We filled you in with the first seven things that you didn’t know about Keurig in our part one article, and we have finally returned with part two! America has fallen in love with the miracle workers over at this company for the efficiency of the coffee brewers and the quickening of the morning process. Now, it is time to find out why with the top eight things that you didn’t know about Keurig!
Number Eight: Brewing Larger Quantities
While the original Keurig system is designed for personal-sized portions of coffee, the company’s developers figured that families may also desire the use of the helpful system. They decided to release the Keurig 2.0, which comes in a variety of stylish colors and has the ability to brew anywhere from a single cup to four cups of coffee.
Number Seven: Award-Winning Technology
As we have watched America fall in love with this system, it is no news to us that the brewers created by Green Mountain are revolutionary. For their work in simplifying the morning routine of busy coffee drinkers across the globe, the system has also earned the bestowment of the 2014 Food and Beverage Innovators Award from the National Restaurant Association.
Number Six: The Creative Side
A variety of impressive Keurig recipes has been attacking social media lately. The secret? Combining K-cups! By using two cups, you can create any array of unique flavors you taste buds desire. Try mixing bold coffee with hot chocolate for a mocha, caramel latte with vanilla coffee for a caramel macchiato, or try your hand at making your own flavor creations!
Number Five: The Frappuccino Game
Feeling a little more like a Frappuccino today? No problem at all! The brewing system may produce only hot coffee, but that can be easily worked around. Just take advantage of the cold-brew options offered in K-cup form, brew them up, and throw them in a blender with some ice and cream.
Number Four: Keurig Kold
Despite popular belief, the system doesn’t specialize solely in hot beverages. The Keurig Kold line, produced in cooperation with The Coca-Cola Company, offers a selection of perfectly chilled iced teas, iced coffees, lemonades, and even carbonated sodas. What’s even more impressive, the device doesn’t require a CO2 canister for its carbonated beverages.
Number Three: The Name
The name “Keurig” has become a common term in daily household life, though many are unaware of the source or what the name really means. In fact, it is rooted in the Dutch term to describe “excellence”.
Number Two: The Masterful Technology
If you have ever thought that the coffee this system brews is more calming and delicious than the coffee from other systems, there is actually a reason for that. The masterminds at Green Mountain developed specific technology for the Keurig systems to heat to water to temperatures just shy of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is scientifically optimal to release the most flavor from the coffee grounds.
Number One: Caffeine Poisoning is a Thing
During the early days of development for the Keurig system, one of the founders experienced a traumatizing medical experience. He was rushed to the hospital for caffeine poisoning, determined from his reveal of drinking an average of 30-40 cups of coffee per day. Since this day, he has refrained from the use of the system altogether. We hope you enjoyed reading our list of the 15 things that you didn’t know about Keurig!