Keurig Mini vs Mini Plus — what's the difference?
If you're looking for a compact Keurig coffee maker, you're in the right place.
What upgrades does the Plus model offer and are they worth the extra cost?
Let's dive in.
Both the K-Mini and K-Mini Plus are the same basic machine designed for compact, K-cup convenience. They're upgrades over the now-discontinued Keurig K15 with Keurig's upgraded brewing system in a slimmer design (the K15 measured 6.9" wide).
Here's what the K-Mini and K-Mini Plus have in common:
The Keurig K-Mini Plus offers 4 features not found on the regular K-Mini:
Keurig sells the pod storage accessory separately for around $20 (at the time of this writing) which pretty much makes up the entire gap in price between the K-Mini and K-Mini Plus.
But even if you don't need the pod storage accessory, the removable water reservoir alone is worth the extra cost. It's more convenient and makes less of a mess when refilling, at least when I try to use these models.
If you're just looking for the cheapest possible Keurig coffee maker with a slimmed down design and don't care about the Plus's removable water tank, Strength Control feature, chrome accent, or the included pod storage compartment, go ahead and get the basic K-Mini.
If the added features and accessories on the K-Mini Plus seem useful (and to me, they are) then go with the Plus.