Review of the Keurig K50 – The All Purposed Coffee Maker

You have or could have been looking for reliable and excellent kitchen paraphernalia, which are good in design and that won’t disappoint.

This kitchen device has been warmly received, thanks to its topnotch reliability and easy to use nature. We now look at some of its notable qualities that render it an excellent kitchen device when installed alongside other kitchen paraphernalia.

1. Activation

The process of installation is very simple. You just press the power button to turn it on. You then put water in the reservoir (cold liquid reservoir in this case) and then the water flows direct into the brewer when the handle is lifted gently. Get the coffee in the 250 ml cup inserted into the device together with the mug. There is the “brew” button. Press it and your delicious coffee drink will be ready in about a minute. Now you see how simple and precise the installation process is.

2. Design and appearance

The Keurig K50 coffee maker is very good looking and will just give you the desired attractiveness in your kitchen. The device itself is very attractive and you are assured of a top notch appearance inside your kitchen. Even when placed alongside other kitchen devices, you will simply notice this unrivaled quality in the coffee maker. lt is therefore essential that it is encompassed in the shopping list when you go shopping. Everyone wishes for this quality and thanks to the many positive reviews that the product has gotten so far, you won’t be an exception in enjoying the best qualities that this device comes with.

3. Features

The Keurig K50 coffee maker boasts one of the shortest brewing times of less than a minute, or so. This sounds pleasant? Give it a try and you will find value in your decision. It also boasts an auto-off feature and indicator signal lights. Control of this coffeemaker is by means of just pressing buttons and your drink is ready. We cannot underestimate the other feature which is the water reservoir. These features enhance its reliability and what you get is just amazing.

4. Performance capability

The Keurig K50 is just amazing. Yes, very amazing indeed as it meets the excellent requirements that you probably could be looking for in kitchen devices in terms of performance.

5. Cost

The device is relatively cheap. It costs just within the range of $90-$130. You now know why the craze for this amazing device is unstoppable.


– Brews drinks fast

– Brews strong coffee in an optimum ratio of coffee type to ounces of 1:6

– Control by buttons

– Auto-off quality feature

– Brews a variety of drinks from coffee, iced drinks and cocoa

– Indicator signal lights

– Reservoir for water

– Removable drip traps



– May develop technical issues, which can increase brewing time to more than a minute

– Can stop functioning after weeks

– Very noisy


We now can attest that this is the best device for those who desire excellent designs and performance in kitchen paraphernalia. The Keurig K50 is now that particular device. You will not only find value for your money, but also enjoy ownership of a device with high positive reviews and ratings worldwide.

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What Tastes Better: Hot or Cold Brewed Coffee?

I’d like to know which tastes better: hot brewed iced coffee or cold brewed iced coffee. I’ll be treating my specimens exactly the same with the exception of the water temperature. One will be cold and the other will be hot. Iced coffee needs to be made from concentrate so I’ll be using one part coffee and 4 parts water. I’m using 3 ounces of coarse ground coffee that was fresh roasted the day before and just about 12 fluid ounces of cold filtered water for each container I allowed one to sit at room temperature and the other I heated up to 200°F.

I pour the water over the grounds and then stir gently so that the water will saturate all the grounds and brew evenly. I cover both of them and let them steep for at least 8 hours and in my case overnight. After 13 hours I filtered out the grounds by using a few layers of cheesecloth and then poured the coffee into another container. As you can see the cold water brew resulted in one cup of concentrate while the hot water proof resulted in just a half a cup of concentrate, obviously this is due to the boiling and cooling process.

Before I continue I’m sure you’re probably wondering why I have decided to do this experiment I hate to admit it, but the only time I make my own iced coffee is because I had leftover coffee from earlier that morning. Its leftover coffee and I don’t want to waste it so I put it in the fridge to turn into ice coffee later by pouring it over ice and adding milk and sugar. I’ve read about advocates for hot brewed iced coffee and for cold brew iced coffee each claiming their method is the best with different tweaks involved. So I wondered what tastes differences actually result between coffee being brewed hot and then cooled and coffee brewed cold and then cooled some more obviously some science and the precise brewing methodology need to be involved to get the perfect taste. But for this experiment I’m only interested in taste difference, what flavors come out, what nuisances are suppressed by the difference in the brewing temperatures alone.

