Best Single-Serve Coffee Maker: The Ultimate Guide (Top Models RANKED For 2021)

Best Single-Serve Coffee Maker: The Ultimate Guide (Top Models RANKED For 2021)

Single-serve coffee makers are taking over! A 2016 poll by the National Coffee Association showed that 28% of Americans use a single cup brewer — the style made popular by Keurig.

And the market is only growing. Since 2000, coffee pod sales have grown 133,710%.

No, that’s not a typo.

Coffee pod sales have exploded over the last 15 years (Source).

While Keurig is still the industry leader, they don’t have the same stranglehold on the competition they used to. In a 2017 survey of American coffee drinkers, only 29% reported their primary coffee maker is a Keurig.

Some of that is carry over from the pre-single serve era — folks who have had their coffee maker since the Cold War ended — but it also goes to show Keurig isn’t the only game in town.

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Quick Picks
Best Single-Cup Coffee Makers

What's best for us may not be best for you. Let's expand upon the Top Picks above and highlight a few more of the Best Single-Serve Coffee Makers by category:

Not sure which is right for you? The next section should help...

3 Tips When Buying

Before we get to the individual Best Single-Serve Coffee Maker reviews, let's take a look at the rankings.

Overall
93
Nespresso Creatista Plus

Nespresso Creatista Plus

Nespresso Creatista Plus

Nespresso Creatista Plus

The Cadillac of Nespresso's universe, the Creatista Plus lets you customize your favorites with a digital display panel that offers size selections from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures for a luxurious experience.
Overall
92
Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART

Keurig's best brewer, the K-Supreme Plus SMART builds on the K-Supreme Plus with more Temp/Strength settings, a larger digital display, and BrewID to recognize your K-Cup and recommend brew settings for a best-in-class cup.
Overall
91
Keurig K-Elite

Keurig K-Elite

Keurig K-Elite

Keurig K-Elite

Keurig's most powerful brewer boasting a 75 oz reservoir, digital LCD display, Strength and Temp Controls, a High Altitude setting, and even Iced Coffee and Hot Water modes, the K-Elite has all of your K-Cup needs covered.
Overall
91
Ninja Hot & Cold

Ninja Hot & Cold

Ninja Hot & Cold

Ninja Hot & Cold

The upgraded version of Ninja's revolutionary Coffee Bar System, the Hot & Cold brews single cups, full carafes, iced and specialty drinks, and even adds a Cold Brew mode. Finally, a coffee system for everyone!
Overall
90
Keurig K-Supreme

Keurig K-Supreme

Keurig K-Supreme

Keurig K-Supreme

The K-Supreme is Keurig's top-of-the-line brewer with 3 versions: this base model, the Plus, and the Plus SMART. With a 66 oz dual-position water tank (back/side) and an Over Ice setting, the K-Supreme lives up to its name.
Overall
90
Nespresso Essenza Plus

Nespresso Essenza Plus

Nespresso Essenza Plus

Nespresso Essenza Plus

A hair larger than the Essenza Mini, the Essenza Plus offers a similar espresso experience with a larger 34 oz reservoir and a handy one-touch capsule ordering button right on the machine.
Overall
89
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk

Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ & Milk is a compact, durable, and reliable brewer with a powerful boiler and integrated Aeroccino3 frother.
Overall
89
Nespresso Pixie

Nespresso Pixie

Nespresso Pixie

Nespresso Pixie

Our favorite bang-for-your-buck Nespresso machine, the Pixie delivers no-fuss espresso in a durable, scratch-resistant, awesome-looking aluminum case. If you don't need the fancy extras, you want the Pixie.
Overall
88
Keurig K-Duo Plus

Keurig K-Duo Plus

Keurig K-Duo Plus

Keurig K-Duo Plus

The K-Duo Plus is Keurig's most versatile coffee maker, brewing both single-serve K-Cups (up to 12 oz) and full 60 oz carafes with a convenient swivel water reservoir designed to fit your counter's configuration.
Overall
87
Keurig K-Select

Keurig K-Select

Keurig K-Select

Keurig K-Select

The K-Select is Keurig's best bang-for-your-buck brewer, offering several features not found on the K-Classic and without the top-tier price tag of the K-Elite. Value-minded Keurig lovers, you can stop looking.
Overall
87
Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso Evoluo

Nespresso's best VertuoLine model, the Evoluo brews 0.3-17 oz coffee with the largest reservoir (60 oz) and used capsule capacity (17) and shortest time to brew (15 seconds). If you want a VertuoLine, you want the Evoluo.
Overall
86
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2

A quality alternative to Nespresso with a lower daily cost of ownership, the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 brews both coffee and specialty drinks in 8 sizes from 4-12 oz with a 60 oz reservoir.
Overall
86
Keurig K-Slim

Keurig K-Slim

Keurig K-Slim

Keurig K-Slim

Keurig's largest compact brewer, the 4.8" K-Slim keeps the narrow width of the K-Mini and K-Mini Plus but offers a relatively massive 46 oz water reservoir and a removable drip tray accommodating mugs up to 7" tall.
Overall
86
Keurig K-Mini Plus

Keurig K-Mini Plus

Keurig K-Mini Plus

Keurig K-Mini Plus

Keurig's slimmest brewer, the K-Mini Plus is just like the K-Mini (4.5" wide and refill before each use) but adds several worthy upgrades. Most notably, a Strength Control setting and the 12 oz reservoir is removable.
Overall
86
NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2

A compact version of NESCAFE's more robust Esperta 2, the Genio 2 has a 21 oz reservoir and NESCAFE's signature futuristic design that brews 7 sizes of coffee and specialty drinks using NESCAFE brand pods.
Overall
85
Keurig K-Compact

