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Keurig Iced Coffee Instructions

Two major trends exploded on the coffee scene in the past decade: the dramatic rise in popularity of iced coffee, the sales of which jumped four-fold from 2001 to 2009; and the marketing of single-cup coffee brewing systems. Keurig got in on the ground floor of the single-cup coffee craze, debuting their first model in 1998, and it now offers several models of brewers with various features, displays and designs. Keurig reacted to the iced-coffee trend "spike" by introducing two separate techniques -- Platinum Brewing and Brew Over Ice K-Cups -- for making iced coffee.

Platinum Brewing System

Keurig brewers quickly make single servings of iced coffee.

Fill a coffee mug with ice cubes. Place it on on the Platinum Brewer's drip tray.

Lift the handle on the front of the brewer. Place your chosen K-Cup in the holder, then close the handle again.

Press the left-most button when offered a choice of cup sizes. Look for the iced-coffee icon over the button.

Wait for the coffee to finish emptying into the cup. Remove the cup from the drip tray.

Add milk, cream or sugar as desired. Stir the iced coffee with a spoon.

"Brew Over Ice" K-Cups

Purchase K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee made specifically for iced coffee or iced tea. Look for the words "Brew Over Ice" on the label.

Fill a 16 ounce glass cup with ice and place it on the drip tray.

Lift the handle on the front of the brewer. Set your "Brew Over Ice" K-Cup into the K-Cup holder, then lower the handle to close the cover.

Press the button for the 6-ounce or 8-ounce-size option. Wait for the coffee to finish pouring, then remove the cup from the drip tray.

Add milk, cream or sugar as desired. Stir the iced coffee with a spoon.

Things You Will Need

  • Coffee mug
  • Ice cubes
  • Standard K-Cup
  • Milk or cream
  • Sugar
  • Spoon
  • 16 oz glass
  • Iced coffee or iced tea K-Cup

Warning

  • Do not use glass cups for iced coffee, Keurig warns.

About the Author

Brad Chacos started writing professionally in 2005, specializing in electronics and technology. His work has appeared in Salon.com, Gizmodo, "PC Gamer," "Maximum PC," CIO.com, DigitalTrends.com, "Wired," FoxNews.com, NBCNews.com and more. Chacos is a frequent contributor to "PCWorld," "Laptop Magazine" and the Intuit Small Business Blog.

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