How Does a Keurig Work?
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Keurig is a popular name in the java world. This handy coffee maker can be used to instantly brew cups of dark roasted deliciousness.  The techy-sounding name suggests something intimidating with a sophisticated operation interface. However, that’s not the case. Keurig is simply a push-button coffee maker.  So, if you’ve just purchased one to replace your old coffee maker that won’t turn on, read on to see how does a Keurig work.


What is a K-Cup & How Does it Work?

Keurig not only wants to make brewing coffee easier for every coffeeholic, they also want to save us the trouble of measuring how much coffee is needed for a single cup.

Thus, the K-cup. A K-cup is a small plastic pod that offers a ready-to-use individual coffee serving.  These cups are created by grounding coffee beans and placing them in filter paper. The coffee-coated filter paper is then inserted into small plastic pods that are sealed with moisture-proof foils.

Now get this; k-cups are available in various blends, flavors, and roasts. But the way to use them is pretty much the same.

First, you place a k-cup inside a Keurig. After this, a needle from the Keurig punctures a hole in the top and bottom of the K-cup.

Finally, the Keurig forces hot water through the fresh and aromatic coffee grounds. Thus, brewing a single serving fresh cup of coffee.


How Does a Keurig Work? Let’s Find Out.

How Does a Keurig Work

The Keurig is bigger than an average coffee brewer and has a reservoir of water with twice the capacity of a coffee pot. So, if you’re an avid coffee drinker, you’re in for a treat.

And since the reservoir heats water and gets it ready for brewing once activated, you can connect it to your main water line. This way, your Keurig never runs out of water.

The first step to making a coffee with your Keurig is to connect it to a power source and turn it on to heat the water. After this, carefully place a K-cup into the Keurig lid and secure it there.

Following this, select the size of coffee you want from the two options available on your Keurig system. The smaller and stronger size fills ½ of a coffee cup and the larger diluted size can fill a standard mug.

Once you’ve chosen your desired size, hot pressurized water is pushed through the Keurig and the K-cup at a temperature of 192 degrees. Finally, you’ll have an aromatic coffee pouring from the dispenser into your cup. 


Pros and Cons of Keurig 

Weighing the pros of Keurig against its cons is important in determining whether it’s worth the investment or not.


  • Makes quality coffee in a few minutes
  • Easier to clean and maintain
  • Give coffee lovers different options
  • Very durable.


  • Incessant spending on k-cups.
  • Coffee exposure to plastic chemicals.


I hope this guide has given you an insight into how Keurig brewers work. Though investing in the machine can be a hit to your budget, it will save you a lot of money in the long run. In addition to that, you will never have to drink stale coffee again.