"The Keurig K-Mini Plus is a great example of a top-quality individual size coffee machine."
The Keurig K-Mini Plus is Keurig’s latest pod-based individual brewing machine. As well as being only 5 inches wide it has some great features that really help it stand out from its competitors. For example, the impressive brew strength and ultra- simplified user interface. The fact it is so small can mean there is more chance that it could be knocked over, however at the cost of between $50 and $100 as long as you put it somewhere safe you can really benefit from this great-value coffee machine.
The Keurig K-Mini Plus has a trendy matte black and chrome design with simple, funky branding on the front, and embossed into the activation button on the top of the machine. One of the great selling points of the K-Mini Plus is that it is only 5 inches wide, 12.2 inches tall and weighs less than 5 pounds. This not only means that it takes up barely any room on your kitchen countertop but also means it is portable which is a handy feature. Due to its size it can be easy to accidentally tip it over but as long as you put it in a safe place this really shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
The K-Mini Plus uses pods called K-cup pods and has an integrated water reservoir so that all you need to do is press a button for a perfect coffee. The Keurig K-Mini Plus has great build quality which means it is a long-lasting coffee machine. You can even use a travel mug up to 7 inches tall with the K-Mini Plus for those days when you’re in a bit of a rush. Some people are concerned because there is no display screen on this coffee machine however Keurig have designed a process that does not require one so that they can focus on simplifying the user experience instead.
Keurig have cut down on the kind of bells and whistles you see on more expensive coffee machines in order to focus on the quality of their coffee, which is the most important thing. For a start, you can make a range of brew sizes with the Keurig K-Mini Plus coffee machine from 6 to 12oz cups with a single pod. The brewing process is also fast. You can choose from a great range of flavors due to the fact the Keurig have teamed up with lots of companies to create a wide range of different K-cup pods. For example, you could use Starbucks or Lavazza K-cup pods for that coffee shop experience at a fraction of the price.
Many users have commented that the brew quality is more refined with a better taste with the K-Mini Plus than with previous Keurig small coffee machines. The Keurig K-Mini Plus is known for the strength of its brews, but if you like your coffee extra strong there is even a simple strength button which allows you to create an even stronger brew. The taste of coffee can be affected by the quality of the water used to make it. For this reason, Keurig have chosen to use a small water reservoir that supplies just enough for one cup and needs to be re-filled every time, this way you have fresh water for every cup of coffee.
Ease of Use
The space-saving design of the Keurig K-Mini Plus means that it has a very simple user interface. There is one button to switch the device on and off, one button to start the brewing process, and one button if you’d like your coffee to be extra strong. There are no screens or dials of any kind, yet the quality of the coffee is not compromised at all. There is a removable drip tray which makes it really easy to clean. Keurig have even though to make it large enough to hold a full cup just in case you activate a brewing cycle and forget to place a cup underneath the spout. The water reservoir is also easy to remove and fill.
The process of choosing a brew size has been simplified so that all you need to do is fill the water reservoir up to the relevant measurement, the machine will recognize this and do the rest for you. Keurig have also included a storage unit for the pods which holds up to 9 pods, so you don’t have to search for one every time you want a cup of coffee. They have even made it possible to tuck the cord away when the coffee machine is not in use which helps to keep it neat if you are transporting it or simply moving it. The Keurig K-Mini Plus has a wipe clean finish which helps to keep maintenance to a minimum and it only needs to be de-scaled every 3-6 months, which can be done following very simple instructions.
The Keurig K-Mini Plus is a great example of a top-quality individual size coffee machine. With features like travel mug compatibility, the ability to use a variety of branded coffee pods, and a handy pod storage unit, Keurig have really focused on making sure the K-Mini Plus is a really appealing coffee machine. Despite not having many flashy features like a touch screen display, the K-Mini Plus ticks all the boxes for an individual brewer.