Should You Get a Keurig or Nespresso Coffee Maker?

There are so many incredible options for coffee lovers. On every corner is a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or local coffee shop with a Barista waiting to brew your favorite espresso, cappuccino, or macchiato. But what about when you want these same coffee treats at home?

What is a Keurig Machine?

Keurig makes more than 80 different coffee machines. They have sizes perfect for individuals and larger models for restaurants, hotels, and B&Bs. Some come in fancy colors, too. These machines are very popular in the U.S. because of their convenient “pods” that contain coffee, tea, and other drinks. You just pop one in, close the lid, and the machine starts brewing using water in the pre-filled reservoir. Within a minute or so, you have a perfect cup of joe.
Keurig machines tend to be more compact than Nespresso, and they tend to be priced cheaper. In addition, Keurig has partnered with many big coffee companies to offer “K-cups” from Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and other popular coffee brands. The K-cups are recyclable for those environmentally conscious coffee drinkers.

What is a Nespresso Coffee Maker?

On the flip side, a Nespresso coffee maker uses capsules instead of pods. These coffee makers are extremely popular in Europe and the U.S. Unlike Keurig, Nespresso offers only two models, the original and Vertuo line. The Gran Lattissima is perfect for making cappuccinos, and the Nespresso’s Creatista Plus includes a steam wand to froth the milk for latte fans.
Some Nespresso machines are much larger than a Keurig, but they are known for higher quality luxury drinks. Unfortunately, Nespresso coffee makers are also more expensive.
Because of the two model lines, Nespresso capsules come in two different sizes. They cost slightly less than K-cups, but they are not yet recyclable.

Should You Buy a Keurig or Nespresso Coffee Maker?

Both Nespresso and Keurig offer a coffee shop experience without needing to leave your home. They use disposable pods to create every type of coffee creation, from espressos to lattes and even teas and hot cocoa.
If you want to enjoy coffee shop-style coffee drinks in your very own home, a Keurig or Nespresso fits the bill. For a smaller, less expensive model choose Keurig. If you want high-quality and volume (more cups of gourmet coffee), choose Nespresso. Both offer easy-to-use machines with the push of a single button.
Keurig gives you plenty of options for brewing 6-60oz of coffee, and they have more models and more K-cup options, and as a bonus, they are typically less expensive.
Nespresso, however, creates a higher-quality beverage, the machines are hearty and well made (Swiss-made), and they offer custom brew sizes.

Coffee Maker Warranty Considerations

If you love a good cup of coffee and are spending a lot buying your coffee out, a Keurig or Nespresso coffee maker could really save you some money. Plus, you can have that fancy coffee-house drink at any time of night or day.
Before shelling out any of your hard-earned money for either of these appliances, check out the coffee maker warranty. Unfortunately, most manufacturers’ warranties only last for a short time (usually a year or less), and they only cover inherent defects. After that, you will have to pay to have it fixed or replaced, which could get costly quickly.
Before you decide if you should buy a coffee maker warranty, think about how much you would have to spend fixing or replacing it?
Modern appliances are full of complex electronics and mechanical components that can and do fail. That is where Upsie comes in. Upsie offers the best small appliance warranty covering you from manufacturing defects and failure long after your original warranty expires. You won’t have to worry about fixing:
  • Mechanical failure (motors, gears, ball bearings, computer chips, rotors, etc.)
  • Power issues
  • Heating/cooling issues
  • And more!
Upsie customers pay up to 70% less than stores charge. In addition, they love that the warranty is transferable, so if they sell or give away the appliance later, the warranty goes with it.
With an Upsie extended warranty, you are not limited to a specific number of claims; you can file as many as you need, up to the full price of the item. Even better, you can file claims 24/7 with a great team.
Enjoy your daily cup of inspiration and rest assured that your beautiful new coffee maker is protected for the life of your coffee maker warranty.

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