How many times have you found yourself saying, “But first, coffee,” with an exasperated sigh? Uncountable, right?
Whether it is to recover from the weary effects of an all-nighter, to fulfill your caffeine addiction needs, or just to get through a Monday morning, coffee can never go wrong.
Some people are so addicted to coffee that they absolutely cannot function without coffee. Iced latte, cappuccino, or black, coffee comes in a total variety of 30+ types, one for everyone’s taste buds.
But in my opinion, the best kind of coffee is the one you brew yourself freshly at home. Did you know that around 79% of America makes their coffee at home?
That clears everything right?
To make the best cup of coffee, suitable for your caffeine needs, you need a coffee maker.
And as easy as the name sounds, finding a good coffee maker is actually the entire opposite of it.
Keurig is one of the ruling names of the coffee maker world and nevertheless, being such a top-notch brand Keurig has a wide range of machines to choose from.
And if you are a first-time buyer, then it can surely be a little confusing for you.
However, you need not to worry because today we are here with a compilation of the 10 best Keurig coffee makers. This list will help you fight the indecisiveness, confusion, and hard work of finding a machine that is best suitable for you and your coffee needs!
Keurig K-Elite K-Cup Coffee Maker (Best Overall):
Let’s start the show with the Keurig K-Elite.
This is our top pick among all the mighty Keurigs out there and it certainly does justice to its name.
The best feature of this is that it comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 4-12 ounces. So basically, your machine can be customized according to your specific needs. Hence whether you are brewing coffee for just yourself or for all your friends, your coffee maker has got you!
If you are buying for a big family of coffee connoisseurs then you can get the one with a greater capacity, whereas if you live alone or maybe with one roommate or partner, then the smaller size will suit you best.
It’s pretty self-explanatory.
On top of that, this machine has a special ‘bold brew’ option for those who like their coffees particularly strong.
There is also a calcium indicator that will notify you whenever calcium deposits inside the machine reach a limit where they have started to hinder its performance. With this feature, maintenance is easy and if you take good care, then you can extend the shelf life of the machine.
It is also super easy to clean as you can pull out the drip tray at any instance and rub any stains off.
To add another golden pointer to the list, this coffee maker offers a noise-canceling feature which can help you brew the best coffee with zero noise.
So basically, it is an all in one sort of option if you are looking for a coffee machine. It is easy to use with an extensive list of impressive features I just listed above. However, the only drawback might be that it is a little pricey.
So if you are a person looking for a calm, cool, and easy coffee maker experience with a wallet that can take the pressure, then the Keurig K-Elite K-Cup coffee maker is the choice for you!
Keurig K-Cafe coffee maker (Best for Latte and Cappuccino Lovers)
A definite hit, this one is for all the coffee shop fans. The Keurig K-Cafe gives you the liberty to make your own lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, etc at home!
If you want to embrace the coffee crafter inside you, then bring this machine home.
It is basically the same as bringing your favorite coffee shop to your doorstep.
Brew all your favorite espresso-based drinks at home with the Coffee Shot feature and the handy dandy milk frother that comes with it.
You can also get yourself cold milk foam by selecting the cold setting option!
The possibilities are endless to be honest!
This model also shuts down whenever not in use, so it does not burden your pocket in the case of power consumption as well.
It has a huge water reservoir with a capacity of 60 ounces which means you can get yourself several cups of coffee before you have to refill it. You can choose from 6-12 ounces cups whenever you want.
A ‘maintenance reminder’ again notifies you whenever it is time to clean your coffee maker from all the calcium deposit gunk which in the long run helps to extend its life.
With a whopping weight of almost 10 lbs, this Keurig may be a little heavy, however, the huge water reservoir accounts for it!
Moreover, since the water tank is astronomical, it would be kind of illogical to spend that much money for a small setup. Hence the probable reason behind buying this model will be for an office.
Keurig K-Classic coffee maker (Best Value):
This one is an oldie in the Keurig line, however, for the coffee addicts out there who are not willing to spend a lot of money, this model is a win-win.
I mean, it’s a pretty decent coffee maker which is not too expensive… for a coffee maker.
This Keurig is the one that lifted the brand name back in the years and was a really popular choice.
It has its plus points and its drawbacks as well.
It has a quick heating system, so you do not have to worry about getting a piping hot cup of coffee every morning. Coffee tastes the best when it’s hot, so let go of that worry!
It can provide you with your coffee within a minute and then this bad boy shuts off itself so even if you forget to turn it off, you will not receive a surprise in your electricity bill at the end of the month.