I prepared to iced drinks from my hot brewed coffee concentrate. One is one part coffee concentrate with 3 parts water and the other is one part coffee concentrate with 2 parts water and one part milk all of them over ice. And they basically did the same thing with my cold brewed concentrates. I first tasted each drink without sugar than with half a tablespoon of sugar a second time. Here are the results according to my taste buds.

The hot brewed coffee gave out a sharp and pungent aroma with a lot of bitterness which was almost tongue curling, seriously. There was also a strong bitter aftertaste as well as a rough mouth feel. The roughness and bitterness is mitigated by adding milk, but it was still present. As for the cold with ice coffee I experienced a hint of sweetness in the aroma it gave out a melatonin taste and some earthly aftertaste. It also definitely had a smooth mouthfeel, which was made smoother and creamier by adding milk to it. Adding milk also gave out a more refreshing taste to the drink.

And now the verdict I think that cold brewed iced coffee results in a more mellow tasting iced coffee which also results in a creamier, smoother, and more refreshing drink when milk is added. It also seems to me that milk does not do much for the hot brew method for iced coffee as it does for cold brewed. This is not to say that hot brewed coffee will never taste good iced but now that we know how the difference in temperature affects the taste of coffee we can tweak other factors to find the best method to suit our tastes.

Because let’s face it some people would rather not have milk or sugar in their coffee or that some actually prefer the coffee to have a sharp and some bitterness to it. Those folks would just need to find the right method for their hot brewed iced coffee. To find a hot spot for our taste buds we can tweak the following factors: coffee origin, brewing method, brew time and temperature, cooling time, and coffee to water ratio. For example, I know that exposing coffee to hot water speeds up the exposure to oxygen and coffee did not like being exposed to oxygen, which is most likely the reason for the less than stellar results for the hot brewed method. For this experiment the main tweaking for that should be to figure out how to brew hot and quickly cool to drink in order to minimize the exposure to oxygen that way we can get the best tasting brew for that method.

What is the difference between Ales and Lagers?


Have you ever been at a bar and you walk in and there’s all these amazing beers on tap, you see the chalkboard filled with them, but you kind of don’t know what to do?  I had no clue what to do and I know a lot of people out there also have no clue what to do. There are so many restaurant breweries opening up. I want to break it down for those people so they can be confident when they go into these places and have a great beer drinking experience.

So maybe you walk in and you order a beer based off the name or the color. Sometimes if I see a type of fruit in it I’ll just buy it. How can you go wrong with orange in a beer?

So for the most part beers can be broken down into two groups: ales and lagers. Ales originated in Europe. They’re a lighter more hoppy beer. A lot of people dislike the hoppy bitter taste, but other people crave it. It’s an acquired taste. If you like hops you’ll really like IPAs, they’re very pungent and grassy flavored. Another is a Hefeweizen. A hefeweizen is really crisp and yummy. Perfect for an outdoor barbecue. Citrusy and sweet flavored. It’s a great beer for the summer.

If you’re unsure which beer to try the best option is to try a flight. A flight is an assortment of five small glasses with different flavored beers. This gives you enough to try and taste what you like so you can order a larger glass of your favorite ones.

The darker beers are also considered ales: porter and stouts. Sometimes people think porters are heavy, full flavored and full bodied. They have chocolate flavors, kind of like a milkshake.

Lagers are next. They originated in central Europe. These are made from bottom fermented yeast. Ales are from the top and lagers are from the bottom. A good example of a lager is a pilsner. Ales are fermented at room temperature while lagers are fermented cold. Lagers are real light, think Bud Light. Another good one is a Shiner Bock. These are great for cooking. I like to put these in chili or in dips or to marinate brats. Shiner Bock is brewed for a long time which gives it that dark color. Another great one is Samuel Adam’s Octoberfest. This reminds me of Octoberfest in a glass. Malty and full of flavor. Definitely reminds me of the fall and Halloween times. Can’t go wrong.

So hopefully this gives you an idea of what you should order at a craft brewery. All these beers are great, it really just depends on what your like. Some people like the cold crispy lager, while others like the pungent IPAs. There are of course many varieties of these beers where each brewery wants to try a new spinoff. Hopefully this helps. Send me a message and let me know if what you think. Until next time.