How Does The Keurig Coffee Maker Work?
The K-Cup Coffee Makers
The Keurig coffee maker has sprung up as one of the most popular home brewing options available. When writing a coffee makers review, you have to consider many different factors, including is the machine cost efficient, how does it work, is it easy to use and most importantly of all, does it make a good cup of coffee?
The Keurig single serving coffee maker seems to score well across the board and is sure to leave most people satisfied.
Single Serving Coffee Maker
Keurig uses a single cup mechanism that is optimized to get the exact right amount of coffee into your cup each and every time. Called the “K-Cup” system, each cup of coffee you make comes in a small, sealed package. The cups and the machine itself come with different sizes, so you can have as much coffee as you want. Bigger isn’t stronger, it’s actually the opposite. Because a smaller cup of coffee has more coffee and less water, smaller cups are actually stronger.
How Does it Work?
The Keurig system functions on two basic principles, pressure and heat. Together, they combine to give you hot, precisely measured coffee for every cup. All you really need to do is place the serving of coffee into the machine, fill it up with water, put your mug down and press a button or two. The coffee maker does the rest, filtering out and extracting the flavors for a premium cup of coffee right in your home.
Benefits and Features
Keurig coffee makersKeurig coffee makers come with many different features that make them a favorite with all sorts of people. One of the highlights is that the Keurig K-Cups don’t just come with house brand coffee. They are partnered up with many different coffee brands so you can end up drinking the exact type of coffee you want. Just a few of the brands you can enjoy are Caribou Coffee, Green Mountain Coffee , Tully’s Coffee and Newman’s Own Organics.
Of course another benefit to the Keurig coffee maker, and really all single serving coffee makers, is how easy it is to use. There’s never any mess or clean up and there’s no complicated machinery to figure out. It’s straightforward and takes only a second.
Additionally, because all of the servings are measured out, you don’t have to guess how much coffee needs to be made. It’s already measured, so you know you’ll get the exact same strength and taste each time.
You can also adjust the amount of coffee you’re making. Some people may prefer ultra strong 4 oz coffee while some people may want to sip on a full 12 oz mug. Whatever your preferences are, you can easily adjust the machine to get the coffee made the way you like. And if the next person after you likes it differently, it just takes another push of a button to change it back.
This may not matter to everybody, but the Keurig has a stylish and sleak design. It fits in nicely with modern appliances and a well done kitchen. But it’s also small enough that it doesn’t stick out like an eyesore, and it can be easily stored away and brought back out. There are also different K-Cup racks, to fit your decor and keep your coffee easily in reach at all times.
Cons to Keuring
As with all single serving coffee makers, the Keurig B30 Mini Brewer isn’t an ideal solution when having company over
and making everybody coffee. While it brews extremely fast, it only takes one minute to get your coffee, if you have ten people over you may not want to stand there and restart it ten separate times. That being said, there are several different models, some of which are actually very well equipped to handle the task of making multiple people coffee.
The Keurig coffee maker isn’t the most expensive on the market, but it’s not the cheapest brand either. You certainly do get quality for the price you pay, and the machine will hold up well. But if you’re looking for any kind of coffee maker to get the job done, you can find far cheaper options available.
The good news is that there are models ranging from mini to deluxe systems that you can choose between. As I said before, when it comes to coffee makers reviews, what it really comes down to is “how good is the coffee?”. Keurig coffee maker passes the test, it makes great coffee. If you’re looking for consistently good coffee and flexibility from coffee size to the brand of coffee you make than the Keurig coffee maker is a solid choice.
Don’t buy the Keurig B70 until you read this.
Keurig B70 product review by Jeen van der Meer
The Keurig B70 is intended for brewing coffee tea and cocoa within a minute. The single cup coffee maker uses the patented K-Cups. Giving a choice of may different brands and flavours The one touch technology gives exact control over your coffee making. Saving you the bother of having to clean the machine. Operating this coffee maker is quit easy, you just open the flap put in your K-Cup , close the flap. Then you select the size of the cup on the display. The machine offers 4 different cup sizes: 5.25 oz cup, 7.25 oz regular, 9.25 oz big mug, 11.25 oz extra large mug. It is a matter of selecting the cup size and the right temperature. What makes this machine attractive is the blue lights in the water container and the blue LCD display for programming and setting.
- Takes less than a minute make your hot drink.
- There is a lot of different coffee, tea and cocoa k-cups available from companies like Green Mountain, Diedrich, Gloria Jean’s, Timothy’s, Van Houtte, Tully’s, Coffee People, Newman’s Own, Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, Twinings, and Ghirardelli.
- To save money or to use your favorite blend you can make your own coffee with the reusable k-cup
- The price is very competitive compared to other single cup coffeee makers.
- The machine does not make a latte machiato or cappuccino
These coffee makers are for:
- People that don’t have the time to use a normal drip coffee maker
- An ofice where everybody prefers a different coffee blend
- For a single person, who want the ease of the occassional cup of coffee
- Someone who wants the comforts of a programmable coffee maker
Let’s take a look at all of the coffee maker features.
