Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review of Keurig Vue Brewer

Originally submitted 4/27/2012

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a HouseParty host for the Keurig Vue. A few weeks ago I received the Vue brewer and the Party Pack.

Not having been a Keurig brewer owner previously, I wasn't sure what to expect. I've used other Keurig brewers in the past and liked the idea and taste of the individually brewed beverages but the Keurig Vue has exciting new features and a touchscreen display! The Vue brewer retails for $249.

  • Choose your cup size- you can buy Vue cups for regular sized (8-12oz.) or travel sized mugs (up to 18 oz.).
  • Choose beverage temperature
  • Choose brew strength
  • Choose beverage type- coffee, cafe drinks (cappuccinos with froth, chai latte, etc), iced beverages, tea and hot chocolate.

I love all of these choices and so do my friends and family. Let's face it, not everyone loves flavored coffee and no longer do you have to commit to a full pot! My friends & family members all like different beverages and are happy they have so many choices on beverage, brew strength, size and temperature. The coffee is high quality and so far my favorites are Green Mountain Breakfast Blend and Barista Prima Cappucino.

The Vue is brand new to market. I expect there will be new varieties of Vue cups offered soon. The price of the Vue cups varies, but I think around $10 -$13 per box of Vue cups is average. There are different quantities of Vue cups per pack depending on the beverage pack you're buying.

The brewer itself is really easy to use. One you fill the water tank and it has preheated, you follow the steps on the touchscreen to brew your selected beverage. This is where you can choose brew strength, size, and temperature. If your travel mug doesn't fit, you simply pull out the base and your mug fits.

I don't really have any complaints about the Keurig Vue. Some people have reported that the brewer is loud, when it preheats the water it sounds like an electric tea kettle but I think the noise level is fine. I was impressed that the brewer doesn't make a mess when using shorter mugs, thankfully there's not a lot of splashing or dripping, just be sure to have a big enough mug for the size you select to avoid overflows! The water tank can easily be filled a few different ways so you don't have to take the whole tank off if you don't want to.

If you register the brewer on you get a promo code to receive 2 free boxes of Vue cups with purchase of 2. I've used this as wells the Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupons to get better deals on the Vue cups. I also think they will soon make a refillable Vue filter soon so you can use regular ground coffee, not just the Vue cups.

I give the Keurig Vue 5 stars out of 5! I love it!

If you haven't already please check out HouseParty and! Happy Brewing!

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