Keurig K-Café Review

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Caffeine in the air is alluring for sure. An urge to taste it, especially regarding cappuccinos and lattes, is refutable. And the ease of brewing cappuccinos and lattes at home is like a cherry on top. For this Keurig brewer, Keurig K-Cafe is presented to you. Let’s look at what features and quality this Keurig K-Cafe have that would amaze us.

The Bottom Line

Coffee cravings can be very intimidating, especially when you are a cappuccinos or lattes lover. To satisfy your cravings, Keurig adds the option for cappuccinos and lattes to the basic brewing coffee brewer to make it open to every kind of coffee lover out there. Keurig k-cafe allows its user to have the luxury of a strong brewing option, easy latte or cappuccino making with multiple brew sizes of 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz, hot/cold brew and froth option, milk frothing feature, and last but not least easy cleaning as well. All this in one machine made delicious latte and cappuccino brewing very convenient.

Keurig K-Café Overview

Two-in-one Keurig k-cafe single-serve k-cup coffee, latte, and cappuccino maker lay out a sensible option to replace your two separate coffee and latte/cappuccino makers with this model. This coffee maker embellishes itself with a frother and cappuccinos and lattes buttons. The frother gives creamy, cloudy, and smoothy froth to level up your brews. You can froth almond milk, soy, and skim milk with it. It also gives the option of cold and hot froth, which includes one of the unique and cool features of Keurig k-cafe.

In brewing coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos, you can use any k-cup pods. Also, Keurig, my k-cup universal reusable coffee filter, is suitable for brewing your coffee grounds. Various brew sizes, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz, are also available from coffee brewing. In Addition, to brew sizes, coffee SHOTs are also there for special drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. 

Strong button avail in brewing a strong and intense brew. You can also brew hot and cold coffee, iced latte, and cappuccinos with this brewer. A large, removable water reservoir of 60 oz is also attached to the brewer side for fewer refilling retakes. It has a handle on it for easy refill and holds.

Another convenience is its smart start, which allows a smooth and straightforward brewing process; in other words, you dont have to wait for the machine to warm up the water then you can select the brew size. The frother is very easy to clean and is dishwasher safe as well. This m also reminds you of the correct time for descaling, which is an important process in brewer maintenance. 

Further, its auto-off feature after 2 hours when not in use is helpful in electricity conservation. Keurig k-cafe can accommodate a 6.2″ tall mug size; if the drip tray is removed, then a 7.2″. The drip tray’ top rack is dishwasher safe and can hold spillage of about 8 oz.

Pros

Cons

👍 The stronger brew option works well

👎 Small size frother

👍 Compatibility with all K-Cups & reusable filter

👎 Large footprint

👍 Cold setting option

👎 Problems occur with forth working sometimes

👍 Expresso shots.

👎 No pre-setting timer or clock 

👍 Milk frother (can froth almond, skim, and soy milk)

👎 Rust probability is there for the frother

👍 Dishwasher-safe drip tray rack and frother

👎 Built-in cleaning feature absence

👍 Descaling reminder

👎 Poor quality plastic is used in machines, especially in the water reservoir

👍 Auto-off feature

👍 Custom cup sizes

👍 Amazing brew tastes every time

Keurig K-Café Features

FeaturesSpecs
STRONG BREWIntensify strength and boldness
COFFEE SHOT FOR SPECIALTY DRINKSSHOT button for brewing a concentrated shot of coffee
LARGE 60oz WATER RESERVOIRBrew 6 cups; removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
COMPATIBILITY WITH THE MY K-CUP UNIVERSAL REUSABLE COFFEE FILTERBrew your ground coffee (sold separately).
COFFEE, LATTES & CAPPUCCINOSUse any K-Cup pod for brewing coffee.
CUP SIZES6, 8, 10, and 12oz.
DISHWASHER SAFE FROTHERFroth fresh almond, soy, skim milk, and froth cold milk.
BREWER MAINTENANCE REMINDERAlerts the descaling time.
SMART STARTStraightforward start process
TRAVEL MUG FRIENDLYAccommodates travel mugs up to 7.2” tall 
ENERGY EFFICIENTautomatically turns your brewer off 2 hours after the last brew

