara.

  4. Elf, I am so glad you found a mini coffee maker that suits your needs! I agree about the importance of the auto-shutoff feature. The programmable small-batch coffee maker that I bought for my husband (which I reviewed here on Review This Reviews) also has an automatic shutoff and, like you, I would never buy another coffee maker without one.

    1. This mini coffee maker is working out to be perfect for my needs. Thanks for your visit, Margaret.

  5. We don't own a coffee maker and this one sounds really great! The size would be perfect for us. I especially like the Brew later and auto shut off features. Thank you for your review.

    1. This mini coffee maker is the perfect size if you only need to brew a small amount of coffee. I imagine that you mainly drink tea in your household, but a coffee maker is handy for guests who like coffee, or yourself when you need a change. :) Thanks for stopping by my review, Raintree Annie.

  6. It seems like you found the perfect size coffee pot to fit your needs Pat. We just replaced our old 12-cup with a new 12-cup Mr. Coffee, since there are two of us drinking the coffee. I agree the auto shut off is a must, I don't know how many times I had the same problem, thinking did I turn off the coffee? Thanks for the review.

    1. Thanks for your visit, Sam. New coffee pots are nice, no matter the size. My 'mini pot' is working out well.


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