Category: K-Cup Brewers

Keurig K-Elite vs. K-Select – Which Do You Buy?

I talked about the Keurig K-Select model in a previous post and mentioned that it was a direct competitor to the Keurig K55 (K-Classic). The K-Elite is another model was released around the same time as the K-Select. The shiny and sleek design catches your eye right away, but that’s not all there is to it. The K-Elite is a step up from both K-Select and K-Classic, just keep on reading to find out how they’re different…

Features of Keurig K-Elite K-Cup Brewer:

  • Compatible with all K-Cup pods: branded, non-branded and refillable pods.
  • Brews five cup sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz.
  • Strong Brew option for increasing the strength of your coffee brew.
  • Iced Setting: brew over ice without losing the full flavor of your coffee.
  • Programmable settings: auto on/off, clock, temperature control and high altitude settings.
  • How Water on Demand: hot water always ready for instant meals or soups.
  • Water reservoir capacity: 75 oz.
  • Easy to use control buttons with small display for programming/displaying clock.
  • Premium brushed finish with metal accents gives the machine a more modern look.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K-Elite, read the customer reviews and buy it.

K-Elite K vs. K-Elite C, Is There a Difference?

You might find the K-Elite available under two names, K-Elite K or K-Elite C. There is no actual difference in the machine itself, but what’s bundled with it:

  • The K-Elite K includes a pack of 6 K-Cup pods, a water filter hand and a water filter cartridge.
  • K-Elite C includes: 15 K-Cup pods, My K-Cup refillable filter, water filter handle and one water filter cartridge.

Video Review of the K-Elite:

Keurig K-Elite Pod Compatibility:

K-Elite model, like the K-Select and K-Classic, allows you to brew any type of K-Cup pod, including refillable pods. However, it’s not compatible with pods made for Keurig 2.0 that are labeled K-Mug or K-Carafe, since those are bigger and designed differently.

How Is K-Elite Different Than Other Keurig Brewers?

K-Elite vs. Keurig K575:

  • K575 is a Keurig 2.0 brewer, so it’s in a different category than the K-Elite.
  • Keurig 2.0 machines are designed to brew single cups, mugs and carafe sizes.
  • They use branded K-Cup pods as well as refillable pods.
  • Available pods for Keurig K575: K-Cup, K-Mug and K-Carafe.
  • Serving sizes vary from 6 oz to 16 oz for a cup/mug, and 30 oz for a carafe.
  • K575 uses a colored touchscreen for controls. You can use the screen to adjust size, strength and temperature of your drink.
  • K575 has a large 80 oz water reservoir.

Which do you choose?

  • The Keurig K575 is for anyone who wants to brew a single cup or a full carafe. The fact that it can only brew branded K-Cups can limit your options, but you can still use My K-Cup refillable filter (also available from other brands).
  • If you don’t need to brew a full carafe, the K-Elite should be enough. It has many of K575’s best features (strong brew, temperature control, hot water on demand), yet, it still only brews single-serve cups. And the best part is that it’s compatible with all available K-Cup pods.

Click here to read our full guide and comparisons of Keurig K575

K-Elite vs. K-Select:

The K-Select, like the K-Elite, has some really good features, but it lacks the ‘next-level’ features that the K-Elite packs:

  • For serving sizes: K-Elite has five cup sizes (4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz) while K-Select has four (6, 8, 10 and 12 oz).
  • Both models have Strong Brew option for increasing the strength of your drink.
  • Temperature control is only available in K-Elite, and it allows you to brew between 187-192 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Iced setting is only available in K-Elite, too. You can still brew over ice using all Keurig brewers, of course. But the idea behind the Iced setting is that is brews a more concentrated drink so when the ice starts melting, your drink does not taste watered down.
  • Programmability is a feature of K-Elite that the K-Select does not have. Using the clock on the K-Elite, you can set it to go on or off at a certain time. The K-Select has auto off option only, which is an energy saving feature.
  • The water reservoir on the K-Elite is 75 oz and 52 oz on the K-Select.

Which do you choose?

If temperature control and auto on are important to you, then it’ll make sense to go for the K-Elite. If you’re not fussy about the exact temperature of your coffee and don’t need the extra programmability, the K-Select is a great option.

Click here to read the full guide on the Keurig K-Select.

K-Elite vs. K55:

K55 (K-Classic) is quite comparable to the K-Select. So, what you read in the previous comparison applies here. The K-Classic still lacks some of the K-Select features though:

  • It only has three serving sizes: 6, 8 and 10 oz.
  • It does not have the Strong Brew option.

The K-Elite is quite a step-up from both the K-Select and K-Elite. But when you choose between them, it always comes down to what you need in a brewer.

Click here to read the full guide on Keurig K55.

K-Elite vs. Ninja Coffee Bar System:

The Ninja Coffee Bar is an entirely different system than Keurig K-Elite (than all Keurig machines, really). Ninja’s Coffee Bar is available as a single serve or a carafe system, but what sets it apart is that it’s more like a traditional coffee maker, in the sense that it only uses coffee ground to make coffee (no pods, whatsoever). Also, it only makes coffee, unlike a Keurig, which can make a lot of other drinks, too.

If the Ninja Coffee Bar is of interest to you, then you can read our full guide on it here.

Review of Keurig K-Cafe Single Serve Coffee, Latte and Cappuccino Maker

I’ve always seen questions from customers asking whether Keurig machines can make Latte and Cappuccino drinks. My answer was always that you could make a latte or cappuccino using a K-Cup pod for those drinks, however, those are always packed with artificial ingredients and crazy amount of sugar. They’re never as fresh as coffee house quality.

The answer to that question has changed now with the release of Keurig K-Cafe, a single serve coffee maker that can make coffee as well as specialty drinks. It even has a built-in milk frother, so now you can create your own coffee, cappuccino and latte without the addition of unhealthy ingredients.

What Is Keurig K-Cafe and How Does It Work?

K-Cafe is a single-serve coffee maker that works like any previous Keurig machine. It uses K-Cup pods to brew a cup of coffee in minutes. But new features have been added to this model to make it perfect for Latte and Cappuccino lovers:

  • It can make an espresso-like concentrate for making specialty coffee drinks.
  • It has a built-in milk frother for heating and frothing fresh milk. It prepares cold froth for iced coffee drinks, too.

This is the first time Keurig makes a coffee maker of this kind. And of course, like any other Keurig, you can still use the K-Cafe to make other drinks like tea, hot chocolate, hot cider and more!

