Keurig Rivo Review

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If you have been reading along since April, you know that one of my Top Must Haves for a new baby (or just life in general.. let’s be honest) was an espresso machine. Dan’s cousin CAME THROUGH and sent us a Keurig Rivo!

Honestly, I was skeptical at first because I’m not a giant fan of Keurig coffee over a fresh-brewed pot of drip coffee, or some cold brew. We gave it a shot though, and if I had to go back and buy my own espresso machine as a mom of a newborn — this one would be it.

How is the Rivo not just another Keurig?!

The Rivo uses espresso pods (this is one downside – these aren’t available in store. So you’ll have to reorder before you run out) to make cappuccinos, lattes, espresso shots, iced drinks and whatever else you want to buy the syrups for. There is a milk frother attached which works awesome. I use it even for drip coffee sometimes. (Rebel.)

There are two espresso size options (espresso and lungo) and three milk froth options (cappuccino, latte, and cold froth.)

Why would I want this instead of an espresso machine?

If you have the budget to get an awesome espresso machine (like a Breville – swoon), I still think you should do it. However, for the price and convenience, there really is no beating the Rivo. I love that I don’t have to clean it every time I want to use it, and can just pop in a pod and honestly have some DELISH espresso ready in a couple of minutes. I don’t have to worry about pulling the perfect shot, and all the extra steps that come with it.


Overall, I love the Rivo and it has been a lifesaver. Some days, grinding beans and filling a coffee pot just for it to get cold before I actually get around to it, just seems like so much work. I can down 2 espresso shots easily before my kids start going too crazy.

What’s the best thing to make with my Rivo!?

I love straight espresso shots when I’m in a hurry, or the baby’s crying. This summer though, it’s all about the iced lattes! I just pour one (or two… depending on the day) espresso shot over ice and add almond milk. It’s light and refreshing and so yummy. I’m OVER THE MOON excited for fall though (my favorite season) and can’t wait to order some syrups to throw in my lattes in the morning.

I’m sure one day, when my kids are bigger, older, and can make me an espresso (my own personal baristas – that’s what kids are for, right?), I’ll invest in a machine like the one below. Until then though, I’m in love with my Rivo and am so grateful we got it as a gift!

How do you like to drink your coffee? Espresso? Cold brew? Pour over? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Rose

    August 26, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I have a Rivo! I bought it by mistake last year. There was a great deal on TV and I jumped at the chance only to release 1 how much work it is versus (Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks) and 2 that stupid cup that as you mentioned is not sold in stores. Maybe I wi try to run it again after seeing that you love yours. I also don’t have any good flavors so that too doesn’t help.

    1. saneathomemom

      August 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

      I know – that is my one downside with the Rivo are the pods. Other than that, I love it. Order some pods, and your favorite syrup and I bet you will love it!

  2. Jenny

    August 27, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I’m not one for coffee but really feel I could benefit from the caffeine boosts! It’s sounds great though! Fall is my favourite season too 🙂

    1. saneathomemom

      August 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

      Yes – we can’t survive without caffeine around here! Can’t wait for fall. Thanks for reading!

  3. Dikla Frances

    August 27, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I love the price! I over use my coffee maker and buy a new one every 5 months…I should just but this one!

  4. Laura

    August 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I have a regular Keurig that I use and love, but this would be so fun to change it up! I have recently developed a bad Dunkin’ Donuts latte addiction, so maybe I could make my own with this handy dandy machine!

    1. saneathomemom

      August 28, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Oh I wish we had Dunkin around here! These are so easy – and I save so much money on coffee!

  5. The Salty Mamas

    August 29, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Oooh, I hadn’t heard of these! Love the variety of choosing between different types of coffee!

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