Advantages & Disadvantages of K Cup Coffee (Part Two)

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Speed, simplicity, quality, variety and convenience are all major benefits of K Cup brewing. Not to mention, being able to treat yourself (and your staff in a workplace setting) to exquisitely fresh coffee, each time they brew a cup.

But there are undeniable downsides to using a Keurig single serve coffee maker, which must be taken into account.

For example, brewing coffee the old-fashioned way with beans or grounds will always be cheaper. Whether buying a bag of generic supermarket grounds or the highest quality Panama Geisha coffee beans (a.k.a. Gesha coffee), brewing from scratch is cheaper...period.

In addition, we’ve still not reached a point where all K Cup pods are fully recyclable. The company itself has made huge strides towards sustainability over recent years, but not all coffee pod producers are headed the same way.

Hence, it’s important to check that the pods you buy are eco-friendly, and won’t spend the next century sitting in a polluting landfill site. Fully recyclable and compostable pods are available, and are therefore the pods you should be buying.

You can even pick up reusable K Cup pods that can be loaded with your own choice of coffee, but their effectiveness (and safety) differs wildly from one manufacturer to the next.

So, Is A Keurig Worth It?

Providing a formal and final answer to the question ‘is a Keurig coffee maker worth it’ is practically impossible. The reason is that it depends entirely on your priorities, your budget, and the subsequent choices you make when picking up pods.

With Keurig K Cups, you benefit from the freshest possible cup of coffee, each time you brew. Each pod is sealed to preserve the freshness of the grounds much longer than a conventional bag of ground coffee. In addition, the machine takes care of all the weights, measurements and water temperature controls on your behalf.

From big-brand supermarket staples to rare and sought-after Panama Geisha coffee, K Cup really does serve up the ultimate in freshness.

Plus, it’s a uniquely convenient and efficient coffee brewing method for busy people. If you want to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee before running out the door for work, hitting the button on a K Cup coffee maker is the way to go.

On the downside, brewing a cup of coffee using a Keurig single serve coffee maker will always be more expensive. If you only drink a couple of cups of coffee each day at home, this probably won’t prove to be a big deal. If you and your household get through more than a dozen cups of coffee a day, you may find that the costs quickly add up.

But then again, it all depends on the kind of budget you’re working with.

It’s therefore a judgment call – the coffee brewing method which, like all other brewing methods, has its own unique pros and cons. Though it’s hard to deny that when it comes to speed, convenience, quality and freshness, the K Cup brewing method takes some beating.

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