Basically, the cup clearance makes 6 inches, but you can remove the drip tray to enlarge the clearance up to 7.2 inches and accommodate even very large mugs.
The machine is relatively large.
If you would like to vary coffee beverages and do that with minimum efforts, the Keurig K-Cafe Single-Serve coffee maker is a sound choice. It offers the convenience of K-Cup capsules, providing more than 350 different flavors to try out.
All Keurig K-Cup pods
About 1 minute
Cold milk froth, iced coffee capability, variable coffee strength and cup dosing
6, 8, 10, and 12 oz
Removable 60-ounce water reservoir, removable drip tray, clean indicator, dishwasher safe frother
A hot water button will let you pour hot water to brew some tea or make instant soups and oatmeal while the iced coffee mode will be of great use to create iced latte on a hot summer day.
Somewhat noisy operation.
The Keurig K-Elite is a fully-featured high-end personal coffee maker created for true coffee addicts who want their perfect morning cup of Joe without much time and effort. Offering a fully customizable brewing experience, it will make coffee to any taste. Moreover, with a programmable on/off, the brewer will be ready when you are ready.
All Keurig K-Cup pods
About 1 minute
Iced coffee capability, strength control, temperature control, volume control
4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz
Removable 75-ounce water reservoir, removable drip tray, descale maintenance reminder, 6-count K-Cup™ pod variety pack, 1 water filter handle and 1 filter included
There's a programmable automatic shut-off feature. The model's able to accommodate travel mugs up to 7.4-inch tall. It is compatible with the My K-Cup universal reusable coffee filters. The removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
The water reservoir is small considering the model's size.
The Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is a full package. The fingerprint-resistant materials make maintenance a breeze. You'll be able to control your beverage's strength, volume, and intensity. Considering the model's functionality and coffee-making prowess, the product is a steal in our book.
All Keurig K-Cup pods
About 1 minute
Strength control, volume control
6, 8, 10, and 12 oz
Removable 52-ounce water reservoir, removable drip tray, descale maintenance reminder, 6-count K-Cup™ pod variety pack, 1 water filter handle and 1 filter included
The easy-to-use large color touchscreen features a digital clock that makes your brewing experience stress-free. You'll be able to program the machine to turn on or off automatically at set times. The 70-ounce water reservoir will let you brew at least 8 cups before having to refill.
The power cable is only 12 inches long.
The Keurig K475 is probably the company's most overall impressive coffee maker. It will work wonders for many different customers but we would recommend the model to real coffee lovers first and foremost. Using this machine, you'll be able to prepare the most personal drinks.
All Keurig K-Cup pods
About 1 minute
Strength control, temperature control, volume control
4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz,
or 22, 26, and 30 oz Carafe using K-Carafe pods; 12-16 oz mugs using K-Mug pods
Removable 70-ounce water reservoir, removable drip tray, descale maintenance reminder, 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle, 2 filters included
The model is less than 5-inch wide. You can tuck the power cord into the brewer's back. The auto-off feature automatically turns the machine off 90 seconds after the last brew, helping to save energy.
A little slow if you're in a hurry.
The Keurig K-Mini is the company's slimmest, most affordable brewer yet. It will be able to fit just about anywhere. The model isn't feature-rich but it is really easy to use and transport. The really long 26-inch cord doesn't hurt too.
All Keurig K-Cup pods
6, 8, 10, and 12 oz
One cup reservoir, removable drip tray, cord storage
For Pod Coffee
If you'd like to try the taste and convenience of K-Cup pods by Keurig, the K-Cafe coffee machine is what you need. It's the most advanced model in the Keurig's lineup with 6 different brew settings so that you can enjoy the variety of rich flavors.
The coffee maker works with any K-Cup pod, so the options are almost endless. You can choose the flavor you like and get delicious latte, creamy cappuccino, or other coffeehouse beverage. It's fitted with a high-quality integrated milk frother that froths milk to perfection.
If you would like to get a refreshing pick-me-up drink on a hot summer day, you can benefit from COLD setting allowing you to create iced lattes and cappuccinos. One more special setting, STRONG, lets you enjoy bolder coffee, while SHOT can brew a concentrated shot of coffee.
Owing to Smart Start technology, the machine heats and brews in one simple process. So, you won't need to wait for the machine to heat before selecting your cup size.
Easy and Simple
That's how you can make a latte or cappuccino in 3 easy steps:
- Power on the brewer and place a mug on the drip tray (if you're using a large, travel mug, you should remove the drip tray and place the mug right on the base). Lift the handle and place a K-Cup pod in a special K-Cup pod holder. Don't remove the foil on the K-Cup pod. Close the lid.
