Small Office Coffeemaker
The Keurig b 140 is a commercial coffee maker designed for small offices, break rooms, lobbies, or waiting rooms. It uses the K-Cup system to deliver a single cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The user inserts a K-Cup pack into the machine, places their mug under the spout, and presses a button.
The brewer heats and delivers the appropriate amount of water from the built-in water reservoir. The beverage of their choice is ready in less than 60 seconds. There are no filters, and no measuring of coffee grounds. There’s no grumbling that the coffee is too strong or too weak. No arguments about brewing caffeinated or decaf coffee.
The Keurig b 140 brews coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or iced drinks. The removable drip tray accommodates travel mugs. Everyone in the office can brew the beverage of their choice in less than a minute. K-Cups are available in over 200 blends of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, including iced beverage blends of tea, coffee, iced fruit drinks, and specialty flavors like hot apple cider and Cafe Mocha. K-Cups can be bought from the company, from 3rd party vendors, and at many retail outlets and supermarkets.
This is not a machine designed for cappuccinos or lattes, but if you want a good coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, the B140 is a good choice.
It’s pricey but durable. Use filtered water to reduce the incidence of clogged lines that can limit water flow. Also, as a commercial machine getting constant use, it should be cleaned every 3-6 months.
The relatively small size, 13.3″H x 11.4″D x 9.5″W, allows the brewer to be placed anywhere in the office. The easy to drain internal tank and extra long power cord allow it to be easily moved between locations. The water pump makes a loud hum when heating that lasts 8-10 seconds. This is a problem if the coffeemaker is placed near a phone, or on a personal desk, but in a break area shouldn’t be an issue.
K-Cups are pricier than bulk coffee, but cheaper than a trip to the local coffee shop. The B 140 doesn’t work with the reusable K-Cup insert users of home models may be used to. It takes 2 cycles using 2 K-Cups to fill a travel mug. Coffee drinkers often complain that the first few cups of coffee from a new machine have a plastic taste, but this is a temporary problem fixed by cleaning a new unit with vinegar or cleaning solution for coffeemakers.
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