Keurig K-Compact

Keurig K-Compact

Keurig K-Compact

Keurig's most basic brewer, and generally its least expensive, the K-Compact has few fancy features but offers the same K-Cup experience. It also happens to be Keurig's smallest brewer with a removable reservoir.
Overall
85
Keurig K-Classic

Keurig K-Classic

Keurig K-Classic

Keurig K-Classic

The new-and-improved version of Keurig's revolutionary single-serve coffee maker, the K-Classic builds on the success of their iconic K45/K55 with an upgraded brewing system and the same no-frills design.
Overall
84
Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew

A single-serve grind-and-brew model? You bet. The Cuisinart DGB-1FR has a 4 oz bean hopper and integrated blade grinder and brews freshly ground coffee for one. Blade grinders aren't the best, but neither are K-Cups.
Overall
84
Keurig K-Cafe

Keurig K-Cafe

Keurig K-Cafe

Keurig K-Cafe

The Keurig K-Cafe, replacing the discontinued Rivo, brews K-Cup coffee, espresso, and even milk-based lattes and cappuccinos thanks to the integrated frother, all with the push of a single button (OK, two buttons).
Overall
82
Keurig K-Latte

Keurig K-Latte

Keurig K-Latte

Keurig K-Latte

The simpler of Keurig's two specialty beverage brewers, the K-Latte is a compact, entry-level way to enjoy both coffees and lattes from the comfort of your own home. (And without paying the Starbucks tax.)
Overall
80
Capresso On-The-Go

Capresso On-The-Go

Capresso On-The-Go

Capresso On-The-Go

Designed to brew single servings up to 16 oz and accommodate travel mugs up to 7" tall, the Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker is a solid single-serve coffee maker. But why wouldn't you just get a Keurig?
Overall
80
Keurig K15

Keurig K15

Keurig K15

Keurig K15

One of Keurig's original "Mini" K-Cup models, the K15 has a max 10 oz brew size with its "fill before each use" reservoir. Now discontinued, the K15 has been replaced by the slimmer K-Mini, which brews up to 12 oz K-Cups.
Overall
77
Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker

A low-cost version of Keurig's name-brand brewers, the Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker uses Keurig K-Cups to brew 4-12 oz coffee. Its 45 oz reservoir and durability are decent, but that's to be expected with a 3rd party model.
Overall
75
Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup

A cheap single-serve coffee maker, the Hamilton Beach 49970 Personal Cup's only selling point is its price. It also brews ESE soft pods and isn't K-Cup compatible. Check out the Mixpresso for a discount K-Cup machine.

Is This Guide For You?

Our editors have rated and ranked each option. Without further ado, here are our official reviews in this all-encompassing buying guide.

Nespresso Creatista Plus
Overall Rating
93
Coffee Quality (40%)
92
Design & Features (20%)
94
Durability (20%)
92
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92
The Bottom Line
The Cadillac of Nespresso's universe, the Creatista Plus lets you customize your favorites with a digital display panel that offers size selections from 0.85-5 oz, 3 milk temps, and 3 milk textures for a luxurious experience.

Nespresso Creatista Plus Pros

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Frothing pitcher gives you more control
  • Fully stainless steel exterior
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Creatista Plus Cons

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • No cold frothing option
  • Fewer features and options than the top-of-the-line Creatista Pro

Nespresso Creatista Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville
  • UK Partners: Sage by Heston Blumenthal
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Swivel frothing arm included with one-touch settings for foam
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Fully stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 6.7"W x 12.2"D x 16.1"H
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, LCD digital display with easy-to-use rotary dial control, pre-programmed drinks include ristretto, espresso, lungo, flat white, cappuccino, cafe latte, latte, macchiato, and hot milk, programmable water hardness

Nespresso Creatista Plus Pros

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Frothing pitcher gives you more control
  • Fully stainless steel exterior
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Creatista Plus Cons

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • No cold frothing option
  • Fewer features and options than the top-of-the-line Creatista Pro

Nespresso Creatista Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville
  • UK Partners: Sage by Heston Blumenthal
  • Brew Sizes: 0.85 oz ristretto, 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Milk Container: Comes with frothing pitcher
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Swivel frothing arm included with one-touch settings for foam
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Fully stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 6.7"W x 12.2"D x 16.1"H
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 3-second heat-up time, 3 texture levels and 3 milk temps, LCD digital display with easy-to-use rotary dial control, pre-programmed drinks include ristretto, espresso, lungo, flat white, cappuccino, cafe latte, latte, macchiato, and hot milk, programmable water hardness
Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART
Overall Rating
92
Coffee Quality (40%)
91
Design & Features (20%)
95
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
96
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's best brewer, the K-Supreme Plus SMART builds on the K-Supreme Plus with more Temp/Strength settings, a larger digital display, and BrewID to recognize your K-Cup and recommend brew settings for a best-in-class cup.

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Pros

  • 78 oz water tank is the largest tank on any currently produced Keurig brewer
  • BrewId system recognizes your K-Cup, shows it on the larger display panel, and recommends brew settings for the best possible cup
  • WiFi connectivity allows you to manage your saved brew settings, schedule your brew in advance, and brew remotely
  • 5 Strength and 6 Temperature settings, which are viewable on larger digital display panel, and Over Ice setting for a more concentrated brew that dilutes to the appropriate strength after melting ice
  • Features Keurig's new MultiStream Technology brew system for more complete, even extraction

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Cons

  • Water tank only sits in one position (side) unlike the dual-position tank on the basic K-Supreme brewer
  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)
  • Nitpicky here, but no digital clock on display panel, which is available on the K-Elite