Features of Keurig K-Cafe:

  • Make coffee, cappuccino, latte and many other drinks using K-Cup pods.
  • Brews cup sizes: 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz for coffee.
  • Special SHOT size for preparing a coffee shot to use for specialty coffee drinks.
  • Strong Brew options steeps your coffee longer for a bolder taste.
  • Easy to use button controls
  • Water reservoir capacity: 60 oz.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K-Cafe, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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What Pods Are Compatible with Keurig K-Cafe?

K-Cafe is compatible with any type of K-Cup pod, including refillable My K-Cup pods (Sold separately). This gives you the option to choose from a really wide range of pods, as well as your favorite coffee ground.

Does K-Cafe Make Espresso?

Espresso is the base of every specialty coffee drinks. To be made authentically, it requires the machine to have a high pressure pump to make it. Since a Keurig does not have that, it uses low pressure to make 2 oz coffee concentrate that is similar to espresso. This is a similar method to Ninja’s Coffee Bar system.

How Does the K-Cafe Frother Work?

The frother has a base that is built into the machine, so it uses the same plug as the machine to run. The jug of the frother is detachable, so you can pick it up to pour the milk into your cup. Using the button controls, you can choose Cap, Latte or Cold:

  • Cappuccino option should create a denser foam,
  • while the Latte option makes a more creamy and less foamy milk.
  • Cold is for iced drinks, so the frother will only froth the milk without heating it.

You can use any type of milk you choose: full fat, half and half, skimmed or any type of milk alternatives (almond, rice, soy milk and so on). But do note that the results in froth will vary, since not all milk types foam the same way.

The milk frothing jug is dishwasher safe.

Keurig K-Cafe vs. K-Classic (K55), Keurig 2.0 and Keurig Mini, How Is It Different?

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TitleKeurig K-Cafe Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker, Makes Your Favorite Latte and Cappuccino Beverages, Comes with Dishwasher Safe Milk Frother, Strong Brew and Coffee Shot Capability, Dark CharcoalKeurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, BlackKeurig K-Select Coffee Maker, Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Machine, Matte BlackKeurig K15 Single Serve Compact K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, BlackKeurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and hot water on demand, Platinum
FeatureCOFFEE, LATTES & CAPPUCCINOS: Use any K-Cup pod to brew coffee, or make delicious lattes and cappuccinos.
COFFEE SHOT FOR SPECIALTY DRINKS: Press the SHOT button to brew a concentrated shot of coffee from your favorite K-Cup pod to make delicious hot or iced lattes and cappuccinos.
DISHWASHER SAFE FROTHER: Froth fresh milk, including skim, soy, and almond. The frother is dishwasher safe for easy clean up after use.
STRONG BREW: Increase the strength and bold taste of your coffee.
4 CUP SIZES: 6, 8, 10, and 12oz.
SIMPLE BUTTON CONTROLS: Just insert any K-Cup pod and use the button controls to brew delicious coffee, or make hot or iced lattes and cappuccinos.
LARGE 60oz WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 6 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
SMART START: Your coffee maker heats, then brews in one simple process. No need to wait for it to heat before selecting your cup size.
ENERGY EFFICIENT: Programmable auto off feature automatically turns your brewer off 2 hours after the last brew for energy savings.
TRAVEL MUG FRIENDLY: Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.2" tall and is top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
The Classic Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker. Includes 4 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 water filters to help your beverages taste their best
Brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) - the most popular K-Cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6oz brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
A large 48 oz. water reservoir allows you to brew 6+ cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
Simple button controls make it easy to brew your favorite beverage. Just insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and brew a fresh, great-tasting cup in under a minute
Dispense hot water only by opening and closing the brewer handle (without a pod), and selecting your desired brew size. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your brewer after it has been idle for two hours, helping to save energy
The Keurig K-Select Single Serve Coffee Maker includes a bonus 6-count K-Cup pod variety pack, one water filter handle, and one filter to help ensure your beverages taste their absolute best.
Brews multiple cup sizes: (6, 8, 10, 12 oz.). Enjoy the most popular cup sizes all with quiet brew technology, minimizing noise during use.
Strong brew: kicks up your coffee's strength and intensity.Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.4 inches tall
Simple button controls: just insert a Pod, select your desired cup size, and brew a great-tasting cup in under a minute.
Large 52 oz. Water reservoir: allows you to brew 5 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
Brewer maintenance reminder: alerts you when it is time to Descale your Coffee maker. Descaling is an important process that removes built-up calcium deposits, ensuring the best-tasting brew possible.
Small and compact; easily fits in tight spaces.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) - the most popular K-Cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6oz brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
There is no water reservoir, which helps with portability - just add the exact amount of fresh water that you need for each brew. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
Simple button controls make it easy to brew your favorite beverage. Just insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and brew a fresh, great-tasting cup in under two minutes
Available in multiple fun colors to complement a variety of décor
Automatically turns off after 90 seconds of inactivity, helping to save energy
The ultimate Keurig coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 80oz water reservoir allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to, and on the K575, you can choose from several different nightlight colors to illuminate your kitchen at night.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it (Carafe sold separately)
Strength Control: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
Hot Water on Demand: Press the hot water on demand button and select your desired brew size in order to dispense hot water. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
An extra-large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
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Each of these models has its own pros and cons, and has its own features that make it special. What sets the K-Cafe apart is its ability to make specialty coffee drinks in addition to regular coffee and other hot beverages.

Using the other machines, in order to make a Cappuccino or Latte, you could have used a Cappuccino or Latte K-Cup pod, which is quite similar to those instant drink packets that include ingredients like sugar, oils, glucose syrup and loads of unhealthy ingredients. Using the K-Cafe, you can finally make a cappuccino or latte using coffee and fresh milk and adding your own ingredients.

The K-Cafe model can make:

  • Coffee and hot beverages in brew sizes: 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz.
  • Shot size for specialty drinks makes concentrated 2 oz of coffee as a base for your drink.
  • Built-in milk frother heats and froths milk. It also creates cold froth.

What K-Carafe does NOT do:

Who Should Buy Keurig K-Cafe? Is It The Right Choice For You?

