Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker: A Compact Coffee Maker That Packs a Punch

Published on Nov. 28, 2023, 8:57 a.m.

The Culture and History of Coffee

Coffee is not just a drink but a cultural symbol with a rich historical background. The earliest coffee trees originated in the highlands of Ethiopia in Africa and were introduced to Europe by Arab traders, becoming an important beverage in the Western world. The rise of coffee houses became centers for social and intellectual exchange, fostering many of the intellectual and artistic movements of the Renaissance. Understanding the history of coffee can help us better appreciate the cultural depth behind each cup of coffee.

For those searching for a fuss-free single serve coffee maker that can fit into tight spaces, look no further than the Bonsenkitchen CM3301. This petite powerhouse brews bold, flavorful coffee fast with K-Cup pods. Keep reading to see why this pint-sized brewer is making a big splash.


The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker not only delivers hot, freshly brewed coffee in minutes, its advanced temperature control system quickly reaches an optimal brewing temperature between 195°F to 205°F, ensuring that each cup of coffee is brewed to perfection.

 Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker

Key Features:

  • Brews 6-12 oz cups
  • 800W rapid heating system
  • 195°F - 205°F optimal brew temp
  • 3 minute fast brew time
  • One-touch operation
  • Compatible with K-Cup pods
  • Adjustable brew strength
  • Auto-off
  • Removable drip tray
  • Auto-off Feature: After ten minutes of standby, the coffee machine enters sleep mode and can be easily awakened by pressing a button.

 Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker

Design - Compact and Clever

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker is cleverly designed with dimensions of 9” W x 4.6” D x 11” H and is made from high-quality BPA-free plastic, not only giving it a stylish appearance but also making it sturdy and durable.

Despite its small size, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker brews full-sized coffee. And its accordion reservoir flexes to accommodate 7-12 oz mugs. For on-the-go coffee sippers, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker can fill most 16 oz portable travel mugs. This coffee maker is not only compact but also powerful, like a coffee master hidden in the bustling city, ready to serve you a cup of fragrant and delicious coffee at any time.

Materials and Construction

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Coffee Maker is made from high-quality BPA-free plastic, ensuring food safety and durability during use, allowing users to enjoy each cup of coffee with peace of mind. In addition, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301’s casing is made from recyclable materials, reflecting the brand’s commitment to environmental protection.

 Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker

Convenience - Push Button Coffee Bliss

From water reservoir to brew basket, the intuitive Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker is easy to operate. Fill with water, pop in a K-Cup, and push one button. In minutes, steaming hot coffee flows into your cup.

After brewing, an auto-off feature kicks in after 10 minutes to preserve energy. And a removable, dishwasher-safe drip catcher simplifies cleanup. No complicated controls or programming needed for this fuss-free single serve coffee maker. With just a simple press, you can enjoy the mellow aroma of coffee, eliminating the need for tedious settings and waiting time.

Coffee Machine Features and Coffee Quality

The variety, origin, and processing method of coffee beans can all affect the flavor of coffee. For example, Arabica coffee beans from different origins may have different acidity, sweetness, and flavor characteristics. Washed coffee beans typically have a cleaner taste, while sun-dried coffee beans may have a richer fruity aroma. Utilizing high-quality beans, such as Arabica or premium Robusta, can fully leverage the performance advantages of the CM3301, ensuring that each cup of coffee achieves the best flavor.

The Science of Coffee Roasting

Coffee roasting is a key step that impacts the flavor of coffee. During the roasting process, the sugars and amino acids in coffee beans undergo a series of complex chemical reactions, producing hundreds of different compounds that give coffee its unique aroma and flavor. Different roasting levels (light, medium, dark) directly affect the acidity, bitterness, and aroma of coffee. Light roasts retain more of the original flavors with a distinct acidity, suitable for those who enjoy a fruity tartness. Medium roasts offer a balanced flavor, where the roasting level harmoniously blends the bitterness and aromas. Dark roasts, with their intense caramelization process, usually have a richer bitterness and less acidity, suitable for users who prefer a strong taste. Understanding these aspects can help users choose the right coffee beans and adjust the use of the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Coffee Maker for the best drinking experience.

