Friday, August 16, 2013

There’s a reason you enjoy coffee by the cup at a fancy coffee shop or café – when it’s been crafted by a professional barista it generally tastes great. The only problem is that buying coffee by the cup can get costly plus it’s not always all that convenient, especially when you want a cup first thing in the morning along with breakfast or the newspaper. With a Keurig® brand Starbucks® coffee maker that accepts K-Cups® you can enjoy barista quality coffee any time you’d like for just pennies a cup.

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Use only good water
On demand or single serve brewing systems have changed the way coffee is made at home and at work. They control all of the elements necessary to craft a consistently good cup of coffee, starting with the coffee itself. It must be fresh and the grind must be compatible with the machine; the water to coffee proportion must be exact and the water itself must be cold. For best results it is important to use top quality tap, filtered or bottled water. On demand brewing systems use pre-measured single portion coffee pods which are sealed for freshness; the water to coffee ratio is pre-set to ensure a great result.

Recommended models

Keurig® K75 Platinum Brewing System, $179.99

There are many different makes and models of single serve brewing systems but the K-Cup® compatible brewers allow you the most freedom in terms of available coffee flavors, roasts and blends in both regular and decaffeinated versions. Not all coffee pod formats work in every machine so it is important to do your research before you buy a single serve brewing system; shopping online is one easy way to compare features and benefits.

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