If you’re like most people, coffee is a major part of starting your day on the right foot. It’s something about the aroma and warmth that wakes you up, preparing you for anything and everything that might come your way. As great as coffee is, it can be expensive. Going to coffee shops like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts can have you spending $60-100 a month! But I get it, sometimes making an entire pot of coffee is such an inconvenience. That’s exactly why someone invented the wondrous machine called a Keurig – where you can brew single cups of coffee and even whole pots.
Keurigs are great for mornings when you’re in a rush and don’t feel like dealing with atrocious lines. You push about 2-3 buttons to have coffee in a matter of minutes, with zero stress. I promise it’s a lot better than getting frustrated with the barista who just doesn’t seem to understand that you’re on a time crunch. One of my favorite things about Keurigs are that you can purchase major brands of coffee, that taste as if they it personally brew it for you. More and more coffee brands are beginning to create K-Cups. Once you make your first cup, your desire to wait in line will slowly fade.
An average Keurig costs about $99 to $200, which is what you would have spent at a coffee shop in a month anyways. You can even find some other models, for less. Packs of K-Cups range from $10-30 depending how many come in a box. But with the ranging costs, you may be wondering which one is best for you. Listed below, we chose three types of Keurigs that fit into any person’s lifestyle. Even if you currently own one and know of all it’s wondrous benefits, it may be time to upgrade. So don’t overlook this post!
This is the classic Keurig most people will have, it is the most affordable and easiest to use. As you can see by the picture, there really isn’t much for you to get confused about. It brews three sizes, turns off and on, and lets you know when to refill the water reservoir. The classic is perfect for those who are looking to make coffee only for themselves versus a group of people. It is regularly priced at $175, but can be found at Macy’s and other retailers averaging $119. Currently Amazon is selling it the lowest for $97. You can find the previous generation, Keurig K50 Classic Brewing System, at Target for $89.
This specific model is for the intermediate. Maybe you’ve had the classic for some time and you want to do big and better things with your coffee. If you’re looking to brew more than a cup of coffee, this Keurig will allow you to brew a carafe which is good for 4-5 cups. What you need to know, is that you will have to purchase a Keurig Carafe and K-Cup Carafe Pod in order to do so. The K250 simplifies the process of brewing large pots. Also, if you take your coffee to-go in a mug you are able to brew the right amount. Just like the Carafe, you will need to use the K-Cup Mug Pods. This specific model is regularly priced at $189, but can be found for $102 on Amazon. You can also get it at Macy’s for $130. The previous generation, Keurig 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System, is sold at Target for $99.
Last but not least, the Keurig for the Pros. Even if you decide for this to be your first Keurig, I highly doubt you will be disappointed. This bad boy here is the ultimate, top of the line, and most premium brewing system they offer. Just like the K250 model, you are able to brew 3 different amounts of coffee that features an 80-oz. water reservoir. The strength and temperature of the coffee is customizable to your liking. This is definitely great for homes and those who are very specific as to how they prefer their cup of joe. As the trend goes, Amazon is currently selling it the least for $160. Macy’s also is selling this specific model for $180 with its original price being $259. Target also sells the previous generation, Keurig K525 Plus Brewing System, for $170.