Hamilton Beach The Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker, Fast Brewing, Stainless Steel (49981A),

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1.Style Name:Carafe and Single Serve



  • Brew your own ground Coffee with single-serve scoop filter
  • Fast brewing. Brew an 8-ounce cup in less than 90 seconds and a 14-ounce Travel mug in under 2. 5 minutes
  • Flexible. Uses a mesh scoop filter so it can be brewed with your choice of coffee grounds
  • Custom cup. Brews a single-serve cup to your liking with regular (automatic drip) and bold options
  • Durable. Designed with durable, easy-to-clean Stainless Steel to ensure longevity. Built-in stand for Coffee mugs
  • Great features. Features automatic shutoff after brewing, a spill-resistant drip tray and more
  • Note – to prevent Coffee overflows, fill Coffee grounds to the lowest Line on the scoop filter and do not overfill. Be careful not to over grind Coffee beans, as very finely ground Coffee can cause overflows. For a stronger cup of Coffee, select the bold setting and use a medium grind size that's appropriate for a standard automatic drip Coffee maker. This unit will not brew without water in the water reservoir, even if the brew button is pushed

Product Description

The Scoop Single-Serve Coffeemaker - 49981

The Scoop

Product Description

The Scoop Single-Serve Coffeemaker goes where no coffeemaker has gone before, brewing hotter, faster and better-tasting coffee than most gourmet machines out there. And, its benefits don't stop there. The Scoop Coffeemaker utilizes the simplicity of ground coffee and brews a customizable cup quickly: an 8 oz. cup in less than 90 seconds or a 14 oz. travel mug in under two-and-a-half minutes.

Aside from its versatility in using inexpensive coffee grounds to brew a great-tasting cup, The Scoop Coffeemaker is designed for ultra-simple preparation in three straightforward steps: 1) Scoop 2) Place 3) Brew. It features a steel mesh scoop for filtering freshly ground coffee and comes with a built-in, adjustable stand that flips to accommodate a standard-size cup or a taller travel mug.

All in all, The Scoop Single-Serve Coffeemaker offers affordability and no fuss with lots of options. There's no need for extra equipment, high-tech buttons or extra equipment, either.

The Scoop

Product Uses & Unique Features

Allowing for Various Coffee Grind Types

The Scoop Coffeemaker doesn't need pre-packaged K-Cup packs or coffee pods, which can get expensive, and not to mention stale, over time. Instead, it comes with a mesh scoop filter that gives users the choice of any flavor (caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, etc), any brand (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc.) and any strength (Regular or Bold) pleasing to their taste.

Differing Boldness Levels

With The Scoop Coffeemaker, versatility is key. Whether you decide to go with a mainstream brand coffee or stronger premium-brand coffee, you need a machine that understands and quickly adapts. Use the REGULAR setting for a quick basic, automatic drip coffee, or get an upgrade and choose BOLD for more fine grinds, decaf or stronger flavors premium-brand coffee like Starbucks or Melitta. Just remember that the finer the grind, the longer it takes to brew. For bolder coffee, the water passes through at a slower rate, but allows more contact time and better flavor extraction for a better-tasting cup when done brewing.

Measuring Proportions Appropriately

Not sure how much coffee to add when brewing? No worries -- each scoop filter is labeled with two measuring lines for exact serving amounts. And more isn't necessarily better, in this case. Overfilling the scoop doesn't allow room for brewing and water can overflow and spill over, ultimately meaning weaker coffee.

Adjusting the Cup Size

Before brewing, adjust the L-shaped cup rest to make sure your cup is as close to the dispensing nozzle as possible. For travel mugs, fit the cup rest against the coffeemaker and place your mug on top of the drip tray.

Award-Winning Design

The Scoop Coffeemaker was awarded the "2012 Good Housekeeping Very Innovative Products (VIP) Award" by Good Housekeeping Research Institute. In addition, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) gave it high rankings for its ability to use coffee grinds, instead of packs or pods, and simultaneously give users the freedom to choose their own flavor, strength and cup size for their coffee.

Product Feature Benefits

  • Costs pennies per cup, compared to leading competitors' single-size packs
  • Proportions coffee exactly with single-serve scoop filter
  • Brews an 8 oz. cup of coffee in less than 90 seconds
  • Built-in adjustable stand holds standard-size cup and taller travel mugs
  • One steel mesh scoop filter included; no need for paper filters
  • Wide drip tray on base acts as a spill-resistant drain for excess coffee
  • Settings for REGULAR (automatic drip) and BOLD coffee
  • Durable, stainless steel features ensure coffeemaker's longevity
  • Automatically shuts off after brewing

Tips & Care

Run one or two cycles through the machine before first use. When one cycle is complete, the coffeemaker automatically shuts off. When grinding your own coffee beans, remember to purchase beans that were recently roasted (within a week is best), and grind them every time you brew a fresh cup. When brewing, keep ground coffee below the MAX fill line and do not use more than 14 ounces (410 ml) of water. To stop brewing mid-cycle, press either REGULAR or BOLD, and the unit will shut off. If there is no water in the water reservoir and a brew button is pushed, the unit will not brew.