- Select a preferable brew style, then choose a cup size, and press go. The brewing process will take less than a minute.
- Froth fresh milk in the dishwasher-safe frother. You can use any type of milk including skim, soy, and almond. The frother has its own controls that allow you to choose whether you want to froth milk for latte, cappuccino, or iced coffee. Enjoy your creamy coffee.
As mentioned, the coffee machine accepts different sizes of mugs - you can brew 6, 8, 10, or 12oz of coffee, tea, or cocoa. And while basically the cup clearance makes 6 inches, you can remove the drip tray to enlarge the clearance up to 7.2 inches and accommodate even very large mugs. The coffee maker has a 60-oz water reservoir that enables you to brew 5-10 cups before a need to refill.
Take note that this machine does not brew a "legit" espresso, yet the STRONG setting gives a very close feel to it. Strong coffee resembles the roast of classic espresso drinks.
All in all, if you would like to vary coffee beverages and do that with minimum efforts, the Keurig K-Cafe Single-Serve coffee maker is a sound choice. It offers the convenience of K-Cup capsules that counts more than 350 different flavors.
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE BREWING
What makes a good cup of coffee? Basically, it’s a distinct flavor revealing a bouquet of after-tastes and a nice thick crema on the top. But, in fact, there is no single formula for a perfect cup. As they say, tastes differ, and everybody likes it brewed their way. Some like it strong and piping hot while others tend to a more delicate flavor and mild temperature. Hence, when it comes to coffee brewers, customization is presumably the most important aspect to consider. And this is where the K-Elite personal coffee maker excels.
Being the leader among top-liners, the K-Elite boasts modern high-end design and premium programmable functionality. On top of the unit, you will find a control panel with an LED display and backlit buttons. Unlike many other single serve cappuccino maker machines providing only volume control, the K-Elite offers a fully customizable brewing experience. You are free to choose between 5 cup sizes ranging from 4 oz to 12 oz. Next, you can adjust the brewing temperature and select the brew strength. So, whether you like the bold bitter taste of ristretto or a mild chocolate flavor of Irish coffee, you’ll get your perfect brew.
What’s more, you’ll get your favorite drink ready at a single touch of a button without much effort and unnecessary hassle. Just hold the water tank full, insert a K-cup with the taste of your choice, select the strength, and then press the cup-size button to get the desired volume. In less than a minute, you’ll get your cup steaming with an incredible aroma.
GET IT READY WHEN YOU NEED
With the K-Elite, you’ll be able to make much more than just hot coffee drinks. The “Iced” button will let you brew hot over ice coffee to make a chilly drink with your favorite coffee flavor to refresh yourself on a hot day. Besides, a “Hot water” button allows dispensing boiling hot water to brew a pot of tea or make instant soup, noodles, or oatmeal for breakfast ora quick meal. The water tank can hold 75oz of water and will let you make 8 cups per a single fill - such capacity is more than enough even for a large family.
One more distinguishing feature of the K-Elite coffee maker that you won’t find in many other models, even in its price range, is a programmable on/off function. This function will enable you to set the exact time you want your brewer to turn on and pre-heat in the morning. Not only does this function allow saving energy, but also you will have your coffee maker ready to brew when you are ready to have your caffeine boost.
In short, the Keurig K-Elite is a fully-featured single-serve coffee maker that offers a fully customizable brewing experience to meet any taste and will be highly appreciated by true coffee addicts who want their cup of Joe quickly and without much effort.
Better Price-Quality Ratio
The Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker incorporates the company's trademark functionality and efficiency but at a much more affordable price. It does just about everything as well as its more expensive counterparts. The model's sleek design and intuitive features will let you brew your perfect cup every single time.
First and foremost, the coffee maker comes supplied with a 6-count K-Cup pod variety pack, one water filter handle, and one filter that will help you keep your beverages taste their absolute best.
As per usual, the K-Cup pods are the product's biggest standout feature. As the coffee beans fill the pod, it is able to help hot water saturate the freshly ground beans flowing through the water filter. The pod's gentle pressure works wonders extracting every ounce of your favorite coffee, making that coffee taste its very best.
You can always adjust your beverage size. When the system identifies the type of pack inserted into the brewer, the said brewer is able to automatically set itself to brew the pod at its optimized brew setting. At the same time, it allows you to adjust the size to suit your very own taste preferences. You'll be able to choose between 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-ounce K-Cup pod sizes too.
Keeping It Delicious
The people behind Keurig always deliver on the functionality front and this model is no exception. You'll be able to control your beverage's strength and intensity. There's a programmable automatic shut-off feature. The model's more than able to accommodate travel mugs up to 7.4-inch tall. Plus, it is compatible with the My K-Cup universal reusable coffee filters.
