Everyone loves the Keurig coffee makers because they make it so easy to brew a single cup of coffee.
But what about coffee-lovers who want to brew a full pot, but they want to use a Keurig?
Well, thanks to the Keurig 2.0 models, anyone can brew a full pot of delicious coffee, and still be able to use the handy K-cup pods.
In this article we dive into a Keurig 2.0 K250 review. The K250 has a 40-ounce reservoir that lets you brew over four cups before you need to refill it. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to check out our review.
Keurig 2.0 K250 Overview
The Keurig 2.0 K250 comes with everything you need to start making great coffee as soon as you take all of the stuff out of the box and set it up.
This coffee maker works with a variety of K-cup pod brew sizes, from four to 10 ounce, and brews a full carafe up to 30 ounces using K-Carafe pods.
So, you can brew a cup just for yourself, or make a pot of delicious coffee for the whole family. There is a strength control setting, so you can brew your coffee just as strong as you like it, no matter what K-cup pod brew size you are using.
The removable water reservoir is easy to refill, and holds up to 40 ounces of water. This means that you can brew four cups of coffee, or more depending on the size of your cups. If you are simply brewing a cup of coffee, the black and white touch screen makes brewing a tasty cup of coffee in less than a minute super easy.
If you want to make a cup of tea, you can run the brewer without a pod. Simply select the brew size, and put your cup in. If there are any drips, there is a removable drip tray that makes cleanup easy.
This coffee maker is part of the Keurig Plus series, because it brews a full carafe as well as single cups of coffee. Others in this series include the K425, K475, K525, and K575, which let you brew a cup, mug, or carafe at the touch of a button. You can adjust the size of your drink without having to make any adjustments yourself.
Simply let the machine do the work. It will identify the type of K-cup pod you have inserted, and brew the right size drink according to the pod. But, if you want a bit more or less, you do have the option to adjust the size yourself.
Who is the Keurig 2.0 K250 for?
This is a coffee maker that is ideal for anyone
who loves a great tasting cup of coffee.
It is for the single person who wants to make a cup for themselves. It is for couples who want to make enough coffee for two.
It is for families who need to brew four or more cups of coffee at a time. It is for anyone who wants to have a delicious cup of coffee in less than two minutes. Basically, the Keurig 2.0 K250 is for coffee lovers, period. You can brew the perfect cup of coffee every time, or brew a full carafe. The coffee pods are made for single cups or carafes, and the machine will know which size to brew based on the pod that you put in.
A lot of people think that they can’t afford the machine itself, or the K-cup pods. Actually, when you think of how much you spend on coffee at your local coffee shop every day, in the long run, you are going to be saving a lot of money, and getting better coffee. So, this is also a coffee maker for anyone who wants to enjoy their daily coffee and save money.
What’s Included with the Keurig 2.0 K250?
When you receive your Keurig 2.0 K250, you will have loads of fun digging everything out of the box. In addition to the coffee maker itself, you will also receive four K-cup pods, a water filter handle, and two water filters.
You will also receive a bottle of Keurig descaling solution. It is important to use this solution regularly in order to keep your brewer clean and always have the most delicious coffee. The black carafe is not included, so you will have to purchase this piece separately.
Not only will keeping the brewer clean give you better tasting coffee, it is also going to help to extend the life of the machine. It is rather expensive, so you really should take steps to keep it around as long as possible so you really get your money’s worth. If you would like to see everything that comes with this Keurig brewer, check out the following YouTube video:
Keurig 2.0 K250 Features
One of the greatest things about the Keurig Plus coffee makers is that you aren’t limited to brewing a single cup of coffee; you can actually brew a full carafe, up to 30 ounces of coffee at a time, using specially designed Keurig pods.
The K-Carafe pods contain up to 26 grams of your favorite coffee flavors, and will brew about four cups of coffee into the Keurig Carafe, which will hold over 30 ounces. Some of the best features of the Keurig 2.0 K250 include:
The easy to use touch screen has a strength control setting that lets you customize the strength of your brew, and the machine figures out exactly what size to brew. The black and white touch screen makes it easy to brew a full pot or a cup of delicious hot coffee, in just a couple of minutes, and you don’t need to have a master’s degrees in electrical engineering to figure out how to use it.
