Category: Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews

Comparing the Vue Brewers V500, V600 and V700

The Vue brewing systems were introduced by Keurig a while ago. Since then the lineup of Vue brewers was constantly evolving and today covers three different brewers for home use as well as two brewers for office use. The first brewer for the Vue packs was the V700. This is even today the high-end model of the Vue brewers for home use.

The V600 was introduced a few months ago and is slightly cheaper than the V700. Just a few weeks ago the V500 model was introduced. It’s a cheaper alternative to the V600 and V700 and is overall a more compact build.

Keurig at this time also offers two Vue brewer models for office use. Both the V1200 and the V1255 are priced higher than any of the home models. They also do not offer any further capabilities besides having larger water reservoirs and allowing to store more Vue packs in the disposal tray.

The Vue Brewing System – What Is It?

Keurig to this day is still best known for the K-Cup brewing system. There are numerous brewers for home and office use and more beverage varieties than we could list in one article. The system is proven, it brews good coffee and it’s very convenient.

The Vue brewing system is somewhat similar to the K-Cup system except that you can brew on a more personalized level. You can change the brew temperature, size, and strength. One other nice thing about the Vue pack is that most of it can be recycled. That was not the case for the K-Cups which basically can’t be recycled except in some locations.

Typically a K-Cup brewer allowed to brew a beverage in a range of different sizes depending on the model. Some models also offered a slight variation in brew temperature settings to be able to extract the most aroma out of a beverage.

The Vue brewers offer a much wider range of brewing sizes as well as brew temperatures. The wide range of temperatures allows to get the brew temperature higher and thus extract more aroma out of your coffee. The temperature on all Vue brewing systems can be adjusted between 187° F to 197° F.

Another nice feature of the Vue brewing technology is the different sizes you can brew in. The home brewers offer either seven or eight different brew sizes. The K-Cup machines were not able to offer such a wide range.

Three Different Vue Brewers for Home Use

Keurig at this time offers three different Vue based brewers that are designed to be used at home. They range in MSRP pricing from around $170 to around $200. You can find better prices for the different models when you click the links below.

The Keurig Vue V700

The high-end model in the Vue brewer lineup is the V700. It comes with a programmable color display and has a water reservoir with a 74oz. capacity which is large enough even for a family with several coffee drinkers.

The V700 comes with the option to brew beverages in eight different sizes. These sizes range from 4 oz. to 18 oz. They are divided into 2 oz. increments (4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16oz, 18 oz). This allows to brew anything from small espressos up to filling a large travel mug in one brewing cycle. There’s even a specific setting for brewing over ice to create delicious iced drinks.

May hot beverages like coffee develop more aroma when they are brewed at or near their perfect temperature. For coffee the perfect temperature is around 200°F. The Vue brewing technology in the V700 as well as the V500 and V600 offers a temperature range between 187° F to 197° F. In reality many people won’t change the temperature to brew at near perfect temperature but simply because they like their beverage hotter or not so hot which is exactly what the Vue brewers allow you to do.

While size and temperature have an influence on the strength of the brewed beverage, there’s also the additional factors of speed, water pressure and timing, and air flow that impact how strong a beverage gets. The Vue brewing system allows to change all these factors through specifying how strong you want your brewed beverage to be. That’s a huge step forward in personalization compared to many other single serve coffee brewing systems out on the market.

The Keurig Vue V600

The V600 is nearly identical to the V700. The differences being that it has a black and white display instead of a color display and that some of the chrome parts are in black plastic. All other specifications are exactly the same.

The other difference is that the V600 is around $10 cheaper than the V700. The V700 looks overall somewhat more sophisticated and stylish as it offers the chrome accessories. The color display vs. the black and white display is a nice touch but not necessary in our opinion.

The Keurig Vue V500

The Vue V500 is the latest model from Keurig. It is more compact compared to the somewhat large V600/V700 design. This comes at the price of having a smaller water reservoir of 60 oz. vs. the 74 oz. in the larger models.

The V500 also does not brew an 18 oz. cup. It offers seven different brew sizes that range from 4 oz. to 16 oz. This should however be sufficient for most brewing needs as the 18 oz. size is not really that common.

All other specifications are basically identical between the three different models. The V500 is the cheapest brewer of the three and is around $30 cheaper than the V700. If you want to save the money and you don’t need the 18 oz. brewing size then go for the V500.

Conclusion

There’s no clear winner when you look at the three different brewers. In our opinion Keurig could do away with the V600 as it’s not so much cheaper than the V700 while offering basically the same features except that it looks cheaper.

The V500 is more compact in size while also being quite a bit cheaper. If you have a small kitchen or if you don’t have many coffee drinkers in your family then the Vue V500 is probably the best choice.

If there’s a lot of coffee drinkers in the house or if you have guests over often then go for the V700. You’ll be happy to not having to refill the water tank that often in that case.