Performance - Fast Brews and Bold Brews

Outfitted with an 800 watt heating system, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker quickly reaches optimal brewing temperatures between 195°F - 205°F. Rapid heating unlocks each coffee’s full aroma and flavor.

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker’s adjustable brew settings allow you to customize strength and volume. Dial in bold, intense coffee at higher volumes. Or opt for a lighter, delicate cup at lower volumes. Either way, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker serves up piping hot coffee just the way you like it.

 Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker

Brewing Time

Users report that the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker delivers a fresh cup of coffee in about 3 minutes. The model supports a variety of K-Cup pods from brands like Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee, and Dunkin’ Donuts, offering you a diverse selection to meet different taste preferences. Choosing high-quality pods can significantly enhance your coffee experience.

K-Cup Coffee Pods

K-Cup coffee pods offer a convenient and quick way to make coffee, providing a variety of coffee choices from different brands and flavors. Users can choose suitable K-Cup coffee pods according to their taste preferences to get a satisfying coffee experience. Here are some popular brands of K-Cup coffee pods:

  • Keurig
  • Starbucks
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Peet’s Coffee

Brew Sizes

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single-serve coffee maker offers a range of brew sizes from 6 to 12 ounces, allowing you to enjoy a quick espresso or a large cup of coffee to refresh yourself. You can choose the amount of coffee you want to brew according to your preference and cup size, creating a personalized coffee experience.

Adjustable Brew Strength

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single-serve coffee maker allows you to adjust the strength of your coffee to your personal taste. You can control the intensity of the coffee by increasing or decreasing the amount of water, finding the perfect taste for you.

Rapid Heating

Equipped with an 800-watt heating system, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single-serve coffee maker can quickly heat water to the optimal brewing temperature in a short time, so you can enjoy fresh, hot coffee without a long wait. This is especially important for busy mornings or when you need a quick energy boost.

Optimal Brew Temp

195°F - 205°F is the recognized optimal temperature range for brewing coffee. The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single-serve coffee maker can precisely control the water temperature, ensuring that the coffee grounds are fully extracted at the optimal temperature, releasing the full flavor and aroma of the coffee beans.


For safety and energy saving, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single-serve coffee maker automatically enters standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. When you need to use it again, simply press any button to wake up the coffee maker and continue enjoying your delicious coffee.


This Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker has a 12oz water reservoir. It can brew cups between 6-12oz.


The brewing noise level is unknown, but users do not report excessive noise.


The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker is equipped with an auto-off feature that automatically enters sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity, enhancing safety and energy efficiency.

Safety Certifications

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Coffee Maker has passed UL and ETL safety certifications, ensuring high safety standards and reliability for every user to use with confidence.

Energy Efficiency and Eco-Friendliness

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 utilizes an 800-watt high-efficiency heating system and is equipped with an automatic shut-off feature, designed to enhance energy efficiency and reduce unnecessary power consumption, meeting the eco-friendly standards of modern household appliances.

Removable Drip Tray

The Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single-serve coffee maker is equipped with a removable drip tray that simplifies cleanup. The drip tray can be easily removed and is dishwasher safe, saving you time and effort. Additionally, the drip tray’s height is adjustable to accommodate various cup sizes, including travel mugs, preventing coffee splashes and keeping the area around the coffee maker clean. This thoughtful design ensures a mess-free coffee brewing experience and adds to the overall convenience of the coffee maker.


A removable, dishwasher-safe drip tray catches spills for easy cleanup. The reusable filter basket is also dishwasher safe.

 Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker

Use Cases

Whether at home, in the office, or on a trip, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 provides a convenient coffee solution. According to the included user manual, you can easily set up and operate the device, enjoying quick and delicious coffee. Additionally, we offer detailed cleaning and maintenance guides to help prolong the life of your coffee maker.

User Feedback Analysis:

Overall, the vast majority of users seem quite pleased with the performance and value of the compact Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker. They describe it as an essential appliance for cramped kitchens, dorms, RVs, and other limited spaces. Many delight in its simplicity and speed, stating they can get a caffeine fix lickety-split with the push of a button.

When it comes to taste, most agree the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker churns out a smooth, satisfying cup of joe as long as you use a quality coffee pod. Several users comment the coffee seems fresher, more robust, and hotter than the output from low-end Keurig units. They appreciate the ability to adjust strength by lowering or raising the water volume. A number of reviewers remark this petite powerhouse makes coffee nearly on par with fancy barista-style brewers costing 4x more.

