Hamilton Beach 49980A Single Serve Coffee Brewer – 2024 Review

For the all the coffee drinker and aficionados who despise the long cafe lines, dread the overwhelming coffee options or need a fix for those early morning caffeine pains – fear no more!

There’s finally an affordable, low-maintenance coffeemaker that can brew a basic or premium roast coffee in a fraction of the time and cost as the coffeehouse: The 2-Way Brewer.

Hamilton Beach 49980A

Hamilton Beach 49980A Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker


With stainless steel durability and twice the brewing options as other leading coffeemakers, the 2-Way Brewer doubles as a compact single-serve coffeemaker for everyday personal enjoyment and a full 12-cup pot machine.

Whether it’s 7:00 AM or a late-night indulgence, this two-for-the-price-of-one coffeemaker lets coffee drinkers decide the right size to start their day and enjoy the best convenience for their schedule.

If simplifying the morning wake-up routine is a top priority, then rise and shine with the single-serve side which can brew a standard-size cup or travel mug-size cup for solo enjoyment. So much in so little space, the Two-Way Brewer provides gourmet service, gourmet options and gourmet appeal at a fraction of the standard price and in a fraction of the traditional space.

  • Two Ways to Brew: Brew a single cup or a full or part pot.
  • Two Water Tanks: The single-serve tank is perfect for just one cup. The pot brewing tank is a large capacity tank complete with measurement markings for accurate filling.
  • Single-serve side has a mesh basket filter: This means that on the single serve side you don’t need filter papers. You simply pop your coffee grounds into the basket. It’s also compatible with coffee pods.
  • Programmable: You can set a timer anywhere within the upcoming twenty-four hours to start your coffee brewing. This feature is available on the carafe side and the single serve side. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to wake up to the taste and smell of fresh coffee.
  • Automatic shut off: The carafe side will automatically turn off after two hours saving you power and money.
  • Fairly simple interface is easy to use
  • Ability to set carafe temperature to low, medium, and high
  • Includes reusable gold-tone filter so you can avoid paper filters
  • Like other machines at this price point, performance will suffer if you forget regular maintenance.
  • Reservoir lid does not open very wide, making it harder to refill​​​​​.
  • Gives off a lot of steam (not a good idea to brew under or near cabinets).