This Keurig model is aimed at anyone who loves their K-Cup pod but wants to make specialty coffee drinks, too. You’ll be able to make your favorite specialty drinks while controlling what you add to it. No more artificial or high calorie ingredients (well, unless you want to add them yourself!). The milk frother is a great addition to the machine. It heats and froths your milk for you, and you’re free to choice the type of milk you want.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K-Cafe, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K-Select Review and Comparison To K55 (K-Classic)


Keurig K-Select is a new addition to the Keurig family (added 2018). Like we’ve always known, Keurig are always quick on their feet when it comes to responding to their customers feedback. They offer the carafe option in Keurig 2.0 machines for anyone who wanted more than just a cup, made the machines compatible with refillable pods to avoid the DRM issues that customers didn’t like, and now, in K-Select machines, they added the biggest feature customers have requested in their single-serve machines, which is a new serving size.

Let’s have a look at the features of Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker:

  • Single-serve Keurig brewer, compatible with all K-Cup pods including branded, non-branded and refillable pods.
  • Brews multiple sizes: 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz.
  • Strong Brew option for making your coffee taste bolder and stronger.
  • Accommodates different cup sizes, including travel mugs up to 7″ tall.
  • Button controls, with a dedicated button for each cup size, as well as Strong Brew.
  • Brews fresh cup of coffee in under a minute.
  • Removable large 52 oz water reservoir.
  • Indicators for adding water and brewer maintenance.
  • Available in three colors.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K-Select, read the customer reviews and buy it.

What Is New In Keurig K-Select?

This new model is most comparable to the Keurig K55 in looks and features. The K55 is now called K-Classic, so if you read the name, you know which model it refers to.

Additional Cup Size:

The biggest difference in the K-Select model is the fact that it can brew an additional cup size, which is 12 oz. K-Classic, as well as older models of single-serve brewers by Keurig, only brew up to 10 oz. Only Keurig 2.0 brewers were able to brew larger sizes.  So now with the K-Select, you can get a single-serve K-Cup brewer that can brew 12 oz and accommodates travel mugs.

Design:

Keurig also updated the design of K-Select to make it more sleek and modern. Control buttons remain the same, to keep it simple and complicated to use. Need a cup? Just press on the size you want, and that’s that.

Design difference doesn’t stop at looks though. Keurig has also changed the material finish on the K-Select to make it more resistant to fignerprint smudges, and it has a matte finish, too.

Reservoir:

Keurig did not add an additional cup size without increasing the water reservoir. Naturally, the water tank on the K-Select is larger than its counterparts. It has the capacity of 52 oz, you should get five cups out of it before having to refill.

Strong Brew:

This is actually a great addition to a classic Keurig model like K-Select. Before, this feature was only available on premium Keurig 2.0 machines, and maybe some K-Cup brewers from other brands. The Strong Brew option allows the coffee in your K-Cup to steep longer before being dispensed into your cup. This kicks up the taste of your coffee into a bolder and more flavorful cup.

K-Select vs. K-Classic (K55), What’s The Difference?

Like mentioned above, the biggest competitor to the K-Select is in fact, K55 classic brewer. So, how do they compare to each other?

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TitleKeurig K-Select Coffee Maker, Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Machine, Matte BlackKeurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black
FeatureThe Keurig K-Select Single Serve Coffee Maker includes a bonus 6-count K-Cup pod variety pack, one water filter handle, and one filter to help ensure your beverages taste their absolute best.
Brews multiple cup sizes: (6, 8, 10, 12 oz.). Enjoy the most popular cup sizes all with quiet brew technology, minimizing noise during use.
Strong brew: kicks up your coffee's strength and intensity.Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.4 inches tall
Simple button controls: just insert a Pod, select your desired cup size, and brew a great-tasting cup in under a minute.
Large 52 oz. Water reservoir: allows you to brew 5 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
Brewer maintenance reminder: alerts you when it is time to Descale your Coffee maker. Descaling is an important process that removes built-up calcium deposits, ensuring the best-tasting brew possible.
The Classic Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker. Includes 4 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 water filters to help your beverages taste their best
Brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) - the most popular K-Cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6oz brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
A large 48 oz. water reservoir allows you to brew 6+ cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
Simple button controls make it easy to brew your favorite beverage. Just insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and brew a fresh, great-tasting cup in under a minute
Dispense hot water only by opening and closing the brewer handle (without a pod), and selecting your desired brew size. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your brewer after it has been idle for two hours, helping to save energy
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Serving Sizes:

K-Select has the additional serving size of 12 oz, which K55 does not have. So K-Select offers four serving sizes in total, while the K55 offers three.

Water Reservoir:

K-Select has capacity of 52 oz. K55 has 48oz.

Cup Size Accommodation:

Both models have a removable drip tray that allows you to accommodate travel mugs up to 7″ tall.

K-Cup Pod Compatibility:

Both models are able to accommodate all type of K-Cup brands and refillable pods.

Strong Brew Option:

This option is only available on the K-Select.

Should You Buy Keurig K-Select? Is It Worth It?

K-Select is the option option for someone who is looking for a single-serve K-Cup brewer that is simple and straightforward. Nothing fancy and nothing high-tech. It’s a simple push button operation and you’ve got yourself a fresh cup of coffee (or any other drink in the form of K-Cup really!). The fact that it can now brew 12 oz is very convenient, and something that a lot of Keurig fans wanted for a long time. And for its price, K-Select makes a really good purchase.

Video Review of Keurig K-Select:

BUNN MCU Single Cup Coffee Maker – How It Compares to Keurig and Cuisinart

When it comes to single-serve coffee makers, many users look for versatility as an important feature of their coffee maker. This is perhaps one of the reasons Keurig coffee makers are popular, it’s due to its versatility in brewing coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks from a large selection of brands. But Keurig isn’t the only coffee maker that has this feature. In fact, there are a few coffee maker brands that do the same. And in today’s post, we’re focusing on BUNN MCU Multi-Use coffee maker, and you’ll be surprised to see that it is even more versatile than many other machines!

Features of BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Coffee Maker:

  • Single serve brewer than serves a minimum of 4 oz and up to 14 oz.
  • Brew using K-Cup pods, ground coffee, soft pods, tea bags or loose tea.
  • Brews a cup in under a minute.
  • Pulse Brew option allows you to brew a bolder cup of coffee.
  • Includes from inserts (drawers) for each brewing type:
    • Cup drawer for K-Cups.
    • Ground Coffee drawer can be used for ground coffee or loose tea.
    • Soft Pod drawer which can be used for soft coffee pods, tea pods or tea bags.
    • Hot water drawer for hot water on demand.
  • No water reservoir, simply fill up the water tank before each use with the desired amount.

Click here to learn more about BUNN MCU Single Cup coffee maker, read the customer reviews and buy it.

