You know which type of people purchase Keurig coffee makers the most? The ones who don’t want any kind of compromise in quality or consistency.
In other words, people who need an easy way to get the quality-rich coffee and the power of versatility.
Even when you got no prior experience with coffee machines, using a Keurig machine will be a piece of cake. Still, there are a few things you can do to enhance the results you’d get from the machine.
In this article, we have listed down some effective ways to get the best out of your Keurig coffee maker.
It’s a pretty brief guide and we’ve covered only the best ways we found useful.
#1 On Getting Strong Coffee
We know that some of Keurig coffee makers come with a feature named Strength Control. It means that you can decide the actual strength of your coffee before you start brewing.
On the other hand, if you have a basic line of Keurig machines, there is another way out.
The idea is to choose the lowest amount of brewing size. That is, if you are someone who likes 8oz of coffee, choose 4oz instead. Now, you can brew two cups using two different K-Cup pods. The idea is that the coffee will get stronger than you expect.
#2 Use My K-Cup for Saving Money
Let’s accept it: K-Cup pods are pretty expensive, though they offer some of the best tastes in the market. So, you might be looking for a way to save some money while using the Keurig machine.
This solution is subject to the total compatibility of your machine with My K-Cup, which is a reusable coffee filter pod for Keurig machines.
It means that you can easily refill your favorite ground coffee before every brewing. Because you are adding the maximum amount permitted by the cup, there is no change in taste, either.
#3 On Getting Hotter Cups of Coffee
You might need this tip if your Keurig machine does not come with temperature control. Normally, a Keurig prepares the coffee at a mediocre temperature, which is not too hot or cold.
But, if you are like me, I like to have a hotter cup of coffee and sip slowly from it.
Although the coffee maker may not have options to control temperature, there is an option for normal hot water.
So, before you brew an actual coffee cup, you can run it for normal hot water, at which point the machine will get warmed up and hotter. Thus, you get a hotter cup.
#4 On Cleaning Your Keurig Machine
Here, you have two options — official and unofficial. The official option wants you purchasing something called Keurig Descaling Solution, which will cost you some money.
You will have to dismantle the machine, use the descaling solution and get things done. On the other hand,
if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, there is an unofficial way-out. You certainly have some vinegar at your household and you can use vinegar instead of the descaling solution. Sounds awesome?
#5 DIY — for Everything
Every Keurig coffee maker has some features that will change the way you get your beverages ready.
You’d be someone who likes to have tea instead of coffee, for instance. In that case, you can go a different way: as opposed to purchasing a K-Cup for tea, you can use the hot water function of the Keurig machine and add the tea leaves later.
This will not only help you save a lot of money but also keep the machine exclusive for a good cup of joe.
Got any other tips that can improve the way you make coffees from Keurig machines? Don’t forget to let us know through your comments.