Capresso On-The-Go Review

Capresso On-The-Go
Overall Rating
Coffee Quality (40%)
Design & Features (20%)
Durability (20%)
Ease of Use (10%)
Brand Reputation (10%)
The Bottom Line
Designed to brew single servings up to 16 oz and accommodate travel mugs up to 7" tall, the Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker is a solid single-serve coffee maker. But why wouldn't you just get a Keurig?
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Key Features of the Capresso On-The-Go

Key Features of Capresso On-The-Go

  • Volume: 16 oz
  • Carafe: 16 oz stainless steel thermal travel mug
  • Display: None
  • Auto-Off: After brewing
  • Grinder: None
  • Weight: 3.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 5.3″W x 6.5″D x 12.0″H
  • Wattage: 650

Capresso On-The-Go Overview

To really appreciate the Capresso On-The-Go, you need to accept it for what it is: a low-cost, low-volume, basic coffee maker.

There are no bells, no whistles, and no control panels.

I mean, the thing only has one button!

But it measures just 6" in either direction and just 12" tall, and it comes with with a serviceable 16 oz stainless steel travel mug.

Note: The travel mug isn't the best quality.

Want to use your own mug? Go for it. I’d even encourage it! The Capresso On-The-Go can accommodate mugs up to 7″ tall.

This isn’t the speediest brewer, making just 16 oz (3.2 cups) of coffee in 4 minutes. That’s 4 oz every minute compared to 7 oz per minute for the Capresso MT 900 Rapid Brew.

Keurig brewers typically brew 8 oz in around 60 seconds, which makes them twice as fast as the On-The-Go and on par with the Rapid Brew.

The coffee ground container holds 6 tablespoons of grounds. Most coffee experts call for 2 tablespoons per 6 oz cup, which means the 6 tablespoon ground capacity of the On-The-Go is good enough to make 18 oz of coffee, 2 ounces higher than the brewer’s 16 oz max volume.

The take-home message: You’ll be able to make coffee that’s decently strong.

  • Holds up to 6 tablespoons of coffee grounds
  • Comes with 16 oz stainless steel travel mug
  • Accommodates mugs up to 7″ tall
  • Slow brew speed (16 oz in 4 minutes)
  • Not programmable
  • Included travel mug isn’t very durable

Is the Capresso On-The-Go for you?

Are Capresso On-The-Go for you?

If you don’t need 10 (or even 5) cups of coffee, you may want the Capresso On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker.

It has a 6 tablespoon ground coffee capacity, which is enough to make a strong max-size 16 oz brew, and comes with a serviceable stainless steel travel mug so you can fuel up and go.

However, you're probably better off going with a compact Keurig model. With a reusable K-Cup assembly, you can stick to ground coffee instead of pricey and wasteful K-Cups.

Our recommendation? Check out the Keurig K-Mini or K-Compact.

Capresso On-The-Go Review: An In-Depth Look

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Capresso On-The-Go
Designed to brew single servings up to 16 oz and accommodate travel mugs up to 7" tall, the Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker is a solid single-serve coffee maker. But why wouldn't you just get a Keurig?

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I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!