Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio
The 21-ounce tank (which can pump out three cups in a row), user-friendly programming dials, and a reasonable price tag make this brand-new machine a winner. And its penguinlike profile is just plain cute.
Number of coffee-pod varieties*: 14.
To buy: $85, target.com.
*Varieties include hot chocolate, lattes, and other specialty drinks.