This top-performing single-serve coffee maker brewed the tastiest coffee in our tests—it was consistently flavorful, full-bodied, and smooth. Its easy-to-use control panel features simple buttons that let you choose from five drink sizes (from 4 to 12 ounces) and regular, strong, or iced brews. But beware: the serving size options on the control panel are not clearly indicated by numbers (there are only pictures of cups of different heights).
The owner’s manual was clear and easy to follow, helping our testers quickly identify how to brew a cup of coffee. Of all the coffee makers we tested, the Keurig K-Elite had the largest water reservoir at 75 ounces (about nine cups of coffee) – meaning you won’t have to constantly reload. If you prefer to use your own ground coffee, there is also a reusable filter accessory which can be purchased separately.
Although our testers noted that it preheats in less than a minute and a half, if you don’t like the wait, this coffee maker has an auto-on feature that sets the exact time you want it to heat up. she lights up in the morning. (If you want even more control over starting your brew, our testers also recommend Keurig’s new K-Supreme Plus SMART Single Serve Coffee Makerwhich lets you customize your coffee and start brewing via an app on your phone.)
This model is available in brushed silver, slate and gold.
• Brew sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces
• Brew Options: Regular, strong, cold and hot water
• Water reservoir: Removable capacity of 75 ounces
• Type of coffee: K-Cup or reusable filter filled with ground coffee