Keurig Office Pro Review and a K-Cup Giveaway

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022Well, that was easy!  This is the refrain that has been playing over and over in my house lately, thanks to the Easy Button from Staples. You know the commercials, the one where some difficult office task is solved by a press of the big red button that says “easy” on it.  Well, they actually sell these things now and I am the proud owner of one.  It was sent to me along with a Keurig Office Pro coffee maker for review and it gave me a right giggle when I saw it in the box along with my K-cups.  And now that my kids have discovered it, it gets pressed fairly frequently. It hasn’t actually made my life easier yet, but it made me laugh, so that’s always a good thing.

One of the unexpected perks of being a mildly successful food blogger is the opportunity to review products like this (not the button, the coffee maker!).  I get a lot of offers for product reviews and I turn down far more than I accept.  But when it comes to coffee and all its accoutrement, I am almost guaranteed to say yes.  Because I love my coffee, I love everything about coffee, and I love to try new coffee and coffee machines.  I had a Keurig home brewer for a while and we got along very well for five or six years, but I was itching for a new coffee maker so I gave it away last year.  I am always looking to upgrade my coffee situation, I can’t help it.  It’s a bit of an addiction, really.  So when Staples asked if I would like to review the Keurig Office Pro, well…you know the drill.  All they asked in return was an honest review.

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This is actually not meant to be a home brewer, as it’s called the Office Pro and it clearly states “Commercial Use Only” on the shipping box.  But truth be told, it’s not all that different from the home brewer I had a few years back.  It’s not one of the big huge fancy Keurigs with a whole lot of different settings, and that’s okay by me because I get easily confused by big huge fancy things with a whole lot of different settings.  As an office brewer, it would really be for small offices only.  The water tank doesn’t hold more than 5 or 6 cups worth of coffee before it needs to be refilled.  But if you were running a small office and wanted to have a one-cup brewer for your employees, I think this is certainly a solid and inexpensive option.  The benefit of one-cup brewers like this is that the clean-up and maintenance is so minimal.  Besides throwing away the used K-cups and filling the water tank, you rarely have to clean them and they alert you when they do need a little descaling.  As long as the water tank is full, the water is heated and ready to go and there’s no risk of a half-drunk pot of coffee burning because no one remembered to turn it off.

I’ve tried a number of one-cup coffee makers and I have to say, Keurig has it right.   Not all of them do, believe me.  The K-cup system makes a very good cup of coffee and they’ve cornered the market with some of the best and most beloved brands of coffee available. So if you’re in the market for a one-cup coffee maker, whether for your office or home, you can’t go wrong with Keurig.  I do love it, and I am certainly glad to have one again.  That said, I will still keep and use my large-pot coffee maker. For an individual such as myself who works from home and consumes a fair bit of coffee, a Keurig is not always the most cost effective option.  But for a small office or an individual who only drinks one cup of coffee while rushing out the door, Keurigs can actually make life a little bit easier.

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 For this particular model, a few small words of advice.  First, do yourself a favour and run a whole tank of water through the system before making any coffee.  The instructions say you only have to do one cup’s worth before it’s ready for use, but my first cup of coffee had that plasticky taste you get with a new machine and it took several more runs of water before it was gone.  Secondly, if you like coffee with any strength to it, don’t bother with the 10 oz option for brewing.  It was very weak and flavourless.  The 6 oz option is a bit strong, but the 8 oz option is just right.  Just like the Three Little Bears!
Staples is also giving away a package of K-cups to one reader, so if you own a Keurig and want a few cups of free coffee, feel free to enter!
Giveaway Rules:
  • US Residents only, please.
  • Contest will run until May 15th at midnight EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment below

*Disclosure:  Staples sent me a Keurig Office Pro to review and keep.  All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Cindy Waye says

    I use a Keurig at work, as I drink decafe and the office only makes regular. I would love to win a package of K cups. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Teresa Perkins says

    I love my Keurig. I have had one since January and have never been happier with a purchase!

  3. Pam says

    I’ve been thinking about moving from a Senseo to a Keurig now that it’s getting harder and harder to get pods, which I order onlilne. The K-cups seem to be available everywhere. Winning just might give me that final push to take the plunge! Must say…I, too, wish you had one to give away!! 😉

    • Carolyn says

      The Keurig minis aren’t that pricy. I don’t have one but I’ve seen them in lots of places online. They look right for someone who just needs a quick cup of coffee in the morning and they don’t take up that much room!

  4. Chrisi says

    I love my Keurig, I got it for Christmas. I find that the 8oz is “just right” unless it’s a strong coffee. It’s so easy to get spoiled to the convenience.
    I would love to win a box of K-cups!

  5. Candice says

    I love my keurig! I can have Chai Tea and the kids can have hot chocolates in a matter of seconds! LOVE IT! Would love to with some Keurig Cups! thanks

  6. Trinette says

    Have always wanted to try one of these! Been curious about them, liked the idea for myself but didn’t know if it would work for my husband and I to share and whether we could justify the cost of it! Thanks for offering!

