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Keurig 2.0 Carafe Brewing System Review and How to Use ANY K-Cup

Updated on October 9, 2014

Keurig 2.0 Review and How to Use ANY K-Cup

The New Keurig 2.0 with Karafe

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Keurig 2.0 Carafe Brewing System Review

Everyone loves to brew a single cup of coffee with their Keurig Brewing system, but now you can also brew a whole carafe which holds between two to five cups of coffee! This new product is perfect for families or parties!

When you need to make more than two cups of coffee, the Keurig can actually become inconvenient; when it was created for convenience. Keurig has solved this problem by creating a new brewing system that will now brew more coffee at once.

The unit is very reasonably priced, as well! You can purchase a Keurig 2.0 K500 from Walmart for just $169 and free shipping. Best Buy currently has the unit at full price $199 but you may be able to catch it on sale. Amazon has the Keurig 2.0 K550 for the cheapest price: $155. Check the current sale price by clicking any of the links below.

CLICK HERE to read another hub that I recently wrote about the nine K-Carafe flavors that are currently available on the market.

Keurig 2.0 with Karafe

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K-Carafe for Use in the New Keurig 2.0

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Three Versions of Keurig 2.0 to Choose From

  • Keurig 2.0 K350 - Holds 60 oz water - Retails for $149
  • Keurig 2.0 K450 - Holds 70 oz water - Retails for $169
  • Keurig 2.0 K550 - Holds 80 oz water - Retails for $199

The carafe, which comes with all three units, holds up to 32 ounces of coffee.

Keurig 2.0 Features

The Keurig 2.0 is the first coffee brewer model that is designed to read the lid of each K-Cup or K-Carafe. Some may be unhappy about that change, but according to Keurig this ensures that the machine makes the perfect beverage every time.

With this new Keurig 2.0, you can brew up to a 5-cup carafe with the same ease and convenience of brewing a single-serve cup. Models are available with up to an 80 ounce water reservoir, 2.8" color display, and a strength control setting for making a bolder cup of coffee.

Now, a separate setting is available for hot cocoa and other specialty beverages such as lattes and mochas. A customizable night light gives you the convenience of hot water on demand. Over 250 varieties of Keurig coffee, tea, and specialty beverages, including ice tea are available for use in this machine.

To use official Keurig K-Cups, look for the Keurig Brewed seal on the top of your K-Cup and also on the packaging. Most units arrive with the Keurig Carafe and a variety of K-Cup and K-Carafe packs to get you started. CLICK HERE to shop for K-Carafes on Amazon.

  • Gray and black housing
  • Illuminated 80 ounce water reservoir with easy-fill flip-top lid
  • XL color touch display
  • Automatically reads K-Cup pack and K-Carafe pack labels
  • Brews the perfect beverage every time with Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology

Use ANY K-Cup or Vue-Cup in Keurig 2.0!

Use ANY K-Cup or Vue-Cup in Keurig 2.0!

The new Keurig 2.0 will only work with Keurig branded K-Cups because of the sensor inside of the unit. However, a few people on youtube have found a way around this annoyance. Follow the in depth instructions in the video to the right to be able to use any K-Cup or Vue-Cup in your Keurig 2.0; not just the Keurig branded K-Cups.

According to the video to the right, you can cut out the top of the Keurig K-Cup and then tape it strategically to the inside of the Keurig 2.0 over the sensor in order to be able to use any K-Cup or Vue-Cup. Make sure that you cut around the Keurig wording which is what the sensor reads. The brew spout also must not be covered by the K-Cup top.

The newest video below is the ultimate Keurig 2.0 Hack! You can now use all the menu choices! You will only need a small magnet to use this hack. Thank you azppmd on youtube for sharing this information with us on Hubpages! ;-) Watch the video below:

The Ultimate Keurig 2.0 Hack! All menu choices unlocked!

Keurig 2.0 - Brew up to 5 Cups with the Karafe

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About the Author

Melinda Longoria, MSM writes product buying guides and reviews on Hubpages. She also operates a successful Facebook fanpage where pregnant moms connect, Maternity Clothes Online, which has over 930 followers. She is also a mommy to three of her own beautiful children. Please feel free to post your comments and questions about the Keurig 2.0 in the below comment box.

Comments Please...

Do you currently own a Keurig brewing system? Are you looking to upgrade to the Keurig 2.0 in order to be able to brew more than one cup of coffee at at time? What do you like best about the Keurig 2.0? If you already own a Keurig 2.0 can you recommend this product to our readers?


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    • Melinda Longoria profile imageAUTHOR

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      4 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Bravewarrior, nothing compares to a brewing a whole pot of coffee, in my opinion. :-) Having a Keurig and splurging on K-Cups can become an expensive habit. I like my Platinum Keurig because I use the My K-Cup with it and fill it with coffee grounds. This helps to keep the cost down. I love any folgers flavor of coffee too which are pretty reasonably priced. Have a great day & thank you for commenting today. ;-) Sincerely, Mel

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      I've never tried one of these. I brew a 12-cup pot and drink it til it's gone. It usually lasts me a week. That might sound gross to some, but it works for me.

      My sister has a K-cup brew system. That way people can brew a cup of whatever they want, which makes sense if you have more than one person in the house.

      I suppose it would make sense for me, too but I see no need to replace my coffee pot until it stops working.


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