With the popularity of Keurig coffee machines rising, many people are curious about the benefits and drawbacks of single-serve coffeemakers. Keurig is well known for using K-cups, individualized containers holding different flavored coffee. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of this type of coffeemaker.
|Easy to insert K-cup into machine and brews a cup in less than a minuteNot the strongest coffee; may deter people who prefer a strong brew|
|Affordable and risk-free to try a new flavor with a sample K-cup||Not readily available in all stores; may have to order online (which could be more cost-efficient, though)|
|Makes only as much coffee as you need, with none wasted||Unless you buy K-cups in bulk, the cost can be high|
|Coffee stays fresh in air-sealed K-cup until it’s brewed||Coffeemaker is limited to single-serve function and cannot make drip coffee|
|Consistent taste from cup to cup|
Some coffeemaker manufacturers have taken note of people’s desire for more options. The Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer Single Serve and 12-cup Coffee Maker, for instance, provides you with both options, drip coffee and single-serve, so you can choose whichever is more convenient at the moment.
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