Review of Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Single Cup Home Brewing System
why buy a keurig coffee maker?
- Coffee tastes better than with the drip coffee maker and it’s more consistent.
- The single cup brewing system. No more coffee wasting! Now you just brew coffee one cup at a time which works really well if not everybody in the family likes the same flavors or if you have guests for dinner. Now everybody can enjoy their preferred cup of coffee at the same time with no hassle.
- Choice. Lots of K-Cup flavors available so everyone can find something they like, many more then you would find for any other coffee maker.
- Speed. Coffee is ready now in about 1 minute. Before, I had to wait like 10 minutes with the drip coffee maker.
- Clean up is practically nonexistent, you only need to descale once every 3-6 months and even then it takes less than 10 minutes.
OK, now let’s go through each of these in order.
Better tasting coffee.
I am very pleased with the taste of the coffee the Keurig B40 makes, it does a great job.
But for that, you must choose the right coffee! I often see people online complaining about the quality of the coffee, but they fail to see that the problem is not the coffee maker itself, but the type of coffee they use.
Just like with any other machine, what you get is only as good as what you put into it. My local coffee shop has probably over 30 different flavors of K-Cups available. Donut blend (my favorite), Italian blend, Kona, French roast etc.
They are all different and they run from light to dark and everything in between. Some are regular, some extra bold, others decaf. You simply have to find the one that you like. So before you go out and buy a jumbo pack of K-Cups, make sure you know which ones you like.
You can try many of them at first until you decide or even buy a variety pack. I know it sounds like common sense to you, but you’d be surprised at how many people complain about the machine when in fact the problem is they picked a flavor they aren’t used to.
Another thing to consider is that with the Keurig my cups of coffee are always consistent. I don’t like to have to measure my coffee perfectly every time, so with my old coffee maker some days I would make a great cup of coffee and in others not so much. And the K-Cups are sealed, so they’re always fresh.
Keurig have developed partnerships with world known makers such as Starbucks, Timothy’s, Green Mountain Roasters and Gloria Jean’s to have their products in K-Cup form. And if that’s still not enough, you can get a My K-cup reusable coffee filter and use ANY brand coffee with it.
Watch the video above and you’ll see how he made a cup of coffee in about 40 seconds. Not bad! And it’s quiet too.
Easy to try different types of coffee and find the flavor you like.
I don’t waste coffee anymore. K-Cups aren’t expensive.
I used to think that K-Cups are expensive and buying a whole bunch of them would cost me a lot more than a bag of coffee grounds.
What I didn’t think of was the fact that most of the times when I had to make coffee I wound up with more than it was necessary so the rest I had to throw away as it was undrinkable after some time.
Add to that how quickly I brew it now and the other benefits of the single cup system and I must say switching to a Keurig coffee maker makes all the difference in the world.
There isn’t any. Nothing to clean, no messy filters to toss in the garbage, nothing. I only have to put the coffee mug in the dishwasher and throw the used K-Cup in the garbage. That’s it!
Are There Any Complaints?
I love my Keurig coffee maker, as do most people with theirs, but they are not perfect. Nothing is. I’ve seen people mention on occasion of a “short cup” problem, which is caused by the needles getting clogged, resulting in reduced performance.
I haven’t had this happen to me, but from what I understand what you need to do is to clean the needles with a toothpick or something similar. It’s very easy and takes only a few minutes. For more complicated problems, you can just get in touch with Keurig’s customer service as they’ve been known to help with problems even after the warranty had expired.
Where should you buy it?
I like to buy my coffee products at Amazon because they are trusted and usually have the best price AND free shipping. They also carry almost everything you need so I can just get all my shopping done in one place, which saves me a lot of time. For the Keurigs, they have the full line including coffee makers, K-Cups, accessories..everything.
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