The K-Classic also has an easy to use interface.
The only possible drawbacks of this model is that because it is vintage and old, it is not as technologically appealing as the other Keurig machines.
It is not equipped with an LED feature however, as simple as it is, an LED is not really required as well. The interface is basic, but technically this factor is understandable for a model as old as this.
Secondly, it is a little behind in the capacity department. Its water reservoir is only able to hold around 48 ounces, so you will have to refill it a little more often than the higher-end Keurigs.
It is inarguable that it is not the most advanced Keurig out there, but for someone who does not have a lot of money to spend but still needs great coffee, this is a great option!
For customers who value the low price feature, this can be the right choice as it is the most valuable Keurig out of all.
It can prove to be a good choice for people who do not want to get messed up with mind-boggling technicality and hard to understand features.
Keurig K155 Office coffee maker (Best for the office):
This model is a great option for office use as well as household use.
With a removable water reservoir that can hold up to a whopping 90 ounces, it is superior to all other Keurigs.
This model boasts a LCD touch screen that allows you to choose the temperature, strength and size of your coffee.
It is as quick as lightning, delivering up to 14 cups of coffee within the short spell of a couple of seconds.
The only apparent disadvantages of this machine is that since it cannot be connected to the waterline, it has to be refilled manually.
Apart from that, this is a good choice for commercial use, perfect for an office, or anyone who is willing to spend more for the ultimate efficient coffee experience.
Keurig K575 coffee maker (Another choice for Office):
The next Keurig on our list is the Keurig K575. Probably one of the biggest yet one of the nicest Keurigs. This Keurig is not just one of the best, but also boasts a wide range of impressive features and a list of customizable options.
With the capability of delivering a steaming hot cup of coffee within a short minute, this Keurig lands on all expectations.
Coming with a huge water reservoir of 80 oz, you need not to fuss for refilling it over and over again. It can deliver up to 10 cups and also offers the widest range of cup sizes from 4-30 oz.
In other simpler words, it is perfect for office setups.
Like a lot of our previous choices, this one also has a Strong Brew option as well as a temperature control function so you can customize your coffee according to your taste.
Coffee fanatics will know that the temperature of your coffee greatly influences its taste. You also don’t need boiling water for your coffee so that’s another step off of your behalf!
It gets better. With the programmable carafe function, you can insert a pod in the machine, go to bed after setting a timer, and wake up to the mesmerizing aroma of your fresh coffee that will alert you instantly and also get you ready for the day ahead!
However, due to its humongous size, it may not be able to fit in everywhere. Since it is one of the best models, it obviously comes at a higher price.
But to be honest, that is not a bad price for a machine that gives so much.
Now that we are done with all of our top picks, we hope we have cleared some confusion and wish you all the luck in finding the best coffee maker for you.
Keurig K-Duo Plus coffee maker (Best dual coffee maker):
This innovative Keurig serves you with an extraordinary coffee experience that you surely won’t regret.
It’s simple, small, and compact, however, users can still choose to brew a single cup or a full carafe from a single pouring outlet.
With its elegant, sleek, and minimalist design, it will perfectly fit in with your contemporary decor.
It offers the user to brew coffee in variable sizes of single 6-12 oz. with K-cups, or 6-12 cups of drip coffee. So whether you need a caffeine boost for your guests or just for yourself, this Keurig is the right one.
It has a multi-position water reservoir which makes it easy to fit on any counter space.
It comes equipped with a programmable timer that enables the machine to automatically start brewing up to 24 hours in advance if you set the timer. One less step to a great cup of coffee as well as the pleasure of waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.
More interestingly, the machine’s water tank can be adjusted in a way that it fits on either side or at the back of the machine. This makes it a ton easier to fit the machine in any kind of space.
It is travel mug friendly and a thermal steel carafe comes with it instead of a regular glass one. This not only keeps your coffee extra warm but also eliminates the chance of any glass breakage. Hence, you will not have to worry about buying a new carafe if your break because as we know, steel is unbreakable.
It brags the simplest control system with no need to navigate terrifyingly complex menus. This for sure will save you a lot of time (and frustration) when you are rushing for work on a busy weekday morning.
This Keurig also has an extra edge for ecologically conscious users as it is compatible with reusable ‘My K-Cup’ coffee filters.
The features that put down this Keurig consist of the lack of a couple of standard features for example, a temperature control.
It also does not allow the user to use ground coffee for single cups.
Keurig K15 K-Cup coffee maker (Lightweight):
We are more than halfway through this list and the next model is the Keurig K15.