Keurig K-Café Specs

Dimensions12.5” H X 11.7” D X 15.3” W
Travel mug size6.2” with drip tray on7.2” with drip tray off
Height with open handle16.7” H
Weight10.0lbs
Cord Length30.0” 
Voltage120V

Design Appearance And Footprint

Keurig’s k-cafe foot footprint is wide; however, replacing both coffee brewer and latte and cappuccino brewer at the same time is pretty worth it with its large footprint. Keurig k-cafe, with its asymmetrical design and charcoal color, does give dull aesthetic vibes to your countertops. 

Performance

Keurig k-cafe runs smoothly, and the process is easygoing and simple. But those newly experiencing the cappuccino and latte brewer must follow the instructions first, but most commonly, the second try will be no problem. The machine works fine without any functionality problems. If taken care of properly, cleaning and descaling followed on time; it will be good to go in its performance. 

Coffee Quality

I have tried all the possible brew styles this Keurig k-cafe can provide, and I believe it works really, really good for cappuccino and lattes. It tastes exactly like the one you get from a barista. Or maybe even tastier and more satisfactory. The frother part has my heart; I often use it when I brew my coffee. The cold option for frothing is a selling point as it works great with cold lattes, plus its smoothness and creaminess enhance brew taste. Besides this, the coffee it brews is good but not praising quality. Other than that, I will rate it 9/10 for this brewer’s coffee quality.

Ease Of Use — How To Use Keurig K Cafe

Most Keurig brewers are easy to use; anyone can brew a cup of coffee and become a pro even after one try. Keurig k-cafe also lies in this category; coffee brewing is simple, short, and easy. The extra thing you have to do is cappuccinos and latte brewing but believe me; it’s not that twisted.

The frother part plays a prominent role in giving creamy, cloudy, smooth taste and consistency to your cappuccinos and lattes. You can pour almond, soy, or skim milk to the mark level and select the cold option; if you do not want the hot froth, then simply select the cappuccinos or latte button. 

Meanwhile, the shot can also be achieved easily. Insert the k-cup pod in the holder, and select the cappuccino/latte or coffee button. If the coffee button is selected, choose the brew size and click on the K button to start brewing. If you selected a cappuccino/latte button, then simply go for the K button.

When the froth is ready, and your shot has been poured. Mixed them both and relish it.

Keurig Keurig K-Café Cleaning 

Keurig k-cafe has an easy cleaning process, further aided by its dishwasher-safe parts. For instance, a drip tray and reservoir, with their removable assistance, can help drain the spillage liquid and make it easy to clean. The frother is also removable and can be cleaned easily as it is a dishwasher save. For internal machine cleaning, descaling is the best option. The machine also reminds you when is the time for your brewer to descaling.

Keurig Keurig K-Café Reset Button

Resetting comes in handy for solving minor bugs or glitches in the machine’s functioning. For resetting, all you have to do is:

  • Remove the reservoir
  • Turns off the machine
  • Take a break for about 4-5 hours.
  • After that, turn it on.
  • Put back the reservoir.
  • Here you have it again set for brewing delicious cups.
  • Or you can simultaneously select and hold the power button, 8 oz, and 10 oz cup size, for 5 seconds. The brew will actively start to function right away.

Keurig k-cafe temperature settings 

Temperature adjustment settings do not take part in the Keurig k-cafe. You cannot adjust the temperature of your brew. However, you can pour hot brew over ice for the iced beverages. Plus, the frother does have a cold option for cold milk froth.

Where Can You Find a Keurig K-Café Reusable Pod?

Keurig k-cafe reusable pods purchasing can be easily done through online shopping websites. Websites like Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Costco, and others are there for you. Just search for your desired product here in case k-cafe reusable pods, add it to your cart, confirm the order, and wait for it to deliver. 