Despite relatively rich functionality, the model's controls are simple and straightforward. Just insert the pod, select your cup size, and you're all set to brew the tastiest cup in under a minute.
Sure, considering the coffee maker's size, its 52-ounce water reservoir is relatively small. At the same time, you will be able to brew at least 5 cups before having to refill. Needless to say, it will be enough to save you time and simplify your morning routine. Plus, the removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
The model alerts you when it's time to descale it. The descale function here is as effective as ever. It does an excellent job removing built-up calcium deposits, making sure that your coffee remains as delicious as possible cup after cup.
In short, the Keurig K-Select Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is a full package. The fingerprint-resistant materials make maintenance a breeze. Considering the model's functionality and coffee-making prowess, the product is a steal in our book.
Your Very Own Perfect Cup
The Keurig K475 is different. There's more than enough here separating the model from its Keurig competition. At the same time, the coffee maker has much in common with its Keurig peers. It is just as good at brewing rich, smooth, and delicious coffee cup after cup, with the company's trademark quality to boot. The model does more than that though.
First and foremost, it is about the machine's functionality. The strength control setting would be a good place to start. Using this setting, you will be able to prepare bolder as well as milder brews.
That isn't the only setting that will let you customize your drink though. There are five temperature control settings here. Tweaking these settings will allow you to prepare many different but always delicious beverages.
The model is able to work with multiple K-Cup (4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces), K-Mug (12-16 ounces), and K-Carafe (22, 26, and 30 ounces) pod brew sizes. With so many options under your disposal, you should have no issues preparing your very own perfect cup.
Choose Your Coffee
Now, as far as the model's design is concerned, there is definitely not much to complain about, especially on the aesthetics front. The machine looks sleek and stylish. Its black color scheme with silver accents will be able to mesh well with any modern kitchen setting.
The easy-to-use large color touchscreen features a digital clock that makes your brewing experience stress-free. You'll be able to program the machine to turn on or off automatically at set times.
As per usual, the model features a removable drip tray that simplifies maintenance and works with 7.2-inch travel mugs.
We've seen the descale maintenance reminder function before and the descale function too. These work wonders but there isn't much to cover here.
We can, should, and will, however, cover the massive 70-ounce water reservoir. Needless to say, this thing is huge. It will let you brew at least 8 cups before having to refill.
Whether you like your coffee strong, mild, decaf, or flavored, there isn't much that the machine isn't able to do. Plus, it is very much compatible with the company's My K-Cup reusable coffee filters, so you'll be able to brew your own ground coffee.
As far as we're concerned, the only issue with the product in general is the relatively short 12-inch power cable.
Apart from that, the Keurig K475 is probably the company's most overall impressive coffee maker. It will work wonders for many different customers but we would recommend the model to real coffee lovers first and foremost. Using this machine, you'll be able to prepare the most personal drinks.
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Size & Weight
The Slimmest Machine
As you can probably tell, the Keurig K-Mini is all about that "mini" part. You can't really compare the model to every other coffee maker on this list. It isn't able to do quite as much. But it wasn't designed with those purposes/applications in mind in the first place. This is an affordable, compact, space-saving tool first and foremost.
Featuring less than 5 inches in width, the model is the perfect size for smaller kitchens. There's very little chance you won't be able to find enough space for this little machine.
There aren't too many settings here. The model will not allow you to control your beverage's strength and temperature. As far as functionality is concerned, what we're dealing with here is more or less your garden-variety coffee machine. It is pretty good at what it does but not much more than that.
It is ridiculously easy to use though. Since there isn't much functionality-wise here, you don't have to tinker with the settings. Just add fresh water to the machine's one-cup reservoir, pop in your favorite K-Cup pod, press the brew button (the only button aside from the power button that the coffee maker comes equipped with) and enjoy freshly brewed, delicious coffee in minutes.
We do mean that "minutes" part though. The model isn't as fast as its more expensive Keurig peers and will usually take several minutes to make that cup, a shame for people often in a hurry but reasonable considering the machine's price.
Excellent Travel Companion
As per usual, the model is compatible with 6, 8, 10, and 12-ounce K-Cup pods. You can always use them to prepare the most delicious coffee.
It really is all about the machine's size and subsequent convenience though. You can always bring this thing with you. The company's standard removable drip tray is here as well. Naturally, it is compatible with travel mugs, making the model a pretty much perfect travel companion.
Another little detail that delivers on that front is the cord storage compartment. It is great on the road and in the kitchens too since it tidies up countertop space.
Other than that, the only major contributor that we haven't covered is the auto-off feature that automatically turns the machine off 90 seconds after the last brew, helping to save energy.
