Say Hello to Keurig 2.0 K550 Review | #WIN FREE Coffee For a Year & $200 Kohls GC #GIVEAWAY | #HelloKeurig


I am a self admitted coffee addict. I probably drink at least 3 (16 ounce) cups of Joe every day, sometimes more.

I am also a huge Keurig fan. We have tried several versions, from the B60, the OfficePro Premier B155 and the K10 Mini.  We’ve enjoyed every single one of these units, but sometimes you just want more than a single cup of coffee. Sometimes you need a pot so that you can serve a few people at once.

Say Hello to the Keurig 2.0.


We were sent a Keurig 2.0 K550 system to try for ourselves.

  • 10 Brew Sizes: from 4 oz. to 30 oz.
  • 80 oz. Water Reservoir with Easy-fill Flip-top Reservoir Lid
  • 2.8” Color Touch Display
  • Brewer Maintenance Alerts
  • Strength Control
  • Illuminated Water Reservoir
  • Customizable User Interface Wallpaper
  • Hot Water On-Demand Function
  • Programmable Controls: Auto On/Off; Auto Brew K-Carafe™; Customizable Clock; Favorite Settings; and Night Light with Customizable Color
  • Includes 4-cup starter carafe, 4 K-Carafe™ packs, 6 K-Cup® packs, & 2.0 Water Filter Starter Kit with one filter


I was so excited about the new versatility of the Keurig 2.0. I immediately skipped a single cup and had to brew a carafe.

Although the K Cup is larger for the carafe, it slid into position with ease.


Once the lid is closed you are able to choose how many cups you want to brew.


The display then alerts you that it is brewing and to not lift up the lid.

I love how easy the display is to read and how easy it is to program the Keurig to your liking. From customizing the screen & nightlight, to setting or reading the time. The touch sensitivity is set so that you are not jabbing at the screen and the color display makes it easier to read (easier on the eyes).


Within minutes you have a fresh carafe of quality coffee to enjoy by yourself (I take mine to my office and sip all morning) or share with others.

The Keurig 2.0 is so customizable. There is an auto brew option and a strength control setting for brewing bolder coffee. There’s even a separate setting for hot cocoa and other specialty beverages like lattes and mochas. Just need a cup of hot water? Yep, it even offers hot water on demand.


If you are a current K Cup user and are thinking of upgrading to the Keurig 2.0 please be aware that you can only use Keurig K Cups in this machine.

Most K Cups on the market have been updated with the new label, but you might have some of the older ones at home. Look for the ring around the outer edge where it says KEURIG BREWED.


The Keurig 2.0 accepts both a single cup K Cup and the Carafe size which is the equivalent of 4 single cups.

I have found that if you shop around for the best value, you can brew a quality cup of coffee at home with the Keurig for a tad bit less than an “on sale” cup at your local convenience store. With over 250+ varieties to choose from you are bound to find some within your budget. I even found our local club store brand K Cups that were labeled to work in the Keurig 2.0!



Win Free Coffee for a Year When You Say Hello to Keurig 2.0!

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Starting 8/24/14 through 9/17/2014 you can enter to win FREE COFFEE FOR A YEAR!

Here’s how:

 Customers who purchase a Keurig 2.0 brewer at Kohl’s / can enter to win free coffee for a year!

 Enter your information and upload a photo of your receipt, packing slip or web confirmation showing you purchased your Keurig 2.0 at Kohl’s or at

 There is a no purchase necessary mail-in form of entry as well


My coffee hasn’t tasted this good in a long time.

Isn’t it time for you to say Hello to Keurig 2.0?


ONE Lucky OurKidsMom reader is going to WIN A $200 Kohl’s gift card to buy their own Keurig 2.0 by entering HERE!


Rules:You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on October 3, 2014.


  1. Barbara Montag says

    I’ve been thinking of getting us a Keurig.
    I like this one – it would be a good choice for our family.
    thank you

  2. Kenya F says

    I love that the Keurig has Strength Control! Not to mention its simple and easy to use.

  3. Betty B. says

    I love that you can brew anywhere from 1 cup to a carafe! Very customizable.