BUNN MCU vs. Keurig, How Are They Different?

To be as fair as possible, we’re comparing the BUNN MCU to the Keurig K15 Mini, which is the most comparable to the BUNN MCU since both are compact and they type that don’t have a reservoir but can be filled up with water at each brew cycle.

Overall, Keurig can brew K-Cup pods which include coffee K-pods, tea K-pods, hot chocolate and other beverages. It can also brew ground coffee using refillable K-cup filters (which you purchase separately). Unlike BUNN MCU, it does not brew soft pods, tea bags or loose tea. Also, another feature that is missing from the K15 is strength control. With the BUNN MCU, you can use Pulse Brew feature to make a bolder cup of coffee.

And if serving sizes is important to you, using the K15 you’ll be able to brew 10 oz max. With the BUNN MCU, you can brew up to 14 oz.

Features of the Keurig K15:

  • Compact single-serve K-Cup brewer.
  • Brews serving sizes 6 oz , 8 oz and 10 oz.
  • Fill up with water tank with fresh water at every brew.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K15, read the customer reviews and buy it.

BUNN MCU vs. Cuisinart SS-5 Single-Serve Coffee Maker:

Another contender to the BUNN MCU is Cuisinart. Although they are not entirely comparable, yet many people feel like they want to choose between them.

The Cuisinart SS-5 is a K-Cup brewer, so it works just like a Keurig coffee maker. It brews K-cup pods of any kind, including refillable ones. In fact, it includes a refillable cup so you don’t have to purchase one separately.

Unlike the BUNN MCU, this Cuisinart has a reservoir with 40 oz capacity. This means you don’t have to fill up the reservoir at each brew.

As for serving sizes, the Cuisinart SS-5 brews 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz servings, with a button dedicated for each cup size.

Features of Cuisinart SS-5:

  • K-Cup brewer by Cuisinart.
  • Brews cup sizes 6, 8 and 10 oz.
  • Removable water reservoir with 40 oz capacity.
  • Includes a refillable K-Cup filter for brewing ground coffee.
  • Also includes a charcoal water filter.

Click here to learn more about Cuisinart SS-5, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Which Model Do You Choose?

Between these three models, our favorite is definitely BUNN’s MCU. Here’s why:

  • It brews up to 14 oz of coffee. This is the largest serving either of these models has to offer, and it’s a serving size that any one who drinks from a travel mug will appreciate.
  • It is the most versatile for sure. Although they all brew K-Cup and ground coffee (using refillable K-Cup filters),  BUNN MCU is the only model that includes inserts for all brewing types includes K-Cups, ground coffee or loose tea, soft pods and hot water on demand. Meaning, you don’t have to purchase any additional accessories separately.
  • It has strength control feature. Using Pulse Brew, you can make your coffee brew stronger.
  • the MCU has stainless steel casing with some plastic parts, unlike the other models that have plastic housing. This makes it more durable to use and clean.

Click here to learn more about BUNN MCU Single Cup coffee maker, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Which To Choose Between Mr. Coffee vs Keurig for K-Cups

In a previous post where we talked about best rated K-Cup brewers that are not by Keurig, Mr. Coffee Brewer had to be on the list. It is very similar to Keurig’s K55 model, another popular brewer. So similar, in fact, that it makes you wonder why to choose one over the other and which would be the best choice. And that’s what we’re here to find out!

Features of Mr.Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer BVMC-KG6-001:

  • Brew any K-Cup pod for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more.
  • Compatible with all K-Cup pods for Classic Keurig brewers, including reusable filters. Works with any K-Cup brand.
  • Removable 40 oz water reservoir.
  • Choose from 3 cup sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz.
  • Removable drip tray allows you to place travel mugs under coffee spout.

Click here to learn more about Mr Coffee K-Cup Brewer, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Features of Keurig K55 Coffee Maker:

  • Classic Keurig brewer that is compatible with all K-Cup pods (Keurig branded and non-Keurig branded).
  • Removable, large 48oz water reservoir.
  • Choose from 3 serving sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz and 10 oz.
  • Includes 4 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 water filters.
  • My K-Cup refillable pod filter is available as a separate purchase.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K55, read the customer reviews and buy it.

What Is The Difference Between Mr. Coffee and Keurig K55 Brewers?

You’ve probably noticed by now, the two brewers have the same brew sizes and brew the same K-Cups. So is there any actual difference between them?

Well, there are slight differences that could make your experience better and swift your decision for one over the other:

  • The Keurig K55 has a slightly larger water reservoir. 8 oz larger to be exact (48 oz vs 40 oz). This means you get about one extra brew from K55 over Mr Coffee’s before refilling.
  • Keurig K55 has a Descale indicator that lets you know when it is time to clean your machine. An ‘Add Water’ indicator is available on both machines.
  • Last but not least, the K55 comes with a sample pack of 6 K-Cups to get you started. And it includes water filters that ensures you’re using the best filtered water for your coffee. Mr Coffee provides a pack of 5 K-Cups, but does not come with water filters.

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Ninja Single Serve Coffee Bar System vs. Keurig, How Do They Compare?

Ninja Coffee Bar is a complete coffee brewing system that makes an array of serving sizes including full carafe, half carafe and single serve. We’ve already compared Ninja’s full coffee maker to Keurig 2.0. However, since we like to focus on single-serve coffee makers on our website, we’re going to be talking about a specific model of Ninja Coffee Bar, CF112, which is a pod-free single serve coffee maker.

If you enjoy different kinds of coffee drinks, you might find the Ninja Coffee Bar System to be quite worth having.

Features of Ninja Coffee Bar (CF112):

  • Single serve coffee maker using ground coffee, no pods required.
  • Multiple serving sizes: Cup, XL Cup, Travel Cup and Multi-serve.
  • Brews hot and cold coffee.
  • Brew types: Classic brew, Rich Brew, Over Ice, Specialty (concentrated) and Cafe Forte.
  • Built-in frother allows you to create creamy froth for specialty coffee drinks like Cappuccino or Latte.
  • Includes a 22 oz To-Go tumbler.

