Sunday, September 21, 2014

Keurig 2.0 Review

Disclaimer: Thanks to Influenster, I received the new Keurig 2.0 system in exchange for a review of the product. All opinions are my own. 

The new Keurig 2.0 system reads each lid to deliver a perfect beverage every time. It has the ability to brew a single cup and a carafe of coffee. 

The brewing system features the following:
  • Extra Large 80 oz. Water Reservoir
  • Large Color Touch Display
  • Programmable Clock
  • Strength Control
  • Hot Water on Demand
  • Customizable Night-Light in Water Reservoir
  • Water Filter Handle and Cartridge
  • Starter Carafe Included
  • Includes a Variety of 6 K-Cup® Packs and K-Carafe™ Packs

I am a coffee and tea drinker, but I always made both drinks the traditional way. I was thrilled to receive a Keurig and try out such a convenient and consistent way of making hot drinks. 

Setting up the Keurig was really easy and the digital display is very straightforward. I was happy to read that I could also setup an auto brew mode for the morning.

The package I received from Influenster included single K-cups and carafe sized ones. I enjoyed all of the flavors of tea and coffee I received and I have since purchased some boxes too. It's fun to try new types of coffees out this way! They all taste really delicious and perfect, like you'd get from a cafe. 

The carafe is positioned into the base of the coffee maker so it drips down properly and there's no chance for it to spill everywhere. 

The carafe option allows various amounts of cups to be brewed, with the maximum being 4-5 cups.

The one concern Craig and I had about the Keurig in general was that the K-cups were going to end up in landfills and created more waste than a traditional coffee maker. The manual kindly offered tips on recycling the bottom of the carafe sized K-cups. I placed the coffee grounds in the compost bin. Unfortunately, you cannot recycle the one cup sized K-cups.

A generous colleague also brought in a smaller Keurig into work recently and I love how easy it is for all of in the office to make caffeinated drinks throughout the day!

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, Influenster!

Do you have a Keurig? 

I received the Keurig 2.0 from Influenster in exchange for this review and social media posts. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't have one--looks fun but I was always concerned about the waste. I brew coffee using a ceramic cone (no plastic) and brown filters, which go into the compost. But what a nice thing to get for a review.