The ultimate convenience comes with a serious shortcoming.
Positive Product Points
easy to use, easy cleanup
Negative Product Points
This mini keurig is made for single cup usage.
You can't beat the convenience of these machines. This model has a small footprint and is quite stylish and will fit in any environment. Cleanup is easy and the coffee dispenses at very satisfying temperature, unless you like 'burn your lips' coffee. One word of caution. Unless you use 'extra bold' varieties of coffee whereby the company adds extra grounds, the coffee will come out weak. Sure, many people like coffee this way..and as a rule i like my coffee medium. I wouldn't call it dishwater, but its close. The problem is, is that in all the k-kups i have tried, the cups contain a tablespoon of coffee. Experts (even Keurig !) suggest 2 tablespoons of coffee per 8 oz of water. Now i find this a bit much but 1 tablespoon just doesn't cut it at all. I had to use 6-7 oz of water to make a good 'standard' cup of coffee. This is fine if you only drink coffee out of small coffee cups (like the ones your mom brings out when she's serving the ladies at the tuesday nite poker game), but most people start their day with a MUG of coffee.. Sure, you can use 2 small brews one after another, but then you are paying premium price for a cup of home coffee. better, to save your money and buy a house next to a starbucks (if you like burnt coffee of course ;) ) If you have coffee hanging aroud the house, you can use their MY K-CUP adapter which lets you use your own coffe in the machine, but this defeats the purpose of this machine. The whole point of a k-kup is to keep the coffee air tight and fresh and to eliminate message cleanups. But putting your own coffee in and then cleaning this unit is no less messy than a $10 one-cupper. I would suggest it for those times when you buy specialty coffee once in a while, but dont buy this machine with the intention of using only your coffee. Another waste of money is the hot chocolate cups. the point of a k-kup is to make cleanup easier and to ensure you are using fresh grounds each time. Well, chocolate powder doesnt need to be fresh and there are no grounds to clean up. much cheaper to pour in your chocolate powder into a mug and run hot water into it. And as in the coffee, it is also weak.
Before spending your money on this or any k-kup machine, i would strongly suggest trying a few cups of coffee BEFORE buying.
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