Keurig one of the very first single-serve coffee makers. Besides being the first to solve the problem of drinking espresso at home or the office without the need for a big, expensive espresso machine, Keurig also remains one of the best in the market.
So, in this article, we’ll go over some of the best Keurig coffee makers currently available and how to determine which one is right for you!
What is Keurig?
A rich espresso made by simply pushing one button – that’s the idea behind Keurig. And it just doesn’t get any better than that.
Keurig actually started as a coffee roasting company and later merged with a soda company; today, they are called Keurig Dr. Pepper and are among the most important coffee/soda companies in the US.
Keurig machines are operated with very few buttons, traditionally only one button. Coffee comes in K-cups, which are single-serve coffee capsules. You introduce the capsule, press the button, and your coffee’s ready in less than a minute.
K-cups need to be removed before introducing a new one. Some machines come with a small compartment for used capsules.
Best Keurig for office
A big, full-color touchscreen lets you sort through the options in this coffee maker. From the type of beverage to size, the touchscreen helps you get your beverage just right. But the big old Keurig button for brewing is still there!
The touchscreen can also be used, for example, to set the color of the nightlight. This is a small led light that shines through the water tank making for a beautiful effect, mainly when it’s dark.
The water tank takes up to 80 oz. of water – which is enough for about 10 cups of coffee!
The OfficePRO is a more practical version of the classic B145. It’s not just bigger and able to churn out coffee after coffee, but the materials used are also of higher quality and can easily take being used much more frequently than usual for a Keurig.
The OfficePro features a universally stylish black/gray design and is operated via a dial to choose among three strength options.
The water tank is a medium size at 48 oz.
The new and improved office-oriented Keurig coffee maker. Only this time around, instead of looking like a leveled-up home coffee machine, it has the look of the kind of device that belongs in an office.
With a huge water tank (90 ounces) and a neutral design to accommodate any setting, what’s best about this coffee maker is the touchscreen.
The K155 has a big, incredibly easy to use touchscreen that will prove its best feature because of how easy it is for even first-timers to get their coffee exactly the way they like it.
Changing it up a bit to accommodate larger offices, we have the K1500. The idea is much like the classic Keurig, but with a gigantic water tank so that you can drink almost 20 cups of coffee without having to refill the thing. Finally!
Since it’s quite big, the water tank comes with a handle for better grip – something you’ll appreciate greatly whenever it’s your turn to refill it!
In terms of design, it’s quite minimalist with a very dark color palette. The corners are rounded and smooth, giving it a modern look and helping it fit nicer into whatever space you want.
At 48 ounces, it’s one of the smallest machines on our list. Because the size is still medium, this Keurig machine can make coffee either at home or in the office.
The classic design is mixed up with several buttons, which set this model apart. It makes it seem much more accessible and easier to use while at the same time scoring points for the overall design.
This Keurig coffee maker fits cups as well as travel mugs. It comes with several functions like auto-off and even a descaling feature!
Still not sure which one to get? Here are some things you should take into consideration:
Fortunately, almost all Keurig machines have a short brew time. One minute is the average brew time for Keurig.
Not all Keurig machines are as flexible as we would like them to be. The more classic, inexpensive models might be as restricting as only allowing for one single size.
While the average of three sizes might seem like all you need, some models allow for up to six sizes.
Water tank capacity
The most important feature for a Keurig coffee maker, without a doubt, is how much water its water tank can take.
The whole point of a Keurig is quick, convenient brewing. But if you have a water tank that is too small for your needs, you’ll find yourself refilling the water tank more than once a day, which is already too much. It’ll start feeling like a chore, and, like with all chores, we will avoid it whenever we can.
To calculate how large a water tank you need, go over how many cups of coffee you need to make at home or the office in one day, and then triple it. If you need to refill the water tank more than once to reach that amount, then it’s too small.
As important as size options, strength options are vital if you aim to satisfy any or all types of coffee drinkers who might use this machine. The standard and best amount is three – mild, regular, and bold.
Take your budget into consideration in a way that, if you don’t need a big machine with a 90-ounce water tank, you shouldn’t get it. Do the equation we mentioned before to avoid simply going for the bigger machine instead of getting the right coffee machine.