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Weak Coffee The Keurig is a great machine but, my coffee comes out watery. Is there anything that can be done to the machine to make the coffee stronger?

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  • andee4 Dec 30, 2007

    I have had my Keurig for over two years now myself and have loved it until recently when I have noticed that my coffee is weak and watery. I have tried brewing a smaller cup size to make it stronger but this still doesn't taste great. I have even switched to all of the "bold" coffees. I used to be perfectly happy with a medium roast. I have descaled my brewer a few times before when it wasn't making full cups of coffee and I guess I will try this again to rule this out as the problem. Do you think they are putting less coffee in the kcups?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    Same problem - WEAK coffee.  Yuk!  Double Black Diamond is the only roast I like - the rest is crap.

  • Lowlead Jan 07, 2008

    Same problem - WEAK coffee.  Yuk!!  Double Black Diamond is the only brew I like.  The rest is dish water.  My B40 is brand new.  

  • Daniel Taylor Mar 02, 2008

    I have been using a b100 for years, but eight months ago it started taking longer to brew and then the coffee is so weak.  It is pouring a little less than 6oz. and it seems hot enough, but it's really watery!  All sorts of k-cups give the same results.
    I tried replacing the air pump (I know someone who worked at Keruig) but that didn't help at all.

    I wish I knew what was wrong... Keurig is no help, they want me to send in the k-cup cradle and they'll give a discount for another (cheaper, made in China) model.  Um... no thanks.
    I will never throw it away; it's a masterpiece.  Made like a brick s*house and made in the USA.  It'll just collect dust until someone posts a solution!


    Please, any thoughts or suggestions?!?

  • Scorr1 Jun 15, 2008

    I have B40 which is about 4 months old. In the beggining, it was great, but about a month ago, the coffee seemed like dish water. At first, I brewed the medium roast which tasted fine. As it became weaker, I order four dark roast varieties.



    I have tried cleaning and de-scaling, but to no avail. Still brews dishwater. I will try contacting customer service, but from the posts here, it doesn't look like they care much.





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I don't have any first-hand experience with this brand. However, it sounds like the coffee grounds are being partially bypassed by the hot water.

One clue that will help diagnose this is: does the carafe fill up to the amount of water that was in the reservoir? If not, that suggests not all the water is being cycled through.

See if the reservoir is completely empty at the end of the brew cycle. Look for any coffee-colored water in the reservoir at the end of the cycle. That would indicate, to me, a defective feed valve in the water path.

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  • LisaGHM May 02, 2011

    We recently purchased our 3rd (THIRD) Keurig because we have experienced the same problem with the previous two. This time we bought the B60. It's still producing coffee on the weak side. So disappointing. The Keurig in my office which is the same model, makes the most incredible cup of coffee. How can I have picked out three crappy brewers. Anyway, how can you see what's in the reservoir? I assume the reservoir is the area that the water is siphoned into from the carafe, correct? How do you get to that? I'd like to check and see if it's empty, or not, as you suggest might be the problem.

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    Graci Nov 18, 2013

    LisaGHM - I have the exact same issue like you...I even took my coffee maker to office and voila it brewed perfectly.

  • Graci
    Graci Nov 18, 2013

    LisaGHM - I have the exact same issue as yours...My office has the exact same model and the coffee comes out really strong. But at home I cant get it so strong. I even took my coffee maker to office and voila it worked great. I do get pressure at home but it seems low. Pressure at my office seems to be much higher. Could it be power issue? Did you get your issue resolved?

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    molebo1 Feb 11, 2014

    I have model K75 Platinum. The coffee is very weak. I thought this was going to be so easy and save me money on making just one cup instead of a whole pot of coffee. I like my coffee light. But this coffee is like drinking water with a hint of coffee. It's so extremely weak. I'm so disapointed. The coffee maker was expensive. I expected better results. I've been trying different coffee's with no luck. This coffee maker comes in 5 cups sized. I use the 1st size cup and fill the K-cup 3 times in one coffee cup to try to make the coffee come out not so weak. And I still end up with weak coffee. I see I'm not the only one with this problem. What is the answer to this weak coffee problem? Yes the water does come out very fast. It seems to just pour out quickly. What is the anwer to this problem? Take it back and buy a regular coffee pot? Please answer have someone answer the question that has first hand experience. And explain what you mean by See if the reservoir is completely empty at the end of the brew cycle. Look for any coffee-colored water in the reservoir at the end of the cycle. That would indicate, to me, a defective feed valve in the water path? Of course the reservoir is not empty. It's filled with water like it's suppose to be. I feel I wasted a lot of money for nothing and threw away a perfectly working coffee maker for nothing. What's happening, I would like answers.

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