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Posted on Jul 22, 2017

The coffee doesn't taste good

I bought a B60, brought it home and it made great coffee. I used both k-cups and the "make your own" filter. I was away for 3 weeks and the coffee maker wouldn't make but about 3 ounces. so I took it back to the store. I had only owned it for less than 90 days. Now I have a brand new one and the coffee tastes terrible. I have tried both k cups and my own coffee. It's really weird. Thanks for your help.

  • wzdmsekr Sep 03, 2008

    Just bought this for my husband. I found the coffee to have a funny smell and taste. If any one can figure this out that would be great. In my opinion I believe it has to do with the rubber tubing. Here is why I think that to be the case. We go camping and my husband sets up a special hose (the white hose) for running water into the trailer. The first time we set up I made coffee in my regular pot (didn't own the Keurig yet) and it had the same odd taste and smell as what I am now getting from the Keurig. At first I thought it was the campgrounds water so I made the coffee with bottled water that I brought. Then we went on to a different campground and the same thing happened. I believe the hose that the water runs through is what gives me the bad taste in my camper and I believe the rubber tubing the water flows through in the Keurig is the cause of the bad smell and taste. My kids even made hot cocoa and could not drink it. Their response "it tastes like camp water." I am pretty sure its the hose/tubing.


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Pierre Laplante

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  • Posted on Jan 17, 2008

SOURCE: Coffee doesn't taste good

even if the machine is new use a decalfier 1 partsolution 1 part water normally when you clean start the machine turn it off for a few minute repeat until emty rinse it very good thatstuff is very corosif try after a good wash and dont forget it like a the pot the older the better hope it work cheers


Karl Whisenand

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  • Posted on Apr 02, 2008

SOURCE: Plastic Smell & Taste

take up smoking
and then you will loose you smell and taste.
every thing is made of plastic and aluminum now.
only a stainless pot does not leach plastic cfc into water when hot.


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  • Posted on Jul 02, 2008

SOURCE: Coffee tastes like metal

have you tried a different brand of coffee,


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  • Posted on Jul 23, 2008

SOURCE: watery tasting coffee

Have you tried cleaning it with the 64 ounces of white vinegar?
Read your booklet if you still have it. Pour the vinegar in run it through until it ask for more water to be added and just let it sit overnight or at least 8 hours. Then flush it out with fresh water at least two or three of your water tanks should do it. Then give it a try again.
Just a suggestion if you haven't tried that yet. Hope it helps.


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  • Posted on Sep 23, 2008

SOURCE: metallic taste

Try flushing the system with white vinegar.. see if that helps..


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Coffee doesnt taste good anymore

To brew correctly the temp in the machine has to be correct, good filter and good water. All these together should give you a great cup of coffee. I would try distilled water first and see if that helps

Coffee has a bitter, plastic, toxic taste. Even after cleaning and running many cups through new machine

Debris was left in the chamber when manufacturing the unit. Flus and clean accordingly and it will survice.

Hi ,Does this coffee maker require filters? How many scoops of coffee for 60 cups?? DCU60T


No filters needed... just dump the coffee on the top pan....

I like my coffee strong and use about 1 cup per 10 cups of may want to adjust to your tastes...
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My Keurig B60 SE has recently started brewing k-cups very, very weak. I have a filter that I can put coffee in and that works fine, and I've even found that when I put the coffee from a kcup into the...

Sorry to read about your issue. plus you may have a bad k kups

The brewer should be de-scaled at least every 3-6 months. Scale is harmless, but if left unattended, it can hinder optimal brewer performance. De-scaling your brewer regularly helps maintain the heating element, removable water reservoir and other parts of the brewer that come in contact with water. Better water quality and water heating means a better cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage. We recommend de-scaling your brewer at least every 6 months (every 3 months if your water has a high mineral content). The de-scaling process involves using 48 ounces of undiluted white vinegar.

Take 48 oz of white vinegar. place in tank. pretend you are making coffee (Do No Use K Cup). let the water fill you mug. then empty that mug. Do it again until tank is empty. then let sit for 4 hours.
Then fill with fresh water to the top. let that tank of water run thru. towards the end taste the water.
If you taste vinegar..use more clean water, until the taste is ok.

I tried to help you. Please help me and Vote/Rate this response. Thanks and good luck

Coffee is really bitter and doens't taste good

hmm well it wouldn't surprise me. I'm glad you were able to get to the bottom of it! ;) have a great day and enjoy your Keurig!

K-Cups disappointing

I had same problem and called Keurig. They advised me that the gasket in the upper portion, where the top needle is needs to be brought down about half way, almost even with the bottom of the top needle. Be careful not to poke yourself. I brewed a cup with the resuable filter assembly and it worked great. It should stay in that position until you use an actual k-cup. When using it will push the gasket back up, as it needs pressure to puncture the hole. To go back to the resuable filter, you will need to lower the gasket again. She advised me that they are working on a fix for this issue and will notify you of any replacement parts, as long as they have your current contact info.

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The quality of the water is responsible for the flavor of the coffee. If you have had this coffee maker for a while it is probably coated with lime. Run a couple of cups of vinegar through it followed by a couple of pots of clear water. That will clean up your machine.

Once it is clean, try making a pot with bottled water, or water that you run through a water filtering pitcher.
You will be amazed at the differenct.

My Keurig B60 is Suddenly Brewing WEAK Coffee

I don't have a solution but have just experienced the same problem and am baffled. I am using the same beans same grind. In fact using the exact same grind it went from great one day to weak the next day.  I always run it for 15 - 16 secs to get the shot and that hasn't changed. Pressure and temperature appear fine. I cleaned the top of the top filter which was a little dirty but not seriously bad - no change. The coffee flow which is normally chocolate coloured to start with is just mid brown. 

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besides a good coffee machine, 2 things are critical when you want a good cup of coffee; the coffee itself and the water. When in France, i tasted some of the best coffee I have ever had, but they always told me that the quality and purity of the water made for 50% of that great taste. Has your municipality changed anything about the water treatment recently? Do you drink that same water and find it tastes funny? Perhaps bottled water is a solution in your case. Hoping this helps.
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