Keurig Vue V500 Single Cup Coffee Brewer Review

Review Of The Keurig Vue V500 Single Serve Coffee Brewer

The Keurig Vue V500 rounds up the Vue single cup coffee brewer line. It?s the smaller companion to the V600 and V700 models. Smaller in this case refers to size and not to quality or taste though!

Keurig Vue V500 Single Coffee Maker

Keurig Vue V500 Single Coffee Maker

The V500 is based on Keurig’s Vue brewing system which allows to brew stronger, hotter and larger at the same time. It allows you to personalize your beverage and the V500 offers similar capabilities as the higher-end V600 or V700 do. The main difference is that the water reservoir is smaller and thus the brewer itself is more compact.

Product Features

  • Removable 60 oz. water tank
  • Black and white touchscreen for easy use
  • Brewing temperature ranging from 187° F to 197° F
  • Seven different brew sizes ranging from 4 oz. to 16 oz.
  • Easy personalization settings to change strength and temperature of beverage
  • Drip tray is removable for easy cleaning

Available Vue Brewing System beverages

The Keurig Vue V500 uses Vue packs to brew your beverage. These can be for a one-step brewing cycle like coffees and teas or a two-step cycle like cappuccinos or lattes. There’s a large selection of Vue beverages available for you to choose from. The beverages include hot and cold drinks and range from coffee to tea to hot chocolate based drinks. We collected a few of the most popular varieties below:

You can find a growing selection of different Vue based beverages on Amazon.com. Have a look at the Vue coffee varieties and tea varieties. You’ll find a large selection of beverages and you’ll certainly find your own preferred drink.

Best Use

The Keurig Vue V500 has a smaller water tank compared to the V600/V700. You will be able to brew around 7 to 8 regular cups of coffee before you have to refill. This makes the V500 the perfect brewer for a small to average sized family. If you have a lot of coffee drinkers in the house or often have parties and friends over then you might be better of to choose the larger V600 or V700 model.

The Vue V500 needs around 1 minute to brew a beverage. The initial heating time is around 4 minutes at room temperature. This is in line with most other one cup coffee brewers you can get today.

Personalization Features

The Keurig Vue V500 offers similar personalization features as all the other Vue brewers have. You can choose from seven different brew sizes. These range from 4 oz. to 16 oz so you can vary the strength of your beverage across a large selection. Even large travel tumblers can be filled easily with one single brewing cycle.

The temperature can be varied between 187°F to 197°F. The perfect brewing temperature for coffee is around 200°F which means the V500 gets very close. Also, if you are in higher elevations your water can boil sooner so you can adjust the temperature to make sure you’re not using boiling water.

You can also select how strong you want your beverage to brew. The Vue brewing system influences the brewing strength through adjusting the airflow in the brew head, the water pressure, as well as the speed with which the brewing takes place. Typically, a stronger brew will take longer as the Vue technology at that time pulses the brewing cycle. Having a stronger and more tasteful beverage is usually worth the wait though.

The V500 offers a selection of brew cycles. You can choose to brew coffee or tea, brew over ice or pick a two-step brewing cycle for milk based beverages like cappuccinos. There’s also a selection for Hot Cocoa. Picking any of these cycles in combination with a Vue pack will result in a delicious beverage that is brewed to perfection!

Optional Accessories

Anything you’ll need to start brewing your perfect beverage is in the box when you get a Keurig Vue V500. However, there’s a few accessories you might want to look at that might help you organize your Vue packs in your kitchen. One thing that is always helpful is a Keurig Vue Cup Storage Drawer Holder for 25 Vue Pods Packs.

You might also want to consider a reusable Vue pack filter. While a large portion of the Vue packs can be recycled, they still produce more waste than if you would use a reusable filter. Have a look at the Solofill Cup V1 Gold Refillable Filter Cup for Keurig V600/V700 Brewers which is currently the only reusable Vue pack filter available.

Customer Reviews

The Keurig Vue V500 is still very new and thus there’s not a lot of reviews from customers yet. Amazon shows as having 3 customer reviews at the time of writing where all of these reviews rate the V500 at the maximum of 5 stars. Here’s what folks had to say about the Keurig V500 Single Cup Coffee Maker:

… As I said, we are not coffee people but so far so good. This thing makes a fantastic cup of coffee. … (read more)

… Have used the machine for three days and simply love the machine. Coffee was … (read more)

… I’m glad I got the machine. It is slightly different … (read more)

Check out more reviews for the Keurig Vue V500 as they come over time by clicking on the following link: read more

Conclusion

The V500 is a great single cup coffee brewer. We overall like the Vue packs much better than the K Cups as you have more choices in the types of beverages you want to brew. The Keurig Vue V500 rounds out the offerings that Keurig has on their Vue lineup and is a great brewer for the small to average sized family. If you don’t need the large water tank or the 18 oz. brewing option that the V600/V700 offer then you should definitely consider going with the V500. It’ll save you money and it needs less space.

