Some coffee purists may scoff at Keurig’s K-Cup coffee brewing system
, but devotees swear by it. Even the most jaded connoisseurs are forced to concede its groundbreaking convenience factor and excellent selection of delicious hot beverages. Regardless of your opinion on the single-serve trend, there’s no denying its popularity. In fact, a 2014 survey by the National Coffee Association found that nearly thirty percent of coffee drinkers use single-cup brewers.
And why wouldn’t they? K-Cup coffee is easy and fast, it’s always hot and ready, and the process involves zero cleanup. No more dealing with spilled coffee grounds
or spilling coffee because of sneak-a-cup features that aren’t so sneaky.
Big News for K-Cup Lovers
Now, GE and Keurig have announced a new refrigerator that actually brews coffee from K-Cups, which is big news for K-Cup coffee enthusiasts. Called the Café refrigerator, this forward-thinking kitchen companion allows users to brew their K-Cups even more conveniently than a traditional Keurig machine.
There’s no need to refill the water reservoir, because the refrigerator has its own water line for ice, water, and of course, for glorious coffee brewed fresh from K-Cups. The Café fridge also conserves counter space, leaving more room for that fancy new juicer you thinking about purchasing.
The Café Has Some Very Attractive Features
To make great coffee, you need great water, and the Café boasts one of the most advanced filtration systems available on any refrigerator. Independently verified to remove trace pharmaceuticals, water treatment chemicals, and other impurities, it’s designed to provide the perfect cup of K-Cup coffee or tea
, every time.
The Keurig machine isn’t the Café’s only high-tech feature… far from it. It also sports a touch-screen interface and mobile device connectivity. Via an Android or iOS device, you can preset your brew time so your water will be steaming hot as soon as you get out of the shower.
Environmentally conscious consumers will be happy to know that the future of refrigeration is also ENERGY STAR certified. There’s no need to worry about your electricity bill, as this refrigerator barely uses as much energy for brewing your K-Cup coffee as charging your cell phone overnight.
The one thing it doesn’t have? Portability. You won’t be bringing this coffee maker on the road to your next out-of-town conference, so you may want to hold on to your Keurig machine, just in case. Other than that, it seems like a sure winner.
Where Can I Get a GE Café for My Morning K-Cup Coffee?
By now, many of you are probably wondering where you can get your own Café Refrigerator. We have some bad news – this machine is from the future.
For now, you’ll have to hop in your time-traveling Delorian to get your hands on the Café. But if you can wait until Fall 2015, it can be yours for $3,300, and you won’t have to worry about disrupting the space-time continuum in order to brew your fresh cup of K-Cup coffee.