A Review of Keurig K-Cup Pods
PRODUCT: Keurig K-Cup Pods
PRICE: Varies depending on manufacturer, purchase source and number of pods per package
CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY: ebay
BREW SIZES: Cup, Mug and Carafe
My rating: 9.0 out of 10
First of all, to be perfectly clear, this review of the Keurig K-Cup Pods is not being written by someone having read another bunch of reviews and is summarizing them. I have a Keurig K500 Series Brewer, have had it for a couple of years, and love it! That particular model is no longer available, but several others are. Are the Keurig K-Cup pods the only way to go? No, but I will compare them to the alternatives that I have used, and you can read other reviews and decide which is best for you.
Regardless of what I eat for breakfast, I start my day with COFFEE!!! I’m retired and don’t usually get up to an alarm, so the first thing I do when I get up is turn on my Keurig K500 Series Brewer, then let my dogs out and then I head to the bathroom, then back to my Keurig. Sound familiar? If it does, then you have read my review of my Keurig K500 Series Brewer…if not, then you might want to read it when you finish this review.
At this writing, there are 348 beverages available in K-Cup single cup pods, so there HAS to be something in there that almost everyone would like. Pods are available in single cup and K-Carafe (only 13 flavors of these so far) and K-Mug (only 8 here so far). The simplicity is brilliant: insert a pod, select the brew size, and push the brew button. BINGO!!! Your cup of coffee is ready. The same is available for tea, cocoa, hot chocolate, even Hot Apple Cider!!!
Problems, or Things That Keep It From Being Perfect
I guess the biggest drawback is price. I try to shop around, and I generally pay 27 cents to 50 cents per cup, which is probably a bit more than coffee in bulk. However, if that is a concern for you, then maybe the answer is the refillable K-Cup Filter. With it, you can use bulk coffee (or grind your own beans) and fill the Filter pod yourself and brew to the strength of your choice. But make sure it is compatible with the Keurig 2.0 Brewer if you have one, which leads to another potential drawback—some pods that are not approved by Keurig won’t work in the Keurig 2.0 Brewers, so make sure you look for the correct pods when you shop.
Even though on occasion I use a refillable filter or brew hot water over a tea bag, the overwhelming convenience of the Keurig K-Cup Pods (either single cup or K-Carafe) is my choice the large majority of the time. It is just so easy to select from a super wide variety of flavors of K-Cup Pods, pop that pod in, close the lid, select the size and push the Brew button. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy that cup!!!
I hope you enjoyed this review, and find it helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Have a great day!!!