I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I love coffee. OK, maybe that’s not such a little secret. Especially for those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram. Every morning, I like to share a cup of coffee with you and offer a few words of encouragement to get the day started.

Keurig 2.0 Review #HelloKeurig {Living Outside the Stacks}

One of my biggest issues with sharing coffee with you all is the time it takes for it to brew. Most mornings I’m in a rush so I need my coffee fast, quick, and in a hurry. That’s where the new Keurig 2.0 comes in real handy.

Keurig 2.0 Review #HelloKeurig {Living Outside the Stacks}

The new Keurig 2.0 is a pretty piece of machinery. Here’s a list of some of the features that I absolutely adore:

  • Ability to brew a cup or a pot
  • Coffee brew strength control
  • Extra large 80 oz water reservoir
  • Customizable night~light in the water reservoir
  • Large color touch display
  • Hot water on demand

My opinion:

I absolutely adore my new Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewing System. Seriously, it’s like my new cff {coffee friend forever}. I really didn’t know how Keurig could improve upon the previous brewing systems, but they managed! I owned an earlier model of the Keurig, which got me totally hooked on the brewing system. When I took the Keurig 2.0 out of the box, I was not prepared for the size or weight. It’s a pretty substantial piece of coffee brewing machinery, so make sure you have a decent amount of space on your counter.

The Keurig 2.0 does require a bit of assembly out of the box. But, no worries, the instruction manual is easy to follow and set up goes rather quickly. For me, the fun part was choosing the display wallpaper and night light colors. It’s the little things

But there are a couple of big things, as well:

  1. because you have the option of brewing a cup or a pot, you don’t have to worry about wasting your favorite coffee flavors. And, oh em gee, the coffee brews quickly ~ whether you’re brewing a cup or a carafe.
  2. The Hubs favorite thing is the large water reservoir. With our previous Keurig, he was filling the reservoir after every couple of uses, now we can go almost a week without filling it. And that’s even after brewing a pot or two.

Keurig 2.0 Review #HelloKeurig {Living Outside the Stacks}


  • Can make a cup or a pot of coffee
  • Programmable settings with a “favorites” mode
  • Can select brew strength
  • Cup size options
  • Easy to set up/use
  • Large water reservoir
  • Hot water on~demand feature
  • Large display screen

Keurig 2.0 Review #HelloKeurig {Living Outside the Stacks}


  • You have to use the new KCups that are marked with a white band around the KCup {the brewer will tell you if it can’t use the KCup that you’ve inserted}
  • You can’t use reusable KCups, so that means you can’t enjoy your special coffee blends
  • The carafe that comes with the system is plastic {you can upgrade to the stainless steel version if you like}

Keurig 2.0 Review #HelloKeurig {Living Outside the Stacks}

Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewing System and would recommend it for my coffee loving friends. It retails for suggested price of $199.99 and is totally worth it.

Do you have a Keurig? What’s your favorite flavor?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Disclaimer: I received the Keurig 2.0 free from Influenster in exchange for a review. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.