We all love our Keurigs; What’s not to like? Yes, the pods can be expensive, but if you look around you can get them from 10-30 cents each quite often. Whether you’re new to the world of Keurig or looking for an upgrade, read on for our take on their latest offering.
The Keurig K65 Special Edition is the more refined sibling of the K45 model. The added carbon filter for the water is a nice step-up from previous models. Filtered water makes the coffee taste a lot better. When you see scaling on your cups/glasses it means there are minerals present in your water and you need a filter to get the optimal taste from your coffee. Most city water is chlorinated. If you get a severe chlorinated taste you might need to look into getting a filter for drinking use as well. Filters in our opinion definitely improve the coffee taste greatly.
With the K65 you have three brewing options (6 oz., 8 oz. or 10 oz cup), You can also set the temperature of the water using the rear-lit LCD . The coffee maker is effortless to use really; simply fill the 60 ounce reservoir (just under 8 cups) with water, put the K-cup in, pick the size you’d like, and push the start button. The size setting is a great feature because of the many types of cups and mugs out there. If you’re family is like mine, each person has their own mug and it’s almost always a different size. You can even brew cup after cup without cleaning. The water reservoir is extractable as is the lower drip tray for easy cleaning. The digital clock is fully programmable. You can also run the brewer with no K-cup for hot tea or hot chocolate. When you put the cup underneath put the tea bag or steeper in and run the water.
Here is a step many people forget or do not do and the first few cups brewed may not taste as you anticipate they should. At initial set up, once the Keurig is filled with water, it will take around 4-minutes for the water to get heated. During the heating period the red light next to HEATING on the display will become lit. Once the water is hot enough, the red light will turn off and the Small Mug Button will blink. Push the Small Mug Button to start a cleansing brew. Dump the hot water into the sink. The Brewer may take 15 seconds to reheat water between brews during which time the red light next to HEATING on the display may be on. When the water is hot enough, the red light will turn off. The one-time set-up is done and you’re ready to make coffee!
Features and Specs:
- Uses: regular coffee, tea, hot cocoa
- Capacity: 1 cup (6 oz., 8 oz. or 10 oz.)
- Filters: charcoal (carbon) filter
- Digital Controls: One-touch control panel
- Blue backlit LCD display
- Digital clock; programmable on/off
- Adjustable brew temperature
- Brew Time: 1 minute
- Dimensions: 14.9 x 12.2 x 14.2 inches ; 13.3 pounds
- Blue-lit 60-ounce water reservoir (removable)
- Descale indicator
- Drip Tray (removable)
- Uses patented k-cups
- Includes bonus variety 12-count K-Cup pack
- Water Filter Kit
- Quiet Brew Technology
Where to buy?
You can buy the Keurig K65 Special Edition at Amazon here and currently there is FREE shipping available.
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