Have you seen this yet? Keurig will be releasing another model early this year called the Rivo, named after the Spanish word for ‘revolutionary’. And, although we haven’t been able to try it yet of course, the name appears to be fitting (we’ll show you why in a sec). Interestingly and seemingly perfectly, Keurig appears to be partnering with Italian espresso blend company Lavazza for the release. The only thing we aren’t digging so far is the price – $229. But, we can’t make fair judgement on pricing just yet.
Features it will include:
- Ability to froth using any type of fresh milk in order to make hot or cold beverages
- Brews espresso in under a minute using Rivo packs
- Three frothing modes: cappuccino, latte, and cold froth (we’re interested in trying the cold froth option)
- 2 espresso sizing options – 1.4 oz or 2.8 oz
- All removable parts are dishwasher safe
- Removable drip tray
- Water reservoir
- Push button options
The pricing isn’t displayed on their website yet, but they have four espresso varieties listed so far that will be available: Espresso Intenso, Espresso Classico, Espresso Delicato, and Espresso Decaf. They will also be selling a flavored syrup line to accompany the Rivo cups, and those are surprisingly affordable. You can purchase a variety pack of each flavored syrup, 50 ml bottles, for $6.99. The flavors available are: caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Hopefully they’ll roll out a bit more variety after launch, but it’s a good standard starting point.
We’ll be closely following the Rivo and update with details and first reviews and impressions as we can.