Where Can You Find Keurig K-Cafe Manual?

Keurig k-cafe brewer does come with a quick start guide. But if you are satisfied with it or the instructions are not complete or missing, you can check out Keurig’s official website. In the other case, if you didn’t get a hold of the Keurig menu, you can check it out from this link.

What is the Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition 

Keurig k-cafe special edition, just like Keurig k-cafe, does not hesitate to provide the fantastic flavor you desire. This brewer enhances its functionality from brewing iced/hot coffee to brewing cappuccino and latte shots. The frother provided the brew shots with a cloudy, smoothing taste and consistency. The brewer also includes a metal handle for good grip and a metal tray. Besides these, strong brewing options, cold frothing ability, multiple brew sizes, and descaling reminders all assist in helping yourself to brew the nicest cup for the nicest mood. 

Keurig K-Cafe Reusable Pod

Those who love coffee made from the coffee ground should not hesitate to buy Keurig k-cafe as Keurig k-cafe is completely compatible with Keurig my k-cup universal reusable filter. You can put your coffee grounds in my k-cup reusable pod and insert them into the pod holder. The remaining work is the same as when you insert a k-cup pod.

Keurig K-Cafe Filter

Keurig k-cafe water reservoir has a spot where you can clip the charcoal filter. The water charcoal filter consists of a filter holder and a charcoal filter. For the installment, you have to soak the charcoal filter in the water for about 5-10 min; after this, rinse it with clean water. Open the bottom of the filter holder, adjust the charcoal filter, and close it. Clip this combo in the water reservoir filter spot and fill the reservoir with water. There you have your filter for water purification.

Keurig K-Cafe Milk frother

A milk frother is the apex point in this brewer, especially for cappuccino and latte. Milk fother comes in two material forms; stainless steel and plastic. Both work just fine. On the inner side of the frother is a marking for latte and cappuccino and a magnetic gear for spinning. To froth your milk, you can use almond, soy, or skim milk and pour it into the frother up to the specific mark level. Then select the COLD button if you want a cold froth; if not, click on the latte or cappuccino button. After a few minutes, froth milk will be ready for your coffee shot.

Does Keurig K Cafe Make Espresso

No, keurig k-cafe does not make expresso. The reason for this it expresso requires a specific amount of pressure which Keurig-k cafe is not designed for. However, you can get a brewed shot from the k-pod or coffee ground for coffee or cappuccinos/latte making.

Can You Use All Types of K CUP POD in KEURIG K CAFE

Yes, Keurig k-cafe is compatible with all kinds of k-cup pods. It is also compatible with Keurig k-cup if you want to brew from coffee grounds.

K Cup Pods For Keurig K Cafe

All types of k-cup pods can be used in the Keurig k-cafe. And there are various k-cup pods from which you can choose whatever flavor you like. Following are the few top-rated pods flavor which you can enjoy; Green Mountain Maple Pecan, Gloria Jeans Hazelnut, Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream, Cinnabon, Green Mountain Cinnamon Sugar Cookie, Green Mountain Blueberry, Donut House Chocolate Glazed Donut, Gloria Jeans Butter Toffee, and Green Mountain Southern Pecan.

Espresso Pods For Keurig K Cafe

If you want to use expresso pods in Keurig k-cafe, then the following are two very famous pod flavors if you want to brew espresso.

Cafe Bustelo Espresso Style

Cafe Bustelo Espresso Style pods are made of dark Arabica roasted coffee beans. Perfect for those who love smooth yet bolder tones for their brew. 

Timothy’s Rainforest Espresso

It has a very dark roasted nature-persuasive taste and aroma. A combo of intensified sweetness and delicate acidic notes it owns would be perfect for those who love fruity, caramelly, and toasty notes.

