Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee Maker Review 2021: K-Cup Pod Brewer

Our Rating:

Our Rating:

4.5

Build Quality
4
Features
4.5
Brew Anatomy
4
Ease of Use
4
Brand & Warranty
4.5
Value for Money
5

Material:

Plastic

Brew Type:

Drip + Single Cup

Cup Capacity:

1 Cups

Price:

$

Pros

  • Auto shut-off feature (after two hours)
  • Produces frothy drinks
  • Easy clean-up process
  • Descaling reminder
  • Smart Start feature
  • Dishwasher-safe parts

Cons

  • Takes a lot of countertop space
  • Loud noise when it is used
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The Keurig K-Cafe coffee maker comes with a large, 60-ounce water reservoir that is enough to brew 6 cups of coffee, saving you the hassle of refills. It is also removable for your convenience. 

Keurig has successfully created another energy-efficient unit, the appliance turns off on its own after being left unused for two hours. It is a mug-friendly coffee maker that caters up to a 7.2-inch tall travel mug or similar container.  

Just like other Keurig’s line of coffee makers, this works with K-Cup universal coffee filter, allowing you to brew your own ground coffee. 

Read our Keurig K-Cafe review and learn more about this unit. 

Design and Construction

It sports an innovative design that makes it stand out. It looks nothing like your conventional coffeemaker. 

The body is made of premium plastic, so you can expect it to last for a solid number of years. You do not have to worry about breakage anytime soon or the smell of burning plastic when you use the machine. 

The Keurig K-Cafe single serve K cup coffee maker looks classy in its charcoal color, adding elegance in your office space or kitchen countertop. 

Size

While the Keurig K-cafe coffee maker is a single-serve coffee maker, much like the Keurig K-Mini Plus, it requires more countertop real estate. 

This coffee maker stands at 17.3 inches tall, 15.3 inches wide, and 11.7 inches deep, making it one of the bigger coffee appliances in the market. Its additional size is mainly due to the fact that it also brews frothy drinks, such as lattes and cappuccinos. 

Despite its large size, the coffee maker only weighs 14.05 pounds. Not exactly lightweight but not that heavy either. You are able to move the coffee maker around without needing assistance from others. 

It can cater to travel mugs that are 7.2 inches tall, which makes it better than Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker in this department. Just remove the drip tray and place tall mugs under the spout. 

Material

As mentioned earlier, the Keurig K-Cafe coffee brewer has plastic construction, but it does not mean it is inferior to stainless steel coffee makers. The creators used premium plastic, so you can count on the coffee maker to last just as long as the aluminum and steel ones. 

If you want to make this coffeemaker last for longer, make sure to handle the machine properly. Avoid frequently moving the unit too much and if you are traveling with the appliance, secure it in its packaging.

The Keurig K-Cafe single-serve coffee maker has a 12-month warranty to give you a nudge of assurance. 

Safety Features

Similar to other Keurig units, this comes with a programmable auto-off feature, which shuts the brewer off automatically when left unused for two hours. It cuts the costs of your electricity bills and saves you from a headache when you are in a rush and forget to unplug the machine. 

Brew Time

You can find a lot of Keurig coffee maker reviews online talking about its average brew time. You can have your hot cup of coffee within a few minutes. 

One notable feature to mention is the machine’s Smart Start, this allows you to pop in your preferred K-Cup and select your desired cup size before the appliance is ready to brew. The machine starts its cycle as soon as it is heated up and ready, which saves you time.

Brew Quality

In this Keurig K-Cafe review, we found out that this coffeemaker delivers exceptional brew quality. It has a milk frother, which you can use hot and cold beverages, like lattes and cappuccinos. 

The machine delivers a strong, espresso-style shot amounting to two ounces to create a base for your forthy drinks. It still gives you the same drip coffee in a variety of cup sizes–4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 ounce. 

The Keurig K-Cafe brewing system gives you a stronger cup of coffee if that is your preferred taste by pressing the strong brew button.

Make the most out of your experience by using Keurig K-Cafe coffee pods to brew a simple cup of coffee to lattes and cappuccinos.

Ease of Use

The Keurig coffee maker K-Cafe manual is easy to understand for both beginners and advanced users of coffee machines. Figuring out how the machine works will take only a few minutes because of its user-friendly design.

It is a plug-and-use coffee machine, simply fill the reservoir with water, pop your preferred K-cup in, and wait for the machine to work its magic. 

Clean-Up

The Keurig K-Cafe coffee maker is super easy to clean. This is a notch higher than the K-Mini Plus Single Serve because of its convenient descaling reminder, which makes sure you will not miss out on any regular maintenance. 

In addition, all of the plastic parts, such as the drip tray, holder, and milk frother are dishwasher safe. Place them on the upper rack and they are good to go. Regular clean-up and maintenance only take a few minutes to do, so it does not eat up much of your time.

Brand & Customer Service

Keurig is a trustworthy brand that has been successfully producing top-notch coffee makers for years. Their goal is set in producing quality appliances for users all across the globe, whether it may be coffee, juice, or tea. 

They make sure their clients are well taken care of by their customer service representatives, that is why they only hire qualified professionals to handle their customers. You can send them a message for inquiries through their support page (1), they will respond within 48 hours.

You can also check out their informative FAQ page (2) for more information. 

Value for Money

Plenty of Keurig coffee maker reviews talk about the brand’s high-end product line sold at an affordable price, and the Keurig K-Cafe single serve K cup coffee maker is no different. 

This machine does not only brew quality coffee, but it can also give you a serving of latte or cappuccinos, giving you the best of both worlds. 

Another feature that makes it worth the investment is the large water reservoir, a descaling reminder, and removable plastic parts for easy clean-up. It is compatible with My K-Cup Reusable filter too. You get more than what you have paid for with the Keurig K-Cafe coffee maker price.

Downsides

  • It does not have temperature control 
  • No hot water button feature 
  • Noise can be heard when it is brewing

Who Should Buy this Coffee Maker? 

This coffee machine is for people who want to make a bold statement with the appliance’s large size. If you are looking for a unit that can both brew simple coffee and frothy drinks, this is an ideal partner for you. 

If you are not looking for a full carafe of coffee and would rather have a machine that delivers mugs of lattes, coffee, and cappuccino, you are going to love this unit.

Final Verdict

In this Keurig K-Cafe review, I give the appliance a 4.5-star rating out of 5. 

While it is true that its large size is a turn off for some users, it is bigger than other coffee machines for a reason. It produces forthy drinks, such as lattes and cappuccinos, so you can skip the daily trips to face cafes and save more money. 

This coffeemaker has a Smart Start feature, which makes up for its average brewing time. The large water reservoir saves you trips to and from the water source, and the auto-off feature cuts the cost of your electricity bill. 

If you are in search of a coffee maker that can do more without breaking the bank, this fits the bill. The Keurig K-cafe coffee maker price is one of the best there is in the market, considering what you are getting in return.

Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee Maker Video Review

Our Rating:

Our Rating:

4.5

Specifications

Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee Maker Specifications
BrandKeurig
ModelK-Cafe Single Serve
MaterialPlastic
Brew TypeDrip + Single Cup
Cup Capacity1 Cups
Programmable Timer?Yes
Warranty12 Months
Price$

Frequently Asked Questions

References

  1. https://www.keurig.com/content/support/email-us-page
  2. http://support.keurig.com/k_cup_brewers
James Kilpatrick

Article By:

James Kilpatrick

I’m James, a self-professed coffee enthusiast in pursuit of finding the perfect daily brew and likes to live by the motto ‘Just brew it”.