  7. Shannon Copp says

    <3 my Keurig so much…….I take it camping with us!! I have used it every day for 2 years! Couldn't live without it!

  8. Tonja Lynn says

    I love the idea of always having fresh coffee or tea never that cup that sits in the pot. This product is great

  9. Susan Marie Hess says

    I love mine, can’t live without it, need to get a travel one as I miss it so much when we go on vacation

  10. Jandee says

    Oh I love my Keurig too! With the refillable cups available I was able to justify the cots to my husband :) Although it is more cost effective to fill your own I do love love love the ease of dropping in a k-cup.

  11. says

    Ohhh, I love my Keurig-and their customer service. I’m on my 3rd machine in 5 years, the first 2 were the cheaper models and didn’t hold up to heavy use. They replaced them, and the Platinum is a winner. I love my coffee 2-3 times a day with a little stevia and heavy cream.

  12. cindy says

    I have a keurig machine because a pot of coffee isn’t enough. it is great for a pick me up cup during the day. being unemployed since 2010 it would help me out to win this.

  13. Laurie says

    I love your blog and I love me a good cup of coffee, so winning this would be awesome…it would make it so convenient to enjoy a cup of coffee with one of the dessert recipes from your site :)

  14. Krystle says

    That’s awesome! I’ve never used a Keurig before because I’ve been too hesitant to splurge, but that’ll make my life a billion times easier!

  15. Carol says

    I’ve never used a Keurig, but I anonymously envy everyone who has one! Thanks for the chance to be part of the K-cup crowd! 😉

  16. Kate says

    I LOVE my keurig. I always make sure to have a lot of different flavored k-cups around so that I have a lot of options. I think the fact that you can have so many options is my favorite part about these coffee makers. The other thing I love about them is how fast they make coffee. Even if you have to refill the water tank and wait it to heat up, it takes way less time than any of my previous coffee makers. Couldn’t live without it!!

  17. Kristine says

    I have a Keurig at work and it’s awesome! I’d love to have one at home, especially for entertaining. My friends love a little coffee or tea with dessert.

    Thanks for the review!

  18. Brooke says

    I am going to be staying home full time and I am going to miss my office coffee machine… a Keurig would be a nice substitute so I’m not brewing a whole pot of coffee for just me!

  19. Christina says

    Love my Keurig. I normally buy the dark coffee k-cups. They seem to be good for the 10 oz size if you like a larger cup of coffee.

  20. says

    I didn’t know Keurig made a commercial version. My husband and I were looking to buy an easy coffee maker (read: pods!) and we looked at Keurig but we ended up going with Nespresso because both of us prefer lattes and espresso to drip coffee. Definitely one of the best kitchen gadget purchases we’ve made. I do like the Keurig though, for regular coffee.

  21. Tina says

    I love my coffee as well! I do use the little fake k-cups in attempts to keep the cost down a tad. But I am spoilt by just popping the cup in and being done with it!

  22. Penny Ogletree says

    Love, love, love my Keurig! My husband and I use ours everyday. Sometimes several times a day. We have bought two for ourselves and given one of them to a friend. Then bought another one for my Mom last year for Mother’s Day.

  23. Kerri C. says

    Love my Keurig! It rocks. I used to drink half a pot… but now, I’m down to a cup a day, so this is super convenient at my house. Love it! We have a huge one at work, and I’m thankful for my coffee options.

  24. Michelle P. says

    I’m not a coffee drinker but my parents and in-laws are so I’ve been wanting one of these for when they and other company comes! This would be perfect!

  25. Kathy Robertson says

    I love my Keurig. It’s the best way to enjoy whatever coffee or tea flavor I am I’m the mood for!

  26. Nicole says

    I love my Keurig machine. It’s much better than the Nespresso machine I used to own, which broke after a year.

  27. Angie says

    I got mine for a Christmas gift a couple years ago and I don’t know what I would do with out it! I love trying new coffee flavors!

  28. Sasha says

    I love, love, love Keurig! Nothing beats being able to get a great cup of java in lightening fast time!

  29. Michelle says

    I love my keurig! I had the small 1 cup one and ended up buying the bigger one so I wouldn’t have to refill the water all the time. its so easy and convenient. I wouldn’t go without it now!!!

  30. says

    Love my Keurig. It is a godsend when I travel with a friend to events. I can brew her a cup of coffee in minutes when she arrives to pick me up at oh god o’clock. We love it!

  31. Carol says

    Being the only coffee drinker in the house, a pot of coffee would last my husband a couple of days. He would let it sit in the pot, and microwave it when he wanted a cup. I bought him a Keurig as a Sweetest Day gift a couple of years ago. He loves it! It is perfect for him. Some free K Cups would be awesome!

  32. martha foster says

    we have one in the office and it is great. it would be wonderful to also have one at home

  33. Carol says

    I definitely need to get a Keurig. This model would be great with our large extended family popping in and out of each others houses. Can’t wait to tell my mom and aunts. They’ll all head for Staples!