Keurig K-Café Price and Availability

Keurig K-Duo AvailabilityPrice
Costco$199.99
Amazon$189.99
Bed Bath & Beyond$199.99
Target$169.99
Walmart$194.88
Wayfair$211.95
Kohl’s$139.99
Best Buy$189.99

Compare Keurig K-Café with other Keurig Coffee Makers

Product

Image

Temperature Control

yes

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

Strength Control

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

Carafe Type / Heating Plate

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no


Glass Carafe &

Heating Plate

no


Glass Carafe &

Heating Plate

Single Serve Coffee

4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup


Add Fresh Water

each time

6 - 10 oz.


4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10, 12 oz

6, 8, 10, 12 oz

8, 10, 12 oz

6, 8 & 10 oz.

Add Fresh Water

each time

6 - 10 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

6, 8, 10 & 12 oz.

Iced Setting

yes

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

yes

no

no

no

Drip Coffee

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no


6, 8, 10, 12 Cups

no


6, 8, 10, 12 Cups

Lattes & Cappucinos

no

no

no

no

2 oz shot

Latte & Capp

no

no

no

no

no

2 oz shot

Latte & Capp

no


Auto On

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

yes

yes

no

no

no

Fits Travel Mug

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Colors

Silver

Black, Studio Gray, Oasis

Brushed Silver, Brushed Slate, Brushed Gold

Black, Vintage Red, Matte White, Matte Navy, Oasis, Sandstone

Nickel

Matte Black

Black, Rhubarb

Black, Cardinal Red, Evening Teal, Studio Gray

Black, Gray

Black

Charcoal

Black

Froths Milk

no

no

no

no

Hot & Cold Froth

no

no

no

no

no

Hot & Cold Froth

no

Multi-Position Water Reservoir

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

Water Reservoir Capacity

78 oz.

removable

Add fresh water each time

78 oz.

removable

52 oz

removable

60 oz

removable

Add fresh water each time

48 oz

removable

Add fresh water each time

66 oz.

removable

dual position

60 oz

removable

60 oz

removable

60 oz

removable

Energy Saver Auto Off

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

High Altitude Setting

yes

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

Display Screen

Button Controls

yes

yes

no

no

no

no

no

Button Controls

yes

no

yes

Box Includes

no

no

no

no

Dishwasher-safe

Milk Frother Cup

no

no

Pod Storage

no

12-cup Glass Carafe

Dishwasher-safe

Milk Frother Cup

12-cup Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe

Gold Tone Mesh Filter

Water Filter Starter Kit

Digital Clock

no

no

yes

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

no

yes

MultiStream Technology

yes

no

no

no

no

yes

no

no

yes

no

no

no

Product Dimensions

12.2” H x 8.3” W x 13.3” D

12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D

13.1” H x 9.9” W x 12.7” D

12.5" H x 9.2" W x 11.6" D

12.5” H X 15.3” W X 11.7” D

12.14” H x 4.76” W x 15.2” D

13.0" H x 9.8" W x 13.3" D

12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D

12.15” H x 7.85” W x 12.02” L (water reservoir on side), 12.15” H x 6.36” W x 15.11” L (water reservoir on rear)

12.92” H x 10.94” W x12.76” D

12.5” H X 15.3” W X 11.7” D

14.19” H x 8.2” W x 11.7” D

Price

Is Keurig K-Café for You?

Keurig k-cafe, with its cappuccino/ latte feature and an excellent frother, does serve a delicious cup of coffee. But first, let’s compare it with other Keurig versions to know about Keurig K-cafe is for you or not.

Keurig k-cafe and Keurig k-cafe special edition are perfect for serving milk-based drinks or a basic coffee. The only different thing is the quality. If you are looking for a sturdy material with less delicacy and longevity, then Keurig k-cafe special edition is best. It has a beautiful nickel-colored finish, a metal handle for a better grip, and a metal drip tray. Otherwise, the Keurig k-cafe has a plastic drip tray and a handle. For their similarities, both have a large water reservoir of 60 oz, a strong brewing option, cold frothing ability, compatibility with all k-cups, and a removable reservoir and drip tray.