  4. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I like the fact that the Keurig has Brewer Maintenance Alerts.

  5. Janet W. says

    What a sleek looking design! I love the touchscreen panel! I bet this makes a great cup of coffee!

  6. Lisa Brown says

    I really like the Hot Water On-Demand Function feature

  7. I love the one cup concept. Too many times, I throw away coffee if I make too much. Smart!

  8. We have the standard Keurig that only brews single cups and absolutely love it! It is so convenient during hectic mornings or when guests come over. I love the idea of being able to brew an entire pot!

  9. Mary Happymommy says

    The hot water on demand is a good feature.

  10. Elena says

    I would love to get this Keurig. Thank you for the review

  11. Karen Glatt says

    I have a Keurig but I do not have this model. I like that I can make an easy cup of Coffee and it is fast and fresh! I also like the ability to make a carafe when I have company. This Keurig really is an elite model!

  12. Nicole says

    I love the design and style on this one much better then the older model. Fits in with the kitchen decor in our home more and the appliances.

  13. Dandi D says

    I really like the hot water on demand feature–it would come in so handy around our house!

  14. amanda roach says

    hot water on demand for sure!!

  15. Sarah Hayes says

    its so awesome that you can brew just a cup or the pot! thats perfect for our coffee morning needs here

  16. Melissa S says

    This really does look like the perfect coffee maker. I love that you can brew a carafe and that you can customize the light.

  17. Marcia Goss says

    I would love to have this. I love the touch display and the hot water on demand for tea!

  18. Dana Rodriguez says

    I really love this! And it would match my kitchen appliances!

  19. Kristi says

    Thanks for the review. Looks like a great new product! I love that is has the option of a cup or a whole carafe.

  20. I love how it can make either single cup or a carafe — so convenient!

  21. Seyma Shabbir says

    I did not know they came in carafe sizes!! I love my kcup single serve but this would be better!

  22. This Keurig model is so stylish and even more convenient now! ^_^

  23. Denise L says

    I love that Keurig now has the option to brew a whole carafe at once. That’s a great option when company comes over.

  24. Christina Sparks says

    I Like the idea that you can cook a single mug on this.

  25. Sarah L says

    I like the timer so I can wake up to coffee.

  26. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Love The Sleek Design Of The Keurig 2.0, Great Features Too!

  27. We got ours too. I love it. Thanks to Influenster for giving us the opportunity to try it. I love the features and how easy it is to use.

  28. sandy weinstein says

    i would love one of these, they have one at my vet’s. love that it can make hot water as well as 1-4 cups, has maintenance controls as well

  29. Cynthia R says

    Finally combines a one cup keurig with a regular coffee maker. When i have a big party of people, it’s easier to use a coffee maker but keurig is nice for guests who want decaf or tea or whatever, this is great!

  30. Pamela Gurganus says

    Just when I thought Keurig couldn’t get any better….they’ve gone and done it again! 🙂 I LOVE this machine and am very excited about the new carafe! Thanks for the information! 🙂

  31. Kari W says

    Love the option to brew a 4 cup carafe, perfect for when I have a couple friends over.

  32. Andrea says

    I love that you can brew a whole carafe for the family rather than brewing a cup at a time! Thanks for the review 🙂

  33. shelly peterson says

    this looks like a great machine with so any features. I like that it makes a a full pot of coffee if needed.

  34. Robyn says

    I like all the features on this one, like the option for a cup or a full pot, and the hot water feature. Now i’m craving a cup of coffee! I wonder if you can make iced coffee with this machine!?

  35. lissa crane says

    This Keurig is awesome! I had no idea it had a Color Touch Display and I love the Brewer Maintenance Alerts! These features alone make it worth the purchase! The Keurig I have now is nine years old and while it has lasted and gets the job done, this 2.0 has all the bells and whistles! Made for a real coffee drinker!

  36. kathy dalton says

    Keurig is awesome. I love the brew a pot feature and all the alerts.

  37. Oh wow – everything looks so classy with this new model..I especially like the LCD display.

  38. polly says

    This is what I need every morning to make my mornings easier! Would love to put this in my kitchen!!!!