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Keurig Rivo Cappuccino And Latte Brewing System

The new Rivo Cappuccino and Latte system is Keurig’s answer to the Verismo espresso machine from Starbucks. The major difference and improvement that the Rivo system offers is the ability to add real milk rather than milk pods. This allows you to add skim or whole milk, however you like it. This makes the Rivo the first residential brewing system with which you can select what kind of milk you want to froth for your cappuccino or latte.

Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte Brewing System

Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte Brewing System

The Keurig Rivo is a system that consists of two separate components. The one half seems like any typical Keurig system with a water tank. The other part resembles more a brewer that professional baristas use in a coffee shop. The pitcher for the milk is placed adjacent to the espresso brewing part.

Using the Keurig Rivo

The brewer offers five buttons. Three of them are to manipulate the frothing. ‘Latte froth’ creates less foam and more steamed milk. ‘Cappuccino froth’ produces more foam and less steamed milk for your choice of cappuccino or macchiato whereas ‘cold froth’ keeps the milk cold and creates less foam in place of more milk.

No matter which mode you select, the procedure for all three is nearly undetectable. The hissing sound you are used to from professional coffee places when they froth their milk is not present. Now you only have to decide what you mix the frothed milk with. You’ll have roughly 90 seconds while the frothing takes place to make your choice.

Two different brewing sizes

The Rivo offers two different shot sizes; one brief and one long (1.4 oz and 2.8 oz respectively). You will find an array of mixtures to create; among them Lattes, Espresso Con Panna, Espresso Macchiatos, and Americanos.

Currently there are four flavors offered by LAVAZZA. The espresso company worked exclusively to help build the machine. Customers may pick between Delicato, Intenso, Classico and Decaf. Each brew is special and delightful.

Creating three different drinks, one with cold froth, another with hot and one plain coffee, takes little work. As you are expecting from every Keurig, the coffee heat and flavor were on level.

One downside

One grievance we do have is the change in pod dimensions. This will be the next cup size Keurig adds to their distinct coffee machines, this moment much smaller than preceding iterations. This worries us with regards to the shelf life of the product in an ever-expanding and aggressive marketplace.

Alone Keurig has three different pods now, the original K-Cups, the Vue packs and now the Rivo pods. This does add to the confusion of the consumer and could potentially become expensive. The Rivo system is tailored towards espresso based drinks and the hightlight certainly is that you can froth real milk. If that’s your important factor then the Rivo is the system for you. However, if you want individualized coffee drinks where you can vary the strength and temperature then you’ll be best off with the Vue system. If you finally just simply want a good cup of coffee then go for the K-cups.

Availability of the Keurig Rivo Brewing System

The Rivo system will be available exclusively at Bloomingdales until early 2013. After that it’s going to be around on Keurig’s site in addition to additional retailers.

Keurig Vue V600 Single Cup Coffee Brewer Review

A quick overview of the Keurig Vue V600 coffee brewing system

The Keurig Vue V600 rounds out the Vue coffee brewer lineup of Keurig. The Vue V600 is the same coffee brewer as the Vue V700 with two differences. The touch-pad is black and white and the trim is not silver but black. Other than that, both brewers are identical.

Keurig Vue V600 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Keurig Vue V600 Single Cup Coffee Maker

With regards to pricing, the Vue V600 single cup coffee maker is around $20 cheaper than the V700 model. As these models are similar, we didn’t think it would be of any help to basically repeat the Vue V700 review. Therefore, please check out our Keurig Vue V700 coffee maker review to learn more about the capabilities and the good and bad sides of the Keurig Vue V600.

The resulting beverage is the same so if you don’t need a color display and can live with a black trim instead of a silver one, then save yourself the $10 and get the Keurig Vue V600 single serve coffee maker.

Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Review Of The Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker is an office brewing system by Keurig that is based on the Vue brewing technology. It is designed for small and medium sized offices and allows office workers to brew a cup of their favorite beverage when they want it and how they want it. The V1200 includes the use of RFID technology to make it possible to detect the type of beverage that is getting brewed and based on that information to adjust the brewing parameters (pressure, temperature, brewing time) to result in a perfect cup of your favorite beverage.

Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

A nice feature is that the Vue packs can partially be recycled. What we’re at this time still missing is a reusable Vue pack that would allow you to brew your own beverage without the need to recycle or throw away a used Vue cup. You will find an in-depth look at the Keurig Vue V1200 below. Scroll down to the end to read our conclusion!

Product Features of the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

  • Removable 80 oz. water tank
  • Programmable touchscreen for easy and simple use of the brewer
  • MyBrew technology allowing to set the brewing temperature of the water. Temperatures are adjustable from 187° F to 197° F
  • Features eight brew sizes from 4 to 18 oz (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 oz)
  • A variety of settings to allow brewing of extra strong beverages, foamy drinks (e.g. latte’s), and many other beverages
  • Removable drip tray for convenient and easy cleaning

Available beverage varieties for the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker uses the Vue packs for brewing and is Keurig’s office brewer. Since the introduction of the Vue cups early in 2012 the selection of available beverages has grown tremendously. You won’t have any problem finding a wide range of different coffee flavors from many different brands. There’s certainly also no lack of specialty coffee drinks and also tea varieties. You’ll find a few of the different available beverages in the list below:

Amazon has an outstanding selection of Keurig Vue packs from a range of different brands. Check out the different Vue coffee varieties and Vue tea varieties that are available. You want to check back often as the available flavors are growing daily.

Best use of the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker is designed for small to medium sized offices. The large water reservoir of 80 oz. is the perfect size for these office settings. It allows to use this brewer to work efficiently and economically. Each office worker can select their own variety of drinks as well as brew the beverage the way they like it. Nothing beats this convenience.

The Vue V1200 is able to brew a cup of coffee within less than a minute. The brew cycle time depends on the strength and size settings chosen. Besides having the large water tank which means less fill-ups, this speed makes it a very efficient brewing system for office settings. There won’t be any long lines building up in front of this brewer.

Personalization features of the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Keurig Vue brewing system was introduced to allow for personalization of the brewed beverage. The Keurig Vue V1200 is no exception when it comes to that. You can choose from eight different brewing sizes which range from 4 oz. to 18 oz. This allows anybody to even fill large travel tumblers with this single cup brewer. Another great feature is the ability to adjust the water temperature between 187°F to 197°F. This allows to use the best temperatures to brew for example different tea varieties.

Yet another feature is that the V1200 provides a selection to brew a beverage stronger. With this setting you can brew a stronger beverage. This is achieves through automatic adjustment of the water pressure, the timing of the brew cycle, and setting of the airflow to get you a stronger brewed cup of your beverage. The stronger brew is based on a pulsing brewing cycle which takes longer but results in a stronger tasting beverage.

Optional Accessories of the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

There’s really nothing needed in addition to the brewer itself and the Vue packs to get your office going with delicious coffee. However, you might want to consider using a Keurig 05006 Vue Pack Carousel Tower to display a selection of different Vue packs for example for customers or guests. This will make it easy to pick and brew the desired beverage.

Reviews of the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker

There are not yet any customer reviews or ratings for the Keurig Vue V1200 Single Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon.com. We will keep this section up to date when customer reviews get available.

Conclusion

We think that the Keurig Vue V1200 is a great office brewer. It combines the advantages of single cup coffee brewing where everybody can choose their preferred beverage with sufficient speed to prevent long brewing times. The large tank makes sure that you won’t have to constantly refill the brewer with water.

Somewhat of a downside as we see it is certainly the higher cost per cup of coffee if you compare it with a good old Bunn brewing system. On the other hand, you probably shouldn’t compare it that but instead focus on having everybody in the office happy that they can have a delicious beverage anytime they want it.

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Starbucks Verismo – A First Glance

The Starbucks Verismo Arrived

Finally it’s here. You can get the first Starbucks single cup coffee maker, the Starbucks Verismo. At this time the purchasing options are somewhat limited and it probably is best to go to the Starbucks website and get your Starbucks Verismo for $199 if you want one. But before you whip your credit card out you should be aware of a few things.

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Black

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Black

Features at a Glance

  • Let’s you make espresso and coffee beverages with a high-pressure brewing system.
  • Ready to use after only around 15 seconds!
  • Different temperature settings for optimized coffee brewing and steaming of milk.
  • Drip tray is adjustable in height to accommodate different cup sizes.
  • Easy cleaning through built-in rinse cycle
  • Container for used coffee pods holds up to 10 used pods.

Overview and Details

The Starbucks Verismo is technically an espresso maker. The closest to compare it to is the Nespresso line of single serve brewers. At this time the only brand of espresso/coffee you will get for the Verismo is Starbucks. So, if you crave variety then at this time you are better waiting to see whether, or better if, any other coffee brand will provide pods for the Verismo.

The Verismo is designed to provide delicious espresso based drinks. This would be plain espresso, lattes, or cappuccinos. Starbucks does also offer their coffee varieties like the Veranda Blend and others. However, the brewer targets the high-end market. If you don’t drink any of the espresso based drinks then you’ll honestly be better off with a Keurig B70 or even the Keurig Vue V700. In addition to the espresso/coffee pods you can also put milk pods into the brewer. These will steam at a different temperature and help to make a perfect cup of latte as you would otherwise get it in the store.

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Burgundy

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Burgundy

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Champagne

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Champagne

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Silver

Starbucks Verismo Single Cup Coffee Maker Silver

When you look at the pricing then the Verismo’s price seems reasonable. You can find other single cup coffee makers which cost a lot more while you certainly also can find them much cheaper. The prices for the coffee pods themselves are somewhat steep. You get the regular coffee pods for currently $11.95 per pack of 12. This does compare to what you pay for Starbucks K-Cups but you can certainly get K-Cups, Vue packs or even Tassimo T-Disks cheaper than that if you don’t have to go for the Starbucks name.

Our verdict at this time

If you drink no other type of coffee than Starbucks and you specifically like their espresso based drinks then this is a match made in heaven. However, if you prefer varieties of coffee and like other brands better, or if you never drink the Starbucks espresso based drinks then you will be better off with a Keurig K-Cup or Vue solution.

Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Review Of The Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker is Keurig’s newest brewing system. It’s no longer based on the well-known Keurig K-Cups but instead uses the new Keurig Vue Cups. The difference? You can personalize your coffee, or as Keurig puts it: Brew what you love, the way you love it. Another nice touch is that a large portion of the Vue Cups is actually recyclable. This will make it easier for the environmentally conscious coffee drinker to switch to the new Vue system. The disadvantages are the higher price of the brewer and the currently limited availability of Vue cups themselves. Let’s have an in-depth look at the Keurig Vue V700 brewer below.

Product Features of the Keurig Vue V700

  • Removable 74 oz. water tank
  • Color touchscreen allowing for easy and simple use of the brewer
  • Set the brewing temperature of the water to fit the beverage you’re brewing. Temperature adjustments ranging from 187° F to 197° F
  • Eight different brew sizes: 4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz., 12 oz., 14 oz., 16 oz., and 18 oz.
  • Different brew settings to allow personalized brewing of extra strong beverages, foamy drinks (e.g. latte’s), and others
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Available beverage varieties

The Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker is not based on the K Cup brewing system and the Vue cups it uses are not compatible with the established K Cups. There is a growing selection of available Vue beverages. You can find coffee varieties and flavors from a lot of different brand names in addition to tea varieties and hot chocolates that will want you to have more. Below is a quick selection of the different coffee varieties in Vue cups you can find:

Amazon has a large selection of available Keurig Vue Cups from many different roasters. Check out the different Vue coffee varieties and Vue tea varieties that are available. The selection is growing daily and you’ll be able to find your beverage of choice in a Vue cup!

Best use of the Vue V700 Single Serve Coffee Maker

The Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker has a water reservoir that holds enough water to brew around 10 regular cups of coffee. This makes the Keurig Vue V700 a great single cup coffee machine for the average to large family. Especially when there’s more than one or two coffee drinkers in the house. The size of the water tank in combination to the wide range of brewing choices makes the V700 an ideal beverage station for when you have friends and family over.

You can brew a cup of coffee with the Vue V700 within 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on strength and size settings. This is the usual speed of most single cup coffee makers today and results in around 7 or 8 cups of coffee within a 10 minute time span. This, in combination with the large water reservoir, makes this brewer a good fit in case you like to entertain and at times have a lot of people over.

Personalization features of the Keurig V700

Personalization of the brewed beverage is where the Keurig Vue V700 shines. Not only can you choose from eight (yes, 8!) different brewing sizes, ranging from 4 oz. to 18 oz, you also can vary the brewing temperature by 10° F, ranging from 187°F to 197°F! The best brewing temperature for coffee is close/around to 200°F so the V700 gets very very close which results in delicious coffee flavor in your cup. Being able to fill a large travel mug in one brew is another outstanding feature that most other single serve coffee brewers cannot compete with.

The Vue V700 additionally allows to select whether you want to brew strong. Where the old K Cup based brewers only brewed one specific way, the V700 allows to brew stronger coffee. This is done through the ‘Strong’ brew setting which adjusts the water pressure, airflow and timing of the brew cycle resulting in a stronger brewed beverage. The Keurig Vue V700 brews stronger coffee through a pulsing brew cycle which needs more time but results in a richer taste of the beverage.

Lastly, the V700 has pre-set brew cycles you can choose from. These allow you to brew specialty beverages easily. The Vue V700 uses a two step brewing process to allow to brew specialty drinks like lattes or cappuccinos. The first cycle is with a ‘frother’ or milk Vue cup which is then followed by a second cup which is the coffee Vue cup. This is the same process that has been used with the Tassimo and Nescafe specialty drinks. However, for a Keurig product is new. The result is that you get delicious, rich lattes and cappuccinos that taste like you’d expect them to taste in a coffee bar.

Optional Accessories

While the V700 certainly contains all the elements you need to brew a great cup of coffee, there’s always a few accessories you might want to look at to simplify life. One of those accessories to consider is the Single Serve V-Cup Coffee Baskets that allows you to store and display your Vue cups. That will make it easy for guests to pick a Vue cup and start brewing their preferred beverage.

Customer Reviews and Feedback

There are not yet a lot of customer reviews for the Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon.com. Most of the reviews that are available on Amazon are very posisive. At the time of writing this review, there were 18 reviews with an average of 3.5 out of 5 possible stars. Below are a few examples of what people wrote about the Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker:

First things first: Flavor seems much better – not that the old Keurig brewed bad coffee- but this just seems…fresher? Also,… (read more)

After a full weekend of putting this beast through its paces, I have to say, it’s fantastic. I did all kinds of brewing, comparing it to … (read more)

I have tried the special coffee options of the Cappuccino and the vanilla latte and really like both. The French brew is very smooth hardly bitter at all and the Italian is really strong and a bit bitter just like you would expect. If you … (read more)

All I can say, is WOW. Have been using it for a week and I am loving the Vue! Coffee seems hotter (temp is set to 192, same as my B70 was). Flavor is incredible. I have… (read more)

The average rating for the Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon.com is 3.5 out of 5 stars at the time of writing this review. Click here for more customer reviews of the Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Conclusion

We really liked the Keurig Vue V700. It’s in our opinion a huge improvement over the regular Keurig K Cup brewers and is right up there with the Tassimo brewers. The over-sized water tank is great and the personalization options are simply incredible. The coffee tastes fantastic and in our opinion is much better than what we got before with the K Cups. This single cup coffee maker is a great buy for a family that likes to drink hot beverages fresh and tasty.

The only downside we see at this time is that there’s not that many varieties and flavors around. However, in our opinion this will change in the short term so it won’t be an issue anymore. Even Starbucks already announced that they will provide their coffee beverages for the Keurig Vue system.

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AeroPress Coffee Maker – A Different Kind Of Single Cup Coffee Maker!

Many of use can’t live without having a good cup of coffee a few times a day. But, there’s a lot of people who don’t like coffee very much. Why? Well, sometimes you might get a more or less bitter cup of coffee and for a lot of people that’s just not to their taste.

Every coffee maker strives to come up with a coffee blend that contains all the flavor and aroma of the coffee bean while leaving the bitterness out. That only works so far as in addition to the coffee itself there’s also the coffee maker.

AeroPress Single Cup Coffee Maker

AeroPress Single Cup Coffee Maker

And, unfortunately, some coffee makers extract exactly that bitter taste out of the roasted coffee grounds. While most coffee makers do a great job to keep the bitter taste balanced, there’s one contender in town that does a great job at that: The AeroPress Coffee Maker.

The AeroPress coffee maker is different than pretty much anything you’ve ever seen. But, best of all, it’s a single cup coffee maker at its best. And the coffee that is brewed is simply delicious. Coffee lovers have compared the brew to compare to the coffee you get when you use a Clover coffee machine which costs somewhere north of $5,000.

Making your personal cup of coffee with the AeroPress coffee maker is easy. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Place a micro-filter in the bottom cap of the AeroPress chamber
  2. Twist the cap tightly closed to secure the filter
  3. Put coffee grounds into the chamber. Use as many grounds as you desire to make your perfect cup of coffee.
  4. Place the AeroPress coffee maker onto your favorite coffee mug
  5. Our hot water into the brewing chamber, 175°F is the perfect temperature
  6. Stir the water and coffee for 10 to 15 seconds
  7. Insert the plunger into the chamber.
  8. Press down on the plunger and maintain that pressure for up to 30 seconds.
  9. When all the delicious coffee is in your cup, you’re done!
  10. Sit back and enjoy your coffee.

The graphic below shows the steps again as a nice image:

AeroPress Coffee Maker Instructions

AeroPress Coffee Maker Instructions

The AeroPress coffee maker is easy-to-use and portable. You won’t need any electricity so you can even take it with you on your camping trip or if you’re going on an expedition to Antarctica ;-) .

The coffee is fabulous and you can make a cup that’s perfect for you. And lastly, the price can’t be beaten. It’s less than $30 and the only thing you need are coffee filters and coffee. The coffee filters you get for around $5 for 350 at Amazon (AeroPress Micro-Filters, Package of 350).

Here’s what other folks which bought the AeroPress coffee maker have to say:

If you are expecting the coffee to taste like espresso or like French-pressed coffee, remember that the AeroPress uses a paper filter. It filters out much of the oil that would otherwise be present. I prefer my coffee this way but others may not. Think of it as the best drip coffee maker in the world.

As a certified coffee snob, I thought it didn’t get better than french press. Fugetaboudit! The Aeropress renders a sweet, flavorful, impeccable Americano every time that will change your expectations forever.

Forget about spending $2 dollars for an overpriced cup of coffee, the Aeropress will create a bit of magic in your morning.

This thing is amazing. All I can say is your coffee will taste better using the AeroPress

Simply check out the AeroPress coffee maker on Amazon for more reviews and the latest pricing!

If you however don’t want to boil your water for your coffee and deal with coffee grounds then go for the convenience of a single cup coffee maker instead. Check out our single cup coffee maker reviews.

Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Review Of The Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

Senseo SL7832 55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Machine

Senseo SL7832 55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Machine

The Senseo SL7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker is the newest single serving coffee machine in the Senseo offerings of coffee makers. The Senseo brewing system has positioned itself as an easy-to-use and somewhat cheaper single cup brewing system compared to the Tassimo T-Discs or the Keurig K-Cups. The Senseo one cup coffee brewers are beautifully designed and are a great small appliance to put into any kitchen.

A great new feature of the Senseo SL7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker is the ability to brew your beverage in six different sizes. The combination of 6 brewing sizes together with using one or two pods of coffee provides for basically limitless variations in the strength of your beverage. Though, the maximum brewing size is only 10 oz. This seems small in case you have a large travel mug and want to fill it. However, as the Senseo SL7832/55 needs less than a minute to brew a cup of coffee, you can easily run two brewing cycles to fill even the largest available travel mug.

A nice thing to mention is that the Senseo coffee pods do not use any plastic enclosure around the coffee grinds. This makes the Senseo pods the most environmentally friendly single cup coffee brewing system.

Product Features of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

  • Brews a cup of gourmet coffee in less than a minute
  • Six brewing sizes (3 oz, 4 oz, 5 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz)
  • Small footprint combined with an attractive design – perfect for smaller kitchens
  • Simple push-buttons to use for size selection and power
  • Two different sized coffee pod holders to vary the strength of your cup of coffee
  • 32 oz. removable water tank
  • Dishwasher safe removable parts
  • Descale indicator

Available beverage varieties for the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker, as the name says, is a Senseo coffee pod brewing system. There is a large variety of different beverages for this brewing system available. It also is mostly likely the easiest of all single serving systems to allow you to use your own coffee, tea or hot chocolate grinds. Below is a short selection of the different beverage varieties you can find:

Besides all the coffee flavors you can also find many different tea varieties and hot chocolate selections. You won’t have any problem finding a beverage you’ll love.

Best use of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker has a reasonably large water reservoir that is capable of holding up to 32 oz. of water. That’s enough for 3 large brews at 10 oz or up to 10 brews of the smallest brewing size of 3 oz. With most people on average using an 8 oz. cup you’ll be able to get 4 cups before you have to refill the water. In our opinion that’s around average. However, in all honesty, the unique design in our opinion makes up for it. Especially, if you have a smaller kitchen, then it’s great to have a small coffee machine that doesn’t need a lot of ounter space.

The brew cycle of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker is around 60 seconds for a 10 oz. beverage. That’s reasonably quick. You can expect to get around 7 to 9 cups of coffee brewed within around 10 minutes. You will have to expect to refill the water during that time which somewhat impacts the overall brewing time. However, it is fast enough if you have family or friends over and many of them want to have a cup of coffee.

Personalization features of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker allows you to brew coffee, tea, cappuccino, or hot chocolate in up to 6 different brewing sizes. You can brew your beverage in 3 oz, 4 oz, 5 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, or 10 oz sizes. In addition you can select whether you want to use one or two coffee pods for each brewing cycle. This enables you to basically brew your beverage to any strenght you prefer. In our opinion this is a large range of personalization options with regards to the different sizes and strengths and you should be completely satisfied by these choices.

Optional Accessories of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

You might want to consider to get a few accessories for your new Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker. On top of the list should be one of the different refillable coffee pods. These let you create your own beverage blend. Additionally, it is also an environmentally friendly choice as you don’t need any pre-packaged Senseo pods. Second Generation Coffeeduck PERMANENT Refillable Coffee Filter for the Senseo SUPREME & DELUXE ONLY

Reviews of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

At the time of writing this review there are around 65 customer reviews for the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon. Most of them are positive and the overall rating is a 3.8 out of 5 stars at this time. Below are a few comments that buyers of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker made:

I love my fresh coffee i believe pod are more ecologic that capsules. The only thing, is may be the coffee isn’t too hot … (read more)

It’s very easy to use and paired with the JBM coffee, it makes an unbelievable cup of coffee. I can find no fault with this product. We’ve … (read more)

Senseo not only lets you make only what you need, but the coffee made using Senseo pods tastes great and you get your cup of coffee in a jiff. I love it! … (read more)

We no longer need to “treat” ourselves with an occasional $5 latte at Starbucks. A foamy senseo cup at home is better! In addition, … (read more)

Click here for more customer reviews of the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker

Conclusion

What we really liked about the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker is its compact size and the interesting design. It will make the machine a great addition to your kitchen. On top of it the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme brews a great cup of coffee that you’ll simply love.

