Brew a Carafe With Keurig 2.0

Hello, Sunshine! I don’t know about you, but I’d  be lost without my daily cup of coffee. It wakes me up and it’s my moment of sanity before the hectic day begins. I was late to the coffee pod game and bought my first Keurig K40 earlier this year when my old coffee pot died and went to coffee heaven. Somewhere, the coffee gods decided I needed an upgrade and gifted me with a Keurig 2.0 for review and as a reward for raising three small children.

 

Keurig 2.0 Is A Beauty

The stainless steel body on the new Keurig 2.0 is a beautiful upgrade from my previous solid black plastic Keurig. The stainless steel matches my appliances and is much more appealing to look at. It includes a digital touch screen that you can customize. Picking out your color or pattern for your background and display is a fun way to personalize your machine.

The Stronger The Better

There’s an option to brew a strong cup of coffee on the touch screen. It’s an amazing feature I really, really love! I can cut down the amount of cups of coffee I drink because I can brew a strong cup. The touch screen also allows you to brew a 4, 6, 8 or 10 oz cup of coffee. You also have the option to choose “other warm beverage” as a brewing feature.

Brew A Carafe

But wait! The new Keurig 2.0 brews a whole carafe of coffee. One Keurig carafe is equal to 4 k cups. The technology on this new machine digitally reads the k cup that is inserted into the machine and recognizes the new giant sized k cup. My husband and I enjoy brewing the carafe on the weekend. It’s a nice improvement to save you money from brewing a bunch of k cups one morning.

Cannot Use Reusable K Cups

I was totally bummed out to discover that I can’t use my reusable Keurig produced k cups in this new Keurig. I brewed a cup of loose leaf tea every night with my old Keurig. The temperature of the water from the Keurig brews a great cup of tea. I don’t know how I’m going to brew my cup of tea at night. I tossed out my old tea infuser and now, I’ll have to buy another one to brew tea the old-fashioned way. This is a major let down.

Is Keurig 2.0 Worth It?

If there is more than one coffee drinker in your home then I would say purchasing a Keurig 2.0 is a smart investment. It will save you from purchasing several k cups to be used on the weekend. And honestly, purchasing a bunch of k cups can be expensive. The one area that can be improved is the creation of a new reusable k cup that can be used in this new machine.

Do you have a Keurig or a regular coffee pot?

Are you a fan of loose leaf tea?

Disclsoure: This post was sponsored by Keurig and Influenster. All opinions expressed are my own.

6 Comments

  • Mrs. AOK says:

    What a lovely bestowed gift 🙂 Love those coffee gods! I cherished my Keurig, but it died 🙁
    The convenience of the k-cups was something I enjoyed, I had reusable k-cups that I could fill ahead too. Having the reusable k-cups is not only cost effective but environmentally friendly 🙂 I hope they fix that.
    XOXO

    • Chastity says:

      The convenience is what sold me on the Keurig and the thought of not wasting coffee. I agree. It’s environmentally friendly to reuse a k cup versus tossing a bunch of them out during the day. I know that’s been the biggest complaint so far about the new machine. xo

  • I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do love some tea and hot chocolate! This new Keureg is so pretty! I want it for that reason alone!

    • Chastity says:

      Yes, it is so pretty! A much needed makeover from the previous Keurigs.

  • Kelly says:

    This Keurig looks awesome! I usually drink tea and once in a while will have some coffee. This is such a great review for those that are looking to get a new coffee maker, thanks for sharing Chastity 🙂

    • Chastity says:

      Thank you, Kelly! I love visiting Teavana and trying all of their samples and just breathing in the perfume of tea leaves. It’s so lovely.

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