In conclusion, the Keurig K-Mini is the company's slimmest, most affordable brewer yet. It will be able to fit just about anywhere. The model isn't feature-rich but it is really easy to use and transport. The really long 26-inch cord doesn't hurt too.
What Is a Keurig Cappuccino Maker?
Keurig isn't the biggest name in the business. At the same time, the company is very well known between coffee lovers. Doing things a little differently, they've been able to make a name for themselves. The company's trademark K-Cup pods and proprietary machines that brew coffee and other beverages in these pods are the biggest reason for their success. These pods are effective, practical, and convenient. The same sentiment can be extended towards the company's coffee makers. These machines are affordable, practical, and make damn good coffee.
There's some difference between these models but every entry on this list is a good product in its own right. They're all drip types, the most popular coffee maker type on the market today.
Certain models are semi-automatic, while others are completely automatic. Some can be used to prepare cold milk froth, iced coffee, and other beverages, while other models will let you make standard coffee drinks but not much more than that.
What Features to Compare
Keurig cappuccino makers do not differ that much from your average coffee makers. At the same time, the company has its trademark tech and design solutions that separate its products from their often inferior competition. That means that, with Keurig coffee makers, you have to look for the usual coffee makers features/characteristics but other things too.
Brewing Time Per Cup
Needless to say, this isn't an area where Keurig products are different from coffee makers in general. There is no downside to shorter prep time. More often than not, Keurig models will be able to prepare a delicious cup in about a minute. At the same time, certain models might take more or less than that. It all depends on how much you value your time and how much you're willing to give up for your morning coffee.
A little vague, so let's elaborate further right from the get-go. Some models will be able to prepare different coffee types and variations but not much more than that. Other models incorporate the necessary settings/functionality for just about any hot/cold beverage on the list.
Sometimes, the programs are already there and there isn't much you're able/have to do other than choose the desired drink and the corresponding feature.
Other times, these coffee makers incorporate various strength, temperature, and control settings that allow you to customize and personalize your drink. As you would imagine, these machines are perfect for coffee lovers who like to experiment and expand their coffee horizons.
K-Cup Pod Brew Sizes
That is where the company's models differ from your garden-variety coffee makers. K-Cup pods are these nice little filters that are able to help hot water saturate the freshly ground beans flowing through the water filter. The pods' gentle pressure does an excellent job extracting every ounce of your favorite drink, making that coffee taste its absolute best.
Different models work with different pods. That being said, pretty much all of them fit the regular 6, 8, 10, and 12-ounce pods, so there isn't much variation there.
However, certain brewers are also able to work with K-Carafe pods and K-Mug pods, so you might want to be on the lookout for these too.
Control and Other Components
Coffee: Benefits and Side Effects
Coffee will be able to improve your physical performance. A cup of strong black coffee an hour (give or take) before your workout will likely be able to significantly increase your performance at the gym (11-12%). The secret to that is simple: caffeine, among other things, works wonders increasing adrenaline levels in your blood. As you probably know, adrenaline is pretty much your body’s “fight or flight” hormone that allows your body to better prepare for physical exertion.
Coffee contains elements such as potassium and magnesium. These minerals help your body with insulin use, regulating blood sugar levels and decreasing your craving for treats and snacks. Furthermore, caffeine is able to help your body break down fat cells and use them as fuel for training.
Focus and Alertness
This is probably the least surprising benefit and most people are already more or less aware of that but, moderate caffeine intake (we're talking 1-6 cups per day depending on multiple factors and/or circumstances) will help your mind focus and improve your overall mental alertness.
Numerous Disease Prevention
Numerous studies suggest/indicate that coffee drinkers are somewhere around 25% less likely to die prematurely. Considering how many diseases caffeine is able to help prevent, these numbers aren't necessarily surprising though.
Between two and four cups per day will significantly lower your stroke chances.
Multiple studies show that regular coffee consumption decreases your Parkinson’s chances by somewhere around 25%.
Coffee work wonders impairing glucose tolerance and decreasing your insulin sensitivity, therefore reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes.
High caffeine levels in your blood isn't always a good thing. However, it will reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease. At the same time, you'll be far less likely to fall victim to dementia.
Of course, it isn't just about the diseases. Caffeine is really effective at stimulating your central nervous system and increasing neurotransmitters' production (we're talking primarily dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin). These neurotransmitters are responsible for elevating your mood. Two cups per lower prevent suicide risk by 50%.
Because caffeine improves your overall mental alertness, at higher doses, it can just as well lead to anxiety and nervousness.
The least surprising side effect. Boosting neurotransmitters' production and increasing adrenaline levels, it pretty much goes without saying that caffeine will not help you sleep well at night. Just don't take it 2-3 hours before bedtime and you should be fine.