Next, we have on our list are Keurig k-cafe and k-cafe essentials. Let’s get into their differences first. The frother is different in each version. The k-cafe fother is made of stainless steel and easy to clean. The essentials have a long cylindrical shape frother which takes an effort to clean due to the electrical bottom (where water should be avoided). Keurig k-cafe can brew 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz cup sizes, while essentials don’t have the 6oz option. The essential version can only froth hot; the k-cafe can froth both hot and cold. The footprint of Keurig k-cafe essential is smaller than k-cafe. Essentials have 42 oz reservoir capacity while k-cafe has 60 oz.

For the similarities, both can brew latte and cappuccinos, have a strong brewing button, brew a shot, a frother, and a descaling light.

Both Keurig k-cafe and k-cafe C are mostly similar to each other. Both can brew cappuccinos, lattes, and coffee, have a strong button, froth hot and cold, 60 oz water reservoirs, and brew cups of 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. Their differences are; that Keurig k-cafe has a charcoal color while Keurig k-cafe C has nickel finishing. The C version has a metal handle and drip tray, while the k-cafe has a plastic handle and drip tray. 

Let’s see which one falls on your requirements:

  1. Keurig k-cafe will be best if you are looking for a large reservoir, frother with cod and hot option, brew multiple cup sizes, a strong brew option, and can brew cappuccinos, lattes, and coffee.
  2. Keurig k-cafe special edition is best if you want longevity in the brew. Other qualities are the same as the Keurig k-cafe no difference besides the metal handle and drip tray.
  3. Keurig k-cafe C meets the requirements of the metal handle and drip tray, large reservoir, strong brew, cold and hot froth, cappuccinos, lattes, and coffee brewing with multiple brew cup sizes of 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz, and a nickel color finishing.
  4. Keurig k-cafe essentials include brew sizes of 8, 10, or 12 oz, a reservoir of 42 oz, can only forth hot, small footprint, and brew coffee lattes and cappuccinos. If your requirements are these, then go for Keurig k-cafe essentials.

Keurig K Cafe Vs K Elite

Keurig k-cafe and keurig k-Elite both are one of top rated keurig brewers. Let’s get on their similarities first. Both models have a strong brewing button for intense and bold coffee, are compatible with k-cup pods and ground coffee (my k-cup universal reusable filter), saving mode which automatically turns the brewer off after some time when not in use, a removable drip tray, and a smart start feature.

For the difference, Keurig k-cafe has a 60 oz water reservoir while elite has 70 oz. Capacity. Keurig k-cafe can brew 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz cup sizes. At the same time, Keurig k-Elite can also brew 4 oz sizes in addition to 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. a shot button is included in the k-cafe, especially for cappuccinos and lattes; elite lacks this feature. A frother is also a part of Keurig k-cafe and not of K-elite. Keurig k-Elite has a separate hot water button for pouring hot water, while k-cafe lacks this button but can pour hot water when there is no pod in the pod holder. Temperature control also resides in k-elite, not in k-cafe.

Keurig K Cafe Vs. Ninja Coffee Bar

In going Keurig k-cafe versus ninja coffee bar, here are the differences we have seen; ninja coffee bar has many brew settings, which makes it a little hard to use, while Keurig k-cafe has fewer steps in serving a coffee cup. Ninja coffee bar has options like; ice option, strong brew, cup and carafe sizes, Auto-IQ system, warm button, and indicators signs. Keurig k-cafe has a strong button, not the iced button, but you can still make iced coffee with it, brew sizes, and a shot button.

Ninja coffee bar owns a 50 oz water reservoir while k-cafe has 60 oz. Both are removable. The milk frother is added in the coffee ninja bar and k-cafe, but the ninja coffee bar has an automatic frother. A glass carafe; is included in the ninja coffee bar and is not in the k-cafe. 