  39. Cassandra Eastman says

    I absolutely love that the Keurig 2.0 also gives the option to brew more than one cup at a time, it’d be great when we have company or I haven’t had much sleep 🙂

  40. Laura J says

    Oh these look so neat! I love how easy the display is to read! And…customizing the strength of your coffee is wonderful! Somedays..I just need it a little stronger! 🙂 I also really love that they now have the Carafe size!

  41. Nici r says

    I love that you can brew a whole cup!

  42. BeckyM says

    This is awesome! Love that you can brew a whole carafe now!

  43. Jessie C. says

    I would love one for my birthday!

  44. Carole Spring says

    I have wanted a Keurig for several years. I like that it has the hot water on demand function.

  45. terry maigi says

    Great review! I love that it has a hot water on demand feature!

  46. april yedinak says

    Great review. I especially love the detailed photos, which show me what a good looking machine this is. I really would love to get one of these.

  47. Anne says

    Thanks for the in-depth review and the explanation of the difference in the K-Cups this machine uses. The photos help a lot, too, as I consider whether we really need to upgrade to the new model.

  48. Laura Barnes Schrillo says

    this would be great on the weekends

  49. Laura says

    The moment I heard about the new system it was at the top of my Christmas list, thanks for the great review! I’m stoked about the ability to brew a pot now which is what I have been waiting on (and holding out for)

  50. Jennifer says

    the pot is awesome. great for entertaining! so versatile!

  51. Carmen Van Deursen says

    I love the single cup and carafe, great for my family.

  52. Lydia Lay Clark says

    Oh I would love a Keurig! I love that it has the Strength Control setting lets you brew a stronger cup!! That would perfect for some days!

  53. MissKitty Church says

    I love the new Keurig carafe.. That makes weekend mornings much more relaxing

  54. Colleen Maurina says

    I really like that this new Keurig has 10 Brew Sizes and also has strength control to please everyone!

  55. Christina G. says

    I don’t even have Keurig 1.0, so I’d love to get my hands on one of these. Thanks for sharing!

  56. Kelli Fayard says

    I am going to be at home with a newborn soon, and being able to brew a carafe from the Keurig would be a dream come true.

  57. Jessica Pinkard says

    I’m thinking the Keurig will be perfect for my husband for Christmas. Plus, who doesn’t love Newman’s Own?

  58. Kelley Schelling says

    This would make a great christmas gift!!

  59. Linda trinklein says

    We go back and forth on weather we should get one or not! I love the review you gave here, such great points, not to mention an unrelated fact – your cup is super cute 😉 My favorite feature is the “The Keurig 2.0 accepts both a single cup K Cup and the Carafe size which is the equivalent of 4 single cups.” Perfect for us!!
    Thank you so much!

  60. Mary Dailey says

    This is the ULTIMATE Keurig! So great that you have choices as to how you want to use it!

  61. Amy Schultz says

    What I love about this Keurig is the option for single cup and carafe for entertaining.

  62. Birdiebee says

    This is so awesome. I love that this now has a carafe for when the family wants more than just one cup of coffee.

  63. Maria Iemma says

    I love that I can make everyone their own preferred drink. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate. this is great!

  64. I just love love love how easy this is to use! I’ve wanted one for a long time!

  65. we love our keurig and wouldn’t be able to survive without it!! it makes so much coffee so much easier then regular brewing. The time I save is a- mazing!

  66. Shannon says

    This sounds like a great coffeemaker. Thank you for your review.

  67. Anastasia Falling says

    I think these things are so cool looking! I’d love to try one out, but haven’t had a chance yet 🙂

  68. sara wood says

    I really love this coffee maker I might just have to buy one for my mom.

  69. D Johnson says

    I like the touch screen panel and that you can now brew an entire carafe.

  70. Holly C. says

    I would love one of these, I like that you can brew a single cup, perfect!

  71. Michelle S says

    I am glad they made the shift to adding the carafe, but of course none too happy about them cutting back a competitor’s market on the kcups redesign.

