If you’re like me, chances are that you go to the coffee maker section of most grocery or department stores on every visit. I’ve noticed lately that there are a lot of Keurig 2.0 machines available. In fact, we recently upgraded our Keurig to a Keurig 2.0. I’ve wondered what (if any) differences there are between the two machines. So I decided to do a little research and write a blog post about the differences.
What is Keurig 2.0?
The Keurig 2.0 brewer is similar to the original Keurig in that you can insert a pod and brew your coffee. The Keurig 2.0 has new brewing technology that reads the lid of each K-Cup or K-Carafe pod to brew the most optimum drink every single time.
A lot of people enjoyed the classic Keurig model but they wanted a stronger cup, a hotter cup and the ability to brew different sizes of cups. That’s mainly the reason Keurig came out with the Keurig 2.0.
What is the difference between the Keurig and Keurig 2.0?
- Both are single-serve coffee makers that use K-Cup coffee pods.
- The Keurig 2.0 has newer brewing technology that changes the machine’s settings to match the coffee pod.
- The Keurig 2.0 has a new feature in that it now has the ability to brew a 4-cup carafe. The previous Keurig machines allowed you to brew different sizes up to 10 oz. With the Keurig 2.0 you now have the ability to brew different cup sizes up to 16 oz. If you use the Karafe you an brew up to 30 oz.
The biggest differece in the Keurig 2.0 is that you cannot brew coffee with any K-Cup. The K-Cup has to be an official Keurig K-Cup pod. As a result, there is not as much choice in coffee selection in K-Cups as there was with the original Keurig machines. Luckily, Keurig is bringing back the My K-Cup for the Keurig 2.0 which will allow everyone to brew their own coffee grounds with the new machines. Another nice feature is that you are not limited to only using Keurig 2.0 K-cup pods. I have been able brew coffee using the original K-Cup pods using the new Keurig 2.0 machine.
Have you tried the new Keurig 2.0 machines? Do you like them better than the original machines? I would love to hear your thoughts or comments.