Basic Features of the Keurig B155
Pros to the Keurig B155
- An easy-to-use, full-color, interactive display screen.
- Multiple language settings (English, French and Spanish).
- The ability to brew four different drink sizes.
- A quick brew time of about 30 seconds to one minute.
- An ability to rapidly heat a relatively large water reservoir (about four minutes to fully warm a reservoir filled with cool tap water).
- A quiet brew cycle.
- A comprehensive user guide and product literature that includes flavor guides for extra-bold, dark-roast, medium-roast, light-roast, flavored coffee, decaf coffee, organic/Fair Trade coffee, tea and hot cocoa.
- A range of compatible brands and beverages, including Green Mountain Coffee, Dietrich, Gloria Jean's Coffee & Tea, Timothy's, Van Houten, Tully's, Coffee People, Newman's Own (organic), Caribou Coffee, Emeril's Gourmet Coffee, Bellaccino, Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow and Twinings.
- During testing, there was no discernible flavor residue when switching between coffee and tea flavors.
Cons to the Keurig B155
- Keurig brewers require the use of Keurig products, or "K-cups." Although the selection of available K-cups is wide, it may not encompass all your favorite coffees and teas.
- If you insert a new K-cup into the Keurig brewer and leave it for a minute before brewing, the brewer "forgets" that the fresh K-cup has been inserted and will prompt you to add a new one. However, this glitch can be corrected by opening and shutting the K-cup latch again.
- Those interested in greening their coffee habit may find the use of a single-serve package for each cup of coffee to be objectionable.
- Sharp parts and occasional drips of hot liquids may make it inappropriate for use around unsupervised children.
- Some users have complaints that the unit size is too large or bulky.
- Although there are multiple language settings, there is no way to make selections using metric measurements.
I would also recommend it to offices with customer or patient waiting areas, such as doctors offices. It's a good way for your customers to enjoy the beverage of their choosing while they wait, and it is intuitive enough that most first-time users can figure it out very quickly.