Click here to learn more about Ninja Coffee Bar Single-serve system, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Explaining Brew Types and Size Serving of Ninja Coffee Bar Single-Serve System:

One of the best features of Ninja Coffee Bar is the variety of coffee brew types it can make. It has 5 brew types, to be specific:

  • Classic Brew: a classic, balanced and smooth cup of coffee.
  • Rich Brew: a balanced flavor, like the Classic, but with more intensity for those who prefer a stronger flavor.
  • Over-Ice: designed especially to make hot coffee brewed over ice, but never tastes watered-down.
  • Specialty: If you want to make a specialty coffee drink, this option makes you a coffee concentrate (4oz) that is very strong in taste to resemble a shot of espresso that is traditionally used for these type of drinks.
  • Cafe Forte: a Ninja exclusive, this brew type makes a full-bodied and complex coffee brew. It makes 8 oz of coffee, so this is a perfect option for someone who prefers a strong brew.

As for cup sizes and servings, Ninja includes the following table in the manual for approximate coffee volume for each brew type:

Ninja Coffee Bar vs. Keurig, What’s The Difference?

Again, we’re here comparing Ninja Coffee Bar CF112 the Single-serve to the Keurig, which is possibly the most popular single-serve brewer out there.

The biggest difference between Ninja coffee bar and Keurig is

  • Keurig relies on K-cups for its single-serve brewing. Coffee ground can be used with reusable k-cup filters.
  • Ninja is a pod-free system. You don’t need any type of pods to brew coffee, just your favorite coffee ground.

Cup Sizes:

  • When it comes to cup sizes, most Keurig brewers brew up to 10 oz for the classic Keurig brewers or up to 18 oz on the Keurig 2.0 brewers.
  • Ninja Coffee Bar brews up to 18 oz, too.

Brew Type:

  • Classic Keurig brewers don’t have any settings for brew strength. The taste of your coffee will depend on the K-Cup you’re brewing. For Keurig 2.0, and depending on the model, you get brew strength and temperature customization. However, the taste will mostly depend on the type of K-Cup you’re brewing.
  • On the Ninja Coffee Brewing system, you have 5 brew type to choose from. This includes the specialty option for making drinks like lattes or cappuccinos.

You can read our previous guides and comparisons of Keurig coffee makers by following these links: K55, K575, K250, K15.

Which One To Choose?

  • If coffee is all you want to make, then Ninja Coffee Maker is a great choice. It offers a good variety of coffee drinks and serving sizes. And the fact that it uses ground coffee means you won’t have to spend a lot of money on any special kind of pods.
  • If you enjoy a variety of hot or cold drinks, then a Keurig is considered a good choice since it is a ‘beverage center’ rather than just a coffee maker. K-Cups are available in a wide selection of brands and drinks like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Hot Cider and a lot more.

Common Questions:

– Can I Use Keurig K-Cups or other Coffee Pods with Ninja Coffee Bar?

No, Ninja Coffee bar only uses coffee ground.

– Does Ninja Coffee Bar Make Lattes?

Yes, using the Speciality brew option in combination with the built-in frother, you can create a delicious and creamy cup of latte.

– Does Ninja Coffee Bar Grind Coffee Beans?

No, Ninja Coffee Bar does not have a built-in grinder. You’ll have to grind your beans before use. Medium grind is recommended by Ninja.

– Can You Make Tea Using Ninja Coffee Bar?

No, Ninja is a strictly coffee maker. Unlike Keurig which can make tea using any tea K-Cup.

Click here to learn more about Ninja Coffee Bar Single-serve system, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Which K-Cup Brewers Have Hot Water on Demand?

One of the best things about having a single-serve brewer is the fact that it provides hot water almost instantly. Hot Water on Demand as a feature is only available in very few K-Cup brewers, may they be from Keurig or other brands. It is perfect for use when you want to prepare an instant meal, a tea bag (instead of a pod), a packet of hot chocolate or more. The machine will heat up the water in a single-serving quicker than a boiler or even a microwave.

How To Get Hot Water on Demand From Classic Keurig Machines:

If you have an older Keurig model (a Classic model like the K55 for example), the easiest way to get hot water on demand would be to simply NOT insert a pod and hit the brew button while the slot is empty. However, be prepared that the water will most likely not come clean, but with some residue of coffee. So, you’re recommended to dispense some water to clear the residue, then dispense the amount of hot water you want.

Which K-Cup Brewers Have Hot Water on Demand Feature?

Out of the Keurig 2.0 line, only the K575 has Hot Water on Demand feature. Selecting this feature from the menu allows you to dispense hot water in your selected size of serving, starting at 4 oz and up to 12 oz. The K575 also allows you to select from a variety of temperatures, which is something that other Keurig 2.0 machines don’t have. Read our comprehensive guide on the K575 here.

Click here to learn more about Keurig K575, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker:

K-Elite is a classic Keurig brewer with high-end features. It’s top of the line when it comes to Keurig’s classic line with five brewing cup sizes (4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz) as well as hot water on demand. It also has features like temperature control, programmable auto on/off, ICED setting, strong brew and more. And the best part about it? It is compatible with all K-Cup pods!

Click here to learn more about K-Elite, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Cuisinart SS-10 Premium Single Serve Coffee Maker:

This brewer by Cuisinart can brew classic K-Cups as well as new (no DRM like the Keurig 2.0). Although it’s not a new machine, it is packed with great features. One of these features, of course, is Hot Water on Demand. The SS-10 allows you to brew cups up to 12 oz and select your brew or hot water temperature.

Click here to learn more about the Cuisinart SS-10, read the customer reviews and buy it.

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Keurig Classic vs. Plus, Is There a Difference Between Them?

What Is Keurig Classic Series?

These are original Keurig models that accept all kind of K-Cup cups. Many Keurig models have been discontinued but are still sold.

Pros of Keurig Classic Series:

  • Easy to use. Simple button controls and no special programmability.
  • No DRM on K-Cup pod. You can use any type of K-Cup pods.

Cons of Keurig Classic Series:

  • No customization. You can’t customize the strength or temperature of your coffee.
  • Less cup sizes: the largest cup you can brew is 10 oz.

Keurig Classic Series Machines:

Keurig lists two models as Keurig Classic Series brewers:

Keurig K55 (also known as K-Classic): a simple to use machine with 3 cup-sizes (6, 8 and 10 oz), 48 oz water reservoir and easy button controls. It has no special programmability, so it’s perfect for anyone looking for a great cup of K-Cup without any extra features.

Keurig K15 Mini: This is a portable and small coffee maker, perfect for personal use. It has no water reservoir, but instead, a water tank that you fill for every use. It brews 3-cup sizes and has a single Brew button operation. It doesn’t get any simpler than the K15.

