Finding a single-serve coffee maker you can easily stash in your backpack along with a travel mug is one feature any coffee enthusiast will appreciate. This Keurig model provides just that. It’s small, has few buttons, and a removable drip tray for easy cleaning.
The coffee tastes the same as if it were brewed in other Keurig models. It’s tasty and consistent for each cup brewed, and adding fresh water into the reservoir helps maintain its consistency. The only downside is that you can’t control the brew strength.
Ease of use
Its design is pretty straightforward. Simply place a coffee pod into the device, add a cup of water into the reservoir and push the single button to brew your coffee in a few minutes. And the good news is that if you don’t want to brew coffee, you only need to add 6-12 ounces of water.
The water comes out hot for making tea or a cup of hot chocolate. It’s also pretty easy to remove the pods from the coffee maker as the top part has a flat and not the angled design on most Keurig models.
This Keurig coffee maker model is the true definition of simplicity. It doesn’t have too many buttons, only a simple control panel at the top, a brewing control, and one on/off button.
It also has an auto shut-off feature that ensures the coffee maker shuts off if it’s idle for 90 seconds. We also loved the spout and drip tray because it reduced splashes, and cleaning the coffee maker is much easier.
Its price is reasonable for its technology, design, and features. Also, the fact that it comes from a reputable brand is a bonus.
However, there are a few other brands worth exploring for this price tag. The Black & Decker CM618 single-serve coffee maker is an excellent example as it’s $40 less than the K-Mini.
The K-Mini is perfect for offices and homes with space constraints and those looking for a simple travel coffee maker. However, if you’re the kind that likes varying brew strength, it’s best to look for a different model as the K-Mini doesn’t have any brewing options.