Keurig K50 vs K250: What's The Difference?

Keurig K55 vs K250 — do you know the differences between these two models?

Keurig has over 50 different coffee maker models.

A lot of them are almost the same.

(Maybe 1 or 2 small differences.)

That’s not the case here.

The K55 and K250 are very different.

We highlight the 8 key differences between these two models. Do you know what they are?

This is The Coffee Maven’s Keurig K55 vs K250 Showdown.

Keurig K55 vs K250: The Differences

These are both very different brewers. There are 8 key differences between them:

  1. Keurig Line: K55 is part of the Keurig 1.0 line, which means it’s compatible with all Keurig K-Cup pods; the K250 is part of the Keurig 2.0 line and only works with Keurig-licensed pods
  2. Brew Sizes: K55 brews a max size 10 oz coffee; the K250 brews up to 30 oz with a special K-carafe pod
  3. Water Reservoir: K55 has a slightly larger 48 oz reservoir
  4. Water Filter: K55 doesn’t come with a water filter; the K250 does
  5. Display: K55 has a simple button interface; the K250 has a black and white LCD display
  6. Auto-On: K55 has a timed Auto-On feature; the K250 doesn’t
  7. Strength Control: K250 adds this feature
  8. Dimensions & Weight: K250 is more compact and doesn’t weigh as much

Which model is right for you?

Here’s the take-home message: The Keurig K55 is a more basic model that brews simple Keurig K-cups and doesn’t have the more advanced (but more restrictive) Keurig 2.0 pod scanning technology. The K250 is more advanced and has more functionality, including the ability to brew up to 30 oz carafe portions.

Note: The K250 doesn’t come with the carafe, which must be purchased separately.

Choose the K55 if you only care about pod coffee convenience for an extremely affordable price.

Choose the K250 if you want the flexibility to brew larger than 10 oz single servings and enjoy the additional functionality (e.g. strength control and touch display) that comes with this more advanced model.

Keurig K50 vs K250

The Coffee Maven's Official Comparison
Keurig K50

Keurig K50

Flagship Classic Keurig Brewer
The K50 is one of Keurig's most iconic brewers. It's simple and easy to operate with a solid 48 oz reservoir, but it has just a 10 oz max brew size and no special features. Now discontinued, check out the K-Classic instead.
Keurig K250

Keurig K250

Keurig 2.0 Brewer With Pod Scanning
The base model of the now-discontinued Keurig 2.0 pod-scanning system, K200 series brewers are an affordable option for those who want to brew multi-cup carafes, but we recommend the in-production K-Duo.


About The Coffee Maven
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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!