January 8, 2017
Was replacing probably what has been the best coffee maker I've ever owned, have had a 12-cup Braun coffee maker for 20 years and finally the carafe has been broken. This Hamilton Beach Single Serve is a great replacement, I've gotten used to the paper filters for the Braun and even though it has it's own reusable, I prefer my coffee not to have that oil, film across the top and in the bottom of the cup, the paper filters get rid of that completely. The way I get around the residue with this coffee maker is to trim down the large round coffee filters, which are the cheapest I've found. Place the trimmed filter inside the bottom silver bowl, not inside or beneath the reusable filter, the coffee brews the best the way, at least for me it does, see the pics.

The bay can accommodate a 7-1/4" tall mug when the bracket is in it's lowest position, a 4-1/4" mug when it's in the highest position.

The coffee brews out plenty hot and fairly quickly, have seen some articles that says the HB doesn't get the coffee hot enough, it does for me. May help if you preheat the cup with some hot water before dispensing the coffee, I always do. I received the Kurig K55 coffee maker for Christmas and it does great too but I don't plan on putting all that money into K-Cup coffee. I used the reusable K-Cups as well, most don't work so good. If you like grinding your own beans, the course grind or French press grind is best for this maker. I have used some Peet's French Roast ground coffee with it, pressed the "Bold" button and it did great, that coffee is a very fine grind.

The ease of cleaning is a big plus! Simple to use and simple to clean, can't go wrong with that!
March 17, 2018
We have had this coffee pot for less than a year. It's a great looking machine and I don't mind it being on my counter. In theory, it's also great for those times when you need a single cup vs. a pot. We found right away that the cup side was not for us. Perhaps it is the coffee we use (Costco brand) or the fact that it's a mesh filter, our coffee had a very dark later at the bottom of our cup and it really did taste dirty. Maybe there are paper filters for single cup, but we stopped using it altogether.

The pot portion was just fine, as well, however, we had to clean this with vinegar more frequently than any pot I've ever had simply to get it to make a full pot within the two hours that the warmer stayed on. In fact, currently, we program it to start brewing at 4:30am so that when I get up at 5:30 am, I can have a cup of coffee. (It's at between 4-6 cups at that point.) NOBODY has time for that. It is also leaving two cups in the holding tank which won't come out.

It's terrible and our new Bunn is coming tomorrow. Goodbye Hamilton Beach pot, we will not miss you.
June 18, 2017
I was hesitant before ordering this coffee maker because the reviews are so mixed, but I've used it daily for a month and I am very happy with it. Before brewing the 1st time I filled it with white vinegar and ran it through a cycle, then 2 cycles of plain water to remove any residual plastic taste. I will also do this once a month for cleaning.
I have a damaged adrenal system so I cannot have caffeine so no coffee for me, but I can drink Teeccino Teeccino Variety Pack (Hazelnut, Mocha, and Java) Chicory Herbal Coffee, Caffeine Free, Acid Free, 11 Ounce (Pack of 3). I call it my Faux Coffee and you brew it just like coffee. I also needed a coffee maker for company and I wanted one that makes individual servings without those K cups. This is a simple machine that is easy to use & quick to clean.
It has 2 water levels 8oz and 14 oz clearly marked by 2 plastic parts that look like steps molded into the back wall inside the tank. The lower one reads 8 oz and the higher one reads MAX so you just fill up to those with water-no measuring cups needed. There are 2 filters so the 2nd mesh filter catches any tiny granules that may get through the metal filter. After brewing you push up the 3 parts-both filters and the drip cup, dump the grinds (I use the coffee grounds in my rose bushes, they love the acid) and rinse the 3 parts and either set aside to dry or make another cup. I like to leave the lid open to dry out inside. It looks like the silicone seal would pop off to clean but it hasn't gotten dirty so I haven't tried to do that yet. It does a great job on the Bold setting which drips a little slower than the Regular setting ( I actually haven't used it on Regular yet). When using a mug it can splatter a couple of drops on the sides or in front but no major mess.
I use a Takeya Iced Tea Maker Set 24 oz pitcher to brew in that is 6 1/2" high and it doesn't splatter. This holds 14 oz with enough room to add powdered Collagen & Goat's Milk and use my milk frother to mix it all up. Bean Envy Electric Milk Frother Handheld, Perfect for the Best Latte, Whip Foamer, Includes Stainless Steel Stand Using 14 oz water I get enough coffee for two 8oz mugs.
I like that it's a simple machine with basic parts so there's not a lot to go bad. The stainless is easy to wipe clean and it looks much nicer than most coffee makers. I like the quality of the stainless filter with a good sturdy metal handle so there's no chance of dropping it and making a mess with the grounds.
It takes up very little space on the counter, it's only 6 3/4"wide x 7 1/2"deep x 12 1/2" tall ( 17 1/4" with the lids open). In my photos I show it beneath my microwave oven which is set at a standard wall cabinet height. It will fit up to a 7 1/4" high mug or a 4 1/4" high mug with the metal shelf in position.
My only complaint is that the previous model came with an extra scoop/filter but now they only include one. I'd like to have an extra one.

TIP: Here's a little secret my Grandpa taught me...add a dash of Sea Salt (or Himalayan Salt) to the coffee before brewing. It sounds gross but trust me, just a dash & it enhances the flavor of the coffee, & no it won't taste salty! I also add a dash of powdered cinnamon to my mug (do not put it in the coffee machine!). It adds a yummy flavor.

This doesn't pertain to the function of the machine but I thought I'd include it in case anyone is interested...I wanted a pull out shelf but dislike those plastic ones so I made one out of an 8 x 10 tile and attached thick felt pads to the bottom. Now my coffee maker slides out to fill it up and then slides back against the wall. It works great as long as you have a smooth surface.