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One of the biggest changes that the Keurig 2.0 introduced is the ability to brew a full carafe of coffee. All Keurig 2.0 brewers now include a carafe of 32 ounce capacity, which is about 4 cups.
With this Carafe introduction came the question, how’s the coffee quality? It is just a regular K-Cup that brews longer (which would result in watered down coffee)? Does it brew strong coffee? How does it work?
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Keurig 2.0 Carafe works exclusively with Keurig 2.0 brewers. It is made from double-wall plastic construction, with a thermal model available as a separate purchase. The carafe holds up to 4 cups of coffee, 32 ounce to be precise.
Brewing a carafe using a Keurig 2.0 brewer works the same way as brewing a cup. Place the carafe in place, it will automatically lock into the machine. It also brews through the lid for easy and convenient brewing process. When it’s done, you’ll take out the carafe and enjoy the coffee. Using the brewer’s control panel, you’ll be able to customize your coffee strength.
The quality of coffee for the carafe is a good as the brand you buy. Along with the Carafe, Keurig introduced K-Carafe, these are coffee pods that are especially made for carafe brewing. So in order to brew a carafe, you will NOT be using a regular K-Cup, you’ll be brewing a K-Carafe pod, which is larger and has larger amount of coffee, enough to brew 4 cups.
There are a lot of brands that sell K-Carafe pods, including Donut Shop, Folgers, Green Mountain, Tully’s and more. And if your favorite brand doesn’t offer a K-Carafe, you can use a refillable K-Carafe pod that you can fill with your favorite brand of ground coffee.
There are a number of brands for refillable K-carafe, so you should always follow the directions provided on the package.
Generally though, most refillable pods work the same way:
The carafe included with the Keurig 2.0 brewer is a double-wall plastic carafe. It does NOT keep your coffee hot for too long. However, Keurig does make a thermal carafe that you can purchase separately as a replacement.
This sampler pack includes 20 K-Carafe pods from different brands and different blends so you can try and pick your favorite. Click here to learn more about it and buy it.
a Keurig 2.0 Brewer is the only Keurig that can brew both single cup servings as well a full carafe. The machine is available in a number of models that vary in sizes, so you can choose the right one for your needs.
Keurig K55 is an excellent choice for single cup brewing with a large 48 oz reservoir. Perfect for brewing many cups without the need to refill.
Keurig K15 is perfect for a single user who needs something compact. It has no water reservoir, instead you add a fresh cup of water for every brew. It's very small in size in comparison to other Keurigs.
KitchenAid Personal Coffee Maker
This personal coffee maker by KitchenAid is compact in size and brews directly into your mug or travel mug. Use it with your favorite coffee ground and never worry about coffee pods.
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker
This convenient coffee maker by Hamilton Beach allows you to brew a single cup in different sizes using your favorite coffee ground. It can also adjust the coffee brew from regular to bold. This, in addition to many great features.
Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar gives you the best of all words. It is a single-serve (using coffee ground), it is also able to make a full carafe and specialty coffee drinks.
Keurig K55 Coffee Maker
The Keurig K55 allows you to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup pod, which is available from so many brands like Green Mountain, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and many more. It also has a refillable pod that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
Keurig 2.0, like the K55, brews K-Cups from many different brands, which doesn't limit your options. The 2.0 model allows you to additionally brew a full carafe along side many different cup sizes.
The Nespresso CitiZ&Milk allows you to brew espresso, and thanks to its built-in frother, you can easily heat and froth milk for drinks like Cappuccino and Latte.
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
The Lattissima Pro takes it up to another level with its fully automated drink preparation. Using the LCD touch screen, choose the drink you want to brew and the Lattissima will do everything else.
Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine Machine
The Evoluo is part of Nespresso's VertuoLine brewers which allow you to brew a full cup of coffee in addition to espresso and espresso-based drinks. So, if you enjoy your cup of coffee as well as a frothy cup of Cappuccino or Latte, this would be a nice option for you.