  34. Peggy Cole says

    I just recently got a Keurig, it’s great since there’s only two of us at home. Thanks for the chance to win K cups!

  35. Jillian says

    My many, many years old Keurig just died a few months ago and I haven’t replaced it yet! I’m hoping to win a new one as we miss it.

  36. Beth says

    We have a Keurig at work and I am so spoiled, I hate to go home to my “old fashion” coffee pot! Would love to own one.

  37. Linda DeKock says

    What? Coincidence? I just spent about half an hour looking at these online. I own one, my sister owns one (I gave it to her for Christmas), my mother-in-law owns one (yes-because she loved ours). Everybody I know owns one and loves this handy gadget….YAAAAY Keurig! Ok…now for the skinny on my comment: As I said I was JUST looking for these online because I need to find one for our new church building (nineteen:ten church in Boerne,Texas). Coincidence? Providence? Good Luck? I’ll take it! Whichever.

    Linda in the Beautiful Hill Country of Texas

  38. Dita says

    I have owned a Keurig for many many years (since they first came out). I love it!! I hope I win the coffee. Thanks for the opportunity to get some coffee pods.

  39. Della says

    Like everybody else, I would love to win this as well! As somebody else said–we also use a Senseo and are having a tough time finding pods now. So, we’ve been considering getting the Keurig. This could be the final push for us. :)

  40. Stacy says

    I just bought a keurig for my husband for father’s day and would love some coffee to go with it. We have a machine at work, and I love the fresh cup each time.

  41. says

    Keurig is my first single cup coffeemaker. I’m so glad to know that I got it right the first time! I’ve had it for about a month now and my husband and I are having a ball trying all the flavors.

  42. Amanda Thompson says

    I love coffee but I’ve been trying to cut way back, so it would be nice to be able to just make one cup at a time!

  43. Pansy says

    I have the red Keurig Mini and I love it, we’ve tried the apple cider, chai tea and other teas, cocoa and coffee, coffee, coffee, I love Kahlua the BEST!

  44. Becky says

    I love the convenience of single-cup makers. I have recently been eyeballing the Keurig machines. Currently we own a Tassimo single-cup brewer. But I have been disappointed in my coffee options, they’re pretty darn limited when compared to Keurig. Until I get mine, I don’t mind sharing a cup or two from my sister-in-law, who does happen to own a Keurig machine.

  45. Kathy says

    What an amazing machine, I am glad I got to read about it, much of what you posted was new news to me, I sure would like to have a Keurig one day. Thank you for your awesome Blog and for all you do to help me have a better life. Thank you.

  46. Liz says

    I always thought Keurigs were stupid, until I broke down and actually bought one… and I’m totally hooked! I’d love to win a box of K-cups!

  47. brenda says

    I drink 3 things water, wine and COFFEE! Would love a Keurig bought one for my daughter’s new condo but to cheap to splurge on myself!

  48. Lindsay Hashimoto says

    Perfect timing! I would love to win this Keurig because I was just thinking I need to buy a new one as my old one is starting to act up. And I NEED my coffee every morning!!!

    • Carolyn says

      Unfortunately, the giveaway is only for the k cups, not the actual machine. Sorry to disappoint!

  49. Amy L says

    I’ve been wanting to try a Keurig ever since my daughter got one for a wedding gift. They love theirs.

  50. Holly Ellerton says

    We love our Keurig. So simple and easy to use… Never a wasted drop!
    I drink decaf, and the family likes anything with caffeine! Free coffee ia always a great give-away. Thank you staples!

  51. says

    My poor Keurig is dying and Lord knows when I’ll be able to replace it but I’d still love some K-Cups because hey, it’s not dead YET! 😀

  52. Debbie H. says

    I love coffee and love the idea of having a machine that will make it easier to get going in the morning before my high school teaching job. I can’t imagine how much “perkier” I could be for the kids if I won some free coffee to keep me going! Love me some Keurig :)

  53. Carmen Van Deursen says

    I would love to make a perfect cup of coffee for myself every morning with the keurig. I’m always rushing and out the door without coffee.

  54. says

    If I won the K-cups, I would definitely buy the Keurig I was looking at last weekend. I need a coffee maker for the bakery! 😉

  55. says

    Oh…what a fantastic giveaway. I’ve been wanting a Keurig brewer ever since it came out. I think this is perfect because each person can just brew his or her own favorite flavor and intensity of coffee. I love it and can’t wait to try it out.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  56. says

    I love the simplicity and quickness of a Keurig machine and would definitely make my mornings less rushed! Lol Count me “entered!”

  57. Jeni says

    My children surprised me with a Keurig for Mother’s Day. I went through all of the included cups and are using my own coffee. Would LOVE to win some cups for my Keurig.

  58. says

    My 83 year old Mom LOVES the Keurig brewer and bought one for each of her kids. She loves the bold brews while I’m a lighter brew and decaf girl. Keurig makes it so easy for us to have what we like. Would love some K-cups to fuel up! Love, love, love your blog! I’m making your lemon curd asap!

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