Keurig K Cafe Vs Nespresso Vertuo

Keurig and Nespresso are the dominant leading brands for high-quality brewers. For now lets compare from keurig side the keurig k-cafe brewer and Nesspresso Vertuo from Nesspresso side. Quality-wise, we see Nespresso serves a divine quality brew due to its capsule feature, while Keurig k-cafe quality is also very good but slightly less than Vertuo. Both models are pretty easy to use, and they are compact and durable. Nespresso Veruo is a little more expensive than the k-cafe model.

Do NOT Buy If

Let’s look into the side which may not be compatible with you, so don’t buy it. First, Keurig k-cafe does provide you with a cup of coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos, but if you want to go for large servings, then it will not be a good mode for it; you have to look for a brewer than has a carafe it in. 

This machine has a large footprint which takes up more space on your countertop. So be aware before buying it. If you want a brewer which can brew a fully absorbed coffee essence and taste, then go for Keurig k-supreme version for its multistream technology will surely satisfy your need. Keurig k-cafe has a frother with it; if you dont need it, then go for a simple version like Keurig k-elite (elite has a smaller footprint than k-cafe, so space saving will also be there).

Important FAQs

Is Keurig K Cafe worth it?

Well, having the ease for making the exact barista vibe cappuccino and latte and doubting “is it worth it” seems a mismatch here. With Keurig K-cafe, you can brew coffee plus coffee shots for cappuccino and lattes with multiple brew sizes and intense flavors. A frother that can froth both cold and hot; how cool is that, as many brewers don’t come with a cold frothy option. Yeah, it’s worth it, peeps.

Are there 2 different Keurig K Cafe?

Yes, besides keurig k-cafe there are keurig k-cafe essentials and k-cafe special edition. In the taste and ease scenario, both are perfect. Feature-wise, they very minutely differ from each other. 

How long does a Keurig K Cafe last?

The average life span of Keurig brewers is 4-5 years, but it can vary depending upon its use, maintenance, and care. If taken care of properly, Keurig k-cafe will repay you with more than you invest in it.

What is the difference between the Keurig K Cafe and the Special Edition?

Keurig k-cafe and keurig k-cafe special edition dont really are different. They have the same features and taste quality. The different thing is their quality and color. Keurig k-cafe special edition is stronger and more sturdy than the k-cafe and has a nickel-colored finishing with a metal handle and a drip tray.

Can the Keurig K Cafe make regular coffee?

Yes, besides its cappuccino and latte serving ability, it can also brew a basic coffee for you. 

Are Keurig K Cups being discontinued?

Yes, k-cups are being discontinued. 

Can you use tea bags in Keurig K Cafe?

Yes, you can use tea bags in the Keurig k-cafe. Just insert your tea bag into the pod. Adjust the settings, and here you have your tea serving in your cup.

Are all Keurig pods the same size?

Yes, all Keurig pods are the same. The reason for making the same size pods is to let them fit in any Keurig brewers. Keurig brewers also have a standard fitting size for the pod and my k-cup.

What is an AK mug?

AK mug is a perfect morning coffee cup with a size ranging from 11 to 15 0z. It is made of ceramic material for keeping your coffee warm and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Does Keurig K Cafe Make Iced Coffee?

Yes, Keurig k-cafe can make iced coffee. You can pour the brew directly onto the cup of ice to get an iced coffee for yourself. 

Does Keurig K Cafe Have A Water Filter

Yes, Keurig k-cafe comes with a water filter. There is a spot where you can attach your filter kit for water purification.

Does Keurig K Cafe heat milk?

Keurig k-cafe has a cold and hot frothing option. If you want a hot milk froth, add your milk to the frother and select the cappuccino or latte button.

Maintenance and Support

Maintenance makes your brewer keep on working for a longer time. Descaling on time, cleaning the cleanable parts of the brewer, placing at even surface, etc., are included in Keurig maintenance.

For the major issue or problems, you can also call Keurig Care Service at; 1-866-901-BREW (2739).

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