Keurig B44 Review

Keurig B44
Overall Rating
76
Coffee Quality (40%)
75
Design & Features (20%)
70
Durability (20%)
75
Ease of Use (10%)
85
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
One of Keurig's most iconic brewers, the B44 is easy to operate with a solid 48 oz reservoir, but has just a 10 oz max brew size and no special features. Now discontinued, check out the K-Classic instead.
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Key Features of the Keurig B44

Key Features of Keurig B44

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Elite
  • 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
  • Water Reservoir: 48 oz
  • Water Filter: Compatible but not included
  • Display: Button controls for Brew Size and Power; LED indicators for Add Water, Descale, Heating, Auto-Off and Power
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 9.8"W x 13.0"D x 13.3"H
  • Weight: 12.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Auto-On/Off, removable drip tray, comes with K-Cup variety pack

Keurig B44 Overview

Want to know one of the most common Keurig-related questions we're asked?

What's the difference between Keurig's B series and K series brewers?

Answer: Nothing. The switch from B to K was solely a marketing decision as the company realized branding their brewers with a K made more sense. (They're called Keurig, after all.)

The B44 is part of Keurig's flagship B40 series. Currently discontinued, it was replaced by the K40 series.

In turn, the K40 series was rebranded as the K50 series, and eventually the B40s, K40s, and K50s were all discontinued and replaced by the K-Classic, which offers many of the features you'll find on B40/K40/K50 brewers:

  • 48 oz reservoir
  • No Strength Control or Temp Control
  • Auto-On/Off functionality and removable drip tray
  • No pod-scanning system (found on Keurig 2.0 brewers) so it's compatible with all types of K-Cups

There are just two major differences between the B40/K40/K50 brewers and the K-Classic:

  • The K-Classic's slightly expanded brew sizes (6, 8, and 10 oz)
  • Its upgraded brewing system that ensures you're brewing with Keurig's latest and greatest technology for hotter, stronger cups
Pros
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Foolproof to use
  • The iconic brewer that out Keurig on the map
  • Offers a 6 oz brew size (B40 had just 8 oz)
Cons
  • Discontinued model
  • 48 oz water reservoir is relatively small (average at best)
  • Max 8 oz brew size

Is the Keurig B44 for you?

Is Keurig B44 for you?

The discontinued B44 and K40 series brewers may still be worth purchasing if you can get a good deal. They don't have any outdated tech that limits their usability, they're just older.

However, we really do recommend going with the K-Classic, which is currently in production, supported by Keurig, and has all of the features you'd find on the B44 and all K40-K55 brewers.

Keurig B44 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig B44!

Check out Keurig B44!

Keurig B44
One of Keurig's most iconic brewers, the B44 is easy to operate with a solid 48 oz reservoir, but has just a 10 oz max brew size and no special features. Now discontinued, check out the K-Classic instead.

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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!

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