Reviews and Comparisons of Keurig Classic Coffee Makers:

New Additions to Keurig 2018, K-Select and K-Elite:

Keurig has added two new models to their range of coffee makers. These models have been slightly redesigned to look more modern, but more importantly, they have a new cup size which the other Classic brewers don’t have. And luckily, the K-Select and K-Elite are compatible with all K-Cup pods including refillable filters.

Keurig K-Select: the new model is a direct competitor to the K55 brewer. First thing you notice about it is that it has a more sleek design. K-Select can brew four cup sizes, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz, and it has a 52 oz water reservoir, which is bigger than K55’s 48 oz.  This model also has a Strong Brew option that brews your coffee with a stronger and bolder taste.

Keurig K-Elite: This is the next-level model with features similar to Keurig 2.0 brewers (except for brewing a carafe), it has 5 cup sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz, Strong brew setting, ICED setting for making iced beverages without losing flavor, and it has hot water on demand, perfect for making instant meals and soups. It also has a timer for auto on/off, temperature control, strong brew setting and high altitude setting. The generous water reservoir of 75 oz is enough for brewing up to 8 cups before the need to refill.

Keurig K-Classic (K55) vs. K-Select, What’s The Difference?

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TitleKeurig K-Select Coffee Maker, Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Machine, Matte BlackKeurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black
FeatureThe Keurig K-Select Single Serve Coffee Maker includes a bonus 6-count K-Cup pod variety pack, one water filter handle, and one filter to help ensure your beverages taste their absolute best.
Brews multiple cup sizes: (6, 8, 10, 12 oz.). Enjoy the most popular cup sizes all with quiet brew technology, minimizing noise during use.
Strong brew: kicks up your coffee's strength and intensity.Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.4 inches tall
Simple button controls: just insert a Pod, select your desired cup size, and brew a great-tasting cup in under a minute.
Large 52 oz. Water reservoir: allows you to brew 5 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
Brewer maintenance reminder: alerts you when it is time to Descale your Coffee maker. Descaling is an important process that removes built-up calcium deposits, ensuring the best-tasting brew possible.
The Classic Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker. Includes 4 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 water filters to help your beverages taste their best
Brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) - the most popular K-Cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6oz brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
A large 48 oz. water reservoir allows you to brew 6+ cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
Simple button controls make it easy to brew your favorite beverage. Just insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and brew a fresh, great-tasting cup in under a minute
Dispense hot water only by opening and closing the brewer handle (without a pod), and selecting your desired brew size. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your brewer after it has been idle for two hours, helping to save energy
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As we mentioned, K-Select and K-Classic (K55) are competitive models, so how are they different and which of them do you choose?

  • First difference is, cup sizes. The K-Select has four cup size options, largest being 12 oz, which has always been requested by Keurig customers. K55 has three cup size options, 10 oz is the largest.
  • The water tank capacity of K-Select is bigger, 52 oz vs. 48 oz on the K55.
  • Strong Brew setting is available on the K-Select but not on the K55.
  • Design wise, K-Select has an updated look and is made of materials that is fingerprint resistant so it looks cleaner than K55 even after heavy use.

We do recommend the K-Select over the K-Classic for its new 12 oz cup serving and Strong Brew option. It does look quite nicer, too, which is always a plus!

What Is Keurig Plus Series?

Plus Series is another name for Keurig 2.0 Brewers. These Keurig coffee makers come packed with a lot of features and programmability that make you tweak your coffee to your taste.

Pros and features of Keurig Plus Series Special:

  • Cup sizes and Carafe: K-Cups for Keurig 2.0 are available in 3 sizes: K-Cup, K-Mug and K-Carafe. These sizes allow you to brew into a cup, a mug, a travel mug or a carafe that is full-bodied and always delicious.
  • Strength and Temperature Settings: you can choose the strength of your brew and choose from different temperature settings.
  • Automatic Settings: upon inserting a pod, the machine can read a label on it that will automatically adjust the settings to the best parameters for that pod. Of course, you can always change the settings to your liking.
  • Touch Screen: All that programmability… it must be difficult to use a Keurig Plus Series? Not at all! All settings are done by pressing a touch screen and guided instructions. The touchscreen varies in sizes and whether it’s black and white or colored depending on the model.

Cons of Keurig Plus Series:

  • DRM on Pods: Keurig Plus Series uses K-Cups made specially for them. Keurig 2.0 pods are still available from most brands, so finding them should not be an issue. Also, the new pod sizes are only available for 2.0 brewers. Also, there are refillable pods available, too.

Keurig Plus Series Machines:

Keurig K250: The smallest and most compact. This 40 oz brewer comes in many fun colors, it has a small black and white touchscreen. For customization, it only offers Strength control, but can still brew all cup, mug and carafe sizes.

Keurig K475: This one comes with a 70 oz water reservoir, and its customizable settings include both Strength and Temperature control. It has a large color touchscreen and comes in three colors.

Keurig K575: The ultimate choice. The K575 is the largest with an 80 oz reservoir. It has an extra large touchscreen (colored), has a nightlight and includes strength and temperature settings. It is available in Black only.

Reviews and Comparisons of Keurig Plus 2.0 Coffee Makers:

Which Should You Choose? Keurig Classic or Keurig Plus?

Here’s the great news, whichever model you choose, you’ll get the same delicious coffee (or other hot beverages!), so you don’t have to worry about coffee quality when making your choice. All Keurig models essentially work the same way. But here’s what to consider:

  • What cup sizes do you want to brew? Do you want to most variety of cup sizes including a travel mug and a carafe? Then a Keurig Plus is a must.
  • If you want control over strength and temperature of your coffee, again, a Keurig Plus is what you need.
  • If you’re not interested in additional cup sizes or strength/temperature control, then a Keurig Classic should be a good choice.

If You’re Upgrading From an Old Keurig:

This is an important note. If you have an old Keurig brewer and you’re thinking about upgrading to a new Keurig, do you choose a Classic or Plus brewer?

If you have a lot of K-Cups at hand from your old Keurig, then do know that these pods will NOT work with a Keurig Plus brewer. So your option is either to giveaway these pods or to go for a Keurig Classic brewer which accept all kind of Keurig pods.

Which Model To Choose?

Now that you’ve decided between Classic or Plus, which model of these lines do you choose?

  • What Reservoir Size Do You Need? this alone will help you with your decision right away, since most differences are in sizes between machines. If you make a lot of coffee cups per day, your obvious choice should be to go for the largest water reservoir.
  • Special Features: customization is a big plus in a coffee maker. It allows you to make your coffee exactly as you like, whether that is in strength or temperature. If these things are important to you, make sure you pick a model that has them.

