When Keurig came out with their 2.0 technology in December 2014, the first thing people thought were along the lines of how Keurig could make a better machine than they already had. Sure, it was met with some resistance, but that is the same with everything. People do not like change. However, there’s more to Keurig 2.0 machines than meet the eye.
One of the features of Keurig 2.0 is the ability to brew carafes of coffee instead of just a single serving. It shined in other areas too, like the touch screen. Natively, Keurig is known for their innovative single-serve coffee machine. Likewise, when you tear open the packaging from a Keurig 2.0 machine, it comes with everything you need to brew a single serving of coffee—coffee samples included.
Keurig 2.0 brings the together the familiarity of traditional coffee makers and the convenience of Keurig’s single-serve technology.
The Keurig Carafe has the thermal technology to keep hot coffee hot without any burnt taste. A Keurig Carafe can hold 4 cups of coffee per pod. Naturally, the pods are a little larger and cost a bit more, but they do save money over each and every individual serving of coffee.
Everywhere you look, we see single serving K-Cups. K-Carafe cups are not so readily available. What flavors do they come in, and where can you get them? If you’ve ever wondered where to buy K-Carafe packs, then keep reading.
This is an excellent starter pack if you want to test the waters before diving right in and buying an entire box of any particular flavor. They offer 20 K-Carafe cups—two each of ten different flavors. If you like one, buy a box. You are doing yourself a service by purchasing a sampler box like this because if you do not like one, you’ll know what not to buy. You get two K-Carafe cups each of the following ten flavors:f
- Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend
- Folgers Classic Roast
- Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend Decaf
- Green Mountain Coffee French Roast
- Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla
- Tully’s Coffee Hawaiian Blend
- The Original Donut Shop Coffee – Regular
- Newman’s Own – Newman’s Special Blend
- Eight O’clock – The Original
- Folgers Gourmet Selections – Lively Colombian
Carafes are a new area for Keurig. The worst that can happen is you might not like a flavor. However, the variety is large enough that you are almost guaranteed to find something you like.This is a lighter roast coffee. To understand this, I need to explain the roasting process—the old fashioned way. However they roast coffee in today’s day and age is irrelevant. In the old fashioned way, after you harvested coffee beans, you put them in a dry roaster and cooked them over a fire. That is it. That is how they roasted stuff—meat, vegetables, and coffee beans. The entire roasting process takes several hours, and the longer you roasted the bean, the darker it became, and the stronger and more acidic coffee it produced. Lightly roasted means they only did this for a short amount of time—less acid and easier on your system. That is the idea behind this breakfast blend—something that is easier on your system while still proving that morning oomph! Do you remember way back when your parents took you to a coffee and donut shop? How the air was filled with an aroma mixture of hot coffee and fresh donuts? It kind of hits you right there in the childhood. That is what The Original Donut Shop Coffee is bringing back. It is a light-medium blend of roasted coffee beans that brings back the nostalgia of yesteryear. There’s no better start to your day than to wake up being reminded of good times—when grabbing a fountain drink constituted a date on a lazy summer afternoon in late August. Wake up to that old donut shop aroma and just for a second, you might find yourself getting off your bicycle with a 10¢ comic in one hand and a donut in the other. Wake up with the breeze of palm trees blowing through your window with this perfect blend of Kosher Certified coffee beans. If you do not think about the cost of living in Hawaii and think about what makes Hawaii unique, you’ll find hidden beaches, treasures, and sunsets like you would not believe. This blend is mildly sweet, yet full-bodied. Try it black before you add creamer or other additives. For many, this coffee is the perfect blend and hits the spot. Just make sure you tell the delivery guy, “Mahalo!!” (Thank You) as he delivers your package.
Folgers Classic Roast
Folgers was making coffee long before Keurig came out with their first machine in 1998. They made famous the line “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!” That did not go away just because Keurig reengineered how we brew coffee. This is the classic, medium-roast, full-bodied, Kosher Certified coffee that you’ve been drinking for years. Combine the familiarity of Folgers with the technology of Keurig and make your coffee the best part of waking up, morning after morning.
Where to Buy K-Carafe Packs
You can go down to your grocery store and probably find every single one of these brands. Do you know what you will not find? You will not find variety packs—these are taken out of their original packaging and hand-picked to bring you a broad sampling so you can stick your toe in the water. Each one of these has been hand-picked and blended to perfection—these are big names in coffee, and they will not sully their name with poorly blended sub par coffee.
How about return policies? While I can reasonably return food to my grocery store, even they do not have a return policy quite like Amazon.
What about customer service? Amazon customer service sets the standard that other companies strive for.
I can tell you one thing my grocery store will not do—deliver to my door. There’s something to be said about consistency, and Amazon has it.
While your grocer limits you to what they have in stock, Amazon is always in stock. If you are anything like me, you thrive on routine. You want to know what to expect and when to expect it. It helps you to prepare for any situation.