The absence of a water tank makes this model lightweight and easy to travel with, however, it also proves to be a hassle in the long run since you have to fill it every time you need a cup of coffee.
The removable drip tray makes cleaning and emptying efficient and if you remove it then you will be able to fit in a larger mug for an even better experience. The more the merrier, right?
Available in a multitude of attractive colors, K15 also has a hot water option that allows the user to fix an Americano if they please so.
Like a lot of other Keurigs, this one also has an auto-shutdown feature so if you supposedly forget to turn your machine off in a hurry, it won’t keep running for more than 90 seconds.
Its small size is not only perfect for small spaces but also comes at an affordable price. Its dimensions are (in inches) 10.8 h x 6.9 w x 10.7 d. That’s pretty small, hence the K15 proves to be a more personal coffee maker.
Nevertheless, as good as a machine can be, this model still has a few drawbacks.
Like I said already, the lack of a water tank proves to be a hassle as you will always have to fill the machine when you have to make some coffee.
This model also requires Keurig branded capsules only, so you cannot use this machine without them unless you are grinding your own coffee.
Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee maker (Under $100 value):
A great hit for smaller families, the Keurig K-Mini is just like its name. With just being 12 inches tall, 4.5 inches wide, and 11.3 inches long, it can fit basically anywhere and is particularly perfect for single cup serves.
It is super basic and easy to use. You just have to turn it on, insert your K-Cup, push the lever down, and then basically just wait for it to do its thing.
This Keurig also comes with a Strong Brew mode for users who prefer their coffee particularly bold.
Its small size makes it really lightweight, about 2 lbs, and easy to travel with. Moreover, the removable drip tray not only ensures easy cleaning but also allows you to fit in a bigger travel mugs.
It also carries a pod storage container that can fit in up to 9 pods. This makes the compactness of the machine climb several levels because it does not take a lot of space.
Since it is the best for people who only need a single cup at a time, this same feature makes it unsuitable for people with bigger families or greater caffeine addictions.
Keurig K55 coffee maker:
Another bad boy, Keurig K55 is also really popular when it comes to easy to use basic coffee makers.
Like a lot of our previous choices, this one also turns off automatically after 90 seconds of not being used to check the tension of forgetting to turn it off, off of your list!
It is not equipped with any complicated LED screens which is why it is so easy to use. It just has three buttons so it does not need a lot of practice to learn how to use it.
Energy-efficient and easy to use, sounds like a good deal to me!
Affordable, being under $100, with a removable reservoir that holds up to 48 ounces of water, this Keurig will deliver you your coffee really quick.
You can get your first cup ready within 4-5 minutes, whereas the second cup takes even less than a minute to brew.
It comes with the descaling function which further adds to the ease in cleaning and maintenance.
It also has 2 built-in water filters so you don’t even have to go through the hassle of filtering your water before refilling the reservoir.
However, it lacks a temperature control and a programmable clock.
Keurig K250 coffee maker:
This Keurig is famous for the extensive range of colors it is available in. 7 colors, ranging from white to red to blue will have this machine fit in with all types of decor accordingly.
It has a bunch of unique features and its Keurig 2.0 brewing technology is what makes it the brilliant machine it is. If you have no idea of what I am saying, let me explain. Basically, this brewer has been programmed to read the lid of each K-cup, K-Mug, and K-Carafe coffee pod so you have the best-brewed cup of coffee in your hands every time.
The 2 inches LED screen boosts efficiency and functionality and it sure saves time on a rushed morning.
Moreover, K250 also has the ability to brew other specialty beverages including tea, mocha, and hot cocoa. All you have to do is insert the suitable pod and select the “Hot Cocoa/Other” button sitting on the screen for your desired beverage within minutes.
Great for single serves, this Keurig allows you to brew coffee in a wide range of sizes from 4-10 oz K-cup pods as well as 22,26, and 30 oz K-Carafe pods whenever you have guests over.
This Keurig again has a large reservoir (40 ounces). And is perfect for a bigger family or a small office of 10-15 people.
The drawbacks are that it will only brew Keurig branded K-cups and K-Carafe pods. It lacks the traditional temperature controls so customizing your coffee’s temperature is not possible. Additionally, there is also “not iced” coffee mode so you can just brew hot coffee.
Now that we are wrapped up with our reviews, we hope we have helped you get somewhere with your big decision. It must be kept in mind that your coffee maker needs to be specific to your coffee needs, hence proper research and thinking time are both required to bring your machine home. We get that it can be really overwhelming but we wish you all the best. Happy brewing!