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Keurig B-40 B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System

There's a phenomenon that's sweeping the world of coffee and espresso; and has been for several years now. What is it? Single cup coffee/espresso machines. Most of these machines are pod or disc powered and relatively inexpensive compared to other more traditional machines. One of the most popular is the Keurig B-40 B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System.

Keurig was the very first company to produce these single cup machines, and in fact - they hold the original patent. Their Home-Brewing Systems (as they're called) use K-cups instead of pods or capsules and are mind bogglingly popular.

Let's Discuss The Machine Itself

Keurig B-40 EliteFirst of all, this is a 1,500 watt machine. Just about the best single shot espresso machines clock in at around 1,200 and some even creep in at 1,050 so Keurig seemingly has the advantage there.

It also comes with a removable forty-eight ounce water tank, and removable drip tray; both of which makes cleaning a snap. The B40 has two brew size options and a two hour automatic shut off feature for safety. It also has a descaling indicator that tells you when it's time to descale the innards.

Using the B40 really just couldn't be easier. Just slap in your favorite coffee or espresso flavored K-cup, wait the four minutes for the machine to heat up, press the button, and wallah! Coffee or espresso in seconds. Toss out the K-cup and clean-up is done!

You no longer have to worry about the hassle or mess of grinding your own coffee beans, let alone storing them and keeping them fresh. Personally I like grinding my own beans, but I can understand how some people would find it a chore.

Besides coffee and espresso, the B40 also makes tea and hot water for soup, I understand.

But What About The K-Cups?

Don't worry, Keurig offers over 70 (yep - that's seventy) different varieties of K-cups. So there's really a flavor for just about anyone. Shoot, it might take you several years just to go through all the different flavors to find your favorite!

What Are People Saying About The B-40?

Espresso machine reviews are tricky. Usually an espresso machine might have 20-30 reviews. At Amazon alone, the B-40 has 444. Yep, that's four hundred and forty four! 286 of them are 5 out of 5 star reviews and another 70 are 4-star reviews. It has a solid total average of 4 out of 5 stars.

I'll just flat out say it; these numbers are incredible. People clearly love these machines, so you should feel very confident on that count.

What's The Final Word On The Keurig B-40?

If you're looking for a single cup coffee/espresso machine then Keurig is a superb choice. The B-40 is the base level model and costs around $123 (we have them on sale for $99 below while supplies last). You can look at the B60 for $145 or the B70 at $170 but there's really not a whole lot of difference between those machines besides an LED display.

I'll admit, I'm prejudiced against these single cup brewing systems. I'm an old school espresso machine guy who likes to grind his own beans; but I can't resist the tides of time.

People clearly love them, and the Keurig B-40 B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System is definitely a great machine to own. If you're looking for a single cup system, I highly recommend this one.