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Supreme
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 78 oz removable tank (side-sitting only)
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for each brew size, Strong, Temp, Over Ice, a 3 saved user brew preferences + small display panel showing current Strength/Temp settings
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Iced Setting: Yes
  • Dimensions: 8.3"W x 13.4"D x 12.4"H
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs
  • Power: 1520W
  • Other Features: WiFi connectivity, BrewId (recognizes K-Cups and recommends brew settings), MultiStream Technology (more complete extraction), Auto-On (via Keurig's mobile app), Auto-Off, High Altitude setting, fits mugs up to 7" tall, back-to-back brewing with no wait time

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Pros

  • 78 oz water tank is the largest tank on any currently produced Keurig brewer
  • BrewId system recognizes your K-Cup, shows it on the larger display panel, and recommends brew settings for the best possible cup
  • WiFi connectivity allows you to manage your saved brew settings, schedule your brew in advance, and brew remotely
  • 5 Strength and 6 Temperature settings, which are viewable on larger digital display panel, and Over Ice setting for a more concentrated brew that dilutes to the appropriate strength after melting ice
  • Features Keurig's new MultiStream Technology brew system for more complete, even extraction

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Cons

  • Water tank only sits in one position (side) unlike the dual-position tank on the basic K-Supreme brewer
  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)
  • Nitpicky here, but no digital clock on display panel, which is available on the K-Elite

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Supreme
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 78 oz removable tank (side-sitting only)
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for each brew size, Strong, Temp, Over Ice, a 3 saved user brew preferences + small display panel showing current Strength/Temp settings
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Iced Setting: Yes
  • Dimensions: 8.3"W x 13.4"D x 12.4"H
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs
  • Power: 1520W
  • Other Features: WiFi connectivity, BrewId (recognizes K-Cups and recommends brew settings), MultiStream Technology (more complete extraction), Auto-On (via Keurig's mobile app), Auto-Off, High Altitude setting, fits mugs up to 7" tall, back-to-back brewing with no wait time
Keurig K-Elite
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
95
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's most powerful brewer boasting a 75 oz reservoir, digital LCD display, Strength and Temp Controls, a High Altitude setting, and even Iced Coffee and Hot Water modes, the K-Elite has all of your K-Cup needs covered.

Keurig K-Elite Pros

  • Includes brushed metal finish and Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Iced Coffee and Hot Water on Demand settings
  • Very large 75 oz water reservoir
  • Brew Strength and Brew Temp settings

Keurig K-Elite Cons

  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit
  • Can't view water level from the front (need to view from side)

Keurig K-Elite Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Elite
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 75 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength, Brew Temp, Brew Size, and Iced Coffee
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 9.9"W x 12.7"D x 13.1"H
  • Weight: 8.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Brushed metal finish, Auto-On/Off, Quiet Brew Technology, High Altitude Setting, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray, iced coffee setting, hot water on demand

Keurig K-Elite Pros

  • Includes brushed metal finish and Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Iced Coffee and Hot Water on Demand settings
  • Very large 75 oz water reservoir
  • Brew Strength and Brew Temp settings

Keurig K-Elite Cons

  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit
  • Can't view water level from the front (need to view from side)

Keurig K-Elite Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Elite
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 75 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength, Brew Temp, Brew Size, and Iced Coffee
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 9.9"W x 12.7"D x 13.1"H
  • Weight: 8.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Brushed metal finish, Auto-On/Off, Quiet Brew Technology, High Altitude Setting, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray, iced coffee setting, hot water on demand
Ninja Hot & Cold
Overall Rating
91
Coffee Quality (40%)
90
Design & Features (20%)
92
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
92
Brand Reputation (10%)
90
The Bottom Line
The upgraded version of Ninja's revolutionary Coffee Bar System, the Hot & Cold brews single cups, full carafes, iced and specialty drinks, and even adds a Cold Brew mode. Finally, a coffee system for everyone!

Ninja Hot & Cold Pros

  • Capable of brewing either single cups or full pots of hot coffee
  • Versatile modes for concentrated Iced and Specialty drinks
  • Revolutionary Cold Brew mode for smoother, low-acid coffee steeped at lower temps ready in just 10 minutes
  • Thermal carafe available
  • Milk frother included

Ninja Hot & Cold Cons

  • Good at a lot of things but not great at any one thing
  • Milk frother only whips milk and doesn't heat it up (microwave/stovetop required)

Ninja Hot & Cold Features & Specifications

  • Brew Sizes: 6 brew sizes from 4.8-50 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Coffee Type: Ground coffee only no pods/capsules
  • Milk Frother: Integrated frothing arm (doesn't heat coffee up)
  • Carafe: Either glass or thermal, depending on model
  • External Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 10.0"W x 11.8"D x 15.0"H
  • Weight: 11.7 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-IQ, 10-minute Cold Brew mode

Ninja Hot & Cold Pros

  • Capable of brewing either single cups or full pots of hot coffee
  • Versatile modes for concentrated Iced and Specialty drinks
  • Revolutionary Cold Brew mode for smoother, low-acid coffee steeped at lower temps ready in just 10 minutes
  • Thermal carafe available
  • Milk frother included

Ninja Hot & Cold Cons

  • Good at a lot of things but not great at any one thing
  • Milk frother only whips milk and doesn't heat it up (microwave/stovetop required)

Ninja Hot & Cold Features & Specifications

  • Brew Sizes: 6 brew sizes from 4.8-50 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 50 oz
  • Coffee Type: Ground coffee only no pods/capsules
  • Milk Frother: Integrated frothing arm (doesn't heat coffee up)
  • Carafe: Either glass or thermal, depending on model
  • External Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 10.0"W x 11.8"D x 15.0"H
  • Weight: 11.7 lbs
  • Watts: 1500W
  • Other Features: Auto-IQ, 10-minute Cold Brew mode
Keurig K-Supreme
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
91
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
93
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The K-Supreme is Keurig's top-of-the-line brewer with 3 versions: this base model, the Plus, and the Plus SMART. With a 66 oz dual-position water tank (back/side) and an Over Ice setting, the K-Supreme lives up to its name.

