Keurig B60 Single Serve Coffee Maker Review
The Keurig B60 is designed to make single serving hot beverages using the Keurig K-cup system. The B-60 makes it easy to brew single cups of coffee, tea and hot chocolate with no muss and no fuss. The 48 ounce reservoir makes up to 8 cups of coffee without refilling, and is removable for easy filling and cleaning. The B-60 offers a couple of features that aren’t available on the lower cost B20 and B40, including the choice of three cup sizes for your coffee – the 9.25 serving size is ideal for travel mugs – and an adjustable temperature setting that lets you set the water temperature from 187 degrees to 192 degrees in one degree increments. In addition, you have full control over brewing time so that you can have your coffee just the way you like it.
The Keurig B60 also features a removable drip tray for easy cleaning, and a programmable blue backlit LCD display with digital clock and an on/off timer to set the Keurig to brew on your schedule. The machine is stylish and sleek, with a black body, steel drip tray and chrome face plate and handle. The sleek design will fit right in to any contemporary or modern style kitchen – but don’t let that deter you from getting one if your kitchen is more homespun or traditional.
Using the Keurig B60 couldn’t be simpler. You simply fill the coffee reservoir, reattach it to the body and turn the machine on. When the blue display reads “Ready to Brew”, you lift the chrome handle, drop a Keurig K-cup in and close the lid. In just about one minute, you’ll have a fresh, steaming cup of hot coffee, ready to drink.
Product: Keurig B-60 Single Serve Coffee Maker
Type: 1500 watt brewing system for hot beverages
Size: 13 1/4″ by 10″ by 13″
Weight: 16 lbs
Programmable backlit display, removable drip tray, removable 48 ounce water reservoir; Three cup sizes for brewing; Customizable temperature settings
Uses: K-cups and My K-cup reusable coffee filter
Includes: 18 pack variety K-cups; My K-cup coffee filter
The Keurig B-60 has a lot to recommend it. The temperature control allows you to set the coffee brewing temperature to your desired setting – which can make a surprising difference in the flavor of the coffee. The three brew sizes allow you to make anywhere from a teacup size serving to a travel mug full of coffee. Since the amount of water affects the strength of the brew, you’ll find that the flavor varies with the size, but other than that, you can expect a consistently good cup of coffee from the Keurig B-60.
One of the biggest pros for the Keurig B-60 is the wide variety of K-cups available to use with it. Keurig features well over 100 varieties of coffee, tea and hot chocolate for use with their coffee brewing system including such stellar names as Starbucks, Green Mountain Roasters, Timothy’s and Gloria Jean. Even better, the My K-cup reusable coffee filter can be used with your favorite brand of coffee so you’re not confined to the K-cup choices.
One of the nicer small pros for the Keurig B60 is the height of the brew platform. There’s enough clearance under the brew spout to fit most travel cups, which is a nice plus. Other single cup machines with lower clearance require that you brew your coffee into a regular mug and then pour it into your travel mug.
And finally, the Keurig B60 is the ultimate in convenience. There’s very little cleanup – no pot, no carafe, no coffee filter, unless you opt for the My K-cup which rinses clean easily. The machine itself will tell you when it needs to be descaled – and descaling is as simple as running a brew cycle with vinegar to remove an limescale or calcification from the machine’s innards.
Problems with Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
The coffee may be a little weak for those who prefer espresso or dark roast coffees. The solution? Keurig’s Dark Magic from Green Mountain Roasters or another dark roast coffee makes a strong, rich cup of coffee.
The Final Verdict:
The Keurig B-60 is an ideal coffee maker for a family that likes its coffee one cup at a time. The wide variety of K-cups available means that everyone in the family can have the hot beverage that they like best in as little as a minute.