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

Our Rating:

Our Rating:

4.5

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

Material:

Plastic

Brew Type:

Drip + Single Cup

Cup Capacity:

1 Cup

Price:

$

Pros

  • Compact size at only 4.5 inches wide
  • Built-in cord storage for transportation
  • Shuts down after being unused for 90 seconds
  • Pod storage can hold 9 K-cup pods

Cons

  • No auto-clean feature
  • Loud, humming noise
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The Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee maker is the slimmest in the company’s line of brewers. With a storage unit that holds 9 coffee pods, you are sure to save a lot of counter space. 

It produces a quality cup of coffee within minutes and can accommodate tall travel mugs (up to 7 inches). The machine automatically turns off on its own when left unused for 90 seconds. With storage for a cord, it is the most portable brewer yet. 

Keurig K-mini plus single serve coffee maker is compatible with the universal reusable coffee filter, so you can make your own ground coffee if you so desire. 

Let us find more about this amazing creation in this Keurig K-Mini Plus review!

Design and Construction

Keurig K-mini plus single serve K cup coffee maker sports a compact design, similar to the Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker. The makers took a simplistic approach in terms of style, perfect for minimalistic apartments and offices. 

While it does closely mimic the Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker in terms of design and construction, this has more built-in features to offer, including a nifty hiding place for all 9 Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee pods.

This coffee maker is travel-mug friendly because of its removable drip tray, which the original K-mini also has. All you need to do is to simply take out the tray, and taller travel mugs can slot right in. 

The Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker is no different from the Keurig K-mini. You still need to refill the water reservoir one serving at a time. This can be inconvenient if you were to make several cups of coffee. Because it is removable, however, refill and clean-up would be a breeze. 

Size

As mentioned earlier, this has the same size as the K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker, making it a compact coffee maker for small to medium-sized spaces. It stands at 12.1 inches high, 4.5 inches wide, and 11.3 inches deep. It does not require a lot of countertop real estate.

Due to its plastic component, it only weighs 4.6 pounds. It is one of the lightest Keurig coffee makers available in the market, making it a great companion for travel. 

Despite its compact size, it can fill a travel mug as tall as seven inches. Simply remove the drip tray to fit a mug under the spout.

Material

The Keurig K-mini plus coffee brewer is made out of plastic, but it does not have the flimsy feeling other plastic-based coffee makers do. Built using premium plastic, it does not easily break or chip off when mishandled.

Still, it pays to be extra careful when moving it around to preserve its working life. If you plan on bringing it along in your travels, secure it properly in your bag. This ensures you will not have any problem with accidental drops while on the road. 

Take proper care of the unit and you can have the Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee maker with you for a very long time.

Safety Features

Similarly to other Keurig coffee maker models, this has an auto-off feature, which means the machine shuts itself when left unused for ninety seconds from your last brew, saving you money on electric bills. This also means you will never have to worry if you forgot to turn it off because you are in a hurry. 

Accessories Included

The K-Mini Plus comes with a pod storage unit which, as the name suggests, is where the K Cup Pods are kept. It can accommodate 9 pieces and provides you with easy access to the pods every time you brew a cup. This may not seem mind-blowing, but you will appreciate it if you are to make several cups of coffee at a time. 

Brew Time

In many Keurig coffee maker reviews, users have stated about the machine’s average brew time. It is definitely not one of the fastest coffee makers Keurig has produced nor it is faster than the Keurig K55 K-Classic Single Serve Coffee Maker, but it does get the job done. 

It brews one cup of coffee within a few minutes at two to three minutes on average, depending on whether you use a 6 oz or 12 oz coffee pod. This much brew time, however, is enough to satisfy most users.

Considering the affordable price of the Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee maker, it is understandable that it does not have a programmable brew timer. 

You have to manually brew your coffee on a daily basis. Because it only takes a press of a button and a few minutes for the entire cycle to complete, brewing should not be a big hassle. 

Brew Quality

The Keurig K-Mini Plus brewing system is known to produce quality coffee, it is definitely one of the strongest suits for this line of a coffeemaker. It produces a rich, flavorful cup of coffee and a strong one with a single push of a button.

In addition, you can use the K-cup reusable filter, so you can brew ground coffee if you prefer. You might want to take a break from coffee pods once in a while. 

This machine also allows you to use Keurig’s refillable K-Cups. 

You can choose your desired cup size, ranging from 6 ounces to 12 ounces, allowing you to personalize your cup of coffee every time. 

In addition, the K-Mini Plus has a strong brew button that allows you to adjust the strength and intensity of your cup of coffee.

