The Keurig K Mini is one such coffee maker that is perfect not only for travel but also for your college, home and even office.
This coffee maker comes with a compact design and allows you to make delicious coffee in a very short amount of time.
In today’s Keurig k mini review, I will tell you in detail about all its features so that you do not have any problem in using it and you can use its features properly.
Well if you are our regular reader then you must have read the previous best single serve k cup coffee maker article where I mentioned this Keurig k mini coffee maker as my first choice.
Since that article many of our Pinterest followers asked me to write a detailed review on it, after which I did a little more research on the Keurig k mini coffee maker, and gathered all Ins and Outs about Keurig k-mini.
After which I am writing this Keurig k mini coffee maker review.
So let me now tell you in detail about Keurig k mini where you will get to know a little better about it.
- Human interface input: Buttons
- Dimensions: 16.1 x 14.13 x 5.51 inches
- Weight: 4.6 Pound
- Reservoir capacity: 12 oz
- Cord storage: Yes
- Material: Plastic
- Sleek design with matte finish
- Perfect for small spaces
- Cord storage
- Travel mug friendly
- Auto off feature
- Brew hot coffee
- It takes some effort to remove the K cup holder
- Only one cup capacity water reservoir
Keurig K Mini Review USA 2021: Design & Build Quality
When you see the design of Keurig Mini Coffee Maker, you will fall in love with it at first sight.
When I unboxed the Keurig k mini, the first word that came out of my mouth was-
Because the Keurig k mini is designed in such a great way that it will definitely win your heart.
But we have to control our emotions and see if the keurig k-mini single-serve coffee maker is really as good in design and build quality as it looks?
Let’s find out.
On the front side of the Keurig k-mini, you will see a large Keurig logo, below which you have been given a space of about 6 inches to keep the cup.
There’s a drip tray at the bottom that prevents dripping after the coffee-making process is over.
It is a removable drip tray that slides out so you can take it out and clean it easily. By the way, let me tell you that Keurig k mini coffee maker is completely made of plastic but you will not see any lack in its quality.
And if you talk about its upper part, then you will get to see a handle on the top in which you can use k cup pods along with reusable filters.
Plus, there is a big brew button on the top side of the coffee maker which has a small power button next to it.
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On top of the Keurig k mini, you also get a water reservoir, which has a capacity of only 12 oz, which may not be liked by some people.
But you should keep in mind that the Keurig k mini is designed in such a way that you can not only fit it in a small space but can also take it with you while travelling.
Lastly, on the back side of the Keurig k mini, you’ll find the cord storage where you can store the coffee maker’s cord.
So overall, you should give it full marks when it comes to the design and build quality of the Keurig k mini coffee maker.
Keurig K Mini Review USA 2021: Features
When most brands make a compact and small coffee maker, they often come with a lack of features, but that’s not the case with keurig k-mini single-serve coffee maker.
You will get to see all the features in it to make better and delicious coffee.
I will tell you all the features of Keurig k mini one by one so that you do not have any problem in understanding all the features.
By the way, if you are familiar with the Keurig k mini features, then you can skip this part.
- Fits anywhere
- Water reservoir
- Travel mug friendly
- Energy Efficient
- K-Cup or ground coffee
The biggest selling point of the keurig k-mini single serve coffee maker is that it fits easily into any small space. Since it’s only 5 inches wide, you’ll be able to fit it anywhere that’s 5 inches wide.
That’s insane, Right?
Whereas if you are thinking of keeping the Keurig k-mini under a cabinet, then let me tell you that despite its lid being up, its total height is only 17 inches, which means that you will be able to use it easily by keeping it under the cabinet as well.
As you may have read in the specs section of the Keurig k mini above, its total weight is just 4.6 pounds, which means you will not only be able to lift it easily with one hand but you can carry it anywhere in your bag.
I personally like coffee makers that are lightweight, although large and heavy coffee makers also have their own niche, but these portable lightweight coffee makers are perfect for traveling or camping.
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This is a feature that some people may find a bit odd as it requires you to fill up on water for every single cup of coffee.
However, you should also understand that the Keurig k-mini is designed because it can take up the least amount of space in your kitchen.
You can fill the water tank of Keurig k mini from 6 oz to 12 oz. By the way, let me tell you that there should be at least 6 oz of water in the water tank of Keurig k mini, only then you will be able to brew coffee.
Travel Mug Friendly
The Keurig k-mini features a travel mug for frequent travellers. By simply removing the drip tray provided in the coffee maker, you will be able to easily place a 7 inch large travel mug here.