Keurig K-Supreme Pros

  • Dual-position water tank (side/back) makes it easy to position the brewer in tight spaces
  • Over Ice setting for a more concentrated brew that dilutes to the appropriate strength after melting ice
  • Features Keurig's new MultiStream Technology brew system for more complete, even extraction
  • Strong Brew setting for a bolder brew
  • No pod-scanning technology (unlike now-discontinued Keurig 2.0 brewers) so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods

Keurig K-Supreme Cons

  • 66 oz water reservoir is smaller than Keurig's other high-end brewer like the K-Supreme Plus (78 oz) and K-Elite (75 oz)
  • No 4 oz brew size, which the K-Supreme Plus and K-Elite both offer
  • No Temperature Control setting
  • No Auto-Off functionality (only Auto-On)
  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)

Keurig K-Supreme Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Supreme
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 66 oz removable, dual-position tank (back or side)
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for each brew size, Strong, and Over Ice + LCD indicator lights for Add Water and Descale
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Iced Setting: Yes
  • Dimensions: 6.4"W x 15.1"D x 12.2"H (tank on back) or 7.9"W x 12.0"D x 12.2"H (tank on side)
  • Weight: 8.1 lbs
  • Power: 1520W
  • Other Features: Auto-On (no Auto-Off), MultiStream Technology (more complete extraction), High Altitude setting, fits mugs up to 7" tall, back-to-back brewing with no wait time

Keurig K-Supreme Pros

  • Dual-position water tank (side/back) makes it easy to position the brewer in tight spaces
  • Over Ice setting for a more concentrated brew that dilutes to the appropriate strength after melting ice
  • Features Keurig's new MultiStream Technology brew system for more complete, even extraction
  • Strong Brew setting for a bolder brew
  • No pod-scanning technology (unlike now-discontinued Keurig 2.0 brewers) so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods

Keurig K-Supreme Cons

  • 66 oz water reservoir is smaller than Keurig's other high-end brewer like the K-Supreme Plus (78 oz) and K-Elite (75 oz)
  • No 4 oz brew size, which the K-Supreme Plus and K-Elite both offer
  • No Temperature Control setting
  • No Auto-Off functionality (only Auto-On)
  • Max 12 oz brew size (only notable because this is Keurig's top-of-the-line model and some machines like the K-Duo can brew 60 oz pots of coffee)

Keurig K-Supreme Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Supreme
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 66 oz removable, dual-position tank (back or side)
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for each brew size, Strong, and Over Ice + LCD indicator lights for Add Water and Descale
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Iced Setting: Yes
  • Dimensions: 6.4"W x 15.1"D x 12.2"H (tank on back) or 7.9"W x 12.0"D x 12.2"H (tank on side)
  • Weight: 8.1 lbs
  • Power: 1520W
  • Other Features: Auto-On (no Auto-Off), MultiStream Technology (more complete extraction), High Altitude setting, fits mugs up to 7" tall, back-to-back brewing with no wait time
Nespresso Essenza Plus
Overall Rating
90
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92
The Bottom Line
A hair larger than the Essenza Mini, the Essenza Plus offers a similar espresso experience with a larger 34 oz reservoir and a handy one-touch capsule ordering button right on the machine.

Nespresso Essenza Plus Pros

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Compact design with decent 34 oz water reservoir
  • Wireless connectivity
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Essenza Plus Cons

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Essenza Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 5.05 oz Americano, 6.75 oz Americano XL
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 6 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: Yes
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 4.7"W x 15.6"D x 10.0"H
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
  • Watts: 1270W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes

Nespresso Essenza Plus Pros

  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Compact design with decent 34 oz water reservoir
  • Wireless connectivity
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Essenza Plus Cons

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • ABS plastic scuffs a little easily

Nespresso Essenza Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo, 5.05 oz Americano, 6.75 oz Americano XL
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 6 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: Yes
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 4.7"W x 15.6"D x 10.0"H
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
  • Watts: 1270W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso CitiZ & Milk
Overall Rating
89
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
87
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
92
The Bottom Line
Notable for its 34 oz reservoir, the largest among mid-range Nespresso OriginalLine machines, the CitiZ & Milk is a compact, durable, and reliable brewer with a powerful boiler and integrated Aeroccino3 frother.

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Pros

  • Comes with integrated Aeroccino3 frother
  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Cons

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Need to combined milk foam and espresso, which are made separately, unlike the Lattissima series

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Included
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 8.1"W x 14.6"D x 10.9"H
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1720W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Pros

  • Comes with integrated Aeroccino3 frother
  • Actual pump pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • One-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding brew buttons
  • Solid internal construction means it won't break down quickly
  • Can used 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Cons

  • Stated 19 bars is inconsistent
  • Need to combined milk foam and espresso, which are made separately, unlike the Lattissima series

Nespresso CitiZ & Milk Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 34 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Included
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 8.1"W x 14.6"D x 10.9"H
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs
  • Watts: 1720W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Nespresso Pixie
Overall Rating
89
Coffee Quality (40%)
88
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
93
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
92
The Bottom Line
Our favorite bang-for-your-buck Nespresso machine, the Pixie delivers no-fuss espresso in a durable, scratch-resistant, awesome-looking aluminum case. If you don't need the fancy extras, you want the Pixie.

