Capresso 425 On-The-Go Review

Overall Rating
80
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
75
Durability (20%)
82
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
82

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 425 On-The-Go

Key Features of Capresso 425 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 425 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.

Pros

  • Holds up to 6 tablespoons of coffee grounds
  • Comes with 16 oz stainless steel travel mug
  • Accommodates mugs up to 7″ tall

Cons

  • Slow brew speed (16 oz in 4 minutes)
  • Not programmable
  • Included travel mug isn’t very durable

Is the Capresso 425 On-The-Go for you?

Is Capresso 425 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 425 On-The-Go Review: An In-Depth Look

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Capresso 425 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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