With all the rave about the Keurig coffee makers I thought I would purchase one to see what the rave is all about. Is the Keurig coffee machine worth the price? First let’s see what the Pros are.
1) No mess
This nifty little coffee maker literally makes no mess whatsoever. You just throw the Kcup into the pod holder and close the lid. When the coffee is all done brewing all you have to do is take the Kcup out and throw it away. No more messing with with coffee grounds and trying to measure the right amount of coffee. Every cup will be the same.
2) You can have a cup of coffee fast.
In literally under a minute you have a very hot cup of coffee. Some of the old coffee makers that we have all seen sitting around in friend’s kitchens can take up to 15 minutes for the pot to finish brewing. Not the Keurig system. This coffee machine will have your coffee ready in under a minute. A great tasting coffee in just under a minute. Not bad.
3) Great variety of coffee
There are many different Kcups that you can purchase for your Keurig. Just about every grocery store now sells Kcups with many stores having their own little section on the shelf. From decaf to bold coffee, you will find a Kcup that you will like.
4) Can save you money.
With the price of each Kcup averaging 50¢ it can add up pretty quick. By buying your Kcups in bulk you can save money.
1) Only one cup at time.
If are planning a party and you plan on serving coffee, you just may want to break out your old coffee machine. Since the Keurig can only handle one cup of coffee at a time you may build up a coffee line while people are waiting. The Keurig is made for an individuals, rather than the masses.
2) Can cost you more
You may think I have a contradiction here as I already pointed out that Kcups can save you money. It can save you money, but if you drink a lot of coffee it can cost you more to use the Keurig coffee system. For me to make a pot of coffee it cost me around $1.50 a pot. If I drink 4 Kcups a day, then my coffee for the day cost me $2.00. If you drink a lot of coffee this could cost you more.
3) Not environmentally friendly
We all care about the environment, and I am surprised that I have not been able to find any companies that make the Kcup environmentally friendly. The Kcups are plastic and with the use of an extra add on you can reuse it with your own coffee. I have yet to see anyone reuse them as the plastic Kcups are made to be thrown away. I would love to see Kcups become more environmentally friendly. Go Green Keurig.