The Best Time to Drink Coffee (and What Kind)

By | September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Single-serve coffee machines have introduced an influx of flavours and blends. With so many to choose from, picking a favourite can be challenging. Similarly, limiting your intake can be a struggle when coffee takes mere minutes to brew. So let’s consider which coffees you should drink and when. In the Morning First thing in the morning, [...]

How to Keep Your K-Cup Machine from Losing Power

By | September 15th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Like most other appliances, your K-cup machine needs electricity to operate. Yet power cords can break if pinched or surged, leaving you without your own source of energy. For expensive appliances, replacing a broken cord makes financial sense. However, for a K-cup machine, which runs $100 to $200 per unit, buying another power cord isn’t [...]

How to Make Hotel K-Cups Cleaner and Better Tasting

By | September 8th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Hotel rooms typically come equipped with a coffee machine, two to four mugs and a packet of coffee grind. Some even offer more modern appliances like K-cup brewers and a collection of pods. Those that have switched to single-serve machines have done so out of convenience: guests can make a great tasting cup of coffee [...]

Creative Applications for Used K-Cups and Coffee Pods

By | August 31st, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Although K-cups reduce coffee waste, the pods themselves are not recyclable unless separated. In offices and coffee-loving households, this translates into a considerable amount of plastic waste. Thankfully, a few bright minds have found uses for those old pods! […]

What to Look for in a Coffee Machine Descaler

By | August 24th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Any appliance using hard water grows mineral deposits over time. For coffee machines, build up can taint the taste of your brew or clog the machine entirely. For this reason, you should use a descaling agent every few weeks to clean the tubs, pumps and chambers. […]

Why Vinegar Is Not the Best Descaler

By | August 17th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Calcification is the leading cause of single-serve coffee machine under-performance. When using hard water in the reservoir, mineral buildup is inevitable. If untreated, this buildup can cause blockages and reduce pump pressure. For this reason, the manufacturer will always ask you to descale your machine before inquiring about the warranty. […]

Efficient Ways to Store Your K-Cups

By | August 10th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

One complaint many K-cup lovers express is that pods take up space. Although pods can pile up quickly, there are ways to convert your K-cup collection into a stylish component of your kitchen! To help you envision how, we’ve organized typical K-cup storage systems into four categories. […]

How to Pick a K-Cup Brewer for Your Kitchen

By | August 3rd, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Keurig no longer manufactures the only K-cup compatible machines. Enter any supermarket and you’ll find half a dozen brands that make single-serve brewers. As a consumer, choosing the best product can be a pain—especially with many close in price. To aid in your decision, we’ve highlighted standout features worth weighing. […]

Here’s How Your K-Cup Machine Brews Coffee

By | July 27th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

Although innovative, the K-cup machine is a primitive appliance. It simply combines aspects of a traditional drip machine with that of an espresso maker. The high pressures produced percolate coffee quicker than usual and in smaller quantities. Most machines can brew a regular-sized coffee in two minutes or less, requiring only fresh water and a [...]

What Your Coffee Preferences Say about Your Personality

By | July 20th, 2016|Keurig Improvements|

With more than 400 varieties available for K-cup, we can get specific with what coffee we enjoy most. Interestingly, research suggests that our coffee choices actually say something about our personalities. This includes its roast as well as how we take it (i.e. cream, milk or sugar). So think of your favourite blend, then see if [...]