Keurig Rivo R500 Review (After Testing 6 Months!)

The Keurig Rivo R500 Cappuccino and Latte System has been getting a lot of attention lately. Not only is the price a lot cheaper than a standard Keurig machine, but it is also in a very different price range.

The Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte System is half the price of other Keurig machines but it gives you the same great coffee with frothy milk. Is this new machine as robust and reliable as the other Keurigs? Let’s find out.

What the Rivo R500 is and what it is used for?

The Rivo R500 is a portable power bank with a 5000mAh battery that can be used to charge smartphones and other mobile devices. This battery pack can be charged up via a car charger or a USB cable. 

The Rivo R500 can charge up devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Google Pixel XL, and Google Pixel 2 XL, while the draw-out cable can be used to charge up most other mobile devices. 

The Rivo R500 also comes with a built-in LED flashlight that turns on automatically when the battery level drops below 10 percent.

The Main Tray:

Keurig Rivo R500 main tray is very compact and includes a captured bin to store used espresso packs. The K-Cup pod storage tray is also of excellent size; it can hold 36 K-Cups pods, and also hosts a drawer for putting any spare K-Cup trays.

The drawer is wide enough to hold 4 K-Cups pods and is not hampered in any way by other trays.

The Primary Tray:

The Primary Tray of Keurig Rivo R500Primary Tray is a grey-colored tray made of plastic.

The primary tray is placed on the upper part of the Keurig Rivo coffee machine. The tray can hold 10-12 oz cups and carafes.

The tray is removable, and at the time of this writing, Keurig has provided replacement trays.

You can remove the tray by pulling it out from the slots on the sides of the machine. However, this tray cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher, so you must hand wash it with mild detergent.

The tray is fairly easy to remove, but it must be reinstalled with the machine turned upside-down.

How the Keurig Rivo R500 works?

Keurig Rivo R500 coffee brewer is a compact Keurig coffee brewer. The Keurig Rivo R500 is Keurig’s first single-serve brewing machine to include a built-in reservoir.

The Keurig Rivo R500 brewer has an expandable reservoir that holds 24 ounces, making it Keurig’s largest single-serve brewer.

This reservoir allows you to brew six cups of coffee at a time, or 24 ounces, whichever comes first.

The Keurig Rivo R500 is Keurig’s first single-cup brewer to feature K-Carafe brewing, which is Keurig’s patented technology that brews a full carafe of coffee in one go.

The Keurig Rivo R500 is also Keurig’s first single-serve brewer to feature Keurig’s optional Vue pack, which allows you to brew a cup of coffee or tea that only uses one or two packs.

The Keurig Rivo R500 brewer is compatible with K-Carafe packs and other K-cups, as well as Vue packs.

The Keurig Rivo R500 is compatible with Keurig’s My K-cup reusable filter, so you can easily make pour-over coffee at home.

The features and benefits of the Rivo R500:

The Rivo R500 is an easy-to-use, ergonomic keyboard that is perfect for all methods.

The keyboard allows your fingertips to rest comfortably against the keys. This is ideal for both typing and gaming. It allows your hands to remain in a neutral position, causing minimal strain and discomfort.

The dedicated quick access keys allow you to quickly access frequently used programs.

The keyboard is spill resistant and is designed to be used with or without a mouse.

User reviews on the Keurig Rivo R500, based on customer satisfaction, durability, price, and other factors:

When shopping for a new coffee maker, reading through customer reviews can be extremely helpful. You’ll get a better idea of what current customers think of the product.

Here are a few Keurig Rivo R500 reviews to give you an idea of the R500’s customer satisfaction:

“I love this machine, no complaints at all. It is very quiet and brews great coffee every time.”

“Overall, this is a great machine if you don’t have time for a lengthy coffee-making process. The coffee comes out fast and fresh.”

“The coffee tastes great and this is my favorite machine.”

“It makes great coffee and it is quiet.”

Tips for getting the most out of your Keurig Rivo R500 coffee system:

Chances are, you’ve heard of the Keurig Rivo R500 coffee system, but if you’re not using it right, you might be missing out on all the benefits.

The Keurig Rivo R500 coffee maker uses K-cup pods, which are popular because of their convenience and their wide variety of flavors. The Keurig Rivo R500 system offers three different pod sizes: K-Cup, Rivo, and Vue.

The K-Cup pods are the largest and can be used with most Keurig machines, but they require the most space and are the most expensive.

The Vue pods are the smallest, and they work only with the Keurig Rivo R500 and most other Keurig machines.

The most affordable pods are the Rivo pods, which work with most Keurig machines, including the original Keurig and Keurig 2.0 models.

The Rivo pods work in both the original Keurig and the newer Keurig 2.0 machines, but you’ll also need to have the proper Keurig cup adapter. The Vue pods don’t work with the original Keurig, so you’ll either need to buy a new machine or an adapter.

How to clean the Keurig Rivo R500?

The Keurig Rivo R500 is an easy-to-use coffee maker that allows you to brew individual cups of coffee (or tea, if you prefer).

The Keurig Rivo R500 is programmable and allows you to prepare one coffee at a time if you prefer.

To clean your Keurig Rivo R500, first, unplug it. Then, remove the reservoir by unscrewing it.

Next, remove the coffee and empty it into the trash. Then, remove the water tank by unscrewing it. Finally, remove the filter and discard it into a trash bin.

Then wash the tank, reservoir, and filter in a dishwasher with soap. Make sure to rinse the components properly before mounting them back onto the Keurig Rivo.

To clean the Keurig Rivo R500, first, unplug it. Then, remove the reservoir by unscrewing it. Next, remove the coffee and empty it into the trash.

Then, remove the water tank by unscrewing it. Finally, remove the filter and discard it into a trash bin.

The pros and cons of using the Keurig Rivo R500:

Is Rivo worth it?

Benefits of using the Rivo:

The Rivo is a wireless smart charger that is compatible with any Android device. The Rivo can charge your phone 2 times faster than a normal charger and it can charge another phone at the same time as well, making it a great multifunctional device.

The Rivo is easy to use. All you have to do is plug the Rivo into the power source of your choice (with the proper cable) and then use the included remote control to charge your phone. You can also charge your phone without using the remote control as well.

The Rivo is compatible with any Android device. The charging time will vary based on the model of your phone, but the normal charging time is 1 to 2 hours.

Features We Like:

How We Pick & Test?

Consistency: We roast and brew the same coffee on each machine in a double-blind taste test to eliminate bias.
Single-serving brewer: We look for machines that can brew just one cup at a time, to maximize efficiency.
Strong brew: We test how well each machine brews coffee, from weak to strong