Keurig Mini Plus Single Cup Brewer + K-Cups Review – HOT Holiday Gift Idea!

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I have been on the “One-Cup Coffeemaker Bandwagon” since the beginning. I can remember some of the first machines that used tiny coffee “pods” to brew up your “joe” 1 cup at a time. These machines were loud and rarely ever held more than a cup or so of water at a time. To be honest, the coffee that it made was never really that good either. And there was never much of a selection to speak of. Then along came Keurig. Not only does this 1 cup brewer make a delicious cup of coffee – it also makes a  delicious cup of hot cocoa, a delicious cup of apple cider, a delicious cup of tea…etc. There are new varieties coming out all of the time to satisfy ANY thirst!! Don’t drink hot beverages? There is STILL a K-cup for you! There are lots of iced variations available to choose from! Check out the HUGE selection at Cross Country Cafe!

One of the things I love about my Keurig is that I can stock up on K-Cups in all different varieties and whenever I have a craving – or company – there’s always plenty to choose from. The machine is quiet and fast! There’s not long wait for your cup of coffee! There are quite a few different sized Keurigs to choose from, depending on your needs. We currently have a larger brewer as well as this mini brewer. The larger brewer is great if it is your only coffee maker and your family drinks a lot of coffee. The Mini Plus brewer (pictured above) is a great size for having at the office or tucked aside on your counter. It won’t take up a huge amount of space and will be there whenever you need it! It’s available in several different colors too – so you can match your kitchen or office decor!

My husband and I both love coffee. But we both love different flavors and varieties! It’s so great that I don’t have to drink his Hazelnut flavored coffee when I need to have a cup of decaf. Or if he is wanting a cup of tea while I am craving some hot cocoa? I simply choose the K-cup that I want to drink and brew up my drink fresh! No waste and no wait!

Two of the varieties that we tried out from Cross Country Cafe were Wolfgang Puck’s Jamaica Me Crazy and Green Mountain Coffee’s Hazelnut Noisette. Since I am pregnant and can’t overdo it with caffeine, I was only able to taste test these, while my husband was lucky enough to get to indulge in the rest of them!! The Jamaica Me Crazy is soooo good if you love deep, dark, flavorful coffee! It’s so hard to believe that this was made using a single-cup brewer. Definitely coffeehouse quality here! The Hazelnut Noisette was tasty too! It has just enough of a hint of hazelnut to make it yummy without overwhelming the coffee and making it taste too sweet. I drink my coffee with a splash of milk, but both of these varieties also tasted really good without!

You can check out all of the different Keurig Models for sale as well as a HUGE variety of K-cups at Cross Country Cafe! I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the awesome deals that I find there as well!

*Cross Country Cafe provided me with a Keurig Mini Plus brewer and 2 boxes of K-cups from their wide selection in order to facilitate this review. No compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Heather Walsh says

    My favorite kind of coffee has got to be the Green Mountain ‘Dark Magic’ coffee. I loooove strong coffee!

  2. Heather Walsh says

    I also did the bonus entry (commented on a review of SodaStream…which I will now be purchasing just based on your review!).

    Thanks! :)

  3. Andrea says

    I don’t actually drink coffee, but I loooove tea and hot chocolate!! It would also be nice to have a Keurig for guests to have coffee when they came over. We did have a coffee maker, but it broke.

  4. Jen M says

    I liked both pages. :)
    My favorite coffee right now is Green Mountain Coffee Sumatran Reserve. It is so bold and delicious!

  5. Lindsay says

    I also did the bonus entry review on the car! :)
    Would love to win the coffee maker. I have the old fashion coffe maker now :(

  6. alyssa says

    i’m really excited to try the keurig green mountain coffee k-cups. i’ve heard really good things about them… also i like like like you on fbook! woohoo!

  7. Jen says

    Did the bonus entry and read your HOliday Gift Guide entry on the Soda Stream and commented there. Thanks for your reviews.

  8. gramma jones says

    I never had a k-cup cup of coffee, but if someone would hook me up with a new up to date coffee maker, :) then I will have a chance to taste other brands besides the one I buy :( and not have to click the coffee maker on and off (only an on/off switch on it).

  9. Blessie Nelson says

    I checked your holiday guide and thought it was wonderful collection. I commented on your payless shoes review. You have wonderful kids!

  10. meagan mcbride says

    Its hard to choose just one flavor that’s my favorite because there all sooo good!! I really like mocha :)

  11. Kirsten A says

    I’m enjoying Taste of the Hill Country right now… it’s a local blend found at HEB stores in Texas… a little cinnamon, a little pecan, pretty tasty!

