As mentioned in The Bottom Line above, Keurig has discontinued the Rivo and released their new K-Cafe and K-Latte brewers.
Why did they discontinue the Rivo? Popularity and difficulty providing support for the brewer.
- Popularity: As an espresso-only system that doesn't brew standard coffee, the Rivo just couldn't compete with any of Nespresso's awesome capsule-based specialty beverage brewers.
- Support: The Rivo uses special K-Rivo pods, which aren't used in any other machine. In order to support the Rivo, Keurig needed to keep producing these pods, which just wasn't financially sustainable.
That's why they released the K-Cafe and K-Latte, both of which brew standard coffees and specialty beverages solely using K-Cups! These brewers appeal to a wider audience and are easier for Keurig to maintain.
What's the difference between the K-Cafe and K-Latte?
- K-Cafe: Keurig's best brewer for specialty beverages, the K-Cafe has a 60 oz water reservoir and brews both standard 6-12 oz coffees and coffee concentrate for specialty drinks. Its dishwasher-safe frother has 3 modes for lattes, cappuccinos, and cold foam.
- K-Latte: Designed more as a standard coffee maker with a concentrated coffee mode, the K-Latte has a 36 oz reservoir, a max 10 oz brew size, and comes with a non-dishwasher-safe frother with a single froth mode for lattes.