Keurig® K75 Platinum Brewing System Review

My favorite drinks are flavored iced coffee drinks. I love going to the coffee shop but on rainy or cold days when I don’t feel like going out and days where my coffee craving comes once the kids are in bed I rely on my Keurig to get me through the day. I’ve written about Keurig before when I received my first one from the company and also when I discovered that I could make iced drinks. Keurig recently sent me their new K75 Platinum Brewing System to review along with some samples of K-cups and a super cute travel mug.

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I immediately noticed many differences between my old brewer and this new system. The first was that the system came with a charcoal water filter. Since I use tap water and not bottled water to make my coffee I love this feature.

The other thing I noticed about the water container was the lid. It was really easy to fill because a portion of the lid flipped up so I could just pour water in to the container.

Making iced coffee was easy with this new brewer because I could change the temperature of the coffee coming out. Before the coffee would come out so hot that it would take a while to cool it off. By changing the temperature of the water I no longer have this issue. This brewer also had more cup size options than my old one (which only had three) and a removable drip tray to fit my larger cups.

I added a little milk and caramel creamer to my iced coffee and it was so delicious. Making iced coffee in my Keurig is a convenient way to save time and money on my coffee addiction.

If you prefer iced tea over iced coffee, I tried the new Snapple Tea K-Cups and loved the fruity flavors. It was also recently announced that Campbell’s soup will be sold in K-Cup form soon (disclosure: I am a Campbell’s Brand Ambassador). I can’t wait to be able to make soup with my Keurig!

(Disclosure: As stated above, I received this Keurig to review. All thoughts are my own.)

Iced Coffee At Home (Keurig/Truvia Giveaways)

I reviewed the Keurig last month and shared that, while I loved it, I wished it made cold drinks. Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by Keurig about reviewing their “brew over ice” k-cups. Yes, brew over ice which means that I can use my Keurig to make iced drinks! I made one the other day and wanted to share with you all about the yummy iced coffee drink I made.

How to make an iced vanilla coffee drink at home:

Ingredients needed: ice, water, Keurig “brew over ice” k-cup (French Vanilla flavored), Truvia sweetener, and milk

Directions:

1) Use your Keurig machine to brew coffee like normal (use the manual for step-by-step directions). Make sure to choose the 6 or 8 oz. cup choice on your brewer.

2) Put ice in a travel coffee mug (it can be in any cup but I used a travel mug because it has a lid)

3) Pour milk over ice (fill 1/4 of the way up the cup)

4) Add hot coffee

5) Add 2 packets of Truvia sweetner (I love this because it is natural and calorie free. It’s also not gritty like plain sugar.)

6) Put lid on the mug and shake. Pour into a cup of your choice and enjoy! :)

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More about Truvia:

  • It is the first, great tasting, natural, zero-calorie sweetener.
  • It is a natural sweetener is made from rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia leaf.  Stevia is a plant native to portions of northeastern Paraguay. It has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for more than 200 years.
  • It is a natural sweetener is available nationwide at grocery and retail stores
  • One packet of Truvia™ natural sweetener provides the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar.
  • More information can be found at www.truvia.com

Enter to win:

1 sample box of “Brew over Ice” k-cups for the Keurig Brewer and 1 box of Truvia sweetener

How to win:

Tell me what your favorite hot or cold drink is.

Giveaway ends on July 10, 2010 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I received samples of the “Brew over Ice” K-Cups and a box of Truvia sweetener from the companies in return for an honest review. I also received the Keurig Brewer previously which I used to make the coffee.)

Loving My New Keurig

I was given the opportunity to review a Keurig-Special Edition Brewing System in exchange for sharing my honest opinion about it with you all.

I have to tell you that I was super excited to try it out because of all the great reviews it had received. When it finally showed up on my doorstep the other day I just had to set it up and try it out right away.

Because I was busy with my two little guys, my 14 year old sister, Morgan, set it up for us. The brewer comes with step by step directions so it only took my sister about 10 minutes or so to set up.

Once the Keurig was setup we had to decide what we wanted to try first. The company generously sent me four boxes of their k-cups- two sampler coffee boxes, one box of teas, and one box of Timothy’s white hot chocolate. We both chose to try out the hot chocolate first.

Now for the review:

What I loved- I loved that the Keurig had a LCD screen that told me “ready” and “not ready”. It really made it easy to know when it was ready to use. I also loved the fact that there is no messing with coffee grounds and filters or hot chocolate powders. The Keurig uses K-cups and all you do is pop the K-Cup in and close the lid. There is nothing to open as the Keurig has an internal needle that pokes holes in the K-Cup and lets the water seep through.

What I would change- The only thing that I don’t love is that it doesn’t make cold drinks. If this Keurig made hot drinks AND cold drinks I would be head over heals in love! :)

Don’t you think this would make an awesome Mother’s Day gift? I would have shared with my mom but she already has her own :) More information about the Keurig brewing system and their other products can be found online here.

(Disclaimer: I was provided a Keurig brewer from MS&L in exchange for my honest review and opinion. Like always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.)