- 1500-watt single-cup home brewing system with one-touch controls
- Uses patented K-Cups; 4 brew-size options; Quiet Brew technology
- 24-hour digital clock; programmable LCD message center
- Removable 60-ounce water tank; removable drip tray for quick cleanup
- Measures 13-1/4 by 10 by 13 inches; 1-year limited warranty
A short summary
Easy to use
Easier to clean than a coffee maker
Saves money, no wasted coffee
Brews a better cup of coffee
Brew good hot chocolate, we use the Cafe Escapes K-cups
Easy to find K-cups locally
Everyone can get the coffee, tea, hot chocolate they want
Keurig consumer reviews
Keurig B70 single cup coffeemaker
The Keurig B70 single cup coffeemaker has definitely been a pleasant surprise. I purchased this product in 2009 and it still looks and performs as though it were new.
It brews a single cup of coffee in just a matter of moments and it is very simple to use and operate.
I was glad to retire my oversized coffee machine and replace it with this smaller and more modern brewing system.
I love a fresh cup of coffee several times a day and this single cup coffeemaker assures me of a perfectly brewed cup of java with no waste and a minimum of clean up time.
Even if I just need a cup of hot water to fix my favorite tea or instant soup I can depend on the Keurig B70.
Some people may not care for the K cup packs of coffee that are designed to be used with the Keurig B70 but I have discovered that there are so
many different varieties of these coffee pods to choose from that I do not feel restricted in the least.
If you want a dependable coffeemaker that combines high tech innovation, style and performance then I would readily recommend that you consider
this Keurig product.
Why I Had To Have The Keurig B40 Coffee Maker
Keurig B40 Coffee Maker
The Keurig B40 is one coffee maker I knew I just had to have after drinking a cup of coffee at my neighbors house one day. She has one of these coffee makers and after one cup I was hooked. I would sneak over to her house just to have a cup, any flavor I wished for. The K cups come in so many flavors.
Then my birthday arrived and my colleagues clubbed together and bought me my own coffee maker. Barely out of the box, the whole office tried out the different coffees, teas and even the hot chocolate K-cups. Yes, they had even raided the nearest supermarket for K-cups varieties. We all had so much fun, even causing a traffic jam at the machine, everyone wanted to try it out.
The fun continued when I got home, my husband and teenage son also wanted to try out the coffee maker. They were both excited too. Now they could understand why I liked to drink my coffee at the neighbors. A big thank you goes to my dearest neighbor Jan for all those delicious K-cups.
Now six months later and alas six months older I still love my Keurig B40 K-cup coffee maker
. It is in use every day. It is in my opinion the best on the market.
Here is why it’s my personal favorite:
• Single cup coffee maker. The K cups come in so many flavors. Can be bought at the supermarket or online. Gourmet coffee every time.
• Streamlined, elegant design
• Water display, holds 6-7 cups before necessary to refill.
• Removable water reservoir and drip tray. Makes for easy cleaning
• Once heated up, makes cup of coffee in less than one minute. The heated water temperature is 192° Fahrenheit. Makes a good, hot beverage. Fresh each time, no more stale coffee.
• Select size of drink between 71/4 oz or 91/4 oz
• Easy to use
• One year’s warranty
• 2 hour automatic shut off. Super idea for someone as forgetful as I am.
• K-cups are not so easy to recycle. I like to do my part towards helping the environment but cleaning out the K cup uses a lot of water. The pulling apart and separation of all the parts is a pain. The whole process could be more convenient.
• As a three person household with the occasional visitor the Keurig is ideal for us. For those planning large parties I am not sure this is the right coffee maker.
• The Keurig B40 is noisy. This is caused by the machine pumping pressurized hot water into the K cup. Within a few seconds the noise stops. I hardly even notice it anymore.
• Price. The Keurig B40 retails around $120
Our Elite Keurig Coffee Maker
Keurig B40 Elite Coffee Maker
We absolutely love our B40 Elite Keurig Coffee Maker. It is the best.
It is so easy and quick. You can make delicious coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in just a quick minute.
Everything is measured out and we don’t need to take the time to measure the water or the coffee.
We don’t need to pour everything into the coffee maker and then sit and wait for it to brew. It is so quick. We bought the elite edition with we absolutely love.
It gives us two options. We can either have a smaller cup of coffee (less water) or larger cup (more water) depending on how strong we want our coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
We love it so much that we bought ourselves a second one for our summer cottage. We have also bought several for gifts.
This is the best invention. We would be lost without this as it save us so much time. The coffees can be bought at so many different stores like Target, Walmart, Sears, Boston Store, Kohls, and even online.
We do not regret buying this at all.
The advantages are that it is quick, easy, and all measured out.
There are a very large variety of different flavor coffee and a large variety of different brands/companies that make and sell this coffee.
Keurig Single Cup Coffeemaker B66
(Wake Forest, NC)
A Keurig B66 Coffeemaker was given to me as a gift after having seen one at a family member’s home. Since the first day of making coffee it has been louder during the brewing cycle than the one I used at the other person’s home.
Then about a year ago the machine quit completing the brewing cycle in the middle of brewing. The water would stop coming out and the only way to get it to finish was to lift the reservoir and drop it back down again.
There must be a defect in how the water is pumped from the reservoir into the brewer.