No More Keurig Rivo Machines…
Have you been interested or wanting to know more about the Keurig Rivo? It’s Keurig’s first espresso maker but I have found out that it, too, has claimed a spot in the “discontinued” lineup since the end of 2016. OK…Apparently I did not get the memo on this one until recently.
Apologies in advance, as so many developments take place industry-wise and just keeping up with them all can be kind of, well, laborious. (Yeah, I might could use a VA or personal secretary sometimes :o)
So, moving on, the Rivo is the first release by Keurig that is designed for making top-notch gourmet espresso beverages – It’s got an attractive design complete with a milk frother, pretty similar to the Lattissima Pro and the Plus.
The Keurig Rivo Has Been Discontinued
“Rivo” is Italian for “revolutionary” (Aren’t all those Italian names great? I wonder what the Vue is named for…?)
But if you go to check it out on Amazon, you will see that it is out of stock. Nice looking, that, but it was designed to work exclusively with Lavazza brand pods – a brand which is great, but there’s that “works only with….” thing again that throws a monkey wrench in people’s coffee shopping enjoyment.
Here is a good story on Consumer Reports that talks about the Rivo and the pod situation in greater depth. So again, it comes down to that ol’ bugaboo of pod type again. The gist of it is that the pod that is compatible with the Rivo, the Lavazza – is going to be locatable, or they should -at least for the next three years.
Now if you’re reading this right now and you have a different story – you happen to be the owner of a Rivo…you may be concerned about locating the correct pods. For what it’s worth, I was able to locate some:
30 Count – Lavazza Sampler Pack for Keurig Rivo (3 Flavors, 10 Pods Each) *No Decaf*Lavazza Espresso Classico for Keurig Rivo System,2-18 packs 36-0.26oz30 Cup Lavazza Espresso Sampler for Keurig Rivo Includes All 4 Varieties
Some Good News…
I always heard the maxim, “sometimes a door closes, but a window opens”. The Rivo has been supplanted by a whole new espresso-dedicated maker, the K-Cafe. It looks very interesting and nice and best of all, does not have pod restrictions on it. I want to go shopping and see if I can scout out more info for your benefit, which I hope to do at a later date.
Any thoughts? Did you think the Rivo had a good design or concept? Do you think it should have stayed on the market, and if you do own one how easy or difficult is it to find the appropriate pods?