I loved my Keurig. It has been a great addition to my kitchen and helps our busy on the go life. But, I didn’t have room on my counter for a coffee maker too. When guests came over, I felt like I was standing there next to the single serve making cup of coffee after coffee.
This is why I was very eager to try the Keurig® K-Duo Essentials™ Coffee Maker. I figured it would be easier to enjoy a single serve coffee as well as make a carafe when needed and it has proved to be excellent at doing both.
This new Keurig is just as easy to use. For a single cup, fill the 60 oz. single reservoir to the max fill line. Place your
mug on the drip tray and insert a K-Cup® pod in the K-Cup® pod holder. Press the OZ button, then select your brew size.
I use this feature every morning to start my day. I always choose the 8 oz because I like a strong cup with room to add milk.
Using the carafe coffee maker side was easy too. In the packaging, it comes with easy to read step-by-step directions for the buttons on this new machine. The reservoir holds 60 oz and enables you to add the desired amount of ground coffee. The carafe can make up to 12 cups. I like to use a heaping tablespoon per cup for strong flavor.
The Keurig® K-Duo Essentials™ Coffee Maker is a nice addition to our kitchen counter top. I love having the two together so that I can choose the best way to make coffee depending on the occasion. I had never tried the Green Mountain Columbia Select before and I invited my sister over to share a cup and enjoy it together.
This is what I love about coffee. You can make a cup and the aroma fills the air of your home and then you can enjoy.
With cup in hand, it was time to catch up and enjoy time well spent. I like my coffee light with milk. She enjoys a little milk and a Splenda. That’s the great thing about coffee. Each person has a preference and once made, it is time to sip and chat.
Another great feature is the ability to easily use a travel mug too. You can remove the bottom on the single serve side so that the mug fits. My favorite way is to make iced coffee right in the mug. I fill it with ice and choose the 8 oz size. This way I have room for milk. Within minutes, it is all set and I am ready to head out the door.