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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Brewer for the price., July 6, 2006
This review is from: Keurig B40 Elite Brewing System (Kitchen)
I have been using the Keurig B-40 for over 7 months now and have been very impressed with it. It heats up very quickly, and the auto shut-off feature allows you to have your machine shut down after 2 hours of inactivity. You can use the B-40 for brewing tea by buying tea in K-cups, but I simply and frugally put my tea (either loose in strainer or in a bag) in a cup and run the Keurig without a K-cup in the holder. I use the Keurig in a similar manner to add hot water to cups of soup.

As mentioned in other reviews, the 7.25 oz brewing size is fine for a single regular cup, but small for a big mug or travel mug. Furthermore, the strength of the coffee that you get with the regular K-cups is too weak for my taste. The regular K-cups are better suited to one of the other Keurig brewers (B50 or B60) where you have the option of changing your brewing volume to 5.25 oz. The caveat is that you have even less coffee. The Extra-Bold K-cups that vendors are now selling actually do brew a great cup of coffee in the 7.25 oz size and I would recommend that you order Extra-Bold versions of your coffee if you like your coffee stronger. K-cups are a fantastic convenience - easy to use and easy to dispose of. Maybe too easy - I blasted through my first box of 25 in the first week at work. They are not cheap either, at between 40 and 50 cents a cup if you search for deals. However, the Extra-Bold varieties are fairly limited in availability. An accessory that I highly recommend - the Keurig 5048 My K-Cup Reuseable Coffee Filter - allows you to fill its reusable basket up to the rim with your favorite ground coffee. If you fill it all the way it makes a very strong cup of joe - just the way I like it.

Pros:

Price

Convenience

Utility

Looks cool on your desk

Great coffee with Extra-Bold K-Cups or optional Keurig 5048 My K-Cup Reuseable Coffee Filter

Cons:

Single 7.25 oz brews coffee that is too weak with regular K-cups

Fairly limited selection of Extra-Bold K-cups

Cost per cup is pricey
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Initial post: Nov 27, 2009 8:09:54 PM PST
boston bob says:
The B40 makes two sizes, I believe around 5/6 oz. and 9.3 oz. This machine is nearly perfect.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2010 11:14:57 AM PST
I agree with your review nearly entirely... in your "con" section you mention the cost per cup... it's STILL cheaper than any gas station, starbucks, or restaurant coffee. I'm just saying. :o) I love my Keurig!
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