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Keurig also has an auto off feature that activates when about 90 seconds have passed since the last brew.
This feature will not only save electricity but also prevent Keurig k mini from overheating.
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K-Cup or Ground Coffee
keurig k-mini single serve coffee maker not only allows you to use k cups, but you can also brew coffee from your favorite ground coffee using a reusable filter.
- Who needs a small and compact coffee maker
- Who travel frequently
- Who have very little space in their kitchen
- Who live alone
- Those who drink coffee once or twice a day
Not Good For
- Who needs more control over coffee
- Who just needs a coffee maker for home
- If all your family members drink coffee
How to Brew Coffee in Keurig k mini
In Keurig k mini you can use k cup as well as ground coffee to brew coffee.
I have brewed coffee in both these ways, so I will teach you how to brew coffee in both the ways.
How to Brew Coffee in Keurig K Mini with K-Cup Pods
Keurig k mini supports standard k cups. You can take advantage of the ongoing offers on k cups by clicking on the link given below.
Now that you have bought k cups, you can make your own delicious coffee by following the steps given below –
- First of all turn on Keurig k mini coffee maker
- Fill the water tank as per your requirement
- Lift the handle of the Keurig k mini and insert the k cup
- The Keurig k mini’s needles will pierce the k cup as you lower the handle
- After lowering the handle, press the brew button above
Note:- Make sure that you plug in the Keurig k mini coffee maker and turn it on, then insert the k cup. If you put the k cup in first and then turn on the coffee maker, you will need to open and close the handle once.
The first time I brewed coffee using a Keurig Mini K cup, I found the taste a little weak because I had put the water content a bit high.
You should keep in mind that k cups contain only 2 tablespoons of coffee, so you should use water accordingly.
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How to Brew Coffee in Keurig K Mini with Ground Coffee
If you are not using k cups, you can follow the steps below to make a cup of coffee using ground coffee.
But before that you have to get the k cup holder out of the coffee maker.
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This is the process that bothers me the most because to take the k cup holders out you have to push from the bottom, then the k cup holders can be taken out.
- Fill water tank as required
- Easily fit the reusable filter by raising the handle of the coffee maker
- lower the handle
- press the brew button
This way you can brew coffee with both k cups and ground coffee.
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How to Clean Keurig K-Mini
The rest of the coffee maker is fairly easy to clean, except for a few parts of Keurig k mini. I will tell you one by one how you can clean which part –
- Water Reservoir: Since the keurig k-mini single serve coffee maker doesn’t have a removable water reservoir, you’ll have to wipe it down with a cloth.
- Drip Tray: In Keurig k mini, you get to see removable drip tray, due to which you can take it out and wash it in the dishwasher.
- K-Cup Holder: In the k cup holder you get to see 2 separate parts that can break when you take them apart, so be careful when you take them apart. (I broke them when I separated them from each other)
- Keurig k mini Coffee Maker: Keep in mind that when you brew coffee, there are splashes while brewing coffee, which make the coffee maker dirty, so you must clean it with a soft cloth.
Tip: To avoid this, you can use a large cup or travel mug.
- Brew with Water: Lastly, you can complete the brewing process of Keurig k mini with water only so that all the coffee particles are cleaned.
Keurig K Mini Review USA 2021: Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Keurig K Mini worth it?
If you are looking for a coffee maker that is small, and enough to fit in your small kitchen, then yes, the Keurig k mini is worth it.
Can I put milk in my Keurig K Mini?
No, if you put milk inside the coffee maker, then there is a possibility of spoiling the coffee maker, so never do this.
How many cups does Keurig K-Mini make?
Since the Keurig k mini is a single serve coffee maker and has a maximum water tank capacity of 12 oz, you can easily make a cup ranging from 6 oz to 12 oz.
How to remove k cup holder in Keurig K Mini?
To remove the k cup holder, you have to press upwards with the thumb, after which you will be able to easily grab and take out the k cup holder.
Keurig K Mini Review USA 2021: Final Overview
The Keurig k mini is definitely a great coffee maker that allows you to fit it into any narrow space.
Although it is not the smallest coffee maker, but you can easily fit it in a 5 inch wide space.
In this Keurig k mini review, I have told you all the things you need to know about this coffee maker.
By the way, I am still using Keurig k mini and I am not facing any kind of problem so if you are looking for a coffee maker that can give you a quick cup of coffee then Keurig k mini is a good option.