OU Kosher Addresses Kashrus of Keurig (Including Pesach)Rabbi Eli Eleff and Rabbi Eli Gersten
By Rabbi Eli Eleff and Rabbi Eli Gersten
OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinators
Coffee throughout the ages has played an important and often critical role in people’s lives and daily operation. Be it in the halls of the bais medrash, at work, or even waking in the morning, many individuals look toward coffee as a vital boost to their daily energy. In fact, this beverage is so important to some that the Mishna Berura (89:22) rules that one may drink unsweetened black coffee before Shacharis in the morning, so that he will be able to daven with the proper concentration. This seemingly innocuous beverage has been almost universally accepted as kosher, with little issue regarding the vessels used, as most coffee machines are dedicated only for coffee.