If you like strong and rich coffee, you must be interested in Keurig’s strong button. This button is present on high-end and latest models of Keurig coffee makers. The strong button works to make strong and bold coffee.
You can enjoy a more flavorful coffee with your Keurig coffee maker with strong button settings. This button functions to make a balanced brewed coffee with both sweet and bitter compound extraction from the grounds.
How Does the Strong Button Work on Keurig?
The strong button on Keurig slows down the brewing process. The slow brewing results in more time for extraction from the ground, resulting in rich-flavored and strong coffee.
Coffee is basically a mixture of various acids, sugars, and oils. These compounds give your coffee a specific flavor and aroma. Some compounds are extracted quicker than others when you make coffee in a coffee maker. So, the compounds which are extracted in the given time will have a dominant flavor and aroma in your coffee. That’s why the brewing process’s length significantly impacts your coffee’s flavor.
If your coffee brews quickly, acids and sour compounds will be extracted from the coffee ground. So, your coffee will be acidic and sour. Similarly, a slightly longer brew will result in sugar extraction, making a sweet-flavored coffee. On the other hand, over-brewing will result in the extraction of bitter compounds.
A Keurig coffee maker is designed to use pressurized water that can brew coffee quicker than a drip coffee maker. It probably takes 30 seconds to brew. But when you push the strong button on your Keurig coffee maker, it doubles the brewing time. The extra 30 seconds of brewing extract enough sugar and slight bitterness from the ground. As a result, you will get a strong rich-flavored coffee.
How to Make Coffee with a Strong Button on Keurig?
- Add water into the Keurig reservoir according to your need. For a cup of coffee, 8 ounces of water is sufficient.
- Place your mug on top of the drip tray of your coffee maker.
- Put your favorite coffee in the designated place.
- Close the lid tightly.
- Select your drink. Press the brewing and strong button to start the brewing process.
- Approximately after a minute, your coffee will be ready to drink.
Strong Button and Caffeinated Coffee
People might think that choosing a strong button setting on their Keurig coffee maker will make a more caffeinated coffee. That’s not actually true. The strong button only slows down the brewing process. Although it grabs a bit more caffeine, it doesn’t make a huge difference.
A strong brewed coffee doesn’t have a lot of caffeine in it. If you want to drink a more caffeinated coffee, you should use strong coffee k-cups. You can also buy a refillable k-cup and then add more caffeine into it as per your choice.
Which Keurig Models Have a Strong Button?
Here is the list of Keurig models that have the strong button.
- K-Supreme Plus
- K-Duo Plus
- K-Mini Plus
- K-Supreme Plus Smart
Are the Keurig models with the “Strong” button worth it?
Yes. Keurig’s Strong button is not only a marketing tactic; it works. Unlike other coffee makers and appliances, Keurig’s strong button actually works.
It slows down the brewing process and takes longer to brew your coffee. You will see the difference when you taste the coffee produced after pressing the strong button.
What are other methods to brew a stronger coffee with a Keurig?
The Strong button isn’t working, or your Keurig doesn’t have a Strong Button. Here’s how you can make a stronger cup of coffee.
- Brew a stronger coffee by brewing it in a smaller cup
- Preheat your Keurig
- Brew two stronger cups together