Keurig K-Compact Review

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.
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Key Features of the Keurig K-Compact

Key Features of Keurig K-Compact

  • 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 Overview

Keurig currently produces 5 compact coffee makers designed for home use: K15, K-Mini, K-Mini Plus, K-Slim, and K-Compact.

This is the only one that has "Compact" in the name.

That's because the K-Compact is the smallest Keurig coffee maker with a removable water reservoir.

The K-Mini and K-Mini Plus are smaller (and slimmer at just 4.8" wide) but have 12 oz reservoirs that need to be refilled before each use.

Like the K-Minis, the K-Slim is just 4.8" wide, but it also has a larger 46 oz water reservoir. Unfortunately, the K-Slim's reservoir is non-removable and can be hard to access if you don't have over-brewer clearance.

The K-Compact gives you a multi-cup reservoir (36 oz, 4-6 cups) with a removable design that makes refilling easy, and it weighs just 6.9 lbs when empty and measures just 8.2" wide.

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
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

Is the Keurig K-Compact for you?

Is Keurig K-Compact for you?

The K-Compact is a great no-fuss brewer for those who want an inexpensive machine and don't mind the 36 oz water reservoir and lack of Temp or Strength Control.

If you want the slimmer 4.8" width and value the multi-cup reservoir, take a look at the K-Slim.

If you want Strength Control functionality, you'll need to upgrade to the K-Mini Plus (refill before each use) or the K-Select (52 oz reservoir).

Keurig K-Compact Review: An In-Depth Look

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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.

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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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