Eight days ago a Keurig Platinum Brewer arrived upon my doorstep with a variety of K-cups from MS&L (Keurig representative). Over the past year I have seen bloggers go crazy about Keurig and the K-cups. I always wondered if all the hype and favorable recommendations were actually true. I have tried Senseo, Mr. Coffee, Krups, and a few other coffee makers but none of them left me satisfied with their performance or the coffee the machines spouted out, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to test a higher end Keurig model and see if it lived up to its great reputation.
I wanted to wait a few days before writing my review because sometimes when you get a new appliance it is great in the beginning however within a few days the novelty wears off and you ponder if it was really worth the investment or if you actually needed it. Well I have been using The Keurig B70 Platinum Brewer since Saturday for an average of 5 times per day and each time I use it I am convinced it is definitely a unique machine which delivers a perfect fresh gourmet cup of coffee, tea (hot or cold), or cocoa in less than a minute with a single touch of a button. Its a coffee, tea, or cocoa lovers DREAM machine.
Keurig Platinum Brewer Features
The Keurig Platinum Brewer is an attractive 1500-watt single-cup brewing system with one-touch controls that uses patented K-cups. It gives the user percise control over the desired strength with 5 brew size options including iced beverage 3.25 oz small cup-5.25 oz, small mug- 7.25 oz, large mug- 9.25 oz, and a 11.25 oz travel mug setting. The smaller the brew size, the more robust the cup will be. It is fully programmable allowing you to set the desired time to turn on each morning and to turn off after the last brew. It will take the Brewer approximately 4 minutes to warm up from room temperature to brew the first cup. Other features include a blue lit 60-ounce water reservoir ( about 10 cups) that removes for easy filling, programmable blue-backlit LCD message center, Digital Clock, Adjustable Temperature Control (187-192), removable drip tray for quick cleanup, “Set Your Favorite Cup Size” option, Quiet Brew technology, and Award Winning Design. The brewer comes with a Limited One Year Warranty.
The Keurig Platinum Brewer is an attractive 1500-watt single-cup brewing system with one-touch controls that uses patented K-cups. It gives the user precise control over the desired strength with 5 brew size options including iced beverage 3.25 oz small cup-5.25 oz, small mug- 7.25 oz, large mug- 9.25 oz, and a 11.25 oz travel mug setting. The smaller the brew size, the more robust the cup will be. It is fully programmable allowing you to set the desired time to turn on each morning and to turn off after the last brew. It will take the Brewer approximately 4 minutes to warm up from room temperature to brew the first cup. Other features include a blue lit 60-ounce water reservoir ( about 10 cups) that removes for easy filling, programmable blue-backlit LCD message center, Digital Clock, Adjustable Temperature Control (187-192), removable drip tray for quick cleanup, “Set Your Favorite Cup Size” option, Quiet Brew technology, and Award Winning Design. The brewer comes with a Limited One Year Warranty.
The Keurig Brewers use a special airtight packaging for coffee, tea, and hot cocoa called K-Cups. Each portion pack is filled with just the right amount of the finest grind of Arabica beans, select teas, or mouth watering cocoa and vacuum-sealed for ultimate freshness. With over 200 K-Cup varieties of gourmet coffee, tea and cocoa, even the most persnickety hot beverage drinkers can find something they will love!
Along with your brewer comes a “Finding Your Taste” shopping guide that helps make your selection easy. The guide is arranged by roasting style – Extra Bold, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast, Flavored (my favorite), Decaf, Fair Trade/Organic, Premium Teas, and Hot Cocoa. You will find some of the world’s most respected roasters including Green Mountain Coffee, Van Houtte, Tully’s, Diedrich, Gloria Jean’s Timothy’s, Coffee People, Newman’s Own Organics, Caribou Coffee, and Emeril’s Gourmet Coffee. Or choose a cup of tea from well known brands like Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, or Twinings. Maybe your craving a delicious cup of hot cocoa? Brew yourself a cup of Timothy’s decadent White Hot Chocolate or a rich and creamy cup from a Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup. Yummy!
