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Keurig B60 Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System

One of the most dynamic and popular new things in the world of coffee and espresso is the creation of pod or capsule powered single cup home brewing system, and the Keurig B60 Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System is one of the most popular runaway favorites. Is it right for you? Let's find out...

Pods, cups, capsules, there are a seemingly endless variety of alternatives to coffee beans these days. So much so that it can be a little overwhelming to keep them all straight. Let me cut through all the hype. If you're looking for one of these single cup machines, then Keurig should be your first choice and the B-60 is probably the exact model you want.

Let's Look At The Machine Itself

Keurig B60 Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing SystemThis is a 1,500 watt beast that will brew up a single cup of gourmet coffee or espresso, tea, hot chocolate, and maybe even soup!

It has a forty-eight ounce removable water tank which is really huge, meaning you won't have to go through the hassle of refilling it often. Just to give you a reference, many thousand dollar+ super automatic espresso machines come with only a 32 ounce tank.

The B60 uses Keurig's patented K-cup instead of pods or capsules. Guess what the "K" stands for! It has three brewing size options depending on how large a cup you'd like.

The machine itself also has a two hour auto shut off feature which is nice for obvious safety reasons, and an indicator that tells you when you need to descale.

How Easy Are These Machines To Use...Really

They really couldn't be easier. The only catch is that you have to turn on the machine and let it prime for about four minutes before use. No big deal. Then you just slap in your K-cup and press a button. When it's done brewing, just toss out the used K-cup (cleanup couldn't be easier!).

What Makes It Different Than The Cheaper B40?

Unlike the B-40, this machine has a very nice digital readout with a back lit LCD display. It also has a digital clock that's fully programmable. You can also adjust the temperature.

You'll also notice some silver accents, which make this model stand out a little more visually from the cheaper B-40.

Are those the only differences? Yeah, pretty much. As far as I can tell at least. The B-40 costs around a hundred bucks and this B-60 costs around $145; you're pretty much just paying extra for the fancy digital display and programing features. But generally, I'd say that its money well spent. This machine just looks a little nicer, and that's worth paying a few extra bucks for.

What Are Other People Saying About It?

Here's where things get really fun. At Amazon, the B-60 has 945 reviews. Yep, you read that right! 578 of them are 5-star and another 146 are 4-star. That's a solid 4 out of 5 average. (there are also 57 3-star, 61 2-star, and 103 1-star).

I really need to impress upon you how outstanding those numbers are. A regular espresso or coffee machine might have 30 reviews, or 100 if it's really popular. Some of those other fad-like pod machines out there might have 100 to 150 reviews. To have over 900 reviews and have most of them be 4 or 5 stars is utterly amazing.

What's The Final Word?

I love my espresso machine and I'll never stop using it; but I can see why people are drawn to these single cup machines. If you're looking at the different single cup options on the market today, you almost have to completely ignore all the other brands and focus completely on Keurig simply because of their sheer popularity.

So that means a choice between the B-40 ($100ish), this B-60 ($145ish), or the B-70 ($170ish). We have reviews for all of them (see links below), but for my money the B-60 is the logical choice. You can't go wrong with it.

The Keurig B60 Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System is the perfect balance between ease of use and style. If you're looking for a single cup brewing system that runs on pods or capsules or cups or some other such alternative coffee device, then this is clearly the machine for you.