The word Keurig, at this point in its relatively short existence, is synonymous with coffee. Because of this, and the fact that their coffee making machines produce consistently good coffee, they get a whole gift guide all to themselves. For the espresso drinker in your life, Keurig offers the Rivo, while your coffee-loving lover would love the new Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewing System.
The espresso made by the Rivo is seriously good. Produced by Lavazza for Keurig, you have your choice of Intenso, Delicato, Classico, and Decaf, and all of them are simply delicious. Much to my surprise, I have discovered the joys of decaf espresso, making tasty afternoon coffee treats without having to worry about the jolt normally associated with such beverages.
Sure, hardcore espresso-heads will scoff at the automatic-ness of the Rivo, but I’m nearly certain those people are not Keurig’s target audience with this machine. This is for people like me, people who want good coffee, whether that is drip, French Press, pour over, or espresso, but don’t feel like shelling out a heap of money or facing a whole new coffee-related learning curve. $199.99
The K550 is the latest addition to the K-cup family. This latest edition addresses the issue some folks have had with Keurig machines since the get go, and that is the fact that they could only make one cup at a time. Now, thanks to the K550, you can make a four cup carafe of the same consistently good coffee with their new, significantly bigger, K-carafe pods. To test them and this new machine out, I took it to my office which happens to thrive on caffeine. What we discovered was that the K550 is simply awesome. It can take the abuse of numerous users using and abusing it all day long without so much as a single issue. Whether cup or carafe, the coffee comes out piping hot and delicious without any of the hassle associated with other methods of brewing coffee. $199.99
For more information about or to make a purchase of the Keurig Rivo or 2.0 K550 Brewing System, click here.