Get Brewing with the Keurig K65 Special Edition – Review & Giveaway


I participated in a campaign on behalf of One2One Network for Keurig. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


Alright, friends, I am going to jump right in on this one. How many of you are coffee drinkers? How many of you enjoy a good cup of tea? How about a soothing hot chocolate, topped with marshmallows perhaps?

Between the three options, I’m going to place my bet and say that just about all of you answered yes to at least one of those, if not more. Right? Now, what if I told you that you could make all of the above with the help from one simple machine? Surely, you’d all be on board. Well, get ready to jump for joy because, of course, that statement is truer than true all thanks to this lovely company called – everybody with me now – Keurig!

Keurig Logo

Despite the fact that I’ve worked in a coffee shop and certainly know my way around machines and different styles and tastes of each individual bean and region in which it’s harvested from, I actually cannot stand coffee. Having said that, I’ve never owned a coffee pot nor have I ever found it necessary to have one. Surely, I’ve felt sorry for not having one on hand during the times that we have company over. A little coffee to go along with some breakfast, brunch, or dessert would certainly be ideal for many and thus far, I’ve had to apologetically offer something in place of this. Well, not any longer! As a sucker for tea (both, iced and hot) and a marshmallow topped hot chocolate on cool nights, you can surely count on the fact that I was jumping for joy when I was offered the opportunity to put a good ol’ Keurig K65 Special Edition brewer to the test!

Keurig K65 Special Edition

“First cup. Fourth cup – with Keurig, it’s always a fresh cup. The Special Edition Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under one minute at the touch of a button. Featuring chrome accents and a blue backlit LCD display, the Special Edition brewer allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clocl and Auto On/Off. With the choice of three cup sizes, the Special Edition brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs. Includes a Bonus 12 Count Keurig variety sampler, water filter handle, and 1 charcoal filter.”

Keurig K65 Special Edition

After taking it out of the box, it was time to get it all set up. Initially, it obviously needed a good cleaning of, both, the water reservoir as well as the filter itself. The step-by-step instructions were quite easy to follow and I actually did all of this as our children were finishing up their dinner.

Keurig K65 Special Edition

Keurig K65 Special Edition

After all, that thought of a tasty cup hot chocolate was definitely enticing enough to encourage them to finish their meals. Momma gets a new toy and the kids eat dinner with no headaches, it’s a win-win!

Keurig K65 Special Edition

Once the filter had been cleaned and was ready to go, it was simply a matter of filling up the water reservoir and turning on the Keurig. From there, it was a piece of cake. There are a plethora of K-Cup (over 250!) drinks and flavors that you can choose from and, once you decide on one, it’s as easy as popping it into the machine and pressing a button. Keurig sent along a great little sampling of K-Cups for us to try and they’ve certainly been a great hit all around.

Keurig K-Cups

From the wonderful coffee options to the great (hot or cold) teas and, of course, the ever so popular hot chocolate, it has been wonderful having our new Keurig K65 Special Edition on hand for all of those craving a good cup-of-something moments. Having this particular brewer is perfect because, not only does it provide you with an outstanding beverage time and time again but it saves you the trouble of having to prepare and waste an entire pot of coffee. I mean, let’s face it, not everyone likes the same thing. Some people prefer teas, others cocoas and ciders, and then there’s the coffee. But, once you get there, then you’re running into the dark roast, light roast, flavored options, and more. I’ve previously worked in a coffee shop so folks are always assuming that I enjoy making coffee but – news alert! – I do not. Just because I can, doesn’t mean that I want to. And that, well, that is one of the reasons that I love our Keurig. It takes all of the work out of making drinks. There is no need to flavor anything, scoop any coffee grinds, count any tea leaves, measure out any cocoa; it is just simple.

Keurig K65 Special Edition

One Keurig, one K-Cup, one button, one drink – perfect every single time.

Keurig K65 Special Edition

My favorite feature of the Keurig K65 Special Edition has got to be its programmable temperature setting. Since we primarily use ours for family drinks such as hot chocolate, ciders, and iced teas, it was nice to be able to set the brew temperature a bit lower to accommodate for children’s and over-ice beverages. And, speaking of the little ones, if you ask them, the Keurig hot chocolate (topped with some mini marshmallows of course) has become their new favorite drink!

Keurig K65 Special Edition - Hot Chocolate

We absolutely love our Keurig and I am so thrilled that I had the opportunity to try it out. It has made a wonderful addition to our new home and has been a great bonus feature when entertaining. Whether you’re a cup-a-day kind of person, enjoy a nice, warm beverage every once in a while, or have company often for whom you’d like to have a great brewer on hand, the Keurig K65 Special Edition is a great option for all.

