Starbucks has long dominated the coffee industry but more and more people are realizing the faults with Starbucks. Starbucks takes time out of your day but that isn’t the worst part about it, drinks at Starbucks can run your bank account dry in no time. Drinks at Starbucks typically run anywhere from $3 to $10 with the most expensive drinks being over $80. The solution to the expensive time stealing coffee trips? K Cups.
Keurig designed a coffee machine that allows you to brew your favorite coffees without having to worry about grinding coffee or other preparations. K Cups are individual cups that have a variety of K Cup flavors and are extremely simple to make. You take the K Cup container, place it in the K Cup coffee maker, and it brews you your favorite coffee, hot chocolate, or other brewed beverage.
One of the best parts about K Cups is that they can be found in single serve coffee makers so you don’t need to brew a whole pot of coffee for your personal use. Some of the best K Cup one cup coffee makers can even be set with a timer so that your coffee is brewed and ready for you in the morning.
Keurig may have been the original designer of K Cup coffee makers but there are now many K Cup systems out there. Each one has its own unique features. They range anywhere from extremely easy push button K Cup machines to ones that have multiple different sizes and can prepare both coffee for your cup and coffee for your mug.
Using a K Cup system is very simple. You take your K Cup container and open the lid to the coffee machine, placing the K-Cup inside. Before starting the brewing process it is important to ensure that the water chamber is full. Close the lid to your coffee maker and place your mug or cup below the appropriate spout. The last step is to press the brew button. On some of the more complicated systems you may have to press a few more buttons but even with those extra buttons it is extremely easy to get single serve coffee.
There is an important difference to note between K Cup systems. There are two different styles of K Cup, old K Cups and K Cup 2.0. The new K Cup 2.0 systems are not backwards compatible so when you buy one of the new systems you need to make sure that you buy the K Cup 2.0 cups. There are still a variety of old K Cup machines available, Keurig even markets one on their website. The main advantage to the 2.0 system is that it allows you to brew in a lot more sizes. Anywhere from 4 ounces to 30 ounces. You will be able to find the option that is just right for you.
Keurig struck, gold by finding an easy solution to the busy person’s need for daily coffee. Now they can choose the coffee they want and only prepare as much as they need.