It's early morning, around six o'clock. You just got out of the bed and you are headed to the shower. You have to choose what are you going to wear and manage to iron it perfectly. It is your first day on your new job, and you want to make a good impression.
You are slightly anxious but what you really want is a warm, soothing cup of coffee. There is no time to make one at home, so you decide you'll buy one in a coffee shop near your new office.
However, the rain starts, your bus gets stuck in traffic, and you are already late, so you don't have time to pick up your morning coffee. On top of that, you forgot your umbrella at home, so your clothes are all wet, and you enter the building sopping and devastated.
In the end, luck changes for you. One of your colleagues seems to read your mind. He brings you a cup of coffee. It is hot, and it has a perfect taste. You find out it has been made using Keurig coffee maker. After the long day, you decide you will be buying one of Keurigs products for your apartment too.
If you ever had a similar situation, or you simply want to replace your old coffee maker with the new one, we are here to help you. We will be presenting five of Keurig’s top models in order to help you choose the one that suits your needs. Sit back and enjoy!
This is one of the Keurig’s most popular models, so they often put it on sale which means you can save a lot of money if you decide on buying it. For the money invested, you will get one of the classics that quietly brews coffee, tea and iced beverages in three different sizes.
It comes with removable drip tray and a water reservoir which makes it super easy to clean. At the same time, it makes less mess than other coffee makers. On the other hand, you might be frustrated with how slow it is and the fact that sometimes it doesn't work as you would like.
This device has its own temperament; sometimes it's lazy so that it won't work at all, at times it's skimpy, so it gives you only half cup of coffee instead of full. As you can see, it is not the most reliable maker you can get. Also, it seems to be made out of cheap plastic, which is another reason to consider other models.
If you have a small office, large family, or many roommates, this Keurig's model is the right choice for you. You will pay some extra cash to get it, but it will serve you right, offering coffee, hot chocolate, tea and even iced beverages. It is heavy-duty, and it makes enough cups of coffee for up to 30 people.
You can choose the size and the temperature of your drink, by programming it using an interactive touch screen. On the same LCD screen, you can see a lovely slide show, but some people find pictures a bit too cheesy. Also, if you need a travel size coffee, you'll have to use the machine twice, because it doesn't offer the 12-ounce option.
The biggest concern about this model is the plastic smell that comes out of water container when you first unpack it. However, you shouldn't worry much about this if you clean it as instructions recommend. If you don't do the proper cleaning - don't go around complaining about the weird smell or taste.
If you buy this Keurig's model, you'll get the beautifully designed product which is easy to use and offers many features at the same time. This device comes with well-written instructions manual, and it has large LCD touchscreen, which anyone can figure out.
If you like to bring your coffee wherever you are, this machine is the right choice for you because it allows you to make 12oz portions. Also, it has the economic mode, so you can program it to turn off at certain point and turn on again afterward, which saves you energy.
On the other hand, if you planned on getting quiet and easy to clean device, you might end up disappointed. In comparison to the previous model, which is compatible with almost any K-cup you can imagine, this one accepts only certain number of different K-cups.
Another beautiful and practical feature at the same time is that you can set your coffee maker to light up your kitchen overnight in one of the few offered colors.
Things I liked
It offers the 12oz size.
Big and clear display, easy to modify.
It provides more tasteful and hotter coffee than other models.
If you are looking for a lovely gift for a single person or a couple, this is a great option. This Keurig's model is affordable, and it comes in seven different and fashionable colors. The red is absolutely stunning. It is made to fit any kitchen, which is why it is perfect for small apartments or dorm rooms.
This device is straightforward to use, and it comes with a water filter which purifies the water you drink from it and benefits your health. On the other hand, if you expect to get a user-friendly device, it is better to consider other options. This one does not offer auto off, and it holds only small amounts of water, which means you need to refill it often.
You'll get warm instead of hot coffee out of it, which is great because you can sip it right after and not so great if you plan on adding milk because you will end up with a cold beverage. Also, if you are in a hurry, you should skip making coffee with this maker, because it is not the fastest machine ever.
This device is entirely different from previous ones because it is made for brewing espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos. So, you should have in mind this is not the regular coffee maker. However, it is affordable in comparison to cappuccino and latte systems from other brands.
If you buy Keurig's device, you will get fast machine with dishwasher safe parts. Also, every drink will have beautiful taste, and it will be made within few minutes. However, you should know that frothing cup needs to be cleaned after every use and you might have a hard time reattaching it, so if the patient is not your strong suit you should consider buying a different model.
Another thing to have in mind is that this device uses real, liquid milk instead of milk powder, which is great advantage. Unfortunately, many of my friends who purchased this product complained about its short life span. It usually breaks after few months of usage. This might be one of the reasons why Keurig stopped manufacturing it.
Things I liked
The beverages have great taste.
Removable parts are dishwasher safe.
It is affordable.
The whole process of making latte takes about 3 minutes.
After you've read our opinion on all five Keurig products, there is still some information you should know. Keurig is one of the leading manufacturers in coffee business. They have been on the market for more than 35 years which means they have valuable experience and they know how to anticipate what their customers want.
They are located in North America, and they are offering more than 530 beverage varieties to their buyers. Till today, they've sold more than 60 million brewers which means they know what are they doing.
They make and sell brewers for home and commercial use, as well as K-pods and brewer accessories. Their home hot brewers come in two series - "Classic" and "Plus". For quite some time, Keurig (in partnership with Lavazza) also had Rivo series - created for making espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes in two different sizes with fresh milk. However, Rivo's production had been discontinued since the end of 2016.
Each pod consists of a plastic cup, filter and aluminum lid. Depending on which type of pod you're buying it’ll have a different filling - coffee grounds, cocoa powder, tea leaves and so on.
Keurig system has more than 75 brands including all of the top ten best-selling coffee brands in America. This means, even if your brewer limits you by accepting only Keurig K-cups it is still likely that you'll find your favorite flavor among their brands or at least some other that you find equally satisfying.
How To Clean Your Keurig Coffee Maker?
Now that you’ve met the company and its brands and read the reviews you should know that there is another topic to be addressed. The frightening plastic smell and taste that comes out of new brewer. You should be aware that this problem is not characteristic only for Keurig coffee makers. It is not even specific for coffee makers in general. You can find this taste and smell in any new product that has something to do with food or drinks, and it is made of plastic.
When your Keurig coffee maker arrives, unpack it and before using it to make coffee, make a little effort to clean it properly. For starters, fill the reservoir with hot water but leave enough space for three more cups because you'll be adding other liquids.
When this is done, wash the reservoir with any dish soap you like. After that, fill ¾ of the tank again but this time using filtered water and two cups of white distilled vinegar. Remember, do not put a pod into brewer yet, but run the mixture through the system until the reservoir is empty.
Fill it again, but only with filtered or bottled water and run it through the system. Keep repeating this step until there is no longer vinegar smell coming out of the hot water in the cup.
After this thorough cleaning process, your coffee maker should be ready for use.
After trying out various Keurig brewers, we decided that we liked Keurig K155 Office Pro Single Cup Commercial K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker the best.
At first, the taste of all beverages we made using this product was perfect. At second, we really liked how it could make many drinks for the whole bunch of people at the same time. The thing that was thrilling was how fast we cleaned it after the usage; it literally didn't take more than five minutes.
At least, we decided to forgive Keurig for their cheesy pictures, and we adopted this heavy-duty machine.