Product Review: Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System



If you're like me, you spend a fortune on coffee every morning. I had a coffee pot, but brewing a pot for one cup was annoying because I would spend more time washing the pot than drinking the coffee. A few of my friends have Keurig machines and I knew they were convenient but I wasn't sure about the price. It's a lot more than the $10 machine I got at Walmart during college.

I thought that my readers might be interested in the Keurig machine, so I got my hands on the Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System to review. Now that I have been using the machine, I can honestly say that it's worth the money. While the machine itself is about $100, you can get it cheaper through sales and coupons. I've seen prices as low as $60 for the machine and $80 for a machine with extra K-cups.

While the other models of Keurig machines have an attached water tank, the Mini only brews one cup at a time and therefore only holds a maximum of ten ounces of water. The nice part of this is that it takes up much less space and there's no tank of stagnate water sitting there.  You also don't need to purchase accessories like a filter because there is no tank. The downside is that if you are planning to make multiple cups (or have guests over) you must wait three minutes for each cup.

I really like the convenience of this machine and how little space it takes on my counter. In fact, the boxes of K-cups I have actually take up more space than the machine. This small machine would be great for a small apartment, dorm room, or personal office (not for use in the breakroom). It's extremely simple to use and the coffee comes out tasting consistent every time. I like that the MINI Plus allows you to brew three different size cups. If you have a smaller cup, you can brew just six ounces, while for a larger cup you can brew up to ten ounces.

My only negative comment regarding the Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System is that you can't fit a travel mug or glass under the brewer. This means that if you want to take it to go or pour it over ice, you must first brew into a mug and then transfer it to your chosen cup. The drip tray can be removed, but it's still not enough room for my travel mugs.

When you average out the per cup cost, K-cups are not expensive. In fact, the highest price I've seen is 14 k-cups for $11.99 which averages to about $0.86 per cup. When you add in coupons and cheaper brands, you can get it as low as $15 for two boxes of 18 which is $0.41 per cup. I've also seen Office Depot offer 100% back in rewards on K-cups making them as low as free.

Disclaimer: I received a free Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System to write this product review. I did not receive any additional compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.


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