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Before we could actually make coffee, we had to "prime" the Keurig B-50.  The priming sequence was very straightforward.  We are pretty sure the purpose is to clean and fill the tubing inside the machine with water. 

This sequence is only necessary the first time the machine is powered on.  There weren't much to the steps.  We just followed the instructions on the display: fill the water tank, wait, push the flashing button.

A stream of hot water ran through... about 8 oz and then the Ready light came on.  The machine was now ready to brew it's first cup.

We took a look at the collection and decide on the "Kenya Kilimandjaro" flavor, popped it in, and about 30 seconds later, it was ready! 

The temperature of the machine was spec'ed to be around 180º, but according to our temperature probe, it topped out at 165º.  We'll try it a few more time to see if the result are consistent.

We found the coffee to be smooth and flavorful.  The clean up is simple and hassle free.  We got quite a bit of variety in the sample pack.  We are really looking forward to trying them all... and soon!

We think this machine is perfect for the small office or home, especially if you have folks that may want different flavors of coffee, don't want the hassle of cleaning up, but demand great taste in each cup.



Gourmet Cup Home Brewing System

By Wan Chi Lau

The Keurig B50 is the third "Single Cup" pod coffee machine we have tested in the RainyDayKitchen.

Like the simplehuman and Tassimo units, the Keurig system offers a variety of tea and coffees flavors individually packaged in convenient single serving pods.

In the FirstLook review, we'll set up the machine and show you all the pieces that came with this machine.

In the FirstUse review, we'll make a cup of coffee and see how it compares to the others we have in the RainyDay Kitchen.


1. First Look

2. First Use

3. In The Wild Report


Review Summary:

Initial Impression- Simple

Usability- 5 or 8 oz, 30 seconds

Durability- test in progress

Price- $150

Related Coffee Reviews:

1. Simple Human Single Cup

2. Tassimo Beverage System

3. Catapult Coffee


Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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