Influenster partnered with Keurig and sent me a brand spankin new Keurig 2.0 to test and review. I wasn’t compensated monetarily, but I get to keep the machine.
When I first heard I was picked for the Keurig campaign, I FLIPPED OUT! I love my coffee and my old Keurig and I have been in a great relationship for over five years. We’ve had our ups (“How have I managed to live this long without you?”) and our downs (“Is this decaf? Why would you let me make decaf?” – ok that might have been my fault!) but any good relationship isn’t perfect all the time. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to change up my “cawffee masheen” just yet.
*Actually, I didn’t. I kept the old one. It stands proudly, although neanderthalic, next to my new 2.0 because let’s face it, 2 Keurigs are even better than one 🙂 *
Anyways. The sleek design of the new 2.0 is what drew me to it in the first place. I just love that look of it. After browsing the instruction manual (I don’t read usually unless I have an issue – I’m like a dude that way) I saw that you can customize your wallpaper and display. I went with my fave color, blue.
When you switch it on, the display tells you when it’s preheating and there is even a color wheel to let you know how much more time you have to wait. It’s better than the old where you kinda just have to guess..
It also lets you know when the water is dispensing, in case you can’t see it for yourself.. Oh and it warns you it’s hot because they obviously know how impatient us caffeine addicts can be 😉
It takes about the same amount of time to brew a cup as the old machines do. One of the best things? You can brew a cup or a carafe, which is 4 cups at once. That’s great for people who bring a big thermos of coffee to work with them or if you have company or if you pour the coffee into ice cube trays to freeze for iced coffee. This was my favorite feature and the real reason I wanted one in the first place.
My biggest peeve about it (and this is HUGE for Keurig fans!): This was a hard pill to swallow and I was extremely disappointed, but the new Keurigs do not use the old k-cups. Yep. You read that right. If you try to use a k-cup you used on your old machine, this pops up:
Overall, I love this brewer! I will have to augment my already-extensive k-cup inventory to use it, but I think it will be worth it. If you love the Keurig brand and brew a small pot each time you make coffee, this is the brewer for you! Even if you just like a great cup of coffee and have never used a Keurig before, I would recommend this machine.
In review: Great. Don’t get rid of your old brewer if you still have k-cups though.