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.