Keurig Classic vs. Elite, What Is The Difference?

The model name Keurig Elite comes up quite often when mentioning Keurig Classic. What exactly is Elite and how does it compare to Keurig Classic?

Elite is actually the old and discontinued model. It works exactly like the Classic, but since it first came out, it’s been revamped and now it is known as the Keurig Classic. You’ll notice that some stores or websites still sell Elite models, and perhaps you can save a few bucks by buying one, but you’re definitely not getting the best machine. You’ll want the latest model, which is Keurig Classic K55, and it will be worth your extra few dollars.

Why Some Keurig Models Start with K and others Start with B?

Looking at the range of Keurig coffee machines, you’ll notice some models are identical, yet some names start with K and others start with B. Is there a difference here that you should know about?

No, not exactly. These K or B associations in name often come in Classic machines, and there’s no special difference to report here. Whether it’s K or B is, it simply refers to distribution centers, or sometimes UL listings.

Commercial Keurig Coffee Makers, Are They Classic or Plus models?

There are a few reasons people might prefer a commercial Keurig instead of ones that were made for home use. We wrote about it in a previous post. But are they considered Classic or Plus machines?

Keurig commercial machines use the old K-Cups, they only brew 3 to 4 cup sizes and they don’t have an option to brew a carafe. So, although they’re not called that, they’re more in line with Keurig Classic than a Plus.

What Is The Largest Water Reservoir I Can Get on a Keurig? And Which Is The Smallest?

When it comes to home use machines, the largest reservoir you can get is the Keurig 2.0 K575’s 80 oz reservoir. And the smallest is Keurig Classic K15 Mini, which isn’t exactly a ‘reservoir’, but a fill as you brew water tank. There are other options for small water reservoirs from K-Cup brewers made by other brands. You can see our list here.

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Best Keurig Machines For Commercial Use

What Is a Commercial-Use Keurig and How Is It Different Than a Keurig for Home?

Keurig machines are known to be coffee brewers for home use. But did you know there are Keurig coffee makers that have been designed for commercial use?

There are a few types of Commercial use Keurigs, some are designed for office use, service industry, hospitality, and few are even good for the heavy home usage where a household brews over 10 or 20 cups per day. So, it doesn’t really matter where you use your commercial Keurig.

What Makes a Commercial Use Keurig Coffee Maker Special?

  • Powerful and quick. You can brew many cups of coffee faster and back to back.
  • Extra Large water reservoir or direct line water plumping.
  • Some models have automatic K-Cup ejection.
  • Easy to use touchscreen displays.

Best Rated Keurig Commercial Brewing Systems:

Keurig K155 Commercial Brewing System:

  • Fully programmable Keurig brewer best suited for medium use.
  • Programmability includes clock, auto on/off, multi-language and more.
  • Interactive touchscreen display.
  • NSF-Certified. Can be used in the food service industry.
  • Adjustable brewing temperature.
  • Quiet Brew technology.
  • Direct water line plumping available, can can be purchased separately.
  • Extra large 90 oz water reservoir.

Click here to learn more about the Keurig K155 Commercial, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K3000SE Commercial Coffee Brewer:

  • Fully featured Keurig brewer for Large use. Best suited for large businesses.
  • NSF-certified.
  • Features direct water line plumping. No water reservoir.
  • Back to back brewing in under a minute.
  • Choose from 4 cup sizes: 4, 6, 8, and 10 oz.
  • Automatic K-Cup pod ejection with built-in disposal bin.
  • Hot water on demand option with separate spout.
  • Fully programmable including adjustable water temperature.
  • LCD display with buttons control panel.

Click here to learn more about the K3000SE Commercial, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig K145 OfficePRO Commercial Brewer:

  • A small commercial brewer perfect for a small office use or small volume usage.
  • Brews fast in under a minute.
  • 48 oz water reservoir. No direct water line.
  • No programmability. Simply select your options from control panel.
  • Auto off function automatically turns brewer off after two hours of non use.
  • Choose from 3 cup sizes: 6 oz , 8 oz and 10 oz.
  • Not NSF certified, Cannot be used in the food service industry.

Click here to learn more about the K145 OfficePRO, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Keurig Commercial vs. Home: Should You Buy a Commercial Use Keurig Instead of a Home Use One?

If you’re a home user, buying a commercial-grade Keurig makes sense if you have a large household and need the extra large water reservoir or direct water line plumping.

Keurig sells Commercial use brewers for just that intent, which means, Keurig might not honor their warranty if a home use used a commercial brewer. So, it is highly recommended that:

  • If you plan on using a Keurig for service in an office or business, get a commercial use that is designed to withhold the demands of high usage. That would be any Keurig brewer labelled Commercial (which we listed above).
  • If you’re using a Keurig at home, then it is recommended that you get a home-use brewer so you don’t end up breaking your warranty. There are large capacity home brewers like the Keurig 2.0 K575.

Another important thing to keep in mind is, most commercial grade Keurigs are not compatible with refillable K-Cup filters, which is something the home user loves to use.

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Is an iCoffee Brewer Different Than a Keurig Brewer? Here’s Our Comparison…

If you’ve been researching K-Cup brewers for a while, you’ve probably come across a brewer by the name of iCoffee and now you have some questions. That’s understandable, and we got you covered!

In this post, we will talk about the iCoffee Brewer, how it works, if it’s any different than a Keurig and which should you buy.

iCoffee K-Cup Brewer – What Is It and How It Works

If you enjoy your K-Cup coffee but not entirely happy with Keurig’s K-Cup machines, the iCoffee brewer gives you an entirely new experience for brewing a K-Cup.

What makes an iCoffee Brewer special is the brewing technology. iCoffee uses a technology that they call SpinBrew.

What Is SpinBrew Technology?

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With other K-Cup Brewers (Keurig or other brands), the brewer punctures the K-cup pod with a needle, forces the water through the pod and the steeping process begins.

With iCoffee’s SpinBrew, the needle that punctures the coffee pod spins and jets steam to ensure the coffee produced is evenly extracted, hot and smooth.

iCoffee Brewer Models and How They’re Different

iCoffee has three single-serve brewers. All brewers use iCoffee’s SpinBrew technology that spins, steams and stirs coffee inside the coffee pod. They differentiate in size only.

