Keurig K2.0 K200 Coffee Brewer
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The Keurig K2.0 K200 Coffee Brewer supposedly has 9 brew sizes (including carafe sizes) and a 40-ounce water reservoir. It is a base model Keurig K2.0 brewing system, with a smaller footprint, no carafe, and no sample K-cups for brewing. Otherwise – it has the full functionality of the larger K2.0 brewers. I’d of loved to review the ability to make a 4 cup pot – but – you can purchase either a plastic or stainless steel carafe if you want to upgrade your K200 to do more.
The Keurig K2.0 uses the same K-cups available many places – but be sure they are official Keurig K-cups manufactured after summer of 2014 with a white, gray, or lavender outer edge on the top or else they won’t work, although there are now workarounds for this issue.
Our brewer came with 2 boxes of the Original Keurig Donut Shop coffee to sample the brewer with. The machine presets at an 8 oz. cup of coffee, and I utilized the touch screen to make 12 oz. cups each time. The K200 brewed a nice cup of coffee each time. Pre-heating the water took 30-60 seconds for each use of the machine – and it was not noisy. Coffee was sufficiently hot for me each time – and my mug was filled perfectly to the brim each time.
The K200 can also brew hot chocolate or teas, cut not some other specialty drinks. My biggest gripe on the K200 K2.0 is that the touch screen is always on and illuminated. After calling the Keurig service center to see if the display could be shut off, I was informed to unplug the machine after each use! I was later informed that the touch screen can be dimmed to a blackened/off screen that still emits light and draws power by holding down the power circle in the lower right corner for around 5 seconds. Still doesn’t shut it off all the way though.
Long and short – in our first use of Keurig machines, particularly the K2.0 K200, it’s great for brewing single cups of coffee, has a nice small footprint, and a nice friendly user interface with a black and white touch screen (that never truly powers off). The versatility of brewing up to 4 cups of coffee by purchasing a carafe and specialty K cups for such purpose is an added bonus, but gets pricey compared to an auto drip coffee machine.
If you only drink an occasional cup of coffee – the K2.0 K200 Keurig is the way to go. If you drink more – get a normal drip coffee machine. Look even elsewhere for true versatility in brewing those specialty coffee drinks!
Russell R. Herman
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