Drink Types available
Cons No Adapter will work without breaking the machine
Only use Vue cups until Keurig develops an adapter
Summary Some people like me chose to buy this machine knowing they could buy the cup adapter for the machine so we could finish our regular K-cups as well as use our own ground coffee. We learned the hard way. Do not use the SOLOCUPv2 with the Vue machines!! Although it was a valid attempt by a third party to create an adapter, it does not work appropriately and will actually break the brewing mechanism pretty quickly. We learned this within 2 weeks of having the machine. Luckily, Keurig will replace the machine no problem even though I used something not authorized for the machine. They said a majority of their client service calls are due to this issue. They are trying to get the message out there. They said they were trying to create an adapter themselves and have been unsuccessful. They recently halted the development of one, but he thinks they will eventually get there. Its a great machine, just be prepared to only buy and use Vue cups for a while!
Pros Varying cup size options. "Strong" feature. Minor improvements over the K-Cup system.
Cons Regardless of settings or type of coffee, the Keurig Vue, like other Keurigs, brews coffee at too low a temperature to obtain a proper finished brew. Coffee has a weak or "under-brewed" taste, even when using fresh ground beans.
Summary I recommend that any real coffee lover hold off on Keurig (all Keurig's) until they solve the poor quality brewing issue. The problem is the temperature. Good coffee needs to be brewed at around 204 degrees. The maximum for even Keurig's newest system, the Vue, is 197 degrees. I have tried both the K-Cup system and, recently the Keurig Vue brewer. To be fair, Keurig has made some minor improvements over the K-Cup system with the Vue. However, while the Vue is a little better, it still does not brew coffee properly. Even at the highest temperature, with the device set to "strong" and the cup size set to 6 ounces, you get a so-so brew. Better than the K-Cup system, but still sub-par (if you are a real coffee lover). And 6 ounces won't cut it for most people. So you have to brew 2 cups. I experimented for many days, with the Vue cups, as well as my own fresh ground beans. Same result. "Weak" is not even the correct description - "under-brewed" would be the proper term. When you brew a proper cup of coffee the surface of the coffee is bright and bubbly. Have you ever seen this with a Keurig brew? Nope. I rest my case. Keurig will never appeal to real coffee lovers until the fix these problems.
Pros Touchscreen, size of cup, brewing specialty drinks.
Cons Size of system
Summary Very excited about the touch screen display and the fact that I can brew my cup of coffee to the strength I prefer. Oh and pick the size of my cup and did I mention the fact that I love I can brew specialty drinks.
Pros coffee is super, easy to read display, can find good deals on coffee cups, convenient and quick.
Cons no problem with this coffee maker
Summary would love to get one for christmas