**I received free product for my unbiased review. Opinions are my own**
There are several new features that have been added to this model versus the old one I had. You can not only brew a regular cup of coffee with the K-Cup (R) Pods, but can also brew a 12-16 oz mug with the K-Mug (R) Pods. Additionally, if you use the Keurig K-Carafe(R) Pods, you can make an entire carafe (22-30 oz) of sweet morning Joe. You are guaranteed a perfect cup every time as the brewer and the pod work together. The brewer senses the pod you have inserted into the unit and will only give you brewing options designed for that particular pod. Here’s how it works: After adding filtered water into the 70oz reservoir and inserting the pod of your choice into the unit, the brewer will give you a list of options available for that pod. Simply select which options you prefer and hit the 2.0 button and you are good to go. The Keurig K475 is virtually foolproof since the brewer senses the type of pod inserted, it will not, say, allow you to brew a carafe with K-Cup(R) Pod (too watery–yuck!) or will not allow you to brew a 4oz cup using a K-Carafe(R) Pod (waaayy too bitter). I must mention here how AWESOME the K-Carafe is. How great is it to brew an ENTIRE carafe of coffee (22-30) in seconds. The special K-Carafe fits right into the bottom of the brewer and the brewed java goes right into the thermal carafe, which will keep your coffee hot for hours.
The Keurig doesn’t just brew regular coffee, you can brew decaf, tea, as well as brewing your coffee or tea over ice for a deliciously cool drink for those hot summer days. The Pods come in a variety of your favorite coffee and tea brands but if you cannot find one to suit your taste buds, you can use the
Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup (R) and brew coffee using your own grounds. The process is the same as using the regular Pods, except, obviously, you need to add grounds :).
My overall opinion of the Keurig K475 is that it would make a great addition to any coffee-lover’s kitchen. It is easy to use, the Pods come in a variety of flavors, and you can brew a big batch of coffee with just one touch of a button. Thanks to Influenster and Keurig for rekindling my relationship with fuss-free coffee making with the Keurig K475. Happy brewing!