The Opus/Mozart Dial-a-Brew Brewer:

This large 75-oz brewer is perfect for anyone who wants to really customize the size of their coffee cup. It features as easy to use dial that increases/decreases the coffee brew volume by 0.5 oz increments, allows you to brew from size 4 oz up to 12 oz. It has a removable tray for fitting in large mugs and travel mugs.

Click here to learn more about iCoffee Mozart/Opus, read the customer reviews and buy it.

DaVinci OneTouch Brew:

The OneTouch Brew also brews cup sizes from 4 oz to 12 oz, but instead of a dial that increases/decreases in increments, it has individual selection for each cup size: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. It has a 55 oz water reservoir, so it is smaller than the Opus/Mozart model. The OneTouch Brew also has a removable drip tray to accommodate large mugs and travel mugs.

Click here to learn more about iCoffee DaVinci, read the customer reviews and buy it.

Express Pour’n’Brew Brewer:

If you want a compact brewer, this is the model to choose. The Pour’n’Brew does not have a water reservoir, but you simply fill it up fresh for the size and strength you want to brew. It brews sizes 4 oz to 12 oz, like the other iCoffee brewers.

Click here to learn more about iCoffee Express, read the customer reviews and buy it.

So, to recap the differences:

  • The Opus/Mozart model has the largest water reservoir at 75 oz, followed by the DaVinci with 55 oz. The Express you only fill at use, so a fresh cup with every use.
  • The Opus/Mozart has a dial that allows you to increase the brew volume by 0.5oz increments, from 4 oz up to 12 oz. The DaVinci has a dedicated button for each cup size from 4 oz to 12 oz. While the Express brews whatever volume of water you fill in, no brew size selection buttons, and it brews up to 12 oz of coffee.

iCoffee vs. Keurig – How Do They Compare?

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TitleiCoffee RSS500-MOZ 72 oz Mozart Single Serve Coffee Brewer with Spin Brew Technology, Large, BlackiCoffee RSS300-DAV Davinci Single Serve Coffee Brewer with Spin Brew Technology, BlackSingle Serve Express Steam Brew Coffee Maker - RSS100EXPKeurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, BlackKeurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz brew size and hot water on demand, Platinum
FeatureFeatures Spin Brew technology which spins, steams and stirs in the cup while brewing in under a minute
One touch brewing for with dial technology from 4-12 ounces in 1/2 ounce increments
Uses ALL K-style cups including K-Cup, One Cup, Real Cup and EVERY private label cup
Energy Saver mode with Automatic Shut off
Features 72 ounce reservoir, BPA free and has a removable drip tray that accommodates larger mugs
Features Spin Brew technology which spins, steams and stirs in the cup while brewing in under a minute
One touch brewing for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 ounce sizes
Uses ALL K-style cups including K-Cup, One Cup, Real Cup and EVERY private label cup
Energy Saver mode with Automatic Shut off
Features 55 ounce water reservoir and a large removable drip tray that accommodates large mugs
Spin Brew Technology-Spins, steams & stirs inside the cup while brewing in under a minute
Features the exclusive iCoffee Safety Lock
Pour's Brew- Add water for 4, 6, 8 10 or 12 ounce beverage size
cup reusable brewing cup included
BPA Free unit has a removable tray for cleaning, Compact Design fits easily in your kitchen or office. Please refer the User Guide before use.
The Classic Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker. Includes 4 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 water filters to help your beverages taste their best
Brews multiple K-Cup Pod sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) - the most popular K-Cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6oz brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
A large 48 oz. water reservoir allows you to brew 6+ cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
Simple button controls make it easy to brew your favorite beverage. Just insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and brew a fresh, great-tasting cup in under a minute
Dispense hot water only by opening and closing the brewer handle (without a pod), and selecting your desired brew size. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your brewer after it has been idle for two hours, helping to save energy
The ultimate Keurig coffee maker. Includes 6 K-Cup pods and a water filter handle + 2 filters to help your beverages taste their best
A large 80oz water reservoir allows you to brew 10+ cups more before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to, and on the K575, you can choose from several different nightlight colors to illuminate your kitchen at night.
Brews multiple K-Cup pod brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.) and brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30oz) using K-Carafe pods, to give you more coffee when you need it (Carafe sold separately)
Strength Control: A strength control setting allows you to brew a bolder cup using any K-Cup pod brew size. Plus, five temperature settings allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage at your desired temperature
Hot Water on Demand: Press the hot water on demand button and select your desired brew size in order to dispense hot water. A removable drip tray at the base of the brewer catches drips and makes for easy clean-up
An extra-large color touch screen with a digital clock makes it easy to brew a fresh, great tasting cup in under a minute. Plus, program your brewer to turn on or off automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it, and turns off to conserve energy.
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Keurig has a wide range of K-Cup brewers available on the market. Each Keurig brewer comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Just have a look around our website to see the variety of features you can get from Keurig brewers. But despite all that, there’s one major difference between iCoffee and Keurig Brewers, and that’s how the coffee itself is brewed:

  • iCoffee brewers use SpinBrew technology that is exclusive to them. The needle of iCoffee machine that spins, steams and stirs the coffee right inside the K-Cup. iCoffee’s SpinBrew should results in a coffee cup that is hotter and more flavorful due to the even saturates of the coffee ground and steaming of the pod.
  • Keurig’s brewer, like most single-serve coffee brewers, simply pushes water through the K-Cup pod.

On the other hand, there are some things going on for Keurig brewers, too. Especially if we look at Keurig’s 2.0 brewers:

  • Keurig 2.0 can brew single cups up to 18 oz (depending on the model). But all of them can brew up to 12 oz and can brew a full 4 cup carafe. So with a Keurig 2.0, you get a single serve brewer and a carafe brewer.

What Type of K-Cup Pods Do iCoffee and Keurig Brew

    • iCoffee promises to brew any type of K-Cup compatible pods. That includes Keurig’s K-Cups, RealCups, Private label cups and their own refillable pod that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
    • Keurig brewers will brew K-Cup pods from any brand. They also allow you to use refillable pods to use your own coffee ground.

Keurig 2.0 brewers, on the other hand, will only brew K-Cups that are labeled for them. They have a range of pod sizes that are not available for older Keurig brewers:

  • K-Cups that will brew sizes up to 12 oz.
  • K-Mug pod for cups 16 oz to 18 oz.
  • K-Carafe pods for carafe brewing.

These pods include different measurements of coffee ground that correspond to the size you’re brewing, so your cup is never diluted.

Other Comparisons To Consider

Video Reviews

Review of Keurig K575:

Review of iCoffee Mozart/Opus: