Keurig B40 Single-Cup Brewer

The Keurig B40 was the first K-Cup brewer made by Keurig for the consumer market.

 

Being the first, it doesn’t have some of the extra features you’ll find on their more recent models, the B60 and B70.

 

That said, what it does have is the exact same brewing system.

 

You
simply add a K-Cup, close the lid and press the brew button. And the
cup of coffee it makes is just as good as those made by the more
expensive models.

 

Best of all, the Keurig B40 costs less than $100, which puts it well within the price range of many of the coffee pod brewers.

 

So why a K-Cup brewer rather than a pod brewer, which uses coffee pods?

 

One reason becomes apparent only after you have used both types of machines for a while.

 

With
a Keurig brewer you literally “drop” the K-Cup into the holder and
close the lid. But with a coffee pod brewer you are using coffee pods
and have to be quite careful about how you place them in the pod holder.

 

In
other words, instead of being able to casually drop a K-Cup in, you
have to place the pod carefully, and make sure its edges don’t overlap
the edge of the holder. If not placed correctly, the seal between the
lid and body of the pod brewer is not complete and the whole thing can
leak badly when you start brewing.

 

While the
Keurig B40 Elite is certainly the base model, with only one brew size, it
does have one additional feature that is very welcome…

 

It
has an auto-off feature that turns the brewer off if it isn’t used for
two hours. This is useful, because if you leave it on all the time, it
is constantly keeping enough water hot for your next brew, and adding
to your electricity bill in the process.

 

If you
are on a budget, or are looking for a second Keurig brewer for your
office or even a dorm room, the B40 may be exactly what you’re looking
for.

The Keurig B40 was the first K-Cup brewer made by Keurig for the consumer market.

 

Being the first, it doesn’t have some of the extra features you’ll find on their more recent models, the B60 and B70.

 

That said, what it does have is the exact same brewing system.

 

You
simply add a K-Cup, close the lid and press the brew button. And the
cup of coffee it makes is just as good as those made by the more
expensive models.

 

Best of all, the Keurig B40 costs less than $100, which puts it well within the price range of many of the coffee pod brewers.

 

So why a K-Cup brewer rather than a pod brewer, which uses coffee pods?

 

One reason becomes apparent only after you have used both types of machines for a while.

 

With
a Keurig brewer you literally “drop” the K-Cup into the holder and
close the lid. But with a coffee pod brewer you are using coffee pods
and have to be quite careful about how you place them in the pod holder.

 

In
other words, instead of being able to casually drop a K-Cup in, you
have to place the pod carefully, and make sure its edges don’t overlap
the edge of the holder. If not placed correctly, the seal between the
lid and body of the pod brewer is not complete and the whole thing can
leak badly when you start brewing.

 

While the
Keurig B40 is certainly the base model, with only one brew size, it
does have one additional feature that is very welcome…

 

It
has an auto-off feature that turns the brewer off if it isn’t used for
two hours. This is useful, because if you leave it on all the time, it
is constantly keeping enough water hot for your next brew, and adding
to your electricity bill in the process.

 

If you
are on a budget, or are looking for a second Keurig brewer for your
office or even a dorm room, the B40 may be exactly what you’re looking
for.

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