  72. Michelle L. says

    I think it’s great that you are able to customize your cup to your own tastes!

  73. Clara says

    I would love one of these! I love that you can set the brew strength!

  74. Jill Myrick says

    I love how much better they have made the new Keurig and that I can now brew a small pot or still opt for a single cup.


  75. Hesper Fry says

    The brewer maintenance alerts is a cool feature!

  76. Della Barker says

    Wow! The new Keurig sounds wonderful! I love that it has a touch screen, hot water on demand and that I can make 1 cup or enough for the family.

  77. Theresa D says

    I love that this can brew a single cup or the 4 cup pot. I also like brew strength feature.

  78. ronda patrick says

    10 brew sizes is just what is needed, suitable for ANYONE!!!!

  79. Brandi Goolsby says

    I have never owned a Keurig. Mainly due to the cost. But this looks so nice – I would LoVE to have one of these. It has so many different neat options!

  80. Tara Woods says

    My favorite thing is the hot water on demand feature.

  81. Pauline says

    Love the specs & versatility of the unit, awesome!

  82. Susan Smith says

    I love that you can brew anywhere from 1 cup to a carafe.

  83. Richard Hicks says

    I love the features on this coffee maker. It makes making a cup of coffee a breeze.

  84. Karen Drake says

    Thanks for the review, I love that you can make just one cup or a full carafe, that feature would eliminate wasting coffee by making too much.

  85. BILL HOFF says

    I WANT a Keurig…we have a Tassimo and those cups are getting hard to find!

  86. Christina Strapp Lambert says

    This new Keurig is pretty awesome. I like the new k-cups and I like how yo can brew more than a single cup of coffee.

  87. melissa t says

    I like that you can make 1 cup or a pot of coffee.

  88. Crystal F says

    I think it’s great that they’ve made it to were you can make a whole pot of coffee. I’m not sure I would use it but I know others would. My whole reason for wanting a Keurig is so that I don’t feel guilty for wasting coffee when I just want one cup.

  89. Amber S. says

    Love the sizes, having the ability to brew more or less coffee is great for when it’s just you or a group.

  90. Heidi Back says

    All the features sound great, I was ooo’ing and ah’ing through the entire post! Love the carafe and taking it to my home office idea and the instant hot water because I’m a big hot tea drinker as well!

  91. Steve says

    My Keurig is three years old and I could really use an update!

  92. Kathy Pease says

    I love this it would be so great to have with the holidays coming..Especially when having company over..we love our coffee 🙂

  93. Stacey Roberson says

    I really love how customized this machine is. the auto brew option and a strength control settings are perfect for having when there’s multiple household members that drink different types of coffee.

  94. Yes Ma’am I could use this! Thanks for the opportunity

  95. Geoff K says

    I love the option of brewing a carafe instead of just a single cup, and the sleek design is definitely an improvement. I’m a little disappointed that the machine only reads Keurig k-cups, as I have stockpiled a lot of k-cups that are store brand or from indie coffee companies, so that would be the one sticking point that would make me think twice about upgrading now!

  96. Buddy Garrett says

    It sounds great. I love the 250+ varieties.

  97. Lisa says

    Perfect Christmas gift!

  98. Philip Schilling says

    I like the Keurig 2.0! Its shiny!

  99. susan mongeau says

    Fresh coffee…fast…love that!

  100. I Love the versatility of this Keurig!! Th e4 cup would be perfect for my husband and me!

  101. Julie Hawkins says

    I love my older model keurig, but this version is amazing. I love the carafe and new touch screen!

  102. Amanda Keeland says

    I love that Keurig has strength control. My husband and I like varying strengths of coffee so this would work great for us.

  103. Diana B says

    I love the strength control setting. That is such a great idea.

  104. Bryan E. says

    The ability to brew either a Cup, or a Carafe, make it perfect for us…no dumping out excess stale coffee at day’s end.

  105. Jennifer Speed says

    I love that you can make it as strong or as light as you want it which is good for me since I don’t really drink that much strong coffee. I am also glad that they give you the option to do single brew or a whole carafe.

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