Keurig RIVO Coffeemaker
this was a purchase for my son and daughter this will keep them out of Starbucks for a while
I REALLY want this to work as I have yearned for an espresso maker for decades. Years ago bought the cheap home brewer type that never did the job.
Saw this in March and jumped on it. Problem with frother; Keurig sent me a second one. Good customer service.
Bigger problem is that the pods are not puncturing properly; been on the phone with Keurig three times and I've just started using the machine for about a week. They tell me to try this. try that. The pods only puncture on one side, so I have to pull out the bin, put the wet pod back in again and HOPE the second try works.
I'm starting to consider returning the machine to QVC. Too expensive to require so much trouble. I would recommend this product IF it worked properly.
After about 4 months I had to return this item. The frother stopped working and would not even heat the milk. I wish I had spent the extra dollars and gotten a better brand to start with.
Who needs to stop by and pay $5 for a latte now-not me. This tastes better than those high dollar coffees. I'm so happy with my Christmas gift. I have this every morning and I'm saving so much money!!!!
Love this machine. BUT yes there is a BIG but...I i wish I could use different brands of coffee.
This machine is incredible !
This is not a "use any kind of pod" coffee maker. It is what the title says it is: a coffee machine to make espresso-Cappucino or Latte.I lived in Italy for more than 10 years. I have purchased soooo many coffee makers, Italian high end espresso machines, other pod type American coffee makers etc in a never ending search for my morning Latte/Cappucino/espresso that tasted like the ones I enjoy in Italy, without any luck. I read the reviews about the Rivo and decided to try it.
In addition to our super high standards as to the quality of the finished product we hoped for, my daughter is a seasoned Barista at that place you spend $every morning, so any machine that comes into this house is going to get a workout AND be looked at from a professional standpoint as well.
We eagerly opened the box, inside a box, inside a box- well packaged FYI- and set up the Rivo. Having read all the instructions for priming and prepping the machine, we took it for a spin. The Barista decided to use whole milk on one coffee and 2% on another to evaluate the foam production. Lavazza pods were used in all preparations. This is hometown coffee in Italy, super quality, never bitter.
As per the instructions, and the Barista ha ha, always froth the milk FIST before you pull the espresso shot otherwise you are consuming a "dead" shot which tastes different (icky).
Now to the foam test:
2% milk produced decent froth for a latte or an espresso macchiato. The whole milk had "stuck to your inverted spoon" GLORIOUS foam. The kind that makes even the last drop in the cup seem like you are in a cafe in Italy. Yes, that good.
The cold frothing for iced lattes works like a charm, just follow the instructions for pulling the shot (into a cup NOT a glass with ice ) and you will be enjoying your cold drinks too.
If you are a "dbl pump of hazelnut with white chocolate peppermint and chocolate sprinkles" latte drinker take heart, syrups can be ordered from the manufacturer so you can have that $9 dollar treat at home for a fraction of the price.
This is a suggestion for QVC to retitle the description of this item. It is NOT a coffee maker as noted in the title. You can brew espresso and make cappuccino and latte drinks, but if you want a regular cup of coffee, you are out of luck. I bought this unit, thinking that it was the whole package, making the espresso drinks and regular coffee since "coffeemaker" is in the title. Please do your customers a favor and retitle the description.
Keurig Rivo coffeemaker
When I very first got it man it was working great, but after about 2 weeks into it
I started having major problem with it, I would put the right tempter water in it and it would beep so had to reset it and wait a period of time like two to three weeks before it come back up and than it stop brewing my coffee so call the company and nothing there so now it sit in my kitchen looking pretty nothing more, still have some of the coffee it came with, and now I have to break the package open and put them into my old coffee pot and do my best not you got me once with a bad coffee maker but you will not get me again,
I tell my church meeting ladies to let that stay it is not worthy taken home.
very sad and very under happy with this product, I would advice anyone to get this product.
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I bought this for my husband after we made a few trips to Europe and he was smitten by the espresso. I checked out the reviews online (not at QVC) before making the purchase last Xmas. For the price, it cannot be beat. Plus, it is easy to use and has a relatively small footprint in the kitchen. It fits under the upper cabinets. It is easy to clean and is so far pretty durable. No problems 9 months later. He makes espresso and I make cappucinos. The coffee packs are very tasty and can be ordered from Keurig online. I wish I could get them in town. Five stars.
Best espresso machine in the market
I bought this for my fiance last christmas and is definetly the gift that keeps on giving. It has saved us so much $ now that starbucks is not need it and trust me my fiancee is a starbucks addict. It's espresso shots not coffee which is great anf the milk frother is perfect for hot or cold drinks and it works really well with Soy Milk and Almond milk. i myself love making frapuccinos with it and they taste just like starbucks. Great buy and highly recommended. It made me a hero :)
My family loves coffee drinks. I did not want them spending money on toffee drinks at the lil shops around town anymore. So, I bought this keurig. I have been so surprised and please with this machine. It is wonderful. It is great!! We love it. We still have our regular keurig too. But this is, on the side...of course I never have the regular coffee anymore. I am spoiled!!
Great espresso machine and easy too!
I have keurig coffee makers and have been pleased but this espresso maker is great. The person that said the milk was not frothing or hot has a bad machine. They should definitely send theirs back for replacement. I have to cool the milk and coffee a little or I will burn my tongue. I feel like I'm back in Italy having cappuccino for breakfast every morning. It is fast and very good. I add chocolate shavings and cinnamon. The refills are a little expensive but I pay around 50 cents for a very large decaf espresso instead of $6 or $7. My husband was laughing while watching me enjoy my first cup. After he tasted mine, he wanted one too. That was our Valentines/ Anniversary gift to ourselves. It is big for the counter but I use it more than my coffeemaker-