I can see why so many people are buzzing about the Keurig Platinum Brewer! There is no measuring, mess, or hassle you get with the average drip coffee makers. Plus, the coffee stays fresh, there is no waste since your only brewing a single serving, it makes a perfect cup to your liking every time, and its AWESOME for entertaining guests. With so many coffee varieties available there is no need to worry about getting bored and its fun trying the new flavors In my honest opinion, this is a perfect machine for anyone who is a coffee connoisseur. I can feel good about recommending the Keurig Platinum Brewer to all my family and friends.
The K-Cups are not exactly what you can call environmentally friendly. Depending upon how many cups are going to be consumed on a daily basis, the K-Cups can heap up and are not recyclable. The K-Cups are also more costly, but your paying for the great convenience and specialty. There is a very good solution to this that the company has offered to environmentally conscious consumers being the My K-Cup accessory. The My K-Cup filter allows you to use your own gourmet coffee and eliminates the need for the plastic K-Cup. The company is actively researching alternate materials for the K-Cup portion pack to reduce its environmental impact and hopes to market the new packaging sometime in 2010.
The Keurig Platinum Brewer is available at www.Keurig.com and retailers such as Bed Bath and Beyond for $169.95.
Keurig offers several other brewers, and holiday gift bundles, which can be found on keurig.com/brewerbundles! Hurry now to get it there before Christmas!
The Keurig Story
The word “keurig” is derived from the Dutch word for excellence, and it is our promise to you. Excellence guides everything we do, from our patented single-cup brewing technology, to the gourmet brands of coffee and tea that are packaged in our K-Cup® portion packs, to our customer service.
Today, Keurig® is the leading single-cup brewing system in North America-for both At Home and Away From Home. Now, you can enjoy a fresh cup of gourmet coffee or tea, and hot cocoa Keurig Brewed® in less than a minute, without any set-up or clean-up. Keurig’s popular coffee, tea and hot cocoa brands offer hundreds of K-Cups® to choose from, so everyone can have their favorite variety.
“Why brew coffee a pot at a time when we drink it a cup at a time?”
Keurig was founded by coffee lovers who believed that coffee should always be served fresh, whether at home or at the office, just as in a gourmet coffee house. They noticed that people were constantly leaving their homes and offices in search of a fresh cup of coffee and asked themselves: “Why do we brew coffee a pot at a time when we drink it a cup at a time?” From this question, the revolutionary concept of Keurig K-Cup® portion pack brewing was born.
Today, Keurig, Incorporated is the leader in single-cup coffee brewing technology in the U.S. for both home and office. Introduced in 1998, Keurig’s innovative single-cup brewing system lets coffee lovers brew perfect coffee, one cup at a time, in less than a minute.
Keurig’s patented single-cup brewing system lets people brew a perfect cup of gourmet coffee in less than a minute without the hassle of grinding beans, measuring coffee, handling filters or cleaning up. Keurig takes away all the guesswork from brewing a consistently great cup of coffee.
BREWING EXCELLENCE ONE CUP AT A TIME
The Perfect Cup Sweepstakes!
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is giving away a grand prize of Coffee for Life awarded in the form of a Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup Brewer, 12-month Signature Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup Tour, and $4,000 check (ARV $4,576.15)! There is also (12) First Prizes being given away 1 per month consisting of a Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup Brewer (ARV $169.95) and (365) second prizes given away 1 per day of a Green Mountain Coffee Regular Variety K-Cup sampler (ARV $19.90). The Perfect Cup Sweepstakes expires March 31, 2010 at 11:59pm ET.
Don’t forget to read the rules before entering!
FTC disclosure : In adherence to the recent FTC changes pertaining to blogger product reviews and sponsored postings it is necessary to add when ever I receive any compensation in return for posting about a company or product. I received a Keurig Platinum Brewer and K-Cups from MS&Lfor reviewing. No further compensation was received. Even though free products were received, my opinion was of my own.)