Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 03:38 am
Once upon a time, coffee was simple. You got regular or decaf. You drank it while it’s hot. It was a world before “gourmet” was even part of the picture and our tastes grew so… refined. It’s a world where you find brands like Keurig and Van Houtte working hard to bring that indie coffee shop feel to the comfort of your home!
It’s easy to talk about Canada’s 150th and think only of the end—all the celebrating we’re doing in 2017 to mark the occasion.
But we’ve travelled a long path to get here—much has happened in the nearly 55,000 days since Confederation, including that time in 1919 when Albert-Louis Van Houtte opened his first fine grocery store in Montreal where he could focus on his coffee passion. Ever since, the brand that is his legacy offers rich, premium-quality coffee through a single-batch roasting process that draws out the aromas and flavours of the beans.
All sounds great, right? And horribly complicated—you don’t have a signature blend dating nearly a hundred years by crafting something you can just find anywhere else!
Well, complicated until now—with several Van Houtte flavours available in Keurig’s signature K-Cups, you can wake up to a great cup of coffee every time you get out of bed!
Which would be great if I drank coffee.
Yes, you heard me—I don’t drink coffee.
This simple fact often shocks anyone who’s ever met me in person, the high-energy larger-than-life man that I am.
But that’s just me—I’ve seen all too well how a negative outlook can drag you down, so I try living on the other end of the spectrum, trying to keep upbeat even when the world might want to see us otherwise.
Sarah, though—her day’s just not the same without her jolt of java in the morning, We still joke about the one time she asked me to make her a pot to help out, and I hadn’t the slightest clue of how to work our coffee maker!
I might not drink coffee, but what I know is this—there’s a huge difference between amazing coffee and swill disguised as coffee! Wouldn’t it be nice to get your hands on something that gets it right every time?
What the Keurig K200 PLUS offers is a way to brew hot beverages tailored to your personal style and taste! It’s compact, colourful and versatile, and with 28 Van Houtte varieties available alone (not to mention nearly a hundred others that shall remain unnamed), it’s nearly impossible to say there’s not a mix for you! And hey—even if the regular K-Cup’s not your cup of tea (see what I did there?), there’s even a Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter so you can still brew great coffee without tossing anything away!
If you want a quick and easy way to add delicious flavour to your day (and I can say this because it even brews tea), the K200 may be exactly what you need!
Kicking Up Your Coffee Game with Van Houtte and Keurig—Because Your Time is Precious; So You Should TREAT It That Way.
The older you get, the more you realise how finite time is, and who wants to waste it when they don’t have to?
The Keurig K200 PLUS offers an upgrade to your morning routine by just making the coffee-brewing process… simpler. Who wouldn’t benefit from a little less complication in their lives?
Fun fact: only the Netherlands and Finland drink more litres of coffee per capita than us, so I’m pretty sure there are at least one of my readers who’d love to have this in their home! Help me help you make your life a little simpler, and I’ll see you at the next post!
Disclaimer: Keurig provided a Keurig 2.0 home brewing unit for review with plenty of Van Houtte K-Cups and ground coffee to try it out! Thoughts and opinions, as always, remain my own. Well, mostly Sarah’s—she consumes 100% of the coffee in our house!
82 replies on “Van Houtte | Keurig K200 PLUS Review”
I would do anything to get my coffee, I can get pretty angry without it!!
I’d kiss a frog to get a great cup of coffee. 😉 Can’t start my day without
I would go to the ends of the earth for a great cup of coffee , gotta have my coffee 🙂
I would drive for miles for a good cup of coffee. Got to have my coffee.
I would spend my last dollar or two in my purse for a great cuppa coffee!! Gotta get my caffeine fix to motivate in the mornings!!
I would sacrifice my favourite sweets for a cup of coffee! It’s my zen!
A great cup of coffee can be hard to find (and I prefer lattes), I’m loyal to the store or brand if I like it and will go out of my way to return
Wake up with the birds! 🙂
I would miles for a good cup of coffee!
I would drink day old coffee if that’s all there was lol.
i would walk uphill for 1 hr!
I would fly to the moon for a good cup of coffee, I need to start each & every day with a least two big cups!
I don’t have to go to the moon though, I just go to my local grocery store and buy a package of Van Houtte coffee to enjoy!
Love my coffee, I might consider giving up chocolate for it…maybe 🙂
I would walk 500 miles…and I would walk 500 more…just to drink the coffee I adore.
I would walk a mile for a good cup of coffee.
To get my hands on an AMAZING cup of coffee I will pay extra to avoid crap brews and beans.
I would walk a great distance to have one.
I would drive an hour for the perfect cup of coffee! Or I could just win this contest and not have to drive at all!
I would definitely walk for it! oh and wake up at 6am, do off the vehicle of all the snow and go for a drive. done both many times
I would shovel your driveway for a cup of coffee. But then again, I love shovelling
I would walk to my favourite coffee shop for a great cup of coffee.
