When I received the email from Influenster that I qualified for a FREE Keurig 2.0, I was ecstatic. I think that I literally squealed and fist pumped. I love coffee, I love feeling fancy, I love free stuff. No problemo, right?
Well, for the most part, right. Don’t get me wrong. The shiny new Keurig model is sweet. But I do have some beef with it. Two issues, actually.
1) It is the first model to no longer allow reusable cups. Yeah, k-cups are nice, but I did use my old resuable cup from time to time. It was especially handy when I ran out of k-cups because I could scoop regular coffee grounds into it and still get my single-cup of joe brewed. Not to mention the environmental benefits of having less waste. Apparently Keurig said screw the environment, we need to sell more k-cups. Sigh.
2) It only allows Keurig-brand cups now. Put in an off-brand cup and you get an error message. Looks like Keurig is getting a little greedy and wants to shut down their k-cup competitors. Now, I’m not one to like the idea of a monopoly, and I can’t help but be a little miffed at their obvious world (OK fine, coffee world) domination efforts. (If you want to read more on this, I found this post particularly interesting.)
That being said, the Keurig 2.0 has several new and totally awesome features. So let’s switch from negative to positive. Here’s what I love about it.
1) It’s got a touchscreen. Which makes me feel fancy and futuristic.
2) It’s programmable and has an auto clock. You can set it to brew a 4, 6, 8 or 10-ounce cup, and in regular or strong strength.
3) It brews an entire carafe. My box came with a carafe, and there is a setting so you can brew for a crowd! Each carafe holds 4 cups and special k-cups are now being sold for it. Particularly useful if you have company over…or if you intend to drink more than 4 cups in a sitting, which I haven’t personally done since college all-nighters.
4) It’s pretty. I really like the new, sleek design.
If you want to see my Keurig in action, here’s a video I posted on the ‘gram.
I received the Keurig 2.0 box complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster, but all opinions are my own.
Have you tried the new Keurig? Do you think it’s an issue it doesn’t allow reusable cups anymore?