The Keurig K-Cup coffee maker out rates the competition of single cup coffee brewers throughout websites such as epinions, amazon, and coffeereview.com, and I agree 100%. I got my Keurig as a gift last September and it has been a big hit around my house. The Keurig is a coffee brewing machine that makes single cups and has been leading this new way of coffee since 1990.
I love their single cup maker because it caters to each individual. It’s great for when my mom comes over because she can have her Chai tea and I can drink my Green Mountain Extra Bold and I don’t have to brew two different things and waste half the pot. It only takes about a minute to make in the Keurig machine and there is really no mess to speak of other than wiping it down every once in a while.
< > It has unique coffee pods called “K-cups” that come in over 200 flavors of coffee and tea to choose from. I love to try new things, so having so many choices is a great plus for me. At first I thought that I would have to order my K-cups online, but I have had no trouble finding different flavored K-cups in my local stores. They are sold at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Albertsons and most grocery stores. I found the best selection at Bed Bath and Beyond, but they also have them at Kohl’s, Sears and many other places.
The extra bold coffee flavors are my favorite and I suggest that you try them if you like your coffee robust and strong. So far I have found that the mild flavors are too weak for my taste buds.
I know that there are some other single cup brewing machines that have disks instead of the K-cups which I have read are soggy, require more clean-up and are not biodegradable like the pods are. I’ve never tried them myself though; I just know that the reviews aren’t as good.
Another thing I like about the Keurig brewer is that the machine is durable, looks nice, and seems to be quality made. It has a tall space for a large coffee cup or tall travel mug. It also allows you to choose your cup size, set brew times, and choose the temperature you like best. I like mine smokin’ hot. Though it is more expensive than your basic drip coffee maker, it beats the coffee house hands down in price for quality of coffee.
Some complaints I read before I purchased mine were that there were some problems with the machine getting stuck on the “Not Ready” mode, or there was a loud buzzing sound while brewing. In almost every case, however, the consumer said that customer service at Keurig was very good and the machine was replaced promptly. I have not had any such problems with my machine in the ten months that I have owned it.
In conclusion, The Keurig single cup coffee maker is a great brewing system for you if you want a sturdy, modern looking machine with a variety of brewing options, a generous coffee selection, and a quick, delicious cup of coffee that leaves you with no messy pot to clean up.