Nespresso Pixie Pros

  • Actual 19 bar pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Awesome avante garde design with a durable aluminum exterior
  • Simple-to-use one-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding the brew buttons
  • Made in Switzerland with quality components so it won't break down quickly
  • Compatible with third-party coffee capsules from other roasters

Nespresso Pixie Cons

  • Stated 19 bar pressure is inconsistent
  • Relatively small 24 oz water tank
  • Doesn't have many extra features that you'll find on more expensive espresso machines
  • Doesn't brew standard cups of coffee

Nespresso Pixie Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 24 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 4.4"W x 9.3"D x 12.8"H
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Watts: 1160W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes

Nespresso Pixie Pros

  • Actual 19 bar pressure is better than VertuoLine Centrifusion
  • Awesome avante garde design with a durable aluminum exterior
  • Simple-to-use one-touch sizing system lets you adjust brew size by pressing and holding the brew buttons
  • Made in Switzerland with quality components so it won't break down quickly
  • Compatible with third-party coffee capsules from other roasters

Nespresso Pixie Cons

  • Stated 19 bar pressure is inconsistent
  • Relatively small 24 oz water tank
  • Doesn't have many extra features that you'll find on more expensive espresso machines
  • Doesn't brew standard cups of coffee

Nespresso Pixie Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: OriginalLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: 1.35 oz espresso, 3.70 oz lungo
  • Water Reservoir: 24 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: 19 bars
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 10 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 4.4"W x 9.3"D x 12.8"H
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Watts: 1160W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes
Keurig K-Duo Plus
Overall Rating
88
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
95
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
95
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The K-Duo Plus is Keurig's most versatile coffee maker, brewing both single-serve K-Cups (up to 12 oz) and full 60 oz carafes with a convenient swivel water reservoir designed to fit your counter's configuration.

Keurig K-Duo Plus Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Brews both single-serve pods and 60 oz carafes
  • Multi-position water reservoir swivels to either back or side

Keurig K-Duo Plus Cons

  • Full 60 oz carafe isn't as robust as coffee from a dedicated drip coffee maker
  • Carafe pour spout has tendency to drip
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Duo Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Duo
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz (single serve) and up to 60 oz (carafe)
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength, Brew Size, and Auto-On plus digital clock display
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 7.7"W x 15.9"D x 14.2"H
  • Weight: 11.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Swivel reservoir can sit on side or rear (dimensions listed here show rear), comes with 60 oz thermal carafe, Auto-On/Off for carafe, pause and pour

Keurig K-Duo Plus Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Brews both single-serve pods and 60 oz carafes
  • Multi-position water reservoir swivels to either back or side

Keurig K-Duo Plus Cons

  • Full 60 oz carafe isn't as robust as coffee from a dedicated drip coffee maker
  • Carafe pour spout has tendency to drip
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Duo Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Duo
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz (single serve) and up to 60 oz (carafe)
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength, Brew Size, and Auto-On plus digital clock display
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 7.7"W x 15.9"D x 14.2"H
  • Weight: 11.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Swivel reservoir can sit on side or rear (dimensions listed here show rear), comes with 60 oz thermal carafe, Auto-On/Off for carafe, pause and pour
Keurig K-Select
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The K-Select is Keurig's best bang-for-your-buck brewer, offering several features not found on the K-Classic and without the top-tier price tag of the K-Elite. Value-minded Keurig lovers, you can stop looking.

Keurig K-Select Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Strength Control and High Altitude settings

Keurig K-Select Cons

  • Mediocre 52 oz water reservoir
  • Doesn't have a Temp Control setting
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Select Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Select
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 52 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength and Brew Size
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 9.2"W x 11.6"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs
  • Other Features: Auto-On/Off, Quiet Brew Technology, High Altitude Setting, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray

Keurig K-Select Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Strength Control and High Altitude settings

Keurig K-Select Cons

  • Mediocre 52 oz water reservoir
  • Doesn't have a Temp Control setting
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Select Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Select
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 52 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Strength and Brew Size
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 9.2"W x 11.6"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs
  • Other Features: Auto-On/Off, Quiet Brew Technology, High Altitude Setting, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray
Nespresso Evoluo
Overall Rating
87
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
90
Ease of Use (10%)
93
Brand Reputation (10%)
92
The Bottom Line
Nespresso's best VertuoLine model, the Evoluo brews 0.3-17 oz coffee with the largest reservoir (60 oz) and used capsule capacity (17) and shortest time to brew (15 seconds). If you want a VertuoLine, you want the Evoluo.

Nespresso Evoluo Pros

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Largest water reservoir (60 oz)
  • Largest spent capsule capacity among VertuoLine machines (17)
  • Quickest time-to-brew (15 seconds)

Nespresso Evoluo Cons

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Evoluo Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 17 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 9.0"W x 12.2"D x 12.3"H
  • Weight: 11.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1350W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness

Nespresso Evoluo Pros

  • Makes espresso beverages and coffee up to 17 oz
  • Largest water reservoir (60 oz)
  • Largest spent capsule capacity among VertuoLine machines (17)
  • Quickest time-to-brew (15 seconds)

Nespresso Evoluo Cons

  • VertuoLine brewers use Centrifusion (rapid pod spinning) to generate extraction pressure
  • Crema is thicker but a little too foamy
  • Coffee isn't as hot as OriginalLine machines
  • VertuoLine pods more expensive than OriginalLine pods
  • Pod-scanning system means no 3rd-party capsules

Nespresso Evoluo Features & Specifications

  • Product Line: VertuoLine
  • US/CA Partners: Breville, DeLonghi
  • UK Partners: Krups, Magimix
  • Brew Sizes: Espresso (1.35 oz), double espresso (2.7 oz), lungo (3.7 oz), coffee (7.8 oz), and alto (14 oz) capsules programmable from 0.3-17 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Milk Container: None
  • Pressure: No pump; extraction via Centrifusion
  • Frother: Sold separately
  • Spent Capsules: 17 capsules
  • Wireless Connectivity: No
  • External Material: ABS plastic
  • Dimensions: 9.0"W x 12.2"D x 12.3"H
  • Weight: 11.0 lbs
  • Watts: 1350W
  • Other Features: Auto-Off after 9 minutes, 15-second heat-up, removable drip tray with 4 position settings (plus removed) for various cup sizes, programmable water hardness
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2
Overall Rating
86
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
88
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
A quality alternative to Nespresso with a lower daily cost of ownership, the NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 brews both coffee and specialty drinks in 8 sizes from 4-12 oz with a 60 oz reservoir.

