Every college student stays up into the late hours of the night. Whether they are studying or partying or surfing the internet pointlessly or some other extracurricular activity, it happens continually. As a result, every college student wakes up late for class or in a rush to get to practice or in need of quick hangover relief or for some other reason, as the lay person terms it, ridiculously exhausted. There is not enough time and or drinkers for a full pot of coffee, so coffee is out of the question. That is, unless this clever college student owns a Keurig B31 Coffee Maker. This coffee maker solves every problem a student in a rush could have. It brews one cup of coffee at a time, any size from 6-12 oz, and brews that cup in less than two minutes. This is not a coffee maker for the family that drinks coffee together every morning; rather, it is for the college student in the dorm, the early riser, or the “I drink coffee at strange times” type of person. In short, if you are in need of brewing just one cup and very quickly, this coffee maker will likely perform well for you.
Recommend this product?
It is priced at around 80 dollars. This is expensive compared to a standard coffee maker: however, the premium is for the convenience, utility, and speed. Compared to the cost effectiveness of a standard coffee pot, this machine can claim to be worth it based on its specific one-cup and high-speed qualities. This is not an accurate comparison though. In the situations in which this coffee maker functions, that is when the drinker is in need of one cup in a hurry, the only other real option is a coffee or latte from a coffee shop. These run at a much higher cost than a cup from the Keurig. One cup from the Keurig costs about 50 cents, while a latte from Starbucks costs at least 3 dollars. That means the Keurig user saves $2.50 on every cup they drink.
It is not, however, the greatest coffee maker on the market. The size of cup that the coffee can be brewed into is mostly limited to mugs. The average size thermos will not fit under the structure of the coffee maker. Another con is that this maker does not have a water reservoir. Instead you fill it with the desired amount of water directly before each use. This is not the worst quality, but having used both this model and the higher end model with the reservoir, it is much more convenient to have the reservoir. For 80 dollars this is a good buy; I have thoroughly enjoyed using mine. However, if 40 extra dollars were available, it would be worth it to purchase a higher end Keurig. For the college student on a budget, though, this coffee maker is a convenient morning companion.
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