Sunday, August 28, 2011

Keurig Review

Have you ever dreamed of having your favorite coffee at your dispense, but only wanted a small cup of it? If you make a whole pot of coffee for yourself, you may only want a small amount and then the rest gets cold. You will then waste the rest of the pot of coffee. It's also annoying to wait for the coffee to brew. Don't you wish you could have a delicious steaming cup of coffee instantly? Well, Keurig has come to your rescue with a single serve coffee machine!

Keurig machines are all designed to quickly brew a single cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or other hot beverage. The grounds (or other brew material) are supplied in a prepared, single-serving unit, called a "K-Cup". Once the machine has warmed up, the user inserts a K-Cup into the machine, places a mug under the spout, and invokes the brew feature; within 20 to 60 seconds, the beverage is ready. By omitting the K-Cup, users can also dispense a mug of hot water, which can then be used for instant soup or other hot drinks not available in the K-Cup form.

Keurig machines brew coffee or tea by piercing the foil seal on top of the plastic K-Cup with a spray nozzle, while simultaneously piercing the bottom of the K-cup with a discharge nozzle. Grounds contained inside the K-cup sit within a paper filter. A measured quantity of hot water is forced through the K-Cup, passing through the grounds and through the filter into the waiting cup or mug below. A brewing temperature of 192 degrees Fahrenheit (89 Celsius) is the default setting, with some models permitting users to reduce the temperature somewhat, per preference.

I was sent a beautiful red Keurig Mini Plus for review. It came with a 12 pack sampler of assorted K-Cup coffees. This was great because it introduces you to the different coffee types that are available.

This machine is FABULOUS and so very unique. I love the attractive and modern design of it, plus it looks great on my counter top. It doesn't take up too much room which is an immediate plus.

I briefly read the manual which was very self-explanatory and easy to understand. I then made my first cup of hazelnut coffee. It came out perfectly! Rich, smooth, and brimming with delicious flavor. You simply fill the water reservoir on the top, lift the stainless steel handle and place the K-cup inside. Then you close the lid and wait for the coffee to be ready to brew. You'll know when it's ready because the brew button has a solid red light around it. The machine is very quiet too which is an added bonus. It brews your beverage virtually instantly. You can't get any quicker than 20-60 seconds for brewing. I love that there's no clean up with this machine. It's my favorite part! Once you've made your beverage, simply throw the K-Cup away.

This machine would be excellent for parties or get-togethers because everyone can have a hot beverage of their choice. Not everyone wants a pot of regular coffee? No problem! Your friend can have a cup of cocoa, your brother can have a raspberry tea, and your mom can have a mug of hazelnut cream coffee in a matter of seconds. The beverages come out hot, fresh, and delicious each and every time. It's excellent and everyone will be happy with the drink of their choice! The Keurig would also be perfect for storing on your desk at work for having a cup of coffee any time you want.

I love that there are over 200 different varieties of beverages to choose from: roasted coffee, flavored coffee, hot apple cider, decaf, caffeinated, etc. Not to mention a great assortment of teas and hot cocoas to choose from. You can also add ice to the teas for a cold refreshing drink any time of the day. There's a beverage that everyone will enjoy and love. You can buy K-Cups at any grocery store too, they are easy to find. This would make the perfect gift for any coffee lover. I know that this machine will be a hit at my next party!

*I received this Keurig Mini Prep Plus complimentary from Keurig. All opinions and thoughts are mine and mine only.


  1. I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  2. I guess that would work for others but seriously I can drink a whole pot of coffee by myself by lunch. Great review!!! Stumbled you.

  3. Congrats on scoring your Keurig. I saw you really wanted one a few months ago. :-)