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 Pros

  • Handy 60 oz water reservoir
  • 15 bars of pressure
  • 8 brew sizes up to 12 oz
  • Energy saving mode with 5 minute Auto-Off

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 Cons

  • Not a ton of settings and features
  • Rear removable water reservoir is a bit of a pain
  • Compatible with NESCAFE pods only

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 Features & Specifications

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 Pros

  • Handy 60 oz water reservoir
  • 15 bars of pressure
  • 8 brew sizes up to 12 oz
  • Energy saving mode with 5 minute Auto-Off

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 Cons

  • Not a ton of settings and features
  • Rear removable water reservoir is a bit of a pain
  • Compatible with NESCAFE pods only

NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Esperta 2 Features & Specifications

Keurig K-Slim
Overall Rating
86
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's largest compact brewer, the 4.8" K-Slim keeps the narrow width of the K-Mini and K-Mini Plus but offers a relatively massive 46 oz water reservoir and a removable drip tray accommodating mugs up to 7" tall.

Keurig K-Slim Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Slim design like the K-Minis but has a larger 46 oz reservoir

Keurig K-Slim Cons

  • Only 3 preset brew sizes
  • No Brew Strengths or Temp Control features
  • Rear-positioned water reservoir is harder to access and refill
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Slim Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Slim
  • Brew Sizes: 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 46 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 4.8"W x 15.2"D x 12.1"H
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Other Features: Removable drip try, Auto-Off

Keurig K-Slim Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Slim design like the K-Minis but has a larger 46 oz reservoir

Keurig K-Slim Cons

  • Only 3 preset brew sizes
  • No Brew Strengths or Temp Control features
  • Rear-positioned water reservoir is harder to access and refill
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Slim Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Slim
  • Brew Sizes: 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 46 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 4.8"W x 15.2"D x 12.1"H
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Other Features: Removable drip try, Auto-Off
Keurig K-Mini Plus
Overall Rating
86
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's slimmest brewer, the K-Mini Plus is just like the K-Mini (4.5" wide and refill before each use) but adds several worthy upgrades. Most notably, a Strength Control setting and the 12 oz reservoir is removable.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • Compact and foolproof to use
  • Removable water reservoir is easy to clean and refill
  • Great for your desk at work, dorm room or bedroom, or anywhere else you want a cup of coffee quickly
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods

Keurig K-Mini Plus Cons

  • Not compatible with a water filter
  • Max 12 oz reservoir needs to be refilled before each use
  • Not sure the removable water reservoir and chrome accent are worth paying up for
  • No extra features

Keurig K-Mini Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Mini
  • Brew Sizes: Any size 6-12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 12 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with button for Brew Strength
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 4.5"W x 11.3"D x 12.1"H
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs
  • Other Features: Removable water reservoir, removable drip try, no brew size selector (instead, you fill the reservoir with the volume you want and it brews it all), High Altitude setting, comes with pod-storage compartment

Keurig K-Mini Plus Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • Compact and foolproof to use
  • Removable water reservoir is easy to clean and refill
  • Great for your desk at work, dorm room or bedroom, or anywhere else you want a cup of coffee quickly
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods

Keurig K-Mini Plus Cons

  • Not compatible with a water filter
  • Max 12 oz reservoir needs to be refilled before each use
  • Not sure the removable water reservoir and chrome accent are worth paying up for
  • No extra features

Keurig K-Mini Plus Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Mini
  • Brew Sizes: Any size 6-12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 12 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with button for Brew Strength
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 4.5"W x 11.3"D x 12.1"H
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs
  • Other Features: Removable water reservoir, removable drip try, no brew size selector (instead, you fill the reservoir with the volume you want and it brews it all), High Altitude setting, comes with pod-storage compartment
NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2
Overall Rating
86
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
A compact version of NESCAFE's more robust Esperta 2, the Genio 2 has a 21 oz reservoir and NESCAFE's signature futuristic design that brews 7 sizes of coffee and specialty drinks using NESCAFE brand pods.

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2 Pros

  • 7 different brew sizes up to 12 oz
  • 15 bars of pressure
  • Energy saving mode with 5 minute Auto-Off
  • Very compact and more affordable than the larger Esperta 2

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2 Cons

  • Meager 21 oz water reservoir is a pain to remove
  • Not a ton of settings and features
  • Compatible with NESCAFE pods only

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2 Features & Specifications

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2 Pros

  • 7 different brew sizes up to 12 oz
  • 15 bars of pressure
  • Energy saving mode with 5 minute Auto-Off
  • Very compact and more affordable than the larger Esperta 2

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2 Cons

  • Meager 21 oz water reservoir is a pain to remove
  • Not a ton of settings and features
  • Compatible with NESCAFE pods only

NESCAFE Golce Gusto Genio 2 Features & Specifications

Keurig K-Compact
Overall Rating
85
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's most basic brewer, and generally its least expensive, the K-Compact has few fancy features but offers the same K-Cup experience. It also happens to be Keurig's smallest brewer with a removable reservoir.