I would walk 10 miles for my coffee
I would do a yoga Eagle pose for 3 minutes
I’d walk for an hour to get a good cup of coffee.
I’d walk up the road to Timmie’s if I hadn’t got any coffee at home, it’s not too far and then enjoy my cup of coffee, get another for at home and then walk back.
I get the coffee maker ready at night so I don’t have to wait to long in the morning.
I love enjoying my cup of coffee – I would travel miles to get an awesome cup.
I’d walk across the street for a good cup of coffee…that’s about it!
I would try growing my own coffee beans if I was unable to get any coffee.
I would get up at 2:30 am for a good cup of coffee. Best the rest of the crew and get an extra cup or 2 in .
I don’t drink coffee but my mom does and she really wants a Keurig!
I would drive an hour for a great cup of coffee!
I would drive 1/2 hour to get a decent cup.
I would walk through a snow storm for my coffee.
I am not a coffee drinker but my hubby is and I am sure that he would sacrifice eating all day to make sure that he got his coffee fix.
I would walk 10 miles for a coffee, in whatever weather
I’ve walked down to our local coffee shop in the driving rain…
It’s so “un-Canadian” to start my day without my fresh morning brew, and I’ve been noted to come in to work late unless I have my cup of coffee. Now That Is So Patriotic!!
I would drive or walk a few miles to get my hands on an amazing cup of coffee!!
I would walk miles to get a good cup of coffee
Dont talk to me till i have my first cup of coffee in the mornings.
good question! I already make a great cup of coffee at home, so I would not have to go to far!
I would walk or drive a distance for my java!
I would walk through torrential rain to get my much needed and loved coffee!
I would walk in a snow storm for coffee!
I would kayak into town for my coffee fix!
I would give up chocolate for a good cup of coffee!
I’d give up wine for a great cup of coffee! This mom needs her Java 😉
I would drive my wheelchair up a hill backwards for my morning cup of coffee!
I would walk all the way across the mall with all my shopping bags and the stroller to get a good cup of coffee.
For the best cup of coffee I would go to my moms
I would get up with a crying baby five times a night, as long as my coffee is made for me in the morning!
I’d drive a longer route just to go to my favourite coffee place!
I would walk in the pouring rain at 6am in the morning to get a good cup of coffee.
I use my Keurig everyday for a great cup of coffee!
I’d share my life story of hardship if it meant ensuring my mom had a lifetime supply of coffee (and cigarettes, of course)!
It can be found here: https://www.gamingtribe.com/status/13194140386238/
There’s not much I wouldn’t do for good coffee. With 3 kids 5 and under, I need it!!
I would walk for an hour to get my cup from my favourite coffee shop
I am a coffee fanatic and when I find a good coffee that I love there is no rain ,sleet,wind or snow storm would keep me from going out to get it. 🙂
I would wake an hour early than I have to get make sure I get a good cup of coffee!
I would pay extra for my favourite coffee.
I would drive many, many kilometers to my favorite coffee shop!
I would probably do anything just to find that amazing cup of coffee.
I’d drive to wherever that amazing coffee is located!
I’d just make some, cuz nobody makes better coffee than me, but if were stuck I’d swim the ocean for one. or walk across a desert or climb a mountain….I love my coffee!
I go to my sisters house
I will make an extra drive / go off my route for a great cup of coffee.
I would travel far to get coffee. Gotta have caffeine.
I would ask nicely – I AM Canadian after all 😉
I have been known to walk my 10K to get a cup of coffee, its my reward for making my walking goal
I love my coffee, so there is not much I wouldn’t do for a good cup of Coffee. I would even give up a kidney if that is what it came down to.
I absolutely NEED a coffee to start my day. As far as I’m concerned the day doesn’t start until I’m holding a cup of good coffee in my hands !!!!
I would sacrifice drinking beer for coffee! I love both drinks dearly but if I had to choose, coffee will always come first!
I would get up at 5 am for a great cup of coffee…..and if you knew me you would know this is a big sacrifice for me.
i buy the best tasting coffee to make a great cup of coffee
I would drive to my mother’s house and she lives three hours away.
OK so for the long weekend my hubby rents a spot…AN NON ELECTRICAL SPOT…so I have a brainer and we go to the laundra matt in the park and use the plug in and water there to make us coffee LOL (Cus yes, we take a coffee machine with us) I burnt toast on the bbq and I had a tin with pot in that I used for eggs!! Otherwise when I camp I have a toaster and griddle along as well (I hate tent camping btw)
I get up and its the first thought in my mind “COFFEE”. I press the button and I can start to smell it, it actually makes me shiver. I Love & Desperately need my COFFEE.
I’ve waited over an hour in drive thru line ups just to get my cup of morning coffee!
I would wake up early, make an incredible cup of coffee and enjoy it in peace before everyone else gets up in the morning.
I would walk a long way.
I’ve been known to drive kms in the wrong direction to get that first Iced Capp of the summer.