Keurig K-Mini Plus™ Single Serve Coffee Maker Review

Keurig K Mini Plus Single Coffee Maker Review

K-Mini Plus™ Single Serve Coffee Maker: QUICK OVERVIEW


​Value for Money

​Ease of Cleaning


What We Like
  • ​Makes a cup of coffee in three to five minutes
  • ​Simple to use, featuring just two buttons
  • ​Accommodates K-Cup pods and My K-Cup reusable filters
What We Don't Like
  • ​The unit makes some noise for a while after it's used
  • ​Starting can be inconsistent, requiring hitting the brew button more than once

​The world loves coffee, and many of us can't imagine how we'd begin the day without a cup of this magical brew that wakes up the brain and jump starts the soul. If not for coffee, how would we survive the afternoon slump or enjoy a piece of rich chocolate cake?

But just because we love coffee doesn't mean we can (or want to) drink a whole pot of it.
Enter the single-serve coffee maker, which enables you to brew just one cuppa joe at a time.

Here, we take a closer look at one such contraption, the K-Mini Plus. This single-serve coffee maker is less than five inches wide and can fit virtually anywhere, and it brews a mean cup of coffee.

​K-Mini Plus™ Single Serve Coffee Maker Review

Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, with 6 to 12oz Brew Size, Stores up to 9 K-Cup Pods, Travel Mug Friendly

​The name ​Keurig has become synonymous with coffee, and Keurig Dr. Pepper is the seventh largest food and beverage company in the United States, with $11 billion in combined net sales in 2017.

Keurig is the inventor of the K-Cup, the small, plastic single-serve pod filled with coffee that makes brewing a cup a piece of cake.

The Keurig K-Mini Plus fits nearly anywhere and brews a strong, intense cup of coffee. It comes in Cardinal Red, Evening Teal, Matte Black, and Studio Gray, making it an eye-pleasing addition to your kitchen countertop or your desk at work. The K-Mini Plus brews the coffee right into your cup.

​Who is This Product For?

​The Keurig K-Mini Plus is for anyone who loves coffee but drinks it one slow cup at a time.

It's great for the single person who doesn't need a 12-cup coffee maker at home, and it's perfect for the studio apartment dweller who has limited counter space. Students love the Keurig K-Mini Plus, which is ideal for the small confines of a dorm room, travel, van life or other mobile pursuits.

The K-Mini Plus is a practical choice for residents in assisted living facilities, and it's perfect for rushed teachers who can't always rely on finding fresh coffee in the lounge.

Smaller companies may opt for a single-cup coffee maker rather than a full-sized version so that rather than making a whole pot that may sit all day, employees can make a single, fresh cup when the need arises.

​What's Included

​The K-Mini Plus™ Single Serve Coffee Maker is about 12 inches high, a little over 11 inches long, and 4.5 inches wide.

It's a single unit with a removable drip tray and water reservoir for easy cleaning and filling.

A pod storage container holds nine K-cup pods and fits in the brewer to save counter space.

​Overview of Features

​With the K-Mini Plus, you can brew between six and 12 ounces of coffee. The removable reservoir is easy to fill and features clear markings for different cup sizes. A "STRONG" button on top lets you choose a more robust cup of coffee.

The unit uses K-Cups to brew the perfect cup, and with over 400 varieties of coffees, teas, and cocoas to choose from, you can spend a lifetime experimenting to find your favorite brand and flavor.

Note: This coffee maker doesn't work with K-Carafe pods, K-Mug pods, Vue pods, or Rivo pods. However, it is compatible with the Keurig My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter, which is sold separately and allows you to use your favorite roast instead of pods.

The K-Mini Plus brews coffee directly into your cup and accommodates travel mugs up to seven inches tall.

A removable drip tray can be easily cleaned, and it's large enough to hold an accidental brew so that you don't end up with a huge mess in the event you forget to place your cup under the spout. The pod storage unit holds nine pods and slides into place where the cup goes. Built-in cord storage keeps things tidy.

The K-Mini Plus shuts off automatically 90 seconds after the last brew, making it an energy efficient unit that's sleek, stylish, and fully portable.

​How to Use

​The Keurig K-Mini Plus is easy to use.

  1. Simply fill up the removable water reservoir with your desired amount of water and slip a K-Cup into the front of the unit.
  2. Set your cup under the spout, and press the on/off button. If you want a stronger cup, press the STRONG button. In a matter of minutes, you'll have a piping hot, fresh cup of coffee.
  3. When your cup is full, remove it, turn the unit off (or let it shut off automatically) and replace the pod storage unit to keep it compact.


​While Keurig is one of the most-recognized coffee maker brands on the market today, it's not the only one.

An alternative to the Keurig K-Mini Plus is the CHULUX Single-Serve coffee maker, which also uses pods and brews up to 12 ounces of coffee, tea, or other hot beverages. 

A removable drip tray and water reservoir makes it easy to fill and clean, and it comes with a reusable filter you can use with your own coffee.


​Single-cup coffee makers save you time, space, and money.

If you're a coffee drinker but can't stomach a whole pot, you can make one cup at a time with one of these convenient machines.

The K-Mini Plus™ Single Serve Coffee Maker is easy on the eyes, simple to use, and quick to clean, and its compact design saves space in the kitchen or break room. Never waste a whole pot of coffee again with this one-cup wonder.