Keurig K-Compact Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Keurig's slimmest coffee maker featuring a removable water reservoir

Keurig K-Compact Cons

  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • Small, rear-positioned 36 oz water reservoir is harder to access and refill
  • No Brew Strength or Temp Control
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Compact Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Compact
  • Brew Sizes: 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 36 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 8.2"W x 13.2"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 6.9 lbs
  • Other Features: Removable drip try, Auto-Off

Keurig K-Compact Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Keurig's slimmest coffee maker featuring a removable water reservoir

Keurig K-Compact Cons

  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • Small, rear-positioned 36 oz water reservoir is harder to access and refill
  • No Brew Strength or Temp Control
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Compact Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Compact
  • Brew Sizes: 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 36 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 8.2"W x 13.2"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 6.9 lbs
  • Other Features: Removable drip try, Auto-Off
Keurig K-Classic
Overall Rating
85
Coffee Quality (40%)
85
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The new-and-improved version of Keurig's revolutionary single-serve coffee maker, the K-Classic builds on the success of their iconic K45/K55 with an upgraded brewing system and the same no-frills design.

Keurig K-Classic Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Easiest, most-basic in-production Keurig brewer (if that's what you're looking for)

Keurig K-Classic Cons

  • Mediocre 48 oz water reservoir
  • Max 10 oz brew size (most new Keurigs brew 12 oz)
  • Doesn't have Brew Strength or Temp Control settings
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Classic Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Classic
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 48 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size and Auto-Off
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 9.8"W x 13.3"D x 13.0"H
  • Weight: 10.6 lbs
  • Other Features: Auto-On/Off, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray

Keurig K-Classic Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Easiest, most-basic in-production Keurig brewer (if that's what you're looking for)

Keurig K-Classic Cons

  • Mediocre 48 oz water reservoir
  • Max 10 oz brew size (most new Keurigs brew 12 oz)
  • Doesn't have Brew Strength or Temp Control settings
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Classic Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Classic
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 48 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size and Auto-Off
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 9.8"W x 13.3"D x 13.0"H
  • Weight: 10.6 lbs
  • Other Features: Auto-On/Off, brewer maintenance reminders, removable drip tray
Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew
Overall Rating
84
Coffee Quality (40%)
82
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
A single-serve grind-and-brew model? You bet. The Cuisinart DGB-1FR has a 4 oz bean hopper and integrated blade grinder and brews freshly ground coffee for one. Blade grinders aren't the best, but neither are K-Cups.

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew Pros

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew Cons

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew Features & Specifications

  • Max Brew Volume: 16 oz (4 cups)
  • Min Brew Volume: 4 oz (1 cup)
  • Grinder: Blade
  • Adjustable Grind Size: No
  • Bean Hopper Volume: 4 oz
  • Carafe: None
  • Programmable Start: No
  • Auto Shut-Off: No
  • Filter: Gold Tone #2 permanent
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 8.5″W x 8.5″D x 14.4″H

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew Pros

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew Cons

Cuisinart DGB-1FR Grind & Brew Features & Specifications

  • Max Brew Volume: 16 oz (4 cups)
  • Min Brew Volume: 4 oz (1 cup)
  • Grinder: Blade
  • Adjustable Grind Size: No
  • Bean Hopper Volume: 4 oz
  • Carafe: None
  • Programmable Start: No
  • Auto Shut-Off: No
  • Filter: Gold Tone #2 permanent
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 8.5″W x 8.5″D x 14.4″H
Keurig K-Cafe
Overall Rating
84
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
85
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The Keurig K-Cafe, replacing the discontinued Rivo, brews K-Cup coffee, espresso, and even milk-based lattes and cappuccinos thanks to the integrated frother, all with the push of a single button (OK, two buttons).

Keurig K-Cafe Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Brews both single-serve pods and 60 oz carafes
  • One-touch Latte & Cappuccino buttons that froths milk for you
  • Dishwasher safe frother

Keurig K-Cafe Cons

  • If you want a coffee and specialty beverage machine, why not get a Nespresso VertuoLine brewer?
  • Frother designed for skim milk and will work with other animal milks but struggles with almond milk
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Cafe Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Cafe
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size, Coffee or Latte/Cappuccino, and Brew Strength
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 15.3"W x 11.7"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 10.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Milk frother, one-push specialty beverages

Keurig K-Cafe Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Brews both single-serve pods and 60 oz carafes
  • One-touch Latte & Cappuccino buttons that froths milk for you
  • Dishwasher safe frother

Keurig K-Cafe Cons

  • If you want a coffee and specialty beverage machine, why not get a Nespresso VertuoLine brewer?
  • Frother designed for skim milk and will work with other animal milks but struggles with almond milk
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Cafe Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Cafe
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 60 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size, Coffee or Latte/Cappuccino, and Brew Strength
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 15.3"W x 11.7"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 10.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Milk frother, one-push specialty beverages
Keurig K-Latte
Overall Rating
82
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
The simpler of Keurig's two specialty beverage brewers, the K-Latte is a compact, entry-level way to enjoy both coffees and lattes from the comfort of your own home. (And without paying the Starbucks tax.)

Keurig K-Latte Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Brews both single-serve coffee and concentrated shots for specialty beverages
  • Comes with Keurig frother attachment
  • Simplest brewer for the occasional specialty beverage

Keurig K-Latte Cons

  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • Frother has just one frothing mode (and no cold froth option)
  • Small, rear-positioned 36 oz water reservoir is harder to access and refill
  • No Brew Strength or Temp Control
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Latte Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Latte
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 36 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size and Latte
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 12.9"W x 13.2"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Other Features: Smart Start heats and brews with one push, comes with Keurig frother

Keurig K-Latte Pros

  • Includes Keurig's upgraded system for richer coffee and quieter brewing
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Brews both single-serve coffee and concentrated shots for specialty beverages
  • Comes with Keurig frother attachment
  • Simplest brewer for the occasional specialty beverage

Keurig K-Latte Cons

  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • Frother has just one frothing mode (and no cold froth option)
  • Small, rear-positioned 36 oz water reservoir is harder to access and refill
  • No Brew Strength or Temp Control
  • Doesn't come with a water filter kit

Keurig K-Latte Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: K-Latte
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 36 oz
  • Display: Button control panel with buttons for Brew Size and Latte
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 12.9"W x 13.2"D x 12.5"H
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Other Features: Smart Start heats and brews with one push, comes with Keurig frother
Capresso On-The-Go
Overall Rating
80
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
75
Durability (20%)
82
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
82
The Bottom Line
Designed to brew single servings up to 16 oz and accommodate travel mugs up to 7" tall, the Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker is a solid single-serve coffee maker. But why wouldn't you just get a Keurig?

