Way back when I purchased my first Keurig brewer – the Keurig B60 – my only choice was to buy it online from the US.
During those early days, when Keurig brewers were something of a novelty, pretty much everyone had to buy them online. You just wouldn’t find them in stores, whether you were in the US or Canada.
And when their brewers did appear in stores, supermarkets lagged behind and you had to go online anyway to buy boxes of K-Cups.
Today things are very different. Whether you are in the US or Canada you’ll find Keurig brewers in your local Wal-Mart and many other places besides.
And your local supermarket will likely stock a reasonable selection of K-Cups.
So why would you want to buy online?
First, if I’m buying a brewer here in Canada, I would rather a courier company did the heavy lifting and delivered the brewer to my door. Much easier than carrying it out of the store myself and getting it home.
Second, when you buy your K-Cups online, you have a much bigger selection than you’ll find in any physical store.And – good news – there is a now an online Keurig store just for Canadian buyers. You can now shop at Keurig.ca.
Do I feel tempted myself? I do. Not because I want to buy a replacement for my old Keurig B60, but because I’m interested in the new Keurig Rivo Brewing System.
In not only makes regular coffee, but also makes Latte and other espresso-based drinks.
There are other reasons for Canadians to buy online too. You get free shipping when you buy any brewer, and free shipping on K-Cups on orders of over $45. Plus you get an automatic 10% discount for buying K-Cups direct from the website. And, of course, when you buy from Keurig.ca you don’t have to worry about customs fees and the like.
My old Keurig brewer isn’t my primary brewer. Most of the time I use a drip brewer. But from time to time I fancy a Latte or Cappuccino.
It’s those little luxuries that are tempting me right now.
About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…