Keurig Dr Pepper, Burlington, Mass., and Plano, Texas, announced the launch of the K-Duo portfolio, a line of coffee makers uniting single-serve and drip coffee functionality under the Keurig brand equity. With the ability to brew a single cup using K-Cup pods and a carafe of drip coffee, the new brewer lineup offers convenience and versatility all in one machine, the company says.
The K-Duo portfolio includes three state-of-the-art coffee makers, each offering different features and varying price points, it adds.
“Through our research and insights efforts, we learned consumers wanted versatile brew options from one coffee maker on their countertop to serve different coffee occasions, such as everyday morning routines, group entertaining or a date night,” said Andrew Loucks, president of Keurig appliances at Keurig Dr Pepper, in a statement. “We're excited to offer a new dual-function brewer portfolio that gives consumers the ability to make a single cup through K-Cup pods or a full carafe using traditional drip brewing, with both processes delivering the same quality coffee experience consumers have grown to love from Keurig.”
The K-Duo brewers offers a variety of features, including Smart Start where the coffee maker heats, then brews in one simple process, and Pause and Pour in which the coffee maker can be paused mid-brew for 20 seconds, allowing consumers to pour a cup immediately from the carafe, it explains. Another differentiator is the large single water reservoir, which is shared between carafe and single-serve brewing, providing easy cleaning and fewer water refills between brewing, the company says.
The three available models will be as follows:
- Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve and Carafe Coffee Maker: With a side-by-side design of drip plus pod brewing, three brew sizes for single cup and a 12-cup glass carafe, the K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker is available now at Walmart and Walmart.com with an MSRP of $99.
- Keurig K-Duo Single Serve and Carafe Coffee Maker: Offering four brew sizes for single cup plus a 12-cup glass carafe, the K-Duo Coffee Maker includes Programmable Carafe Auto-Brew, allowing consumers to program their brewer to automatically brew a carafe up to 24 hours in advance. This model also features a digital display. With an MSRP of $169.99, the K-Duo coffee maker will be available nationwide at retailers like Target, Best Buy and Amazon.com beginning this fall.
- Keurig K-Duo Plus Single Serve and Carafe Coffee Maker: The brewer incorporates the same features as the rest of the portfolio in addition to a multi-position water reservoir that can be placed to the left, right or along the back of the brewer to optimize counter space. The K-Duo Plus brewer offers Strong Brew for a more intense single cup and carafe. This model also includes a premium 12-cup thermal carafe, which keeps freshly brewed coffee warm for up to two hours as well as a reusable gold-tone mesh filter. At $229.99, the K-Duo Plus coffee maker will be available nationwide at retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and Keurig.com beginning this fall.