Say #HelloKeurig to the New Addition to my Kitchen

My morning isn't complete without my morning coffee. A day that starts off without coffee is pretty much a day that will not go well!

Thanks to Influenster, I was able to get rid of my old, generic Keurig coffee maker and upgrade to the newest Keurig 2.0!

When I got the giant box, I squealed in delight! Opening the box was like Christmas morning! I set up my Keurig 2.0 and was ready to brew my first cup.To my disappointment, the generic Keurig K-cups that I had did not work on the Keurig 2.0 The screen displays an error message and says that it will only take "official" K-cups. It also will not take the reusable K-cups where you can fill with your own coffee. Thank goodness the Keurig 2.0 came with a few sample cups so I was able to enjoy my coffee ASAP.

The next morning, I tried the carafe function on the Keurig 2.0. The plastic carafe good for up to 4 cups of coffee came with the coffee maker, as well as a few carafe K-cups to get me started. As I brewed the carafe, the smell of coffee filled my house. Mmmmm, smelled so good! As I poured my first cup, the lid of the carafe came loose, spilling coffee all over my kitchen counter. Boo! Seems as if the heat from the coffee stretched or loosened the plastic of the carafe causing the mess.

There have also been a few times the machine as "frozen" while brewing a cup of coffee. 10 minutes have gone by and only a few drops of coffee have come out with the screen still displaying "brewing".

It would be nice if you could control the temperature of the coffee as well. For me, the coffee isn't hot enough.
Also, the Keurig 2.0 give you the options to brew a 6 oz. or 8 oz cup of coffee. Either function I choose, the Keurig still seems to dispense 6 oz of coffee.

Also, the Keurig 2.0 has a hot water function but only dispenses 6 oz of water at a time. I'd rather use my hot water kettle when warming my water for my tea.
The water reservoir hold lots of water, but needs to be refilled at the halfway point each time, or an error shows up on the screen.

Overall, my generic one cup Keurig coffee maker was more useful than the Keurig 2.0 with all the bells and whistles it brags about. I was really hoping my Keurig 2.0 would be all I hoped it would be.

Have you tried the Keurig 2.0? What do you think?

I received a complimentary Keurig 2.0 in exchange for my blog post review. All opinions are my own.