« Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles Mr Beer Craft Brews Collection Complete Home Brewing Kit » 3 thoughts on “Keurig K350 2.0 Brewing System” 563 of 598 people found the following review helpful A gimmick…and not a very good one at that!, September 8, 2014 By Pam (ROCKLAND, ME, United States) – This review is from: Keurig K350 2.0 Brewing System (Kitchen) I didn’t purchase my Keurig 2.0 on Amazon. I received it as a gift. I thought, however, that I’d take the opportunity to review this product anyway because it wouldn’t MATTER where I purchased it….it would be just as much a piece of crap. I had a Keurig…a nice one, with lots of features that I liked. For example, I could use any kind of K-cup out there and I found one that I really, really liked. I can’t use that one anymore. Keurig has made the new 2.0 so that you can’t use the little cup that held regular coffee. And it has to be an “official” k-cups because the new 2.0 reads the lettering on the rim of the new ones. As far as the carafe? It’s a good idea in theory to have a little pot that will brew (supposedly) up to 6 cups of coffee (even more on some of the fancier, more expensive models). But in reality, you can only get a little over 2 regular sized cups of coffee from the carafe. Any more and it would definitely be too weak. The 4-cup setting is really pushing it…in my opinion. And I don’t prefer especially strong coffee. In addition, the K-Carafes are expensive – anywhere from $16-$20 for 8 K-Carafes (which is approximately 18-20 cups of coffee. It’s a gimmick…and not even a very good one at that. Keurig is trying to dominate the K-cup market and whoever buys this machine will be sucked right into it. I’m on the fence about returning mine, but I haven’t quite decided yet. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (62) Reply 398 of 425 people found the following review helpful Beware of the coffee restrictions with this new brewer 🙁, August 30, 2014 By M. J. Reed (Mebane, NC) – This review is from: Keurig K350 2.0 Brewing System (Kitchen) I love the Keurig brewers but this machine is a big disappointment to me due to the fact that it completely controls and dictates what kcups you can and can’t use with it. It absolutely won’t accept the inserts so you can use your favorite brand of coffee; it won’t accept many of the kcups currently on the market that actually may be one of your favorites (like Tim Horton, Gevalia, SanFrancisco Bay, Cameron’s, etc) because they have not been approved by Keurig even though they will work in all the brewers by Keurig up until this 2.0 model and won’t even accept Keurig approved Kcups purchased before about July since it will only accept those who say Keurig Brewed on the top of the cup. This brewer reads the lids – I was told if I put an “older” approved kcup in the machine it would say “oops” and I could call their 800# presumably to be able to be talked through an option that might let me use one of their approved coffees. This feels like a giant control effort to prevent people from enjoying their brewers unless you also use their coffees. Sooooo – if you happen to like a brand of coffee they don’t approve of you will have to choose between their new brewer and all it has to offer or your coffee. I chose my coffee; there are a good many brewers that will still let me use my favorite brand of kcup that I don’t need their new brewer. And given time, I expect the other coffee makers will also offer what this one does (like the option of making either a single cup of coffee or a 4 cup carafe of coffee with their new kcup size) without dictating what coffee you enjoy in it. It seems that Keurig would prefer to sell these brewers to anyone who wants one, while enjoying the approved coffee to those who choose to drink it, or will actually let people enjoy their brewer and their favorite coffee even if Keurig doesn’t approve of their coffee. I expect there will be others who did what I did – bought the machine only to realize this after I got it home and quickly realized I’d have to give up my favorite coffee to keep it, or throw out 95% of the kcups I had that were purchased before about July of this year. I returned it – don’t tell me what coffee I can like, Keurig – the other makers of single serve brewers that accept your kcups don’t tell me what I have to like to use their brewers. They will be the ones who sell their brewers while yours get returned and they will be glad to let me enjoy my favorite coffee in them. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (11) Reply 370 of 398 people found the following review helpful Stay away from mandated K-cups!!!!!!!!, September 1, 2014 By KD (Massachusetts) – This review is from: Keurig K350 2.0 Brewing System (Kitchen) Huge disappointment. The first 2 reviews are dead on. Only specially stamped K-cups can be used for both single serving and carafe. Their own Keurig brand of re-fillable K-cups don’t work. Ridiculous. There are so many wonderful roasts out in the world to try. Secondly the carafe isn’t thermal; therefore your coffee will be cool when you go for 2nd cup. I am sadly going to look for another brand of coffee machine. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (12) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.