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Keurig is known for its single serve K-cup coffee machines. But since then, it has expanded to a new type of single-serve machine that offers a new at home coffee experience. The Keurig Rivo 500 Cappuccino and Latte System is definitely worth your consideration.
The Keurig Rivo 500 is a single-serve ESPRESSO machine, and that’s mainly how it’s different than other Keurig machines, which are single-serve COFFEE machines. The Rivo 500 prepares espresso, cappuccinos and lattes with a touch of a button. It includes an automatic milk frother that prepares hot and yummy frothy milk that pours right into your shot of espresso, to make a delicious cup of gourmet coffee in a few minutes.
Can The Keurig Rivo 500 make espresso and ice coffee? It sure can! Although it’s called “Cappuccino and Latte system” it performs everything an espresso machine does, only automatically with a push of a button.
Features of the Keurig Rivo 500:
The Rivo 500 system used special pods called Lavazza Rivo Coffee Packs. There’s definitely different than Keurig’s K-Cups, so please don’t try to brew those with a Rivo machine, it won’t work.
The pods are available in four varieties: Classico, Delicato, Intenso and Decaf. All pods are espresso pods, remember the Rivo 500 is an espresso machine. The pods can be purchased from Keurig’s website, Amazon.com and other retail stores.
Common Questions about the Rivo 500 by Keurig:
Can You Make Regular Coffee With the Keurig Rivo?
Right now, the Keurig Rivo only makes espresso and espresso based drinks. Your best shot at a regular coffee would be to prepare Americano, which is a shot or two of Espresso with hot water to fill the rest of the cup. If you’re looking for a single-serve machine that prepares regular coffee, check out the new Nespresso VertuoLine , CBTL Kaldi or a K-Cups Keurig Machine.
Can the Rivo use K-Cup coffee pods?
No, it uses it’s own Rivo coffee pods made by Lavazza.
Can You Use Your Own Coffee with Keurig Rivo?
No. Unlike K-Cups, the Rivo does not have refillable coffee pods that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
Can You Make Hot Chocolate or Tea with the Rivo 500?
There are no hot chocolate or tea capsules (the CBTL Kaldi has those). You can use the automatic milk frother to prepare hot creamy milk, and then you can add chocolate syrup, shavings or powder separately.
Where Can I Buy the Keurig Rivo Cups/Packs?
They can be purchased online at Amazon.com. They’re also available at Lavazza’s online store.
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15 bars of pressure
2 espresso sizes: short (1.4 ounces) or lungo (2.8 ounces)
3 frothing modes: cappuccino, latte, cold froth
Brew under 1 minute
BPA free black plastic construction
Brews in under one minute
Fully programmable black and white touch screen
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There’s quite a difference between the two systems:
The coffee pods these two systems use are entirely different in design and brand:
You can learn more about Keurig’s Vue system here
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