Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker Review 2021: K-Cup Pod Brewer
The Keurig K-mini coffee maker is only five inches wide, which makes it a compact coffee maker fit for small spaces. While it is true that it is Keurig’s slimmest coffee maker on the market, it still produces the same quality as with Keurig’s wider coffee makers.
It is an easy-to-use brewer for making delicious coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and iced drinks. You can use it to fill your travel mugs of up to seven inches tall.
Let us find more about this appliance in this Keurig K-Mini review!
Design and Construction
The Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker is a compact coffee machine that fits perfectly in tight-spaces. All you need is enough room on any surface to slot it in and it will have a home.
It does not have the stainless steel and plastic combination like what other Keurig have as its body is made of plastic. However, it does not give off a flimsy exterior as it uses premium plastic.
It carries a sleek, modern appearance that would look good on any countertop. The design and construction are light and durable.
The Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker is a compact-sized machine that measures 12.1 inches high, 4.5 inches wide, and 11.3 inches deep. It is slim and portable, althouth it is best to keep it in one place than carry it around.
It only weighs 4 pounds, which is a tad lighter compared to the Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker that weighs 4.6 pounds.
As previously mentioned, the Keurig K-Mini single serve K cup coffee maker is made of plastic, which is why it is lightweight.
Keurig uses premium plastic for its construction for durability and longevity, so there is no need to worry about plastic parts breaking or chipping off.
This unit has a 1 year limited warranty and you can make it last even longer if you keep it well-maintained.
Keurig coffee maker reviews have expressed their love for the unit’s energy efficient feature, the machine turns off on its own when left unused for 90 seconds. This neat little feature cuts down costs on electricity bills.
It also gives you peace of mind, knowing this nifty appliance will not start a fire even if you forget to unplug it before you leave. The unit’s safety feature also makes sure you will not accidentally burn the plastic parts for leaving it on too long.
The Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker does not have a lot of accessories to give, simply because it is unnecessary. You are only one button away from brewing quality coffee, so it does not need any fancy bells and whistles.
Its drip tray is removable, allowing you to fit mugs up to 7 inches tall. Whether you need a little or a lot of coffee, you have the option to enjoy just as much up to that size of a container. In addition, K-Cups are compatible with this machine. These are sold separately.
It brews one cup of coffee within a few minutes, meaning you can have your morning caffeine fix in an instant. It is not the fastest coffee maker in Keurig’s line of product, but the 2-3 minute wait is definitely worth it.
If you are always in a rush in the morning, you can take advantage of its one-button brew design to save time. You have to constantly fill the water reservoir to brew a fresh cup of coffee, so while it is useful for one person, it is a time-consuming unit for three or more people.
It is best to look for other coffee maker models if you share the appliance with friends and family who are avid coffee drinkers.
This also does not have a programmable timer that allows you to schedule ahead of time. You have to manually brew coffee every morning.
In many Keurig coffee maker reviews, users say they were surprised by the unit’s brew quality. They were not expecting high-quality coffee to come out from such a compact coffee maker, despite it being made by Keurig.
Despite its plastic body and appearance, this does not give off a plastic burnt taste like what most plastic-based coffee makers do, which is an incredible feat for its price range.
It consistently provides quality coffee in every cup, despite its small size. It does not have all the bells and whistles like what other advanced coffee makers do, it is an easy to use coffee maker that gets the job done in a jiffy.
Ease of Use
Many Keurig coffee maker reviews reveal how people love the coffee maker because of how easy it is to use. As a matter of fact, you can be a complete beginner and be able to figure out how to use the one-button coffee maker.
To use the Keurig k-mini brewing system, just add water, pop your preferred Keurig k-mini coffee pods, press the brew button, and wait for a few minutes for one brewing cycle to finish.
There are hundreds of K-Cup Pod choices available in the market. It also includes pods for tea, and cold drinks.
The Keurig K-Mini coffee brewer comes with a cord storage, allowing you to brew a cup of coffee anytime and anywhere due to its portability. It is a one cup reservoir coffee maker designed for convenience.
You can also refer to Keurig coffee maker K-Mini manual as well, the manual is both informative and direct to the point, it only takes less than fifteen minutes to go over the manual.
I can confidently say that it is super easy to clean and maintain, mainly because of its petite size and removable parts.
The plastic parts are easy to detach, so you can put them in the dishwasher (upper rack) to have them cleaned.
This comes with a full accidental brew to make it easier for you to clean, saving you time in the process. You can check out Keurig’s official website (1) to learn more about the company’s clean-up process.
Brand & Customer Service
Keurig is one of the household brands in the coffee maker industry because of its high-quality product line and affordable price range.
They are known for their innovation in the beverage industry, Keurig does not only focus in establishing a name in the coffee maker business, but also to the areas of the beverage industry.
Companies all across the globe are eyeing Keurig as one of the core competitors in the business, so they strengthened their customer service in return. They have professional and knowledgeable staff, bringing Keurig’s name into light.
After contacting them on their website (2), a team member will reach out to you within two days. However, you will receive a response in only a few hours on average.
Value for Money
The Keurig K-Mini coffee maker price is one of the most budget-friendly prices you can find on the market, which already an incredible feat on its own. It is a compact coffee maker at only five inches wide, so it makes a perfect partner for travels.
This is an energy-efficient coffee machine, it turns off on its own when left idle for ninety seconds since your last brew. It helps you save on electricity bills and gives you a peace of mind for times when you forget to unplug the machine before heading out.
When it comes to value for money, it does not get any better than the Keurig K-Mini coffee brewer.
This appliance gives you value for your money. It does have its own share of downsides. Its cord is only about two feet long, which makes it a hassle when you are looking for an area to plug the machine.
The machine’s brew time slower than other Keurig coffee makers, so if you are used to using the faster models, this may not suit you well. There are models that can produce coffee within thirty seconds, but this one takes two-three minutes to brew a cup of coffee.
It is not a major concern, but it is something you need to take into consideration when purchasing this machine. You may have to look for other models. Also, if you live with other coffee lovers, a single-serve coffee maker will not suffice.
Who Should Buy this Coffee Maker?
The coffee maker is a perfect partner for people who are always on the go, it has a compact design that makes it easy to bring anywhere with you. It does not take much countertop space, so it is one less thing to worry about when you move into a new apartment.
Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker is for people who want to drink quality coffee in the morning without having to deal with all the bells and whistles other models have.
If you are a free-spirit who moves from one city to another in the span of weeks, this portable coffee maker is a friend you can always count on.
I give the K-Mini a score of 4.2 out of 5 for its simplicity and portability. Anyone can practically use and operate it. Just push the button and wait for the brewing cycle to complete.
It has a fair price point with what the machine can do and the it sports a modern design that makes it look good in any countertop. If you are looking for a slim, single-serve coffeemaker, the K-Mini is a great choice.
Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker Video Review
|eurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker Specifications|
|Model||K-Mini Single Serve|
|Brew Type||Drip + Single Cup|
|Cup Capacity||1 cup|
You can buy K-Mini Coffee maker on their official website, Amazon, and other online platforms.
Yes, the plastic parts are BPA-free.
Yes, the removable parts are dishwasher safe.