Most of the Gear Diary team and many of my friends know that I love my Keurig machine. Brewing many different hot drinks from coffee to cocoa, my Keurig is my morning friend, and I’ve even been known to fire it up in the evening? However, there’s one thing that my Keurig can’t do — milky drinks like latte’s and cappuccinos.
Well, Keurig has done it again and brought out a new brewing system called the Keurig Vue.
The new Vue system has many abilities my current system doesn’t have, like being able to brew a Latte. But with new abilities come new problems; the new Vue system is incompatible with the current K-cup system. However, the new system does some things to help with the waste of the old K-cup system. The Vue cups (maybe they should call them V-cups?) are easily recyclable, which makes it a much more environmentally friendly system than the K-Cup.
The new system also provides control that the old Keurig system doesn’t have. They promise the ability to brew bigger cups, brew stronger cups and hotter cups as well by letting you tweak the temperature of the water and the strength with a nice color LCD display.
Will I be purchasing this new system? Possibly. I really like my Keurig, but I do like some of the ideas of the new system. While I like the new stuff, I dislike that they invented yet another single serve coffee system. I will buy a new system if it’s actually better or if I have no alternative, like if Keurig were to decide to get rid of K-cups altogether. That would be the best option for me, since I am still the only one who drinks coffee in my house, and brewing a whole pot is a waste. [It sounds like Joel just talked himself into getting one, doesn’t it? – Judie]
This new system should be shipping soon at a pricey $249.