Keurig machines all share the same cutting edge technology that produces a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea every time. Keurig started making home brewers that can be used at home for easy convenience. Their home brewers include the B40 Elite, B50 Ultra, Special Edition B60, and the Platinum B70 brewer. These models were engineered for home use and should not be used in a commercial or office setting. They also offer the B100, B140, B200, and B3000, all of which are designed for small and large offices.
With the exception of the B100, all Keurig machines offer more than one brew size. The reason behind this is because the perfect cup of coffee means something different to everyone. This is also the reason why Keurig offers hundreds of K-Cups. With flexibility like this, the coffee consumer has the most opportunity to find the perfect cup of coffee. For instance, the consumer that likes a really strong cup of coffee will enjoy the extra bold K-Cups that contain about 30% more ground coffee.
All Keurig machines do require maintenance to ensure that you will always receive a fresh cup of coffee. The brewers should be de-scaled every 3-6 months. Descaling will increase the life of the machine. If the brewers are de-scaled regularly, heating element, the water reservoir, as well as the other parts of the brewer that come in contact with the water are preserved. Better heating quality and better water means a fresher cup of coffee. To de-scale, many use undiluted white vinegar.
Green Mountain Hot Cocoa K-Cups work with Keurig brewers as well as Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate packages. These are the only two hot cocoa varieties designed for the Keurig machines, at this time.. The hot chocolate k-cup is designed to be run at the 8oz brew size on the brewers. If you use a smaller brew size, it can cause a proportion of the hot chocolate to be un-dissolved and weaker tasting.
Keurig Coffee Maker Options
The Elite B40 at home Keurig brewer offers two brew sizes. The brew sizes this model offers are 7.25oz and 9.25oz. The B40 also offers a removable 48oz. water reservoir as well as a removable drip tray. The B40 weighs 12 pounds when empty and 15 pounds when full. The dimensions of the B40 are 13”H 10”W and 13.25”D.
The Keurig Special Edition B60 offers three brew sizes. The brew sizes this model offers are 5.25oz, 7.25oz, and 9.25oz. This model also offers a programmable LCD message center, a removable 48oz. water reservoir, a removable drip tray, blue backlit LCD and water reservoir, as well as chrome accents. The B60 weighs 12 pounds empty and 15 pounds when filled. The dimensions of the B60 are 13”H 10”W 13.25”D.
The Keurig Platinum B70 offers four brew sizes. The brew sizes this model offers are 5.25oz, 7.25oz, 9.25oz, and 11.25oz. This model also offers a programmable LCD message center, removable 60oz. water reservoir, removable drip tray, blue backlit LCD and water reservoir, and chrome accents. The B70 weighs 12 pounds empty and 15 pounds when filled. The dimensions of the B70 are 13”H 10”W 13.25”D.
There are several things that makes the Elite B40, the Special Edition B60, and the Platinum B70 different from one another. The Elite B40 only offers two brew sizes while the Special Edition B60 offers three brew sizes and the Platinum B70 offers four brew sizes. The Elite B40 and the Special Edition B60 offer a removable 48oz. water reservoir, while the Platinum B70 offers a 60oz. removable water reservoir. What makes the Platinum B70 unique from the B40 and the B60 is that in the B70, Keurig has implemented quiet brew technology that makes the B70 their quietest brewer ever.
Office-Ready Keurig Machines
The Keurig B100 can be used for a home or small office. This was the initial brewer designed and has a 7.5oz brew cup size only. The B100 has a 64oz pour over feature and weighs 15lbs empty, and 20lbs full. The dimensions of the B100 are 15”H, 8”W, and 17”D.
The Keurig B140 brewer was designed to replace the B100, in which it offers more features than the initial prototype. The B140 is considered “The Small Office Sensation.” It is perfect for offices of 15 people or less. The B140 offers three brew sizes: 6oz, 8oz, and 10oz cups. The B140 has a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs; it also has a switch to enable drainage of the tank. The dimensions of the B140 are 13.5”H, 11”W, and 8.5”D. It weighs 14lbs empty.
The Keurig B200 is the most versatile office brewer that is designed for medium-sized offices (up to 30 employees). The B200 also offers an LCD screen to provide users with operating instructions; the instructions can be programmed in English, French, and Spanish languages. In addition, the B200 has either a pour over or plumbed option available. It brews two cup sizes: 8oz and 6oz. The dimensions of the Keurig B200 are 16”H, 18”D, and 10.5”W. Lastly, the Keurig B200 is vending capable with a multi-coin acceptor kit.
The last Keurig brewer on the market is the B3000, and it is the most advanced unit available to large offices. This brewer is perfect for offices with 30 or more employees or for food service locations. The Keurig B3000 has many convenient features, including an automatic ejection and storage unit for used K-Cups, direct water line plumbing, unlimited back to back brewing, and vending capability with full feature coin changer. The B3000 also offers four brew sizes: 4oz, 6oz, 8oz, and 10oz. The dimensions of the B3000 are 12”W, 18”D, and 17 3/8”H.