Overall, we prefer the K-Mini Plus, as it offers better value for money and brews better-quality coffee. However, if you prefer a larger water reservoir, the K-Slim may still be the best option for you. The Keurig K-Mini two machines perform identically for regular brewing, meaning you can expect the same coffee using the same K-Cup pods. So, the K-Mini’s poppy red is more vibrant than the K-Mini Plus’s calmer cardinal red.
With the latch open, it’s roughly 13 inches in height. Its slim silhouette fits neatly on a counter and can easily stand between other appliances you may already have in your kitchen. Using the My K-Cup does do away with some of the convenience Keurig brewers are known for. You’ll have to add about a minute or two of prep and cleanup to your morning coffee routine. If that’s incompatible with busy weekday mornings, maybe consider this option for slower weekend brews. Better yet, the Keurig K-Mini coffee makers work with the My K-Cup refillable pod.
It fits seamlessly under the spout to save you even more counter space. Anyone who has ever taken a stroll through the appliance section in any store knows the name Keurig. Keurig is known as a revolutionary brand dedicated to making a cup of coffee easy, simple, and quick to obtain. Co-creators John Sylvan and Peter Dragone began the company by experimenting with a single-serve coffee machine. I’ve had this for two months and it’s the best single serve coffee maker I’ve ever had. Maintaining the K-Mini relies on Keurig’s descaling solution, which you need to use every three to six months to clean your machine.
You can see brewing capacity as a pro or a con, depending on your lifestyle and the demands you place on your coffee machine. If you’re shopping for a machine that will brew your morning cup of joe and aren’t looking for much else, this machine will get the job done. Regardless of the differences, both these machines are great Keurig options for those with not much counter space or who want a device at work. I’m buying one for my college-bound child (the cheapest one, because he also wants a mini-fridge and books), because the dorm room is another great scenario. If you’ve chosen to live that pod life, a Cuisinart Coffee is a small step toward full caffeine intake.
Keurigs are big on convenience but not so great with control. There are no temperature or brew controls to speak of on this little machine, with only a power button and a brew button. Overall, the K Mini Plus is an excellent design from a well-trusted and beloved brand in the world of coffee. It’s the ideal solution for anyone who has minimal space, lives on their own, and just enjoys a good, old-fashioned cup of coffee. Place your mug under the spout, removing the drip tray if necessary.