You can purchase the Keurig K65 Special Edition for $149.99 directly from the Keurig website as well as from a vast majority of small home appliance retailers, both, online and in-store-nationwide.

Be sure to keep up with all things Keurig by following along on social media via Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all of the latest news, new product releases, biggest sales, giveaways, and more!

And, speaking of giveaways, we’ve got a pretty big one for you right now!

Keurig K65 Special Edition Brewing System Giveaway

One (1) winner will receive a Keurig K65 Special Edition brewing system.

Giveaway open to US residents only. Ends 4/30/14. ARV of $149.99.

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No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends April 30th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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About Author

Randi is a stay-at-home mother to two wildly crazy little boys, in love with one hell of a great man, a hobbyist writer and, more or less, glued to her camera. In a world where making mud pies, searching for bugs and racing Matchbox cars have become her forte, her true passion can be found all around her (or attached to her hip) at any given moment - her family.


  1. Mary Beth Elderton on

    Coffee, of course! I think I would like the Green Mountain Coffee®
    Dark Magic® Extra Bold Coffee

  2. This is my favorite blend of coffee-Eight O’Clock Hazelnut Coffee! I will be brewing this first in this Keurig if I win! Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  3. Renee Richardson on

    I would love to try the The Original Donut Shop Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  4. How exciting! I would LOVE to be able to make coffee, hot tea but especially hot chocolate with this machine! Seems so easy to use.

  5. Eileen Richter on

    with summer coming…well, I THINK it is anyway…we’d love to have the snapple peach tea! Somethign all of us would like and not just for java anymore!

  6. susan smoaks on

    i would like to drink the starbucks french roast, it would be my drink of choice. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  7. LOL! That’s like asking which one of your kids is your favorite! I love so many of them – but if I had to choose just one, it would be the Green Mountain Hazelnut Coffee. Sooooo good!!!

  8. Me, I would love to get the Daybreak Caribou morning blend. LOVE love Caribou Coffee more than others, man I’d love to have this every morning! I add my OWN chocolate.. oh yum

  9. Brittney House on

    I’m not a coffee drinker so I would like to try the hot cocoa and leave the coffee and teas for my mother.

  10. My go to drink would be Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  11. Depends on the day! Sometimes it’s a dark roast, or a hazelnut flavored coffee. Chai Tea and apple cider are always good from the Keurig too.

  12. kelly Nicholson on

    The Keurig K65 Special Edition Brewing System can make over 250 great beverages. If you won, which would be your go-to drink of choice?

    coffee and chocolate for me

  13. Green mountain dark magic would probably be my choice for flavors or a dunkin donut not sure, I enjoy full flavor coffee and I would really like to try EVERYTHING!

  14. My go to drink for the Keurig would be the Green Mountain Coffee®
    Nantucket Blend® Fair Trade Select Coffee.

  15. Are you kidding? I’m not picky, so I’m sure I would like them all. Well, in the fall I would love the apple cider. Also Snapple Raspberry Iced Tea, any Iced Coffee, or Caramel, Vanilla coffee is awesome too. Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve been wanting one for awhile!

  16. Would love to win! I have always heard about Keurig and I love all the different Kcups of coffee that is out there to try. Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!

  17. Cindy Merrill on

    My drink of choice would be Decaf coffee, which my husband does not care for, so this would be a treat for me.

  18. I drink green tea every morning at 4am. This Kurig would make it easier to make my daily Bigelow green tea.

  19. Betsy Barnes on

    If I won this Keurig Special Edition machine, my go to drink would definitely be the French Vanilla Iced Coffee, it would be wonderful all summer 🙂

  20. My go to drink would have to be the Swiss Miss® Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa 🙂 Yum! I could use some of that right now 🙂

  21. virgil poore on

    on a all day daily basis i would drink the tea i love tea and to be able to make it fresh by the glass would be awesome! and of course the wife would be drinking coffee all the time.we have been wanting a keurig for long time.

  22. I’ve been looking at Keurigs lately and just cant seem to part with the money. It would be great to win one!

  23. kelly tupick on

    I would be so excited to win this and my first drink i would make would be Dunkin Donuts K-Kup coffee at home. This would be so great!

  24. I would love one of these great coffee makin machines! I have one of the first models but it is failing …would love a brand new one for my house!

  25. Kathie Craig on

    Swiss Miss® Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa or Celestial Seasonings® Sweet Raspberry Perfect Iced Tea would be my go to drink depending on the season.

  26. My go to drinks of choice would be hot cocoas and teas. I can’t believe there are so many options, it’s amazing!

  27. Melinda Stephens on

    Caramel Macchiato is my favorite. My mom has a Keurig machine and I use it to make that when I visit.

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