Coffee isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Some people like their dose of caffeine in a bubblier and cooler format. For the soda lovers of the world, Keurig is introducing the Keurig Kold, the single soda maker.
There are other drink makers on the market but this one comes with a host of name brand options and the brand name. The Kold can make up to six, eight once drinks in a row, all of them perfectly chilled at 39 degrees in about 90 seconds. Sure it takes a little longer than getting a can from a vending machine but it costs less and you’ll know in advance when your favorite is out.
There are a number of drinks that can be made with this. Name brand sodas are up for grabs as well as craft sodas and seltzer water, even ice tea and sports drinks. This is a nice gadget for people who love carbonated drinks and want to save some space in their kitchen and possibly cut down on waste from plastic containers and cans. The Keurig Kold is $369.99.
The soda pods are actually very expensive for this device and of course the machine itself is also pricey. It’s actually better to stick with cans. The Keurig Kold also must stay plugged in. If you unplug and replug, it’s a two hour “initializing process” which is very annoying. And if it stays plugged it, it uses as much energy as a mini-fridge. Totally not worth it. Why pay more for a smaller portion drink that comes out inconsistent? Just saying.
Well this isn’t for everyone but some people like these sorts of kitchen gadgets for the space they save. And the novelty. Although I imagine that this is more likely to end up in an office setting. A smaller one where there are no soda machines.
Oh and let’s not forget the amount of plastic from the pods. At least the can can be recycled.
The pods can be recycled, it just takes a few extra steps than walking them out to your household’s blue bin. They have have a mail back program OR if you are stateside there’s a company that has bins for #5 plastics (so you can get rid of your yogurt cups too!). You can also take them Whole Foods, they have a program for these sorts of plastics as well.