Should You Buy a Keurig or Keurig 2.0 Brewer? Here’s What You Need To Know

We’ve recently reviewed the new Keurig 2.0 single serve brewers, talked about their features and how each model compares to the other. Now the big question is, should you buy the Keurig 2.0 system just because it’s the newer version or should you stick to the old Keurig system?

What Is The Difference Between Keurig and Keurig 2.0?

Keurig K550 2.0 Brewer

To help you with your answer, let’s list the differences between the old and new version of Keurig:

  • Both are single-serve coffee makers that use K-Cup coffee pods available many different coffee brands.
  • Both can brew different cup sizes, but the Keurig 2.0 is also available to brew a full 4-cup carafe, which is a new feature.
  • The Keurig 2.0 has a more advanced brewing method that automatically adjusts the machine’s settings to match the coffee pod.
  • The Keurig 2.0 also has a touch screen control, colored orĀ  black/white depending on the model, that is easier to use. This is available on the Keurig Vue system, and a few other commercial Keurig brewers.

But here’s what the Keurig 2.0 DOES NOT have:

  • You cannot use re-fillable K-Cups like you could with the older Keurig system. (looks like it is now possible! Scroll to the middle of this page to find out)
  • Also, not all K-Cups are compatible with the new Keurig 2.0 system.

You can learn more about this issue in this post:

Who Should Buy the Keurig 2.0:

If you’re new to the world of Keurig, I can say you’re pretty safe to buy the new Keurig 2.0 system. Since you don’t have any existing K-Cups laying around, you won’t be as mad about not being able to use them anymore as existing Keurig users. If you’re looking to upgrade the current Keurig system you have, have a big stash of K-Cups that you still want to use, then you’re better off upgrading to one of the older system Keurig machines, which should allow you to use your current K-Cups without any issues.

Is There a Way to Use any K-Cup with the New Keurig 2.0?

Apparently, some people have figured out a solution to use any K-Cup with the new 2.0 Keurigs. Have a look at this video:

To be honest, I do not recommend you follow this method even if it works 100% and here’s why: The idea of a Keurig machine, or any single-serve coffee machine for that matter, is convenience. You want to pop in a pod, hit a button and get your coffee. With this hack, you’ll be spending a few minutes doing a little crafts project to get the old K-Cup to work with the new machine, which will get tiring over time. If you insist on using the older K-cups, then simply do not upgrade to the Keurig 2.0. You can still get a great Keurig machine from the previous line that you can use with all ease and convenience to get the truly convenience push-button experience. Also, you can buy a refillable K-Cup for your Keurig 2.0, which is finally available from Keurig as well as other brands.

Here are some previous Keurig models you can consider: