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Keurig vs Flavia Coffee Makers

Nothing starts the day like a hot cup of excellent coffee. I begin almost every day this way, and enjoy everything from Folgers to Kona.


Which Single Cup coffee maker is the best?

Single Cup coffee makers have become quite popular, with Keurig leading the way in popularity. But is it the best single cup coffee maker? How does it compare to Flavia drink station?

As it turns out the clear winner isn't cut and dry. Each system has its benefits and drawbacks.

However, I feel that the Flavia Drink station edges out Keurig for best single cup coffee maker.

Flavia Drink Station

Flavia Drink Station

First, taste

The ultimate decision maker for every coffee drinker should be taste. I've had both Flavia and Keurig coffee. I find Keurig coffee to be bitter, and yet watered down.

Flavia drink station made coffee is more robust. It seems like "real coffee" to me, whereas the Keurig is almost imitation coffee.

Reusable K-cup

Reusable K-cup

Cost per cup - Keurig

The initial outset for both machines are comparable, both having starting price points in the sub-100 dollar range. Keurig gets a slight edge here, I was able to find a few machines in the 75 dollar range.

Brewing Something Good Unique 35-Count Variety Pack 0.78 cents per cup

Brooklyn Beans Variety Pack 0.55 cents per cup

Gloria Jean's Hazelnut 0.57 cents per cup

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Of note: Keurig has a reusable coffee filter available to lower cost per cup of coffee.

Flavia brew hot chocolate, mochaccino, cappuccino, and lattes

Flavia brew hot chocolate, mochaccino, cappuccino, and lattes

Cost per cup - Flavia Drink station

Flavia can also brew tea, hot chocolate, mochaccino, cappuccino, and lattes

And the Flavia does it without having to buy a different machine, the more expensive Keurig Rivo System

Cost per cup - Flavia

FLAVIA ALTERRA Coffee, Morning Roast

0.49 cents per cup

FLAVIA ALTERRA Coffee, French Roast

0.58 cents per cup

FLAVIA ALTERRA Coffee, Colombia

0.53 cents per cup

The drawbacks of the Flavia system

The only major drawback of the Flavia system: It isn't very popular. Keurig has really dominated the single cup coffee market. You can go to your local supermarket and purchase K-cups.

Flavia Fresh Packs I have only seen online, and at my local Achieva Credit Union.

The Keurig system can also utilize a reusable coffee filter

Flavia has no such reusable filter that I could find.

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