Keurig K3000SE Review

Keurig K3000SE
Overall Rating
85
Coffee Quality (40%)
80
Design & Features (20%)
90
Durability (20%)
85
Ease of Use (10%)
90
Brand Reputation (10%)
85
The Bottom Line
Keurig's original, fully self-service commercial machine, the K3000SE is a direct water line brewer with an intuitive LCD touch screen and auto-eject pod functionality. However, we recommend the new-and-improved K3500.
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Key Features of the Keurig K3000SE

Key Features of Keurig K3000SE

  • Product Line/System: Keurig 1.0 Commercial
  • K-Cup Compatibility: Unlicensed K-Cups, Keurig 2.0 licensed K-Cups, and ground coffee with the reusable My K-Cup
  • Brew Sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz
  • Water Reservoir: None; direct water line plumbing required
  • Water Filter: Not included but compatible
  • Display: Black and white LCD display with 4 buttons, which correspond to instructions on the screen, able to select white lettering on dark background or dark lettering on white background
  • Temp Control: Yes
  • Strength Control: Yes
  • Dimensions: 12.0"W x 18.0"D x 17.4"H
  • Weight: 35.0 lbs
  • Other Features: Ejectable K-Cup system that holds 35-40 used K-Cups before needing to be emptied, ANSI certified to NSF standards for foodservice, separate hot water on demand spigot, English and Spanish available on display panel for single brew, set service number on display panel, ability to disable the mug placement sensor, can take US and Canadian coins with accessory (not included)

Keurig K3000SE Overview

Keurig makes 5 UL Commercial listed brewers that are direct water line compatible:

  • K150P: 90 oz reservoir and direct water line compatible
  • K3000SE: Direct water line hookup required (same as the identical B3000SE)
  • K1500: 96 oz reservoir and direct water line compatible
  • K3500: Direct water line hookup required
  • K4000 Cafe: Direct water line hookup required

The K1500, K3500, and K4000 Cafe are Keurig's newest releases, but the K3000SE is still a high-performing, reliable model and has everything your customers need to serve themselves while your employees run your business:

  • 4-10 oz brew sizes for coffee, tea, and hot cocoa
  • Strength and Temp Controls
  • Back-to-back brewing pumps beverages out every 60 seconds
  • Intuitive black and white touch screen interface
  • Auto-eject pod functionality with 35-40 spent pod capacity
  • Multi-lingual for English and Spanish users

It's even vending-compatible with a coin charger accessory that takes US and Canadian coins.

A tried-and-true, feature-rich commercial brewer, the K3000SE is a great option for medium-throughput settings.

Pros
  • UL Commercial listed
  • No pod-scanning technology so brews both licensed and unlicensed K-Cup pods
  • Vending accessory to take both US and Canadian coins
  • Direct water line compatible
  • Spent K-Cup chamber holds 35-40 pods before needing to be emptied
Cons
  • Max 10 oz brew size
  • Black and white LCD display versus color on updated K3500
  • Requires direct water line plumbing to be installed, no other reservoir (sold separately)

Is the Keurig K3000SE for you?

Is Keurig K3000SE for you?

The Keurig K3000SE is a great choice for self-service, customer-facing settings or office break room use. Just make sure you're OK with its required direct water line plumbing and max 10 oz brew size and 35-40 spent pod capacity.

If you're looking for a commercial brewer that has a standard refillable reservoir, you have 2 options:

  • K150P with a 90 oz reservoir, 10 oz max brew size, Temp Control (no Strength Control), and color touch LCD display
  • K1500 with a 96 oz reservoir, 12 oz max brew size, Strength Control (no Temp Control), and button-only interface (no LCD screen)

If the K3000SE sounds like the brewer for you, we'd recommend the newly-released K3500 instead. It's Keurig's latest commercial model and offers several advantages over the K3000SE:

  • Max 12 oz brew size (instead of 10 oz)
  • Both Temp Control and Strength Control (instead of just Temp Control)
  • Color touch LCD screen (instead of black and white)
  • High Altitude setting
  • More modern, aesthetically-pleasing design

But there's one thing all of these models fail to include: specialty beverages like cappuccinos and lattes.

For those, you need the K4000 Cafe, which has two 1 lb powdered milk hoppers to make up to 50 cappuccinos before refilling.

Keurig K3000SE Review: An In-Depth Look

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Keurig K3000SE
Keurig's original, fully self-service commercial machine, the K3000SE is a direct water line brewer with an intuitive LCD touch screen and auto-eject pod functionality. However, we recommend the new-and-improved K3500.

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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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