Capresso On-The-Go Pros

  • Holds up to 6 tablespoons of coffee grounds
  • Comes with 16 oz stainless steel travel mug
  • Accommodates mugs up to 7″ tall

Capresso On-The-Go Cons

  • Slow brew speed (16 oz in 4 minutes)
  • Not programmable
  • Included travel mug isn’t very durable

Capresso On-The-Go Features & Specifications

  • Volume: 16 oz
  • Carafe: 16 oz stainless steel thermal travel mug
  • Display: None
  • Auto-Off: After brewing
  • Grinder: None
  • Weight: 3.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 5.3″W x 6.5″D x 12.0″H
  • Wattage: 650

Capresso On-The-Go Pros

  • Holds up to 6 tablespoons of coffee grounds
  • Comes with 16 oz stainless steel travel mug
  • Accommodates mugs up to 7″ tall

Capresso On-The-Go Cons

  • Slow brew speed (16 oz in 4 minutes)
  • Not programmable
  • Included travel mug isn’t very durable

Capresso On-The-Go Features & Specifications

  • Volume: 16 oz
  • Carafe: 16 oz stainless steel thermal travel mug
  • Display: None
  • Auto-Off: After brewing
  • Grinder: None
  • Weight: 3.0 lbs
  • Dimensions: 5.3″W x 6.5″D x 12.0″H
  • Wattage: 650
Keurig K15
Overall Rating
80
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
70
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
80
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
One of Keurig's original "Mini" K-Cup models, the K15 has a max 10 oz brew size with its "fill before each use" reservoir. Now discontinued, the K15 has been replaced by the slimmer K-Mini, which brews up to 12 oz K-Cups.

Keurig K15 Pros

  • Not discontinued
  • Compact and foolproof to use
  • Great for your desk at work, dorm room or bedroom, or anywhere else you want a cup of coffee quickly
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods

Keurig K15 Cons

  • Not compatible with a water filter
  • Max 12 oz reservoir needs to be refilled before each use

Keurig K15 Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Classic
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Unlicensed K-Cups, Keurig 2.0 licensed K-Cups, and ground coffee with the My K-Cup
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 10 oz
  • Water Filter: None
  • Display: Buttons for Brew and Power; LED indicator for Add Water and Lift Handle
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 6.9"W x 10.7"D x 10.8"W
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • Other Features: Removable drip tray, auto-off after 90 seconds

Keurig K15 Pros

  • Not discontinued
  • Compact and foolproof to use
  • Great for your desk at work, dorm room or bedroom, or anywhere else you want a cup of coffee quickly
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods

Keurig K15 Cons

  • Not compatible with a water filter
  • Max 12 oz reservoir needs to be refilled before each use

Keurig K15 Features & Specifications

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Classic
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Unlicensed K-Cups, Keurig 2.0 licensed K-Cups, and ground coffee with the My K-Cup
  • Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 10 oz
  • Water Filter: None
  • Display: Buttons for Brew and Power; LED indicator for Add Water and Lift Handle
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 6.9"W x 10.7"D x 10.8"W
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • Other Features: Removable drip tray, auto-off after 90 seconds
Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker
Overall Rating
77
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
80
Durability (20%)
75
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
70
The Bottom Line
A low-cost version of Keurig's name-brand brewers, the Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker uses Keurig K-Cups to brew 4-12 oz coffee. Its 45 oz reservoir and durability are decent, but that's to be expected with a 3rd party model.

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker Pros

  • Full K-Cup compatibility
  • Convenient orange water level indicator
  • Auto-Off after 15 minutes

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker Cons

  • Directions are very tough to understand
  • Not compatible with softened water
  • Only works with mugs up to 6.5″ tall

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker Features & Specifications

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker Pros

  • Full K-Cup compatibility
  • Convenient orange water level indicator
  • Auto-Off after 15 minutes

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker Cons

  • Directions are very tough to understand
  • Not compatible with softened water
  • Only works with mugs up to 6.5″ tall

Mixpresso K-Cup Coffee Maker Features & Specifications

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup
Overall Rating
75
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
70
Durability (20%)
75
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
78
The Bottom Line
A cheap single-serve coffee maker, the Hamilton Beach 49970 Personal Cup's only selling point is its price. It also brews ESE soft pods and isn't K-Cup compatible. Check out the Mixpresso for a discount K-Cup machine.

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Pros

  • Brewer and required soft pods are cheap
  • Incredibly compact size

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Cons

  • Not compatible with K-Cups
  • Mediocre quality coffee
  • Not many features
  • Not compatible with travel mugs

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Features & Specifications

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Pros

  • Brewer and required soft pods are cheap
  • Incredibly compact size

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Cons

  • Not compatible with K-Cups
  • Mediocre quality coffee
  • Not many features
  • Not compatible with travel mugs

Hamilton Beach 49970 One-Cup Features & Specifications

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Keurig K-Elite

Keurig's most powerful brewer boasting a 75 oz reservoir, digital LCD display, Strength and Temp Controls, a High Altitude setting, and even Iced Coffee and Hot Water modes, the K-Elite has all of your K-Cup needs covered.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!