Find current pricing and specials on the Senseo 7832/55 Supreme Single Cup Coffee Maker. Find more single cup coffee maker reviews to find the best model for your needs.

Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker Review

Review Of The Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo single cup coffee system has positioned itself as an easy-to-use and somewhat cheaper one cup brewing system if you compare it with Keurig’s K Cups or Tassimo’s T-Discs. The Senseo single cup coffee machines are smaller and somewhat simpler in their design compared to the other two systems. The good thing about that is that the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker look quite attractive and don’t need a lot of space. The most important thing though is that they are fully capable to brew you a flavorful cup of freshly brewed coffee when you want it. You will get a cup of fresh brewed coffee or tea in less than a minute. Using the coffee brewer is a snap. You select one or two coffee pods and place them into the tray and then you press the size button to get a 4 oz. or 8 oz. cup. A minute or so later you have a fresh cup of coffee.

Product Features of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

  • Brews a cup of gourmet coffee in less than a minute
  • Two brewing sizes (4 oz. and 8 oz.)
  • Attractive design with a small footprint – perfect brewer for smaller kitchens
  • Simple push-button controls for size selection and power
  • Comes with two different sized coffee pod holders so you can vary the strength of your cup of coffee
  • 20 oz. removable water tank for up to five 4-ounce cups of coffee
  • Removable parts are dishwasher safe
  • One year limited warranty

Available beverage varieties for the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker is based on the Senseo coffee pod brewing system. You can find a large selection of different beverages for this brewing system. In addition, it’s probably the easiest of all one cup coffee brewing systems to allow you to use your own grinds. Below is a quick selection of the different beverage varieties you can find:

In addition to all the coffee flavors you can also find many different tea varieties and hot chocolate selections. It’s easy to find a beverage that you’ll enjoy.

Best use of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker has a somewhat small water reservoir that holds 20 oz. of water. This is enough for up to five cups of coffee at 4 oz. each. Realistically, most people will want a larger cup of 8 oz. and you will only get a little more than 2 cups before you have to refill. This doesn’t really make the Senseo 7810 a great coffee maker for heavy coffee or tea drinkers. If you only want one or two cups of coffee in the morning or drink coffee or tea occasionally then this is a great little coffee maker. The same is true if you have a small kitchen and not a lot of counter space as the Senseo 7810 has a rather small footprint.

The Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker initially needs around 90 seconds to heat up the water. The brew cycle itself lasts for less than one minute per 4 oz. cup of coffee. You should be able to get around 5 to 7 cups of coffee brewed within a period of around 10 minutes. Due to the small water tank you will for sure have to refill the water during that brewing cycle which slows down the overall brewing time. Overall, this is somewhat slow in our opinion if you have friends or family over and a lot of people want a cup of coffee at the same time.

Personalization features of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

The Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker can brew your choice of beverage in two different brew sizes. You can brew either a 4 oz. cup or a 8 oz. cup of coffee. This should be reasonable for the occasional coffee drinker or if you only drink one or maybe two cups of coffee a day. If you drink more coffee or need a wider range of brewing sizes then the Senseo 7810 is in our opinion not the best choice as a coffee maker.

Optional Accessories of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

You might want to think of getting a few accessories for your new Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker. The most useful accessory might be one of the available different refillable coffee pods that will allow you to create your own beverage blend. In addition to allowing you to brew your own beverage it also is environmentally friendly as you don’t need any pre-packaged Senseo pods. Second Generation Coffeeduck PERMANENT Refillable Coffee Filter for the Senseo SUPREME & DELUXE ONLY

Reviews of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

There are nearly 200 customer reviews for the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon. By far most of these customer reviews are very positive. Following are a few examples of what people wrote about the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker:

“I’m the only coffee drinker in the house and hate to waste a full pot of coffee if all I want is one or two cups. Making coffee with… (read more)”

“From the very beginning we were impressed with the Senseo. Push a button and … (read more)”

“I love my Senseo. It simply makes better coffee then Kurig or any other single serve coffee maker. I’ve … (read more)”

“I was served Senseo coffee in a restaurant and it was honestly the best cup of coffee I had ever had. The waitress said … (read more)”

The average score of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker on Amazon.com is a solid 3.9 out of 5 stars at the time of writing. Click here for more customer reviews of the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker

Conclusion

What we really liked about the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker is its compact size and the interesting design. It will make the machine a great addition to your kitchen. On top of it the Senseo 7810 brews a great cup of coffee that you’ll simply love.

Find current pricing and specials on the Senseo 7810 Single Cup Coffee Maker. Find more single cup coffee maker reviews to find the best model for your needs.

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