Keurig K15 Review

Keurig K15
Overall Rating
80
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
70
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
80
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
One of Keurig's original "Mini" K-Cup models, the K15 has a max 10 oz brew size with its "fill before each use" reservoir. Now discontinued, the K15 has been replaced by the slimmer K-Mini, which brews up to 12 oz K-Cups.
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Key Features of the Keurig K15

Key Features of Keurig K15

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Classic
  • 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, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: 10 oz
  • Water Filter: None
  • Display: Buttons for Brew and Power; LED indicator for Add Water and Lift Handle
  • Temp Control: No
  • Strength Control: No
  • Dimensions: 6.9"W x 10.7"D x 10.8"W
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • Other Features: Removable drip tray, auto-off after 90 seconds

Keurig K15 Overview

The K15 truly is mini (but it isn't the miniest!). Its water reservoir needs to be filled before each use up to its 10 oz max brew size.

The K15 measures less than 11" in every direction with a somewhat narrow 6.9" width that was great when the K15 was first released but seems bulky with the release of Keurig's new 4.5" K-Mini.

Keurig has released over 70 different coffee makers over the years, and only about a dozen of them are still in production and supported by Keurig. Those in-production models include both the K15 and the upgraded K-Mini, making them both preferable to the discontinued (but identical) K10.

Pros
  • Not discontinued
  • Compact and foolproof to use
  • 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

Is the Keurig K15 for you?

Is Keurig K15 for you?

The Keurig K15 is a small, simple coffee maker with no extra features. It's best for occasional coffee drinkers who don't mind measuring out their water and refilling the reservoir before each use.

If you're looking for Keurig's newest mini coffee maker, check out the K-Mini. It has the same "fill before each use" brew method but includes Keurig's updated brewing system and a larger 12 oz max brew size in a smaller 4.5" package.

If the K10's 6.9" width is fine, you may like the K-Compact. It's a touch larger at 8.2" wide but has a 36 oz removable water reservoir. That's definitely handy if you're a daily coffee drinker.

Keurig K15 Review: An In-Depth Look

Check out the Keurig K15!

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Keurig K15
One of Keurig's original "Mini" K-Cup models, the K15 has a max 10 oz brew size with its "fill before each use" reservoir. Now discontinued, the K15 has been replaced by the slimmer K-Mini, which brews up to 12 oz K-Cups.

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Overall Rating: 86
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Overall Rating: 86
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Overall Rating: 85
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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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