There are over 50 gourmet varieties of K-cup pods to choose from, so you will always have a K-cup pod to try based on your preferred taste.

Ease of Use

Keurig coffee maker reviews state how easy it is to use the coffee maker. Beginners and complete novices will not have a hard time trying to figure out how to operate the machine. 

To use the Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee maker, all you need to do is add fresh water to the machine’s detachable reservoir, place your desired K-Cup pod, and press the brew button. Within two to three minutes, you will have freshly brewed coffee. 

You can have your coffee bold or mild with the use of the K-cup pods, there are over 75 brands you can choose from and more than four hundred varieties to try! 

You can always refer to the Keurig coffee maker K-mini plus manual or refer to the support page (1) to learn more about the product. 

Clean-Up

There are plenty of Keurig coffee maker reviews that indicate how easy the cleanup process is for this machine. As a matter of fact, it is even easier than the Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker because of the removable water reservoir. 

Removable parts always make it easy to clean them and the detachable reservoir is no different. Moreover, clean up is quick and easy. 

It does not ask a lot of your time, and you do not have to frequently clean the coffee maker. You can just remove the water reservoir and drip tray and place them on the upper rack of your dishwasher. This unit also comes with a full accidental brew, so it is easier for you to clean. 

Brand & Customer Service

If there is anything that Keurig is known for, it is the company’s love for innovation and progress. Keurig is a well-established brand in not only the coffee maker product line, but also in the beverage industry in general. 

They have successful appliances for tea, water, coffee, and mixers. They are definitely one of the leading brands in the business today, and they still continue to innovate the way beverage appliances are designed. 

Due to their credibility, they only work with well-trained professionals to represent their companies. They have competent customer service representatives that respond to inquiries within two days at most. However, you can expect a reply from them in a matter of hours.

You may reach out to them through the Keurig’s website (2). 

Value for Money

The K-Mini Plus is an affordable appliance that you can count on to produce high-quality coffee. Not to mention, it is a compact coffee maker that you can bring everywhere you go. 

It only costs a few bucks more than the Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker, but you are getting twice the experience. It is easier to clean, more space-friendly with its pod storage feature, and you can have stronger brewed coffee fit to your preferred taste. 

The machine does lack other features that other coffee makers have, such as a warmer plate and auto-clean feature. However, these things do not impact the unit’s overall performance at all.

If you are tight on budget and you want to experience quality coffee at the comfort of your own home, the K-Mini Plus is an affordable option and a reliable partner that you can trust. 

Downsides

The Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker has its share of downsides. Here are a few things you have to take into consideration before purchasing the product.

  • Short cord at only two feet long
  • There are other coffee makers that brew faster within the same price range
  • Machine timer is unprogrammable 
  • Does not have an auto-clean feature

Given the dimensions of the reservoir, however, an auto-clean does not sound all that practical. 

Who Should Buy this Coffee Maker? 

This Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve K cup coffee maker is for anyone who already likes the compact size of the Keurig K-Mini Single Serve but wants more features. 

If you fancy minimalism or live in a minimalistic home, this appliance will fit your place perfectly. It does not take up much counter space, and its convenient pod storage makes it even more of space-saving than it already is. 

The K-Mini Plus is a coffee maker that would be a useful companion for coffee lovers who are always on the go. It also helps that it is only 4.6 pounds. 

The machine’s loud, humming noise when it is brewing is something you should take into consideration. However, users have stated that the sound of vibration is not a major concern. 

Of course, if you live with other coffee fanatics, single serve may not be the most ideal choice. It is important to keep in mind that this coffee maker is designed for solo use and not meant to be shared with five other people. If this is the case, consider looking for coffeemakers that can brew enough for 5 people in one cycle.

Final Verdict

The K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker deserves a 4.5 out of 5 stars because of its compact size and convenient built-in features. 

It is completely understandable why this is worth a few more dollars than the Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker because it gives you a more user-friendly experience.

The appliance produces a quality cup of coffee. If you prefer a stronger brew, just push the strong button. 

It can fill travel mugs as tall as seven inches, which is already an incredible feat on its own. It is energy efficient too. 

This is a low-maintenance coffee maker that brews your coffee with a single press of a button. Keurig did a phenomenal job with the machine’s sleek design. You are able to choose from a number of matte finish colors, so you can find one that fits your style. 

If you do not have space at home for a bigger coffee maker, this single-serve coffee maker is more than enough to satisfy your caffeine needs. 

Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Maker Video Review

Our Rating:

Our Rating:

4.5

Specifications

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

Frequently Asked Questions

References

  1. http://support.keurig.com/article?id=kA036000000Xv5A
  2. https://www.keurig.com/content/support/email-us-page
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”.