The Tale of JavaFly, Keurig 2.0 & Bruleries Faro K Cup 'oops' message

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There are three liquids I cannot live without: coffee, water and wine. I have been a diehard Nespresso fan for a few years, I drink one to two 1-2 pods every morning. But recently, I have been craving a large, steaming mug of coffee. So, imagine my delight, when my dear friend delivered my holiday gift of a Keurig 2.0, which features high-tech, interactive technology as my holiday gift?


The brew machine makes individual k cups and comes with a carafe to also brew a pot of Joe. All this wonderment gets even better as, on the same day, I received a special delivery of Bruleries Faro coffee to sample from wholeseller JavaFly?  On their website, JavaFly touts themselves as "a leader in selling the best online coffee possible due to our unbeatable prices, incredible customer service, and fast shipping speeds."


We went right to work on sampling the FARO coffee choices side by side.


The choices Faro Colombian Zelandia Bold K cup and and Moka Java K cup.


Round 1: I tried the 10 ounce brew of the Moka Java K cup. Maybe, it is my espresso habit, but I found this too weak.


Round 2: 8 oz of the Colombian Zelandia Bold. Now, this was terrific, a full bodies, flavorful and rich.


Round 3: 8 oz of the Moka Java, still too weak for my liking.


Currently, Keurig 2.0 machines only work with officially branded Keurig pods. Roastery Faro, states on its boxes that it "is compatible with the Keurig K cup brewing system" However, I am having to manipulate, insert and reinsert the Faro cups and hope that it registers and the brew ready button lights up. I receive a frustrating error message " “Oops! This pack wasn't designed for this brewer. Please try one of the hundreds of packs with the Keurig® logo."


Keurig repsonds to the issue in this manner: "The message you're seeing on your LCD screen is there to let you know that the pod you're trying to use is not compatible with your Keurig® brewer."



As began investigating the "Keurig oopps issue," I found, I am very much not alone. Basically, Keurig was trying to ban all third-party pods. Their approved pods were stamped with special ink markers printed on their lids. The Keruig 2.0 has a scanner looking for the 'special marker.' If the marker isn’t there, the Keurig displays an “Oops!” message and won't continue to next step of brewing the coffee.


But there is a work around, google it and Keurig promises that my machine is too work by the holiday season. But alas, maybe Hannukah doesn't count.


To be clear, I will still sip espresso from Nespresso, from time to time, but now, I can satiate my need for a steaming mug of coffee. Luckily, JavaFly can help as they sell both brands and many others in k cups. I hope to try some that always work when inserted into my new Keurig 2.0 next time.


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