There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It’s a smell that carries the promise of, not a good day, but a great day! With a steaming mug of coffee in your hand anything seems possible, whether it’s leap tall buildings in a single bound, stop speeding hands (with the hand that isn’t holding your coffee) or even talking tackling that stack of bills you’ve been avoiding. Of course, you can’t make a good cup of coffee without a good coffee maker.


Life of a Southern Mom was recently given the opportunity to work with Keurig Green Mountain, inc. to review their products. Recognized for its innovative Keurig brewing technology, as well as its socially responsible business practices, Keurig Green Mountain, inc, is the leader of specialty coffee, coffee machines, teas and other beverages. They also support local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee and are actively involved in a variety of social and environmental projects.


I was sent the Keurig 2.0 K550 Brewing System to review. Each Keurig 2.0 K550 includes:

  • Keurig Carafe
  • 6 K-Cup packs
  • 4 K-Cup Carafe Packs 
  • Water Filter Handle and Cartridge 


The Keurig 2.0 K550 is the first brewing system of its kind to feature the innovative Keurig brewing technology and is designed to read the lids of the K-Cup and K-Carafe for a perfect brew! Do you remember how convenient it was to make a single serving cup of coffee with the previous Keurig models but also how inconvenient it was to make extras for your guests?  Unlike those other models, in addition to being able to prepare single serving cups, the Keurig 2.0 K550 allows you to brew a 4-cup Carafe with ease instead of having to replace the old K-Cups every time you needed a refill–all with just a simple touch of a button! That’s pretty handy if I do say so myself.

Other fantastic features the Keurig 2.0 K550 has to offer are the extra large water reservoir, which holds a whopping 80 ounces, it’s  2.8 inch color touch display, programmable clock and auto brew options. There’s even a brew strength setting for those of us who like our coffee a little on the stronger side. Not into coffee? There’s a Hot Cocoa setting for the kids on those colder nights and a latte setting for the more sophisticated palate. Say goodbye to your old coffee maker cause it’s going to the curb once you try one of this brewers for yourself!

Along with the model K550 I was also sent 4 K-Carafe packs that include:

-Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend
-Green Mountain Coffee French Roast
-Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla
-The Original Donut Shop RegularIn addition to the K-Carafe Packs it also include 6 K-Cups: 
-The Original Donut Shop Regular Extra Bold
-Green Mountain Coffee Hazelnut 
-Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend
-Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast
-Starbucks Pike Place Roast
-Celestial Seasonings English Breakfast Tea
Speaking of K-Cups, Did you know that there’s over 250 different varieties of coffee, teas and specialty beverages that are compatible with the this model? Just check for the Keurig Brewed seal on your favorite K-Cup and K-Carafe packs!

This fantastic model retails for a super afforable $199 and would make a wonderful gift for the coffee lover in your life. Heck, why not get one for yourself and indulge in a cup of, not good, but great coffee. Visit Keurig Green Mountain, Inc, here to learn more or purchase your very own handy, dandy, brewing machine here on Amazon.

I don’t know about you all but I love to wake up and fix a nice, steaming hot cup of coffee. There is no changing coffee filters, scooping coffee grains or filling up the coffee maker daily. Now, I just pop a K-cup in, select which size cup I would like and watch it make a nice cup of coffee in less than 2 minutes tops. This is by far the best coffee maker my husband and I have owned. He now wants one for his office at work so we’ll see if he makes Santa’s good list on Christmas morning. 

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