Originally posted by Dave Beers:
Consumer Reports doesn't rate the Keurig very highly. They claim the coffee was weak. But most reviews I've read rave about it. There was one report on the Target site where the Keurig was less than a year old and one morning it smoked and fried itself.
Sparky - what is your experience? How old is your machine?
Ours is about a year old and we brew at least 5 cups a day in it between the two of us. It's my understanding that if you let them sit for too long with the "add water" light on then they can burn out. Easy enough to fix. As for weak coffee they make everything from light blend to extra bold blend and you can pretty much pick which blend works for you (they have sampler packs on greatcoffee so you can try each). The K-cups are sealed tighter than a Supply Officer's pocket and I've never had a freshness problem. I generally like my lifer juice with just cream and sugar, but I even like some of their flavored coffees as a change of pace. I'm not 100% sure but I am pretty sure that greatcoffee has a satisfaction guarentee so you can try the machine and return it. oh, I can't remember if I mentioned that we bought the least expensive model, no chrome and no clock but for $50 bucks savings I can do without either.
And they do make a filter attachment that you can buy that allows you to use your own coffee and still brew one cup at a time.
And I should mention I get the Breakfast Blend and run the K-cup twice on the smallest setting to fill my travel cup and it's potable enough for me (but my stomach can't handle the extra bold's like it used to).