  12. Kristy Kennedy says

    I liked both pages. If there is a peppermint mocha, that is always my fave. Second fave is Caramel anything!

  13. Nicole Westmoreland says

    I LOVE anything mocha, I also think that coconut mocha sounds great…and I LOVE Green Mtn … YUMMMMY!!!! :)

  14. Holly M says

    My favorite kind of coffee is the kind that finds me in bed on a cold morning! lol But honestly i am really into green Mountain right now!

  15. Jatonne Dart says

    I love them all, but love all the “designer ones” that already have cream and sugar. So quick and easy on those busy mornings getting the kiddos ready for school!

    • Karren McIntire says

      I commented on Disney Junior’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates DVD Jakes saves Bucky – great gift idea!! I’ve also liked both pages and commented my fave coffee flavor.

  16. Leann says

    I love my Keurieg,I want very badly to win a single cup one for my mother who lives alone! She loves using mine when she visits, but it’s challenging when we visit her:) thank you!!

  17. Jessica Garcia says

    I checked out your 2012 holiday collection! Great ideas for gifts for all people in the family! I will be checking back for updated deals :)

  18. Ang Musick says

    Hubby would love this – he drinks coffee all year – He is a Starbucks nut so maybe winning this will cut the cost of that!!

  19. tmneill says

    I’m a coffee rookie, just started enjoying the different flavors of coffees out there. Really haven’t found one that has rocked my world, still looking – I mean tasting.

  20. says

    I just have the “old time” coffeemaker, but would love the mini since I live alone. Haven’t had a chance to try all the different flavors yet, just love coffee and hot chocolate. Thank you

  21. Tammy Morris says

    I do not have one favorite! I love Jamaica Me Crazy, french vanilla, and when I need a calming moment I like the green tea. I love the varieties that Keurig has. I was not a coffee drinker until just a few months ago.

  22. Kristin says

    I “like” both on FB. Love to try the flavored coffees-French Vanilla, Hazelnut., etc. Too many choices to pick a favorite

  23. Alexandra Young says

    I love the green mountain morning blend with pumpkin spice or coldstone creamery sweet cream creamer! Yum!

  24. Sherry J. says

    I love peppermint mochas (I use Green Mountain Columbian Blend or Nantucket Blend), Peppermint patty creamer, milk and hot chocolate :) YUM!!

  25. Christine Domyanic says

    I liked you both…”already was on your page”. and I left a comment on your gift idea… for Barbara’s Hand-Made Cookie Pies. YUMMMy!!!!!

  26. Melissa VandenBerg says

    My mom just bought a kcup that was called vanilla biscotti I am not sure of the brand but it was so good!!

  27. Patricia Horton Kartsaklis says

    I love the french vanilla cappucino – was given 2 boxes of it but don’t have a single brew system… yet…

  28. says

    My husband and i disagree on coffee. He prefers columbian I enjoy trying the flavored coffee. The wild blueberry is one that i recently tried and loved and hazelnut is always a favorite.

  29. Jessica Bagwell says

    I typically drink maxwell house master blend with peppermint mocha coffee creamer or vanilla when it’s not holiday time. I have been wanting a keurig for a long time, so this would be amazing to win! Thanks for the chance! =D

  30. Alison P says

    “like” both of you on Facebook!

    My favorite coffee flavor of the moment is Donut House light roast. (It changes a LOT)

  31. Virginia Lopez says

    I love vanilla! I want to try silk chocolate though. Today is my birthday, would be a nice way to celebrate!

  32. julie says

    My favorite is anything with what my hubby says is a “girl coffee!” It will have the word truffle in it or caramel or something like that!!

  33. Jennifer B says

    I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love hot chocolate and herbal tea. The Twinings Winter Spice looks especially yummy! (Liked the page!)

  34. Stephanie Bowers says

    I don’t drink coffee so my favorite flavor is hot chocolate! lol But my husband drinks it every morning, plain black with milk and sugar.

  35. barbara a says

    I like you both. I don’t care for coffee, but hubs enjoys a nice smooth breakfast blend and i would love for him to have a single serve maker so i don’t have to smell the coffee when i get up in the morning :)

  36. Jacqueline in Atlanta says

    I love a good Sumatra, dark smooth roast. Green Mountain makes one. Would love a Kuerig machine. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  37. Rich Hicks says

    This would make a wonderful gift for someone. I am amazed at the huge selection of k cups!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net


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