Regarding convenience, users praise how easy the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker is to operate and clean. They love that it switches itself off after 10 minutes to prevent wasting electricity. Some do gripe about the relatively small 12 oz water reservoir that only allows brewing one cup before refilling. A handful of owners report occasional drips and leaks after brewing, likely from poor lid closure.

When it comes to aesthetics, folks find the glossy black Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker fits in beautifully no matter their kitchen decor. They call it “cute,” “sleek,” and “snazzy” with a modern vibe. Numerous commenters also rave about how the slim footprint squeezes into impossibly tight spaces and leaves ample room for other appliances. Some RV owners mention it takes up half the counter area of previous brewers.

So in summary, the vast majority of feedback on this single cup brewer is overwhelmingly positive. Users find the combination of fast brewing, compact size, easy operation, and low price adds up to a coffee maker that punches far above its weight.


  • Fast 3 minute brew time
  • Compact, portable size
  • Simple one-touch operation
  • Adjustable brew strength
  • Auto-off feature


  • Small 12 oz water reservoir
  • Possible leakage/dripping
  • Only brews one cup at a time


For its convenient size and quick brewing capabilities, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker offers excellent value. It costs just a fraction of larger, more complex single serve brewers. Yet it still produces hot, robust coffee in minutes. For those needing a compact brewer, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker delivers full-sized flavor without taking up precious counter real estate.


With push button convenience, fast brew speeds, and a space-saving design, the Bonsenkitchen CM3301 single serve coffee maker simplifies mornings. Its adjustable settings give you complete control over coffee volume and intensity. Sleek styling makes this compact-yet-mighty coffee maker an attractive addition to any counter or desktop.


  • Capacity: 12 oz
  • Material: BPA-free plastic
  • Product Dimensions: 9” x 4.6” x 11”
  • Power: 800 watts
  • Voltage: 120V, 60Hz (AC)
  • Brew Sizes: 6-12 oz
  • Brew Temp: 195°F - 205°F
  • Brew Time: 3 minutes
  • Functions: Single touch operation button, auto-off

Package Contents

  • Bonsenkitchen CM3301 Single Serve Coffee Maker
  • User Manual
  • Removable Drip Tray
  • Reusable Filter Basket

Bonsenkitchen Single Serve Coffee Maker User Manual (CM3301)

Important Safeguards

  • Read all instructions before use.
  • Don’t immerse the coffee maker or power cord in water.
  • Turn off and unplug before cleaning.
  • Unplug when not in use.
  • Don’t use outdoors or in damp areas.
  • Keep away from children.
  • Don’t operate if damaged.
  • Use only recommended accessories.
  • Don’t use without water or with too much water.
  • Use only fresh, cold water.
  • Be careful of hot surfaces, steam, and sharp needles.

Know Your Coffee Maker

  1. Top Cover: Opens for water filling and cleaning.
  2. Water Tank: Holds up to 12oz of water.
  3. Filter Assembly: Filters the water for brewing.
  4. K-Cup Container: Holds the K-Cup pod.
  5. Brew Button: Starts the brewing process.
  6. Water Reservoir: Where your mug goes.

Brewing Coffee

  1. Fill your mug with water, then pour it into the water tank.
  2. Place a K-Cup pod in the holder and close the lid.
  3. Put your mug on the reservoir.
  4. Press the brew button. The blue light will blink while brewing and turn orange when finished.

Care and Cleaning

  • Regularly wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
  • Rinse the filter assembly and water tank with clean water.
  • Empty and clean the water reservoir after each use.
  • Clean the needles with a paper clip.
  • Descale every 3-6 months with a descaling solution.

Indicator Lights

  • Blue flashing: Brewing
  • Orange flashing: Brewing finished or low water
  • Blue light on: Standby mode


  • If the coffee maker doesn’t work, check the power connection.
  • If the orange light flashes and buttons don’t work, add water.
  • If there’s a leak, check the water level and cup size.


  • Use filtered or purified water for better taste.
  • Don’t use distilled water.


This product has a 1-year limited warranty. For details, please refer to the full warranty information.