Keurig K-Mini Plus Review

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.
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Key Features of the Keurig K-Mini Plus

Key Features of Keurig K-Mini Plus

  • 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 Overview

The narrow 4.5" Keurig K-Mini Plus works just like the K-Mini and brews every drop of water you add to its 12 oz water reservoir.

Both models are upgrades over the K15, featuring the following improvements:

  • Max brew size increased from 10 oz to 12 oz
  • Max mug clearance increased from 5.2" to 7"
  • Width decreased from 7.5" to 4.5"
  • Weight decreased from 6.6 lbs to 4.6 lbs
  • High Altitude setting

Where the K-Mini Plus becomes "PLUS!" is with 4 small changes:

  • Removable water reservoir, which is easier to fill and clean
  • Strength Control feature
  • Chrome-colored accent panel on the drip tray
  • Pod storage accessory with 9-pod capacity

If those additions make it worth the likely elevated price tag, go for the 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
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

Is the Keurig K-Mini Plus for you?

Is Keurig K-Mini Plus for you?

The Keurig K-Mini Plus is great if you're looking for a super-slim coffee maker with a few features of convenience, like the Strength Control setting and removable reservoir.

If you're looking for the same narrow design and "fill before each use" brewing method, you'll be fine getting the regular ol' K-Mini.

If you're looking for a removable reservoir but want more capacity so you don't have to refill before every brew, take a look at the K-Compact.

If you're looking for another narrow machine with a surprisingly large 46 oz reservoir, the K-Slim is for you.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Review: An In-Depth Look

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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.

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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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