Lots of Flavors
Keurig coffee pods come in just about every coffee flavor imaginable. You can even get specialty drinks, including delicious hot chocolate and tea. Enjoy coffee from your favorite brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Starbucks, and Lipton.
No matter what type of hot beverage you are in the mood for, you can easily make it with the Keurig 2.0 K250, and you can brew a single cup or a pot for the whole family.
Match Your Décor
This coffee brewer is available in a variety of colors, so you can get one to match any type of kitchen décor. You can get the Keurig 2.0 K250 in Black, White, Turquoise, Orange Zest, Sandy Pearl, Strawberry, Peacock Blue, and Violet (more designer colors will be available soon). It is small enough to place on a counter top, measuring 13.5 inches high by 11 inches wide by 13 inches deep, so it won’t be in the way when not in use.
Brew Your Own Coffee
Earlier Keurig brewers could only be used with the K-cup pods, or other compatible pods. The brewers in this series take it a step further, so you can even brew your own favorite ground coffee. All you need to do is use the K-cup Reusable Coffee Filter, which comes with the Keurig 2.0 K250 or the K250 Plus, which are actually both the same machine, so don’t let the different names confuse you.
This brewer comes with a removable drip tray. So, if you happen to remove the cup before the coffee has finished brewing, and make a bit of a mess, it is going to be easy to clean it up. The drip tray comes out easily, and it is just as easy to clean. It can even be cleaned in the dishwasher, although it isn’t really necessary since it should need no more than a quick rinse most of the time, as long as you clean it as soon as messes are made.
The Keurig 2.0 K250 comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty that protects you against any manufacturing defects in the machine. If you have any issues with your new Keurig coffee brewer, simply contact customer service to arrange a refund or a replacement. There will be no hassles, and you will not have to worry about paying a lot of money for a machine that isn’t going to work. Keurig backs its products.
While we are generally pleased with this brewer, there are a few things that we aren’t overly crazy about. For instance, the 2.0 machines are only compatible with the 2.0 K-cups, so you can’t use any generic brands.
But, you can use the reusable filter to brew your own coffee. There is also no auto shutoff feature, so you will have to remember to turn it off before you leave the house. Another feature that is missing, which we would like to see, is a temperature setting.
How to Use the Keurig 2.0 K250
There isn’t a whole lot of difference between using a single Keurig brewer and one from the 2.0 series. Obviously, you will have to make a few changes if you are brewing a full carafe, but the machine senses the size of the pods, so you don’t have to fuss with any settings, unless you want to make a specific amount of coffee in your preferred strength.
You can see how this coffee maker works in this YouTube video:
If you like the idea of being able to brew a full carafe of coffee, but you want a brewer that will give you more options as to the types of drinks you can make, you may be interested in learning about the Keurig 2.0 K350.
This is the next in line in the Plus series. Like the K250, it has settings for hot chocolate and tea. But, there is more. You can also brew delicious hot cocoa, lattes, chai, and other hot beverages.
Wait, there is still more. With this brewer, you can even make cold beverages, including delicious iced coffees and iced tea.
This brewer comes with a Keurig Carafe, as well as K-cup and K-Carafe pods. There are also many optional accessories you can get for it, including the Keurig 2.0 Carousel, the Keurig 2.0 Storage Drawer, the Keurig 2.0 water filter starter kit, and a thermal carafe. Like the K250, you can brew a single cup or 4 cups of coffee in a carafe (or choose the size you want from four different cup sizes). There is a pre-programmed cup size of 8 ounces to get you started.
Control the strength of your brew, so you can make it as strong or as weak as you like, using the strength control setting. You can use the reusable K-cup or the My K-Cup. The only downside is that you can only use Keurig K-cups, because the machine will only read the Keurig logo.
If you love your Keurig brewer, and you would love to be able to share your favorite brews with friends and family, you need to have a brewer that is going to let you make more than one cup of coffee at a time. You need something from the 2.0 series, and the Keurig 2.0 K250 is an excellent option to begin with.
It lets you brew hundreds of different coffee flavors, as well as tea and hot chocolate, and you can brew it in a carafe that holds up to four or five cups of coffee, depending on the size of your cups. It may be a bit on the expensive side, but when you don’t have to buy coffee from a shop daily, it is going to pay for itself in no time at all.