K-Cup Competitor - A Cheaper Alternative To Keurig!

K-Cup Competitor – A Cheaper Alternative To Keurig!

A friend asked me about a particular K-Cup Competitor and if there was a better, cheaper alternative to Keurig. This is exactly what I will be discussing in this article – good quality Keurig alternatives that you can use to make a great cup of coffee or as good as K-Cup coffee permits.

With that aside, stay tuned and keep reading to find out about single-serve brewers that you can use instead of a Keurig.

Let’s begin with…

Is There A Cheaper Alternative To Keurig?


there are about a dozen or good quality alternatives to Keurig brewers that can effectively brew K-Cup coffee pods. There are a number of questions that you need to ask yourself before you pick which one meets your requirements.

Such questions are: 

  • What Coffee Drinks Do You Like?
  • How Much Space Is Available In Your Kitchen?
  • Do You Care About Environmentally Friendly Options?
  • Do You Love Espresso Coffee?

The last question is there, as Keurigs do have espresso options, but if you really love a good espresso, then you are going to be disappointed. These machines, I refer to all capsule based coffee machines, make an espresso like coffee. It looks like an espresso shot complete with the rich crema, but the taste is not quite there.


Is There A Cheaper Alternative To Keurig
There are a number of alternatives to Keurig

Read: Which Keurig uses all K Cups?

K-Cup Compatible Coffee Makers

There are a good number of K-Cup Coffee Makers that are fully compatible K Cup Brewers that can brew green mountain coffee any other K-cup pack of coffee pods by other coffee companies.

Here are 8 great Keurig alternatives:

  • 1. Sboly Single Serve.
  • 2. Mueller Ultima Single Serve.
  • 3. Dnsly Coffee Maker Single Serve.
  • 4. CHULUX Single Serve.
  • 5. Hamilton Beach Single Serve.
  • 6. Gourmia 3-in-1 Coffee & Tea Maker.
  • 7. Homia Kahve Single Serve.
  • 8. SUNVIVI OUTDOOR Single Serve.
K-Cup Compatible Coffee Makers
A K Cup compatible coffee maker.

Read: Difference between Nespresso And Keurig

Is There A Coffee Maker That Uses K-Cups And Nespresso Pods?


there is a coffee maker that can use both K-cups and Nespresso pods. Better still, there are a few coffee makers that are available the Instant Pot is a popular one that offers flexibility speed and convenience.

The Gourmia GCM5000 One Touch Multi Capsule Coffee Machine is an alternative to the Instant pot that is a pod machine and can take both leading coffee capsules.

Which Keurig Makes Coffee And Espresso?

The Keurig Rivo coffee brewing system can make regular coffee and an espresso. You can make all the regular milk base drinks like a flat white, cortado, mocha, cappuccino, latte and many more, and can make them very well!

The espresso and the quality of the shot is not quite there though. It’s good but coffee lovers that enjoy an espresso will notice that it is not quite as good as a professional espresso machine or a home espresso machine.

Is There An Espresso K-Cup Machine?

The above mentioned Keurig Rivo can make an espresso and the whole range of milk based coffee drinks with frothy milk. It is not quite there, I am far from impressed with the shot of espresso from this machine.

Frappé-Ing It All Up – K-Cup Competitor

Now that Keurig has seen a backlash from consumers and the anti-trust lawsuits for running a monopoly on both machines and K-Cups, their machines must accept and be compatible with off-company brands, which means non green mountain coffee.

There are now a number of manufacturers that make coffee brewers that use K cups which means you have a better, broader and wider range of options when it comes to selecting a K Cup competitor.

Best of all it means you can get your hands on a machine that can take both Nespresso and K Cups.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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