Hey, welcome to our site! I’m the self-proclaimed “Keurig Guy”, and I’ve been a happy Keurig user over the past two years when I received my first B-70 as a gift. I didn’t go shopping for one, read any reviews, or go Googling, “Keurig coupons” like you probably have been. I didn’t pick it but it picked me!
However, that gave me a pretty objective look at my Keurig over time-I didn’t have anything invested in it so I was able to be truly impartial. There are parts of it I love and parts I don’t. Since my first one I’ve become a fan of the Keurig Mini and the loads of different machines, coffee pods and “k cups” out there. I use my machine at least twice a day but when I have friends or family over I can go through a dozen pods.
Okay, so why do I think they are the best single-brewer brand?
Listen, there are a ton of single-cup coffee makers out there now which use small pre-packaged coffee pods to individually brew a cup. Many years ago I purchased a few models that produced some spectacularly bad cups of coffee. I bought into the hype but after that I guess I just believed that you really can’t brew a single cup and have it not taste like dishwater. I stopped my comparison shopping and bought coffee just like everyone else did. Starbucks.
Then a few years went by in which the single-unit manufacturers really got to work. There obviously was now a huge market for them to really pour some design and research money into and start coming up with great products. New lines of single-cup machines emerged from the likes of Senseo, Breville, Hamilton Beach, Tassimo, Gevalia, etc. You name the coffee maker and they jumped on the single-cup bandwagon. All of a sudden we had options! Rising to the top of the heap was this company out of the Northeast with a great design and a growing brand. Obviously I’m really partial to Keurig, of course!
But let me tell you why.
With Keurig you aren’t stuck buying one specific manufacturer’s brand of coffee pod. There is a huge variety of gourmet coffee, tea, and cocoa suppliers out there that have a version of the “K cup” for sale. Over 200 different varieties including Dunkin’ Donuts, Folger’s, Tully’s, Green Mountain, Newman’s Own, etc are available. Since there is a healthy amount of competition, that means we get a cheaper cup!
Also, the pricing of the machines is very reasonable. If you compare the cost of one cup of coffee at Starbucks you can easily see how you could save a bundle over time. Just do the math:
If the average Starbuck’s tab is $3.25 and you get coffee 5 days a week before work that’s $16.25 a week. That’s $845 a year! Now compare that to the average pod cost online (like through Amazon) being around $0.40 a cup. You could enjoy that 7 days a week for less than $3.00 a week! That’s only $146 a year. You can easily see how even purchasing the top of the line unit (like the Platinum B-70 for $175) you’d still save money in the long run.
So if you are a coffee junkie like me then I hope this site has something for you. I’ll post my Keurig reviews in the following weeks. Drop me a line and lemme know what you think!
The Keurig Guy